Liturgy Planning

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 21, 2022

Year C - Lectionary [123]

First Reading

Isaiah 66:18-21 | They shall bring all your brothers and sisters from all the nations.

The Lord says this: I am coming to gather the nations of every language. They shall come to witness my glory. I will give them a sign and send some of their survivors to the nations: to Tarshish, Put, Lud, Moshech, Rosh, Tubal, and Javan, to the distant islands that have never heard of me or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory to the nations. As an offering to the Lord they will bring all your brothers, on horses, in chariots, in litters, on mules, on dromedaries, from all the nations to my holy mountain in Jerusalem, says the Lord, like Israelites bringing oblations in clean vessels to the Temple of the Lord. And of some of them I will make priests and Levites, says the Lord.

Responsorial

Psalm 117:1, 2 | Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News. or Alleluia!

  O praise the Lord, all you nations,

  acclaim him all you peoples!

Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News. or Alleluia!

  Strong is his love for us;

  he is faithful for ever.

Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News. or Alleluia!

Second Reading

Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 | Those whom the Lord loves, he disciplines.

Have you forgotten that encouraging text in which you are addressed as sons? My son, when the Lord corrects you, do not treat it lightly; but do not get discouraged when he reprimands you. For the Lord trains the ones that he loves and he punishes all those that he acknowledges as his sons. Suffering is part of your training; God is treating you as his sons. Has there ever been any son whose father did not train him? Of course, any punishment is most painful at the time, and far from pleasant; but later, in those on whom it has been used, it bears fruit in peace and goodness. So hold up your limp arms and steady your trembling kneesand smooth out the path you tread; then the injured limb will not be wrenched, it will grow strong again.

Gospel Acclamation

Jesus said: ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.’

John 14:6

Gospel

Luke 13:22-30 | They will come from east and west and recline at table in the kingdom of God.

Through towns and villages Jesus went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your best to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed.

‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself knocking on the door, saying, “Lord, open to us” but he will answer, “I do not know where you come from.” Then you will find yourself saying, “We once ate and drank in your company; you taught in our streets” but he will reply, “I do not know where you come from. Away from me, all you wicked men!”

‘Then there will be weeping and grinding of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves turned outside. And men from east and west, from north and south, will come to take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.

‘Yes, there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.’

 

'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 23: I Shall Live in the House
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP
Psalm 88/89: Forever I Will Sing
Composer: O'Carroll, Fintan
Publisher: IND
Psalm 89: For Ever I Will Sing
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA

Hymns & Songs

City of God
Composer: Schutte, Dan
Text: Schutte, Dan
Publisher: OCP
Gather Us In
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Text: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
Gather Us Together
Composer: Alstott, Owen
Text: Alstott, Owen
Publisher: OCP
Gift of Finest Wheat
Composer: Kreutz, Robert E.
Text: Westendorf, Omer
Glory and Praise to Our God
Composer: Schutte, Dan
Text: Schutte, Dan
Publisher: OCP
Go Make Of All Disciples
Text: Adkins, Leon M.
Publisher: GIA
Holy, Holy, Holy
Text: Heber, Reginald
In Christ There Is No East or West
Text: Oxenham, John
Psalm 34: The Cry of the Poor
Composer: Foley SJ, John
Publisher: OCP
Sent Forth by God’s Blessing
Composer: Traditional Welsh folk melody
Text: Westendorf, Omer
Publisher: WLP
Where Charity and Love Prevail
Composer: Benoit OSB, Paul
Text: Westendorf, Omer
Publisher: WLP