a) To the Holy Mass
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of the VII Sunday in the Ordinary Time.
As we are taught that love is the most characteristic virtue of Christianity. We were created in God’s image. Saint John writes that God is love. So love must be the standard for the recognition of God’s likeness in His children.
Our Lord Jesus Christ wants Christians to live up to the New Commandment of Love by not only forgiving their enemy but showing them true and sincere affection as well.
We pray in this Holy Mass that Christ’s love for us which led Him to death on the Cross also enables us to love our neighbor no matter what cost we have to pay for being His authentic believers.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Lv 19:1-2.17-18
The Lord God orders His Chosen People to practice love of neighbor without any excuse so as to be worthy of Him Who is holy. It was for the first time that man was taught by God to love others as himself.
- Second Reading 1 Cor 3:16-23
Saint Paul teaches Christians to honor the image of God in their fellow men and women who are His living temple. Any attempt, therefore, to do harm to others would be a serious offense against the Lord God Himself.
B. Hymns for the Holy Mass
a) ES #142 – Jesus Christ, You Are My Life
b) EM page 66
c) ES #298 – All Good Gifts
d) ES #273 – Age To Age
e) ES #284 – Prayer Of St. Francis