a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
We celebrate this Sunday the 26th week in the Ordinary Time, liturgical year C, with the theme “How to deal wisely with earthly possessions?”
The message of Divine Word points out that all resources which we are granted by the Creator in this life should be at the use of everyone and at the service of God and neighbors. The more we receive the better our sharing with one another is expected to be.
Money and power can be considered the acid test for an authentic disciple of Christ, no matter what status in the Christian community they may find themselves in. The rich man in this Sunday’s parable failed that test because he refused to lend his less fortunate fellow man a helping hand regardless of the latter’s desperate conditions.
We pray for the strength of our will so as to be able to listen to the Word of God and put it into practice.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading (Am 6:1a. 4-7)
The Lord God knows man’s greedy, selfish, and evil thoughts and deeds which He will not let go without any accountability.
- Second Reading (1 Tim 6:11-16)
Saint Paul urges his disciple Bishop Timothy to hold fast to the latter’s faith in Christ until the day he comes back in glory. Then the reward of eternal life will not fail those who wait for the King of kings and Lord of lords.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: ES #170: “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”
b) Responsorial Psalm EM Page 218
c) Response to Universal Prayer: “Lord, hear our prayer!”
d) Offertory ES # 298: “All Good Gifts”
Communion ES #168: “Taste and See”
The Holy Spirit Choir