Liturgy Planning

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 23, 2022

Year C - Lectionary [150]

First Reading

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 | The humble man's prayer pierces the clouds

The Lord is a judge

  who is no respecter of personages.

He shows no respect of personages to the detriment of a poor man,

  he listens to the plea of the injured party.

He does not ignore the orphan’s supplication,

  nor the widow’s as she pours out her story.

The man who with his whole heart serves God will be accepted,

  his petitions will carry to the clouds.

The humble man’s prayer pierces the clouds,

  until it arrives he is inconsolable,

And the Lord will not be slow,

  nor will he be dilatory on their behalf.


Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23 | This poor man called; the Lord has heard him.

  I will bless the Lord at all times,

  his praise always on my lips;

  in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.

  The humble shall hear and be glad.

This poor man called; the Lord has heard him.

  The Lord turns his face against the wicked

  to destroy their remembrance from the earth.

  The just call and the Lord hears

  and rescues them in all their distress.

This poor man called; the Lord has heard him.

  The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;

  those whose spirit is crushed he will save.

  The Lord ransoms the souls of his servants.

  Those who hide in him shall not be condemned.

This poor man called; the Lord has heard him.

Second Reading

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 | All there is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me

My life is already being poured away as a libation, and the time has come for me to be gone. I have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith; all there is to come now is the crown of righteousness reserved for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day; and not only to me but to all those who have longed for his Appearing.

  The first time I had to present my defence, there was not a single witness to support me. Every one of them deserted me – may they not be held accountable for it. But the Lord stood by me and gave me power, so that through me the whole message might be proclaimed for all the pagans to hear; and so I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from all evil attempts on me, and bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Gospel Acclamation

Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children. | Matthew 11:25


God in Christ was reconciling the world to himself, and he has entrusted to us the news that they are reconciled. | 2 Corinthians 5:19


Luke 18:9-14 | The tax collector, not the Pharisee, went home justified.

Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else: ‘Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, “I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like the rest of mankind, and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes on all I get.” The tax collector stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but he beat his breast and said, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” This man, I tell you, went home again at rights with God; the other did not. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the man who humbles himself will be exalted.’


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 34: Taste and See (Haugen)
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 34: Taste and See (Kirner/Warner)
Composer: Warner, Steven C. / Kirner, Karen Schneider
Psalm 34: The Cry of the Poor
Composer: Foley SJ, John
Publisher: OCP
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
Amazing Grace
Text: Newton, John / Rees, John
Publisher: GIA
Christ Be Beside Me
Composer: Gaelic
Text: The Lorica of St. Patrick
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
Come to the Water
Composer: Foley SJ, John
Text: Foley SJ, John
Publisher: New Dawn Music
Grant to Us, O Lord
Composer: Deiss, Lucien
Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Publisher: WLP
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Composer: Traditional English folk song
Text: Bonar, Horatius
In Christ There Is No East or West
Text: Oxenham, John
Jesus, Remember Me
Composer: Berthier, Jacques
Text: Taize Community
Publisher: GIA
Lord of All Hopefulness
Composer: Irish Traditional
Text: Struther, Jan
Publisher: GIA
My Soul Is at Rest
Composer: Berthier, Jacques
Text: Berthier, Jacques
Publisher: GIA
Only in God
Composer: Foley SJ, John
Text: Foley SJ, John
Publisher: OCP
Psalm 16: Harbor of My Heart
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP
Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13
Publisher: WLP
Taste and See (Moore)
Composer: Moore, James E.
Text: Moore, James E.
Publisher: GIA
We Are the Light of the World
Composer: Greif, Jean A.
Text: Greif, Jean A.