Monday, September 28, 2009



SEPTEMBER 29, 2009

DANIEL 7:9-10, 13-14
As I watched: Thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne.
His clothing was bright as snow, and the hair on his head as white as
wool; His throne was flames of fire, with wheels of burning fire. A
surging stream of fire flowed out from where he sat; Thousands upon
thousands were ministering to him, and myriads upon myriads attended
him. The court was convened, and the books were opened. As the visions
during the night continued, I saw One like a son of man coming, on the
clouds of heaven; When he reached the Ancient One and was presented
before him, He received dominion, glory, and kingship; nations and
peoples of every language serve him. His dominion is an everlasting
dominion that shall not be taken away, his kingship shall not be

JOHN 1:47-51
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, "Here is a true
child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him." Nathanael said to him,
"How do you know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip
called you, I saw you under the fig tree." Nathanael answered him,
"Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel." Jesus
answered and said to him, "Do you believe because I told you that I
saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this."
And he said to him, "Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see heaven
opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of

"Angel" denotes a function more than a nature. They are destined to
serve, sent on missions for the good of those who should inherit
salvation. They are messengers of communications from heaven.
Messengers of supreme important messages are called Archangels. Other
roles attributed to them are: protectors of men, presenters of the
prayers of the saints to God.

In the Old Testament they explain the meaning of the prophets' vision,
and play the role of exterminator of Israel's enemies. Christ's
resurrection was announced by them. They made the apostles understand
the meaning of the Ascension. And they lead the souls of the just to

In heaven they celebrate a perpetual liturgy which is united to the
liturgy of the Church. Their names correspond to their function.
Gabriel is the "strength of God." He was sent to Mary and Zechariah to
transmit the twofold Annunciation. Michael means "Who is like God?"
sent to protect the Church against Satan. Raphael is "God Heals." He
was sent to cure the blindness of Tobit and accompanied Tobit's son to
Sara, the wife chosen by God. Since the angels are part of the divine
plan and our salvation, let us pray to them to protect us from both
physical and spiritual harm.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Lisa
- Inday Tan
- Francis Torres
- Shiappee
- Richy Ozoa
… for the personal intentions of
- Edu and Minette
- Pauline
- Geraldine Tan
… In Thanksgiving: for the answered prayers of Mike
… for the victims of typhoon Ondoy.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Girlie Del Carmen
- Birthday: Maria Patricia Gotohio
- Silver Wedding Anniversary: Mike & Dada Del Carmen
- In Memoriam (+): Cesar Bengzon Jr.
- for all the victims of the recent tropical storm in the Philippines.
… 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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