a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for our Sunday Holy Mass celebration. Today we celebrate the 22nd Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Year B.
Christ in the Gospel reading teaches us to worship God not just with words but also with hearts and actions.
In other words, our service of God should not be limited within the church alone, but it needs being extended to all stages of our life, wherever we go and in whatever we do.
We pray hard in this Holy Mass for the gift of living and creative worship of God, our Father in heaven.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Dt 4:1-2.6-8
The great Prophet Moses urges the people of Israel to serve the Lord God with sincere gratitude for countless blessings which they have received from divine goodness by carefully observing His Commandments.
- Second Reading Jas 1:17-18.21b.27
Saint James in tune with Christ’s teaching on true and real life service of God tells Christians to be “doers of the word and not hearers only” by combining the commandment of love: love of God and of the suffering.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
1/ Entrance: All the Ends of the Earth (EM # 185)
2/ Respondsorial Psalm: EM Pages 200-201
3/ Offertory: All Good Gifts (EM # 206)
4/ Communion: These Alone Are Enough (EM # 228)
5/ Recessional: To Praise You (EM # 285)