A. Introductiona) To the Holy Mass:
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church/ for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration.
The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ/ has brought to the whole humankind/ so great and profound a joy of new life and freedom from slavery to sin and death/ that the Liturgy of the Church has to dedicate seven consecutive Sundays/ to the celebration of this exceptional event of Christianity.
During this Eastertide, the First Readings taken from the Acts of the Apostles/ together with the Gospel Readings/ tell us about different experiences of those who met the Risen Lord and how their lives were definitely changed since. Taken from the Book of Revelation, the Second Readings, on their part, depict realities happening in the afterlife in terms of the new heaven and earth for those believers in the victory of the Lamb—a liturgical reference to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world.
We pray hard in this weekly celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection/ which we call Sunday Holy Mass/ for the blessing of encounter with the Risen Lord/ Who is always living and present/ in His Word and especially in the Sacrament of His Body and Blood/ in order that we, too, may be transformed into new creation by His saving power.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings:
-First Reading: Acts 5:12-16
The saving power of the Risen Lord is at work in the mission of the Church: preaching the Good News of salvation, healing the sick, driving out the forces of evil, and forgiving sinners.
-Second Reading: Rv 1:9-11a.12-13.17-19
The Risen Lord Who once died for the salvation of humanity appears in the magnificent scene in heaven as the Master of the universe.
B. Hymns for Holy Massa) Entrance: ES #142 – Jesus Christ, You Are My Life
b) Respondsorial Psalm: EM page 143
c) Offertory: ES #219 - Christify
d) Communion: ES #112 – Christ, The Lord, Is Risen Today
e) Recessional: ES 121 – This Day Was Made By The Lord