Vol: 45, No.44 19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ( B) August 12 2018  
 
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
Cel: Jesus is the bread of life that has come down from heaven and anyone who eats of this bread will live forever. We have come to celebrate the Eucharist which is Jesus' gift to us. Before we present the bread and wine which will be turned into the body and blood of Jesus, let us place our petitions before him, saying,
Response: May the Eucharist transform our lives.
1. For the pope, the bishops and the clergy that in the exercise of their priestly ministry they may give due importance to the celebration of the sacraments, especially the sacrament of the Eucharist, we pray ...R/
2. From the very beginning of the Church the Eucharist was the centre of Christian life, hence let us pray that the Eucharist may continue to enjoy the central place of supremacy in our worship, we pray ...R/
3. That Catholics all over the world may re-kindle their fervour for the Eucharist, especially on Sundays and days of obligation, we pray ...R/
4. That the priests who celebrate the Eucharist and the Eucharistic ministers who reach Holy Communion to the sick and the elderly who are homebound may find joy and fulfilment in their ministry, we pray ...R/
5. For all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly that nourished by the Word of God we may worthily receive the sacred body and blood of Christ which will strengthen our Christian commitment, we pray ...R/
(Pause to pray for local and personal needs)
Cel: God our Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus who is the
 
living bread. By eating his body and drinking his blood we have eternal life. Give us the grace that we may approach the Eucharist in a worthy manner so that the Eucharist becomes the source of our spiritual strength. We make this prayer...
PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Be pleased, O Lord, to accept the offerings of your Church, for in your mercy you have given them to be offered and by your power you transform them into the mystery of our salvation. Through Christ our Lord.
PREFACE VI (Ordinary)
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 in you we live and move and have our being, and while in this body we not only experience the daily effects of your care, but even now possess the pledge of life eternal.
For, having received the first fruits of the Spirit, through whom you raised up Jesus from the dead, we hope for an everlasting share in the Paschal Mystery.
And so, with all the Angels, we praise you, as in joyful celebration we acclaim:
All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts...
COMMUNION ANTIPHON
O Jerusalem, glorify the Lord, who gives you your fill of finest wheat. (Ps 147:12, 14)
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
May the communion in your Sacrament that we have consumed, save us, O Lord, and confirm us in the light of your truth. Through Christ our Lord.
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