Weekly Missal English

Readings and Music for June 13, 2021

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Entrance Hymn: #686, How Can I Keep From Singing 

1. My life flows on in endless song 
Above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the real though far-off hymn 
That hails a new creation.

No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I’m clinging.
Since Love is Lord of heaven and earth, 
How can I keep from singing?

2. Through all the tumult and the strife, 
I hear that music ringing;
it sounds and echoes in my soul;
How can I keep from singing?

3. What though the tempest ’round me roar, 
I hear the truth, it liveth;
What though the darkness ’round me close, 
songs in the night it giveth.

4. When tyrants tremble, sick with fear,
And hear their death knells ringing;
when friends rejoice both far and near,
  How can I keep from singing?

5. The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing.
All things are mine since I am his; 
How can I keep from singing?
Text: 87 87 with refrain; attr. to Robert Lowry, 1826–1899, alt.; verse 3, Doris Plenn. Music: Quaker Hymn; attr. to Robert Lowry.


Glory to God in the highest,  glory to God
And on earth peace to people, to people of good will. (2)

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.
Glory to God in the highest,  glory to God
And on earth peace to people, to people of good will. 
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, 
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, 
You take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us; 
You take away the sin of the world, receive our prayer; 
You are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. 
Glory to God in the highest,  glory to God
And on earth peace to people, to people of good will. 
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. 
Glory to God in the highest,  glory to God
And on earth peace to people, to people of good will.


Reading I

Ez 17:22-24

Thus says the Lord GOD:
I, too, will take from the crest of the cedar,
    from its topmost branches tear off a tender shoot,
and plant it on a high and lofty mountain;
    on the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it.
It shall put forth branches and bear fruit,
    and become a majestic cedar.
Birds of every kind shall dwell beneath it,
    every winged thing in the shade of its boughs.
And all the trees of the field shall know
    that I, the LORD,
bring low the high tree,
    lift high the lowly tree,
wither up the green tree,
    and make the withered tree bloom.
As I, the LORD, have spoken, so will I do.

Responsorial Psalm

R. (cf. 2a) Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.
It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
    to sing praise to your name, Most High,
To proclaim your kindness at dawn
    and your faithfulness throughout the night.
R. Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.
The just one shall flourish like the palm tree,
    like a cedar of Lebanon shall he grow.
They that are planted in the house of the LORD
    shall flourish in the courts of our God.
R. Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.
They shall bear fruit even in old age;
    vigorous and sturdy shall they be,
Declaring how just is the LORD,
    my rock, in whom there is no wrong.
R. Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.

Reading II

Brothers and sisters:
We are always courageous,
although we know that while we are at home in the body
we are away from the Lord,
for we walk by faith, not by sight.
Yet we are courageous,
and we would rather leave the body and go home to the Lord.
Therefore, we aspire to please him, 
whether we are at home or away.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,
so that each may receive recompense,
according to what he did in the body, whether good or evil




R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower.
All who come to him will live forever.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.



Jesus said to the crowds:
“This is how it is with the kingdom of God;
it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land
and would sleep and rise night and day
and through it all the seed would sprout and grow,
he knows not how.
Of its own accord the land yields fruit,
first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once,
for the harvest has come.”

He said,
“To what shall we compare the kingdom of God,
or what parable can we use for it?
It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground,
is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants
and puts forth large branches,
so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”
With many such parables
he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.
Without parables he did not speak to them,
but to his own disciples he explained everything in private.

The Gospel of the Lord

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ
Offertory Hymn: #818, Here I Am, Lord

1. I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin
My hand will save.
I, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

2. I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them.
They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my word to them.
Whom shall I send?

3. I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them.
My hand will save.
Finest bread I will provide
Till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them.
Whom shall I send?
Text: Based on Isaiah 6. Text and music © 1981, OCP. All rights reserved.

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts. 
Heaven and earth are full of your glory. 
Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. 
Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest. 

We Proclaim Your Death 

We proclaim your death, O Lord,
And profess your resurrection until you come,
Until you come again. 

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace. 

Communion Hymn: 
#781, Seed, Scattered and Sown

Seed, scattered and sown, 
Wheat, gathered and grown,
Bread, broken and shared as one,
the living bread of God. 
Vine, fruit of the land,
Wine, work of our hands,
One cup that is shared by all; 
The living cup, the living bread of God. 

1. Is not the bread we break a sharing in our Lord? 
Is not the cup we bless the blood of Christ outpoured? 

2. The seed which falls on rock will wither and will die. 
The seed within good ground will flower and have life. 

3. As wheat upon the hills was gathered and was grown, 
So may the church of God be gathered into one. 

Closing Hymn: #821, Celtic Alleluia: Sending Forth
Fintan O’Carroll/Christopher Walker

Alleluia, alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia.

1. Now with the strength of your Word,
send us to be your disciples,
to bring all the world to the joy of your kingdom.
2. Fed with the Bread of new life,
filled with the wine of compassion,
send us out to serve all the world in your name.
3. Now make us steadfast in faith,
joyful in hope of Christ’s coming,
and by unity let your love fill our lives.
© 1985, 1996, Fintan O’Carroll and Christopher Walker. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.