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 is the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Because the Gospel of this Sunday tells us that Christ introduces Himself as the Good Shepherd, this celebration is popularly termed “Good Shepherd Sunday”.
We pray to the Good Shepherd to send leaders of the Church who serve the People of God with a compassionate heart and caring and healing hands after the model of Christ, the Good Shepherd.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Acts 2:14 a. 36-47
The impact of the Resurrection of the Lord was so powerful that the preaching of this great event by the Apostles moved and enabled a large numbers of listeners to conversion, this means, a big change of their way of life and a decisive return to God.
- Second Reading 1 Pt 2: 20b-25
The suffering and death of Christ left a good example to Christians who are persecuted, falsely accused because of their faith in the Lord. Those who serve God should not expect to please the world. When the disciples suffer because of good deeds, they should be proud for their Master also suffered in the hands of evildoers.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Christ, The Lord, Is Risen Today (ES #104)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM pages 141-142
c) Offertory: Worthy is the Lamb (ES #109)
d) Communion: These Alone Are Enough (ES #209)
e) Recessional: Ye Sons and Daughters (ES #115)