Liturgy Planning

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

November 20, 2022

Year C - Lectionary [162]

First Reading

They anointed David king of Israel | 2 Samuel 5:1-3 

All the tribes of Israel then came to David at Hebron. ‘Look’ they said ‘we are your own flesh and blood. In days past when Saul was our king, it was you who led Israel in all their exploits; and the Lord said to you, “You are the man who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you shall be the leader of Israel.”’ So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a pact with them at Hebron in the presence of the Lord, and they anointed David king of Israel.


I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’ | Psalm 121(122):1-5

  I rejoiced when I heard them say:

  ‘Let us go to God’s house.’

  And now our feet are standing

  within your gates, O Jerusalem.

I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’

  Jerusalem is built as a city

  strongly compact.

  It is there that the tribes go up,

  the tribes of the Lord.

I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’

  For Israel’s law it is,

  there to praise the Lord’s name.

  There were set the thrones of judgement

  of the house of David.

I rejoiced when I heard them say: ‘Let us go to God’s house.’

Second Reading

The Father has created a place for us in the kingdom of the Son that he loves | Colossians 1:12-20 

We give thanks to the Father who has made it possible for you to join the saints and with them to inherit the light.

  Because that is what he has done: he has taken us out of the power of darkness and created a place for us in the kingdom of the Son that he loves, and in him, we gain our freedom, the forgiveness of our sins.

He 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

Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David!

Mark 11:10


'Today you will be with me in paradise' | Luke 23:35-43 

The people stayed there before the cross watching Jesus. As for the leaders, they jeered at him. ‘He saved others,’ they said ‘let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.’ The soldiers mocked him too, and when they approached to offer vinegar they said, ‘If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.’ Above him there was an inscription: ‘This is the King of the Jews.’

One of the criminals hanging there abused him. ‘Are you not the Christ?’ he said. ‘Save yourself and us as well.’ But the other spoke up and rebuked him. ‘Have you no fear of God at all?’ he said. ‘You got the same sentence as he did, but in our case we deserved it: we are paying for what we did. But this man has done nothing wrong. Jesus,’ he said ‘remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ ‘Indeed, I promise you,’ he replied ‘today you will be with me in paradise.’


'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 122: I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP
Psalm 122: Let Us Go Rejoicing
Composer: Wilcock, Christopher
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 63: Your Love Is Finer Than Life
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA

Hymns & Songs

All Glory, Laud and Honor
Text: Theodulph of Orleans
All You Nations
Composer: Deiss, Lucien
Text: Psalm 66
Publisher: WLP
All the Earth Proclaim the Lord
Composer: Deiss, Lucien
Text: Psalm 100
Publisher: WLP
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
Text: Dix, William C.
At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
Text: Ad regias Agni dapes
Christ Be Beside Me
Composer: Gaelic
Text: The Lorica of St. Patrick
Publisher: GIA
Crown Him with Many Crowns
Text: Bridges, Matthew
I Am the Bread of Life / Yo Soy el Pan de Vida
Composer: Toolan, Suzanne
Text: Toolan, Suzanne
Publisher: GIA
Jesus, Remember Me
Composer: Berthier, Jacques
Text: Taize Community
Publisher: GIA
Jesus, the Lord
Composer: O’Connor SJ, Roc
Text: O’Connor SJ, Roc
Publisher: OCP
Laudate Dominum
Composer: Berthier, Jacques
Text: Taize Community
Publisher: GIA
Lift High the Cross
Text: Kitchin, George W.
Only This I Want
Composer: Schutte, Dan
Text: Schutte, Dan
Publisher: OCP
Ride On, Jesus, Ride
Composer: African-American Spiritual
Text: African-American Spiritual
Publisher: GIA
Soon and Very Soon
Composer: Crouch, Andrae
Text: Crouch, Andrae
Publisher: Bud John Songs, Inc.
To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King
Text: Hellrigel, Martin B.