a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. The topic of this Fifth Sunday of Easter can be found in the Gospel Reading relating Christ’s teaching about His relationship with those who believe in Him. Only by being united with Him the way the branches are with the vine can Christians live and bear fruit.
The Holy Mass always provides us such blessing when we listen to Christ’s words and take His Body and Blood in order for us to become one with Him in spirit and flesh. Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Acts 9:26-31
The reason why the early Christian Community was able to forgive Saul, the notorious persecutor, and the crimes which he committed against believers in Christ, and even accept him into the Church, lies in the transforming power of the Lord Who through His Suffering, Death and Resurrection, has pulled down the walls of hatred and division.
- Second Reading 1 Jn 3:18-24
Keeping God’s Commandments is the essential requirement for Christians to remain in Him and for God to remain in them.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) “Jesus Christ, You Are My Life”, ES #142
b) Responsorial Psalm, page 153
c) “Our Blessing Cup”, ES #153
d) “Where Love Is Found”, ES #336
e) “Prayer of Saint Francis”, ES #284