Sunday, January 23, 2022
The readings for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C focus on the call to ministry and the importance of scripture. In the first reading (Nehemiah 8:2-4A, 5-6, 8-10) Ezra the priest teaches the people and interprets the law for them. The psalm (Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15) sings “Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.” In the second reading (1 Corinthians 12:12-30) we learn that we are all parts of the same body of Christ. In the gospel (Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21) Jesus interprets the writings of Isaiah and declares his public ministry.
Topics for this weekend could include community, the sacrament of Holy Orders, the universal priesthood, and scripture study. Here are some ideas: