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 Gospel for the Fifth Sunday in the Ordinary Time tells us how the first disciples were called by Christ and how they reacted to His call. It was the Lord Who encouraged the fishermen to leave everything behind and go preaching the Good News of salvation.
We pray in this Holy Mass for more positive responses from our Christian communities to the service of God’s Kingdom, in particular in the consecrated life of religious sisters and brothers, and in the priesthood.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Is 6:1-2a.3-8
Acknowledging his unworthiness and confessing his sinfulness was the reaction by the Prophet Isaiah to God’s call. The Lord, however, purified human beings from sin and made them witnesses of His merciful love.
- Second Reading: 1 Cor 15:1-11
The Great Apostle of the Gentiles, Saint Paul, proudly tells us how the love and mercy of God helped change his life, from being persecutor of the Church to its defender.
B. Hymns For Holy Mass
ES # 200: “Here I Am, Lord”
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ES #153: “Our Blessing Cup”
ES #284: “Prayer of Saint Francis”
ES #293: “Companions on The Journey”