18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd August, 2020








FIRST READING                     From the prophet Isaiah 55: 1-3

RESPONSORIAL HYMN         “come to the water”
Over the years, people have responded to the above Reading in various ways.
One way is through this much loved hymn.
How about we all stand and (virtually) sing together.

ALLELUIA      The feeding of the 5000 made such an impression that it is mentioned six times                                           (twice in Matthew and Mark and once in Luke and John)!                                                                                  So let us prepare for this famous Gospel as we sing… 

GOSPEL READING                  Matthew 14: 13-21

Fr Gerry’s Homily   

HYMN                                        “bread to share” 

The hand of the Lord feeds us:
he answers all our needs. 
The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger,
abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures.
The eyes of all creatures look to you and you give them their food in due time.
You open wide your hand,
grant the desires of all who live.
The Lord is just in all his ways and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him,
call on him from their hearts.
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SECOND READING                From St Paul’s letter to the Romans 8: 35, 37-39
Before we have our closing hymn, let us listen to St Paul’s encouraging words.
St Paul assures us that nothing in the whole of creation can separate us from the love of God.

FINAL  HYMN                           “take the word of god with you 

“for the longest time”     A social distant-sing project