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Catholic Mass Sunday 8 August 2021- 19th Sunday Of Ordinary Time

Catholic Mass Sunday 8 August 2021- 19th Sunday Of Ordinary Time

Catholic Mass Sunday 8 August 2021- 19th Sunday Of Ordinary Time

August 8, 2021 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

CIVIL DISCOURSE
“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.” These words bring us up short! What could we be doing to grieve the Holy Spirit? Alas, the same things that the Ephesians were doing in the time of Paul, that is, fighting, shouting, reviling each other with fury, anger, and malice. Just tune in to talk radio some day or observe some “road rage” on the expressway. If we who are partakers of the Body of Christ can treat one another this way, what does that mean about our belief in Christ’s message of peace and reconciliation? The Eucharist is the sacrament of unity. It is communion with God and with each other. A good first step would be to speak civilly to each other, even in disagreement!
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TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — After resting and taking nourishment twice, Elijah is strengthened to walk to the mountain of God, Horeb (1 Kings 19:4-8).
Psalm — Taste and see the goodness of the Lord
(Psalm 34).
Second Reading — Be sealed by the Holy Spirit of God so as to be imitators of God and live in love
(Ephesians 4:30 — 5:2).
Gospel — Jesus professes that he is the living bread and whoever eats this bread will live forever (John 6:41-51).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Catholic Mass Sunday 8 August 2021- 19th Sunday Of Ordinary Time

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