a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the worship of God the Father, through the sacrifice of Christ Jesus, in the union of the Holy Spirit.
This Sunday is the last of the Liturgical Year 2014 which sums up the Church’s activities in the solemn confession of Christ’s kingship over the universe. Christ is King not only of power and glory, but also of love and peace.
We pray hard in this Holy Mass for the grace of obedience to Christ’s New Command so as to deserve His saving love.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Ez 34:11-12.15-17
The Old Testament Tradition depicts the Lord God as the Shepherd-King Who tends His People with exceptional love and care. Christ not only plays this role in a perfect fashion when speaking of Himself as the Good Shepherd but also lifts it up to its highest level by laying down His own life for His sheep to be saved.
- Second Reading 1 Cor 15:20-26.28
The Resurrection of Christ, the Head of the Church, considered as His Mystical Body, brings to all Christians who belong to Him the sure hope for the new and eternal life. Christ is indeed the ever-living King of believers who having suffered and died with Him go with Him to eternal life.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Worthy is The Lamb (EM #88)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM Page 226
c) Offertory: Our Blessing Cup (EM #144)
d) Communion: The God of All Grace (EM #266)
e) Recessional: Prayer of St. Francis (EM #245)