Podcast: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

This weekend we’re celebrating the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C.

The Psalm for today is number 117, which is the shortest psalm in the entire book of psalms. Actually, the response itself isn’t even taken from Psalm 117 but instead is from Mark chapter 15 verse 16:

Psalm 117
Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.

Communion Antiphon:
The earth is replete with the fruits of your work, O Lord;
you bring forth bread from the earth
and wine to cheer the heart.
(Psalm 104:13-15)

Featured Songs:

“Psalm 117: Go Out to All the World” (Rebecca De La Torre)
https://themodernpsalmist.com/songs/psalm-117-go-out-to-all-the-world/

Communion Antiphon: Psalm 104:13-15 (Rebecca De La Torre)
https://themodernpsalmist.com/songs/communion-antiphon-21st-ot/

“O Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?”
https://themodernpsalmist.com/songs/o-lord-to-whom-shall-we-go/


Featured Songs




Podcast Transcript

Hi and welcome to the Modern Psalmist Podcast. I’m Rebecca De La Torre.

This weekend we’re celebrating the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C.

The Psalm for today is number 117, which is the shortest psalm in the entire book of psalms. Actually, the response itself isn’t even taken from Psalm 117 but instead is from Mark chapter 15 verse 16:

“Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.”

There are only two verses in this psalm, but they still inspire us to acknowledge God’s supremacy and acclaim his name.

Psalm 117: Go Out to All the World

The communion antiphon for today is from Psalm chapter 104, verses 13 through 15:

“The earth is replete with the fruits of your work, O Lord;
you bring forth bread from the earth
and wine to cheer the heart.”

I love that the communion antiphon tells us that the Lord brings forth bread and wine, because it not only demonstrates God’s desire to care for our physical needs, but also alludes to the communion bread and wine – the body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Communion Antiphon – 21st OT (Psalm 104:13-15)

Even in the gospel reading and gospel acclamation verse for today, Jesus explains that he is the only way to the Father.

In John chapter 14 verse 6, we are told:

“I am the way, the truth and the life, says the Lord;
no one comes to the Father, except through me.”

I composed a communion song titled “Oh Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?” that I’m using for my masses this weekend. All of the verses are direct quotes from Jesus, continually pointing us to “the living bread that came down from heaven”

O Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?

That was my original composition “Oh Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?” for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C. If you like this song, in the show notes you can find the links to sheet music and individual recordings of this and all the songs featured on The Modern Psalmist podcast.

I have a lot of beautiful music that I’m working on arranging and recording to share with you this fall, so stayed tuned for next week’s episode. Better yet, take a moment to subscribe to this podcast and be notified when the next episode is released.

Until then, God bless you.