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 belongs to the first part of Ordinary Time, Year A, before the Lenten Season.
Ordinary Time has no other proper celebrations but focuses more on the Mystery of the Lord’s Resurrection. In other words, Ordinary Time is the continuation and expansion in depth of Easter Sunday. Christians contemplate in strong faith and grateful heart God’s merciful love for sinful humanity, manifest in the person of Jesus Christ, from His Birth to His Death and Resurrection.
We pray in this Holy Mass for the blessing of being witnesses to God’s saving power before all peoples and nations.
Please all stand for the entrance hymn.
b) To the Readings
- First Reading: Is 49: 3.5-6
The love of God for His People Israel made them a shining light before the world to ensure all peoples and nations of His salvation for the whole human race.
- Second Reading: 1 Cor 1:1-3
Saint Paul reminds Christians of God’s calling to which they should faithfully respond with a life of holiness.
B. Hymns for Holy Mass
a) Entrance: ES #122: “Now Is the Time”
b) Responsorial Psalm: EM pages 63-64
c) Response to Universal Prayer: “Hear us, Lord!”
d) Offertory: ES #219: “Christify”
e) Communion: ES #209: “These Alone Are Enough”
f) Recessional: ES ES #206: “To Praise You”
The Holy Spirit Choir