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 Third Sunday in the Ordinary Time today, the Word of God is urging us to repent of our sin in order that we may be worthy of the Kingdom of God preached by Christ.
To this so urgent a call no one can make any excuse to delay a timely response.
We pray in this Holy Mass for the grace of wisdom to react properly to God’s Holy Will, and for the grace of courage to carry out His call even though we have to pay some cost.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Jon 3:1-5.10
Being called by the Lord God to preach repentance to the king and his subjects in Nineveh, a city notorious for crimes, the prophet Jonah found this mission equivalent to a death penalty. He was so scared that he ran away to save his own life. The Lord God, however, wanted him to accomplish what God commanded him to for the sake of sinners.
- Second Reading 1 Cor 7:25-31
Saint Paul admonishes Christians to be aware of the signs of the times so as to deal with this life on earth in such a way that they would not miss the chance to gain from this passing world life eternal.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass:
a) ES #122 – Now Is The Time
b) EM page 63
c) ES #219 – Christify
d) ES #336 – Where Love Is Found
e) ES #293 – Companions On The Journey