a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. As we celebrate the 27th Sunday in the Ordinary Time today, we listen to Christ telling us how important and vital the family is for humanity both as individuals and communities. Christian marriage, the union between a male believer and a female believer, becomes the symbol of the union between Christ and His Holy Church. This union is, therefore, unbreakable as declared by Christ: “What God has joined together, no human being must separate.”
We pray for high respect and heartfelt support for the holiness of family life.
Today we remember Saint Francis of Assisi, the beloved Patron of animals and environment. We pray for Pope Francis who is leading efforts to safeguard the earth, our common home, from countless forms of pollution and destruction.
We also recognize this month of October as the precious moments for us to pray the Rosary in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mother. We pray for the blessing of becoming faithful like Her in listening carefully to the Word of God, keeping it in our heart, and putting it into practice.
Please all stand and sing the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
a) First Reading Gn 2:18-24
It is God Who created man and woman in His image and united them in marriage in order for them to achieve the fullness of their calling: filling the earth with God’s children who know well how to love and serve their Heavenly Father and sisters and brothers.
b) Second Reading Heb 2:9-11
Christ Jesus, Son of God though, became one among us sinners in order to save and lift His human sisters and brothers to the dignity of coheirs to eternal life.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
1/ Entrance: Sing to The Mountains (EM # 148)
2/ Respondsorial Psalm: EM Page 212
3/ Offertory: Our Blessing Cup (EM # 158)
4/ Communion: Prayer of Saint Francis (EM # 266)
5/ Recessional: Hail, Holy Queen (EM # 303)