This Week's Sunday Mass

January 19, 2020: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Presider: Fr. Brian Walker, O.P.
Parish: Dominican Friars
Choir: Divine Mercy

TEXT FROM THE GOSPEL AND HOMILY

The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.

A proclamation of the Holy Gospel according to St. John. Glory to you o Lord.

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, 'A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.' I did not know him, but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel." John testified further saying, "I saw the spirit come down like a dove from heaven and remain upon him. I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'On whomever you see the spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy spirit.' Now I have seen and testified that he is the son of God.

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Last week we celebrated the feast of the baptism of the Lord. Just seems like the other day, doesn't it?! We talked about the fact that Jesus didn't need to be baptized but that it was a sign of greater things to come. He was recognized as the chosen one of God. In the gospel today we see that this recognition is brought to light in many ways. Jesus' own cousin, John, the baptizer, understands that Jesus is the chosen one. He is probably a little surprised to find that this Jesus is God's choice. When Jesus returns to the Jordan, John tells his followers who Jesus is and he proclaims him as the lamb of God. He testifies to what he has seen and heard. We are living in times when we have to testify to what we have seen and heard from God. It may seem as if it's nothing but when you think about how you have been blessed merely by God in waking up this morning you know that you need to testify to God's greatness and goodness. You have been baptized and you claim to be a follower of Jesus so tell his good news to others, live your Christian commitment by what you say and do so that others may see his blessings in you. Amen.
Entrance: He Is Exalted
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Psalm 40: Here I Am, Lord
Text: Psalm 40:2 and 4, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10; Rory Cooney, © 1971, 1991, North American Liturgy Resources; refrain trans. © 1969, ICEL
Music: Rory Cooney, © 1971, 1991, North American Liturgy Resources
Published by OCP

Preparation: You Are the Voice
Text: David Haas, b. 1957
Tune: Davie Haas, b. 1957; acc. by Jeanne Cotter, b. 1964
© 1983, 1987, GIA Publications, Inc.

Communion: Behold the Lamb
Text: Martin Willett, b. 1960
Tune: Martin Willett, b. 1960; acc. by Craig S. Kingsbury, b. 1952
© 1984, OCP

Sending Forth: We Are The Light of the World
Text: Matthew 5:3-11, 14-16; Jean A. Greif, 1898-1981
Tune: Jean A. Greif, 1898-1981
© 1966, Vernacular Hymns Publishing Co.

Mass Setting: Mass of Angels and Saints
Text: ICEL © 2010
Music: Mass of the Angels and Saints, Steven R. Janco, © 1996, 2010, GIA Publications, Inc.

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