Order of Mass: Sunday in Ordinary Time Week XVIII. Cycle B. August 5, 2012

Posted on 3 agosto, 2012


Order of Mass: Sunday in Ordinary Time Week XVIII. Cycle B. August 5, 2012
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lord’s Day

O God, come to my aid
Not by bread alone does man live

Entrance Antiphon

God, come to my aid, Lord, make haste to help. You are my help and my salvation, Lord, do not delay.
Gloria is said.
Opening Prayer
Let us pray:
Lord, you are our creator and who lovingly have our whole life, renew us after the image of your Son, help us to always keep your grace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ …

First Reading
Reading the Book of Exodus
(16, 2-4. 12-15)

In those days, the whole community of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, saying:
“I wish we had died at the hands of the Lord in Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate bread to the full. You have brought us to this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger. ”
Then the Lord said to Moses:
“I’ll make it rain bread from heaven. Let the people go every day to pick what you need, because I want to try if you save my law or not. I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Tell them from me:
‘In the evening you will eat meat in the morning and be filled with bread, so they know that I am the Lord your God.’ ”
That afternoon, a flock of quail covered the camp. The next morning he had around a layer of dew on evaporation left the ground covered with a kind of white powder like frost. Seeing that, the Israelites asked one another:
“What is this?” Because they did not know what it was. Moses said: “This is the bread which the Lord gives to food.”

Word of God.
Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 77

R.The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

What we have heard and know the Lord’s power and glory, as we have told our parents, our children will hear it from our mouths.

R.The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

A commanded the clouds from the top to open the floodgates of heaven rained manna upon his people, sent celestial wheat as food.

R.The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

This man ate the bread of angels, God gave him plenty to eat and then took them to the earth and the mountain conquer his right hand.

R.The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

Second Reading

Reading the letter from the Apostle
Paul to the Ephesians
(4, 17. 20-24)

Declare and testify in the Lord, that you should not live like the pagans who come under the futility of their criteria. This is not what you have learned of Christ, have heard of him and he has been indoctrinated, according to the truth of Jesus.
The taught to abandon their former way of life, that old self, corrupted by desires for pleasure.
Let the Spirit renew your mind and put on the new self, created in the image of God, in righteousness and holiness of truth.

Word of God.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia.
Not by bread alone does man live but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

Gospel † From the Gospel
according to John (6, 24-35)
Glory to you, Lord.

At that time, when people saw that in that part of the lake were not Jesus nor his disciples, they embarked and went to Capernaum to look for Jesus.
When found on the other side of the lake, they asked:
“Teacher, when you get here?”
Jesus replied:
“I assure you I have seen are looking for miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Do not work for food that perishes but for food that endures for eternal life and give them the Son of man, for on Him, God the Father has set his seal. ”
They said:
“What we need to carry out the works of God?”
Jesus answered:
“God’s work that you believe in him whom he has sent.” Then people asked Jesus:
“What sign are you going to do you, to believe you can see it and what are your works? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven. ”
Jesus replied:
“I assure you it was not Moses who gave them bread from heaven, but my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. ”
Then he said:
“Lord, give us this bread always.”
Jesus replied:
“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never hunger and he that believeth in me shall never thirst. “

Word of the Lord.

Glory to you, Lord Jesus.

The first reading of Exodus reminds us that the desert is the lack of everything. Anyone comes once in a while its desert: the critical situation which seems not to help find solutions to survive this critical situation. The people of Israel was very helpful to have to be in the desert where everything is lacking, so he could experience the marvelous way that God has to help those who trust in Him. In the desert God’s people learn to experience the condition of “poor” from “in need of everything” of God’s help. This will help to grow your faith and hope in the miraculous aid. The Sinai Peninsula is a shrub called “tamarisk.” It produces honeydew that drips from the leaves to the ground. On the cold night solidifies and has to be collected early in the morning before the sun melts. Was this what God gave his people, multiplying course, so prodigious? The truth is that the Israelites always considered the appearance of this food as a demonstration of the miraculous intervention on behalf of his people. They called it “manna” to eat because children ask, “What is this?,” Which in their language says, “Man-ah?”. It is also called the Psalms “bread from heaven” (Ps 78) and the book of Wisdom says, “knew what everyone wanted to know” (Sab16, 20). Jesus says that the True Bread come down from heaven will be his body and blood. So this miraculous manna in the desert was a symbol and reminder of what God would do later with his chosen, giving as food the body of her divine Son.

Continued the second reading of the letter to the Ephesians calls on believers to stop renewing by the Holy Spirit and move from one mode of action is not worthy of human beings, a mode of action worthy of one who has faith in Christ. Calls to abandon our former sinful life style and march forward with a new way of Christian life. It invites us not be guided by this “emptiness of criteria.” In these few verses continues the call to seek unity and to live a decent Christian life, guided and based on a true knowledge of Christ. Paul develops this argument by playing with the antithesis of the old man and man again (Col 3.9-10, 1 Cor 5.7 to 8). Choose the news, the new, is to choose Christ. This means breaking with the old man of sin, the sin of the world, to be willing to continual renewal in the Spirit, to live in justice and holiness and be fair and straight. This text is a clear response to those who think that Christianity is simply a thing of the past.

Today’s Gospel of John, the bread of life discourse, unfolds in three successive logical statements, and the first to present this text is the real or true “bread from heaven” is not the manna given by Moses once Contrary to what people thought (31). It is literally the bread that came down from heaven. God, not Moses, who gives this bread (v. 32). Jesus has made signs to reveal the meaning of person (last Sunday), but people have understood only in the line of their material needs (6,26.12). Jesus wanted to bring to the understanding of his person, because only through faith can understand who he is and only then can be donated to them as food: but to do this you need to work or seek for a food and a life not are completed and that are gifts of the Son of man (v.27). The Jews immediately think works (v.28, Rm 9.31 to 32), but Jesus replies that only a work must meet: to believe in him (v. 29, Rom 3.28), recognize their need for it, as have need of food material. Considering the large demand of Jesus is what they ask for a demonstration of making a sign that says that at least compare with those made by Moses (vv. 30-31), for those that just made (6.2 ) are not considered sufficient. Jesus replies that it is more than Moses, for in him (Christ) is made the gift of God that does not perish. Your bread can be collected (6.13), the manna rotted (Ex 16:20).

“I am the bread of life” is a formula of extraordinary strength, similar to those which only could be attributed to Jesus: “I am the light of the world” “I am the good shepherd” who comes to Jesus will not hunger or thirst, no need for other sources of joy to satiate their desires and aspirations. Jesus is the source of balance and joy, a source of tranquility and peace. Jesus is the foundation of the donation and the life that God makes the human being. In Jesus Christ, God is completely in favor of human beings, so that he opens his vital communion, salvation and love, and to an extent that God wants to be next to the human being who is given and communicates without reserve. In communion with the developer-Christ calms both hunger and thirst for life that stir the human being.

For the life review

– Is our faith able to detect the presence of God in large and small events of our existence?.
– Our hearts seek happiness but where we often do: passengers on the crumbs offered by the world or the bread of eternal life?.
– Am I looking for more of the material bread that the bread that leads to eternity?

Creed is said.
Prayer of the Faithful


Let the Spirit renews our minds, and, clothed in his grace, we pray with confidence to the Father saying:
See and hear your Son.

For anyone missing the bread of the Word of God and the food of His Body and Blood.
Pray with faith.

See and hear your Son
For the People of God to be always accompanied by shepherds who embody the mercy and goodness of God.

Pray with faith.

See and hear your Son.
To make every effort to ensure an order of justice, peace and coexistence to a successful end.


Pray with faith.
See and hear your Son.

That missionaries, theologians, catechists and all those who preach the Word of God evangelical criteria do not make sense to people.
Pray with faith.
See and hear your Son.

For those who are slaves of vice and sin is no longer transformed by the grace and Christ dwell in your hearts.
Pray with faith.

See and hear your Son.
For Jesus, the Bread of Life, is the food of our faith and strength that drives us to be supportive, generous and selfless.

Pray with faith.
See and hear your Son.

Look at your Son, who gave his life for love, and hears the prayers that you have addressed your name, He who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Prayer over the Gifts

Sanctify, O Lord, these gifts and through the sacrifice of your Son, our whole life becomes a continual offering.
Through Christ our Lord.

Sunday Preface VIII

The Church is unified in the
link of the Trinity
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Thank the Lord our God.
It is right and necessary.
It is truly right and necessary, it is our duty and salvation give thanks always and everywhere, Lord, Holy Father, Almighty and eternal God.
Well wanted to reunite with the blood of your Son and the Holy Spirit, the children dispersed by sin, and thus your Church, unified Trinitarian image of your drive, appear before the world as Christ’s body and Temple of the Spirit, to the praise of your infinite wisdom.
So, together with the angelic choirs, praise you in joy:
Holy, Holy, Holy …

Communion Antiphon
We have sent Lord, bread of heaven which contains in itself all delight and satisfy all tastes.

Prayer after Communion
Let us pray:
Protect, O Lord, who continually renew and you strengthen it with this Eucharist and make them worthy of eternal salvation.
Through Christ our Lord.

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