a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
This Sunday we celebrate the Holy Mass in praise and thanksgiving offered to Our Lord Jesus Christ Who called Saints Peter and Paul, and made them the two great Apostles. On the rock of Saint Peter as the strong foundation the Lord built His Church. With the teaching of Saint Paul He strengthened the Church’s structure and mission of proclaiming the Good News of salvation.
We pray to the Lord to bless Pope Francis, our bishops and all God’s People, so the Church may be faithful to Christ’s command: “Go, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Acts 12:1-11
Saint Peter’s loyalty to Christ regardless of suffering, imprisonment and death shows the proof that the Lord’s promise of His constant support of the Church has come true. It is in this faith that the Church carries on the preaching of Christ’s Gospel Message.
- Second Reading 1 Tim 4:6-8.17-18
Saint Paul shares with his disciple, Bishop Timothy, the undying zeal for the Good News of Christ which he has spent all his life proclaiming. More important is the secret of his amazing perseverance in accomplishing his mission: the Lord always stands by him and gives him strength.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Let Heaven Rejoice (EM #97)
b) Offertory: Taste And See (EM #150)
c) Communion: O God, You Search Me (EM #198)
d) Recessional: Prayer Of St.Francis (EM #245)