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November 2: All Souls

November 2, 2022

Year ABC - Lectionary [668]

First Reading

Wisdom 3:1-9 | The souls of the virtuous are in the hands of God

The souls of the virtuous are in the hands of God,

no torment shall ever touch them.

In the eyes of the unwise, they did appear to die,

their going looked like a disaster,

their leaving us, like annihilation;

but they are in peace.

If they experienced punishment as men see it,

their hope was rich with immortality;

slight was their affliction, great will their blessings be.

God has put them to the test

and proved them worthy to be with him;

he has tested them like gold in a furnace,

and accepted them as a holocaust.

When the time comes for his visitation they will shine out;

as sparks run through the stubble, so will they.

They shall judge nations, rule over peoples,

and the Lord will be their king for ever.

They who trust in him will understand the truth,

those who are faithful will live with him in love;

for grace and mercy await those he has chosen.

OR

Isaiah 25:6-9 | The Lord will prepare a banquet for every nation

On this mountain,

the Lord of hosts will prepare for all peoples

a banquet of rich food.

On this mountain he will remove

the mourning veil covering all peoples,

and the shroud enwrapping all nations,

he will destroy Death for ever.

The Lord will wipe away

the tears from every cheek;

he will take away his people’s shame

everywhere on earth,

for the Lord has said so.

That day, it will be said: See, this is our God

in whom we hoped for salvation;

the Lord is the one in whom we hoped.

We exult and we rejoice

that he has saved us.

Responsorial

Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want. or If I should walk in the valley of darkness, no evil would I fear, for you are there with me.

  The Lord is my shepherd;

  there is nothing I shall want.

  Fresh and green are the pastures

  where he gives me repose.

  Near restful waters he leads me,

  to revive my drooping spirit.

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want. or If I should walk in the valley of darkness, no evil would I fear, for you are there with me.

  He guides me along the right path;

  he is true to his name.

  If I should walk in the valley of darkness

  no evil would I fear.

  You are there with your crook and your staff;

  with these you give me comfort.

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want. or If I should walk in the valley of darkness, no evil would I fear, for you are there with me.

  You have prepared a banquet for me

  in the sight of my foes.

  My head you have anointed with oil;

  my cup is overflowing.

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want. or If I should walk in the valley of darkness, no evil would I fear, for you are there with me.

  Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me

  all the days of my life.

  In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell

  for ever and ever.

The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want. or If I should walk in the valley of darkness, no evil would I fear, for you are there with me.

OR

Psalm 26(27):1,4,7,8-9,13-14 | The Lord is my light and my help. or I believe that I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.

  The Lord is my light and my help;

  whom shall I fear?

  The Lord is the stronghold of my life;

  before whom shall I shrink?

The Lord is my light and my help. or I believe that I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.

  There is one thing I ask of the Lord,

  for this I long,

  to live in the house of the Lord,

  all the days of my life,

  to savour the sweetness of the Lord,

  to behold his temple.

The Lord is my light and my help. or I believe that I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.

  O Lord, hear my voice when I call;

  have mercy and answer.

  It is your face, O Lord, that I seek;

  hide not your face.

The Lord is my light and my help. or I believe that I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.

  I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness

  in the land of the living.

  Hope in him, hold firm and take heart.

  Hope in the Lord!

The Lord is my light and my help. or I believe that I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.

 

Second Reading

Romans 5:5-11 | Now we have been reconciled by the death of his Son, surely we may count on being saved by the life of his Son

Hope is not deceptive, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given us. We were still helpless when at his appointed moment Christ died for sinful men. It is not easy to die even for a good man – though of course for someone really worthy, a man might be prepared to die – but what proves that God loves us is that Christ died for us while we were still sinners. Having died to make us righteous, is it likely that he would now fail to save us from God’s anger? When we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, we were still enemies; now that we have been reconciled, surely we may count on being saved by the life of his Son? Not merely because we have been reconciled but because we are filled with joyful trust in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have already gained our reconciliation.

OR

Romans 5:17-21 | However great the number of sins committed, grace was even greater

If it is certain that death reigned over everyone as the consequence of one man’s fall, it is even more certain that one man, Jesus Christ, will cause everyone to reign in life who receives the free gift that he does not deserve, of being made righteous. Again, as one man’s fall brought condemnation on everyone, so the good act of one man brings everyone life and makes them justified. As by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man’s obedience many will be made righteous. When law came, it was to multiply the opportunities of failing, but however great the number of sins committed, grace was even greater; and so, just as sin reigned wherever there was death, so grace will reign to bring eternal life thanks to the righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ our Lord.

OR

Romans 8:14-23 | The Spirit himself and our spirit bear united witness that we are children of God

Everyone moved by the Spirit is a son of God. The spirit you received is not the spirit of slaves bringing fear into your lives again; it is the spirit of sons, and it makes us cry out, ‘Abba, Father!’ The Spirit himself and our spirit bear united witness that we are children of God. And if we are children we are heirs as well: heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, sharing his sufferings so as to share his glory.

  I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free.

OR

Romans 8:31-35,37-39 | God did not spare his own Son

With God on our side who can be against us? Since God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up to benefit us all, we may be certain, after such a gift, that he will not refuse anything he can give. Could anyone accuse those that God has chosen? When God acquits, could anyone condemn? Could Christ Jesus? No! He not only died for us – he rose from the dead, and there at God’s right hand he stands and pleads for us.

  Nothing therefore can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked. These are the trials through which we triumph, by the power of him who loved us.

  For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord.

OR

1 Corinthians 15:51-57 | Death is swallowed up in victory

I will tell you something that has been secret: that we are not all going to die, but that we shall all be changed. This will be instantaneous, in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet sounds. It will sound, and the dead will be raised, imperishably, and we shall be changed as well, because our present perishable nature must put on imperishability and this mortal nature must put on immortality.

  When this perishable nature has put on imperishability, and when this mortal nature has put on immortality, then the words of scripture will come true: Death is swallowed up in victory. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? Now the sting of death is sin, and sin gets its power from the Law. So let us thank God for giving us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

OR

2 Corinthians 4:14-5:1 | We are being trained to carry the weight of eternal glory

He who raised the Lord Jesus to life will raise us with Jesus in our turn, and put us by his side and you with us. You see, all this is for your benefit, so that the more grace is multiplied among people, the more thanksgiving there will be, to the glory of God.

  That is why there is no weakening on our part, and instead, though this outer man of ours may be falling into decay, the inner man is renewed day by day. Yes, the troubles which are soon over, though they weigh little, train us for the carrying of a weight of eternal glory which is out of all proportion to them. And so we have no eyes for things that are visible, but only for things that are invisible; for visible things last only for a time, and the invisible things are eternal.

  For we know that when the tent that we live in on earth is folded up, there is a house built by God for us, an everlasting home not made by human hands, in the heavens.

OR

2 Corinthians 5:1,6-10 | We want to be exiled from the body and make our home with the Lord

We know that when the tent that we live in on earth is folded up, there is a house built by God for us, an everlasting home not made by human hands, in the heavens.

  We are always full of confidence, then, when we remember that to live in the body means to be exiled from the Lord, going as we do by faith and not by sight – we are full of confidence, I say, and actually want to be exiled from the body and make our home with the Lord. Whether we are living in the body or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing him. For all the truth about us will be brought out in the law court of Christ, and each of us will get what he deserves for the things he did in the body, good or bad.

OR

Philippians 3:20-21 | Christ will transfigure our bodies into copies of his glorious body

For us, our homeland is in heaven, and from heaven comes the saviour we are waiting for, the Lord Jesus Christ, and he will transfigure these wretched bodies of ours into copies of his glorious body. He will do that by the same power with which he can subdue the whole universe.

OR

2 Timothy 2:8-13| If we hold firm then we shall reign with Christ

Remember the Good News that I carry, ‘Jesus Christ risen from the dead, sprung from the race of David’; it is on account of this that I have my own hardships to bear, even to being chained like a criminal – but they cannot chain up God’s news. So I bear it all for the sake of those who are chosen, so that in the end they may have the salvation that is in Christ Jesus and the eternal glory that comes with it.

  Here is a saying that you can rely on:

If we have died with him, then we shall live with him.

If we hold firm, then we shall reign with him.

If we disown him, then he will disown us.

We may be unfaithful, but he is always faithful,

for he cannot disown his own self.

OR

1 John 3:1-2 | We shall be like God because we shall see him as he really is

Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us,

by letting us be called God’s children;

and that is what we are.

Because the world refused to acknowledge him,

therefore it does not acknowledge us.

My dear people, we are already the children of God

but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed;

all we know is, that when it is revealed

we shall be like him

because we shall see him as he really is.

OR

1 John 3:14-16 | We have passed out of death and into life

We have passed out of death and into life,

and of this we can be sure

because we love our brothers.

If you refuse to love, you must remain dead;

to hate your brother is to be a murderer,

and murderers, as you know, do not have eternal life in them.

This has taught us love –

that he gave up his life for us;

and we, too, ought to give up our lives for our brothers.

Gospel Acclamation

It is my Father’s will, says the Lord,

that I should lose nothing of all he has given to me,

and that I should raise it up on the last day.

John 6:39

Gospel

Luke 7:11-17 | The only son of his mother, and she a widow

Jesus went to a town called Nain, accompanied by his disciples and a great number of people. When he was near the gate of the town it happened that a dead man was being carried out for burial, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a considerable number of the townspeople were with her. When the Lord saw her he felt sorry for her. ‘Do not cry’ he said. Then he went up and put his hand on the bier and the bearers stood still, and he said, ‘Young man, I tell you to get up.’ And the dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Everyone was filled with awe and praised God saying, ‘A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people.’ And this opinion of him spread throughout Judaea and all over the countryside.

 

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

Psalms

Psalm 122: I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP
Psalm 23: I Shall Live in the House
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP
Psalm 23: Nada Me Falta
Composer: Pena, Donna
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 23: Shepherd Me, O God
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 24/25: To You, O Lord
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 42: Like the Deer
Composer: Bower, Calvin M.
Psalm 63: My Soul Is Thirsting
Composer: Joncas, Michael
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 63: Your Love Is Finer Than Life
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA

Hymns & Songs

All Will Be Well
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Text: Julian of Norwich
Publisher: WLP
Be Not Afraid
Composer: Dufford SJ, Bob
Text: Dufford SJ, Bob
Publisher: OCP
Dona Nobis Pacem
Composer: Traditional
Text: Unknown
Publisher: GIA
I Am the Bread of Life / Yo Soy el Pan de Vida
Composer: Toolan, Suzanne
Text: Toolan, Suzanne
Publisher: GIA
I Know That My Redeemer Lives
Composer: Haas, David
Text: Haas, David
Publisher: GIA
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
Composer: Thomerson, Kathleen
Text: Thomerson, Kathleen
Publisher: GIA
Jerusalem, My Happy Home
Composer: American folk hymn
Text: Bromehead, Joseph
Lead, Kindly Light
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Text: Cardinal John Henry Newman
Publisher: WLP
Lord of All Hopefulness
Composer: Irish Traditional
Text: Struther, Jan
Publisher: GIA
May We Praise You
Composer: Foley SJ, John
Text: Foley SJ, John
Publisher: OCP
Nada Te Turbe / Nothing Can Trouble
Composer: Berthier, Jacques
Text: Taize Community
Publisher: GIA
Never the Blade Shall Rise
Composer: Powell, Kathy
Text: Powell, Kathy
Publisher: GIA
Now the Green Blade Rises
Composer: French Carol
Text: Crum, John M.
Publisher: GIA
O Christe, Domine Jesu
Composer: Berthier, Jacques
Text: Berthier, Jacques
Publisher: GIA
O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Text: Watts, Isaac
Publisher: WLP
On Eagle's Wings
Composer: Joncas, Michael
Text: Joncas, Michael
Publisher: OCP
Only in God
Composer: Foley SJ, John
Text: Foley SJ, John
Publisher: OCP
Out of the Depths
Composer: Batastini, Robert J.
Text: Duck, Ruth
Publisher: GIA
Resucito
Composer: Arguello, Kiko
Text: Arguello, Kiko
Publisher: GIA
Shall We Gather at the River
Composer: Lowry, Robert
Text: Lowry, Robert
Shelter Me, O God
Composer: Hurd, Bob
Text: Hurd, Bob
Publisher: OCP
Sing With All the Saints in Glory
Text: Irons, William J.
Triduum Hymn: Wondrous Love
Composer: Southern Harmony
Text: Means, Alexander
Publisher: GIA
We Shall Rise Again
Composer: Young, Jeremy
Text: Young, Jeremy
Publisher: GIA
We Walk by Faith
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Text: Alford, Henry
Publisher: GIA
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Text: Riley, J. Athelstan
You Are Near
Composer: Schutte, Dan
Text: Schutte, Dan
Publisher: New Dawn Music