About the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
January 21, 2024
The readings for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B invite us to be transformed by the call of Jesus. In the first reading, Jonah hears God’s call and sets off for Nineveh. The psalm asks God to show us the path he desires for us. The second reading tells us that the world as we know it is passing away. The Gospel recounts Jesus call for repentance and the call of Simon Peter and Andrew.
Daily Mass Readings for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
- First Reading – Jonah 3:1-5, 10: “So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh, according to the LORD’S bidding.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 25: “Teach me your ways, O Lord.”
- Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 7:29-31: “I tell you, brothers and sisters, the time is running out. … For the world in its present form is passing away.”
- Gospel – Mark 1:14-20: “After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
Themes for the Gospel
- Listening to God
- Answering God’s call
Resources for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
This reflection will help youth understand what they need to leave behind in order to have the freedom to follow Jesus.
This game is all about following directions. It is also about saying and doing the right thing at the right time.
God calls us all to a specific vocation. So we should pray that those being called to the priesthood will hear and answer that call.
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This game only requires some rolls of toilet paper and can be played indoors or outdoors. It works well with an evangelization theme.
Homilies and Reflections
We can respond to the call for repentance. The people of Ninevah repented when they heard Jonah’s message. And we have someone greater – Jesus Christ.
Like Jonah and the apostles, we are all called to do difficult things. Imagine what would happen if every one of us answered the call of God?