a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of the 25th Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Year C.
The Gospel message of this Sunday tells us how to deal wisely with matters that yield decisive consequences on our salvation the similar way we do with everyday activities for survival.
It is important above all to focus only on one problem, to aim only at one point, and to serve only one master. We should choose to faithfully love and worship the Lord God and Him alone. It is to Him that we owe our life both here on earth and there in heaven.
Let us all stand and sing the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Am 8:4-7
The Prophet Amos brings God’s message with stern warning to those who abuse the poor and less fortunate. God, the Defender of the lowly, will not let those who committed crimes against the poor go without being punished.
- Second Reading 1 Tim 2:1-8
It is so encouraging that Saint Paul teaches us the truth on God’s salvation plan for all people. The proof for God’s immense goodness was demonstrated by Our Lord Jesus Christ Who, as the lone Mediator between God and humans, sacrificed His own life for us.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: ES #142: “Jesus Christ, You Are My Life”
b) Responsorial: EM page 216
c) Response to the Universal Prayer: “Jesus Christ, You Are My Life!”
d) Offertory: ES #219: “Christify”
e) Communion: ES #214: “In Him Alone”
f) Recessional: ES #200: “Here I Am, Lord”
The Holy Spirit Choir