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14 tháng 2, 2018

First Sunday of Lent Year B  (February 18, 2018)

First Sunday of Lent - Year B (February 18, 2018)

A.     Introduction

a)      To the Holy Mass

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Good morning!
Today, as we celebrate the First Sunday of Lent, we are encouraged to join the Church in a campaign of integral renewal of our Christian Way of Life in preparation for the most important event: the most solemn and joyful Easter Sunday.
Christ in this Sunday’s Gospel story entered the desert to keep fasting and praying.  The forces of evil did not leave Him alone. They assailed Him and tried with their most powerful deception to break His will. But He resisted and fought back and won over them.
We, too, should be ready to start a long journey of 40 days to conversion, fighting all forms of evil, so as to die to the old person, and rise to the new life with Christ.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.  

b)     To the Readings

-          First Reading: Gn 9:8-15

After the Great Flood, the Lord God made a covenant of peace with humanity.  The human race was given a chance to renew their good relationship with the Creator and Savior.

-          Second Reading: 1 Pt 3:18-22

Saint Peter taking the implication of the Great Flood taught that Christ through His suffering, death and resurrection saved humanity from sin and death.

B. Hymns for Holy Mass

a) ES #85
b) EM pages 74-75
c) ES #153
d) ES #230
e) ES #88