Weekly Missal English

June 26, 2022
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Entrance Hymn: #574, Glory and Praise to Our God
Dan Schutte

Glory and praise to our God, 
who alone gives light to our days.
Many are the blessings he bears
to those who trust in his ways.

1. We, the daughters and sons of him 
who built the valleys and plains,
praise the wonders our God has done
  in ev’ry heart that sings.

2. In his wisdom he strengthens us,
like gold that’s tested in fire.
Though the power of sin prevails,
our God is there to save.

3. Ev’ry moment of ev’ry day
our God is waiting to save,
always ready to seek the lost,
to answer those who pray.

4. God has watered our barren land
and spent his merciful rain.
Now the rivers of life run full
for anyone to drink.
Text: Based on Psalms 65, 66. Text and music © 1976, OCP. All rights reserved.

The LORD said to Elijah:
“You shall anoint Elisha, son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah,
as prophet to succeed you.”

Elijah set out and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat,
as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen;
he was following the twelfth.
Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak over him.
Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said,
“Please, let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,
and I will follow you.”
Elijah answered, “Go back!
Have I done anything to you?”
Elisha left him, and taking the yoke of oxen, slaughtered them;
he used the plowing equipment for fuel to boil their flesh,
and gave it to his people to eat.
Then Elisha left and followed Elijah as his attendant.

Responsorial Psalm

R (cf. 5a) You are my inheritance, O Lord.
Keep me, O God, for in you I take refuge;
            I say to the LORD, “My Lord are you.
O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
            you it is who hold fast my lot.”
R You are my inheritance, O Lord.
I bless the LORD who counsels me;
            even in the night my heart exhorts me.
I set the LORD ever before me;
            with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
R You are my inheritance, O Lord.
Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
            my body, too, abides in confidence
because you will not abandon my soul to the netherworld,
            nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.
R You are my inheritance, O Lord.
You will show me the path to life,
            fullness of joys in your presence,
            the delights at your right hand forever.
R You are my inheritance, O Lord.

Reading II

Brothers and sisters:
For freedom Christ set us free;
so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.

For you were called for freedom, brothers and sisters.
But do not use this freedom
as an opportunity for the flesh;
rather, serve one another through love.
For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement,
namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
But if you go on biting and devouring one another,
beware that you are not consumed by one another.

I say, then: live by the Spirit
and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh.
For the flesh has desires against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh;
these are opposed to each other,
so that you may not do what you want.
But if you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening;
you have the words of everlasting life.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled,
he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,
and he sent messengers ahead of him.
On the way they entered a Samaritan village
to prepare for his reception there,
but they would not welcome him
because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem.
When the disciples James and John saw this they asked,
“Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven
to consume them?”
Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.

As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him,
“I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus answered him,
“Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”

And to another he said, “Follow me.”
But he replied, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.”
But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead.
But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
And another said, “I will follow you, Lord,
but first let me say farewell to my family at home.”
To him Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Offertory Hymn: #702, Prayer of St. Francis
Sebastian Temple

1. Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love.
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord,
And where there’s doubt, true faith in you.

2. Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness only light,
And where there’s sadness ever joy.

3. O Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled, as to console, 
To be understood, as to understand,
To be loved, as to love, with all my soul.

4. Make me a channel of your peace.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving of ourselves that we receive,
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.
Dedicated to Mrs. Frances Tracy. Text: Based on the prayer traditionally ascr. to St. Francis of Assisi, 1182–1226. Text and music © 1967, OCP. All rights reserved.

Communion Hymn: #796, Taste and See
Bob Hurd

Taste and see, O taste and see,
taste and see the goodness of God.

1. Glory, glory to God most high,
glory, blessing and praise.
With one voice, O people, rejoice in our God,
who hears the cry of all in need.

2. Who has fashioned the earth and sky,
who created the deep,
who exalts the lowly and sets captives free,
who opens the door to all those who seek.

3. Oh, the love of God!
Become flesh of our flesh,
so that we might live in glory.
Text: Based on Psalm 34:9, 2–4; 136:5–6; Luke 1:52. Text and music © 1988, Bob Hurd.  Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

2nd Communion Hymn: #703, Let There Be Peace on Earth 

1. Let there be peace on earth
and let it begin with me. 
Let there be peace on earth,
the peace that was meant to be. 
Wiith God as our father, 
brothers all are we;
Let me walk with my brother
in perfect harmony. 

2. Let peace begin with me,
let this be the moment now. 
With ev'ry step I take,
let this be my solemn vow: 
To take each moment 
and live each moment
in peace eternally. 
Let there be peace on earth
and let it begin with me. 

Closing Hymn: #846, This Is My Song

1. This is my song, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is;
Here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine;
But other hearts in other lands are beating
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.

2. My country's skies are bluer than the ocean, 
And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine; 
But other lands have sunlight too, and clover, 
And skies are ev'rywhere as blue as mine. 
O hear my song, thou God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine. 

3. This is my prayer, O Lord of all earth's kingdoms:
Thy kingdom come; on earth thy will be done. 
Let Christ be lifted up till all shall serve him, 
And hearts united learn to live as one. 
O hear my prayer, thou God of all the nations; 
Myself I give thee; let thy will be done.