a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. We celebrate today together with the universal Church the First Sunday of Lent, Year A. We have just started last Ash Wednesday the Lenten Season in preparation for the most important mystery of Christian faith: the Resurrection of Christ, Our Lord.
This Sunday’s Gospel when telling us the story of how Christ kept fasting in the desert and was tempted by Satan reminds us of the ongoing struggle for salvation which we can only win by relying on the Merciful God’s love and the saving power of the Risen Lord Who conquered the world.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Reading
- First Reading Gen: 2:7-9; 3:1-7
The Book of Genesis tells us about the dark chapter of human history where man violated God’s commandment by going beyond the limit of his human responsibility: eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
- Second Reading Rom 5:12-19
Saint Paul sees death of man the consequence of his sin. Christ offered His own life to destroy the power of sin, thus the power of death, so as to restore man to his original state of righteousness.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) ES #77 – Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days
b) EM page 74
c) ES #219 - Christify
d) ES #212 – There Is A Longing
e) ES #82 – Somebody’s Knockin’ At Your Door