a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of the Sunday Holy Mass. This Sunday we celebrate the dedication of the Lateran Basilica.
The worship of God is the most important among man’s activities, for through his worship of the Creator, man expresses his superiority over other creatures on earth. Only man is capable of knowing God and loving Him.
The worship of God must, in turn, be done in a fashion proper for this sublime act of a human being, and in a place worthy of such a religious celebration. Hence, we build temple, made sacred and dedicated for God’s praises, glory and thanksgiving.
We not only care for the temple of material components, but also moral and spiritual ones. The most essential components of God’s Holy Temple are the persons of believers.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Ez 47:1-2.8-9.12
God’s blessings from the Holy Temple flow out the way living water comes out from abundant source that brings countless benefits to His people who serve Him in faith and love.
- Second Reading 1 Cor 3:9c-11. 16-17
For Saint Paul Christian believers offer their own lives to build up God’s Holy Temple in which God dwells with exceptional preference over temples made of lifeless stone.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Worthy is The Lamb (EM #88)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM Page 221
c) Offertory: Our Blessing Cup (EM #144)
d) Communion: Where Love is Found (EM #117)
e) Recessional: Prayer of St. Francis (EM #245)