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 we are approaching the end of the liturgical year, we listen to the Word of God urging us to discover and appreciate the values of eternal life. Knowing that our true home is not here on earth but in heaven, we would be wise to get more care and concern for our final goal: life ever-happy and ever-lasting in Christ.
In return for this great blessing, Christians cannot help but fight for their faithfulness to the Lord and Savior who is forever the greatest reward for which we all hope.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: 2 Mc 7:1-2.9-14
The mother and her seven sons would rather die for their faith in God than compromise their religious principles for a life of safety and comfort on earth.
- Second Reading: 2 Thes 2:16-3:5
We Christians need God’s blessing and Christ’s strength to persevere in our service of the Lord to the end.