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Prayer: Food for Life

Lord, in John's Gospel we hear you say, "Do not work for food that perishes." Lord, we know the food we need for life. We do not fully understand the mystery of your becoming present to us in the Eucharist, but we struggle to believe. Your words help us to see where we need to put our energies: toward knowing ...
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Prayer: To Become Bread for the World

Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us yourself in Jesus, through the Eucharist. As we are fed by you, open our eyes to see the hungry, the lonely, and those in need of your presence. By the grace of your Spirit, may we live as the Body of Christ. With grateful hearts, we offer the gifts we have so ...
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Hear the Word by Bill Ayres: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Second Book of Kings (Chapter 4:42-44)   This reading, in which a hundred people are fed with 20 barley loaves, obviously is here because of its connection to today’s gospel passage which describes Jesus feeding thousands of people. In the Old Testament episode, a man brings the prophet Elisha ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Book of Exodus (Chapter 24:3-8)   Animal sacrifice was common among ancient religions, including Judaism. As strange as it may seem to us today, this was a major step away from human sacrifice which some of Israel’s neighbors practiced. The sprinkling of the blood of an animal was a sign of Israel’s ...
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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

“The disciples then went off, entered the city, and found it just as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover. While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, ‘Take it; this is my body.’ Then he took a ...
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Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

“Jesus said to the Jewish crowds: ‘I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.’" (John 6:51-58)   Speaking of the Eucharist, Pope Benedict XVI said, “We ourselves, with our whole being, ...
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