Thursday, October 22, 2009
FRIDAY 29TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
MEMORIAL, JOHN OF CAPISTRANO, PRIEST
FRIDAY 29TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Brothers and sisters: I know that good does not dwell in me, that is,
in my flesh. The willing is ready at hand, but doing the good is not.
For I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want. Now
if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that
dwells in me. So, then, I discover the principle that when I want to
do right, evil is at hand. For I take delight in the law of God, in my
inner self, but I see in my members another principle at war with the
law of my mind, taking me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my
members. Miserable one that I am! Who will deliver me from this mortal
body? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west you
say immediately that it is going to rain - and so it does; and when
you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is
going to be hot – and so it is. You hypocrites! You know how to
interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know
how to interpret the present time? "Why do you not judge for
yourselves what is right? If you are to go with your opponent before a
magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise
your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you
over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison. I say
to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny."
We all rely on signs to confirm our beliefs. This can be as simple as
believing in clouds as a sign of a coming rain. It can also be the
blooming of a rose as a symbol of answered prayer.
Jesus tells us today that there are signs we refuse to see. He calls
us to be more aware of them. When we sense ourselves losing interest
in God's word, is it due to physical fatigue or more the mental and
spiritual kind? We should constantly make the effort to discern.
There will be movements leading us towards God and there will be
forces against. If we remain in His grace, it'll be easier to
determine what would draw us away from His path. At the same time, it
will be God's grace that will keep us on course.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
-Luz Bagaipo Arquiza
-Ton, Nicole, & Joey Torres
-Monsignor John Finnegan, Fr.Brad Helman, Fr.John Kahler
… for the success of the mission of the IFRS students going to
… for the personal intentions of
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
… May 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 world peace and reconciliation.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
Birthday: Sheryl Rung Sheh Lim
Wedding Anniversary: Jack Ng, Jr. & Rachelle Ng
In Memoriam (+) Crescencia D. Lao
In Memoriam (+) Mercedes Sy
In Memoriam (+) Aurelia C. Santos
In Memoriam (+) Mr. & Mrs. Servando de los Angeles
… 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!
This free service is produced by the laity and priests of:
Mary the Queen Parish
Madison, West Greenhills, San Juan, Philippines
Web site: http://www.marythequeen.org
Parish Priests' e-mail:
Fr. J. Cesar R. Marin, S. J. email@example.com
Assistant Parish Priests' e-mails:
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Fr. Thomas O'Gorman, S. J. email@example.com
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