Tuesday, October 27, 2009
WEDNESDAY 30TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME
FEAST, SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES
WEDNESDAY 30TH WEEK ORDINARY TIME – YEAR I
Brothers and sisters: You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but
you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the
household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and
prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the
whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the
Lord; in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place
of God in the Spirit.
Jesus went up to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in
prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and
from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles: Simon, whom he
named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,
Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called a
Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a
After spending a night in prayer, Jesus picked out twelve men from
among his disciples or followers and made them his apostles. An
apostle is someone who is sent. Jesus entrusted to the Twelve his
mission of preaching the Good News of salvation to all men. He also
conferred on them the authority to carry out his works which show that
the Kingdom of God is already here.
In his letter to the Ephesians, St. Paul clearly identifies all of us
as being disciples of Jesus and members of one Church. "You are
citizens like all the saints, and part of God's household. You are
part of a building that has the apostles and prophets for its
foundations, and Christ Jesus himself for the main cornerstone" (Eph
2: 19-20). As Jesus' followers, we all share in the mission and works
which were entrusted to the Apostles and the Church. "All grow into
one holy temple in the Lord, and you too, in him, are being built into
a house where God lives, in the Spirit" (Eph 2: 22).
Let's ask Jesus for the faith, openness and generosity to let the Holy
Spirit work in us. May each one of us, as members of the Church,
lovingly embrace and continue Jesus' mission and works.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Jose Valera
- Aivy Marielle Aranes
- Wen Wen
- Francis Torres
- Mon Torres
- Ton, Nicole and Joey Torres
- Salome Ragot Abad
- Luz Bagaipo Arquza
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Julie Manzon, Ethelinda Manzon, Glenn Manzon
… for the personal intentions of
- Mary Wong, Catherine and Koo Chay
- Julie Manzon, Glenn Dale Manzon, John Dale Manzon
… In Thanksgiving: Manzon Family, Bisco Family, De Castro Family,
Castro Family, Escamilla Family
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Pacita Religioso de Castro
- Salome Ragot Abad
- Lourdes Vergara Barayoga, Domingo Barayoga Sr., Charlie Castro
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: Christian A. Ramirez
- Birthday: Chit Marin
- Wedding Anniversary: Noemi & Samuel Co Chan
… 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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Fr. J. Cesar R. Marin, S. J. email@example.com
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