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.
Today, we join the universal Church and the whole world in celebrating the Birthday of Christ the Lord, the Savior, and the Almighty God Who comes to bring us love and peace.
Today, we offer our prayers and songs of praise and thanks to the God made man for His great love and mercy with which He has freed us from the slavery to sin and death.
Today, we witness the blessing of salvation by Christ the Savior being granted to our sisters and brothers who are about to receive the Holy Sacraments of initiation to Christian Life, namely Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist or Holy Communion.
With great joy and profound gratitude, kindly all stand and sing the entrance hymn “Adeste Fideles—O Come, All Ye Faithful.”
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Is 57:7-10
The Prophet Isaiah announces the good news of coming of the long awaited Savior Who will restore everyone and everything having been in ruins and destruction to their original truth, goodness and beauty.
- Second Reading: Heb 1:1-6
According to the author of the Letter to the Hebrews, the sacrifice offered by Christ the Lord to God the Father has gained for us divine mercy and forgiveness because it was a sacrifice of unconditional loving obedience to the Holy Will of the One Whose great love was seriously offended by an ungrateful and disobedient humanity.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a/ Entrance: O Come, All Ye Faithful (ES #56)
b/ Respondsorial Psalm: Joy To The World (ES #52)
c/ Offertory: Silent Night (ES #46)
d/ Communion: Angels We Have Heard On High (ES #48)
e/ Recessional: In Bethlehem (ES #60)