|Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church|
|2015 Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast|
|Washington, D.C. 20018|
Gospel Jn 6:1-15Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee.
A large crowd followed him,
because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick.
Jesus went up on the mountain,
and there he sat down with his disciples.
The Jewish feast of Passover was near.
When Jesus raised his eyes
and saw that a large crowd was coming to him,
he said to Philip,
“Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?”
He said this to test him,
because he himself knew what he was going to do.
Philip answered him,
“Two hundred days’ wages worth of food would not be enough
for each of them to have a little.”
One of his disciples,
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him,
“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish;
but what good are these for so many?”
Jesus said, “Have the people recline.”
Now there was a great deal of grass in that place.
So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.
Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks,
and distributed them to those who were reclining,
and also as much of the fish as they wanted.
When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples,
“Gather the fragments left over,
so that nothing will be wasted.”
So they collected them,
and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments
from the five barley loaves
that had been more than they could eat.
When the people saw the sign he had done, they said,
“This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.”
Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off
to make him king,
he withdrew again to the mountain alone.
"Let us always
belong to God, unreservedly and without interruption. May He ever live
and reign in our hearts."
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|Being the visible body of Christ in the territory assigned to St. Francis de Sales Parish and conscious of our founding as a congregation in 1722, we the community of St. Francis de Sales, state that we come to joyously worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to strive for full justice in our personal and public affairs, to reverence and care for the earth and its bounty, to bring glad tidings to the poor and the oppressed, to heal the many wounds that abound in every life and to live our lives in such a way that all who see us will truly know that God indeed exists. We invite all persons to come and taste how sweet the Lord is!|