a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A.
As we are witnessing a time of crisis in many and different respects of society, even of the Church, we need a clear and decisive answer to the most urgent question: where can we find the way out of wrongdoing and death in order to reach safety and life?
Let us listen to Christ Who tells us: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
We pray for our beloved countries being in many forms of crisis so that peaceful solutions may prevail over violent conflicts thanks to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mother, Our Lady of La Vang.
As we also celebrate “Mother’s Day” today, we pray for mothers to enjoy healthy and happy life in families and in society, too.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Acts 6:1-7
The Church founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ as one body, with many and different members functioning together for the common good. The task of preaching the Gospel, however, should be done as the first priority, by missionaries freed from all forms of distraction and obstacle.
- Second Reading 1 Pt 2:4-9
Saint Peter seems never to be tired of praising Christ for the blessing of the Resurrection by which Christians were saved from their sinful past and are now honored with high respect as “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation”, and God’s own people.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Sing A New Song (ES #289)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM page 144
c) Offertory: Our Blessing Cup (ES #153)
d) Communion: O God, You Search Me (ES #230)
e) Recessional: O Queen of Heaven (ES #110)