Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gospel (13 April 2011)

John 8:31-42

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free". They answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can you say "You will be free?" Jesus answered them, " Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. "And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever, "Therefore if the son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. "I know that you are Abraham's descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you." I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father". They answered and said to Him. "Abraham is our father". Jesus said to them". If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. "But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God, Abraham did not do this." You do the deeds of your father". Then they said to Him." We were not born of fornication; we have one Father- God." Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself; but He sent Me.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mass Readings For March 22, 2011 from UCatholic's blog

Mass Readings For March 22, 2011

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20

Psalm 50:8-9, 16-17, 21, 23

Matthew 23:1-12

Isaiah 1: 10, 16 – 20

10 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom! Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomor’rah!

16 Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, 17 learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; 20 But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

Psalms 50: 8 – 9, 16 – 17, 21, 23

8 I do not reprove you for your sacrifices; your burnt offerings are continually before me. 9 I will accept no bull from your house, nor he-goat from your folds. 16 But to the wicked God says: “What right have you to recite my statutes, or take my covenant on your lips? 17 For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you. 21 These things you have done and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you. 23 He who brings thanksgiving as his sacrifice honors me; to him who orders his way aright I will show the salvation of God!”

Matthew 23: 1 – 12

1 Then said Jesus to the crowds and to his disciples, 2 “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3 so practice and observe whatever they tell you, but not what they do; for they preach, but do not practice. 4 They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger. 5 They do all their deeds to be seen by men; for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, 6 and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues, 7 and salutations in the market places, and being called rabbi by men.

8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren. 9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10 Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ. 11 He who is greatest among you shall be your servant; 12 whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

RH Bill should not be legalized

God made us all and we should give importance to our lives and those things that He has given to us. We should protect our life, now is the implementation of the RH Bill will help us protect our life? RH Bill is a proposed bill where the government is trying to implement, but the church is against to this because this bill is considered an abortion. We all know this is against the will of God and you commit mortal sin because you are killing somebody. The baby inside the womb of the mother is ready to give life like us but if we agree to the government there will be no baby to be born. "Pro- life groups, and many professionals in the medical and nursing fields, believe that physicians and policy makers should understand and respect the beliefs of patients who consider human life to be present and valuable from the moment of fertilization. Patients should be made fully aware of this information so that they can consent to or refuse the use of artificial contraceptives. In Exodus 20:13 God says "You shall not kill". and this statement is the 5th Commandment of God. The government has become so dismayed as our population growth rapidly increases. It is so alarming because we all know that the more number of people in our country, the more poorer we become. That is why the government are trying for the solution of that problem thus, the RH Bill now exists. For me implementing the RH Bill is not the best alternative way to control our population. Because the implementation of this bill would mean that contraceptive such as pills, IUD, Condoms, and others will be introduced to the young adults as they would undergone into sex education and would lead them into curiosity that might be the reason for them to engage into premarital sex at an early age. If this would happen, there will be a massive destruction of our morality as Christians, HIV is very known in our country and some people having this kind of sickness. In fact our Pope Benedict the 16 agree the proposed bill but it doesn't the government will implement this. Our Pope said that the RH Bill is for the prevention of HIV and not for the control birth. The bill is controversial and the Philippine Constitution says that "shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn conception. If artificial contraceptives are medically prove to as one of their mechanisms of action, then procurement and distribution of such family planning supplies are unconstitutional and illegal. And don't you know by using contraceptives has a side effect to your health.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

During Pilgrimage

"Prayer For Vocation"

Lord Jesus, You who have called whom You wanted, call many of us to work for You and with You. Enlighten us with the gift of faith in You. Help us to live through our difficulties as young people of today. And if You call someone among us to be consecrated entirely to You may Your love enable this vocation to grow and persevere until its fulfillment. . . John Paul II

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What is Vocation?

What is a Vocation? In the simplest terms, “vocation” means a “call.” So, in general terms your vocation is what God calls you to do with your life. Everybody is called by God to know, love and serve him. The difference is how each one does this.

Individual vocations vary between being single, married, consecrated, religious or a priest. However, we usually use “Vocation” to mean a call to the consecrated, religious or priestly life. That is what we do on this website, but the principles and much of the advice are also applicable to the married and the single life. . In the one life God gave you to live, you have one overriding purpose, to fulfill the will of God, because this is the key to your true destiny, eternal happiness. God gives each one of us a particular mission in life. As we grow and life progresses, he makes it known to us, usually in indirect ways, more as an invitation than an imposition. Discovering and ultimately following your vocation gives the greatest glory and praise to our Creator. It is what we were meant to do. “Take up your cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34).

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Lead Me Lord"

Lead me Lord, lead me by the hand And make me face the rising sun Comfort me through all the pain That life may bring There's no other hope That I can lean upon Lead me Lord Lead me all my life Walk by me, walk by me across The lonely road that I may face Take my arms and let your hand Show me the way Show the way to live inside your heart All my days, all my life Refrain: You are my light You're the lamp upon my feet All the time my Lord I need You there You are my light I (just) cannot live alone Let me stay By Your guiding love All through my life Lead me Lord Lead me Lord Even though at times I'd rather go alone my way Help me take the right direction Take Your road Lead me Lord And never leave my side All my days All my life You are my light You're the lamp upon my feet All the time my Lord I need You there You are my light I (just) cannot live alone Let me stay By Your guiding love All through my life You are my light You're the lamp upon my feet All the time my Lord I need You there You are my light I (just) cannot live alone Let me stay By Your guiding love All through my life All through my days Lead me, O Lord Lead me Lord.

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During the PM Day Celebration w/ sister crestita wamar pm

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mass Readings For February 27, 2011

Isaiah 49:14-15

Psalm 62:2-3, 6-9

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Matthew 6:24-34

Isaiah 49: 14 – 15

14 But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me.” 15 “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.

Psalms 62: 2 – 3, 6 – 9

2 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly moved. 3 How long will you set upon a man to shatter him, all of you, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? 6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. 7 On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. 8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. [Selah] 9 Men of low estate are but a breath, men of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.

1 Corinthians 4: 1 – 5

1 This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. I do not even judge myself. 4 I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. 5 Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation from God.

Matthew 6: 24 – 34

24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life?

28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?’ or `What shall we drink?’ or `What shall we wear?’

32 For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.

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