a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome the Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. As we celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter today, the message of God’s Word assures us that the saving power of the Risen Lord is always at work in our lives, both as individuals and communities. The disciples of Christ should be determined in serving God’s truth no matter how difficult this mission may be. Let us listen to Saint Peter’s declaration, “We must obey God rather than men.” Only those who are faithful to the Lamb can join one day in the triumphant procession into the kingdom of endless life and happiness.
We pray hard in this Holy Mass for the blessing of being witnesses to truth that the Risen Lord and Savior rose to life and that He is now living in our everyday struggle for eternal happiness.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Acts 5:27-32.40b-41
The message of Christ’s Resurrection met, from the very beginning, hostile reactions. The disciples had to pay a costly price for courageously spreading the truth entrusted to them, eyewitnesses to the happenings concerning God’s merciful love toward the sinful humankind.
- Second Reading: Rv 5:11-14
The solemn and glorious entrance into the heavenly Jerusalem was led by the once slain Lamb inspires and strengthens generations of Christians to perseveringly serve the just cause of God’s merciful love seen in the life, suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
A. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) ES #111
b) EM pages 145-146
c) ES #109
d) ES #115
e) ES #121