Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Repent and believe
Reading I: Jonah 3:1–5, 10 (conversion of Nineveh)
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 7:29–31 (encouragement within a hostile world)
Gospel: Mark 1:14–20 (call of the first disciples)
Key Passage: Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” (Mark 1:14–15)
Adult: What part of your life is Jesus calling you to change right now?
Child: In what way do you think you can be a better follower of Jesus?

Second Sunday in Ordinary, Year B

Time Come and see
Reading I: 1 Samuel 3:3–10, 19 (revelation to Samuel)
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 6:13–15, 17–20 (against sexual immorality)
Gospel: John 1:35–42 (the first disciples)
Key Passage: They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. (John 1:38b–39)
Adult: What qualities do you have that would cause others to recognize you as a disciple of Jesus?
Child: What does it take to be a follower of Jesus?
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Unexpected gifts
Reading I: Isaiah 60:1–6 (glory of the new Zion)
Reading II: Ephesians 3:2–3, 5–6 (commission to preach God’s plan)
Gospel: Matthew 2:1–12 (the visit of the magi)
Key Passage: On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother. (Matthew 2:10)
Adult: When have you found the presence of Christ in an unexpected place?
Child: Where and in whom will you look for Jesus this week?
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Holy Family

Reading I: Sirach 3:2–6, 12–14 (duties toward parents)
Reading II: Colossians 3:12–21 (the practice of virtues; the Christian family)
Gospel: Luke 2:22–40 (circumcision of Jesus; presentation in the temple)
Key Passage: As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. (Colossians 3:12)
Adult: How do your family members know that you are a compassionate person?
Child: What family member needs your compassion and kindness right now?
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