a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, good morning!
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration in the twenty-second week in the Ordinary Time, Year C.
The Gospel message for this Sunday tells us to show true humility—it means to be humble from inside, from the heart, in dealing with people, aware that God alone deserves all glory, praise and honor because He is the Lord of heaven and earth, the Master of history, the Savior of humankind.
People love social status, wealth and fame too much that they often dispute, fight and kill one another. However, only when we are evaluated by God, can we be proud of who we really are. Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Sir 3:17-18.20.28-29
People really love those who know their own strengths and weaknesses because it is much easier to work with those who are humble.
- Second Reading: Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a
There will be good harmony of peace, humility when people celebrate a big gathering in God's Kingdom where Jesus appears as the Mediator between God and humanity.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: ES #136: “Sing to the Mountains”
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM page 209
c) Response to Universal Prayer: “Lord, hear our prayer!”
d) Offertory: ES #: “Spirit and Grace”
e) Communion: ES #336: “Where Love Is Found”
f) Recessional: ES #206: “To Praise You”
The Holy Spirit Choir