Liturgy Planning

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 10, 2022

Year C - Lectionary [105]

First Reading

Deuteronomy 30:10-14 | The word is very near to you: you have only to carry it out.

Moses said to the people: ‘Obey the voice of the Lord your God, keeping those commandments and laws of his that are written in the Book of this Law, and you shall return to the Lord your God with all your heart and soul.

‘For this Law that I enjoin on you today is not beyond your strength or beyond your reach. It is not in heaven, so that you need to wonder, “Who will go up to heaven for us and bring it down to us, so that we may hear it and keep it?” Nor is it beyond the seas, so that you need to wonder, “Who will cross the seas for us and bring it back to us, so that we may hear it and keep it?” No, the Word is very near to you, it is in your mouth and in your heart for your observance.’


Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36a, 37 or Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11 | Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live. -or- Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

Seek the Lord, you who are poor, and your hearts will revive

  This is my prayer to you,

  my prayer for your favour.

  In your great love, answer me, O God,

  with your help that never fails:

  Lord, answer, for your love is kind;

  in your compassion, turn towards me.

Seek the Lord, you who are poor, and your hearts will revive

  As for me in my poverty and pain

  let your help, O God, lift me up.

  I will praise God’s name with a song;

  I will glorify him with thanksgiving.

Seek the Lord, you who are poor, and your hearts will revive

  The poor when they see it will be glad

  and God-seeking hearts will revive;

  for the Lord listens to the needy

  and does not spurn his servants in their chains.

Seek the Lord, you who are poor, and your hearts will revive

  For God will bring help to Zion

  and rebuild the cities of Judah

  and men shall dwell there in possession.

  The sons of his servants shall inherit it;

  those who love his name shall dwell there.

Seek the Lord, you who are poor, and your hearts will revive

Second Reading

Colossians 1:15-20 | All things were created through him and for him.

Christ Jesus is the image of the unseen God and the first-born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible, Thrones, Dominations, Sovereignties, Powers – all things were created through him and for him. Before anything was created, he existed, and he holds all things in unity. Now the Church is his body, he is its head. As he is the Beginning, he was first to be born from the dead, so that he should be first in every way; because God wanted all perfection to be found in him and all things to be reconciled through him and for him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, when he made peace by his death on the cross.

Gospel Acclamation

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life; you have the words of everlasting life.

cf. John 6:63c, 68c


The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice, says the Lord, I know them and they follow me.

John 10:27


Luke 10:25-37  | Who is my neighbor?

There was a lawyer who, to disconcert Jesus, stood up and said to him, ‘Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the Law? What do you read there?’ He replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.’ ‘You have answered right,’ said Jesus ‘do this and life is yours.’

  But the man was anxious to justify himself and said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ Jesus replied, ‘A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of brigands; they took all he had, beat him and then made off, leaving him half dead. Now a priest happened to be travelling down the same road, but when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. In the same way a Levite who came to the place saw him, and passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan traveller who came upon him was moved with compassion when he saw him. He went up and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. He then lifted him on to his own mount, carried him to the inn and looked after him. Next day, he took out two denarii and handed them to the innkeeper. “Look after him,” he said “and on my way back I will make good any extra expense you have.” Which of these three, do you think, proved himself a neighbour to the man who fell into the brigands‘ hands?’ ‘The one who took pity on him’ he replied. Jesus said to him, ‘Go, and do the same yourself.’

Scripture readings taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published and copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd, and used by permission of the publishers


Psalm 69: Turn to the Lord
Composer: Warner, Steven C.

Hymns & Songs

All Are Welcome
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Text: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
Christ Be Near at Either Hand
Composer: Irish folk song arr. Gillen, Gerard and Warner, Steven C.
Text: The Lorica of St. Patrick
Publisher: WLP
I Am the Bread of Life / Yo Soy el Pan de Vida
Composer: Toolan, Suzanne
Text: Toolan, Suzanne
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 19: Lord, You Have the Words (Warner)
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Those Who Love and Those Who Labor
Composer: Gaelic folk hymn
Text: Dearmer, Geoffrey
Publisher: GIA