First Reading (1 Sam 3:3-10, 19). The prophet Samuel played a very important role in the history of Israel. Here we have the story of his call by God.

Second Reading (1 Cor 6:13-15, 17-20). St Paul tells us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, and we must use them, not for sin, but for the glory of God.

Gospel (Jn 1:35-42). Here we have St John’s account of the call of the first disciples.

The main theme of the readings is that of call and response. In the First Reading we have the call of Samuel, who played a big part in the building up of Israel. His call marked the beginning of a new era when Israel got its first kings.

The Gospel records the call of the first disciples – Andrew, John and Peter. The call of Peter is highlighted because of the important role he played in the first community. In these two readings we are dealing with a unique and specific call, a vocation.