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 Tenth Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Year C. The Readings send us a very touching message of Divine Mercy that saved life of people and gave unlimited chances to sinners to repent of their sins and receive God’s forgiveness.
Today we also witness the rite of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony in which Shutilin Vitaly and Therese Phạm Thị Hồng Phước will make their marital vows and be united forever in Christ, the very soul and heart of their family life.
We pray hard in this Holy Mass for Vitaly and Hồng Phước, and for ourselves, to be authentic intruments of God’s merciful love in a world torn by divisions, hatred and violence.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: 1 Kgs 17:17-24
Elijah was sent by God to save the life of the poor widow’s only son. That miracle happened to assure people that God always listens to the prayer and cry of the poor and the suffering.
- Second Reading: Gal 1:11-19
Saint Paul, after his conversion to the Lord God, did not feel ashamed to tell people about his past life stained by even grave sins of persecuting believers in Christ. God not only forgave him but also chose him to be an apostle of His Son.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) ES #120
b) EM page 171
c) ES #219
d) ES #336
e) ES #284