a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of our Sunday Holy Mass. We get the message of the Lord God on this Third Sunday of Lent which brings us the so comforting truth that God never ceases to call sinners to go back to His merciful forgiveness and saving love. God gift of salvation comes to us sometimes through people whom we do not know, but who have met the Lord, put their trust in Him, and been transformed. Now it is our turn to make this saving blessing our own, and be willing to share it with others.
Please all stand to join in the singing of the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Ex 17:3-7
The people of Israel on their way to the Promised Land committed the sin of ingratitude. Instead of thanking Him for the liberation from slavery in Egypt, they kept complaining that the Lord God took them to the desert just to kill them there by starvation. Despite their sin, God provided them with food and drink in order for them to reach the appointed destination.
- Second Reading Rom 5:1-2.5-8
Can we have any good reason to doubt that the Lord God disregarding our wrongdoings so loved us that He saved our lives through the sacrifice of His Beloved Son? Saint Paul invites us to serious thoughts on why Christ willingly died for us sinners.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) ES # 83 “Forty Days And Forty Nights”
b) EM pages 78-79
c) ES #298 “All Good Gifts”
d) ES #230 “O God Your Search Me ”
e) ES # 284 “Prayer of St. Francis”