a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. As today we celebrate the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C, the message of the Word of God gives us a strong reminder of how Christians have to suffer for being faithful to their Lord and Savior. Prophets and righteous persons sent by God to tell humanity the truth about their sin and what they should do for their salvation have been rejected and persecuted. Christ Himself was cruelly treated with the same fate. But Christ did His best to accomplish God’s salvation plan for the human race and, as the result of that act of filial obedience, He was raised up the highest glory of heaven.
We pray hard in this Holy Mass for the blessing of being proud children of God, working for the great glory of our heavenly Father, regardless of challenges and difficulties in the way of serving Him and His Kingdom.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Jer 38:4-6.8-10
The Prophet Jeremiah was persecuted by both the royal palace and the temple for telling them God’s message accusing them of their evil doings.
- Second Reading: Heb 12:1-4
The life, suffering, death and resurrection of Christ our Lord and Savior set before Christians an encouraging guidance for their journey to eternal happiness.