a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Domominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of the Sunday Holy Mass. Today we celebrate the Thirtieth Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Year C. The message of God’s Word strengthens our faith in the Lord God that He always hears our prayers. Christians pray not only to ask the Author of all goodness for the needs, both material and spiritual, in their life, but also and above all to obtain from Him Who is love the willingness to go back to Him if lost in falsehood and sin, and the perseverance to remain in His saving power.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Sir 35:12-14.16-18
God always listens to His children’s cries and will surely answer them in due time. The poor, the suffering, the widows and the orphans, get God’s first priority concern.
- Second Reading: 2 Tim 4:6-8.16-18
Saint Paul compares the Christian journey to holiness with a race competition. Only those determined and persevering in all difficulties can win.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) ES # 136
b) EM pages 219-220
c) ES # 219
d) ES #291
e) ES # 348