a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of Sunday Holy Mass.
As we celebrate this Thirty-first Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Year C, the message of God’s Word comes to us as a very strongly comforting and inspiring proclamation of God’s love for those who trust in Him. God listens to them and will surely answer their prayers.
Today we pray in particular for Miss Therese Lilian Stephani Lie and Mr. Joseph Nguyễn Châu Trung Anh who are about to receive the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. May the Lord God bless them with a happy family life, to be forever loyal to their faith in God, and forever faithful to their marital vows.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Wis 11:22—12:2
The Lord God is great and powerful but He always loves and cares for all creatures. He blesses the sick, the poor and the just. He is patient and merciful in dealing with sinners to save them.
- Second Reading: 2 Thes 1:11—2:2
Saint Paul urges Christians to be confident in God’s merciful and powerful love in order to serve Him faithfully. The saint also tells his followers not to allow false teachers to deceive them with wrong doctrine on the second coming of the Lord.