The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time offers tremendous readings. The two call stories are, each in its own way, classics. Luke expands the simple call story by the addition of the miracle and its consequences. It invites a personal reflection on the “why” of my own call as a disciple: what drew me originally and what continues to draw me today and every day?
The reading from 1 Corinthians 15 is necessarily truncated. It makes for a good reading before the start of Lent: the whole commemoration of the forty days and of the Triduum itself takes place in the light of our Easter faith. As observed in the notes, it is not forbidden to read the whole chapter privately!
From Ashes to Light: The Lent Readings for Prayer and Preaching
As a reminder, the flier for the Lent programme in the Pro-Cathedral is included again.
Session 1: 11.30-12.35
Session 2: 1.45-2.30
18 February: Temptation in the desert (Luke 4:1-13)
25 February: Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36)
3 March: The Parable of the Fig Tree (Luke 13:1-9)
10 March: The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32)
With best regards,
Kieran O’Mahony, OSA