Vol: 45, No.46 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ( B) August 19 2018  
Cel:Dear brothers and sisters, as Jesus continues with the bread of life discourse he brings new elements into it. He says that those who eat his body and drink his blood have eternal life. Let us place our petitions before the risen Lord, saying,
Response: Lord, help us to love the Eucharist.
1. For the pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious that guided by the gifts of wisdom they may lead the faithful in the paths of integrity and truth, we pray …R/
2. For the people living in countries where on account of state policy or other reasons the faithful cannot openly celebrate the Eucharist, that such nations may be open to religious freedom and tolerance, we pray …R/
3. For our motherland which has a tradition of religious harmony and tolerance but lately is drifting away from such tradition, that religious harmony and tolerance may be established in our country, we pray …R/
4. For vocations to the priesthood and for priests who are the ministers of the Eucharist that the present generation of the youngsters may show willing-ness for service in the Church, we pray …R/
5. For all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly that by celebrating the Eucharist worthily we may strive towards our eternal home, we pray …R/
(Pause to pray for local and personal needs)
Cel: Loving Father, we thank you for the gift of the Eucharist. We are convinced that the communitarian celebration
of the Eucharist is vital for our lives. Lord, lead us to eternal life as we reverently participate in the Eucharist which is the sign of our redemption. We make this prayer …
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.
PREFACE VII (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 you so loved the world that in your mercy you sent us the Redeemer, to live like us in all things but sin, so that you might love in us what you loved in your Son, by whose obedience we have been restored to those gifts of yours that, by sinning, we had lost in disobedience.
And so, Lord, with all the Angels and Saints, we, too, give you thanks, as in exultation we acclaim:
All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…
With the Lord there is mercy; in him is plentiful redemption. (Ps 129:7)
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.
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