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22 tháng 12, 2014

The Nativity of the Lord (December 25, 2014)

A.     Introduction

a)      To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
A blessed Christmas to all!
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of Holy Mass on Christmas Day.
The four weeks long preparation of Advent Season culminates today with the solemn and joyful Holy Mass in honor of the Birth of Christ, the Son of God, born in our human nature.
The Coming of Christ has fulfilled God’s promises of salvation.  By Christ sinners are now reconciled to God.  Heaven and earth join in songs of praise and thanksgiving for the victory of Divine Mercy on Divine Justice.  Forever will the Prince of peace reign over the world and His Kingdom of love have no end.
Let us all raise our voices from grateful hearts to sing the entrance hymn.

b)     To the Readings
-          First Reading Is 52:7-10
Nothing can be compared with the joy of being freed from imprisonment, healed from sickness, and saved from death.  The Lord has finally come to bring good news of freedom and salvation to all peoples who have been victims of all forms of evil.

-          Second Reading Heb 1:1-6
After ages of patiently forming a humanity worthy of divine deliverance from the sin and death, God sent His Son into the world to realize the long awaited salvation plan. 

B.      Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Joy to the World (EM #47)
b) Responsorial Psalm: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (EM #44)
c) Offertory: Angels We Have Heard on High (EM #43)
d) Communion: O Come, All Ye Faithful (EM #46)
e)  Recessional: Silent Night, Holy Night (EM #40)