Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick.15
When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ 16Jesus said to them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17
They replied, “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.” 18And he said, “Bring them here to me.”19
Commentaries and other thoughts can be found at Bulletin Notes, a service to parishes from Church Resources.
To complement this week's Gospel, a video link is provided below to Ave Maris Stella (Hail Star of the Sea), sung by the Daughters of Mary