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Please remember in your prayers the Sisters of St Joseph of Annecy, who after 90 years of ministry in Downham, Mottingham and Chislehurst have moved to Llantarnam Abbey, Wales.
The Legion of Mary Daily Prayers
Please join our daily 3 pm prayers for those affected by Covid-19 and the eradication of the virus, saying the following prayers – Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be to the Father, Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us, St Patrick, pray for us.
Gospel Reflections (John 6:1-15)
In this Sunday’s Gospel, John’s version of the miraculous feeding reminds us of the Last Supper, when Jesus ‘said the blessing’ over the bread. Since John’s gospel has no account of the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper, this feeding account is particularly significant. The feeding is also described as one of the ‘signs’ which Jesus works. The first part of the Gospel of John is often called ‘the Book of Signs’ because Jesus works a number of signs which show who he truly is. First there is the sign at the marriage-feast of Cana, where the sign of turning the water into wine is a sign of the messianic banquet. Other signs are the raising of the royal official’s son, a sign of Jesus’ gift of life, and the cure of the blind man in the temple, a sign of Jesus’ gift of light and revelation. Several of the signs are followed by an extended discourse, explaining the meaning of the sign, as this feeding sign is followed by the discourse on the Bread of Life, explaining the significance of Jesus’ gift of himself as the Bread of Life, the Wisdom of God received in the Eucharist. Why is this miracle called a sign? What is it a sign of?
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