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This week's readings
Pope's Prayer Intentions
Third Millennium Prayer

This week's readings
Week of August 3 - 9

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003
Eighteenth Sunday
in Ordinary Time

Reading I: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15
Reading II: Eph 4:17, 20-24
Gospel: Jn 6:24-35

Monday, Aug. 4, 2003
Reading I: Num 11:4b-15
Gospel: Mt 14:13-21

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003
Reading I: Num 12:1-13
Gospel: Mt 14:22-36

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003
The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
Reading I: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14
Reading II: 2 Pt 1:16-19
Gospel: Mk 9:2-10

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003
Reading I: Num 20:1-13
Gospel: Mt 16:13-23

Friday, Aug. 8, 2003
Reading I: Dt 4:32-40
Gospel: Mt 16:24-28

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003
Reading I: Dt 6:4-13
Gospel: Mt 17:14-20

Pope's Prayer Intentions
August General Intention

For a wise use of science and technology: That researchers may welcome the church's incessant calls to make wise and responsible use of their successes.

August Mission Intention

The Catechists of the Church: That catechists may bear witness faithfully to the Gospel.

Third Millennium Prayer

1. Loving and gracious God,
in your providence
you have brought us to a new beginning,
a new millennium ripe for new evangelization.

2. We praise and bless you, Father.
In renewed faith, hope, and love
we give ourselves to you
that you form us in the image of Jesus,
your Son and our savior.

3. As followers of Jesus
help us to have the courage
to push out into the deep water
and lower our nets for a catch.
Teach us to listen to your voice,
to trust in your word,
to leave everything and follow
in the footsteps of Jesus.

4. By the power of your Holy Spirit
help us to work for greater solidarity
with all people throughout the world.
Enrich your Church with lasting measures
of justice, leading us to true peace.

5. May Mary, Mother of the Church,
intercede for us in our desire to say
yes to all that you, Father, ask of us.

This we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

William H. Bullock, Bishop Emeritus of Madison

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