a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Holy Sunday Mass celebration. As we celebrate this Fourth Sunday of Lent Year C today, the message of the Word of God comes to us in an exceptional way. It is the Gospel story that touches our heart and moves our mind to a turning point of our life. Saint Luke tells us how much God the Father loves us, His disobedient, ungrateful, and sinful children. God patiently waits for our coming back home, mercifully forgives us our sins, if only we repent of our wrongdoings and stand up and throw ourselves into His wide-open loving arms.
We pray hard in this Holy Mass for the blessing of unfailing confidence in God’s merciful love and of determined commitment to putting into everyday practice the lesson of mercy and forgiveness.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Jos 5:9a.10-12
The worship of God itself is the celebration of God’s endless and unbreakable love of humanity. God’s mercy and love should be remembered through generations to come.
- Second Reading: 2 Cor 5:17-21
Seriously sinful though, we are forgiven and reconciled to God the merciful Father through the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, His Beloved Son, and our Lord and Savior. Saint Paul urges each and one of us to be ambassador for the Divine Mercy Mission.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a/ Entrance: Let Heaven Rejoice (ES #120)
b/ Respondsorial Psalm: Taste And See (ES #168)
c/ Offertory: All Good Gifts (ES #298)
d/ Communion: Only A Shadow (ES #242)
e/ Recessional: Save Your People (ES #85)