Friday, August 14, 2009
SATURDAY 19TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
SOLEMNITY, ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
SATURDAY 19TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
REVELATION 11:19A; 12:1-6A, 10AB
God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could
be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman
clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a
crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as
she labored to give birth. Then another sign appeared in the sky; it
was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on its
heads were seven diadems. Its tail swept away a third of the stars in
the sky and hurled them down to the earth. Then the dragon stood
before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she
gave birth. She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule
all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and
his throne. The woman herself fled into the desert where she had a
place prepared by God. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now
have salvation and power come, and the Kingdom of our God and the
authority of his Anointed One."
1 CORINTHIANS 15:20-27
Brothers and sisters: Christ has been raised from the dead, the
firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came
through man, the resurrection of the dead came also through man. For
just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to
life, but each one in proper order: Christ, the firstfruits; then, at
his coming, those who belong to Christ; then comes the end, when he
hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has destroyed
every sovereignty and every authority and power. For he must reign
until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be
destroyed is death, for "he subjected everything under his feet."
Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of
Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice
and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of
your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord
should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting
reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you
who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be
fulfilled." And Mary said: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the
Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor
on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me
blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his
Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has
shown the strength of his arm, and has scattered the proud in their
conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has
lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and
the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his
servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise
he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever." Mary
remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.
Mary's glorification is not only a personal privilege which can be
compared to the resurrection and ascension of her son Jesus, but also
a promise and a pledge of our own glorification one day. It not only
emphasizes her unique dignity as the mother of Jesus, but also
underscores our own destiny. Mary experienced the human fact of death
but her assumption into heaven is a reminder that on the last day, we,
too, shall rise from the dead, and our bodies will be clothed with
incorruptibility and immortality.
Another consequence of Mary's glorification is the extension of her
influence in our lives. She is more present to us now than ever before
in a spiritual way, a presence that is more powerful than physical
presence. It is an anchor of strength to know that Mary is with us
when tensions and stress beset us or when sufferings and hurts
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Arnold Cabatingan
- Kevin, Keempee and Darlita
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
… for the health and well-being of
- Fe Vergel de Dios-Domingo
… for the personal intentions of Leonel Cabral
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Deogracias Tigno, Rolando Alano, Clara Tigno, Deocarlo Tigno, Boy
Estacio, Robert Tacbad, Babes Pacetes, Arnel de Guzman, Susan
- Mariano "Bubba" Nocom
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: Ofelia C. Rodavia
- Prayer Intention: LDI Lakpue Drug Inc.
- Priestly Ordination: Fr. Georges Etienne Beauregard, S.J.
- In Memoriam (+): Rufina Ouano Gotao
- In Memoriam (+): Potenciana Tee
- In Memoriam (+): Rev. Fr. Cornelio Lagerwey
… 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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