a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. As we celebrate the Seventeenth Sunday today, the Word of God comes to strengthen our faith in the Divine Mercy which always brings us strong hope for the renewal of a sinful humanity.
God forgives our sins and grants us a chance to get up from the darkness of evil and go back to His love.
We pray in this Holy Mass for the gift of repentance of our wrongs and that of conversion to our merciful and forgiving Father.
We also pray for our friends:
- LILIAN STEPHANI LIE
- TIMOTHY LACEY
- STEVEN FREDERIK
- TRẦN TỬ ĐỆ
who today are welcomed into the Church as Catechumens, and ready for the Sacraments of Christian Initiation, namely Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
We pray in particular for VERONIQUE AN HERRING who is baptized today into the Catholic Church. This is a good news not only for her proud father Kristofer and mother An Vi, but also for the Christian community.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Gn 18:20-32
The Lord God is so merciful and patient that He allows the Patriarch Abraham to bargain for the survival of sinners. This really encourages us not to lose our hope for even late going back to God for salvation.
- Second Reading: Col 2:12-14
Saint Paul teaches this truth that Christ through His saving sacrifice on the Cross has removed the burden of sin and freed us sinners from the bond of slavery to sin.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) ES #291
b) EM pages 186-187
c) ES #219
d) ES #230
e) ES #206