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Dear Family,

We have now left the Christmas Season behind and have entered into Ordinary Time.  Sometimes we see this time as a break until the beginning of Lent and we tend to push our celebration of Jesus’ redeeming presence among us into the background.  However, our readings for this Second Sunday of Ordinary Time pull us right out of that frame of mind.  In our First Reading, Samuel hears the gentle voice of God calling him into ministry.  At first, he does not realize that it is God calling him.  He thinks that it is Eli, the elderly high priest of Shiloh, beside whom he serves.  Eli is the one who understands that God is calling Samuel and instructs him to reply to God with the words ‘speak Lord, your servant is listening’.  Our Gospel reading today presents to us the call of the first disciples of Jesus, who are willing to leave everything behind to follow Him.  We are all called to service as baptized Christian people.  Are we asking God to speak to us?  Are we willing to take that step and offer our services to God even before He calls?  Or are we trying to hide away so that God might not call us to serve?  We need to trust in Him.  If God calls us to ministry, He will provide us with the talents and gifts we need to carry out that ministry.  Spend some time in prayer during this Ordinary Time.  Ask God what He needs you to do and then be ready to respond with a YES!

Praised Be Jesus Christ…Now and Forever!!!

Father Steve

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We, the people of St. Christopher Parish, journey to the heavenly kingdom of God our Father by following the example and service of Jesus Christ his Son, inspired daily by the Holy Spirit to lead faith-filled Christian lives.

           

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Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 AM

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