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 14th Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Year A, today, we hear Our Lord Jesus Christ calling us to come to Him, so that we may find in Him the very source of strength, peace and joy. We badly need strength to survive difficult times of crisis. We need peace when humanity has been torn by violent conflicts. And we need joy because society always produces sad news.
Let us pray hard to God in this Holy Mass for blessing and guidance in order for us to walk in the Way of justice and love in accordance to the Good News of Christ.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Zec 9:9-10
The Lord God is King of all creation and He rules over the universe. However, he appears to His creatures in the image of a nice, simple and even humble Master, so that He can come to His people in a friendly way and they can approach Him with confidence.
- Second Reading Rm 8:9.11-13
Saint Paul loves to repeatedly remind Christians of their spiritual origin. They were reborn through the power of the Risen Lord in the Sacrament of Baptism by water and the Holy Spirit. They have to live up to their dignity of God’s children after the example of Christ by dying to their past sinful life and being raised to new life.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Now Is the Time (ES #122)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM page 168
c) Offertory: Christify (ES #219)
d) Communion: The Supper of the Lord (ES #161)