(May 15, 2016: The Holy Spirit Choir’s IV Patron Feast Day and Foundation Anniversary)
a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to the Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. This Sunday we celebrate the Pentecost, or the Descent of the Holy Spirit, which is also the Birthday of the Church founded by Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
The coming of the Holy Spirit is the fulfillment of Christ our Lord’s promises that He would send the powerful Advocate to teach us the full truth about God’s merciful love.
Today we also celebrate the Fourth Anniversary of the establishment of the English Holy Mass in this Parish Church of Saint Dominic, also popularly known as the Three Bells Church. We thank God for many blessings and good gifts which we have received in the past three years and we pray for more in the years to come.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Acts 2: 1-11
The Holy Spirit came upon the early Christians in the form of tongues of fire which could be understood as burning love given to those who believe and who, as the result of their personal experience on God’s great and merciful love, could not help but burst into praises and thanksgiving.
- Second Reading: 1 Cor 12:3b-7.12-13
As the principle of unity for the Christian Community, the Holy Spirit gathers into God’s family all scattered children no matter who they may be.