a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of Sunday Holy Mass.
Today as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter, the message of the Gospel reporting the story of Saint Thomas tells us to personalize our faith in Christ’s Resurrection. We need the Church community to teach us the basic catechism on God’s mysteries. We need our parents and friends to explain to us how to put what we have learned about Christian Way of life into practice. It is more important, however, to make what we believe our own conviction so as for each and one of us to profess, as we do in reciting the Creed, “I believe.”
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Acts 2:42-47
The Resurrection of the Lord has a tremendous impact on the lives of the believers in Him Who conquered the evil consequences of sin. The first Christian community lived a life no longer for themselves but for the Lord in the breaking of bread, and for others when they shared with one another all that they had.
- Second Reading 1 Pt 1:3-9
Saint Peter stresses the truth that our faith needs being tested and purified through suffering and trials so as to become more shining in times of darkness and confusion.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Ye Sons and Daughters (ES #115)
b) Responsorial: EM page 137
c) Offertory: Christify (ES #219)
d) Communion: Companions on the Journey (ES #293)
e) Recessional: Regina Coeli (ES #110)