Monday, November 02, 2009



NOVEMBER 3, 2009

ROMANS 12:5-16AB
Brothers and sisters: We, though many, are one Body in Christ and
individually parts of one another. Since we have gifts that differ
according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them: if prophecy,
in proportion to the faith; if ministry, in ministering; if one is a
teacher, in teaching; if one exhorts, in exhortation; if one
contributes, in generosity; if one is over others, with diligence; if
one does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be sincere; hate
what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual
affection; anticipate one another in showing honor. Do not grow slack
in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure
in affliction, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the
holy ones, exercise hospitality. Bless those who persecute you, bless
and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those
who weep. Have the same regard for one another; do not be haughty but
associate with the lowly.

LUKE 14:15-24
One of those at table with Jesus said to him, "Blessed is the one who
will dine in the Kingdom of God." He replied to him, "A man gave a
great dinner to which he invited many. When the time for the dinner
came, he dispatched his servant to say to those invited, `Come,
everything is now ready.' But one by one, they all began to excuse
themselves. The first said to him, `I have purchased a field and must
go to examine it; I ask you, consider me excused.' And another said,
`I have purchased five yoke of oxen and am on my way to evaluate them;
I ask you, consider me excused.' And another said, `I have just
married a woman, and therefore I cannot come.' The servant went and
reported this to his master. Then the master of the house in a rage
commanded his servant, `Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of
the town and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and
the lame.' The servant reported, `Sir, your orders have been carried
out and still there is room.' The master then ordered the servant, `Go
out to the highways and hedgerows and make people come in that my home
may be filled. For, I tell you, none of those men who were invited
will taste my dinner.'"

St. Martin's life is a perfect fulfillment of today's first reading by
St. Paul. Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru at 1579. He was an
illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman who went to Peru in search of
gold and silver. His mother was a young Indian woman born in Panama.
His father abandoned them later because he was ashamed of Martin's
dark complex ion. He grew up often referred to as a half-breed and
lived in poverty. Mar tin was gifted with a profound humility to see
the goodness and the greatness of God in his life. At 10 years old, he
already would exercise charity with his meager earnings, and would
spend hours of prayer at night. At 15, he was taken as a servant boy
by the Dominicans. When the priory was in debt, he offered himself to
be sold. At 24, he was given the habit of Coadjutor Brother and was
assigned the infirmary of the convent until his death at 60.
Miraculous cures were attributed to him. He is depicted as a young
mulatto priest with a broom, because to him all work is sacred no
matter how menial. Pope John X XIII canonized Martin de Porres in

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Rita Cuerva
- Ely Lara
- Aivy Marielle Aranes
- Tess Aquinde
- Francis Torres
- Mon Torres
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Jose Valera
- Go So
- Moises Aviles
- Tony Uy
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: Ubaldo N. Inocentes
- Wedding Anniversary: Artemio & Venus Juan
… 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.

Assistant Parish Priests' e-mails:
Fr. R. Hart, S. J.
Fr. Thomas O'Gorman, S. J.
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