Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 2 Kings 4.42-44

A man from Baal Shalishah came,
and brought Elisha the man of God
bread of the first fruits: twenty loaves of barley,
and fresh ears of grain in his sack.
He said, “Give to the people, that they may eat.”
His servant said,
“What, should I set this before a hundred men?”
But he said, “Give to the people, that they may eat;
for the Lord says,
‘They will eat, and will have some left over.’”
So he set it before them, and they ate,
and there were leftovers,
as the Lord’s word has said.

Responsorial – Psalm 145.10-11, 15-16, 17-18 Resp. 16

R. O Lord, you open your hand, and satisfy our desire.

Let all your works, O Lord, praise you,
and let your holy ones bless you.
They will speak of the glory of your kingdom:
and tell of your power.

R. O Lord, you open your hand, and satisfy our desire.

The eyes of all wait for you.
You give them their food in due season.
You open your hand,
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

R. O Lord, you open your hand, and satisfy our desire.

The Lord is righteous in all his ways,
and gracious in all his works.
The Lord is near to all those who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.

R. O Lord, you open your hand, and satisfy our desire.

Reading 2 – Ephesians 4.1-6

Brothers and sisters,
I, the prisoner in the Lord,
beg you to walk in a manner
worthy of the calling
with which you were called,
with all lowliness and humility, with patience,
bearing with one another in love;
being eager to keep
the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

There is one body, and one Spirit,
even as you also were called
in one hope of your calling;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
one God and Father of all,
who is over all and through all and in us all.

Gospel – John 6.1-15

Jesus went away
to the other side of the sea of Galilee,
A great crowd followed him,
because they saw his signs
which he did on those who were sick.
Jesus went up into the mountain,
and he sat there with his disciples.

Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews,
was at hand.
Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes,
and seeing that a great crowd
was coming to him,
said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread,
that these may eat?”
This he said to test him,
for he himself knew what he would do.
Philip answered him,
“Two hundred denarii worth of bread
is not enough for everyone of them
to receive a little.”

One of his disciples,
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him,
“There is a boy here who has
five barley loaves and two fish,
but what are these among so many?”
Jesus said, “Have the humans sit down.”
Now there was much grass in that place.
So the men sat down,
in number about five thousand.

Jesus took the loaves; and having given thanks,
he distributed to the disciples,
and the disciples to those who were sitting down;
likewise also of the fish as much as they desired.
When they were filled, he said to his disciples,
“Gather up the broken pieces which are left over,
that nothing be lost.”
So they gathered them up,
and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces
from the five barley loaves,
which were left over by those who had eaten.

When therefore the humans
saw the sign which Jesus did,
they said, “This is truly the prophet
who comes into the world.”
Jesus therefore, perceiving that
they were about to come
and take him by force, to make him king,
withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

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