Monday, November 01, 2010
COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
TUESDAY 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR II
ISAIAH 25:6, 7-9
On this mountain, for all peoples, Yahweh Sabaoth is preparing a
banquet of rich food, a banquet of fine wines, of succulent food, of
well-strained wines. On this mountain, he has destroyed the veil which
used to veil all peoples, the pall enveloping all nations; he has
destroyed death for ever. Lord Yahweh has wiped away the tears from
every cheek; he has taken his people's shame away everywhere on earth,
for Yahweh has spoken. And on that day, it will be said, 'Look, this
is our God, in him we put our hope that he should save us, this is
Yahweh, we put our hope in him. Let us exult and rejoice since he has
ROMANS 6:3-4, 8-9
You cannot have forgotten that all of us, when we were baptized into
Christ Jesus, were baptized into his death. So by our baptism into his
death we were buried with him, so that as Christ was raised from the
dead by the Father's glorious power, we too should begin living a new
life. But we believe that, if we died with Christ, then we shall live
with him too. We know that Christ has been raised from the dead and
will never die again. Death has no power over him any more.
Martha said to Jesus, 'Lord, if you had been here, my brother would
not have died, but even now I know that God will grant whatever you
ask of him.' Jesus said to her, 'Your brother will rise again.' Martha
said, 'I know he will rise again at the resurrection on the last day.'
Jesus said: I am the resurrection. Anyone who believes in me, even
though that person dies, will live, and whoever lives and believes in
me will never die. Do you believe this? 'Yes, Lord,' she said, 'I
believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who was to
come into this world.'
Today, the Catholic Church remembers its dead because of a greater
bond of oneness. With our departed brothers and sisters, we are united
in the one hope of the resurrection. It is for life everlasting, life
in all its fullness, that our departed brothers and sisters long. It
is because of that longing that we come to their aid today.
We visit their graves, pray for them and offer the Eucharist in order
to turn, with them, to the God of life. That is life's destiny. And
the dead see it and long for it, more than we who live on this side of
life. The one longing of all is to become one with God, the source of
life. That is life's destiny. And the dead see it and long for it,
more than we who live on this side of life.
Today then, let us, as a Church, pray for this greatest and final gift
of God, namely life in all its fullness in heaven for our departed
brothers and sisters. As we remember the dead, we cannot overlook the
fact that death is our common lot. We too will die and face the God
who also judges.
So often we live as though we will never have to die, as though we
will never have to stand before the judgment seat of God. Our beloved
dead remind us never to lose sight of this inescapable destiny of
Let us so live that life on earth becomes for us a longing for God and
source of purification. Let us show by word and example, in every
little thing that we say and do that we believe in the resurrection of
the body and life everlasting.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Dan Camandero
- Jo Marcelo, Jun Lee, Mon Torres, Fleur Torres, Peping Torres
- Araceli Miguel
- Esther Carandang
- Dodie dela Cruz
- Ely Lara
- Josephine Gayona
- Rita P. Cuerva
- Gerry Bonoan
… for the personal intentions of
- Veronica Yap
- Luis Torres
- Doris Laxamana
- Edwin T. Eufemio
- Titong V.
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Natalia O. Abella, Telesforo Ritumalta, Vicenta Ritumalta, Alberto
F. Atrero, Noemi Porcadillo
- Anne Chan
- Leonida Sarmiento, Benjamin Sarmiento, Loreto Solis, Jenifer
Columna, Jesica Columna
- Olimpio Abelilla, Estrella Cepe
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: John Braganza
- Birthday: Kitay E. Español
- Birthday: Aina C. Sevilla
- Birthday: Zenaida V. Rotea
- Birthday: Ismael Zuloanga, SJ
- Birthday: Dr. Victor N. Nañagas, Jr.
- Prayer Intention: Philip & Lucy Ong & Family
- In Memoriam (+): Emilio Ang Li
- In Memoriam (+): John Rico Gamilla
… 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!
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