a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of Sunday Holy Mass. This Sunday we honor in the highest place the real presence of Christ, our Lord, our God and our Savior, in the Blessed Sacrament. This Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ is one of the best ways which Christ did to fulfill His promise that He would be with us every moment of our life here on earth until He comes again.
We gather to listen to Him speak through the proclamation of His Word, and receive Him present in the Bread of Life and the Cup of salvation.
Today we witness the Rite of Christian Marriage which unites our friends Mary Nguyễn Kim Ngân and Dominic Nguyễn Minh Trí in a loving and faithful covenant reflecting the unending love of Christ and His Church.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Ex 24:3-8
In the Old Testament, animal’s blood was sprinkled on the altar and the people to perform the signing of the covenant between God and His people. That was the preparation for the most perfect Covenant of the New Testament signed in the Blood of Christ, the Lamb of God.
- Second Reading Heb 9:11-15
The sacrifice of Christ Who is the High Priest, the Offering and the Altar, produces much more powerful effects in cleansing humanity from sin and giving them new life that never ends.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Worthy is The Lamb (EM #92)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM Page 169
c) Sequence (Optional): EM Pages 170 - 171
d) Offertory: All Good Gifts (EM #206)
e) Communion: Where Love is Found (EM #123)
f) Recessional: The God of All Grace (EM #288)