Nineteenth Sunday of the Year B

‘I am the Living Bread come down from Heaven’ … that the Church may faithfully bring Jesus Bread of Life to the world by true preaching of the Gospel, by worship that reflects our lives of love and by our life-giving communities

                           [READER]                     JESUS, BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [Response]                   Give us that Bread always…

‘The Bread that I shall give is My Flesh, for the life of the world’ … that our world will not sacrifice more flesh on the altars of power and greed, war and terrorism: that peace rooted in justice will finally come to Afghanistan, the Middle East, Yemen, Cameroon and Central Africa and the hearts of all who resort to war and terror will be converted to peace

                           [READER]                     JESUS, BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [Response]                   Give us that Bread always…

Elijah said to the Lord, ‘I have had enough – take my life’ and the Lord fed him with  bread of hope … for all who despair of justice, despair of being heard with compassion, despair of finding safe refuge: may we be a community of hope and life-giving, healing their despairs – we pray for migrants risking their lives to find freedom, that they will be treated with humanity by our government and the governments of Europe

                           [READER]                     JESUS, BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [Response]                   Give us that Bread alw
ays…

‘Follow Christ by loving as he loved you’ … for those baptised today, and for all our children and young people that they will catch the adventure of faith in Christ, discover how deeply the Lord loves them and rejoice to love Him with their whole heart; for all young people receiving exam results at this time that they will know their value far exceeds any exam results!

                           [READER]                     JESUS, BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [Response]                   Give us that Bread always…

The Lord said to Elijah, ‘Get up and eat or the journey will be too long for you’ … may each of us come to value the Mass more day by day and take every opportunity to come and be nourished by Bread of the Word and Bread of the Eucharist – may more come to share our weekday Masses

                           [READER]                     JESUS, BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [Response]                   Give us that Bread always…

May the Broken Bread bring healing and wholeness to God’s beloved people, especially …;
for those who have died recently especially …, and all victims of Covid and poverty
for all whose anniversaries are at this time: …

                           [READER]                     JESUS, BREAD OF LIFE…
                           [Response]                   Give us that Bread always…

Mary, who gave us Jesus the Living Bread, pray with us, pray for us, bring us peace…
                                                                     HAIL MARY…

Let us pray silently for the unknown needs of all …

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