a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. This Sunday we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord, also popularly known as the Three Kings Sunday.
“Epiphany” in Greek means the apparition or revelation of the Lord God to all peoples and nations. Indeed, with the Coming of Christ in human nature, we can now see, hear, and touch the Lord God Who was from eternity unseen, unheard, and untouched.
In this Holy Mass, we are invited, as the shepherds and the three wise men were, to approach the new-born Baby, and thanks to the light of the star of our faith, recognize Him as the Savior of the world, and worship Him as the loving and merciful God.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Is 60:1-6
The Prophet Isaiah speaks of the great days when Jerusalem breaks into hymns of joy and shines up in its most beautiful splendor. Peoples from four corners of the world come to bring precious gifts and offer the Lord God praises, thanksgiving and adoration.
- Second reading Eph 3:2-3a.5-6
Saint Paul in his Letter to the Ephesians tells us about the great blessings which we Christians have received from God through Christ Jesus, regardless of our life of origin in the past.
B. Hymns For Holy Mass
a) Entrance: ES #61 (55) - “We Three Kings”
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM pages 58-59
c) Offertory: ES #168 (159) - “Taste and See”
d) Communion: ES #63 (57) - “What Child Is This”
e) Recessional: ES #60 (52) - “Hang Bê-Lem / In Bethlehem”