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Readings and liturgy notes

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

26 June 2022

First reading

1 Kings 19:16, 19–21
Elisha leaves the plough to follow Elijah.

Responsorial psalm

Psalm 15(16):1–2, 5, 7–11
R. You are my inheritance, O Lord.

Second reading

Galatians 5:1, 13–18
When Christ freed us, he meant us to remain free.

Gospel acclamation

1 Samuel 3:9; John 6:68c
Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening; you have the words of everlasting life.


Luke 9:51–62
Jesus sets out for Jerusalem.

Images from the Word

  • Messengers
  • Follow me
  • Looks back
  • His servant
  • Serve 

Liturgical notes

At the beginning of Mass 

the priest stands at the chair and, together with the whole gathering, makes the Sign of the Cross. Then he signifies the presence of the Lord to the community gathered there by means of the Greeting. By this greeting and the people’s response, the mystery of the Church gathered together is made manifest.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal, §50

As we gather for Mass, we sign ourselves with the sign of the cross and acknowledge the presence of Christ among us, made possible by our coming together. Together we exercise this ministry of being the assembly of God’s priestly people. We each bring our special gift of faith. But Christ is in need of each of us to actually come so that he may be present. 

‘O God, who graciously accomplish the effects of your mysteries, grant, we pray, that the deeds by which we serve you may be worthy of these sacred gifts.’ 

—prayer over the offerings

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