a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass service.
Today we celebrate the third Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Year C, which falls within the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is held yearly by the Church from January 18 to 25, in order to make Christ’s Prayer “Ut Unum Sint”—Latin for “That they may be one”—come true.
We pray hard in this Holy Mass for all Christians to overcome the heavy burden of the past and encouraged by the Holy Spirit of love and unity to reach reconciliation, first to God, the merciful Father, and next to one another as sisters and brothers in the one faith in Christ the lord and Savior.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Neh 8:2-4a.5-6.8-10
The gathering of the People of God on the Holy Day of the Lord to listen to the Divine Word is so great and joyful that all should be happy and thankful.
- Second Reading: 1 Cor 12:12-30
Many and different are the gifts of the Holy Spirit and they are meant to serve the common good of the one Church similarly do the many and different body parts serve the one body.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a/ Entrance: Sing A New Song (ES #289)
b/ Respondsorial Psalm: EM page 62
c/ Offertory: The God Of All Grace (ES #291)
d/ Communion: One Bread, One Body (ES #167)
e/ Recessional: There Is A Longing (ES #212)