Accepting the Call of God01-14-2018Rev. Brian F. Manning
We do not realize that God, in fact, summoned the leaders of Israel in various and dramatic ways. Think about it: Moses was summoned for service from a burning bush and also Isaiah's vocation was announced in a fiery vision in the temple. In our Old Testament passage, we learn of a quiet invitation which really is within our normal way of life. From the earlier parts of the Book of Samuel, we know that Samuel's mother, Hannah, had stormed heaven for a child. God, indeed, answered her prayers and in due time she bore a son named Samuel. What Hannah could not have known was that Samuel's birth, which was so special to Hannah and everyone, was also a special gift to Israel.READ MORE
Light cleaning and dusting of Sacristies, Sanctuaries and some in the church. Schedule is two months a year with cleaning once a week.
The reader's responsibilities are to read the readings and the Gospel to the children. The presenter facilitates discussion about the readings and the Gospel with the children.