Liturgy Planning

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 22, 2023

Year A - Lectionary [145]

First Reading

I have taken Cyrus by his right hand to subdue nations before him | Isaiah 45:1,4-6

Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,
whom he has taken by his right hand
to subdue nations before him
and strip the loins of kings,
to force gateways before him
that their gates be closed no more:
‘It is for the sake of my servant Jacob,
of Israel my chosen one,
that I have called you by your name,
conferring a title though you do not know me.
I am the Lord, unrivalled;
there is no other God besides me.
Though you do not know me, I arm you
that men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun
that, apart from me, all is nothing.’

Give the Lord glory and power | Psalm 95(96):1,3-5,7-10

O sing a new song to the Lord,
sing to the Lord all the earth.
Tell among the nations his glory
and his wonders among all the peoples.
Give the Lord glory and power.
The Lord is great and worthy of praise,
to be feared above all gods;
the gods of the heathens are naught.
It was the Lord who made the heavens,
Give the Lord glory and power.
Give the Lord, you families of peoples,
give the Lord glory and power;
give the Lord the glory of his name.
Bring an offering and enter his courts.
Give the Lord glory and power.
Worship the Lord in his temple.
O earth, tremble before him.
Proclaim to the nations: ‘God is king.’
He will judge the peoples in fairness.
Give the Lord glory and power.
Second Reading

We constantly remember your faith, your love and your hope | 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5

From Paul, Silvanus and Timothy, to the Church in Thessalonika which is in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ; wishing you grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We always mention you in our prayers and thank God for you all, and constantly remember before God our Father how you have shown your faith in action, worked for love and persevered through hope, in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We know, brothers, that God loves you and that you have been chosen, because when we brought the Good News to you, it came to you not only as words, but as power and as the Holy Spirit and as utter conviction.
Gospel Acclamation
Your word is truth, O Lord:
consecrate us in the truth.
You will shine in the world like bright stars
because you are offering it the word of life.

Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar | Matthew 22:15-21

The Pharisees went away to work out between them how to trap Jesus in what he said. And they sent their disciples to him, together with the Herodians, to say, ‘Master, we know that you are an honest man and teach the way of God in an honest way, and that you are not afraid of anyone, because a man’s rank means nothing to you. Tell us your opinion, then. Is it permissible to pay taxes to Caesar or not?’ But Jesus was aware of their malice and replied, ‘You hypocrites! Why do you set this trap for me? Let me see the money you pay the tax with.’ They handed him a denarius, and he said, ‘Whose head is this? Whose name?’ ‘Caesar’s’ they replied. He then said to them, ‘Very well, give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – and to God what belongs to God.’


'Scripture readings taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published and copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd, and used by permission of the publishers'


Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: IND
Psalm 118: Let Us Rejoice
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Psalm 63: In the Shadow of Your Wings
Composer: Joncas, Michael
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 63: Your Love Is Finer Than Life
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA

Hymns & Songs

All Creatures of Our God and King
Text: Francis of Assisi
All That We Have
Composer: Ault, Gary
Text: Ault, Gary
Publisher: GIA
All the Earth Proclaim the Lord
Composer: Deiss, Lucien
Text: Psalm 100
Publisher: WLP
As We Gather at Your Table (HOLY MANNA)
Text: Daw, Carl P.
Publisher: GIA
Be Still and Know That I Am God
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Text: Psalm 46
Publisher: WLP
Canticle of the Turning
Composer: Irish Traditional
Text: Cooney, Rory
Publisher: GIA
Confitemini Domino / Come and Fill
Composer: Berthier, Jacques
Text: Taize Community
Publisher: GIA
Draw Near
Composer: Janco, Steven R.
Text: Sancti, venite, Christi corpus sumite
Publisher: WLP
Faith, Hope and Love
Composer: McDonagh
Publisher: IND
For the Fruits of All Creation
Composer: Traditional Welsh melody
Text: Green, Fred Pratt
God of Day and God of Darkness
Composer: The Sacred Harp
Text: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
How Can I Keep from Singing?
Composer: arr. Warner, Steven C.; with refrain Lowry, Robert
Text: Anonymous Music
Publisher: WLP
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Text: Watts, Isaac
Make Us True Servants
Composer: Irish Traditional
Text: Wente, Susan G.
Publisher: WLP
On Holy Ground
Composer: Pena, Donna
Text: Pena, Donna
Publisher: GIA
Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
Publisher: PD
Psalm 98: Sing a New Song unto the Lord
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
Sing of the Lord's Goodness
Composer: Sands, Ernest
Text: Sands, Ernest
Publisher: OCP