Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Thursday 29thWeek in Ordinary Time - Year I

October 24, 2013

Thursday 29thWeek in Ordinary Time - Year I

Memorial, Saint Anthony Mary Claret, bishop

Rom 6:19-23 / Ps 1: 1-2. 3. 4 and 6 / Lk 12:49-53

Romans 6:19-23

You see that I speak in a very human way, taking into account that you are not fully mature. There was a time when you let your members be slaves of impurity and disorder, walking in the way of sin; convert them now into servants of righteousness, to the point of becoming holy. When you were slaves of sin, you did not feel under obligation to righteousness, but what were the fruits of those actions of which you are now ashamed? Such things bring death. Now, however, you have been freed from sin and serve God. You are bearing fruit and growing in holiness, and the result will be life everlasting. So on one side is Sin: its reward, death; on the other side is God: he gives us, by grace, life everlasting in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Luke 12:49-53

I have come to bring fire upon the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and what anguish I feel until it is over! Do you think that I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on, in one house five will be divided: three against two, and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father; mother against daughter and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."


As a young man, Anthony Mary Claret was really a hard working man. Because of poor health, he had to leave the Jesuit Novitiate. But this did not stop him from pursuing his pastoral ministry. He continued to work for the poor, he founded a religious library, gave retreats, reorganized a seminary, improved hospitals and many schools. His zealous work stirred much opposition in the anticlerical mood of that period in Spain. No less than 15 attempts were made on his life. He reminded his opponents to amend their lives through conversion (Rm 6: 21-23 ) which would free them from sin and death.

Are we, like St. Anthony Claret, true followers of Jesus, actively participating in his work of salvation by the way we live, by the way we treat everyone around us – our helpers, our drivers, our family, our loved ones, and even those who have hurt us and are most difficult to love?

Prayer Requests

We pray …

…for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the unborn.

… for the speedy recovery and healing of

Joy Droke

Brenda D. Solis, Sister Carmencita and Cynthia Ordona

Ditas dela Paz, Toots Monfort, Virginia Hernandez, and Fleur Torres

Renan Lacida and Raul Domingo

… for the personal intentions of Pauline

… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.

Birthday: Benjie M. Manalo

Birthday: Sheryl Rung Sheh Lim

Wedding Anniversary: Brendan & Janice Gotamco Eckett

In Memoriam (+): Benjamin Cua

In Memoriam (+): John Gokongwei Sr.

… for families who are in need of healing

…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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