Sunday, August 2, 2026
The readings for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A are about letting God satisfy our desires. In the first reading (Isaiah 55:1-3) God tells us that he will provide for all of our needs and give us life. The psalm (Psalm 145:8-9, 15-16, 17-18) is ” The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.” The second reading (Romans 8:35, 37-39) tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. And in the gospel (Matthew 14:13-21) Jesus feeds the crowd of 5000 with just a few loaves and fishes.
So possible topics are Eucharist and how God feeds us both physically and spiritually. Here are reflections, discussion questions, games, and more to use with this Eucharistic theme: