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2 tháng 7, 2013

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time-Year C

A. Introduction

a) To the Holy Mass

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Good Morning!
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for Sunday Holy Mass.  We celebrate today the 14th Week in the Ordinary Time, Liturgical Year C.
This Sunday Gospel story tells us Our Lord’s instructions to the disciples being sent to preach the Good News of salvation.  The common good of listeners must be the first priority of missionaries and preachers.  Besides, church workers should not be too dependent on material means or worldly power so as to freely speak the saving truth.  Finally, those who serve the Lord would not worry about what they will get back for having dedicated their lives in the Lord’s vineyard because their names are written in heaven.      
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.

b) To the Readings

- First Reading Is 66:10-14 c:
The New Testament Church takes for herself what was said about Jerusalem.  The Lord always loves and cares for his Church by providing her with plenty of food and comfort so that His people will prosper in the face of nations.

First Reading (Is 66: 10 – 14 c)

Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her,
    all you who love her;
rejoice greatly with her,
    all you who mourn over her.

11 For you will nurse and be satisfied
    at her comforting breasts;
you will drink deeply
    and delight in her overflowing abundance.”

12 For this is what the Lord says:
“I will extend peace to her like a river,
    and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;
you will nurse and be carried on her arm
    and dandled on her knees.

13 As a mother comforts her child,
    so will I comfort you;
    and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”

14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice
    and you will flourish like grass;
the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants,
    but his fury will be shown to his foes.

15 See, the Lord is coming with fire,
    and his chariots are like a whirlwind;
he will bring down his anger with fury,
    and his rebuke with flames of fire.

- Second Reading Gal 6:14-18:
According to Saint Paul, the main reason for Christians to be proud is that they through the grace of the Lord have become a new creation and worthy of God’s peace and mercy.

Second Reading (Gal 6: 14 – 18)

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which[b] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. 16 Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God.

17 Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

The Gospel (Lk 10: 1 – 9)

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two[a] others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you. 7 Stay in that house, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before you. 9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’

B. Hymns for Holy Mass