a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
This Sunday we celebrate the solemn entrance of Christ Jesus, our Lord, into the Holy City Jerusalem.
A vast crowd raising branches of palm and shouts welcome him while some closely observe the happenings to find the right time in order to carry out their evil plan. They have decided to kill Jesus to put to an end all problems which they think He has caused to happen.
But no one knows that it is Christ Himself Who willingly performs the tragedy of the Holy Cross for the long-awaited salvation of the sinful humanity.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Is 50:4-7:
The Suffering Servant of God went through trials without resistance in total confidence that the Lord God always stays at his side.
- Second Reading Phil 2:6-11:
Few theologians could write doctrine on the mysteries of faith in beautiful forms of literature and music. Saint Paul proves himself to be an exception. The mystery of God’s self-humiliation treated with his powerful pen appears so touching a hymn.
B. Hymn for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Worthy is The Lamb (EM #92)
b) Responsorial Psalm: Were You There (EM #85)
c) Offertory: Our Blessing Cup (EM #158)
d) Communion: There is a Longing (EM #226)
e) Recessional: To Praise You (EM #285)