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August 3, 2003 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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FIRST READING: Ex. 16: 2-4, 12-15 "I will rain bread from Heaven upon you."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 78 "The Lord gave them bread from Heaven."

SECOND READING:

Eph. 4: 17, 20-24 "Put on the new man that has been created in God's image.."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Mt. 4: 4 "Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."

GOSPEL: Jn. 6: 24-35

"He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst."

FOCUS: "He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst."

"As the bread, which comes from the earth, on receiving the invocation of God, is no longer common bread but Eucharist, and is then both earthly and heavenly; so our bodies, after partaking of the Eucharist, are no longer corruptible, having the hope of the eternal resurrection." St. Irenaeus

 

REFLECTION: "It would be wrong to think that since communion with God is the supreme aim of man, it will be granted only at some later time, for instance at the end of all our labors. No, here and now it must be our constant and unceasing state. When we have no communion with God, and do not feel Him within us, we must recognize that we have turned away from our aim and from the way chosen for us." Theophane the Recluse

"I will rain bread from Heaven upon you."

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: God calls us to come to Him with love, His love draws us. He promises to fill our earthly needs and to grant us eternal life with Him in Heaven if we love like He does. God provides, if we can accept God's love.

General Intercessions:

Introduction: My brothers and sisters, God our Father is our origin and our goal; He is Who hears our prayers. Let us offer our prayers to God, whose gifts are without measure:

For Christians everywhere: that we will joyfully proclaim and live our faith in Christ the eternal gift from God;

For peace and well-being of the whole world, that God's gift to us in this life (Jesus) will lead us to salvation in the life to come;

For those who suffer from hunger, sickness, or loneliness: that the gift of Christ's presence bring them health and peace;

For our community and our families, for all of us who welcome Christ into our lives: that we receive him in the poor and suffering people of this world.

Preface: Sixth for Sundays in Ordinary Time

Introduce the breaking of the bread by referring to the this being the bread from Heaven that gives life to the world.

Prayers over the People: 18, 19, or 23

 

Faith Formation

In the gospel Jesus explains that he is the bread of life and that no one who comes to him will go hungry. We have God's promise on that. All we have to do is love Him and all His creatures. It is very hard for us to accept God's grace. We want to make it complicated, we want to feel unworthy. God wants this for us spiritually- God wants us to eat when we are hungry and drink when we are thirsty

Song suggestions:

Just a Closer Walk with Thee PMB, WW

O Bless the Lord, My Soul (Walker)

BB/MI

Children's Liturgy of the Word

After reading the gospel ask the children to think about the miracle of the loaves and fishes. Jesus took a small amount of bread and fish and fed a multitude of people. Note that Jesus didn't start from scratch but increased what was already present. As we experience God our talents are being multiplied. The saints and holy people are examples of God working though people. They are ordinary individuals who achieve extraordinary accomplishments, through the grace of God.

Suggested musical selections:GATHERING SONG:

Alive in Christ Jesus (Haas) G2-573 GC-799

All You Who Are Thirsty (Connolly) GC,

GTR, RS

Beatitudes (Dameans) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP

The Beatitudes (Lovelace) AF-11-1867

Beatitudes CBW III, WP

Blest Are the Pure in Heart CBW III,

CVH

Blest Are They (Haas) ACH, BB/MI,

CBW III, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS

Blest Are Those GTR

Come and Let Us Drink of that New River

CVH, GC, RS, WP

Come, Taste and See (Becker) BB/MI,

GP2, JS

Come to the Feast (Haugen) G2-350 GC-503

Come to Us (Cooney) GP2, GPCOMP, G2-538 GC-743

Gather Us In (Haugen) BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH,

WP

God's Holy Mountain PMB, WCH, WW

If God Is For Us (Foley) GP, GPCOMP

Lift High the Cross BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS,

WCH, WP, WW

Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Joncas)

BB/MI, GP, JS

Renew Us, Lord WCS, WW

River of Glory (Schutte) ACP, A-1002,

BB/MI, GP2, JS

Shall We Gather at the River ACH, JS

Seek First (Berthier) TAIZE II

Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands)

BB/ MI, GTR, GC

Sing Praise to Our Creator PMB, WCH,

WW

Waters of Love WCH

We Come to Your Feast (Joncas) CCH-445

G2-617 GC-850

What Is This Place (Oosterhuis) BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WP

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

Psalm 78: The Lord gave them Bread

(Guimont) CCH, G2, GC

Psalm 78: Do Not forget (Batastini) RS, WP

Psalm 78: The Lord gave them bread

(Currie) RS, WP

There Is One Lord (Alstott) BB, JS

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

Abba, Father! (Keating) PMB

Abba! Father! (Landry) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP

Be Not Afraid (Dufford) ACH, BB/MI,

CBW II, CBW III, GC, GP, GPCOMP,

GTR, JS, RS, WC, WW

Christians, Let Us Love One Another

BB/MI, CBW III, JS

Come to the Feast / Ven al Banquete

(Hurd) BB

Earthen Vessels (Foley) ACH, CBW III,

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, JS

Even Me LMGM

Flow River Flow (Hurd) BB/MI, JS

God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle GC,

RS, WP

Happy Those Who Hear the Word of God

(Norbet) ACH, BB, GP, JS, WCH

Here I Am, Lord (Chepponis) G-3292

Here I Am, Lord (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI,

CBW III, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS,

RS, WW

Here I Am, Lord (Verdi) G-3021

Jesus Lives, Thy Terrors Now CVH

Let Us Be One PMB, WCH

Lord, You Have Come (Garbarian) BB/MI,

CVH, LMGM, GC, JS, RS

O God of Loveliness PMB

Only In God (Foley) CBW III, GP,

GPCOMP

Only This I Want (Schutte) BB/MI, CBW

III, GC, GP, GPCOMP

Remember Your Love (Dameans) BB/MI,

GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, RS

Seek Ye First (Lafferty) BB/MI, CBW II,

WCH, WP

Seek Ye the Lord (Lovelace) 11-2230

We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH,

BB/MI, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH

You Have Put On Christ (Hansen) BB/MI

Yours Is the Kingdom (Miffleton) WCH

COMMUNION:

All You Who Are Thirsty (Connolly) GC,

GTR, RS

Bless the Feast (Hansen) BB/MI

Bread, Blessed and Broken (Lynch)

BB/MI, GP

Bread of Life (Cooney) GPCOMP

Bread of Life (Farrell) BB/MI, CBW III,

GC, JS

Bread of Life, Hope of the World G2-590,

GC-821

Bread to Share (Haugen) RS

Eat This Bread (Berthier) BB/MI, CBW

III, GC, GTR, GPCOMP, RS, WP, WW

Gift of Finest Wheat Kreutz) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, CBW III, CVH,

GPCOMP, JS, PMB, WCH, WP

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, GC, GPCOMP, GTR,

JS, WCH, WP

I Come With Joy CBW III, GC, RS,

WOV, WCH, WP

I Come with Joy (Lovelace) 11-1697

I Want Jesus to Walk with Me (Spiritual)

312-10269

Let Us Break Bread Together ACH,

GPCOMP, HL-402-12104, PMB, WCH,

WP

Now in This Banquet (Haugen) GTR,

G-2918, G2-600, GC-833

Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless

ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GC, JS, WCH, WP

Taste and See (Haugen) GTR

Taste and See (Kreutz) BB/MI

Taste and See (Moore) GC, GPCOMP,

GTR, WCH

Take and Eat this Bread (O'Brien) G2-606

The Lord Is My True Shepherd (Ps. 23)

(Lindusky) PMB

The Lord Is My True Shepherd (Ps. 23)

(Westendorf) BB/MI, PMB, WCH

The Lord Is My True Shepherd BB/MI

You Have Put On Christ (Dean) BB/MI,

GP2, JS

SONG OF PRAISE:

Come and Let Us Drink of That New

River RS-902 W3-723

Come to the Water (Foley) BB/MI, CBW

III, GC, GPCOMP, GP, GTR, JS

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

(Joncas) BB/MI, GPCOMP, GC, GTR

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

(Walker) BB/MI, JS

We Praise You (Dameans) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR, GC

CLOSING SONG:

Bring Forth the Kingdom (Haugen)

GC, GTR, RS

Canticle of the Sun (Haugen) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, GC, GPCOMP, GTR,

RS, WCH

Christ Is Alive CBW III, CVH, GTR,

PMB, RS, WP

Father, We Thank Thee CBW III, CVH,

PMB, WP, WW

For the Healing of the Nations RS, WP

Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)

BB/MI, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS,

RS

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You BB/MI,

CBW III, GC, GPCOMP, JS, RS, WP

Look Beyond (Ducote) BB/MI, GP,

GTR, GPCOMP, YPGP

O Bless the Lord (Michaels) BB/MI,

CBW III, JS

O Blessed Are Those (Inwood) BB/MI,

GTR

Praise to the Lord ACH, BB, CBW III,

CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WP

Sent Forth by God's Blessing BB/MI,

PMB, WP

Sing a Joyful Song (Farrell) BB/MI, GP

Tell Out, My Soul BB/MI,CBW III,

WP

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy BB/MI, CVH, GC, JS, RS, WP

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