Monday, March 16, 2009



MARCH 17, 2009

DANIEL 3:25, 34-43B
Azariah stood up in the fire and prayed aloud: "For your name's sake,
O Lord, do not deliver us up forever, or make void your covenant. Do
not take away your mercy from us, for the sake of Abraham, your
beloved, Isaac your servant, and Israel your holy one, To whom you
promised to multiply their offspring like the stars of heaven, or the
sand on the shore of the sea. For we are reduced, O Lord, beyond any
other nation, brought low everywhere in the world this day because of
our sins. We have in our day no prince, prophet, or leader, no burnt
offering, sacrifice, oblation, or incense, no place to offer first
fruits, to find favor with you. But with contrite heart and humble
spirit let us be received; As though it were burnt offerings of rams
and bullocks, or thousands of fat lambs, So let our sacrifice be in
your presence today as we follow you unreservedly; for those who trust
in you cannot be put to shame. And now we follow you with our whole
heart, we fear you and we pray to you. Do not let us be put to shame,
but deal with us in your kindness and great mercy. Deliver us by your
wonders, and bring glory to your name, O Lord."

MATTHEW 18:21-35
Peter approached Jesus and asked him, "Lord, if my brother sins
against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?"
Jesus answered, "I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven
times. That is why the Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who
decided to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the
accounting, a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge
amount. Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him
to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property,
in payment of the debt. At that, the servant fell down, did him
homage, and said, `Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in
full.' Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and
forgave him the loan. When that servant had left, he found one of his
fellow servants who owed him a much smaller amount. He seized him and
started to choke him, demanding, `Pay back what you owe.' Falling to
his knees, his fellow servant begged him, `Be patient with me, and I
will pay you back.' But he refused. Instead, he had him put in prison
until he paid back the debt. Now when his fellow servants saw what had
happened, they were deeply disturbed, and went to their master and
reported the whole affair. His master summoned him and said to him,
`You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged
me to. Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had
pity on you?' Then in anger his master handed him over to the
torturers until he should pay back the whole debt. So will my heavenly
Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother from your

Today is the feast day of St. Patrick, the apostle of Ireland. As a
young man, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave. When he
became free, even though he was originally from Great Britain, he
decided to stay in Ireland. He became a priest and worked tirelessly
to convert the local people to Christianity. He was successful in his
endeavors and was later appointed bishop of Ireland.

In the Gospel, Jesus tells us to forgive our debtors as he had
forgiven us our many debts or sins. St. Patrick also had many
opportunities to forgive his enemies and he did. That is why he was an
effective preacher; he practiced what he preached. Let us imitate the
faith and endurance of St. Patrick, the apostle of Ireland.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the healing and strength of:
- Elena
- Marlyn Tadeo
- Eligia Fernando
- Sophia Gonzalez
- Ester Marcelo
… for the personal intentions of:
- Vijayakumar
- Hernane B. Suede
… for the safety of Johnson Cuiting
... for the healing of the Dapo family
… Birthday:
- Hernane B. Suede
- Karen Lim
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Fr. Tom Green, S.J.
- Sister Teresa Mabasa, DC
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: Fr. Patricio Apa
- Birthday: Patricia Y. Ong
- Birthday: Nette Ursolino
- Birthday: Arturo Dee
- Birthday: PJ Capati
- Wedding Anniversary: Mr. & Mrs. Ng Meng Tam
- In Memoriam (+): Caridad Ongkee Tansengco
- In Memoriam (+): Miguel Gaw Tee
- In Memoriam (+): Paul S Sr. (Jan 4, 1914 - Mar 17, 1987)
… 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!

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