Sunday, October 27, 2013


Feast, Saint Simon and Saint Jude, apostles

October 28, 2013

Monday 30th Week in Ordinary Time - Year I

Feast, Saint Simon and Saint Jude, apostles

Eph 2: 19-22 / Ps 19: 2-3. 4-5 / Lk 6: 12-16

Ephesians 2: 19-22

Now you are no longer strangers or guests, but fellow citizens of the holy people: you are of the house- hold of God. You are the house whose foundations are the apostles and prophets, and whose corner- stone is Christ Jesus. In him the whole structure is joined together and rises to be a holy temple in the Lord. In him you too are being built to become the spiritual sanctuary of God.

Luke 6: 12-16

At this Time Jesus went out into the hills to pray, spending the whole night in prayer with God. When day came, he called his disciples to him, and chose twelve of them, whom he called 'apostles': Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James son of Alpheus and Simon called the Zealot; Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who would be the traitor.


Saints Simon and Jude were members of the twelve apostles of Christ. They were low-key members and were overshadowed by the other better known apostles.

But as much as they may not be as famous as the others, both Sts. Simon and Jude contributed to the growth of the early Church as tireless missionaries. Both, however, paid for their faith with their lives. They died as martyrs.

Saint Simon was a member of the Zealots, reputedly the militant anti-Roman sect. Saint Jude was a local man from Israel who ended up as a traveling missionary. He reportedly went as far as Armenia to preach the Good News. Both men are examples of Jesus' selection of fine, ordinary and at times, seemingly misfit men who eventually became the pioneering members of the Church.

Ordinary as their origins may have been, after knowing Jesus, these men were transformed into extraordinary models for all Christians in the way they lived their missionary lives. May we realize our potentials as disciples of God and we ask, through the intercession of Sts. Simon and Jude, for the Lord's continuing inspiration to make us faithful, humble, and active missionaries of the Christian faith in our everyday lives.

Prayer Requests

We pray …

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

… for the speedy recovery and healing of

Brenda D. Solis and Sister Carmencita

Nick Lucena

Joy Droke

Lorenzo Meoli

… for the personal intentions of



… for the eternal repose of the souls of

- Sim Pak Luisa Alianan

- Rex Owen

- Cynthia Ordona

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: Christian A. Ramirez

Birthday: Ma. Rosario P. Marin

Birthday: John G. Tiong

Wedding Anniversary: Noemi & Samuel Co Chan

Thanksgiving: Noemi, Jenji & Kelsi Reyes

… 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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