a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Chist, Good morning!
Welcome to Saint Dominic Parish Church for the celebration of the 17th Sunday in the Ordinary Time.
Together with the Apostles we ask the Lord to teach us how to pray. The Lord Jesus Christ did prepare for us the most beautiful prayer, the Our Father. We are allowed to call God “Our Father”. We express our love and concern for His Great Name, His Universal Kingdom, His Holy Will. We ask Him for daily food, protection from the Evil One. We thank Him for His pardon of our sins, and we promise Him our mutual forgiveness.
Let us all stand for the entrance song.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Gn 18:20-32
Sacred Scripture provides proofs to convince of God’s immense mercy. The story of how God seemed to change His mind due to the patriarch Abraham’s prayer simply sends us the message that Our God is merciful, slow to anger, but rich in pardoning sinners.
- Second Reading Col 2:12-14
Evil consequences have caused us to die. But thanks to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ God not only removed our sinfulness, but above all He raised us to new life in Christ Jesus, His Beloved Son, Our Lord and Savior.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) All the Ends of the Earth (English Missal #179)
b) I Offer My Life (Song Book #154)
c) In His Time (Song Book #183)
d) Immaculate Mother (Song Book #214)