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.
This last Sunday of Advent is fully covered with great joy to the good news of the conception of the Son of God in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mother by the power of the Holy Spirit.
This great event would not have occurred had the Blessed Mother not willingly expressed her consent to the request of God the Father.
It was thanks to the “Fiat—Yes” of the Blessed Virgin that humanity won Divine Mercy for humanity once incurring Divine sentence for saying “No” to God’s love.
We pray in this Holy Mass for the grace of voluntary obedience to God’s Holy Will in order for Christ’s saving power forever to reign on all over the world.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To The Readings
- First Reading 2 Sam 7:1-5.8b-12.14.16
After King David had established his rule over the people of Israel, he decided to build a temple for Yahweh God as his expression of deep gratitude. But God promised to grant the king a greater blessing: that of the glorious and lasting reign of one of his descendants. This would come true soon with the appearance of Christ, the Son of the house of David.
- Second Reading Rom 25-27
The Coming of Christ, the Son of God, is the realization of God’s promises of salvation to all humanity and creation. To this great Divine compassion and forgiveness all peoples and nations are urged to unceasingly offer praises and thanks.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Waiting in Silence ES #33
b) Responsorial Psalm EM page 43
c) Our Blessing Cup ES #153
d) There Is A Longing ES #212
e) Be With Us, Mary ES #348