(November 3, 2013)
A. Introduction to The Holy Mass
Listen to the Introduction
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
As we celebrate this Sunday the Feast of Saint Martin de Porres, a Domnican lay Friar, we praise and thank the Lord God for His great love manifest in the life of this humble man who reached heavenly happiness just by fulfilling his everyday task of a gatekeeper. Not only did he open the door of the priory to welcome visitors but he also embraced in his loving and caring arms the poor, the suffering from all forms of illness in order to bring them to Christ, the very Source of Healing Power.
We pray to the Lord that we, too, may find the joy of serving our less fortunate neighbors, believing that we are doing Him the best favor.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
B. Introduction to The Readings
a) First Reading Is 58:6-10
To compare with other forms of worship and service, charity works, according to the Prophet Isaiah, always win the Lord God’s pleasure, thus blessing. The Master of all good things will, in His turn, grant greater favors to those who have cared for their poor brothers and sisters.
b) Second Reading Gal 3:26-28; 4:6-7
The bond that unites all Christians together despite their differences, in Saint Paul’s viewpoint, is charity. Endowed with this gift of agape believers in Christ regard one another as sisters and brothers, for they all are children in the family of God.
Hymns for Holy Mass
1/ Entrance: Let Heaven Rejoice (EM # 99)
2/ Responsorial: Now Is The Time (EM # 101)
3/ Offertory: Our Blessing Cup (EM # 151)
4/ Communion: Taste And See (EM #152)
5/ Recessional: Prayer Of ST.Francis (EM # 259)