Community Word for August 2020

(WORD, THEMES AND PROMISES)

READINGS
August 2 – Is 55:1-3/Ps 145:8-9, 15-16, 17-18/Rom 8:35, 37-39/Mt 14:13-21
August 9 – 1Kgs 19:9, 11-13/Ps 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14/Rom 9:1-5/Mt 14:22-23
August 16 – Is 56:1, 6-7/Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8/Rom 11:13-15, 29-32/Mt 15:21-28
August 23 – Is 22:15, 18-23/Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 6, 8/Rom 11:33-36/Mt 16:13-20
August 30 – Jer 20:7-9/Ps 63:2,3-4,5-6,8-9/Rom 12:1-2/Mt 16:21-27

COMMUNITY WORD
Jesus, the Bread of Life, answers the needs of those who heed him.

ORDER
“Come… listen that you may have life.” (Is 55:3a)

PROPHECY
1. I am the Bread of Life who brings joy and restores fullness of mind, body and spirit.
2. Heed Me, I speak in the silence in your heart.

DIRECTION
1. Share the blessings you receive from God to others; comfort them in their grief and help them in their need.
2. Kneel and pray in times of struggle and offer your pains to the Lord; take courage and trust in Him.

THEMES AND PROMISES

Week#1 (18th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Theme: We heed Jesus when we are compassionate and generous in sharing our blessings to others.
Promise: “Heed me, and you shall eat well, you shall delight in rich fare.” (Is 55:2b)

Week#2 (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Theme: We heed Jesus when we take courage and put our trust in Him.
Promise: “The Lord himself shall walk before him and prepare the way of his steps.” (Ps 85:13a, 4)

Week#3 (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Theme: We heed Jesus when we possess an unwavering faith in His mercy.
Promise: “Great is your faith! Let it be done as you wish.” (Mt 15:28)

Week#4 (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Theme: We heed Jesus when we proclaim Him, Son of the Living God.
Promise: “…upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” (Mt 16:18)

Week#4 (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Theme: We heed Jesus when we do not conform ourselves to the ways of the world
Promise: “…whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Mt 16:26b).

 
 

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