Gospel – John 6:1-15
Jesus 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 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.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
1335 The miracles of the multiplication of the loaves, when the Lord says the blessing, breaks and distributes the loaves through his disciples to feed the multitude, prefigure the superabundance of this unique bread of his Eucharist. The sign of water turned into wine at Cana already announces the Hour of Jesus’ glorification. It makes manifest the fulfillment of the wedding feast in the Father’s kingdom, where the faithful will drink the new wine that has become the Blood of Christ.
From “The Ark of the New Covenant” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (ARK-32:2)
2) You must know that those hungry people, who followed the Son of God in the desert, were not satiated after the first day when they decided to follow Him. The five loaves of barley bread that were miraculously multiplied were not distributed until the third day. I had wanted this trial to prepare them to be worthy to eat this bread.
From “In Adoration” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (Page-4)
When I started on this path at Your side, I remained in Your Presence for a long time, repeating interiorly, inside myself/ a hymn which is sung at the time of the Offertory of the Mass:
“A child approached You that afternoon, gave You his five loaves of bread to help You, and you both made the hungry satisfied. I also wish to place on Your table, my five loaves of bread which are a promise to give you all my love and my poverty.” Today, I find no better way today to tell you “Thank you, Lord”, for Your infinite Love and Your gift, in allowing me to hand my five loaves of bread to You.
Each week we will be presenting a portion of the following Sunday’s readings and linking it to relevant parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and messages from the Testimony of Catalina. Pay special attention to the italicized underlined sections. This Sunday it is asked, “What kind of soil will you be for the word of God?”
We hope this is inspiring and educational. Any comments you have are certainly welcomed. Tim Francis prepared this educational program to help you increase your faith and love for the Holy Trinity and our Blessed Mother. His website is http://YouShallBelieve.com
I have known Tim for many years and recommend his work highly. He is a strong advocate for the “The Real Body and Blood Of Jesus” and the numerous miracles that occur on a daily basis. Both of us are greatly inspired by the amazing writings of Catalina Rivas. Catalina is one of the few individuals in history who personally experienced the “Stigmata Of Jesus Christ.”