a) To The Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration on the XXXII Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A.
As the end of the 2017 liturgical celebrations is drawing near, we are encouraged by the message of God’s word to get ready for the encounter with the Lord Who will soon come back because He promised so.
For a fruitful meeting with the Lord to occur, we need to stay awake, holding shining lamps full of oil, and ready to open the door whenever He arrives.
Let us pray fervently in this Holy Mass for the gift of perseverance in our service of the Lord and of neighbor while waiting for His Second Coming in glory.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To The Readings
- First Reading: Wis 6:12-16
Wisdom is one of God’s great gifts to the human race thanks to which people know how to act properly in accordance with His Holy Will. Later on, the Bible speaks of Wisdom as the symbol of the Second Divine Person of the Most Holy Trinity.
- Second Reading: 1 Thes 4:12-18
In order for Christians to avoid doubt and confusion over those having passed away, Saint Paul clearly teaches the truth that we believers in Christ will get through the very journey which He Himself took from death of our earthly body to new life of our heavenly self in the Holy Spirit.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) ES #314 – In The Day Of The Lord
b) EM page 213 (353/2321)
c) ES #219 - Christify
d) ES #212 – There Is A Longing
e) ES #207 - Open My Eyes