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Reading I: Jeremiah 23:1-6
Responsorial Psalm: 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Reading II: Ephesians 2:13-18
Gospel: Mark 6:30-34


I ask the grace to be healed.


(Introductory Prayers)
 


THE GOSPEL
Mark 6:30-34

When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.

They hastened on foot from all the towns
and arrived at the place
to wait for
you.

Today
we hasten in cars and planes and computers and trains,
but we do not find the place.
Where to look?

In crowds, and deserted places?
When we are being carried;
when we carry others?

Lord, you know
that we need to find you
in all things,

in whatever we do,
wherever we
are.

Show us, please.

THE FIRST READING
Jeremiah 23:1-6

I will appoint shepherds for them who will shepherd them so that they need no loner fear and tremble.

Coffee workers in Guatemala
plead for fair prices.

24 million Africans fear death
from starvation, Aids,
Malaria.

Salvadorans
in terror
of parasites
in their water.

Hungry people
dreading empty plates.

Lord, let us be shepherds like you.
Help us do what is
right and
just.

THE SECOND READING
Ephesians 2:13-18

For he is our peace, he who made both one and broke down the dividing wall.

The dividing wall is
destroyed.

Jews and Gentiles, Catholics, Protestants,
Tree-huggers and developers,
conservatives, liberals,
men and women,

Their meeting place is
Christ,
and his word is
peace.

Get us to
come to the meeting.

Anne Osdieck


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