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 Third Sunday of Lent.
The Gospel story of this Sunday tells us why and how Christ personally cleansed the holy Temple from all forms of abuse, and even of idolatry. He scolded the people saying: “Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”
We are greatly concerned about the pollution of our living environment. We have done everything necessary for environment preservation. But have we spent enough time and effort for our religious environment? Christ seems to ask us this question.
We pray hard in this Holy Mass for the best understanding of the Lord’s message and for the gift of courage to put His teaching into practice.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Ex 20:1-17
The Lord God teaches humanity His Law and grants them the strength and joy to keep His Commandments. Later, Christ sums up the Ten Commandments in two essential ones: love of God and love of neighbor.
- Second Reading: 1 Cor 1:22-25
Christians find out this truth that God’s power and wisdom are found in Jesus Christ, the Beloved Son.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) ES #237
b) EM page 79
c) ES #298
d) ES #160
e) ES #273