a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the Sunday Holy Mass celebration.
This Sunday, we solemnly celebrate Christ the King Sunday, honoring the kingship of Christ. Unlike kings in the history of humanity who build their kingdom with much blood of victims killed in power disputes, Christ our Lord established His Kingdom by shedding His own blood as a sin offering to free humankind from eternal death in the hand of the Evil One. Unlike kingdoms on earth which force people to serve those on top, Christ’s Kingdom urges those on top power to serve grass root people after the example of Christ the King Who came not to be served but to serve and lay down His life for the salvation of all peoples.
Let us pray hard in this Holy Mass for the coming of the Kingdom of Christ, Who will come in His glory to bring us into His Reign of love, peace and everlasting happiness.
Kindly all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: 2 Sm 5:1-3
King David was anointed as the leader of Israel after the model of the Lord God Who leads His people the way a shepherd tends His sheep.
- Second Reading: Col 1:12-20
It is Christ Who by His blood and cross obtained for us God’s merciful love and forgiveness. It is Christ Who brings us into the Kingdom of love and peace.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: ES #142: “Jesus Christ, You Are My Life”
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM pages 136-137
c) Response to Universal Prayer: “Christ the King of the Universe, hear us!”
d) Offertory: ES #219: “Christify”
e) Communion: ES# 209: “These Alone Are Enough”
f) Recessional: #106: “To Praise You”
The Holy Spirit Choir