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 in the 29th Week in the Ordinary Time, Year A. The message of God’s Word this Sunday focuses on what Jesus Christ our Lord said to those who would wish how to deal with seemingly unsolvable interest conflicts between worshipping God and serving people: “Repay to Cesar what belongs to Cesar and to God what belongs to God.”
Christians would not find themselves in any difficulty when they realize the truth that the duty to build the Kingdom of God begins with that of building the kingdom of man.
This double obligation becomes more urgent when we celebrate mission Sunday today to pray for the spreading of the Good News of God’s merciful love.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Is 45:1.4-6
God the Creator of all knows how to entice His created world to serve His Holy Will no matter what or who they are. King Cyrus of foreign and pagan origin was sent by God to restore His Chosen People and the worship of His Name.
- Second Reading 1 Thes 1:1-5 b
The preaching of Christ’s Good News is not the work of mere word of mouth but consists of actions which reveal the power of God in the life of the preachers and that of the listeners. It is God Who opens the mouth of the speaker and the heart of the listener.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: Let Us Go To The Altar (ES #140)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM Page 205
c) Offertory: Our Blessing Cup (ES #153)
d) Communion: O God, You Search Me (ES #230)
e) Recessional: Hail, Holy Queen (ES #354)