Readings for the Week
August 12 - 19, 2018
Readings for Sunday, August 12:

1 Kgs 19:4-8:  Elijah, being discouraged, prayed for death.  Twice an angel came to him and supplied him with food.  Strengthened by food and the word of God, Elijah got up and continued his journey to the mountain of God, Horeb. 

Eph 4:30 - 5:2:
Paul directs the Ephesians to be kind, compassionate, and forgiving.  They are to imitate God as His children and follow the way of love as Christ loved.

Jn 6:41-51:  The Jews question Jesus’ origin, and Jesus tells them that no one can come to Him  unless drawn by the Father.  Those who believe will have eternal life. 

Today’s Message:  To strengthen Him for the journey, God provides Elijah with cake and water, reminiscent of His ancestors’ Pasch.  Thus He experiences the goodness of the Lord.  Jesus, the bread of life, strengthens us for our journey, following His way of love. 



 
Readings for Week of August 12:

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

Monday        Saint Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs:  Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c; Ps 148:1-2, 11-12, 13-14;
                      Mt 17: 22-27

Tuesday       Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr:  Ez 2:8-3:4; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131; Mt 18:1-5,
                      10, 12-14 Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2; Ps 132:6-7, 9-10, 13-14; 1 Cor 15:54b-57; Lk 11:27-28

Wednesday  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:  Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16; 1
                       Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56

Thursday      Saint Stephen of Hungary:  Ez 12:1-12; Ps 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62; Mt 18:21 - 19:1

Friday            Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63 or 16:59-63; Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6; Mt 19:3-12

Saturday       Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32; Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19; Mt 19:13-15; Eph 5-20; Jn 6: 51-58

                   
 
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