a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Good morning! Happy Easter to all!
We celebrate today with great joy and deep gratitude the Resurrection of Christ, Our Lord and Savior.
Through His Suffering, Death and Rising, Christ freed us from sin and eternal loss. We sing thankful hymns for God’s compassionate and forgiving love in Christ Who so loved us that He died for us in order that we can live.
The new life brought by Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord, is now given to the four catechumens, candidates for the three Sacraments of Christians initiation, namely, Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
We ardently pray for
- Ms. Teresa Nguyễn Thị Hồng Hà
- Mr. Francis Xavier Timothy Lacey
- Mr. Joseph Roderick Fulton Haire
- Mr. Joseph Kelvin Lim Ang Luck
so that they may remain faithful to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior all the days of their lives.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Acts 10:34a. 37-43
Saint Peter’s sermon on the resurrection of Christ the Lord expresses the main concern of the Church about preaching the saving truth that Christ suffered, died and rose again so as to break the chains of slavery to sins.
- Second Reading: Cl 3:1-4
Christians celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection more completely and meaningfully by leaving their old and sinful lives in the tomb and embracing the new way of life in communion with Christ.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” (ES #111)
b) Responsorial: “This Day Was Made by the Lord” (ES #121)
c) Sequence: “Christians, to The Paschal Victim” (ES #103)
d) Offertory: “Worthy Is The Lamb” (ES #109)
e) Communion: “In Him Alone” (ES #214)
f) Recessional: “Prayer of Saint Francis” (ES #284)