a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. The message of the Word of God on this Sunday tells us how the Lord God was faithful to His salvation plan. In order for sinners to be well prepared for receiving God’s saving power in the life, suffering, death and resurrection of Christ, God sent messengers to preach good news of the coming of the Savior. Christ is really the fulfillment of God’s promises of Divine Mercy and Forgiveness, or in the words of Pope Francis, “the Face of God’s merciful love.”
In this Holy Mass we pray for our sisters and brothers who need God’s blessing and strength to overcome doubts and fears on the way back to Our Heavenly Father.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Zec 12:10-11; 13:1
The Prophet Zechariah seems to see what will happen in the history of salvation. Those who have committed the crime against God’s Messenger will soon acknowledge Him as their Savior.
- Second Reading: Gal 9:18-24
Saint Paul teaches Christians the truth that it is in Christ that they find the very foundation for their unity regardless of their many differences.