Mass this Week
11th Sunday after Pentecost
5 August 2018
O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me! You are my rescuer, my help; O Lord, do not delay.
Living God, whose Son Jesus fed the hungry with the bread of his life and the word of his kingdom: renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us with your true and living bread, Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading: 2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a
Psalm: Psalm 51:1-12
Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16
Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! One does not live on bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. Alleluia!
Gospel: John 6:24-35
Prayer over the Offerings
God our sustainer, accept all we offer you this day, and feed us continually with that bread which satisfies all hunger, your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
You have given us, O Lord, bread from heaven, endowed with all delights and sweetness in every taste. Or: I am the bread of life, says the Lord; whoever comes to me will not hunger and whoever believes in me will never thirst.
Prayer after Communion
God of grace, we have shared in the mystery of the body and blood of Christ. May we who have tasted the bread of life live with you for ever. Amen.