Friday, January 23, 2015
SATURDAY, 2nd Week in Ordinary Time
January 24, 2015 SATURDAY, 2nd Week in Ordinary Time
St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Heb 9: 2-3, 11-14 / Mk 3:20-21
[Born in Savoy, St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622), Bishop of Geneva, fought Calvinism vigorously. His Introduction to the Devout Life is a classic of spiritual direction. With St. Jane Frances de Chantal, he founded the Order of the Visitation. Pius XI declared him Patron of Journalists and Other Writers.]
Reading: Heb 9: 2-3, 11-14
A first tent was prepared with the lampstand, the table and the bread of the presence, this is called the Holy Place. Behind the second curtain, there is a second sanctuary called the Most Holy Place.
But now Christ has appeared as the high priest with regard to the good things of these new times. He passed through a sanctuary more noble and perfect, not made by hands, that is, not created. He did not take with himself the blood of goats and bulls but his own blood, when he entered once and for all into this sanctuary after obtaining definitive redemption. If the sprinkling of people defiled by sin with the blood of goats and bulls or with the ashes of a heifer provides them with exterior cleanness and holiness, how much more will it be with the blood of Christ? He, moved by the eternal Spirit, offered himself as an unblemished victim to God and his blood cleanses us from dead works, so that we may serve the living God.
Gospel: MK 3:20-21
They went home. The crowd began to gather again and they couldn't even have a meal. Knowing what was happening his relatives came to take charge of him: "He is out of his mind," they said.
"He is out of his mind." Great persons who were gifted with a mindset that challenges the way the world thinks usually are criticized and on many occasions have been excluded, ostracized and even persecuted. It is only after a while and upon closer reflection and examination that the admission of wrongdoing is realized and the figure is exonerated, long after the damage has been done. The lives of the saints attest to this. This not only happens to individuals but to whole communities of believers as well.
Following the 200th year anniversary of the restoration of the Jesuits in 1814, in hindsight, we find the good work of the Jesuits being interrupted because the powers that be then failed to recognize the working of the Holy Spirit and the mission of participating in God's plan of re-creation.
WE PRAY FOR MTQ DAILY PRAYER DIARY INTENTIONS:
GEORGE K. YOUNG
GERVIN JON GO KAW
GERVIN & ROSABEL KAW
For the eternal repose of the soul of Crisanta Leonidas Sy. Eternal rest grant unto her & may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace.
For Ee Tian Lock who had an ankle tendon operation, leading to blood poisoning, and now left leg amputation. Please pray that he will get well and have no further complications or operations and that though he is not a Catholic but his relatives are, through his suffering he may find God.
For the eternal repose of the soul of Mixomino Hizon
Birthday Blessings for Mr. Joselito Campos
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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