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HOLY WEEK REFLECTIONS

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PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION: (A) Mt 26:14—27:66; (B) Mk 14:1—15:47; (C) Lk 22:14—23:56

In Mark’s Passion account, a woman anoints Jesus with expensive oil and perfume. Jesus praises her loving, extravagant deed. Perform a loving deed today. Be extravagant.

 

HOLY WEEK, MONDAY: Is 42:1–7; Jn 12:1–11

Hear God call you “my chosen one with whom I am pleased” or say, “I love you and am so proud of you!” Let these words motivate you to love others today.

 

HOLY WEEK, TUESDAY: Is 49:1–6; Jn 13:21–33, 36–38

Jesus’ friends deserted him in his darkest hour. Pray for courage to remain loyal to Jesus and his teachings. Then thank God for your loyal friends.

 

HOLY WEEK, WEDNESDAY: Is 50:4–9a; Mt 26:14–25

When we hear of some terrible crime, we must not say, “I could never do such a thing.” The truth is that we’re all capable of doing great evil. Such knowledge is frightening, humbling. May it keep you close to Jesus.

 

HOLY THURSDAY (evening): Ex 12:1–8, 11–14; 1 Cor 11:23–26; Jn 13:1–15

At the Last Supper, Jesus took a towel and wrapped it around his waist—a makeshift apron. Loving can get messy. Put on a real or spiritual apron and serve someone today.

 

GOOD FRIDAY: Is 52:13—53:12; Heb 4:14–16; 5:7–9; Jn 18:1—19:42

Instead of Jesus’ sufferings, focus on the love underlying his suffering. Jesus died for love of you and me. Let’s embrace his way of loving, knowing it often involves a cross.

 

HOLY SATURDAY, EASTER VIGIL: (A) Mt 28:1–10; (B) Mk 16:1–7; (C) Lk 24:1–12

Today is a quiet day in preparation for the evening vigil. That’s when we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with candlelight, Scripture readings, songs, bells, lilies, and incense. Seek quiet moments. Then celebrate! Happy Easter!

FIFTH WEEK OF LENT

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FIFTH SUNDAY: (A) Jn 11:1–45; (B) Jn 12:20–33; (C) Jn 8:1–11

Jesus weeps. He is one of us, we say. Then he raises Lazarus. He is unlike anyone we know, we say. The truth is that Jesus is both. He’s worthy of our friendship and awe. Pray the name of Jesus throughout the day.

 

MONDAY: Dn 13:1–9, 15–17, 19–30, 33–62; (A and B) Jn 8:1–11; (C) Jn 8:12–20

Jesus says, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone.” Stones can be hateful words, hurtful criticism, gossip. Don’t throw any stones today.

 

TUESDAY: Nm 21:4–9; Jn 8:21–30

The Israelites looked upon the serpent mounted on a pole and received life. We look upon Jesus mounted on the cross and we, too, receive life. Gaze upon a crucifix today.

 

WEDNESDAY: Dn 3:14–20, 91–92, 95; Jn 8:31–42

The gift of freedom is given so we may love. The better we love, the freer we are—even if we’re confined to a bed or prison cell. Jesus invites us to greater freedom. Accept his invitation. Love.

 

THURSDAY: Gn 17:3–9; Jn 8:51–59

Communication is hard work. Even Jesus experienced difficulties communicating with religious leaders and his disciples. Practice good communication skills today. Really listen.

 

FRIDAY: Jer 20:10–13; Jn 10:31–42

Jesus said, “The Father is in me and I am in the Father.” He demonstrated this oneness by word and deed. Cooperate with God's grace today through some word or deed.

 

SATURDAY: Ez 37:21–28; Jn 11:45–56

We would never plot to destroy Jesus, yet we can reduce his teachings to a platitude: just be nice. How am I working for a more just world, the kind Jesus dreamed about and died for?

FOURTH WEEK OF LENT

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FOURTH SUNDAY: (A) Jn 9:1–41; (B) Jn 3:14–21; (C) Lk 15:1–3, 11–32

We’re all blind in some way—blind to the marvels of nature, people in need, signs of hope, God’s love, our worth. Identify one of your blind spots. Ask Jesus to give you clearer sight.

 

MONDAY: Is 65:17–21; Jn 4:43–54

Everything passes away—childhood homes crumble, neighborhoods give way to freeways, parishes merge or close. We have no lasting city here on earth. Live more lightly. Share more readily. Remember, love alone endures.

 

TUESDAY: Ez 47:1–9, 12; Jn 5:1–16

Jesus asks, “Do you want to be well?”—that is, happier, healthier, holier? For Jesus, they all go together. Do something today that makes you happier, healthier, and holier.

 

WEDNESDAY: Is 49:8–15; Jn 5:17–30

In American Sign Language, the word for "Jesus" is touching the tip of your middle finger to the palm of each opposite hand, recalling the wounds Jesus received for love of us. Use your hands to love someone.

 

THURSDAY: Ex 32:7–14; Jn 5:31–47

The golden calf is anything we focus too much attention on—money, success, security, pleasure, appearance. Focus your attention on what really matters—becoming more selfless.

 

FRIDAY: Wis 2:1a, 12–22; Jn 7:1–2, 10, 25–30

It’s difficult to live our religious convictions. It’s easier to take the path of least resistance. Jesus remained true to his convictions—even when it cost him his life. Live your convictions today— no matter what.

 

SATURDAY: Jer 11:18–20; Jn 7:40–53

The people can’t believe a prophet could come from Nazareth. Prejudice blinds them. What are you prejudiced against—a certain race, religious group, age bracket, profession, gender, lifestyle? How might you overcome prejudice?

THIRD WEEK OF LENT

THIRD SUNDAY: (A) Jn 4:5–42; (B) Jn 2:13–25; (C) Lk 13:1–9

The woman at the well gives Jesus water. He gives her living water of truth and love. Reverence the precious resource of water today. Share your truth and love with another.

 

MONDAY: 2 Kgs 5:1–15ab; Lk 4:24–30

We sometimes take for granted people from our own neck of the woods. The Nazarenes did this and missed out on Jesus. Who in my neighborhood, workplace, parish, or family am I missing out on?

 

TUESDAY: Dn 3:25, 34–43; Mt 18:21–35

When we say we’re sorry, we admit our failings and guilt. Do we need to apologize to God or anyone else for anything? Lent is a time to mend bridges.

 

WEDNESDAY: Dt 4:1, 5–9; Mt 5:17–19

Moses tells the people to pass on their faith to the next generations. We do this by making our faith part of our identity and living it joyfully. Pass on your faith today.

 

THURSDAY: Jer 7:23–28; Lk 11:14–23

Guilt isn’t all bad. If we throw out food while others go hungry and our lives are so cluttered we leave little time for God, perhaps we should feel guilty. Let guilt spur you to caring action.

 

FRIDAY: Hos 14:2–10; Mk 12:28–34

We tend to separate things: God/neighbor, sacred/secular, spirit/flesh. Jesus lived life seamlessly—loving God is loving neighbor; lilies and birds reveal God’s love; touch is a holy thing. Live your life more seamlessly.

 

SATURDAY: Hos 6:1–6; Lk 18:9–14

It’s dangerous to be a religious person. Like the Pharisee, we can become self-righteous and look down on others. At Lent’s halfway point, ask God for genuine respect for everyone. Every one.

 

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SCHEDULE OF LITURGICAL SERVICES
HOLY MASS:

SUNDAYS        6:00 AM         

8:00 AM         10:00 AM
4:00 PM           5:00 PM

6:30 PM

MONDAYS    6:00 PM

TUESDAYS
    6:00 PM

WEDNESDAYS
   6:00 AM and 6:00PM

followed by Perpetual Help Novena

THURSDAYS
    6:00 PM

FRIDAYS          6:00 PM

followed by Sto. Tomas Devotion

1st FRIDAYS     6:00 PM

followed by Holy Hour and Parish Recollection                      

SATURDAYS    6:00 AM and
5:30 PM ANTICIPATED MASS

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AMANG MAPAGMAHAL

TUNGHAYAN MO PO AT KAAWAAN

ANG IYONG MGA ANAK

SA DELA PAZ AT SANTOLAN

NA BUMUBUO SA PAROKYA

NI STO TOMAS DE VILLANUEVA.

NAWAY MAG-UMAPAW

ANG PAGKAKAISA, PAGMAMAHAL

AT PAGLILINGKOD SA AMING LAHAT

KAUGNAY NG AMING OBISPO, KURA PAROKO

AT MGA PARING LINGKOD.

MARANASAN NAWA NG BAWAT

PAMILYA AT PAMAYANAN

ANG IYONG PAGGABAY AT

PAGPAPALANG MATERYAL AT ESPIRITWAL.

ITAGUYOD NAWA NAMIN

ANG MISYON NG SIMBAHAN

NA MAY MALASAKIT SA AMING KAPWA

AT TUNAY NA PAGBIBIGAYAN.

SALAMAT PO SA PAROKYA

NAMING ITO NA SIYANG

TAHANAN NG AMING PUSO

AT BUONG PAGKATAO.

SA PAMAMAGITAN NI KRISTO

KASAMA NG ESPIRITU SANTO

MAGPASAWALANG HANGGAN.  AMEN.

STO. TOMAS DE VILLANUEVA,

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