Tìm Kiếm

27 tháng 3, 2014

IV Sunday of Lent Year A (March 30, 2014)

A.    Introduction
a)     To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Good morning!
As we celebrate this Sunday the fourth week of Lent, we have made more than halfway of the Lenten Season observances and are approaching the climax of our Christian Liturgy: the most solemn celebration of the Lord’s Rising from death on Easter Sunday.
We pray hard in this Holy Mass for the grace of healing from all forms of blindness so as to see the right way leading to Christ Jesus, the Light of the world and the Savior of humankind.
Please all stand and join in the singing of the entrance hymn.

b)    To the Readings
-          First Reading 1 Sm 16:1b.6-7.10-13a:
The First Book of the Prophet Samuel tells us about the reality that we human beings are so biased that we become blind in judging people and things.  God’s judgment remains always right and just because “man sees the appearance, but the Lord looks into the heart.”  
-          Second Reading Eph 5:8-14:
Saint Paul admonishes Christians to live “as children of light”, fighting the works of darkness and producing fruits of goodness.

B.    Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Open My Eyes (EM # 216)
b) Offertory: From The Depths We Cry To Thee (EM # 75)
c) Communion: O God, You Search Me (EM # 198)
d) Recessional: The Glory of These Forty Days (EM # 72)