Updated weekly (Sunday 01 August 2021):
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) ““
The first reading and the Gospel are concerned with the bread of heaven. In order to sustain the Israelites as they made their way across the wilderness, escaping from the slavery of the Egyptians to reach the Promised Land, God gave them bread from heaven. Now Jesus tells their descendants that he himself is the bread from heaven, the bread of life. He will feed us with his body as we make our way to the promised land of heaven, leaving behind the slavery of sin..
This Sunday’s Liturgy (01 August 2021):
R1: Exodus 16:2-4,12-15; R2: Ephesians 4:17,20-24; G: John 6:24-35
|I am the bread of life [lyrics]||Alleluia sing to Jesus [lyrics]|
|O bread of heaven [lyrics]||Taize: Eat this bread [lyrics]|
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Bishop Terry Drainey writes: “In order to help people feel safe and secure, I strongly recommend that we maintain the wearing of masks, social distancing, the service of Stewards and the standard of sanitising the church that we have so far employed. I would suggest that even congregational singing should be mitigated by wearing masks. You will need to review and amend your risk assessments as thing develop. I therefore commend to you the help; and advice offered by health and safety personnel, who are only too willing to help you in any way. I reiterate that people will only return to our churches if they know that the are safe and secure places. +Terry
Prayer: Almighty ever-living God, only support of our human weakness, look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children who suffer because of this pandemic; relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them, welcome into your peace those who have died and, throughout this time of tribulation, grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love. Through Christ our Lord.
The Act of Spiritual Communion (please click on the image) – May we grow in appreciation of the Eucharist; may those who have lapsed from the practice of their faith return to it with conviction and gratitude. For our young people, that in a world of entertainment and distraction they may experience moments of reflection in which they can draw closer to God and discern the direction and meaning of their lives. Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.
The Pope’s Prayer Intentions for August 2021: [Link: Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network]: The Church – Let us pray for the Church, that She may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.