a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. Today we celebrate the fourth and last Sunday in the Advent Season. As we have accomplished the four weeks long preparation for the Birthday of Christ, we thank God for the blessing of His merciful love with which He forgave our sins and granted us new life in His Son.
Let us together with Saint Elizabeth and the baby in her womb go out to meet Christ, still an infant in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mother, and greet Him: “You are the Lord and Savior of the world!”
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Mi 5:1-4 a
The Prophet Micah pronounces the good news that the long waited Savior of the human race has come to lead them to God and bring peace to the whole world.
- Second Reading: Heb 10:5-10
Saint Paul in his Letter to the Hebrews points out the greatness of Christ’s sacrifice of loving obedience offered for the salvation of all peoples.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a/ Entrance: The Whole World is Waiting For Love (ES #38)
b/ Respondsorial Psalm: EM page 38
c/ Offertory: Jesus, Come To Us (ES #35)
d/ Communion: There Is A Longing (ES #212)
e/ Recessional: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (ES #30)