Liturgy Planning

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 9, 2022

Year C - Lectionary [144]

First Reading

2 Kings 5:14-17 | Naaman the leper returned to Elisha and acknowledged the Lord

Naaman the leper went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, as Elisha had told him to do. And his flesh became clean once more like the flesh of a little child.

  Returning to Elisha with his whole escort, he went in and stood before him. ‘Now I know’ he said ‘that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel. Now, please, accept a present from your servant.’

  But Elisha replied, ‘As the Lord lives, whom I serve, I will accept nothing.’ Naaman pressed him to accept, but he refused.

  Then Naaman said, ‘Since your answer is “No,” allow your servant to be given as much earth as two mules may carry, because your servant will no longer offer holocaust or sacrifice to any god except the Lord.’


Psalm 98:1, 2-3a, 3b-4 | The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.

  Sing a new song to the Lord

  for he has worked wonders.

  His right hand and his holy arm

  have brought salvation.

The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.

  The Lord has made known his salvation;

  has shown his justice to the nations.

  He has remembered his truth and love

  for the house of Israel.

The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.

  All the ends of the earth have seen

  the salvation of our God.

  Shout to the Lord, all the earth,

  ring out your joy.

The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.

Second Reading

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.

Gospel Acclamation

Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life; you have the message of eternal life. | cf.Jn6:63,68


For all things give thanks, because this is what God expects you to do in Christ Jesus. | 1 Thessalonians 5:18


Luke 17:11-19 | No-one has come back to praise God, only this foreigner

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered one of the villages, ten lepers came to meet him. They stood some way off and called to him, ‘Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.’ When he saw them he said, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ Now as they were going away they were cleansed. Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan. This made Jesus say, ‘Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.’ And he said to the man, ‘Stand up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.’


'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 116: I Will Walk in the Presence of God
Composer: Daigle, Gary / Cooney, Rory
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 63: Your Love Is Finer Than Life
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
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

All the Earth Proclaim the Lord
Composer: Deiss, Lucien
Text: Psalm 100
Publisher: WLP
Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Composer: Fishel, Donald
Text: Fishel, Donald
Blest Be the Lord
Composer: Schutte, Dan
Text: Schutte, Dan
Publisher: OCP
Come to Me (Joncas)
Composer: Joncas, Michael
Text: Joncas, Michael
Publisher: GIA
Come, You Thankful People, Come
Text: Alford, Henry
For the Beauty of the Earth
Text: Pierpoint, Folliot S.
Now Thank We All Our God
Text: Rinckart, Martin
O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Text: Watts, Isaac
Publisher: WLP
On Eagle's Wings
Composer: Joncas, Michael
Text: Joncas, Michael
Publisher: OCP
Psalm 91: Within the Wings of God’s Embrace
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP
Psalm 98: Sing a New Song unto the Lord
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Composer: Irish Traditional
Text: Baker, Henry W.
Though the Mountains May Fall
Composer: Schutte, Dan
Text: Schutte, Dan
Publisher: OCP
To God with Gladness Sing
Composer: Joncas, Michael
Text: Quinn SJ, James
Publisher: GIA