Friday, September 02, 2016


Saturday, 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

03 September 2016 

Saturday, 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

St. Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church

Memorial.       White.          


1 Cor 4:6b – 15 / Lk 6:1 – 5


Pope St. Gregory the Great (540 – 604) instituted liturgical reforms and organized missions; he was the first to send missionaries to England. 


From the 1st Reading: 1 Cor 4:10 - 13

We are fools for Christ, while you show forth the wisdom of Christ. We are weak, you are strong. You are honored, while we are despised.  Until now we hunger and thirst, we are poorly clothed and badly treated, while moving from place to place.  We labor, working with our hands.  People insult us and we bless them, they persecute us and we endure everything.  They speak evil against us, and ours are works of peace.  We have become the scum of the earth, like the garbage of humankind until now.


Gospel Reading: Lk 6:1 - 5

One Sabbath Jesus was going through the corn fields and his disciples began to pick heads of grain crushing them in their hands for food. Some of the Pharisees asked them, "Why do you do what is forbidden on the Sabbath?" Then Jesus spoke, "Have you never read what David did when he and his men were hungry?" He entered the house of God, took and ate the bread of the offering and even gave some to his men, though only priests are allowed to eat that bread." And Jesus added, "The Son of Man is Lord and rules over the sabbath."



The ways of the world are truly at odds with the ways of God.  In the Gospel reading, Jesus defies the established ruling order in his time. The people who questioned him and his disciples were undoubtedly those who strictly adhered to the regulations of Jewish Law at the time. Still, Jesus dares to upset their sensibilities and tells them of the truth that God is indeed greater than the parameters established by tradition. 


Today God continues to strengthen us in order for us to have the courage to defy the conventions of this world as well.  We are called to live in the truth of God's unending love that calls us to remain true to our faith, despite the trappings of a world that values pride, glory, compromise and self-gratification.  Despite the challenges in life, we are called to remain steadfast in our prayers to truly discover how God will help us remain strong despite the despair of this world.  God is calling us constantly to remind us that with him all things are possible, and this world cannot and will not get the best of our soul and our faith. 






     Bernadette C. De Jesus



     Tan Bon Ching

     Andres Son Keng Po


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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