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18th Week: August 2-7:

 18th Week: August 2-7:

 August 2 Monday (St Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop) 

Matthew 14:13-21: 

The context: Today’s Gospel describes Jesus’ miraculous feeding of a great multitude.

18 Sunday B - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (see the Gospel)
We have been looking for food that lasts,
the true bread from heaven, Jesus himself.
Those who believe in him will never grow thirsty.
May Jesus our Lord be always
our food and drink for life,
and may he always stay with you. R/ And also with you.
Introduction by the Celebrant

19th Sunday B: I'm the Living Bread

  Michel DeVerteuil

Textual Comments
In this passage, Jesus again draws lessons about life from the feeding of the five thousand.
I remind you that all teaching of Jesus recorded in the gospels is intended to speak to experience, and we must therefore appeal to our experience to discover its truth.

18th Week, Monday, August 2

 18th Week, Monday, August 2

Numbers 11:4-15 / Matthew 14:13-21

Moses prays to God; "1 can 't carry this burden any longer.

17th Week, Saturday, July 31

 17th Week, Saturday, July 31

Leviticus 25:1, 8-17 / Matthew 14:1-12 

God orders a jubilee; "Everyone shall return to his Property. "

17th Week, Friday, July 30

  17th Week, Friday, July 30

Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37 / Matthew 13:54-58

God instructs Israel about worship; "Celebrate these feasts”

St. Martha, July 29

 St. Martha, July 29

1 John 4:7-16 / John 11:19-27 or Luke 10:38-42   

Martha was born of noble and wealthy parents, but she is still more illustrious for the hospitality she gave to Christ our Lord.

17th Week, Wednesday, July 28

 17th Week, Wednesday, July 28

Exodus 34:29-35 / Matthew 13:44-46

The face of Moses changes; The face of Moses became radiant.

17th Week, Tuesday, July 27

 17th Week, Tuesday, July 27

Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5-9, 28 / Matthew 13:36-43

Moses communicates with God; He talked to God as to another Person.

17th Week: July 26-31:

 17th Week: July 26-31:

July 26 Monday (St. Joachim & St. Ann, Parents of B.V. Mary): (Grandparents’ Day): Mt 13: 16-17: 

The Bible does not say anything about the parents of Mary.

17th Week, Monday, July 26

 17th Week, Monday, July 26

Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34 / Matthew 13:31-35

The Israelites sin gravely; They fashioned a golden calf.

17 Sunday B - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (see second reading)
We are gathered here together
by the Holy Spirit as one body,
united in one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
and one God, the Father of all.
May the Lord Jesus, who has called us together,
be always with you. R/ And also with you.
Introduction by the Celebrant
A. God Provides Food
The traditional sign in the scriptures that God loves us and cares for us is that he provides food for his people, usually bread, the staple food in much of the world. Can we believe this when so many go hungry? Let us first ask ourselves whether food is lacking or the distribution and sharing are bad. The bread of the Bible stands not only for food for the body but also for God's word, love, concern and presence. The most profound of these signs of God's care is the eucharist in which Jesus keeps giving himself as our food and drink for the road of life. Let us give thanks to the Father with Jesus this great gift.

16th Week, Saturday, July 24

 16th Week, Saturday, July 24

Exodus 24:3-8 / Matthew 13:24-30

God covenants his people; 'This is God's covenant with you.”

16th Week, Friday, July 23

 16th Week, Friday, July 23

Exodus 20:1-17 / Matthew 13:18-23

God teaches his people the Law; God delivered these commandments.   

18th Sunday B: I'm the Bread of Life

 Michel DeVerteuil
Textual Comments
In this passage, Jesus again draws lessons about life from the feeding of the five thousand.
I remind you that all teaching of Jesus recorded in the gospels is intended to speak to experience, and we must therefore appeal to our experience to discover its truth. This can be difficult with passages like these: one reason is that the language is not the kind that we use ordinarily. Some expressions – such as “eternal life,” “being drawn by the Father,” “living bread,” “flesh” – you will have to bring down to earth for yourself, applying them to what you have lived yourself.

16th Week, Thursday, July 22

 16th Week, Thursday, July 22

Exodus 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20 / Matthew 13:10-17

God manifests his presence; All the People trembled.

16th Week, Wednesday, July 21

 16th Week, Wednesday, July 21

Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15 / Matthew 13:1-9 

God feeds his people; Quail covered the camp.

16th Week: July 19-24:

 16th Week: July 19-24: 

July 19 Monday: 

The context: Since there had been many false prophets and false messiahs in the past, and since the pride and prejudice of the scribes and the Pharisees did not permit them to see the Messiah in Jesus, a “carpenter-from-Nazareth-turned-wandering-preacher,” these Jewish religious leaders demanded that Jesus show some “Messianic” signs and miracles from their list.  They would not believe that Jesus’ numerous miraculous healings were the Messianic signs foretold by their prophets.

16th Week, Tuesday, July 20

 16th Week, Tuesday, July 20

Exodus 14:21 - 15:1 / Matthew 12:46-50

God saves his people; Moses stretched out his hand.

16th Week, Monday, July 19

16th Week, Monday, July 19

Exodus 14:5-18 / Matthew 12:36-42

The people complain to Moses: "We were better off in Egypt!"

16 Sunday B - Liturgical Prayers

16 Sunday B - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (see second reading)
Jesus came to bring the good news of peace:
peace to those who are far away
and peace to you who are close-by.
May that peace be always with you. R/ And also with you.

17 Sunday B - Liturgical Prayers

 

17 Sunday B - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (see second reading)
We are gathered here together
by the Holy Spirit as one body,
united in one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
and one God, the Father of all.
May the Lord Jesus, who has called us together,
be always with you. R/ And also with you.

15th Week, Saturday, July 17

 15th Week, Saturday, July 17

Exodus 12:37-42 / Matthew 12:14-21

The Israelites leave Egypt; They went in haste without Preparation.

17th Sunday B: Give them Something to Eat

 we have gathered here to hear the message of Jesus.
Like those crowds we have gathered here to be fed from his hands.

15th Week, Friday, July 16

 15th Week, Friday, July 16

Exodus 11:10 -12:14 / Matthew 12:1-8

The Israelites celebrate the Passover; "Procure a lamb. "

15th Week, Thursday, July 15

 15th Week, Thursday, July 15

Exodus 3:13-20 / Matthew 11:28-30

What is your name? “I am who am.”

15th Week, Ordinary Time, Wednesday, July 14

 15th Week, Ordinary Time, Wednesday, July 14

Exodus 3:1-6, 9-12 / Matthew 11:25-27

God appears to Moses: The bush burned but was not consumed.

15th Week: July 12-17

July 12 Monday:

The context: Jesus declares, “I have not come to bring peace but the sword,” meaning the Messianic ministry will divide family member and the society as a whole between those who accept the ideas and ideals preached and the Master who preaches them, from those who oppose both. Jesus then concludes this great “missionary discourse” with an instruction to the twelve Apostles on the cost and the reward found in the commitment to discipleship.

15th Week, Ordinary Time, Tuesday, July 13

 15th Week, Ordinary Time, Tuesday, July 13

Exodus 2:1-15 / Matthew 11:20-24

Birth and early life of Moses; Moses fled to Midian 

15th Week, Ordinary Time, Monday, July 12

 15th Week, Ordinary Time, Monday, July 12

Exodus 1:8-14, 22 / Matthew 10:34 - 11:1

Joseph is forgotten; The Israelites became slaves.

14th Week, Ordinary Time, Saturday, July 10

14th Week, Ordinary Time, Saturday, July 10

Genesis 49:29-33; 50:15-26 / Matthew 10:24-38

Joseph's brothers fear retaliation; Joseph said, "Have no fear." 

14th Week, Ordinary Time, Friday, Jul 9

 14th Week, Ordinary Time, Friday, Jul 9

Genesis 46:1-7, 28-30 / Matthew 10:16-23

Joseph meets his father: He wept a long time in his arms.

16th Sunday B: Be a Good Shepherd

  Michel DeVerteuil 
Textual Comments
Today’s passage, like those of the last two Sundays, is an account of the ministry of Jesus and contains several messages that are important for us today. We can feel free to identify with one of the three characters in the story:
–  Jesus,
–  the apostles,
–  the crowds.
Verse 30.  Jesus highlights the contrast between two aspects of teaching:

14th Week, Ordinary Time, Thursday, July 8

 14th Week, Ordinary Time, Thursday, July 8

Genesis 44:18-21, 23-29; 45:1-5 / Matthew 10:7-15

Joseph reveals Himself: "God sent me here to save lives.”

14th Week, Ordinary Time, Wednesday, July 7

 14th Week, Ordinary Time, Wednesday, July 7

Genesis 41:55-57; 42:5-7, 17-24 / Matthew 10:1-7

Joseph tests his brothers; "Bring me your youngest brother.”

14th Week: July 5-10:

 14th Week: July 5-10:

July 5 Monday (St. Anthony Zaccaria, Priest) 

The context: Today’s Gospel is a beautiful presentation of two miracles,

14th Week, Ordinary Time, Tuesday, July 6

 14th Week, Ordinary Time, Tuesday, July 6

Genesis 32:23-33 / Matthew 32-38

Jacob gets a new name; "You shall be called Israel. 

14th Week, Ordinary Time, Monday, July 5

 14th Week, Ordinary Time, Monday, July 5

Genesis 28:10-22 / Matthew 9:18-26

Jacob has a dream; He saw the Lord.