Sunday, November 20, 2016


Monday, 34th Week in Ordinary Time

21 November 2016 

Monday, 34th Week in Ordinary Time

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Memorial.     White.      


Zec 2: 14 – 17 / Mt 12: 46 – 50


The Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary originated from a second century apocryphal source, the Proto-evangelion or Book of James and the dedication of the basilica of St. Mary in Jerusalem on 21 November 543. It was included in the Roman Missal by Pope Sixtus IV in 1472.


1st Reading: Zec 2: 14 – 17

"Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for I am about to come, I shall dwell among you," says Yahweh."


On that day, many nations will join Yahweh and be my people, but my dwelling is among you.  The people of Judah will be for Yahweh as his portion in his holy land.  He will choose Jerusalem again.


Keep still in Yahweh's presence, for he comes, having risen from his holy dwelling.


Gospel Reading: Mt 12: 46 - 50

While Jesus was still talking to the people, his mother and his brothers wanted to speak to him and they waited outside. So someone said to him, "Your mother and your brothers are just outside; they want to speak with you."


Jesus answered, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?" Then he pointed to his disciples and said, "Look! Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is for me brother, sister, or mother."



God wants us to be with others and to have meaningful relationships with family, friends, neighbors, and officemates.  However, Jesus appears not to acknowledge his relatives when they wanted to meet him. This just means that he loves and respects his relatives, but he sees his relationship with God as superior to all and thus prioritizes God. Being a Christian is more than Church sermons and commandments.  More importantly, Christian life is a relationship of mutual love. God will love us despite our shortcomings because it is His nature to love and is, thus, the source of our relationships with everyone on earth.  






     Karinca Tapia

     Cecilia C. Escobar

     Christine Branganza

     Elton Pierre R. Evidente



     Philip & Louciana Sy



     Marcelino Tiu

     Ong Tee



For the eternal repose of the souls of Mark San Jose and Oscar Diokno Perez.

For the successful surgery and complete healing of Maura Sarto.


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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