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Reading I: Isaiah 55:1-3
Responsorial Psalm 145:8-9, 15-16, 17-18
Reading II: Romans 8:35, 37-39
Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21

Let all who have nothing, let them come to the Lord.
(Introductory Prayers)

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THE GOSPEL

Matthew 14:13-21

But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”

Like the five thousand people you fed,
we run to your holy mountain,
 relishing your lush gifts,
filling up our
starving
souls.

You, the infinitely-more-than-enough,
with the left-over baskets,
say to us:

accept your five loaf-selves the way you are,
fix the climate crisis, stop injustice,
and feed the hungry
people.

O, with your food
we can.

Feed
us
your
 grace,
 Lord.


THE FIRST READING

Isaiah 55:1-3

All you who are thirsty, come to the water!

 O let 
all who thirst,
let them come to the water.

And let all who have nothing,
let them come to
the Lord.

Without money,
without
 price.

Why should you pay the price
except for the Lord?

give us to drink,
O Lord.

From “Come to the Water” by John Foley, SJ
©1975, 1978, 1993, John B Foley and OCP Publications.
All rights reserved

 


THE SECOND READING

Romans 8:35, 37-39

What will separate us from the love of Christ?

What can take love away from us? 

Can distance?
No, the heart grows fonder.
Can death?
Not really. God holds them near.

Christ, do not let present things, nor future things,
 not height, nor depth, nor any other creature
 separate us from your love.

Help us hold that loving grace
deep in our
hearts

Anne Osdieck
Art by Martin (Steve) Erspamer, OSB
from Religious Clip Art for the Liturgical Year (A, B, and C). This art may be reproduced only by parishes who purchase the collection in book or CD-ROM form. For more information go http://www.ltp.org