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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

SUNDAY’S READINGS

FIRST READING

Come to me heedfully,
listen, that you may have life. (Is 55:3a)

PSALM

The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs. (Ps 145)

SECOND READING

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 8:38-39)

GOSPEL

Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied. (Mt 14:19-20a)

Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD
The English translation of Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1968, 1981, 1987, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

OBSERVANCES FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 2, 2020
Sunday: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Tuesday: St. John Vianney, Priest
Wednesday: The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Thursday: The Transfiguration of the Lord
Friday: St. Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, Martyrs; St. Cajetan, Priest
Saturday: St. Dominic, Priest
Next Sunday: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

More than enough

I do not expect a high place in Heaven

REFLECT

FIRST READING

Near the end of Israel’s captivity in Babylon (597-538 BC), the prophet Isaiah spoke of the Lord’s desire to be unimaginably generous and life-giving to his people. How has the Lord been generous in gifts to you and your family?

SECOND READING

In his letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul speaks of God’s inseparable bond of love for us through Jesus Christ. In what ways does this sense of God’s love for us help you in times of stress and anxiety?

GOSPEL

In the immediate aftermath of the news of the death of John the Baptist, Matthew reports that Jesus, “moved with pity”, cured those who were sick in the crowds and fed the entire crowd of 5,000. How do you react toward others for whom you feel “pity”?

18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

(Posted Jul 28, 2020)