Reflection
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
12th August 2018 
Taste and see that the Lord is good! 

Our reading of Chapter 6 of St. John’s Gospel, on the Bread of Life, continues today and throughout August. For the next three Sundays we also pray with Psalm 33 (34), whose invitation to taste and see God’s goodness connects directly with Jesus, our Living Bread.

Elijah, fleeing for his life to the wilderness, is convinced that he is a failure. But he is brought special food by an angel to strengthen him for the long journey ahead (First Reading).

The psalmist calls all of us, especially the humble and poor, to join him in praising God. We are invited to savour the goodness of the One who answers our call and frees us from our fears.

St. Paul reminds the Ephesians that they are beloved children of God, urging them to follow Christ in their behaviour by showing kindness and forgiveness to one another (Second Reading).

Jesus reprimands the crowd as they start to complain against him: they refuse to accept that Jesus himself is the bread that gives eternal life. Jesus reminds them that even manna did not prevent their ancestors from dying, while the bread that Jesus himself offers is his own body, given for the life of the world (Gospel).

This week, let us pray that we might be always more open to what Jesus, the Living Bread, is offering us, and take the time to taste and savour all that God gives us in our everyday lives.


Pope Francis 
Please pray for The Pope and our Shepherds.
God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Click on the link below to see this week's services and times:

 2018 08 12 Services for the Week.pdf


 

15th August: The Assumption of Our Lady

is a Holy Day of Obligation 

Masses will be as follows: 

Tuesday 14th:

7:00 pm St. Mary Magdalen's, 

Wednesday 15th: 

9:30 am at St. Oswald's, 

11:00 am at St. Teresa's, 

7:00 pm at St. Teresa's.