a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Today we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent which is the beginning of the new liturgical year 2016. This Sunday also starts the Advent Season, the four weeks long preparation for Christmas celebration.
The liturgy during Advent helps reviving the Christian Community’s eagerness in waiting for the Coming of Christ Who brings salvation to the sinful human race.
We pray in this Holy Mass for the blessing of being always awake and ready to meet Christ when He comes.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Jer 33:14-16
The Lord God will fulfill His promise of salvation by sending the Savior Who brings justice to the world.
- Second Reading: 1 Thes 3:12-4:2
While waiting for the Lord’s Coming, Christians are encouraged to conduct a morally good way of life so as to be worthy of God’s saving love.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a/ Entrance: Waiting In Silence (ES #33)
b/ Respondsorial Psalm: EM Page 27
c/ Offertory: All Good Gifts (ES #298)
d/ Communion: In Him Alone (ES #214)
e/ Recessional: Be With Us, Mary (ES #348)