a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for our Sunday Holy Mass observance.
As we celebrate the 26th Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Year A today, the Word of God reminds us that it is both important, on the one hand, to listen to what the Lord teaches and to put it in practice. On the other, we must be consistent in what we say and in what we do.
We pray to the Lord of love and mercy to bless us in our endeavor to deserve being called Christians, believers in Christ Who Himself considers His food to do the will of God the Father.
b) To the Readings Ez 18:25-28
- First Reading Ez 18:25-28
The Prophet Ezekiel describes the Lord God as the just and fair Master Who deal with humans in accordance with His law of great justice and boundless mercy.
- Second Reading Phil 2:1-11
The summit of the Christian Way of Life, according to Saint Paul, is to become conformed to the image of Christ in how to serve God and do good to neighbors, even at the cost of suffering and death.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Jesus Christ, You are My Life (EM #126)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM Pages 204-205
c) Offertory: Worthy is the Lamb (EM #88)
d) Communion: Where Love is Found (EM #117)
e) Recessional: Prayer of St. Francis (EM #245)