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18th Sunday of the Year: B
John Chapter: 6 Verse: 24-35
Those who come to me will never be hungry; those who believe in me will never thirst
When the people saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into those boats and crossed to Capernaum to look for Jesus. When they found him on the other side, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ Jesus answered:
‘I tell you the Truth,
you are not looking for me
because you have seen the signs
but because you had all the bread you wanted to eat.
Do not work for food that cannot last,
but work for food that endures to eternal life,
the kind of food the Son of Man is offering you,
for on him the Father, God himself, has set his seal.’
Then they said to him, ‘What must we do if we are to do the works God wants?’ Jesus gave them this answer, ‘This is working for God: you must believe in the one he has sent.’ So they said, ‘What sign will you give to show us that we should believe in you? What work will you do? Our fathers had manna to eat in the desert; as scripture says: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’
‘I tell you the Truth,
it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven,
it is my Father who gives you the bread from heaven,
the true bread;
for the bread of God
is that which comes down from heaven
and gives life to the world.’
‘Sir,’ they said, ‘give us that bread always.’ Jesus answered:
‘I am the bread of life.
Those who come to me will never be hungry;
those who believe in me will never thirst.’
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Prayer to Saint Joseph
Dear Saint Joseph,
just and true, with a father’s care you raised the child Jesus,
and, with a husband’s love, you shared your life with Mary, his mother.
I entrust myself to your care and place in your hands this request of mine...
in quiet Nazareth long ago,
the Holy Spirit spoke to your heart
and you followed God’s will with wonderful faith.
In the quiet of my days, and in the hard choices I must make,
help me follow the Spirit’s guidance and believe when I cannot see.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you were already there, I embrace you and unite myself wholly to you; do not permit that I should ever be separated from you. Amen.
St. Alphonsus Maria de Ligouri (1696-1787)
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These documents also contain the Coronavirus Prayer which is currently being read at the end of our livestreamed Masses.
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