Saturday, June 25, 2016

 

13th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

26 June 2016 

13th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Cycle C.   Green.  

 

1 Kgs 19:16b, 19 – 21 / Gal 5: 1, 13-18 / Lk 9: 51-62

 

1st Reading: 1 Kgs 19: 16b, 19-21 

And Elisha, son of Shaphat, from Abel Meholah, you shall anoint as prophet in your place. . . So Elijah left.  He found Elisha, son of Shaphat, who was plowing a field of twelve acres and was at the end of the twelfth acre. Elijah passed by him and cast his cloak over him.  Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah and said, "Let me say goodbye to my father and mother; then I will follow you."  Elijah said to him, "Return if you want, don't worry about what I did." However, Elisha turned back, took the yoke of oxen and slew them. He roasted their meat on the pieces of the yoke and gave it to his people who ate of it. After this, he followed Elijah and began ministering to him. 

 

From the 2nd Reading: Gal 5: 1, 13-15 

Christ freed us to make us really free. So remain firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. . . 

 

You, brothers and sisters, were called to enjoy freedom; I am no speaking of that freedom which gives free rein to the desires of the flesh, but of that which makes you slaves of one another through love.  For the whole Law is summed up in this sentence: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  But if you bite and tear each other to pieces, be careful lest you all perish.

 

From the Gospel Reading: Lk 9: 51- 53, 57 - 62

As the time drew near when Jesus would be taken up to heaven, he made up his mind to go to Jerusalem. He had sent ahead of him some messengers who entered a Samaritan village to prepare a lodging for him. But the people would not receive him because he was on his way to Jerusalem. . . .

 

As they went on their way, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."  Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."

 

To another Jesus said, "Follow me."  But he answered, "Let me go back now, for first I want to bury my father."  And Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their dead; as for you, leave them and proclaim the kingdom of God."

 

Another said to him, I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say goodbye to my family."  And Jesus said to him, "Whoever has put his hand to the plow and looks back is not fit for the kingdom of God." 

 

Reflection

We are on a journey.  Today's readings call our attention to our "ongoing" journey. 

 

In the first reading from the first book of Kings, the journey continues when Elijah passes on his prophetic task to Elisha to carry on and to ibe the voice of God to the people of Israel. In the second reading from Paul's letter to the Galatians, Paul speaks of our continuing struggle to be truly free, a struggle common to all mankind.  Paul reminds us to work for and preserve our freedom in Christ, which comes from God, and whose achievement is also a journey for us to find and preserve.

 

In the Gospel reading from Luke, Jesus begins his crucial journey to Jerusalem, the heart and soul of Israel, to meet his death and from which he will rise again. He journeys from Galilee to Jerusalem in fulfillment of his Father's will and plan for him.

 

The readings help us in our journey of faith which requires that we move out of our comfort zones and our attachments, find freedom and the will of God in our lives.  We journey to free ourselves of whatever makes us unable to respond generously and freely the Lord.

 

Jesus must have felt fear and anxiety as he journeyed to Jerusalem and Calvary. We see this fear and anxiety as he prayed to the Father and agonized in the Garden before he was arrested by the Jews.  Yet he trusted in his Father's care and love for him.

 

The Lord invites us to journey with him and to live our lives confident in his trust and love, truly free in Christ.  In doing so, we proclaim that God's kingdom is lived in our lives.

 

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY

     Ruby Jane G. Naval

     Neil Leo M. Castillo

 

IN MEMORIAM (+)

     Luisita R. Chua

     Paterno Luym

 

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, 11th Week in Ordinary Time

18 June 2016   

Saturday, 11th Week in Ordinary Time        

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2 Chr 24:17 – 25 / Mt 6:24 – 34

 

Gospel Reading: Mt 6: 24 - 34

Jesus said to his disciples, "No one can serve two masters; for he will either hate one and love the other, or he will be loyal to the first and look down on the second. You cannot at the same time serve God and money.

 

"This is why I tell you not to be worried about food and drink for yourself, or about clothes for your body. Is not life more important than food and is not the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow, they do not harvest and do not store food in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than birds?

 

"Can any of you add a day to your life by worrying about it?  Why are you so worried about your clothes? Look at the flowers in the fields how they grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his wealth was clothed like one of these. If God so clothes the grass in the field which blooms today and is to be burned tomorrow in an oven, how much more will he clothe you? What little faith you have!

 

"Do not worry and say: What are we going to eat? What are we going to drink? Or what shall we wear? The pagans busy themselves with such things; but your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. Set your heart first on the kingdom and justice of God and all these things will also be given to you. Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own."

 

Reflection

In the Gospel reading Jesus teaches us about the necessary "balancing act" in our lives, a very hard, if not among the most difficult, act in our lives.  You may want to call it by other names, e.g. my "choices," "my priorities," or "whom shall I serve?" or "what shall I do?"

 

Jesus does not deny the reality of human needs.  Big Mac, anyone?  A weekend in Macau or HongKong perhaps?  He forbids that they become objects of severe anxiety, making us their slaves.  

"Set your heart first on the kingdom and justice of God and all these things will also be given to you. Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself."  

 

Plainly stated, focus not on the gifts, but solely on the Giver.  And why?  Because the Lord will provide all our needs, especially if we trust in him.  

 

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY

     Alfred Johnson Gotamco Dy

     Anne Gretchen Choa-Uy

     Lalaine Camiña

     John Paul T. Dy

 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

     Wilbert Lim & Regina Lim

 

IN MEMORIAM (+)

     Tony Ng Chu Chee (Nov 1, 1919 – Jun 18, 2005)

 

OTHER INTENTIONS:

For the eternal repose of the soul of Bernardo Santiago Sr. 

 

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, June 23, 2016

 

NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

24 June 2016, Friday

NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST 

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Vigil:  Jer 1:4 – 10 / 1 Pt 1:8 – 12 / Lk 1:5 – 17

Day:  Is 49:1 – 6 / Acts 13:22 – 26 / Lk 1:57– 66, 80

 

1st Reading:  Is 49: 1 – 6

Listen to me, O islands, pay attention, peoples from distant lands, Yahweh called me from my mother's womb; he pronounced my name before I was born. He made my mouth like a sharpened sword. He hid me in the shadow of his hand. He made me into a polished arrow set apart in his quiver. He said to me, "You are Israel, my servant, through you I will be known." "I have labored in vain, I thought and spent my strength for nothing."  And now Yahweh has spoken, he who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, to gather Israel to him.  He said, "'Tis not enough that you be my servant, to restore the tribes of Jacob, to bring back the remnant of Israel. I will make you the light of the nations that my salvation will reach to the ends of the earth." 

 

From the 2nd Reading: Acts 13: 23 - 25.

It is from the descendants of David that God has now raised up the promised Savior of Israel, Jesus.  Before he appeared, John proclaimed a baptism of repentance for all the people of Israel. As John was ending his life's work, he said: "I am not what you think I am, for after me another one is coming whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."

 

From the Gospel Readings: Lk 1:13, 17, 76 – 77.

But the angel said to Zechariah, "Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son and you shall name him John. . . . He himself will open the way to the Lord with the spirit and power of the prophet Elijah; he will reconcile fathers and children, and lead the disobedient to wisdom and righteousness, in order to make ready for the Lord a people prepared."  

 

"And you, my child, shall be called prophet of the Most High, for you shall go before the Lord to prepare the way for him and enable his people to know of their salvation when he comes to forgive their sins."

 

Reflection

The first chapter of the Gospel of Luke, from which we have today's Gospel readings, begins not with the account of the birth of Jesus but with the birth of his cousin John the Baptist. In other words, the story of Jesus is not complete without the story of others.  And among the many others in the Jesus story, his cousin John had a very special place. Recognizing the importance of John the Baptist, the Church celebrates two key events in John's life.  Today we celebrate his birth and on 29 August we celebrate his passion and death. It is clear that John's life is so similar to that of Jesus.

 

But there is more that relates the life of John to that of Jesus. The mission of John is understood only in the light of the mission of Jesus.  Luke's account of John's birth ends with the question, "'what will this child be?' For they understood that the hand of God was with him." (Lk 1: 66b)

 

What this child came to be was to be the precursor to prepare the way of the longed-for Messiah.   John's mission was to prepare the minds and hearts of the people to accept Jesus as their Savior. John's mission was to pave the way in the world of darkness for the Light of the world: "A man came, sent by God; his name was John. He came to bear witness, as a witness to introduce the Light so that all might believe through him.  He was not the Light but a witness to introduce the Light."  (Jn 1: 6 – 8)

 

Yes, the story of Jesus and his mission is a story that involves other people, While today our celebration focuses on John the Baptist and his share in the mission of Jesus, our reflection can bring us, each one of us, to consider how we are called to be part of the mission of Jesus More than fifty years ago Vatican Council II reminded us that by our baptism all of us are called to share in the Lord's salvific mission.  In his recent visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis stressed the evangelizing call of our Church for the world. The missionary Church is not just the bishops, priests and ecclesiastical officials. The Church is the Church of the People of God, of all the baptized.

 

Looking around us we see that the mission of Christ is unfinished. John was called to prepare the way for Christ. Today each one of us is also called to be like John, to help our world receive Christ as he comes to us today.                                                 

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

 

IN MEMORIAM (+)

     Juanito Tejada (1914 – 1997)

     Benedicto Leon Chang

 

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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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

 

Thursday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time

23 June 2016

Thursday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time

Green.                

 

2 Kgs 24:8 – 17 / Mt 7:21 – 29

 

Gospel Reading: Mt 7: 21 - 29 

Jesus said to his disciples, "Not everyone who says to me: Lord! Lord! Will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my heavenly Father.  Many will say to me on that day, "Lord, Lord, did we not speak in your name?" Then I will tell them openly: I have never known you; away from me, you evil people!

 

"So, then, anyone who hears these words of mine and acts accordingly is like a wise man, who built his house on rock.  The rain poured, the rivers flooded, and the wind blew and struck that house, but it did not collapse because it was built on rock.  But anyone who hears these words of mine and does not act accordingly, is like a fool who built his house on sand.  The rain poured, the river flooded, and the wind blew and struck that house; it collapsed, and what a terrible fall that was!"

 

When Jesus had finished this discourse, the crowds were struck by the way he taught, because he taught with authority unlike the teachers of the Law.

 

Reflection

If we want something of value, we have to pay a prize for it.   If we wish to enter the kingdom of heaven, we need to work for it.  Lip service is not enough; it must be coupled with action.  Faith without work is dead. 

 

So Jesus said, "Not everyone who says to me: Lord! Lord! Will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my heavenly Father."  This is the prize we have to pay to enter the kingdom of heaven: doing the will of the heavenly Father.

 

Obviously the next question would be, what does God want me to do?  What is the will of God for me?  We can discover this through conversation with God, in our prayers, in events and situations of our life, and even in our dreams.

 

Are we attentive and sensitive to God in our quiet moments with him? Or in the events of our life?  Do we devote time in silent communion and contemplation with God?  Do we allow him to speak to us in our reading of the Scriptures?  Do we allow him to speak to us in prayer and in the homilies at Mass? Do we see God speaking to us through people and events in our life?

 

Prayer and silence with God are key to discovering what God wishes us to do.  

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY

     Cresencio Tan Jao

 

IN MEMORIAM (+)

     Jero Me Tan

 

OTHER INTENTIONS:

For the special intentions of Friar Mbola Mwila OFM.

 

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, June 21, 2016

 

Wednesday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time

22 June 2016
Wednesday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time
St. Paulinus of Nola, Bishop;
Sts. John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs
Green.          

2 Kgs 22:8 – 13; 23:1 – 3 / Mt 7:15 –20

St. Paulinus of Nola (355 -431), born of a noble Roman family in Bordeaux, was successively Prefect, Senator and Consul. Converted to Christianity, he became Bishop of Nola.

Sts. John Fisher (1469 -1535), Bishop of Rochester amd Chancellor of Cambridge Universtiy, and Thomas More (1478 – 1535), humanist and Lord Chancellor to King Henry VIII of England gave up their lives in testimony to the unity of the Church and the insolubility of Christian marriage.

From the 1st Reading: 2 Kgs 23: 3
The king made a covenant in the presence of Yahweh, promising to follow him, to keep his commandments and laws and to respect his ordinances.  He promised to keep this covenant according to what was written in the book with all his heart and with all his soul. And all the peopl promised with him.

Gospel Reading: Mt 7: 15 – 20
Jesus said, "Beware of false prophets: they come to you in sheep's clothing but inside they are wild wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Do you ever pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

"A good tree always produces good fruit, a rotten tree produces bad fruit.  A good tree cannot produce bad fruit and a rotten tree cannot bear good fruit.  Any tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown in the fire. So you will know them by their fruit."

Reflection
In today's Gospel reading Jesus warns and speaks to us of false prophets.  He tell us of the imminent coming of false prophets.  But how do we know who are false prophets?  Jesus tells us these people appear to be righteous people, holy and good,  "they come to you in sheep's clothing but inside they are wild wolves." They may be people around us, clergy, religious or lay.  How can we distinguish who are true and who are false? 

Jesus says not all who profess his name are true believers.  He also says, "You will recognize them by their fruits." They may appear good and righteous, but they will always sow discord instead of unity.  Unity is the fruit of the Holy Spirit, discord is Satan's instant trademark.  They will be more concerned with their own advancement rather than the glory of God.  They will worship creatures more than the Creator.  Their doctrines will be more self–centered rather than God–centered. 

In the first reading, we see King Josiah as a true prophet.  He leads his people in fulfilling the covenant that their fathers and they made with God.  Let us follow his example and may our prayer today be:  "Teach us the way of your decrees, O Lord.  Give us the wisdom to recognize the false prophets in our lives and the courage to refute them."


WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

BIRTHDAY
     Paulino Ongtenco

OTHER INTENTIONS:
For the healing and speedy recovery of Suipin Sy. 

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, June 20, 2016

 

Tuesday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time

21 June 2016

Tuesday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time              

St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

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2 Kgs 19:9b –11, 14 – 21, 31 – 35a, 36 / Mt 7:6, 12-14

 

Born of a noble Italian family, St. Aloysius Gonzaga (1568 – 1591) died as a Jesuit scholastic, with his health broken while nursing the plague-stricken.

 

From the 1st Reading: 2 Kgs: 19: 15 -19

Hezekiah prayed saying, "O Yahweh, God of hosts and God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim!  You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made the heavens and the earth.  Give ear, Yahweh, and hear! Open your eyes and see!  Listen to all the words of Sennacherib who has sent men to insult the living God!  It is true, Yahweh, that the kings of Assyrian have laid waste all the countries of the earth.  They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not true gods but gods made of wood and stone by human hands.  Now, O Yahweh our God, save us from his hand and let all the kingdoms of the earth know that you alone, Yahweh, are God."

 

Gospel Reading: Mt. 7:6, 12 – 14

Jesus said, "Do not give what is holy to the dogs, or throw your pearls to the pigs:  they might trample on them and even turn on you and tear you to pieces. 

 

"So, do to others whatever you would that others do to you: there you have the Law and the Prophets. "Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many go that way. How narrow is the gate that leads to life and how rough the road; few there are who find it."

 

Reflection

In this Gospel reading, Jesus teaches his listeners that they must go beyond the requirement of the Law and the Prophets to avoid wrongdoings, and to actively do good to others. 

 

This is what William Barclay calls "The Everest of Ethics," the summit of the Sermon on the Mount (Barclay, The Daily Study Bible Series). It puts emphasis not on the negative side of the moral law (avoid sin), but on doing what good we can to help everyone around us – at home, in school, in the office, in the hospital, on the road, in any place we may be.  This is closely related to the second point Jesus stressed – to take the narrow and more difficult, rather than the wide and easy, path.   

 

Jesus is now leaving the choice to us – shall I enter the wide gate and go through the easy road that may lead to ruin?  Or am I willing to discard the unnecessary baggage in my life so that I can follow my Lord and Master in the narrow, difficult road that leads to everlasting happiness.

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY

     Luis Antonio G Cardinal Tagle, DD

 

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, June 19, 2016

 

Monday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time

20 June 2016        

Monday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time            

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2 Kgs 17:5 -8, 13 -15a, 18 / Mt 7:1 – 5

   

Gospel Gospel: Mt 7:1- 5

Jesus said, "Do not judge and you will not be judged. In the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and the measure you use for others will be used for you. Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye and not see the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother: 'Come, let me take the speck from your eye,' as long as that plank is in your own? Hypocrite, take first the plank out of your own eye, then you will see clear enough to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

 

Reflection

There is a common expression which goes something like this:  "Whenever you point an accusing finger at another person, the other four fingers are pointing back at you!" 

 

We make hasty conclusions by judging others based on our limited knowledge. That was why Jesus warns us about undermining other people's dignity.  We put "brands" on people based on the way we judge them.  We may imagine that we are superior to others because we live in the myths that we had created for ourselves.  

 

The false sense of superiority has tricked us into behaving the way we treat other people, sometimes putting them down, dehumanizing or belittling their dignity.  Even verbal abuse is a form of mistreating people based on unsound judgment.  Instead of putting people down, wouldn't it be better to lift up those who are weak?  Are we taking a closer look at our own selves?  Do we see our own flaws?  How well do we know ourselves, our behavior and character?  Are we denying the reality about what needs to be healed in us?

 

Let us pray to the Lord to help us see through our SELF and heal us.  "Lord, open our eyes that we may see things the way you would want us to see them."

 

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

 

BIRTHDAY

     Melody Yap-Dy

     Heidi Ver

 

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, June 18, 2016

 

12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

19 June 2016
12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  
Cycle C.  Green.  

Zec 12:10 -11; 13: 1 / Gal 3: 26 – 29 / Lk 9:18 - 24

1st Reading: Zec 12:10-11; 13: 1 
I will pour out on the family of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of love and supplication.  They will look at the one who was pierced and mourn for him as an only child, weeping bitterly as for a firstborn. The mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning of Haddadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo. . . .

On that day a spring will well up for the family of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem to cleanse themselves of sin and defilement.

From the 2nd Reading: Gal 3: 26 - 29
Now, in Christ Jesus, all of you are sons and daughters of God through faith.  All of you who were given to Christ through baptism, have put on Christ.  Here there is no longer any difference between Jew or Greek, or between slave or freed, or between man and woman: but all of you are one in Christ Jesus.  And because you belong to Christ, you are of Abraham's race and you are to inherit God's promise. 
Gospel Reading: Lk 9:18 – 20, 22 - 24
One day when Jesus was praying alone, not far from his disciples, he asked them, "What do people say about me?"  And they answered, "Some say you are John the Baptist; others say that you are Elijah, and still others that you are one of the former prophets risen from the dead." Again Jesus asked them, "Who then do you say I am?"  Peter answered, "The Messiah of God."  

And he added, "The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and teachers of the Law, and be put to death. Then after three days he will be raised to life.

Jesus also said to all the people, "If you wish to be a follower of mine, deny yourself and take up your cross each day, and follow me. For if you choose to save your life, you will lose it, and if you lose your life for my sake, you will save it." 

Reflection
"What do people say about me?"  Jesus asks his disciples what people say of him.  Then he asks them what they themselves say of him, "Who then do you say I am?"  Peter, the leader among his disciples, replies for them, "The Messiah of God."  

All three Synoptic gospels recount this confession of Peter as a key event in Christ's ministry: The Gospel of Mark has the same reply as the Gospel of Luke, "You are the Messiah." (Mk 8:29)  In the account of Matthew, Peter's confession ads, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." (Mt 16:16) In the account of Matthew Peter is also promised his leadership and primacy in the Church, "You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church; never will the powers of death overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and what you unbind on earth shall be unbound in heaven." (Mt 16:18 – 19)

Peter's response in his name and for the other apostles came not only from his deep and prolonged experiences with Christ but also, as Christ so clearly says in the account of Matthew, as a special grace and revelation from his Father in heaven: "It is well for you, Simon Barjona, for it is not flesh and blood that has revealed this to you but my Father in heaven." (Mt 16: 17)  Faith in Jesus Christ as Son of the Most High and as our Savior is a grace and gift from our heavenly Father,

"Who do you say that I am?" is the recurring question Jesus poses to each one of us today.  As we celebrate the Lord's Day and offer the Lord's sacrifice by listening to God's word and partaking of the living Bread he has left us in the Eucharist, we pray for the Father's grace and gift of faith.  "Who do you say that I am?"  "Who is Christ in our lives?" "How does Christ act in our lives?"

WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:

BIRTHDAY
     Aung San Suu Ky

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
     Jun & Shirley Lim

PRAYER INTENTION
     Emelinda Teck Yu
     For the healing and speedy recovery of Tony Siy 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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