a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of the Third Sunday of Easter, Year A.
Christ, the Risen Lord, does not abandon His friends in confusion and at loss because of His suffering and death on the cross. After He rose from the dead, He appeared to the believers in Him, strengthened their faith in Him through His teaching on salvation and in particular through the breaking of bread.
We pray for the blessing of encounter with the Lord Who lives now deep in all aspects of our life and in our hearts. Only when we meet Him personally can we become witnesses of His glorious victory over the Evil One.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Acts 2:14.22-33
The Resurrection of Christ was the main topic of the apostolic preaching in the early times of Christianity. For the audience of Jewish majority Saint Peter showed convincing evidence from Sacred Scripture that Christ was raised from the dead in accordance with what had been written.
- Second Reading: 1 Pt 1:17-21
Our new life in Christ was paid with so high a price: the Blood of the Son of God. We owe, therefore, a sea of gratitude to Christ Who died so that we might live through the mercy of God Who forgave our sins because of Christ.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (ES #111)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM Page 139
c) Offertory: All Good Gifts (ES #298)
d) Communion: Age to Age (ES #273)
e) Recessional: This Day Was Made by the Lord (ES #121)