Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time -  Year B  -  12 August 2018

Readings:  1 Kg 19:4-8; Eph 4:30 - 5:2; Jn 6:41-51

Haere mai e te whanau, Tena koutou katoa, a kia noho te Ariki ki a koutou.
Welcome, family, greetings to you all. May the Lord be with you.

Dear Parishioners, all fellow sisters and brothers in Christ,

We continue this week, as in the past couple of weeks, the bread of life discourses in John’s gospel. Jesus is saying He is the bread of life, he who comes will never be hungry. Just as bread is part of our staple diet in today’s society, so is the bread of life (Eucharist) the staple diet in our spiritual journey. How would we manage without the Eucharist to nourish and feed us and energise us? And having received that Eucharist, how do we then go about being a Eucharistic people within the body of Christ?  It is the responsibility of all of us. The Eucharist is a very good starting point -  it is up to us to do the rest .

Let us also remember our young people as they are preparing to receive the Bread of Life for the first time, may they grow to become the next generation of the body of Christ.

Today also we thank the Barangay community for sharing Mass with us as they prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary this week.

With all God’s blessings, Merle Whiteman, Parish Pastoral worker

Psalm Response:

Taste and see that the Lord is good.