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 33rd Sunday in the Ordinary Time, we almost come to the closing of the Liturgical Year of 2017 and, at the same time, to the start of the new Liturgical Year of 2018.
According to the Gospel story of the talents entrusted to the servants, this is a moment for us to make an account about our past year’s achievements and failings in living up to our commitment to serving the Lord God and our neighbors.
It is the quality of our work, however, not its quantity, that matters in the sight of God.
In this Holy Mass, we pray hard to God for the grace of prudence and faithfulness in order to fulfill our calling. Let us just do our best, and let God care for the rest.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Prv 31:10-13.19-20.30-31
For a woman, her virtues prevail over her physical beauty. Good deeds which she has done for people in need enhance her dignity in the face of her family members and others.
- Second Reading 1 Thes 5:1-6
Christians do believe that the Lord will come again in glory to bring an end to this present world torn by all forms of evil. They must, therefore, keep themselves always watchful for they do not know the day and the hour of the Lord’s coming.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: He Is The Lord (ES #184)
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM Pages 215-216
c) Offertory: Taste And See (ES #168)
d) Communion: These Alone Are Enough (ES #209)
e) Recessional: Companions on The Journey (ES #293)