Friday, September 18, 2009



SEPTEMBER 19, 2009

1 TIMOTHY 6:13-16
Beloved: I charge you before God, who gives life to all things, and
before Christ Jesus, who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate for the
noble confession, to keep the commandment without stain or reproach
until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ that the blessed and
only ruler will make manifest at the proper time, the King of kings
and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in
unapproachable light, and whom no human being has seen or can see. To
him be honor and eternal power. Amen.

LUKE 8:4-15
When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another
journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable. "A sower went out to sow
his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was
trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky
ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture. Some seed
fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some
seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a
hundredfold." After saying this, he called out, "Whoever has ears to
hear ought to hear." Then his disciples asked him what the meaning of
this parable might be. He answered, "Knowledge of the mysteries of the
Kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made
known through parables so that they may look but not see, and hear but
not understand. "This is the meaning of the parable. The seed is the
word of God. Those on the path are the ones who have heard, but the
Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may
not believe and be saved. Those on rocky ground are the ones who, when
they hear, receive the word with joy, but they have no root; they
believe only for a time and fall away in time of temptation. As for
the seed that fell among thorns, they are the ones who have heard, but
as they go along, they are choked by the anxieties and riches and
pleasures of life, and they fail to produce mature fruit. But as for
the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have
heard the word, embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear
fruit through perseverance."

Muscles that are unused become stiff. Talents that remain untapped are
lost. In our spiritual development if we do not keep moving ahead we
fall back. Are there "rocks" and "thorns" that we need to remove from
our lives? What attitude, preoccupation or bad habit keeps our
"ground" from being more fertile for God's activity? Do laziness,
apathy procrastination make our "soil" barren? Has cynicism turned our
lives into a desert? Let us welcome God's investment in our lives. Let
us ask God's help that we may become more receptive to His word. Let
God's seed fall on good ground and produce a hundredfold.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Dominador Rodriguez
- Nards Dumlao, Pamela Raya
- Jose Valera
- Francis Torres
- Shiappee
- Richy Ozoa
- Devon Kirvin, Sandy Mardesich, Rosemarie, Jeffers, Larry Brown, Yvie
Livernois, Ramond Cippoletti, Jeannie Goodgion, Dick Ames, Virginia
Sailor, Manny Vargas, Maryellen Henderson, Nancy McCook, Joanne Van
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Lisa
- Inday Tan
… for the personal intentions of
- Margie R. Ponce de Leon
- Julie and Glenn Manzon
- Patricio Manzon & Linda Manzon, Estilita, Escamilla, Sandra Vergara
- Vicsyd Valera and family
- Dapo family
- Med Villanueva
- Edu and Minette
… for the personal intentions and good health of
- Beegee and Paolo Go-aco
- R
- Julie Manzon, Churchill Barayoga, Josie Ureta, Vanessa Salcedo
… for the safety of Glenn Dale Manzon and Marites Pinon
… Thanksgiving: Germain Button, Jim Surtees
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Tara Santelices
- Pedro Y. Flores, Sr.
- Lourdes Barayoga, Domingo Barayog Sr., Charlie Castro
- Raul Ylaya and Epifania Ylaya
- Doug Jones, Br. Frank Bracchi, Elanor Faber, Gertrude Dolan, Skip
Miller, Patrick S., Debbie
- Lourdes Ignacio de David
- Lourdes Antonio
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Jose C. Bautista
- Birthday: Lily C. Gaw
- Birthday: Loreta L. Rivera
- Wedding Anniversary: Amada & Henry Go
- In Memoriam (+): Henry Tang
- In Memoriam (+): Roman S. Bate
- In Memoriam (+): Jose Angelo de las Alas
… for the healing and peace of all families

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!

Parish Priests' e-mail:
Fr. J. Cesar R. Marin, S. J.

Assistant Parish Priests' e-mails:
Fr. R. Hart, S. J.
Fr. Thomas O'Gorman, S. J.

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