Readings for the Week
August 1 - 8, 2021
Readings for Sunday, August 1:

Ex 16:2-4, 12-15:  The Israelites begin to grumble, and the Lord promises to rain down bread from heaven and
give them quail to eat at twilight. In this they will know that the Lord is God.

Eph 4:17, 20-24: 
Paul tells the Ephesians that they must abandon their old pagan ways and acquire a fresh,
spiritual way of living – to become new people created in God’s image.

Jn 6:24-35: 
After feeding the multitude, Jesus and His disciples went across the lake.  The people found them,
and Jesus cautioned them that they were looking only for signs and food but the work of God demands faith in
the One He sent.

Today’s Message: 
The Lord provides heavenly food for the Israelites to eat. Jesus proclaims Himself to be
the very bread of life.  We lay aside our way of life to be created anew in His image,

Readings for Week of August 1:

Sunday                  Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54;
                               Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35

Monday                 Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, Bishop; Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Priest: 
                               Nm 11:4b-15; Ps 81:12-13, 14-15, 16-17; Mt 14:13-21

Nm 12:1-13; Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 6cd-7, 12-13; Mt 14:22-36 or Mt 15:1-2, 10-14

Wednesday           Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest: 
                               Nm 13:1-2, 25—14:1, 26-29a, 34-35; Ps 106:6-7ab, 13-14, 21-22, 23; Mt 15:21-28

Thursday              The Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major: 
Nm 20:1-13; Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9;
                               Mt 16:13-23

Friday                    Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord: 
Dn 7:9-10, 13-14; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9; 2
                               Pt 1:16-19; Mk 9:2-10

Saturday               Saint Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, Martyrs; Saint Cajetan, Priest:
                               Dt 6:4-13; Ps 18:2-3a, 3c-4, 47 and 51; Mt 17:14-20

Sunday                  Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 
1 Kgs 19:4-8; Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9;
                               Eph 4:30—5:2; Jn 6:41-51