a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. The Word of God in the Second Sunday of Lent is characterized with the Lord’s epiphany—the divine glorious apparition—on the high mountain.
This spectacular event happened in order for Christ’s disciples’ faith to be strengthened before the Paschal Mystery.
We, too, need the Lord’s help in preparation for the celebration of Easter Sunday when we solemnly acclaim Christ’s Rising from the dead.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Gn 22:1-2.9a.10-13.15-18
The patriarch Abraham obeying divine order offered God his only son, Isaac, as a sacrifice of praise. His devotion and dedication without reserve to God’s Holy Will has gained for him the great title of “the father of all who believe.”
- Second Reading Rom 8:31b-34
The fact that God the Father gave His Only Beloved Son for the salvation of the human race assures the truth that together with the gift of Christ all divine blessings are also granted to us.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Forty Days and Forty Nights (EM #72)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM Page 77
c) Offertory: Our Blessing Cup (EM #158)
d) Communion: We Belong to You (EM #114)
e) Recessional: Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days (EM #71)