a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. As we celebrate the 15th Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Year A, the Lord God calls us up to take part in the building of His Kingdom the way farmers work on the fields. They plough the soil, remove grass and rock, sow the seed and water it in order for it to grow and bear fruit. The more hardworking we are, the better the harvest will be.
We pray to the Lord for missionaries who are sowing the seed of the Gospel in different parts of the world. May the Holy Spirit open people’s hearts that they readily receive Christ’s Good News of salvation.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Is 55:10-11
The Word of God that comes forth from Divine Love and Mercy always brings blessings of truth and life to its recipients the way rain and snow falling on earth make the soil fertile and the harvest fruitful.
- Second Reading Rom 8:18-23
It is really hard for Christians to live up to God’s calling in order to be worthy of their dignity as His adopted children. However, the reward for those faithful to Christ’s Gospel will be so great that all forms of suffering in this world cannot be compared with the glory in the world to come.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Sing to the Mountains, ES #136
b) Responsorial Psalm, EM page 170
c) All Good Gifts, ES #298
d) These Alone Are Enough, ES #209
e) Prayer of Saint Francis, ES #284