Weekly Missal English

February 5, 2023
The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Entrance Hymn: #585, Praise to the Lord 

1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul praise him, for he is your health and salvation!
Come, all who hear:
Now to his altar draw near,
Joining in glad adoration!

2. Praise to the Lord, above all things so wondrously reigning,
Shelt'ring you under his wings, and so greatly sustaining.
Have you not seen
All that is needful has been
Sent by his gracious ordaining?

3. Praise to the Lord, who will prosper your work and defend you; 
Surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you. 
Ponder anew 
What the Almighty can do 
As with his love he befriends you. 

4. Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore him! 
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him! 
Let the "Amen!" 
Sound from his people again, 
Gladly with praise we adore him! 
Text: 14 14 47 8; Joachim Neander, 1650-1680; tr. by Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878, alt. Music: Ernewerten Gesangbuch, Stralsund, 1665; adapt. fr. The Chorale Book for England, 1863.


Reading 1

Thus says the LORD:
Share your bread with the hungry,
shelter the oppressed and the homeless;
clothe the naked when you see them,
and do not turn your back on your own.
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,
and your wound shall quickly be healed;
your vindication shall go before you,
and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer,
you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am!
If you remove from your midst
oppression, false accusation and malicious speech;
if you bestow your bread on the hungry
and satisfy the afflicted;
then light shall rise for you in the darkness,
and the gloom shall become for you like midday.

Responsorial Psalm

R. (4a) The just man is a light in darkness to the upright.
R. Alleluia.
Light shines through the darkness for the upright;
he is gracious and merciful and just.
Well for the man who is gracious and lends,
who conducts his affairs with justice.
R. The just man is a light in darkness to the upright.
R. Alleluia.
He shall never be moved;
the just one shall be in everlasting remembrance.
An evil report he shall not fear;
his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.
R. The just man is a light in darkness to the upright.
R. Alleluia.
His heart is steadfast; he shall not fear.
Lavishly he gives to the poor;
His justice shall endure forever;
his horn shall be exalted in glory.
R. The just man is a light in darkness to the upright.
R. Alleluia.

Reading 2

When I came to you, brothers and sisters,
proclaiming the mystery of God,
I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom.
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you
except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
I came to you in weakness and fear and much trembling,
and my message and my proclamation
were not with persuasive words of wisdom,
but with a demonstration of Spirit and power,
so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom
but on the power of God.


R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
whoever follows me will have the light of life.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Jesus said to his disciples:
"You are the salt of the earth.
But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?
It is no longer good for anything
but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
You are the light of the world.
A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket;
it is set on a lampstand,
where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father."

Offertory Hymn: #632, I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light 

1. I want to walk as a child of the light;
I want to follow Jesus.
God set the stars to give light to the world,
the star of my life is Jesus.

In him there is no darkness at all,
the night and the day are both alike.
The lamb is the light of the city of God
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

2. I want to see the brightness of God;
I want to look at Jesus.
Clear Sun of righteousness, shine on my path,
and show me the way to the Father.

3. I’m looking for the coming of Christ;
I want to be with Jesus.
When we have run with patience the race,
we shall know the joy of Jesus.


Communion Hymn: #684, Here I Am 

Tom Booth

Here I am, standing right  beside you.
Here I am; do not be afraid.
Here I am, waiting like a lover.
I am here; here I am.

1. Do not fear when the tempter calls you.
Do not fear even though you fall.
Do not fear, I have conquered evil.
Do not fear, never be afraid.

2. I am here in the face of ev’ry child.
I am here in ev’ry warm embrace.
I am here with tenderness and mercy.
Here I am; I am here.

3. I am here in the midst of ev’ry trial. 
I am here in the face of despair.
I am here when pardoning your brother.
Here I am, I am here.
© 1996, Tom Booth. Published by Spirit & Song®, a division of OCP. All rights reserved.


Closing Hymn: 589, O God beyond All Praising 

  1. O God beyond all praising,
    We worship you today
    And sing the love amazing
    That songs cannot repay;
    For we can only wonder
    At ev’ry gift you send,
    At blessings without number
    And mercies without end:
    We lift our hearts before you
    And wait upon your word,
    We honor and adore you,
    Our great and mighty Lord.
  2. Then hear, O gracious Savior,
    Accept the love we bring,
    That we who know your favor
    May serve you as our King;
    And whether our tomorrows
    Be filled with good or ill,
    We’ll triumph through our sorrows
    And rise to bless you still:
    To marvel at your beauty
    And glory in your ways,
    And make a joyful duty
    Our sacrifice of praise.