Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

This past Monday, on the Liturgical Calendar, the Christmas Season ended and Ordinary Time began.  The first segment of Ordinary Time lasts through the month of February this year.  The term ordinary comes from the word ordinal meaning counted.  Thus, each of the Sundays of Ordinary Time is numbered (e.g. second, third, fourth, etc.).  During these first eight weeks of Ordinary Time, the assigned Gospel passages present stories about the public ministry of Jesus and his calling of the disciples.  On this Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Gospel passage is from John.  In it, John the Baptist points to Jesus, saying, “Behold, the Lamb of God...”  He gives testimony to the identity of Jesus and his purpose in the world: Jesus is the Son of God who will baptize with the Holy Spirit, the Lamb of God who has come to take away the sins of the world.  As we reflect upon the Gospel, let us ask ourselves: how do we give testimony to the identity of Jesus?   How do we present Christ to our world through our words and our actions?


Welcome, Knights of Columbus!  Members of Council 4232 are present for Corporate Communion this Saturday at 4:00 PM.  We are very happy to have them celebrate Eucharist with us.  We are very grateful to them for the good work they do for the Church of Saginaw, and for their generosity in providing the monthly breakfasts, helping parishes throughout our Vicariate by sharing the proceeds with the parishes.  This Sunday, our parish will benefit from the proceeds of the breakfast.


Have you installed myParishApp on your phone or tablet yet?  Would you like to learn more about how best to utilize it?  Join us Monday, January 16 at 6:30 PM or Tuesday, January 17 at 1:00 PM at the Parish Office Center.  Bring your smartphone and/or tablet with you.


Please make sure to save the parish calendar insert from the bulletin each month to keep current with meetings, etc.  Upcoming Events are no longer posted weekly in the down-sized bulletin.    


Blessings on your week!

Sister Chris Gretka, CSJ