a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration. As we celebrate the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C, the Message of God’s Word brings strong hope for Divine Justice to those who suffer from many and different forms of injustices in today’s society where greed for power and money has blinded people’s conscience.
We pray hard in this Holy Mass for the grace of right understanding that human persons are called to wisely use material things on earth as just means in order to achieve the essential end of our life that is eternal happiness in God’s Kingdom.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23
For generations, the Bible reminds us that all peoples and things are passing away, and that the Lord God alone always stays in full power and authority as Creator of the universe and Master of humanity history.
- Second Reading: Col 3:1-5.9-11
Those who were raised through the Sacrament of Baptism to new life in Christ should live in accordance with their dignity as bearers of God’s image.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: ES #138: “Now As We Gather”
b) EM page 297
c) Response to Universal Prayer: “Hear Us, Lord!”
d) Offertory: ES #132: “Come to the Lord”
e) Communion: #209: “These Alone Are Enough”
f) Recessional: #295: “For the Beauty of the Earth”