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4 tháng 10, 2014

Solemnity of the Most Holy Rosary (Oct 5, 2014)

A. Introduction

a) To the Holy Mass

Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Good morning!
We celebrate this Sunday the solemn feast of the Most Holy Rosary in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mother. 
The prayer of the Rosary has had an important place in the Church since the first gathering in the upper room in Jerusalem where the disciples of the Risen Lord united as one in faith and love prayed together with the Blessed Virgin Mother.

When we pray the Rosary we, like the Blessed Virgin Mother, fondly remember the happenings in the life of the Lord from His Birth to His Suffering, Death , and Resurrection, and we think over and over on them, realizing better and better how much God the Father loves us to the point that He gave us His Only Son as the best solution to our salvation.
In this Holy Mass we join the Blessed Virgin Mother in offering God the Father the endless hymn of praise, glory and gratitude for His great Mercy and Love in His Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.  

b) To the Readings

- First Reading: Acts 1:12-14
The Church from the early times has been faithful in communion with Christ the Risen Lord in fervent and loving prayer. On their pilgrimage to meet the Lord in His second coming in glory the Christian Community never fails to fix their gaze of faith and love on His Face, always present in the events, great and small, in the world.  Like the Blessed Virgin Mother, Christians keep themselves awake in prayer, and ready to welcome Him when He returns.  

- Second Reading: Gal 4:4-7
Saint Paul believes that God the Father made the most wondrous decision by sending His Only Son born of the Blessed Virgin Mother to save humankind from sin and death.  As the result of this great love and mercy, we are granted the blessing of being children of God by adoption through Our Lord Jesus Christ.

B. Hymns for Holy Mass
1/ Entrance: Hail, Holy Queen (EM #286)
2/Responsorial: Magnificat (Ang Puso Ko’y Nagpupuri) (EM #289)
3/ Offertory: To Praise You (EM #210)
4/ Communion: The God of All Grace (EM #266)
5/Recessional: Immaculate Mary (EM #287)