Wednesday, October 18, 2017

 

THURSDAY, 28TH Week in Ordinary Time

October 19, 2017 – THURSDAY, 28TH Week in Ordinary Time

Sts. Isaac Jogues, John de Brebeuf, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs 

St. Paul of the Cross, Priest and Religious Founder

Memorial, Red

 

Rom 3: 21 - 30 / Lk 11: 47- 54

 

     Sts. Isaac Jogues (1607- 1646), John de Brebeuf (1593 - 1649), priests, and their priest companions, Anthony Daniel (1601 - 1648), Gabriel Lallemant (1610 - 1649), Charles Garnier (1606 - 1649) and Noel Chabanel (1613 - 1649) and oblates Rene Goupil (1608- 1642) and Jean dela Lande (d. 1646), French Jesuit missionaries to North America, were tomahawked to death by the Iroquois.

 

     Italian priest St. Paul of the Cross (1694 -1775), devoted to the service of the poor, the sick and his great penances, founded the Congregation of the Passion (Passionists) in 1741.

 

FROM THE FIRST READING:         Rom 3: 22- 26

     God makes us righteous by means of faith in Jesus Christ, and this is applied to all who believe without distinction of persons. Because we have all sinned and all fall short of the Glory of God; and all are graciously forgiven and made righteous through the redemption effected in Christ Jesus.

 

     For God has given him to be the victim whose blood obtains us forgiveness through faith. So God shows us how he makes us righteous. Past sins are forgiven which God overlooked till now. For now he wants to reveal his way of righteousness: how he is just and how he makes us righteous through faith in Jesus.

 

From the GOSPEL READING:        Lk 11: 47 - 48, 53

     Jesus said, "A curse is on you, for you build memorials to the prophets your ancestors killed. So you approve and agree with what your ancestors did. Is it not so? They got rid of the prophets, and now you can build!" ...

 

     "A curse is on you, teachers of the Law, for you have taken the key of knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you prevented others from entering."

 

REFLECTION

     In the first reading St. Paul reminds us that we are all sinners, but, because of God's love and mercy and through the redeeming suffering and death of his Son Jesus Christ, God has forgiven us and made us righteous. Every time we approach God for forgiveness through the ministry of the Church in the sacrament of reconciliation, we cannot but be overwhelmed by his forgiving love and mercy which forgive us our offenses and make us righteous before him and the Church.

 

     If God is so forgiving to me, can I do less to those who have wronged me? Pope Francis has said, "If I cannot forgive, I cannot ask for forgiveness. Jesus teaches us to pray like this to the Father: 'Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us."'

 

     In the Gospel reading we hear very strong condemnation of our Lord for the religious leaders of the Jews for their hypocrisy and lack of care and concern for those committed to their care and leadership.

 

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY 

     EDGAR ALLAN B. GACAYAN

     GERALD NICK L. DITAN

     MARIA ALEGRIA (JOY) M. BAUTISTA

     ROSE MALLILLIN

 

IN MEMORIAM (†) 

     ROQUE S. CHUAKAY, SR.

     RUFINO GO

 

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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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

WEDNESDAY, 28TH Week in Ordinary Time

October 18, 2017 – WEDNESDAY, 28TH Week in Ordinary Time

ST. LUKE, Evangelist

Feast, Red

 

2 Tm 4: 10 - 17b / Lk 10: 1 - 9

 

     A Greek physician from Antioch, St Luke the Evangelist, (d. c 84) is the author of the third synoptic Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles. Tradition says that he was martyred.

 

FROM THE FIRST READING:          2 Tm 4: 10 - 12

     You must know that Demas has deserted me for the love of this world; he returned to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia and Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke remains with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is a useful helper in my work. I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

 

GOSPEL READING:           Lk 10: 1 - 9

     After this the Lord appointed seventy-two other disciples and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he himself was to go. And he said to them, "The harvest is rich but the workers are few. So you must ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers to his harvest.

 

     "Courage! I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Set off without purse or bag or sandals; and do not stop at the homes of those you know.

 

     "Whatever house you enter, first bless them saying, 'Peace to this house.' If a friend of peace lives there, the peace shall rest upon that person. But if not, the blessing will return to you. Stay in that house eating and drinking at their table, for the worker deserves to be paid. Do not move from house to house.

 

     "When they welcome you in any town, eat what they offer you. Heal the sick who are there and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has drawn near to you."'

 

REFLECTION

     In the Gospel reading Jesus sends off his disciples to preach the Good News, "The kingdom of God has drawn near to you." Jesus also gives them the power to heal the sick and to expel demons. He tells them to live on the generosity of the people. The preaching of the Good News needs its messengers, "you must ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers to his harvest."

 

     In the first reading we hear St. Paul speaking of his helpers and assistants in his preaching the Gospel of Christ. Though the Church is of divine institution, founded by Christ the Son of God, its work continues through the ages through the work and ministry of countless men and women, ordained men, men and women religious and a multitude of generous lay men and women in the parishes and many apostolic works and ministries of the Church. This is the living Church today, watched over by the Holy Spirit, and yet dependent on humans. Let us do our share. Let us pray to the Lord of the harvest to continue to send laborers to his harvest.

 

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY

     ASHLEY TIENG

     TAMA NG

 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 

     MARK ANTHONY & SHEENA LORRAINE TAN

 

THANKSGIVING 

     HOWARD & SHARLEEN GODIACO

 

IN MEMORIAM (†)

     ALFREDO C. DY (AUG. 12, 1926- OCT. 18, 2010)

 

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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Monday, October 16, 2017

 

TUESDAY, 28TH Week in Ordinary Time

October 17, 2017 – TUESDAY, 28TH Week in Ordinary Time
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
Memorial, Red

Rom 1: 16- 25 / Lk 11: 37- 41

     St. Ignatius of Antioch (d. 107), consecrated Bishop of Antioch by St. Peter, was martyred in Rome under Emperor Trajan.

FROM THE FIRST READING:  Rom 1: 16- 17, 19- 20
     For I am not ashamed at all of this Good News; it is God's power saving those who believe, first the Jews, and then the Greeks. This Good News shows us how God makes people upright through faith for the life of faith, as the Scripture says, The upright one shall live by faith. ...

     For everything that could have been known about God was clear to them: God himself made it plain. For, though we cannot see him, we can at least discover him through his works; for he created the world and through his works we understand him to be eternal and all-powerful, and to be God. So they have no excuse.

GOSPEL READING:  Lk 11: 37- 41
     As Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to have a meal with him. So he went and sat at table. The Pharisee then wondered why Jesus did not first wash his hands before dinner. But the Lord said to him, "So then, you Pharisees, you clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside yourselves you are full of greed and evil. Fools! He who made the outside also made the inside. But according to you, by the mere giving of alms everything is made clean."

REFLECTION
     In the first reading Paul reminds the Church in Rome that they are saved by their belief in Christ and the Good News. Paul also says that we know God from his works, the world he had created..

     In the Gospel reading Jesus reprimands the Pharisees for their hypocrisy in their many rules: they have endless prescriptions about ritual purity and cleanliness, about preparing food and eating. Yet they are "full of greed and evil." What is truly important is what we are in our hearts and inmost being.

     Lord, help me to become more understanding and compassionate. Help me, Lord, not to be a fault-finder but a loving person instead. Help me to be discerning and yet not judgmental of others in their motives and actions. Teach me to be humble and generous.


WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:

BIRTHDAY
     ABRAHAM CRUZ 
     ATTY. NANCY SlY
     CHARMAINE F. ESTEBAN
     EDWARD MARION Z. ESTOLAS

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 
     MIKE & CHRISTINE J. DINH

THANKSGIVING
     TYRONE & LETTY TAN

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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Sunday, October 15, 2017

 

MONDAY, 28th Week in Ordinary Time

October 16 2017 – MONDAY, 28th Week in Ordinary Time 
St. Hedwig, Religious 
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Religious
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Rom 1: 1 - 7 / Lk 11: 29- 32

     From Bavaria, St. Hedwig (1174 -1243) was Duchess of Silesia and the wife of the Duke of Portugal and mother of seven children.

     St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647 - 1690), a French nun of the Visitation Convent at Paray-le-Monial had mystical revelations on devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

1ST READING: Rom 1:1- 7
     From Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, an apostle called and set apart for God's Good News, the very promises he foretold through his prophets in the sacred Scriptures, regarding his Son, who was born in the flesh a descendant of David, and has been recognized as the Son of God endowed with Power, upon rising from the dead through the Holy Spirit.

     Through him, Jesus Christ, our Lord, and for the sake of his Name, we received grace and mission in all the nations, for them to accept the faith. All of you, the elected of Christ, are part of them, you, the beloved of God in Rome, called to be holy: May God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

GOSPEL READING:  Lk 11: 29- 32
     As the crowds increased, Jesus began to speak in this way, "People of the present time are evil people. They ask for a sign, but no sign will be given to them except the sign of Jonah. As Jonah became a sign for the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be a sign for this generation.

     "The Queen of the South will rise up on Judgment Day with the people of these times and accuse them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon and here there is greater than Solomon. The people of Nineveh will rise up on Judgment Day with the people of these times and accuse them, for Jonah's preaching made them turn from their sins, and here there is greater than Jonah."

REFLECTION
     In the Gospel reading Jesus rebukes so many people who refused to listen to the Good News, who, despite all his wonderful cures and miracles, still demanded signs from him. No sign will be given to them, except the sign of Jonah, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up." (Jn 2: 19)

     The people had hardened hearts, were blind and deaf to his ministry. The people of Nineveh listened to Jonah; the Queen of the South traveled far to hear the wisdom of Solomon: yet here there is greater than Jonah and Solomon.

     In the first reading, Paul saw and listened to the signs of the coming of the Messiah and faithfully summarized the Good News of Jesus Christ.

     What signs do we see of God's Good News today? May our eyes, ears and hearts see, hear and read these signs.


WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:

BIRTHDAY 
     MARIELLE VALENZUELA

PRAYER INTENTION
     FULGENCIO & CAMILLA YU CONTRERAS

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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Saturday, October 14, 2017

 

28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

October 15, 2017 - 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
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Is 25: 6- l0a / Phil 4: 12-14 / Mt 22:  -14

FROM THE FIRST READING:  Is 25: 6- 10a
     On this mountain Yahweh Sabaoth will prepare for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines, meat full of marrow, fine wine strained. On this mountain he will destroy the pall cast over all peoples, this very shroud spread over all nations and death will be no more.

GOSPEL READING:  Mt 22: 1 - 14
     Jesus spoke this parable, "This story throws light on the kingdom of heaven. A king celebrated the wedding of his son. He sent his servants to call the invited guests to the wedding feast, but the guests refused to come.

     "Again he sent other servants ordering them to say to the invited guests, 'I have prepared a banquet, slaughtered my fattened calves and other animals, and now everything is ready; come then to the wedding feast.' But they paid no attention and went away, some to their fields, and others to their work. While the rest seized the servants of the king, insulted them and killed them.

     "The king became angry. He sent troops to destroy those murderers and burn their city. Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is prepared, but the invited guests were not worthy. Go then to the crossroads and invite everyone you find to the wedding feast.

     "The servants went out at once into the streets and gathered everyone they found, good and bad alike, so that the hall was filled with guests.

     "The king came in to see those who were at table, and he noticed a man not wearing the festal garment. So he said to him. 'Friend, how did you get in without the wedding garment?' But the man remained silent. So the king said to his servants,
'Bind his hands and feet and throw him into the dark, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

     "Know that many are called, but few are chosen."

REFLECTION
     In parables Our Lord tried to teach us about the kingdom of heaven. In today's parable we are told that all are invited to the kingdom of God. Many originally invited refused to come and even insulted and killed some of the king's emissaries.

     Wishing to fill his already-prepared banquet with guests, the king tells his emissaries to "go then to the crossroads and invite everyone you find to the wedding feast."

     When the king came to his banquet hall, he found one without the required wedding garment. Unable to explain his not having the wedding garment, he is thrown out into the outer darkness.

     In the first reading the prophet Isaiah speaks of God preparing a huge banquet "for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines, meat full of marrow, fine wine strained."

     This invitation to God's kingdom is extended to all: an invitation of God's graciousness and grace, all are invited not because they deserve it but because God is generous and gracious. With the invitation comes some accountability: the guests had to put on the wedding garment provided upon entrance to the wedding hall. God's forgiveness is not without our repentance. To share in God's banquet is to share in the life and mission of his Son Jesus. To share in the joy of God's kingdom is to follow his Son Jesus, to love as Jesus loved and to forgive as Jesus forgave.

     God invites us, all together and each one individually. Are we ready to accept? How do we accept his invitation?


WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:

BIRTHDAY
     ARLENE ARAO BEN ONG
     NATALIE C. UY

IN MEMORIAM (†)
     FELIX A. ESTRADA

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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SATURDAY, 27th Week in Ordinary Time

October 14, 2017 – SATURDAY, 27th Week in Ordinary Time

St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr

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Jl 4: 12- 21 / Lk 11: 27- 28

 

Pope St. Callistus I (d. 222) was martyred in Rome under Alexander Severus.

 

GOSPEL READING:           Lk 11: 27- 28

     As Jesus was speaking, a woman spoke from the crowd and said to him, "Blessed is the one who bore you and nursed you." Jesus replied, "Surely blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it well."

 

REFLECTION

     We hear many people say how proud the parents of a successful child are for the child who has grown according to the hopes and expectations of his/her parents and of society, of a child who does well.

 

     In today's Gospel reading a woman called out to Jesus praising his mother for bearing and raising up one such as Jesus. In reply, Jesus calls blessed "those who hear the word of God and keep it well."

 

     Parents, teachers in schools and coaches in various areas work to help people do well; and they are duly praised and acknowledged for their work. Parents, teachers and coaches or mentors help stimulate and develop the potentials of individuals; and, of course, the individuals have to do much work themselves for their development and success.

 

     God himself encourages and assists individuals in developing their potentials and skills to become successful members of society. However, as we all know, no amount of coaching and support will work for a person's development if the person does not do his/her part.

 

     There may be times we find it difficult to accept what we are and what we are called to be. We meet loss, pain, failure, suffering and misfortune. How do we act or re-act in such difficult and challenging times?

 

     There may be times we find it very difficult to find and discern God's will for us and to do it. It is always tempting to do what is easier and more convenient but not necessarily the good or better choice for us.

 

     We ask for God's help. We turn to our Mother Mary as the perfect example of doing God's will.

 

     We pray, "0 God, strength of those who hope in you, hear our pleas and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that, in following your commands, we may please you by our resolve and deeds."

 

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY

     DAVIES SANTOS 

     LINDA L. BAUTISTA 

     ROWENA GABUCAY

     SAMUEL LUCAS L. CUYEGKENG

 

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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Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

FRIDAY, 27th Week in Ordinary Time

October 13, 2017 – FRIDAY, 27th Week in Ordinary Time

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Jl 1: 13 - 15: 2: 1 - 2 / Lk 11: 15 - 26

 

FROM THE FIRST READING;          Jl 1: 13- 15

     Gird yourselves, O priests, and weep; mourn, O ministers of the altar. Come, spend the night in sackcloth, O ministers of my God! For the house of your God is deprived of grain and drink offering.

 

     Proclaim a fast, call an assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land of the house of your God, and cry out to Yahweh, "What a dreadful day- the day of Yahweh that draws near and comes as ruin from the Almighty!"

 

From the GOSPEL READING:        Lk 11: 15- 23

     Yet some of them said, "He drives out demons by the power of Beelzebub, the chief of the demons." So others wanted to put him to the test by asking him for a heavenly sign.

 

     But Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every nation divided by civil war is on the road to ruin, and will fall. If Satan also is divided, his empire is coming to an end. How can you say that I drive out demons by calling upon Beelzebub? If I drive them out by Beelzebub, by whom do your fellow members drive out demons? They themselves will give you the answer.

 

     "But suppose I drive out demons by the finger of God, would not this mean that the kingdom of God has come upon you? As long as the strong and armed man guards the house, his goods are safe. But when a stronger one attacks and overcomes him, the challenger takes away all the weapons he relied on and disposes of his spoils.

 

     "Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me, scatters."

 

REFLECTION

     In the first reading the prophet Joel tells the careless and sinful people to prepare for the coming and judgment of the Lord by prayer and fasting. Yahweh comes as a fearful and just God.

 

     In the Gospel reading Jesus contends with the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law who claim that he drives out evil spirits by the power of Beelzebub. Clearly he was not driving out evil spirits by the power of Beelzebub, the chief of the evil spirits: if so, the kingdom of Satan is divided and will fall.

 

     And Jesus challenges his detractors: "But suppose I drive out demons by the finger of God, would not this mean that the kingdom of God has come upon you?"

 

     Due to their hardened hearts the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law have refused to see him as coming from God, despite his teaching and his wonderful works.

 

     We pray that our faith in Christ may be confirmed. We pray that we may see God and his grace in his many good works and in the wonderful world he has given to us. We pray that we may see God in all things.

 

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY

     ANIE ANG

 

PRAYER INTENTION 

     ELAINE MARGARET W. CUYEGKENG

 

THANKSGIVING

     PETER & MARY NG

 

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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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

THURSDAY, 27th Week in Ordinary Time

October 12, 2017 - THURSDAY, 27th Week in Ordinary Time 

Bl. John Beyzym, Priest

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Mal 3: 13- 20b / Lk 11: 5- 13

 

[Zamboanga City: Nuestra Senora del Pilar, Principal Patroness]

 

     Bl. John Beyzym (1850 - 1912), Polish Jesuit priest, was a missionary in

Madagascar.

 

     Our Lady of the Pillar (Nuestra Senora del Pilar) celebrates the appearances of Our Lady in Zaragoza, Spain, at the beginning of Christianity (40 AD). Nuestra Senora del Pilar is Patroness of Spain and of Zamboanga City.

 

FROM THE FIRST READING:          Mal 3: 17 - 20

     And Yahweh declared, "They will be mine on the day I have already set. Then I shall care for them as a father cares for his obedient son. And you will see the different fates of the good and the bad, those who obey God and those who disobey him.

 

     "On that day all the proud and evildoers will be burned like straw in the fire. They will be left without branches or roots. On the other hand the sun of justice will shine upon you who respect my Name and bring health in its rays. You will come out leaping like fattened calves."

 

GOSPEL READING:           Lk 11: 5 -13

     Jesus said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to his house in the middle of the night and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine who is traveling has just arrived and I have nothing to offer him.' Maybe your friend will answer from inside, 'Don't bother me now; the door is locked and my children and I are in bed, so I can't get up and give you anything.'

 

     "But I tell you, even though he will not get up and attend to you because you are a friend, yet he will get up because you are a bother to him, and he will give you all you need.

 

     "And I say to you, 'Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For the one who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to him who knocks the door will be opened.

 

     "If your child asks for a fish, will you give him a snake instead? And if your child asks for an egg, will you give him a scorpion? Even you evil people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more then will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

 

REFLECTION

     In the first reading the Prophet Malachi clearly tells us that God will reward the good, all those who obey him, and punish the evildoers and those who disobey him.

In the Gospel reading our Lord praises perseverance in prayer: "he will get up because you are a bother to him, and he will give you all you need." He also assures us that, because God is our Father, he will answer all our prayers.

 

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER INTENTIONS:

 

WEDDING ANNVIERSARY 

     UY KIM & FELISA L. UY

 

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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