Sunday, November 03, 2013


Monday 31st Week in Ordinary Time - Year I

November 4, 2013

Monday 31st Week in Ordinary Time - Year I

Memorial, Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop


Rom 11:29-36 / Ps 69: 30-31. 33-34. 36 / Lk 14:12-14


Romans 11:29-36

The call of God and his gifts cannot be nullified. Through the disobedience of the Jews the mercy of God came to you who did not obey God. They in turn will receive mercy in due time after this disobedience that brought God's mercy to you. So God has submit- ted all to disobedience, in order to show his mercy to all. How deep are the riches, the wisdom and knowledge of God! His decisions can not be explained, nor his ways understood! Who has ever known God's thoughts? Who has ever been his adviser? Who has given him something first, so that God had to repay him? For everything comes from him, has been made by him and has to return to him. To him be the glory for ever! Amen.


Luke 14:12-14

Jesus also addressed the man who had invited him, and said, "When you give a lunch or a dinner, don't invite your friends, or your brothers and relatives, or your wealthy neighbors. For surely they will also invite you in return, and you will be repaid. When you give a feast, invite instead the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind. Fortunate are you then, because they cannot repay you; you will be repaid at the resurrection of the upright."



In today's gospel, the Lord encourages us to be charitable. He asks us to be mindful of those who are less fortunate than we are in terms of health and finances. While he does not prohibit us from spending our resources to celebrate special events with family and friends, he tells us it will infinitely be more rewarding to share our blessings with those in need.


The saint for today, St Charles Borromeo, exemplified this gospel value. Even though he was a scion of a noble family, he gave up a life of prestige and luxury to serve the Church. He is remembered particularly for using his inheritance to fund seminaries, and increased the systems to help the sick and the poor. During his term as Bishop of Milan, when the plague nearly devastated the city, he valiantly went about helping sick residents, and administered the last sacraments to those who were dying.


With the holidays fast approaching, instead of lavishing our loved ones with expensive presents, perhaps we can divert some of our shopping money to a charitable institution. Who is the Lord asking us to invite to our banquet this Christmas season?


Prayer Requests

We pray …

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

… for the speedy recovery and healing of

Palo Perez

Lorenzo Meoli

… for the personal intentions of Mariam Dedios, Ma. Amparo Dedios

.. In Memoriam: Roperta Santiago, Go Bon Chong, Soterania Santiago, Amado Santiago, Bernardo Santiago Jr.

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

Birthday: Pablo Cruz Jr.

Birthday: Andrew Patrick Ching Syling

Birthday: Paul Louie N. Sy

… 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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