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Reading XVII Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 29, 2012
FIRST READING SECOND READING OF THE KINGS 4, 42-44
In those days came a man of Bal-Shalisha bringing in the bag the bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley and grain recent to the Lord’s prophet. Elisha said.
– Give them to people to eat.
The servant replied:
– What do I do this for a hundred people?
– Give them to people to eat. For thus says the Lord: “They shall eat and have some left.”
The servant of the people served, ate and left thereof, as the Lord had said.
Word of God
We praise you Lord
R. – You open Your hand, Lord, AND WE quench.
That all creatures praise you, Lord,
your faithful bless you;
proclaim the glory of your reign,
speak of your exploits. R –
The eyes of all look hopefully
you give them food in due season;
you open your hand,
and satisfy every living favors. R –
The Lord is righteous in all his ways,
is gracious in all his actions;
Nearby is the Lord of those who call on him,
of those who call on him sincerely. R –
READING OF THE LETTER OF PAUL TO THE EPHESIANS 4, 1-6
I, the prisoner for the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the calling to which you were called. Be humble and gentle, be sympathetic, forbearing one another with love, strive to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. One body and one Spirit, as one is the goal of hope in the vocation to which you were called. One Lord, one faith, one baptism. One God and Father of all, which is above all and through all, and is everywhere.
Word of God
We praise you Lord
HALLELUJAH Luke 7. 16
A great prophet has arisen among us: God has visited his people.
READING THE GOSPEL OF JOHN 6, 1 to 15
At that time, Jesus went to the other side of Lake Galilee (or Tiberias). Large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs to the sick. Then Jesus went up the mountain and sat there with his disciples. It was close to Easter, the feast of the Jews. Jesus raised his eyes, and seeing that many people came to Philip said:
– What we buy bread that these may eat? (I said to tempt you because he knew he was going to do).
– Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for each one would touch a piece.
One of his disciples, Andrew’s brother Simon Peter, said:
– Here is a boy with five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they among so many?
– Tell the people to sit on the floor.
There was much grass in that place. They sat: only men were about five thousand. Jesus took the loaves, said thanks, and distributed them to those who were seated, the same as they wanted the fish. When they were filled, he said to his disciples:
– Gather up the fragments left over, that nothing is wasted.
Were picked up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten.
People then saw the sign he had done, said:
– This is the Prophet if he had to come into the world.
Jesus knowing that they would take him to make him king, withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
Word of the Lord
Glory to you, Lord Jesus