a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, good morning!
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of the 22nd Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Year A.
As followers of Christ, we, similar to the apostles, have been walking with the Lord a long journey, listening to Him teach the Good News of salvation, watching Him heal the sick, forgive sinners, and raise the dead.
The seed of faith sowed into our hearts has grown up, yet it still needs water and fertilizer for better development. The Word of God plays an important role in strengthening our faith in Christ when we face many forms of crisis.
Let us renew, in this Holy Mass, our resoluteness in following Christ Our Lord and Savior, even though we have to go with Him up to Jerusalem, the summit of the sacrifice on the Cross.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Jer 20:7-9
The Prophet Jeremiah shares with us his experience about being called by the Lord God to become an announcer of His Word. There were doubt, hesitation, and even fear. Finally, human freedom gave up to divine Holy Will just because of love: love of God and love for God have met in Christ’s saving mission.
- Second Reading Rom 12:1-2
Saint Paul encourages Christians to be persevering in their vocation to bear witness of God saving power in the face of this changing world, by unceasingly renewing themselves in accordance with divine teaching.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Sing A New Song (ES #289)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM Pages 189-190
c) Offertory: Our Blessing Cup (ES#153)
d) Communion: The Supper of the Lord (ES #161)
e) Recessional: Here I Am, Lord (ES #200)