Liturgy Planning

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 13, 2022

Year C - Lectionary [159]

First Reading

Malachi 3:19-20a  | For you the sun of righteousness will shine out

The day is coming now, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and the evil-doers will be like stubble. The day that is coming is going to burn them up, says the Lord of Hosts, leaving them neither root nor stalk. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will shine out with healing in its rays.


Psalm 97(98):5-9 | The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

  Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp

  with the sound of music.

  With trumpets and the sound of the horn

  acclaim the King, the Lord.

The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

  Let the sea and all within it, thunder;

  the world, and all its peoples.

  Let the rivers clap their hands

  and the hills ring out their joy

  at the presence of the Lord.

The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

  For the Lord comes,

  he comes to rule the earth.

  He will rule the world with justice

  and the peoples with fairness.

The Lord comes to rule the peoples with fairness.

Second Reading

2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 | Do not let anyone have food if he refuses to work

You know how you are supposed to imitate us: now we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we ever have our meals at anyone’s table without paying for them; no, we worked night and day, slaving and straining, so as not to be a burden on any of you. This was not because we had no right to be, but in order to make ourselves an example for you to follow.

We gave you a rule when we were with you: do not let anyone have any food if he refuses to do any work. Now we hear that there are some of you who are living in idleness, doing no work themselves but interfering with everyone else’s. In the Lord Jesus Christ, we order and call on people of this kind to go on quietly working and earning the food that they eat.

Gospel Acclamation

Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.

Luke 21:36


Stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.

Luke 21:28


The destruction of the Temple foretold | Luke 21:5-19

When some were talking about the Temple, remarking how it was adorned with fine stonework and votive offerings, Jesus said, ‘All these things you are staring at now – the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another: everything will be destroyed.’ And they put to him this question: ‘Master,’ they said ‘when will this happen, then, and what sign will there be that this is about to take place?’

‘Take care not to be deceived,’ he said ‘because many will come using my name and saying, “I am he” and, “The time is near at hand.” Refuse to join them. And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened, for this is something that must happen but the end is not so soon.’ Then he said to them, ‘Nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes and plagues and famines here and there; there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

‘But before all this happens, men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and bring you before kings and governors because of my name – and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Keep this carefully in mind: you are not to prepare your defence, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your endurance will win you your lives.’

'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 98: All the Ends of the Earth (Haugen)
Composer: Haas, David / Haugen, Marty / Kodner, Diana
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 98: Sing a New Song unto the Lord
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP

Hymns & Songs

Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
Text: Dix, William C.
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
Gift of Finest Wheat
Composer: Kreutz, Robert E.
Text: Westendorf, Omer
How Can I Keep from Singing?
Composer: arr. Warner, Steven C.; with refrain Lowry, Robert
Text: Anonymous Music
Publisher: WLP
I Am the Bread of Life / Yo Soy el Pan de Vida
Composer: Toolan, Suzanne
Text: Toolan, Suzanne
Publisher: GIA
I Am the Vine
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Text: John 15: 1-8
Publisher: WLP
I Shall See My God
Composer: Keil, Kevin
Text: Keil, Kevin
Publisher: GIA
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
Composer: Thomerson, Kathleen
Text: Thomerson, Kathleen
Publisher: GIA
Jesus, Remember Me
Composer: Berthier, Jacques
Text: Taize Community
Publisher: GIA
Let Justice Roll Like a River
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Text: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 16: Harbor of My Heart
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP
Psalm 98: Sing a New Song unto the Lord
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP
Soon and Very Soon
Composer: Crouch, Andrae
Text: Crouch, Andrae
Publisher: Bud John Songs, Inc.
The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns
Composer: Wyeth, John
Text: Brownlie, John
Publisher: GIA
Though the Mountains May Fall
Composer: Schutte, Dan
Text: Schutte, Dan
Publisher: OCP
We Are the Light of the World
Composer: Greif, Jean A.
Text: Greif, Jean A.
We Remember
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Text: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
We Shall Rise Again
Composer: Young, Jeremy
Text: Young, Jeremy
Publisher: GIA
Where Charity and Love Prevail
Composer: Benoit OSB, Paul
Text: Westendorf, Omer
Publisher: WLP