a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for our Sunday worship.
This Sunday, we celebrate the Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit on the new-born Church of Christ on the fiftieth day after He rose from the dead.
From that day the Church was officially sent to the mission of preaching the Good News of salvation to all nations and peoples on earth.
The birthday of the Church today is also the birthday of each and one of us who were born to new life in Christ by water and the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Baptism.
Today the Holy Spirit Choir also celebrates its third birthday. Please join the Choir members in offering prayerful hymns of praise and thanksgiving for the blessing of sacred music with which we worship God in strong faith and burning love.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Acts 2:1-11
The Holy Spirit was sent to all peoples of different languages, religious and cultural traditions in order to unite them in one faith in Christ and in one love of God and of one another.
- Second Reading 1 Cor 12: 3b-7.12-13
The Holy Spirit gives new life to Christians and unites them in Christ as members in His one mystical body, the Church which He founded.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid (EM #109)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM Page 164
c) Offertory: Our Blessing Cup (EM #158)
d) Communion: Where Love is Found (EM #123)
e) Recessional: The God of All Grace (EM #288)