Feast of St. Scholastica
Mark 8:1-10

Jesus acts as the father of the family. He provides the meal, pronounces the blessing over it and distributes the food.

This episode reveals the meaning of Jesus’ ministry. He is the one on whom we can depend. He is the living bread.

From the beginning of Christian belief, our tradition has been traced in the feeding of the crow­d: Christ’s gift of Himself­ in the Eucharist. In our celebration of Mass, Jesus continues to multiply loaves to fill our deepest yearnings.