Thursday, November 24, 2016


Friday, 34th Week in Ordinary Time 

25 November 2016  

Friday, 34th Week in Ordinary Time 

St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr



Rv 20:1 - 4, 11 - 21:2 / Lk 21: 29 – 33


St. Catherine of Alexandria (d. 310) was martyred in the reign of Emperor Maxentius. Condemned to execution on a spiked wheel, the wheel was shattered at her touch; she was then beheaded.  She is venerated as the patroness of philosophers and preachers.


Gospel Reading: Lk 21: 29 - 33

And Jesus added this comparison, "Look at the fig tree and all the trees. As soon as their buds sprout, you know that summer is already near. In the same way, as soon as you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly, I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all this has happened: heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away."



The first reading speaks about the last judgment and the new heavens and the new earth.  Firstly, those who had died for the faith came forward to reign with Christ.  Then the rest of humanity were judged according to how they had lived.  Then you have a vision of the heavenly Jerusalem which hopefully will inspire us to live good and saintly lives so that we may be included among those who would enter there.  If we believe that the end of times is near, then we must start preparing for it.  "Laging handa" - be always vigilant and in expectation.  This is the motto of the militant Church here on earth.  


In the Gospel reading, we are told to watch for the signs of the Second Coming of Jesus.  What we as Christians should await and expect is for Jesus to come into our lives every day.  While everybody is so busy with worldly affairs, we are called to be concerned about the things of heaven.  Others are so complacent thinking that the Lord is not coming soon.  But, if we read the signs of our times, we see that the enemies of good are increasing and at work in the world as man becomes more violent, more lawless, more greedy and less spiritual.  Therefore we must stand ready for anything to happen.  In the meantime, we invite the Lord to come into our daily lives and make His presence felt in our lives.                      






     Dra. Zenaida G. Bagabaldo

     Galilina Q. Warren

     Femmerita T. Don Diego

     Paul John I. Semanero

     Nona C. Adalia



     Glenn & Dorothy t. Jao


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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