Weekly Missal English

Readings for January 30, 2022

Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Entrance Hymn: #768, Gather Your People 
Bob Hurd

Refrain
Gather your people, O Lord.
Gather your people, O Lord.
One bread, one body, one spirit of love.
Gather your people, O Lord.

1. Draw us forth to the table of life:
brothers and sisters,
each of us called to walk in your light.

2. We are parts of the body of Christ,
needing each other,
each of the gifts the Spirit provides.

3. No more harm on the mountain of God;
swords into plowshares.
Free us, O Lord, from hardness of heart.

4. Wash us, Lord, in the waters of life;
waters of mercy,
waters of hope that flow from your side.
Text: Based on 1 Corinthians 12; Isaiah 2:3–4; 11:9. Text and music © 1991, Bob Hurd. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

Glory to God 

Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace to people of good will. 

We praise you, we bless you, 
We adore you, we glorify you, 
We give you thanks for your great glory, 
Lord God, heavenly King, 
O God, almighty Father. 

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, 
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, 
You take away the sins of the world, 
Have mercy on us; 
You take away the sins of the world, 
Receive our prayer; 
You are seated at the right hand of the Father, 
Have mercy on us. 

For you alone are the Holy One, 
You alone are the Lord, 
You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, 
With the Holy Spirit, 
In the glory of God the Father. Amen. 

First Reading                                                                                      

The word of the LORD came to me, saying:
            Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
                        before you were born I dedicated you,
                        a prophet to the nations I appointed you.

            But do you gird your loins;
                        stand up and tell them
                        all that I command you.
            Be not crushed on their account,
                        as though I would leave you crushed before them;
            for it is I this day
                        who have made you a fortified city,
            a pillar of iron, a wall of brass,
                        against the whole land:
            against Judah’s kings and princes,
                        against its priests and people.
            They will fight against you but not prevail over you,
                        for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.

R. (cf. 1)  Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.
Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD,
   who walks in his ways!
For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork;
   blessed shall you be, and favored.
R. Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
   in the recesses of your home;
your children like olive plants
   around your table.
R. Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.
Behold, thus is the man blessed
   who fears the LORD.
The LORD bless you from Zion:
   may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
   all the days of your life.
R. Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.

Second Reading

Brothers and sisters:
Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.
But I shall show you a still more excellent way.

If I speak in human and angelic tongues,
but do not have love,
I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.
And if I have the gift of prophecy,
and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge;
if I have all faith so as to move mountains,
but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give away everything I own,
and if I hand my body over so that I may boast,
but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind.
It is not jealous, it is not pompous,
It is not inflated, it is not rude,
it does not seek its own interests,
it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
it does not rejoice over wrongdoing
but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.
If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing;
if tongues, they will cease;
if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.
For we know partially and we prophesy partially,
but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
When I was a child, I used to talk as a child,
think as a child, reason as a child;
when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,
but then face to face.
At present I know partially;
then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.
So faith, hope, love remain, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.

Gospel

Jesus began speaking in the synagogue, saying:
“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
And all spoke highly of him
and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. 
They also asked, “Isn’t this the son of Joseph?”
He said to them, “Surely you will quote me this proverb,
‘Physician, cure yourself,’ and say,
‘Do here in your native place
the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.’”
And he said, “Amen, I say to you,
no prophet is accepted in his own native place.
Indeed, I tell you,
there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah
when the sky was closed for three and a half years
and a severe famine spread over the entire land.
It was to none of these that Elijah was sent,
but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon.
Again, there were many lepers in Israel
during the time of Elisha the prophet;
yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”
When the people in the synagogue heard this,
they were all filled with fury.
They rose up, drove him out of the town,
and led him to the brow of the hill
on which their town had been built,
to hurl him down headlong.
But Jesus passed through the midst of them and went away.

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ
 
 

Offertory Hymn: #644, Your Words Are Spirit and Life
Bernadette Farrell

Refrain
Your words are spirit and life, O Lord:
richer than gold, stronger than death.
Your words are spirit and life, O Lord;
life everlasting.

1. God’s law is perfect,
refreshing the soul,
reviving the weary spirit.
God’s rule can be trusted:
bringing us wisdom,
bringing God’s wisdom to birth.

2. God’s precepts keep us;
their purpose is right.
They gladden the hearts of people.
God’s command is so clear
it brings us new vision;
bringing God’s light to our eyes.

3. Living by God’s truth is holy and sure;
God’s presence is everlasting.
God’s truth is eternal,
bringing us justice;
bringing God’s justice to earth.

4. God’s word is precious,
desired more than gold;
worth more than we dare imagine
and, sweeter than honey,
this word will feed us,
bringing fulfillment and joy.
Text: Based on Psalm 19:8–11. Text and music © 1993, Bernadette Farrell.  Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

Holy

Holy, holy holy Lord
God of Hosts
Heaven and earth are full of your glory 
Hosannah in the highest
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord 
Hosannah in the highest. 
 

Mystery of Faith 

When we eat this bread 
And drink this cup
We proclaim your death, O Lord
Until you come again. 

Lamb of God 

Lamb of God, 
You take away the sins of the world 
Have mercy on us. 
(2 times) 

Lamb of God, 
You take away the sins of the world
Grant us peace. 

Communion Hymn: #793, One Bread, One Body
John Foley, SJ

Refrain
One bread, one body,one Lord of all,
one cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many,
throughout the earth,
we are one body in this one Lord.

1. Gentile or Jew,
servant or free,
woman or man, no more.

2. Many the gifts,
many the works,
one in the Lord of all.

3. Grain for the fields,
scattered and grown,
gathered to one, for all.
Text: Based on 1 Corinthians 10:16–17; 12:4, 12–13, 20; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 4:4–6; The Didache 9. Text and music © 1978, John B. Foley, S.J., and OCP. All rights reserved.
 
Second Communion Hymn: 786, I Received the Living God
LIVING GOD

Refrain
I received the living God, and my heart is full of joy.
I received the living God, and my heart is full of joy.

1. Jesus said: “I am the Bread
Kneaded long to give you life;
You who will partake of me 
Need not ever fear to die.”

2. Jesus said: “I am the Way,
And my Father longs for you;
So I come to bring you home
To be one with him anew.”

3. Jesus said: “I am the Truth;
If you follow close to me,
You will know me in your heart,
And my word shall make you free.”

4. Jesus said: “I am the Life
Far from whom no thing can grow,
But receive this living bread,
And my Spirit you shall know.”
Text: 77 77 with refrain; anon. Music: Anon.
 
 
Closing Hymn: #575, Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You 
 
1. Joufyl, joyful, we adore you,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow'rs before you,
Op'ning to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
Drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day!

2. All your works with joy surround you,
Earth and heav'n reflect your rays,
Stars and angels sing around you, 
Center of unbroken praise; 
Field and forest, vale and mountain, 
Flow'ry meadow, flashing sea, 
Chanting bird and flowing fountain, 
Praising you eternally! 

3. Always giving and forgiving, 
Ever blessing, ever blest, 
Wellspring of the joy of living, 
Ocean depth of happy rest! 
Loving Father, Christ our brother, 
Let your light upon us shine; Teach us how to love each other, 
Lift us to the joy divine. 

4. Mortals, join the mighty chorus
Which the morning stars began; 
Love divine is reigning o'er us, 
Binding all within its span. 
Ever singing, march we onward, 
Victors in the midst of strife; 
Joyful music leads us sunward, 
In the triumph song of life.