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Liturgical Leaflet for an Active Participation in the Celebration of the Eucharist

5 August 2018 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B


reach out for the stars!

W hen faced with serious material and physical prob-

lems, we instinctively turn to God to complain, to
seek help, to plead, to bargain, or to seek pardon
and mercy. In our short-sightedness we often fail to realize that
many times, we are much too concerned about material things
and have all but forgotten our spiritual needs. This is one of the
reasons why St. Paul today admonishes us to shed off “the old
self” and to put on “the new self” – the person whose priori-
ties are determined by the values of the Kingdom. Jesus, in the
Gospel, teaches us to set our hearts not on material food, but
on the food that gives eternal life.
Today as we celebrate Parish Priest’s Sunday, we are also
invited to grow in the appreciation of all the good that parish
priests do for their flocks. Let us take this opportunity to show
our gratitude to our parish priest and his assistants for being
instruments of God’s care for us. Let us pray that they may be inspired by their patron saint, John
Mary Vianney.

All –Lord, have mercy! Lord Jesus Christ, Only Be-

P –Lord Jesus, you admonish gotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of
us to work for the food that God, Son of the Father, you take
endures for eternal life. away the sins of the world, have
Entrance Antiphon Christ, have mercy! mercy on us; you take away the
(To be recited only when no Entrance All –Christ, have mercy! sins of the world, receive our
Hymn is sung.) prayer; you are seated at the right
O God, come to my assis- P –Lord Jesus, you give life to
the world. hand of the Father, have mercy
tance; O Lord, make haste to on us. For you alone are the Holy
help me! You are my rescuer, Lord, have mercy!
my help; O Lord, do not delay. All –Lord, have mercy! One, you alone are the Lord, you
alone are the Most High, Jesus
Greeting P –May almighty God have Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
P –Blessed be Jesus, the great mercy on us, forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life. in the glory of God the Father.
Prophet of the Father. May his Amen!
grace be with you all! All – Amen!
All – And with your spirit! Collect (Opening Prayer)
Penitential Act All – Glory to God in the high- P –Draw near to your servants,
P –As we prepare ourselves est, and on earth peace to people O Lord, and answer their prayers
to celebrate the sacred myster- of good will. We praise you, with unceasing kindness, that,
ies, let us call to mind our sins. we bless you, we adore you, we for those who glory in you as
(Pause) glorify you, we give you thanks their Creator and guide, you may
P –Lord Jesus, you are the true for your great glory, Lord God, restore what you have created
bread from heaven. Lord, heavenly King, O God, al- and keep safe what you have re-
have mercy! mighty Father. stored.
Through our Lord Jesus Responsorial Psalm Ps 78 Gospel Acclamation
Christ, your Son, who lives and R –The Lord gave them bread All – Alleluia! Alleluia!
reigns with you in the unity of from heaven! One does not live on bread
the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever alone, but on every word
and ever. R. M. Velez
that comes forth from the
All – Amen!  G D
  
mouth of God!
2 

4 Alleluia! Alleluia!
The Lord gave them bread Gospel Jn 6:24-35
 G The Lord gave manna, the
1st Reading Ex 16:2-4.12-15     bread from heaven, to the Isra-
elites as they traveled through
As the Israelites felt the from hea --- ven!
the desert. To those who believe
hardness of desert life, they in him, Jesus promises the true
grumble against Moses and Aar- * What we have heard and bread from heaven, the Bread of
on. This passage narrates how know, and what our fathers Life, that is himself.
God provided for their needs have declared to us, we will
by sending them quail and the declare to the generation to P –The Lord be with you!
mysterious food called “manna,” come, the glorious deeds of the All –And with your spirit!
which foreshadows the Eucha- Lord and his strength and the P – A proclamation from the
rist. wonders that he wrought. R. holy Gospel according to
R –A proclamation from the * He commanded the skies All – Glory to you, O Lord!
Book of Exodus above and opened the doors of
The whole Israelite com- When the crowd saw that
heaven; he rained manna upon
munity grumbled against Moses neither Jesus nor his disciples
them for food and gave them
and Aaron. The Israelites said to were there, they themselves got
heavenly bread. R.
them, “Would that we had died into boats and came to Caper-
* Man ate the bread of an- naum looking for Jesus. And
at the Lord’s hand in the land
gels, food he sent them in abun- when they found him across
of Egypt, as we sat by our flesh-
dance. And he brought them to the sea they said to him, “Rab-
pots and ate our fill of bread!
his holy land, to the mountains bi, when did you get here?”
But you had to lead us into
his right hand had won. R. Jesus answered them and said,
this desert to make the whole
“Amen, amen, I say to you, you
community die of famine!” are looking for me not because
Then the Lord said to Mo- 2nd Reading Eph 4:17.20-24
In this brief passage, you saw signs but because you
ses, “I will now rain down bread ate the loaves and were filled.
from heaven for you. Each day St. Paul speaks of the radical
change that a person must un- Do not work for food that per-
the people are to go out and ishes but for the food that en-
gather their daily portion; thus dergo when one becomes a mem-
ber of the Lord’s Mystical Body, dures for eternal life, which the
will I test them, to see whether Son of Man will give you. For
they follow my instructions or the Church.
on him the Father, God, has set
not. I have heard the grumbling R –A proclamation from the his seal.”
of the Israelites. Tell them: ‘In Letter of Paul to the Ephe- So they said to him,
the evening twilight you shall sians “What can we do to accom-
eat flesh, and in the morning plish the works of God?” Jesus
you shall have your fill of bread, Brothers and sisters: I de-
clare and testify in the Lord answered and said to them,
so that you may know that I, “This is the work of God, that
the Lord, am your God.’ ” that you must no longer live as
the Gentiles do, in the futility you believe in the one he sent.”
In the evening, quail came So they said to him, “What
up and covered the camp. In of their minds. That is not how
you learned Christ, assuming sign can you do, that we may
the morning, a dew lay all
that you have heard of him and see and believe in you? What
about the camp, and when the
were taught in him, as truth can you do? Our ancestors ate
dew evaporated, there on the
is in Jesus, that you should manna in the desert, as it is
surface of the desert were fine
put away the old self of your written: He gave them bread
flakes, like hoarfrost on the
former way of life, corrupted from heaven to eat.” So Jesus
ground. On seeing it, the Isra-
through deceitful desires, and said to them, “Amen, amen,
elites asked one another, “What
is this?” for they did not know be renewed in the spirit of your I say to you, it was not Moses
what it was. But Moses told minds, and put on the new self, who gave the bread from heav-
them, “This is the bread that created in God’s way in righ- en. My Father gives you the
the Lord has given you to eat.” teousness and holiness of truth. true bread from heaven. For
the bread of God is that which
The Word of the Lord! The Word of the Lord! comes down from heaven and
All – Thanks be to God! All – Thanks be to God! gives life to the world.”

5 August 2018
So they said to him, “Sir, All –Lord, graciously hear us! Prayer over the Offerings
give us this bread always.” C –For the Catholic Church, the P –Graciously sanctify these
Jesus said to them, “I am the gifts, O Lord, we pray, and,
pilgrim people of God: May she
bread of life. Whoever comes accepting the oblation of this
to me will never hunger, and bring her faithful to the heavenly
kingdom as the visible instru- spiritual sacrifice, make of us an
whoever believes in me will
ment of the love of the Lord, who eternal offering to you.
never thirst.”
cared for the Israelites in their Through Christ our Lord.
The Gospel of the Lord! journey through the desert. All – Amen!
All – Praise to you, Lord Jesus Let us pray! R.
Christ! Preface IV
C –For the Holy Father, the bish-
ops, and all other spiritual lead- P –The Lord be with you!
Homily All –And with your spirit!
ers: May they always nourish
Profession of Faith and strengthen their flocks as P –Lift up your hearts!
(Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed) dispensers of God’s manifold All – We lift them up to the Lord!
gifts. Let us pray! R. P –Let us give thanks to the
All –I believe in one God, the Fa- Lord our God!
ther almighty, maker of heaven C –For those who are attracted All –It is right and just!
and earth, of all things visible by our consumeristic world: May P – It is truly right and just,
and invisible. they overcome the allurements of our duty and our salvation, al-
I believe in one Lord Jesus material gains and work for food ways and everywhere to give
Christ, the Only Begotten Son that gives eternal life. you thanks, Lord, holy Father, al-
of God, born of the Father be- Let us pray! R. mighty and eternal God, through
fore all ages. God from God,
Light from Light, true God from C –For our parish priest and his Christ our Lord.
true God, begotten, not made, assistants: May they enjoy good For by his birth he brought re-
consubstantial with the Father; health and experience the soli- newal to humanity’s fallen state,
through him all things were darity and affection of all parish- and by his suffering, canceled
made. For us men and for our ioners. Let us pray! R. out our sins; by his rising from
salvation he came down from the dead, he has opened the way
heaven, (bow)* and by the Holy C –For all Christians: May we to eternal life, and by ascending
Spirit was incarnate of the Vir- put away our “old self” and our to you, O Father, he has unlocked
gin Mary, and became man.* sinful desires and instead, strive the gates of heaven.
For our sake he was crucified to live a life of purity and holi- And so, with the company of
under Pontius Pilate, he suf- ness. Let us pray! R. Angels and Saints, we sing the
fered death and was buried, and C –For all of us: May we all have hymn of your praise, as without
rose again on the third day in a reverent love for the Eucha- end we acclaim:
accordance with the Scriptures. rist and strive to receive Jesus All – Holy, holy, holy . . .
He ascended into heaven and is
seated at the right hand of the in Holy Communion regularly. Memorial Acclamation
Father. He will come again in Let us pray! R.
P –The mystery of faith!
glory to judge the living and the C –Let us pray in silence for our All –When we eat this Bread
dead and his kingdom will have personal intentions. (Pause) and drink this Cup, we pro-
no end. Let us pray! R. claim your Death, O Lord,
I believe in the Holy Spirit, until you come again!
the Lord, the giver of life, who P –Father in heaven, faith in
proceeds from the Father and Your Son Jesus is Your gift to
the Son, who with the Father us. Help us to put our trust in
and the Son is adored and glori- him ever more completely, that
fied, who has spoken through his life in us may grow from
the prophets. strength to strength. You who
I believe in one, holy, cath- live and reign forever and ever. All – Our Father . . .
olic and apostolic Church. I All – Amen! P –Deliver us, Lord . . .
confess one Baptism for the All –For the kingdom, the
forgiveness of sins and I look power, and the glory are
forward to the resurrection of yours, now and for ever!
the dead and the life of the world
to come. Amen! Sign of Peace
Prayer of the Faithful Preparation of the Gifts Breaking of the Bread
P –Knowing that God is a great P –Pray, brethren . . . All – Lamb of God, you take
Provider and always offers sus- All – May the Lord accept the away the sins of the world: have
tenance to His people, let us now sacrifice at your hands, for the mercy on us. (2x)
present our petitions to Him, praise and glory of his name, Lamb of God, you take
confident that He will grant for our good and the good of all away the sins of the world:
them. Together let us pray: his holy Church. grant us peace.

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Communion Prayer after Communion May almighty God make
P –This is the Lord Jesus who P –Accompany with constant you generous and brave.
feeds mankind with the Bread of protection, O Lord, those you All – Amen!
Life. He is the Lamb of God who renew with these heavenly gifts P –May He strengthen your
takes away the sins of the world. and, in your never-failing care faith so that you will perse-
Blessed are those called to his for them, make them worthy of vere in good works.
Supper. eternal redemption. All – Amen!
All –Lord, I am not worthy Through Christ our Lord. P –May He direct your steps to
that you should enter under All – Amen! Himself, and show you how
my roof, but only say the word to walk in charity and peace.
and my soul shall be healed. All – Amen!
Communion Antiphon P –May almighty God bless
(To be recited only when no you: the Father, and the Son,
Communion Hymn is sung.) and the Holy Spirit.
P –The Lord be with you. All – Amen!
You have given us, O Lord, All – And with your spirit! P –Go in peace, glorifying the
bread from heaven, endowed P –Bow your heads and pray for Lord by your life.
with all delights and sweetness God’s blessing. (Pause) All – Thanks be to God!
in every taste.

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