Catholic Mass for August 19th, 2018: The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By | December 27, 2019


(bright piano music) ♪ Alleluia, sing to Jesus ♪ ♪ His the scepter,
his the throne ♪ ♪ Alleluia, his the triumph ♪ ♪ His the victory alone ♪ ♪ Hark, the songs
of peaceful Zion ♪ ♪ Thunder like a mighty flood ♪ ♪ Jesus, out of every nation ♪ ♪ Has redeemed us by his blood ♪ – In the Name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. – [Congregation] Amen. – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – We come together
as God’s family, and trust in the constant
forgiveness of God. And so we call to mind
our sins and our failings, and also his great
love and mercy. You are the light
of wisdom and grace. Lord, have mercy. – [Congregation]
Lord, have mercy. – You feed us with
bread from heaven. Christ, have mercy. – [Congregation]
Christ, have mercy. – You remain in
us, and we in you, in your Son’s Body and Blood. Lord, have mercy. – [Congregation]
Lord, have mercy. – May Almighty God
have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and
bring us to life everlasting. – [Congregation] Amen. – Glory to God in the highest. – [All] And on earth peace
to people of good will. 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. Lord Jesus Christ,
Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God. – [Congregation]
Son of the Father. – [All] 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. 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 of God the Father, amen. – Let us pray. O God, who have prepared
for those who love you good things which
no eye can see, fill our hearts, we pray,
with the warmth of your love, so that loving you in all
things and above all things, we may attain your
promises, which surpass every human desire. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns
with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever, amen. – A reading from the
book of Proverbs. Wisdom has built her house, she has set up
her seven columns. She has dressed her
meat, mixed her wine, yes, she has spread her table. She has sent out her maidens. She calls from the
heights out over the city: “Let whoever is
simple turn in here.” To the one who lacks
understanding, she says, “Come, eat of my food, “and drink of the
wine I have mixed. “Forsake foolishness
that you may live. “Advance in the way
of understanding.” The Word of the Lord. – [Congregation]
Thanks be to God. ♪ Taste and see ♪ ♪ Taste and see the
goodness of the Lord ♪ ♪ Taste and see ♪ ♪ Taste and see the
goodness of the Lord ♪ ♪ I will bless the
Lord at all times ♪ ♪ His praise shall
be ever in my mouth ♪ ♪ Let my soul
glory in the Lord ♪ ♪ The lowly will
hear me and be glad ♪ ♪ Taste and see ♪ ♪ Taste and see the
goodness of the Lord ♪ – A reading from the letter
of St. Paul to the Ephesians. Brothers and sisters, watch carefully how you live, not as foolish
persons but as wise, making the most of
the opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not
continue in ignorance, but try to understand what
is the will of the Lord. And do not get drunk on wine,
in which lies debauchery, but be filled with the
Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns
and spiritual songs, singing and playing to
the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks always
and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ to God the Father. The Word of the Lord. – [Congregation]
Thanks be to God. ♪ Alleluia, Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia, Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – [Fr. Jankowski] A reading
from the Holy Gospel according to John. – [Congregation]
Glory to you, O Lord. Jesus said to the crowds: “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.” The Jews quarreled among
themselves, saying, “How can this man give
us his flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless you eat the flesh “of the Son of Man
and drink his blood, “you do not have
life within you. “Whoever eats my flesh
and drinks my blood
has eternal life, “and I will raise
him on the last day. “For my flesh is true food, “and my blood is true drink. “Whoever eats my flesh
and drinks my blood “remains in me and I in him. “Just as the living
Father sent me “and I have life
because of the Father, “so also the one who feeds on me “will have life because of me. “This is the bread that
came down from heaven. “Unlike your ancestors
who ate and still died, “whoever eats this bread
will live forever.” The Gospel of the Lord. – [Congregation] Praise
to you, Lord Jesus Christ. – Well, the beginning of
the Gospel is a repeat of the last part of
last week’s Gospel. Jesus said, remember we
talked about the, being, saying things simply,
just stating the facts. Jesus said, “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.” You know, when we talk
about the word Eucharist, it means thanksgiving. And each time we come
to celebrate Mass, we come to give thanks to
God for the gift of his life, the gift of his love. And so Eucharist, that we
celebrate here, is alive. Alright, it is life. And so, if there’s a word,
when we think of Eucharist, another word, as we
think of thanksgiving as what the Eucharist
is, we always remember that the Eucharist is also life, that the Eucharist is living. And in today’s
Gospel, so many times, Jesus talks about life, he says, “Unless you eat the
flesh of the Son of Man “and drink his blood, you
do not have life within you. “And whoever eats my
flesh and drinks my blood “has eternal life.” Alright, “and just as
the Father sent me, “I have life because
of the Father. “And the one who feeds on me
will have life because of me. “And whoever eats this
bread will live forever.” So each time we come to
celebrate the Eucharist, we encounter that
same Christ who walked among his disciples,
we encounter him living in the bread of life,
in the cup of salvation. So it’s beautiful, beautiful,
as we look to the life that we’ve received in
baptism, that eternal life is what we’re nourished
with the Eucharist, with Jesus himself. So as our body, our physical
body, needs food and drink to nurture itself, in
order to continue to live, so our soul needs to be nurtured by the very life of God. And there’s no better way to
nurture our spiritual life than to celebrate the Eucharist. So our soul needs our spiritual food,
our spiritual drink, from God himself, who is life. So that’s what we see here,
in order, when we think about our earthly
body continue to live, and our spiritual soul needs
that nourishment from the Lord. And so, God generously
provides for us, every time we come
to the Eucharist. God is always here, and even
outside of the Eucharist, God never leaves us untended. He’s the Good Shepherd, huh? So even our brothers and
sisters who watch this Mass at home on TV, they are
not away from the Lord. They are most perfectly
united, because we are the Body of Christ
come together. We celebrate his life
among us, among those who watch us on TV,
among everyone who prays, because God never abandons us. Alright, so that’s why, you
know, they had a hard time believing in these words, we’ll
hear about that next week, how it’s hard to accept it. Because they’re thinking
in terms of what they know. Eating flesh and drinking blood, well, we call that cannibalism. Alright, and when Jesus said,
“You have to eat my flesh “and drink my blood,” that
was disturbing to them. But we understand that now,
because we have the gift of faith, for so many
centuries handed down, from generation to
generation to us today, and we continue to hand
down that same life of God. That what we receive
here that nourishes us, gives us life, so
that we can live for the life of the world. So may we ask the Lord
to continue to help us on our journey of faith,
that when we think about it, the fact that we come
together, we have already been given life by God. And we’ve been given faith,
and that faith is nurtured most perfectly in
this celebration. What a great and wonderful
God who always nourishes us. There’s nothing better that
we can do on this earth than what we do when
we gather together as a community of
faith in his Name, to celebrate his life among us. And so, that life then, the
Eucharist that is living within us, may nurture the
life of the world through us. Together, we profess our faith
using the Apostles’ Creed. I believe in God. – [All] 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. – In word and sacrament
God is present to us. And let us now offer our
prayers and petitions to him. – That in this sacrament
of the Bread of life, we become the Body of
Christ, we pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – That the wisdom of
God may guide our Pope and the ministers of our Church, as well as the President and
the leaders of our nation, we pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – That we make places at
our table for the poor, the homeless, and the
forgotten, we pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – That the faithful who
have died may be raised up by Christ on the last
day, we pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – With gratitude and hope, we
offer these prayers to you, Father of grace, trusting
in your loving mercy and providence. We offer these prayers to
you in the Name of Jesus, the Bread of life, who
is our Brother and Lord for ever and ever. – [All] Amen. (bright piano music) – Pray, my sisters and brothers,
that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to
God, the almighty Father. – [Congregation] May the
Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands, to the praise
and glory of his Name, for our good and the good
of all his holy Church. – Receive our oblation, O
Lord, by which is brought about a glorious exchange, that by
offering what you have given, we may merit to
receive your very self, through Christ our Lord. – [Congregation] Amen. – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – Lift up your hearts. – [Congregation] We lift
them up to the Lord. – Let us give thanks
to the Lord our God. – [Congregation] It
is right and just. – It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere
to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father,
almighty and eternal God, for you laid the foundations
of the world and have arranged the changing of
times and seasons. You formed us in your
own image, and set us over the whole world
in all its wonder, to rule in your name over
all that you have made, and forever praise you
in your mighty works, through Christ our Lord. And so, with all the angels
and saints, we praise you, as in joyful
celebration, we acclaim. ♪ Holy, holy, holy
Lord, God of hosts ♪ ♪ Heaven and earth are
full of your glory ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Blessed is he ♪ ♪ Blessed is he who comes
in the Name of the Lord ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ – You are indeed holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness. Make holy, therefore,
these gifts, we pray, by sending down your Spirit
upon them like the dewfall, so that they may become for us the Body and Blood of
our Lord Jesus Christ. At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his passion, he took bread,
and giving thanks, broke it and gave it to his
disciples, saying, “Take this, all of
you, and eat of it. “For this is my Body, which
will be given up for you.” In a similar way,
when supper was ended, he took the chalice, and
once more giving thanks, he gave it to his
disciples, saying, “Take this, all of
you, and drink from it. “For this is the
chalice of my Blood, “the blood of the new
and eternal covenant, “which will be poured
out for you and for many “for the forgiveness of sins. “Do this in memory of me.” ♪ The mystery of faith ♪ ♪ When we eat this bread
and drink this cup ♪ ♪ We proclaim your
death, O Lord ♪ ♪ Until you come again ♪ – Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his death and resurrection, we offer
you, Lord, the bread of life and the chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you. Humbly, we pray that partaking
of the Body and Blood of Christ, we may be gathered
into one by the Holy Spirit. Remember, Lord, your Church
spread throughout the world, and bring her to the
fullness of charity, together with Francis, our
Pope, George Leo, our Bishop, Joseph, our Bishop
emeritus, all the clergy and all your people. Remember also our
brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in
the hope of the resurrection, and all who have
died in your mercy. Welcome them into the
light of your face. Have mercy on us all, we pray, that with the blessed
Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with Joseph, her loving husband, with the blessed
apostles, the martyrs, and all the saints
who have pleased you throughout the ages, we
may merit to be coheirs to eternal life, and may
praise and glorify you through your Son, Jesus Christ. ♪ Through him and
with him and in him ♪ ♪ O God, almighty Father ♪ ♪ In the unity of
the Holy Spirit ♪ ♪ All glory and honor is yours ♪ ♪ For ever and ever ♪ ♪ Amen, Amen ♪ ♪ Amen, Amen ♪ ♪ Amen, Amen ♪ ♪ Amen, Amen ♪ – At the Savior’s command and
formed by divine teaching, we dare to pray. – [All] 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. – Deliver us, Lord, we
pray, from every evil. Graciously grant
peace in our days, that by the help of your
mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe
from all distress, as we await the blessed
hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. – [Congregation]
For the kingdom, the
power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. – Lord Jesus Christ, who
said to your apostles, “Peace I leave you,
my peace I give you.” Look not on our sins, but
on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant
her peace and unity in accordance with your will, who live and reign
for ever and ever. – [Congregation] Amen. – The peace of the Lord
be with you always. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – Let us offer each
other the sign of peace. ♪ 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 ♪ – Behold, the Lamb of God. Behold him who takes away
the sins of the world. Blessed are those called
to the supper of the Lamb. – [All] Lord, I am not
worthy that you should enter under my roof, but
only say the word and my soul shall be healed. (bright piano music) ♪ Let us be bread ♪ ♪ Blessed by the Lord ♪ ♪ Broken and shared ♪ ♪ Life for the world ♪ ♪ Let us be wine ♪ ♪ Love freely poured ♪ ♪ Let us be one in the Lord ♪ ♪ I am the Bread of Life ♪ ♪ Broken for all ♪ ♪ Eat now and hunger no more ♪ ♪ Let us be bread ♪ ♪ Blessed by the Lord ♪ ♪ Broken and shared ♪ ♪ Life for the world ♪ ♪ Let us be wine ♪ ♪ Love freely poured ♪ ♪ Let us be one in the Lord ♪ (bright piano music) – Let us pray. Made partakers of Christ
through these sacraments, we humbly implore
your mercy, Lord, that conformed to
his image on earth, we may merit also to be
his coheirs in heaven, who lives and reigns
for ever and ever. – [Congregation] Amen. – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – May our loving God bless you, the Father, and the Son,
and the Holy Spirit. – [Congregation] Amen. – Go in peace, glorifying
the Lord by your life. – [Congregation]
Thanks be to God. ♪ For everyone born,
a place at the table ♪ ♪ For everyone born,
clean water and bread ♪ ♪ A shelter, a space, a
safe place for growing ♪ ♪ For everyone born,
a star overhead ♪ ♪ And God will delight ♪ ♪ When we are creators
of justice and joy ♪ ♪ Yes, God will delight ♪ ♪ When we are
creators of justice ♪ ♪ Justice and joy ♪ (bright music)

9 thoughts on “Catholic Mass for August 19th, 2018: The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. Catholic Inspiration Post author

    Thanks be to God. Great Homily Father really spoke to what happened today with the Eucharist at the Rehab I'm in. Live the Eucharist do not just take and eat but live like Jesus in the flesh. Thanks as always for the opportunity to view the mass.

    Reply
  2. Greg Voss Post author

    Beautiful, meaningful, and reverent. Thank you all. Thanks to our Lord!

    Reply
  3. chab1rd 1 Post author

    Thank you for the beautiful Mass. The singer has a gorgeous voice! God's blessings! ✝🙏🕯💞

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *