14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Mass Worship Aid

Below are the Mass Readings and Prayers for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time Mass, livestreamed on our Facebook page, July 3, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.  Please click here for a pdf version

Lector: Our first reading is from the Book of Isaiah. 

“Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn over her! Oh, that you may nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; that you may drink deeply and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

 

For thus says Yahweh, “I will extend peace over her live a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream, and you will nurse. You will be carried on her side, and will be bounced on her knees. As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”

 

When you see this, your heart will rejoice, and your bodies will flourish like tender grass; and the hand of Yahweh shall be known toward his servants; and he will have indignation against his enemies.

 

Lector: Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.
People Respond: Thanks be to God.

 

 


Responsorial Psalm

Lector: Our response is - Let all the earth cry out with joy to God.

People Repeat: Let all the earth cry out with joy to God.

 

Shout to God, all the earth!

Sing the glory of God’s Name; give glorious praise!

Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! “

Your enemies cower before your great strength!

People Repeat: Let all the earth cry out with joy to God.

 

The whole earth worships you and sings praise to you;

All creation praises your Name!

Come and see the works of God;

God’s deeds on our behalf are wondrous.

People Repeat: Let all the earth cry out with joy to God.

 

God turned the sea into dry land;

And people passed through the river on foot.

There, we rejoiced in God, whose reign of power lasts forever,

whose eyes keep watch on the nations so that the rebellious don’t exult themselves before God.

People Repeat: Let all the earth cry out with joy to God.

 

Come and hear, all who revere God,

and I will tell what the Holy One has done for me.

Blessed be God, who has not rejected my prayer

or stopped loving me!

People Repeat: Let all the earth cry out with joy to God.

 

Lector: Our second reading is from the First Letter to the Galatians. 

May I never boast of anything but the cross of our Savior Jesus Christ! Through it, the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. It means nothing whether one bothers with the externals of religion or not. All that matters it that one is created anew.

 

Peace and mercy on all who follow this rule of life and on the Israel of God. Henceforth, let no one trouble me, for my body bears the marks of Jesus.

 

Sisters and brothers, may the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

 

Lector: Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.
People Respond: Thanks be to God.

 

 


Gospel Acclamation

 

Celebrant chants: Alleluia
People Respond (with chant): Alleluia.

Celebrant: Let the peace of Christ control your hearts; let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.
People Respond (with chant): Alleluia.

 

 


Gospel

 

Celebrant: Our God is with you.
People Respond: And also, with you.
Celebrant: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

People Respond:
Praise to you, Jesus the Christ.

 

At that time, Jesus appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. Go on your way; Listen! I send you out like sheep into a wolf pack. Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way. Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.’

 

If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you, for the laborer deserves his payment.

 

Do not move about from one house to another. Whatever town you enter, after they welcome you, eat what they set before you, and heal those who are sick in that town. Then, announce to them, “The reign of God has drawn close to you.”

Celebrant: My friends, the Gospel of the Lord.
People Respond: Praise to you, Jesus the Christ.

 

 

 


Prayers of the People

Lector: Our response is “Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.”

 

That we may honor the call of Jesus and that more of us will respond to becoming laborers for God’s harvest and the mission of the church, for this we pray.

People Respond: Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

 

For government leaders, that they may place the needs of others before themselves to be true servant leaders, walking in humility and governing with integrity, for this we pray.

People Respond: Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

 

For the people of Ukraine and the millions who have fled to seek refuge in other countries, especially for the children and those who have died in the struggle, for this we pray.

People Respond: Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

 

For those who have fallen to gun violence, that, with one voice, we may demand change to bring nonviolence and safety to all, for this we pray.

People Respond: Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

 

For each of us: that we may hear God’s call to bring hope, relieve burdens, and offer compassionate understanding to the lives we touch and all who touch our lives, for this we pray.

People Respond: Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

 

As our country celebrates its birthday tomorrow, may we remember the struggles of our forefathers. We also ask for protection of our military personnel as they make sacrifices every day for freedom and peace around the world, for this we pray.

People Respond: Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

 

For the hungry, those with inadequate healthcare and housing challenges, for all who struggle with financial uncertainties and employment, for those who are alone in this life and those who have no one to pray for them, and for those who have crossed from this life unmourned, for this we pray.

People Respond: Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

 

We pause to remember those living with illness, injury, and suffering, and those who have gone home to God, and raise up their names at this time [Lector, please count to 6] for this we pray.

People Respond: Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.

 

For all of our prayers here today that have remained unspoken, and are held, deep within the silence of our hearts, for this we pray.

People Respond: Lord Jesus, hear our prayer.