Sunday, October 18, 2009



OCTOBER 19, 2009

ROMANS 4:20-25
Brothers and sisters: Abraham did not doubt God's promise in unbelief;
rather, he was empowered by faith and gave glory to God and was fully
convinced that what God had promised he was also able to do. That is
why it was credited to him as righteousness. But it was not for him
alone that it was written that it was credited to him; it was also for
us, to whom it will be credited, who believe in the one who raised
Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over for our
transgressions and was raised for our justification.

LUKE 12:13-21
Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, tell my brother to share
the inheritance with me." He replied to him, "Friend, who appointed me
as your judge and arbitrator?" Then he said to the crowd, "Take care
to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one's life
does not consist of possessions." Then he told them a parable. "There
was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest. He asked
himself, `What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my
harvest?' And he said, `This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my
barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and
other goods and I shall say to myself, "Now as for you, you have so
many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be
merry!"' But God said to him, `You fool, this night your life will be
demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they
belong?' Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for
himself but is not rich in what matters to God."

Do we read the Gospels with more intensity and dedication than we
would a magazine of the passing interests of this world or the daily
newspapers or the internet news? There is no better way to become
"rich toward God" than to be transformed by the Eucharistic Christ.
Taking time to be with Jesus and making this a priority is a sure way
of increasing the life of grace within us. When we do so we reinforce
in our lives the importance of what lasts unto eternal life. Instead
of building bigger barns to store material goods, we open the
wineskins of our heart and our entire souls to store up the life of
the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the received body, blood, soul and
divinity in the Eucharist.

How many times do we visit the Eucharistic Christ? Or if we do not
have that opportunity, how often do we make a spiritual communion to
place ourselves spiritually in his presence? Studying the Cross
demonstrates to us that the things of this world are passing.

The Cross, then, is a constant reminder to us of the way we need to
live our lives, with our eyes set on the world that will never end.
Let us pray that the world, the devil and the material things may
never deceive us. May we never be led astray, believing that the goods
of this world can somehow hold a candle to the spiritual goods that
Jesus offers us.

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
- Walter W, Rita M, John C, Henry D, Chase
- Lisa
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
… for the speedy recovery of: Edison Pastor
… In Thanksgiving:
- Julie and Glenn Manzon
- Barayoga Family
… for the personal intentions of
- Vera Yap
- Mariano Montemayor
- Josheil Dapo
Birthday: Rophi Dennish B. Condor
… 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 the healing and peace of all families
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Victor Yao
- Birthday: Archbishop Diosdado Talamayan D.D.
- Wedding Anniversary: Rene & Lina Datu
- In Memoriam (+): Roque S. Chuakay
- In Memoriam (+): Agustin Dizon
… for world peace and reconciliation.

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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