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August 3, 2003 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time    Cycle B
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.
Song suggestions:
Come, My Children (Dameans)  GPCOMP,
  GTR
God's Holy Mountain PMB, WCH
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
For the Healing of the Nations BB/MI,
  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