a) To the Holy Mass
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to Saint Dominic’s Parish Church for the celebration of the Holy Mass on the 32nd Sunday in the Ordinary Time, Cycle C.
As we are approaching the Liturgical yearend, the Message of God’s Word reminds us of how to make this life on earth meaningful and worthy in preparation for the life in heaven. To keep us in tune with that truth it is wise to know which life is more essential, thus to make a right decision.
In this Holy Mass we pray to the Lord God for the gift of divine wisdom and right judgment so that we may fulfill our calling to being attentive listeners to God’s loving and saving Word.
Kindly all stand to join in the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading Mc 7:1-2.9-14
Facing difficult circumstances, persecutions, even death, believers in God’s love and justice neither fear evildoers nor lose their hope of new life that never ends in heavenly kingdom.
- Second Reading 1 Thes 2:16-3:5
Being on the long and challenging trip toward our true home in heaven we need God’s guidance and help in order for us to reach our final destination. For this blessing we should pray hard for one another.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: ES #173: “I Will Sing”
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM pages 232-233
c) Response to Universal Prayer: “Hear Us, O Lord!”
d) Offertory: ES #291: “The God of All Grace”
e) Communion: ES #: “Where Love Is Found"
f) Recessional ES #293: “Companions on the Journey”
The Holy Spirit Choir