August 8 2021,
Nineteenth Sunday in
Ordinary Time, Year B


 

1st Reading – 1 Kings 19:4-8

4 Elijah went a day’s journey
into the desert, until he
came to a broom tree and sat
beneath it. He prayed for death
saying: “This is enough, O LORD!
Take my life, for I am no better
than my fathers.”

5 He lay down and fell asleep
under the broom tree, but then
an angel touched him and
ordered him to get up and eat.

6 Elijah looked and there at his
head was a hearth cake and a
jug of water. After he ate and
drank, he lay down again,

7 but the angel of the LORD
came back a second time,
touched him, and ordered,
“Get up and eat, else the
journey will be too long for you!”

8 He got up, ate, and drank;
then strengthened by that
food, he walked forty days
and forty nights to the mountain
of God, Horeb.

 

Responsorial Psalm –
Psalms 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

R. (9a) Taste and see the
goodness of the Lord.

2 I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
3 Let my soul glory in the LORD;
the lowly will hear me and be glad.
R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

4 Glorify the LORD with me,
Let us together extol his name.
5 I sought the LORD, and he answered me
And delivered me from all my fears.
R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

6 Look to him that you may be radiant with joy.
And your faces may not blush with shame.
7 When the afflicted man called out, the LORD heard,
And from all his distress he saved him.
R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

8 The angel of the LORD encamps
around those who fear him and delivers them.
9 Taste and see how good the LORD is;
blessed the man who takes refuge in him.
R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 4:30-5:2

Brothers and sisters:
30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,
with which you were sealed for the day of redemption.

31 All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting,
and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice.

32 And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

1 So be imitators of God, as beloved children,

2 and live in love, as Christ loved us
and handed himself over for us as
a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.

Alleluia – John 6:51

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
51 I am the living bread that
came down from heaven, says the Lord;

whoever eats this bread will live forever.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel – John 6:41-51

41 The Jews murmured about Jesus because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven, “

42 and they said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”

43 Jesus answered and said to them, “Stop murmuring among yourselves.

44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him on the last day.

45 It is written in the prophets: They shall all be taught by God. Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me.

46 Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father.

47 Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

48 I am the bread of life.

49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died;

50 this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die.

51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”

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