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9 tháng 1, 2014

Baptism of the Lord Sunday (January 12, 2014)

A.    Introduction
a)     To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Good morning!
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of Sunday Holy Mass.  We celebrate this Sunday the Baptism of the Lord as one of the most glorious moments in the life and mission of Our Lord Jesus Christ on earth.  When He was washed by Saint John the Baptist in the Jordan, God the Father declared Him His Beloved Son Whom we should listen to in order to know the Way of Truth and Life.  Upon Him God the Holy Spirit came down to witness to His Mission of saving humankind from sin and death.
We are profoundly grateful to God for accepting us as His adopted children in Our Lord Jesus Christ through the Sacrament of Baptism by water and the Holy Spirit.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.      
b)    To the Readings
-          First Reading Is 42:1-4.6-7
In the past, holy persons like prophets were sent by God to announce His Message of saving truth and urge people to reform their lives in order to be worthy of eternal happiness.
When the due time came, God sent His Beloved Son as the most authorized Messenger to bring all peoples of all times the Good News of His Love.  God the Father and God the Holy Spirit threw complete and absolute support behind Christ.
-          Second Reading Acts 10:34-38
The big number of those who accept faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ is not, for Saint Peter, a reason for our pride but rather that for our gratitude to God, Our loving and caring Father Who wants all peoples—we ourselves included—to be saved.

B.    Hymns for Holy Mass
a)     Entrance: He is the Lord (EM#187)
b)    Offertory: Our Blessing Cup (EM#144)
c)     Communion: O God, You Search Me (EM#198)
d)    Recessional: Hail, Holy Queen (EM#286)