a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. This Sunday, we celebrate the solemnity of Saint Dominic de Guzman, Founder of the Order of Preachers, popularly known as the community of the Dominicans. The Dominicans have been at the service of the universal Church for 800 years and they began the preaching of Jesus Christ’s Good News of salvation in Viet Nam in the late XVI century.
Saint Dominic is the Patron Saint of this Parish Community. We pray hard in this Holy Mass to the Lord God, through the intersession of Saint Dominic, for the gift of strong faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior in order that we may survive challenges in today’s society and to be more committed to living up to the Christian values, of which the saving truth of Christ is the most significant.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Is 52:7-10
The Prophet Isaiah depicts the beautiful picture of the preacher of the Good News of salvation, whose feet mark the milestone for the building of God’s Kingdom.
- Second Reading: 2 Tim 4:1-8
The task of proclaiming the Good News of salvation is, for the messenger, at the same time a great honor and a serious obligation.