Friday, October 16, 2009



OCTOBER 17, 2009

ROMANS 4:13,16-18
It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the
promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the
righteousness that comes by faith. Therefore, the promise comes by
faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all
Abraham's offspring--not only to those who are of the law but also to
those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. As
it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations." He is our
father in the sight of God, in whom he believed--the God who gives
life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of
many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your
offspring be."

LUKE 12:8-12
"I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will
also acknowledge him before the angels of God. But he who disowns me
before men will be disowned before the angels of God. And everyone who
speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who
blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. "When you are
brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about
how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy
Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say."

What does it mean to acknowledge Jesus? It means to profess, confess,
recognize, accept, or own up to. It means far more than the profession
of faith in Jesus as contained in the Apostles' Creed that we recite
every Sunday. It really means acknowledging who Jesus Christ is and
what he has done in our life.

Jesus is acknowledged when we recognize, respect, and embrace him in
all of our brothers and sisters, especially the poor, the suffering,
the unloved. We recite all the glories of Jesus in the creed during
every mass. We bow and kneel as we acknowledge his presence in the
Blessed Sacrament. We venerate and profess the word of God, the sacred
scripture, as it is proclaimed liturgically. We wonderfully
acknowledge the Lord Jesus for what he is, the God-Man. We acknowledge
him under the appearance of bread and wine. We hear him in the words
of scripture. We praise him in our creeds and prayers. Yet, we have a
big problem in acknowledging Jesus or professing him where it really
counts, in the flesh and blood of our fellowmen.

Jesus is the homeless man, the youth on drugs, the girl who has just
had an abortion, the divorced person, the single parent, the woman
dying of cancer, the addicted teenager, the alcoholic, the person
dying of AIDS. Jesus is all of humanity in its beauty, its glory, and
as well as in its agony. When we acknowledge Jesus in all of these
brothers and sisters, when we reach out to them in love and
compassion, Jesus acknowledges us before the angels. Jesus is in the
Blessed Sacrament, Jesus is in the scriptures, but most of all he is
in the least of our brothers and sisters. When we find Jesus in them,
we will never lose Jesus.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Francis Torres
- Shiappee
- Richy Ozoa
- Mon Torres
- Julie Manzon
- John Dale Manzon
- Raymond Mother
- Arnold Cabatingan
- Lisa
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
… In Thanksgiving:
- Julie and Glenn Manzon
- Barayoga Family
… for the personal intentions of
- Vera Yap
- Mariano Montemayor
… Birthday: Sr. Margarita
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Domingo Barayoga, Sr., Lourdes Barayoga, Charlie Barayoga
- Mrs. Ligaya Agnote
- Maegan Chua
- Mr. Faustino Sotong (aka So Chong Hian)
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: Sr. Marmerta V. Miralo
- Wedding Anniversary: Garrick & Angeline Go
… 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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