Wednesday, December 16, 2009



DECEMBER 17, 2009

GENESIS 49:2, 8-10
Jacob called his sons and said to them: "Assemble and listen, sons of
Jacob, listen to Israel, your father. "You, Judah, shall your brothers
praise – your hand on the neck of your enemies; the sons of your
father shall bow down to you. Judah, like a lion's whelp, you have
grown up on prey, my son. He crouches like a lion recumbent, the king
of beasts – who would dare rouse him? The scepter shall never depart
from Judah, or the mace from between his legs, while tribute is
brought to him, and he receives the people's homage."

MATTHEW 1:1-17
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son
of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of
Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers. Judah became the
father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar. Perez became the
father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of
Amminadab. Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father
of Salmon, Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab. Boaz
became the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth. Obed became the
father of Jesse, Jesse the father of David the king. David became the
father of Solomon, whose mother had been the wife of Uriah. Solomon
became the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah
the father of Asaph. Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, Joram the father of Uzziah. Uzziah
became the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the
father of Hezekiah. Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh, Manasseh
the father of Amos, Amos the father of Josiah. Josiah became the
father of Jechoniah and his brothers at the time of the Babylonian
exile. After the Babylonian exile, Jechoniah became the father of
Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, Zerubbabel the father
of Abiud. Abiud became the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of
Azor, Azor the father of Zadok. Zadok became the father of Achim,
Achim the father of Eliud, Eliud the father of Eleazar. Eleazar became
the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob, Jacob the father
of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called
the Christ. Thus the total number of generations from Abraham to David
is fourteen generations; from David to the Babylonian exile, fourteen
generations; from the Babylonian exile to the Christ, fourteen

Through all the ups and downs of Abraham and his descendants — in good
times and bad, in peace and war, in their own land and in exile — God
guided each and every family throughout the centuries until his
promises could be fulfilled. But God did not exercise such
providential care just for his Son. He takes just as much care of our
lives and our families as well.

Let us thank Jesus today for coming to save us from our sins and
limitations. Let us thank him for choosing to work throughout human
history to redeem us and fulfill the Father's great plan.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Brenda
- Ian Travis Ylaya
- Sis. Dang Corpin
- Nedda Marjorie Correa
… for the personal intentions of
- Fred and Nel de Leon and family
- Paul and Amalyn Regalado
- Raymund, Cris and Parke
… for the eternal repose of the souls of Raul and Epifania Ylaya.
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Felixon A. Saw
- Birthday: Oli Reyes
- Birthday: Annie Dee
- Birthday: Michael Muñoz
- Thanksgiving: Tony, Susan, Norie Ann
- Wedding Anniversary: Ernie & Puny Dy
- Wedding Anniversary: Jovy & Ria Llanes
- Wedding Anniversary: Glenn & Dada Agbayani
- In Memoriam (+): Miguela P. Magsaysay
- In Memoriam (+): Wellingston C. 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!

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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