a) To The Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of The Sunday Holy Mass.
Today, October 7, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This solemn Feast was ordered by Pope Pius V, as an act of thanksgiving to God for saving the Christian Europe from being conquered by Muslim armed forces during the battle of Lepanto in 1571. The deliverance was strongly believed as the fruit of the Prayer of the Rosary in order to obtain the powerful intercession of the Mother of God.
We also pray in this Holy Mass for God’s saving power from all forms of evil. May the Mother of Christ help us all.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To The Readings
- First Reading( Acts 1: 12-14)
The Blessed Virgin Mary was present in the early Christian community worshipping God and awaiting Christ’s return in glory. For this biblical evidence, the Mother of Christ has been the good example of Christian prayer in faith, hope and love.
- Second Reading (Gal 4:4-7)
It was God’s decision that in order to save a fallen humanity, Jesus Christ, His Son was born as a human being.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: ES #136 - “Sing To The Mountains”
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM page 41
c) Offertory: ES #167 - “One Bread, One Body”
d) Communion: ES #230 - “O God, You Search Me”
e) Recessional: ES #354 - “Hail, Holy Queen”