a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
As we celebrate the 28th Sunday in the Ordinary Time, the Gospel message tells us that God loves all peoples so much. God sent His Only Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to cure the sick, to raise the dead, and to forgive sinners. Finally, through His sacrifice on the cross, Christ brought humanity to decisive healing and eternal life.
We should for this reason always give praise, glory and thanksgiving to God for His great love clearly showed in Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. In this Holy Mass we ask Christ Our Lord to help us offering God worthy act of worship and adoration.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading 2 Kgs 5:14-17
In the eyes of the Israelites God only loves the people whom He has chosen to be heirs to the Promised Land. However, God shows them evidences that He wants to care for all peoples. Through the Prophet Elisha, the saving power of Yahweh God has reached out to the Gentiles.
- Second Reading 2 Tim 2:8-13
God is love. His love knows no limits in granting blessing and salvation to humankind. Saint Paul having his own way to express that very encouraging truth, writes down: “The Word of God is not chained.” The burden of whether or not people can be saved rests on their own shoulders.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: ES #122: “Now Is The Time”
b) Responsorial Psalm: page 222
c) Response to Universal Prayer: “Blessed Virgin Mother, pray for us!”
d) Offertory: ES #153: “Our Blessing Cup”
e) Communion: ES #148: “In This Place”
f) Recessional: ES 354:“Hail, Holy Queen”
The Holy Spirit Choir