In today’s readings, the Israelites ask Moses for food and the crowd looks to be fed by Jesus. Their needs were genuine, but the food given to them had a deeper meaning. It was a sign pointing to an inner grace, and the Israelites and the crowd around Jesus did not see that. They were content with having their stomachs filled, but Jesus wanted to give them “the food that endures for eternal life.”
As Christians, we have been called from our former lives to live in the newness of a life offered by our God. Every kind of situation with which we are confronted, we can use as an opportunity to discern what God is calling us to do.
Spend some time with the offerings below from staff to prepare for Sunday Mass.
Anticipate Sunday, August 1, 2021
- Mass Readings – The scripture readings tell of receiving bread from heaven.
- Scripture Reflection – In this week’s reflection Jon invites us to think about what having “the bread of life” means.
- Reflections on the Readings and Music – Mike Kamenski presents three videos on the Bread of Heaven and a reflections called, “Endlessly Softly” from Fr. John Foley S.J.
- Adult Faith Formation Program – The parish is offering the Alpha Program beginning this fall. We could use your help. Find out more here.
- Facing Racism – Find new opportunities to advocate for change.
- Sunday Concert – Mike Kamenski’s Sunday Concert will be in the afternoon. You will find it on the parish Facebook page.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Covid-19 protocols are on the website. We are asking that people return to masking for Mass this Sunday.
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God is good all the time; all the time God is good.
Blessings of peace and gratitude.
Father Peter Patrick Kimani
St. Sebastian & St. Catherine Parishes