a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of the Sunday Holy Mass. We celebrate the First Sunday of Lent today with the main focus on how to get ready and worthy for the solemn celebration of Easter Sunday.
This Sunday’s Gospel story relates the Lord’s victory over the temptations by the devil. We, too, are encouraged to fight evil ambitions for power and wealth in order to remain faithful to our service of God above all things and all people.
We pray for our sisters and brothers candidates for the official reception into the Catholic Church in order for them to be well prepared for their receiving on Easter Sunday the three Sacraments of Christian Initiation, namely: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Dt 26:4-10
The great Prophet Moses taught the people how the worship of the Lord God should be properly celebrated in strong faith in His mighty power and profound gratitude for His love and mercy.
- Second Reading: Rom 10:8-13
Saint Paul pointed out that for a person to be saved he or she should believe in Christ Jesus, Who rose from the dead, and publicly proclaim His Lordship over all.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a/ Entrance: The Glory of These Forty Days (ES #76)
b/ Respondsorial Psalm: EM page 72
c/ Offertory: Christify (ES #219)
d/ Communion: There is a Longing (ES #212)
e/ Recessional: Open My Eyes (ES #207)