a)To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
This Sunday we solemnly celebrate Christ’s entrance into the Holy City of Jerusalem, where he was greeted by thousands of people with shouts of joy and waves of branches. The Church starts today the Holy Week in preparation for Easter Sunday on next Sunday.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Is 50:4-7
The Prophet Isaiah depicts the face of the suffering Servant of God as that of a believer in the Almighty’s love and care, regardless of false accusations, injustices and persecutions.
- Second Reading: Phil 2:6-11
Christ humbled Himself to the point that He gave up His divine glory and took our human sinfulness though He was God and sinless.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: ES #120 – Let Heaven Rejoice
b) Respondsorial Psalm: EM page 96
c) Offertory: ES #153 – Our Blessing Cup
d) Communion: ES #97 – Were You There
e) Recessional: ES #348 – Be With Us, Mary