Liturgy Planning

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 28, 2022

Year C - Lectionary [126]

First Reading

Ecclesiasticus 3:19-21,30-31 | Behave humbly, and you will find favour with the Lord

My son, be gentle in carrying out your business,

  and you will be better loved than a lavish giver.

The greater you are, the more you should behave humbly,

  and then you will find favour with the Lord;

for great though the power of the Lord is,

  he accepts the homage of the humble.

There is no cure for the proud man’s malady,

  since an evil growth has taken root in him.

The heart of a sensible man will reflect on parables,

  an attentive ear is the sage’s dream.



Psalm 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 | In your goodness, O God, you prepared a home for the poor.

  The just shall rejoice at the presence of God,

  they shall exult and dance for joy.

  O sing to the Lord, make music to his name;

  rejoice in the Lord, exult at his presence.

In your goodness, O God, you prepared a home for the poor.

  Father of the orphan, defender of the widow,

  such is God in his holy place.

  God gives the lonely a home to live in;

  he leads the prisoners forth into freedom:

In your goodness, O God, you prepared a home for the poor.

  You poured down, O God, a generous rain:

  when your people were starved you gave them new life.

  It was there that your people found a home,

  prepared in your goodness, O God, for the poor.

In your goodness, O God, you prepared a home for the poor.

Second Reading

Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a | You have approached Mount Zion and the city of the living God.

What you have come to is nothing known to the senses: not a blazing fire, or a gloom turning to total darkness, or a storm; or trumpeting thunder or the great voice speaking which made everyone that heard it beg that no more should be said to them. But what you have come to is Mount Zion and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem where the millions of angels have gathered for the festival, with the whole Church in which everyone is a ‘first-born son’ and a citizen of heaven. You have come to God himself, the supreme Judge, and been placed with spirits of the saints who have been made perfect; and to Jesus, the mediator who brings a new covenant and a blood for purification which pleads more insistently than Abel’s.

Gospel Acclamation

Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, says the Lord, for I am gentle and humble in heart.

Matthew 11:29ab


Luke 14:1, 7-14  | Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.

On a sabbath day Jesus had gone for a meal to the house of one of the leading Pharisees; and they watched him closely. He then told the guests a parable, because he had noticed how they picked the places of honour. He said this, ‘When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take your seat in the place of honour. A more distinguished person than you may have been invited, and the person who invited you both may come and say, “Give up your place to this man.” And then, to your embarrassment, you would have to go and take the lowest place. No; when you are a guest, make your way to the lowest place and sit there, so that, when your host comes, he may say, “My friend, move up higher.” In that way, everyone with you at the table will see you honoured. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the man who humbles himself will be exalted.’

Then he said to his host, ‘When you give a lunch or a dinner, do not ask your friends, brothers, relations or rich neighbours, for fear they repay your courtesy by inviting you in return. No; when you have a party, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; that they cannot pay you back means that you are fortunate, because repayment will be made to you when the virtuous rise again.’



'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 23: I Shall Live in the House
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Publisher: WLP
Psalm 63: Your Love Is Finer Than Life
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 67/68: In Your Goodness, O God
Composer: O'Carroll
Psalm 68: You Have Made a Home for the Poor
Composer: Cooney, Rory
Publisher: GIA

Hymns & Songs

Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem
Publisher: PD
City of God
Composer: Schutte, Dan
Text: Schutte, Dan
Publisher: OCP
Gather Us In
Composer: Haugen, Marty
Text: Haugen, Marty
Publisher: GIA
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
In Christ There Is No East or West
Text: Oxenham, John
May the Goodness of the Lord
Composer: McDonagh
Publisher: IND
One Bread, One Body
Composer: Foley SJ, John
Text: Foley SJ, John
Publisher: GIA
Psalm 146: Whenever You Serve Me
Composer: Janco, Steven R.
Publisher: WLP
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
Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts
Composer: Warner, Steven C.
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13
Publisher: WLP
The Servant Song
Composer: Gillard, Richard
Text: Gillard, Richard
We Are the Light of the World
Composer: Greif, Jean A.
Text: Greif, Jean A.
Whatsoever You Do
Composer: Jabusch, Willard F.
Text: Jabusch, Willard F.
Publisher: GIA
Where Charity and Love Prevail
Composer: Benoit OSB, Paul
Text: Westendorf, Omer
Publisher: WLP