Wednesday, October 28, 2009



OCTOBER 29, 2009

ROMANS 8:31B-39
Brothers and sisters: If God is for us, who can be against us? He did
not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not
also give us everything else along with him? Who will bring a charge
against God's chosen ones? It is God who acquits us. Who will condemn?
It is Christ Jesus who died, rather, was raised, who also is at the
right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. What will separate us
from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or
famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? As it is written: For
your sake we are being slain all the day; we are looked upon as sheep
to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly
through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor
life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future
things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will
be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

LUKE 13:31-35
Some Pharisees came to Jesus and said, "Go away, leave this area
because Herod wants to kill you." He replied, "Go and tell that fox,
`Behold, I cast out demons and I perform healings today and tomorrow,
and on the third day I accomplish my purpose. Yet I must continue on
my way today, tomorrow, and the following day, for it is impossible
that a prophet should die outside of Jerusalem.' "Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how
many times I yearned to gather your children together as a hen gathers
her brood under her wings, but you were unwilling! Behold, your house
will be abandoned. But I tell you, you will not see me until the time
comes when you say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."

Jesus wept over Jerusalem. His heart was not closed to others. He was
not absorbed in himself or his own problems. He freely offered his
life for others. Others rejected him, but he never rejected them. He
was not bitter to those who would make him suffer. He loved and never
ceases to love. Jesus sets an example for us to follow. We need to be
open to the needs of those around us, even to those that may persecute

Jesus loved his enemies. He prayed for those who persecuted him. He
blessed those who cursed him. He sought only their good, and he
sacrificed himself for them. He shows us the way to live an
authentically Christian life. To be faithful to him, we need to reach
out in love even to those people who don't think and act like us.

Let us always follow the inspirations of the Holy Spirit. Perhaps
there is something good that we want to do, instead we hesitate and
draw back. We should give the best of ourselves to God and to others
and continue with our good works even when we are tired. This is the
path to our true happiness. Let us not draw back when we encounter
obstacles. Instead, let us press forward seeking only to do God's
will. When faced with our struggles, let us remember that Jesus is
always with us and that we are never alone.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Aivy Marielle Aranes
- Wen Wen
- Francis Torres
- Mon Torres
- Ton, Nicole and Joey Torres
- Salome Ragot Abad
- Luz Bagaipo Arquza
- Lisa
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Julie Manzon, Ethelinda Manzon, Glenn Manzon
… for the personal intentions of
- Julie Manzon, Glenn Dale Manzon, John Dale Manzon
- Veronica Yap
… 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
- 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: Cosmeding So
- Priestly Ordination: Eduardo Ulloa
- Priestly Ordination: Felipe Santos
- Wedding Anniversary: Rafael & Jeni C. Soon
- In Memoriam (+): Alice Sy Tan (1923-2005)+
- In Memoriam (+): Charles Lee Go (Nov 25, 1925-Oct 29, 2003)
- In Memoriam (+): Corazon S. Aquino
… 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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