a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. Today, we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter, the Good Shepherd Sunday, based on the Gospel message that Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior always loves and cares for us the way a good shepherd does in tending his sheep.
We pray to the Good Shepherd for many more dedicated leaders of the Church who serve God and His Holy People after the example of Him Who laid down His own life for His sheep. We also pray for us to be attentive to the voice of our Shepherd, concerning in particular our faith and moral way of life.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Acts 13:14.43-52
The reaction of the Jews to the Good News preached by the disciples was negative. The Holy Spirit, Who is the soul of the Church’s mission, gave the Christian preachers a rather better option: non-Jewish listeners had the chance to hear the saving Word of the Risen Lord.
- Second Reading: Rv 7:9.14b-17
Accompanying the Lamb in the heavenly victory celebration was the countless multitude of peoples from the four corners of the earth, who were saved through faith in Jesus our Lord and Savior.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) ES #136
b) EM page 148
c) ES #109
d) ES #112
e) ES #284