First Reading: From the Book of Genesis 14:18-20
Vrs18 Melchizedek king of Salem brought bread and wine; he was a priest of God Most High.
Vrs19 He pronounced this blessing: Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High for putting your enemies into your clutches.
Vrs20 And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
Responsorial Psalm: From Psalms 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Vrs1 [Of David Psalm] Yahweh declared to my Lord, ‘Take your seat at my right hand, till I have made your enemies your footstool.’
Vrs2 Yahweh will stretch out the sceptre of your power; from Zion you will rule your foes all around you.
Vrs3 Royal dignity has been yours from the day of your birth, sacred honour from the womb, from the dawn of your youth.
Vrs4 Yahweh has sworn an oath he will never retract, you are a priest for ever of the order of Melchizedek.
Gospel Reading: From the Gospel Account of Saint Luke 9:11-17
Vrs11 But the crowds got to know and they went after him. He made them welcome and talked to them about the kingdom of God; and he cured those who were in need of healing.
Vrs12 It was late afternoon when the Twelve came up to him and said, ‘Send the people away, and they can go to the villages and farms round about to find lodging and food; for we are in a lonely place here.’
Vrs13 He replied, ‘Give them something to eat yourselves.’ But they said, ‘We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we are to go ourselves and buy food for all these people.’
Vrs14 For there were about five thousand men. But he said to his disciples, ‘Get them to sit down in parties of about fifty.’
Vrs15 They did so and made them all sit down.
Vrs16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven, and said the blessing over them; then he broke them and handed them to his disciples to distribute among the crowd.
Vrs17 They all ate as much as they wanted, and when the scraps left over were collected they filled twelve baskets.
Second Reading: From the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians 11:23-26
Vrs23 For the tradition I received from the Lord and also handed on to you is that on the night he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread,
Vrs24 and after he had given thanks, he broke it, and he said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’
Vrs25 And in the same way, with the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink it, do this as a memorial of me.’
Vrs26 Whenever you eat this bread, then, and drink this cup, you are proclaiming the Lord’s death until he comes.