Wednesday, August 24, 2016

 

Thursday, 21st Week in Ordinary Time

25 August 2016
Thursday, 21st Week in Ordinary Time 
St. Louis of France, King 
St. Joseph Calasanz, Priest  
Green.        

1 Cor 1:1 – 9 / Mt 24:  42 – 51

St. Louis (1214 – 1270) was King of France and father of eleven children.

St. Joseph Calasanz (1557 – 1648), a Spaniard, founded the Piarists, an order dedicated to the education of poor children.
 
From the Gospel Reading: Mt 24:42 – 47, 51 
Jesus said, "Stay awake, and then, for you do not know on what day the Lord will come.  Just think about this:  if the owner of the house knew that the thief would come by night around a certain hour, he would stay awake to prevent his house to be broken into so be alert, for the Son of Man will come at the hour you least expect.

"Imagine a capable servant whom his master has put in charge of his household to give them food at the proper time.  Fortunate indeed is that servant whom his master will find at work when he comes.  Truly, I say to you, his lord will entrust him with everything he has.

"Not so with the bad servant. . .  .   He will dismiss that servant and deal with him as with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Reflection
The coming of the Lord is very important for everyone: everyone should be ready to receive him when he comes.  We should be ready when God calls us for an accounting, for judgment of how we lead our lives.

To be ready means that we are doing what we should be doing, what we are tasked to do. In the parable in today's Gospel reading, we see the master rewarding the capable servant who does his work well and who is ready for the master when the master returns.  

But "not so with the bad servant. . .  .   He will dismiss that servant and deal with him as with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Mt 24: 51)

In the parable of the ten bridesmaids (Mt 25:1 – 13) Jesus urges all to be prepared at all times for the coming of the bridegroom for the wedding feast:  otherwise they may be shut out from the wedding feast: "So, stay awake, for you do not know the day nor the hour."  (Mt 25: 13)

Related to being found awake and ready are the parables about making good use of the talents God has given us. (Mt 25: 14 – 30; Lk 19: 11 – 16) God will demand an accounting on how we have made use of the many talents and gifts he has given to us.  The productive ones will be rewarded: "Well, good and faithful servant, since you have been faithful in little things, I will entrust you with much more, Come and share the joy of your master." (Mt 25: 23) The lazy and unproductive ones will be severely punished: "As for that useless servant, throw him out into the dark where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. " (Mt 25: 30)

Do we make good use of what we have? Of what we have been gifted?  Are we ready at all times since we know not the day nor the hour when we must give an account?

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

BIRTHDAY
     Juaita Temew
     Krisford L. Macalad
     Leo Abot

IN MEMORIAM (+)
     Rowena Ocampo-Yao

OTHER INTENTIONS:
For the various intentions of Elieson Michael Santiago.

Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. 

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

 

St. Bartholomew, Apostle

24 August  2016
Wednesday, 21st Week in Ordinary Time
St. Bartholomew, Apostle
Feast.        Red.         

Rv 21:9b – 14 / Jn 1: 45 – 51

St. Bartholomew, Apostle, from Cana in Galilee, is identified with Nathanael called by Jesus as one of his first disciples (Jn 1: 45 - 51).  Tradition says he was martyred in India.

Gospel Reading: Jn 1: 45 - 51
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found the one that Moses wrote about in the Law, and the prophets as well: he is Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth." 

Nathanael replied, "Can anything good come from Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." When Jesus saw Nathanael coming, he said of him, "Here comes an Israelite, a true one; there is nothing false in him." Nathanael asked him, "How do you know me?" And Jesus said to him, "Before Philip called you, you were under the fig tree and I saw you."

Nathanael answered, "Master, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" But Jesus replied, "You believe because I said: 'I saw you under the fig tree.' But you will see greater things than that.

"Truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."

Reflection
In these days with constant news of terrorism, bombings, and other forms of violence on television and on the internet, it's very easy to create stereotypes with people we meet. We see a dark-skinned, bearded man with an accent boarding a flight and, right away, we'd think. . . "Hi-jacker" . . . or maybe, "suicide bomber!" A man entering a store wearing a hoodie could easily be seen as a shoplifter or thief. 

Sometimes, it's difficult not to think like this, with these stereotypes but this was no problem for the Lord. Jesus only saw the best of each person whether Nazarene, Israelite or any other. Often, He would even see more good in a person than that person even saw in himself. Christ sees the goodness of God in our spirit. He sees the real us. What would it take for us to start seeing the goodness of God in others?

We need to go beyond what we notice initially. There are deeper levels to every person we encounter. We shouldn't just rely on first impressions. After the initial niceties and formal salutations, discovering the real person might be quite surprising. We realize that we all want to respect others and have others respect us. Jesus challenges us to level up and love one another, even the ones that we don't find lovable . . . at the start. Develop the relationship and again be caught off guard in a wonderful way.


WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

BIRTHDAY
     Angelo Carlo A. Gonzales
     Ray Cava
     Bryce King

Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. 

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Monday, August 22, 2016

 

Tuesday, 21st Week in Ordinary Time

23 August 2016        

Tuesday, 21st Week in Ordinary Time 

St. Rose of Lima, Virgin  

Green.         

 

2 Thes 2:1 – 3a, 14 – 17 / Mt 23: 23 – 26

 

Born of Spanish parents in Lima, Peru, St. Rose of Lima (1586 – 1617) became a Dominican Teritiary and was instrumental in the foundation of the first monastery of cloistered nuns in Lima. Canonized by Pope Clement X in 1671, she was the first canonized saint of the New World.  She was proclaimed Patroness of the Americas, the Philippines  and the West Indies. 

 

From the 1st Reading: 2 Thes 2:15 - 1

Brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold to the traditions that we taught you by word or by letter.  May Christ Jesus our Lord who has loved us, may God our Father, who in his mercy gives us everlasting comfort and true hope, strengthen you.  May he encourage your hearts and make you steadfast in every good work and word.

 

Gospel Reading: Mt 23: 23 - 26

Jesus said, "Woe to you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You do not forget the mint, anise and cumin seeds when you pay the tenth of everything, but then you forget what is most fundamental in the Law: justice, mercy and faith. These you must practice, without neglecting the others.  Blind guides! You strain out a mosquito, but swallow a camel.

 

"Woe to you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You fill the plate and the cup with theft and violence, and then pronounce a blessing over them.  Blind Pharisee! Purify the inside first, then the outside too will be purified."

 

Reflection

In the first reading Paul encourages the Thessalonians to "stand firm and hold to the traditions that we taught you by word or by letter."  May they remain true and faithful to the Good News preached to them.

 

In the Gospel reading, Jesus denounces the religious leaders of his time for their lack of godliness and sincerity. He accuses them of hypocrisy; of cleansing the outside while being defiled in the inside. 

 

This applies to all of us who call ourselves people of God.  We are all sinners, fallen and in great need of God's grace. 

 

Jesus is calls us out of our conceited selves and reminds us that holiness is not something that we put on for others to see and notice. It is more important to nurture our relationship with God than to receive the empty admiration of others. 

 

Cleaning from within through repentance before God, especially through the sacrament of Reconciliation, and being truthful at whatever cost bring us closer to God, "Purify the inside first, then the outside too will be purified."       

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY

     Charlemangne G. Yu

     Crostome C. Tan

 

Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. 

 

Have a good day!

 

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

 

Monday, 21st Week in Ordinary Time

22 August 2016

Monday, 21st Week in Ordinary Time

Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Memorial.        White.          

 

Is 9:1- 6 / Lk 1:26 – 38.

 

Pope Pius XII instituted this celebration of Mary the Queen in 1954.

 

Gospel Reading: Lk. 1: 26 – 38

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth. He was sent to a young virgin who was betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 

 

The angel came to her and said, "Rejoice, full of grace, the Lord is with you."  Mary was troubled at these words, wondering what this greeting could mean. 

 

But the angel said, "Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you.  You shall conceive and bear a son and you shall call him Jesus.  He will be great and shall rightly be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the kingdom of David, his ancestor; he will rule over the people of Jacob forever and his reign shall have no end." 

 

Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be if I am a virgin?"  And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore, the holy child to be born shall be called Son of God. Even your relative Elizabeth is expecting a son in her old age, although she was unable to have a child, and she is now in her sixth month.  With God nothing is impossible." 

 

Then Mary said, "I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me as you have said." And the angel left her.

 

Reflection

Indeed the Blessed Virgin Mary is Queen because Jesus, her Son, is King of heaven and earth. However, she is not like any other Queen for she is first and foremost a Mother to all of us. Her love for us is no different from her love for Jesus. Do we believe this?

Her appearances at Lourdes, Fatima and Guadalupe show how much she wants to reach out to us, her children, with her messages. She intercedes for us to her son Jesus when we pray to her.  Like at the wedding feast in Cana, she brings our petitions, needs and intentions to her Son. Thus her titles -- Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Mary Help of Christians.

In the reading of today about the Annunciation of the Lord, she teaches us in the way she has taught Jesus during his growing years.  By her example and response to God through the angel, she teaches us about faith and trust in the Lord, about love for God and trusting obedience to Him.  

The "yes" of our Blessed Mother is an example for us to follow. Are we saying "yes" to Jesus daily? As we experience difficulties in our "yes" response, let us remember our Mother who is there for us, to intercede for us.

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY

     Eva Sungahid Estrera

     Jaime Emmanuel

     Aleli Briones

     John Kervey V. Brillante

 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

     Marvin & Christine Caranto

 

Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. 

 

Have a good day!

 

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

 

21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

21 August 2016
21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  
Cycle C.  Green.  

Is 66: 18 – 21 / Heb 12: 5 – 7, 11 – 13 / Lk 13:22 – 30. 
From the 2nd Reading: Heb 12: 5 - 7
Do not forget the comforting words that Wisdom addresses to you as children:  My son, pay attention when the Lord corrects you and do not be discouraged when he punishes you.  For the Lord corrects those he loves and chastises everyone he accepts as a son.  What you endure is in order to correct you.  God treats you like sons and what son is not corrected by his father?

Gospel Reading: Lk 13: 22 – 30 
Jesus went through towns and villages teaching and making his way to Jerusalem.  Someone asked him, "Lord, is it true that few people will be saved?"

And Jesus answered, "Do your best to enter by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you will stand outside; then you will knock at the door, calling: 'Lord, open to us.'  But he will say to you: 'I do not know where you come from.'

"Then you will say: 'We ate and drank with you and you taught in our streets!'  But he will reply: 'I don't know where you come from.  Away from me all you workers of evil.'

"You will weep and grind your teeth when you see Abraham and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves left outside. Others will sit at table in the kingdom of God, people coming from east and west, from north and south, Some who are among the last will be the first, and others who were first will be last!"


Reflection
The door that Jesus refers to in the Gospel reading is himself: "I am the Gate.  Whoever enters through me will be saved; he will go in and out freely and find food." (Jn 10: 9)

Following Jesus is not easy.  We are surrounded by various difficulties and temptations.  Doing good is not always the popular choice.  There are times when choosing what is good means going against the prevailing culture and popular values of the world.  

In an atmosphere focused on the "I" and "me," choosing what is good, the moral imperative, may oftentimes be unpopular.  In a world more and more secular, the Christ-like attitude and behavior is often branded old fashioned and even impractical.  It becomes even more difficult if we follow Jesus in the way of the cross.

Jesus offered a radical way of loving, of forgiving sinners, of caring for the sick and the abandoned and of reaching out to the lonely and broken-hearted.  His teachings and example drew the ire of the leaders of the Jews, which eventually led to his condemnation and death on the cross.

To enter the kingdom of God is to enter by the narrow door.  Jesus does not threaten us when he invites us to follow him.  It is clearly more attractive to find the easy way out, to take the wide-open door the world follows.

We must keep in mind that we are not alone when we seek to enter through the narrow door; God is always with us.  We only have to ask for his help and grace.

In moments of difficulties, of temptations and struggles, do we continue to trust in God's fidelity?  How do we respond to Jesus' in visitation "to enter by the narrow door?" 


WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

IN MEMORIAM (+)
     Carmen Tan Sio Ty

Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. 

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Friday, August 19, 2016

 

Saturday, 20th Week in Ordinary Time

20 August 2016

Saturday, 20th Week in Ordinary Time

St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church      

Memorial        White.      

 

Ez 43:1 - 7ab / Mt 23: 1 – 12 

 

Born in France, St. Bernard (1090 – 1153) was a Cistercian abbot and preacher.

 

Gospel Reading: Mt 23:  1 – 12

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: "The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees sat on the seat of Moses.  So you shall do and observe all they say, but do not do as they do, for they do not do what they say. They tie up heavy burdens and load them on the shoulders of the people, but they do not even raise a finger to move them. They do everything in order to be seen by people; so they wear very wide bands of the Law around their foreheads, and robes with large tassels. They enjoy the first place at feasts and reserved seats in the synagogues, and being greeted in the marketplace and being called 'Master' by the people.

 

"But you, do not let yourselves be called Master because you have only one Master, and all of you are brothers and sisters. Neither should you call anyone on earth Father, because you have only one Father, he who is in heaven. Nor should you be called leader, because Christ is the only leader for you.  Let the greatest among you be the servant of all. For whoever makes himself great shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be made great."

 

Reflection

Jesus forgave and accepted many sinners in his lifetime - tax collectors, prostitutes, adulterers, soldiers, criminals, etc.  He was, however, particularly severe on hypocrites, and his most severe criticism was reserved for the Pharisees. 

 

Hypocrisy combines two of the greatest sins – pride and dishonesty.  The Pharisees did not want to be criticized and loved to make a show of their goodness.  With this attitude, it was difficult for them to accept Jesus and his call to conversion.  Jesus emphasized a childlike attitude, openness and complete disposition to the Father.  The Pharisees however had their own agenda to protect, and had ceased to give genuine worship to God.

 

We too run the risk of going through life with a hypocritical attitude – saying one thing and doing another.  We may end up with the same mentality as the Pharisees, being blind to our own failings while keeping a watchful and critical eye at the failings of others.  We must always be vigilant against this very subtle sin, and ask ourselves constantly:  Are we really open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our lives?  Or are we living our faith in a self-righteous and self-sufficient manner?  Whose interests are we really after – God's or ours? 

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY

     Hilda T. So

     Detdet Cruz

     Jershenale Sy

     Felipe Santos

     Bebet Gaston

     Michelle Sison

 

Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. 

 

Have a good day!

 

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

 

Friday, 20th Week in Ordinary Time

19 August 2016 
Friday, 20th Week in Ordinary Time 
St. John Eudes, Priest;
St. Ezequiel Moreno, Bishop  
Green.       

Ezk 37: 1 – 14 / Mt 22: 34 – 40

French priest St. John Eudes (1601 – 1680), devoted to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (1643) for the training of the clergy and the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity to assist morally endangered women.

St. Ezekiel Moreno (1846 – 1906), a Spanish Augustinian Recollect ordained a priest in Manila in 1871, worked for fifteen years as a missionary in the Philippines before he became Bishop of Pinara and later of Pasto in Colombia.  Beatified in 1974, he was  canonized by Pope St. John Paul II in Sto. Domingo, Domnican Republic, in 1992.

From the 1st Reading: Ezk 37: 13 -14
"You will know that I am Yahweh, O my people, when I open your graves and bring you out of your graves when I put my spirit in you and you live.  I shall settle you in your land and you will know that I, Yahweh, have done what I said I would do."
 
Gospel Reading: Mt 22: 34 - 40 
When the Pharisees heard how Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they came together.  One of them, a teacher of the Law, tried to test him with this question,  "Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the Law?" 

Jesus answered, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and the most important of the commandments.  But after this there is another one very similar to it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  The whole Law and the Prophets are founded on these two commandments."

Reflection
In the first reading, the prophet Ezekiel speaks of Israel, then exiled in Babylon, as similar  to dry bones in graves.   He prophesies that one day Yahweh would resurrect them from their graves and re-settle them in their own land.  

We are also like the people of Israel.  When we are in sin, we are like those dry bones but God can enliven us through his Spirit.

The Gospel reading talks about our relationship with God and our neighbor as given in God's commandments.  God gave Moses the Ten Commandments as his covenant with the Israelites. At times the people kept them; at times they disobeyed them and worshipped false gods.

Jesus taught that "the whole Law and the Prophets are founded on these two commandments," love of God and love of neighbor.

We should be grateful to God that, despite our weaknesses and failures to obey his commandments, he remains patient with us: indeed the all-powerful God is full of mercy and compassion.

We hope and pray that God will give us the perseverance to keep his commandments and one day that he will raise up our dry bones and bring us into the joy and glory of his kingdom.


WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

BIRTHDAY
     Josie Pangan
     Vera Angele M. Cleofas
     Fr. Manuel M. Flores SJ

Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. 

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