18th Sunday in
Ordinary Time

August 1, 2021
GATHERING SONG
Behold the Lamb

1.

Those who were in the dark
are thankful for the sunlight;
we who live, we who die
are grateful for this gift,
thankful for God's love.

 

REFRAIN
Behold, behold the Lamb of God.

All who eat, all who drink
shall live; and all, all who

dwell in God shall come to know

God's glory.

CONFITEOR
GLORIA

I confess to almighty God
and to you,
my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts
and in my words,
in what I have done and
in what I have failed to do,

[Pray while striking
the breast three times.]
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;

therefore I ask
blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you,
my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me
to the Lord our God.

REFRAIN

Glory! Glory to God
in the Highest.

Glory! Glory to God

in the Highest

And on earth peace
to people of good will.

VERSE 1

We praise you, we bless you,
we adore you, we glorify you.

We give you thanks for your great glory.

Lord God, Heavenly King,
O God Almighty Father.

VERSE 2

Lord, Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father.
You take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

You take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer.

You are seated at the right hand
of the Father, have mercy on us.

VERSE 3

For you alone are the Holy One,
You alone are the Lord.

You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ

With the Holy Spirit,
in the glory
the glory of God the Father.

REFRAIN

Glory! Glory to God
in the Highest.

Glory! Glory to God

in the Highest

And on earth peace
to people of good will.

FIRST READING
Exodus 16:2-4,
12-15

 The whole Israelite community

grumbled against Moses and Aaron.

The Israelites said to them,
“Would that we had died
at the LORD’s hand
in the land of Egypt,
as we sat by our fleshpots and
ate our fill of bread! But you
had to lead us into this desert
to make the whole community
die of famine!”

Then the LORD said to Moses,
“I will now rain down bread from
heaven for you. Each day the people
are to go out and gather their
daily portion; thus will I test them,
to see whether they follow
my instructions or not.

“I have heard the grumbling
of the Israelites. Tell them:
In the evening twilight you
shall eat flesh, and in
the morning you shall have
your fill of bread, so that
you may know that I,
the LORD, am your God.”

In the evening quail came up
and covered the camp. In the
morning a dew lay all about the camp,

 and when the dew evaporated,
there on the surface of the
desert were fine flakes like
hoarfrost on the ground.

On seeing it, the Israelites asked
one another, “What is this?” for
they did not know what it was.
But Moses told them, “This is the
bread that the LORD
has given you to eat.”

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

REFRAIN

God gave them bread
from heaven and brought them
to his holy land, brought them
to his holy land.

SECOND READING
Ephesians 4:17, 20-24

Brothers and sisters:

I declare and testify
in the Lord that you must
no longer live as the Gentiles do,
in the futility of their minds;

that is not how you learned Christ,
 

assuming that you have heard
of him and were taught in him,
as truth is in Jesus,

that you should put away the
old self of your former way of life,
corrupted through deceitful desires,

and be renewed in the
spirit of your minds,

and put on the new self, created
in God’s way in righteousness 
and holiness of truth.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

REFRAIN

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

VERSE

One does not live on bread alone,
but by every word that comes
forth from the mouth of God.

REFRAIN

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

GOSPEL:
John 6:24-35

When the crowd saw that neither
Jesus nor his disciples were there,
they themselves got into boats
and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus.

And when they found him
across the sea they said to him,
“Rabbi, when did you get here?”

Jesus answered them and said,
“Amen, amen, I say to you, you
are looking for me not because
you saw signs but because you ate
the loaves and were filled.

Do not work for food that perishes
but for the food that endures
for eternal life, which the Son of Man
will give you. For on him the
Father, God, has set his seal.”

So they said to him,
“What can we do to accomplish
the works of God?”

Jesus answered and said to them,
“This is the work of God,
that you believe in the one he sent.”

So they said to him,
“What sign can you do,
that we may see and believe
in you? What can you do?

Our ancestors ate manna
in the desert, as it is written:
He gave them bread
from heaven to eat.”

So Jesus said to them,
“Amen, amen, I say to you, it was
not Moses who gave the bread from
heaven; my Father gives you the
true bread from heaven.

For the bread of God is that which
comes down from heaven
and gives life to the world.”

So they said to him,
“Sir, give us this bread always.”

Jesus said to them, “I am the
bread of life; whoever comes to me
will never hunger, and whoever
believes in me will never thirst.”

 

NICENE CREED

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things

visible and invisible.

I believe in one

Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten

Son of God,
born of the Father

before all ages.
God from God,

Light from Light, 
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,

consubstantial with the Father;
through Him

all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,

 

and by the Holy Spirit

was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.

For our sake he was. crucified

under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death

and was buried, 
and rose again

on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.


He ascended into heaven 
and is seated at the

right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the

Father and the Son,
who with the Father

and the Son is adored

and glorified,
who has spoken

through the prophets.

 

I believe in one, holy,

catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism

for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection

of the dead
and the life of

the world to come. Amen.

  

  

  

APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God,

the Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ,

his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by

the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended into hell;

on the third day he rose again

from the dead;

he ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand

of God the Father almighty;

from there he will come to judge

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy Catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and life everlasting. Amen.

PRESENTATION
Behold the Lamb

1.

Those who were in the dark
are thankful for the sunlight;
we who live, we who die
are grateful for this gift.

Thankful for God's love

REFRAIN
Behold, behold the 
Lamb of God!

All who eat, all who drink
shall live. And all, all who
live in God shall come to 
know God's glory.

HOLY

Holy! Holy! Holy!
Lord God of Hosts.

Heaven and earth

are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He

who comes in

the name of the Lord.

Hosanna! Hosanna!
Hosanna in the highest.

MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION

We proclaim Your death,

O Lord, and profess

Your resurrection. Until You

come again. Until You come again.

AMEN
OUR FATHER

Amen (6x)

Our Father,

who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,

thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day

our daily bread.

And forgive us our

trespasses, as we

forgive those

who trespass 

against us.

And lead us not

into temptation.

But deliver us

from evil.

For the kingdom,

the power and

the glory are

yours, now

and forever.

LAMB OF GOD

Lamb of God,

You take away the 

sins of the world.

Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,

You take away the 

sins of the world.

Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,

You take away the 

sins of the world.

Grant us peace.

COMMUNION
Let All Mortal Flesh
Keep Silent

1.

.Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly-minded,
For with blessing in his hand,
Christ our God to earth from Heaven,
Our full homage to demand.

2.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

 

 

SONG OF PRAISE
Shepherd of Sould,
Refresh & Bless

1.

Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
Your chosen pilgrim flock
With manna in the wilderness,
With water from the rock.

2.

We would not live by bread alone,
But by Your word of grace,
In strength of which we travel on
To our abiding place.

RECESSIONAL HYMN:
In the Breaking of the Bread

REFRAIN

In the breaking of the bread,

we have known him,

we have been fed.

Jesus the stranger, 
Jesus the Lord, be our
companion, be our hope.