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General Intercessions

August 31, 2014

Anunciones de Nuestro Pastor
Intercesiones Generales

The language of Jeremiah as he addresses his yearnings to God—he says, “You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped” (Jeremiah 20:7)— indicates a close and personal relationship with God. It is one the prophet obviously cherishes despite the derision and reproach it brings him. In the Gospel, Jesus indicates a similar bond with his Father. In spite of the difficult challenges presented by following God’s will, Jesus is not deterred. Giving up our own worldly cares and dreams, even as we accept pain and suffering, is more than a fair exchange for doing the will of God.
The only way to do God’s will is offer our whole selves to God. As St. Paul writes in the Letter to the Romans: “Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2a).
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El lenguaje de Jeremías al dirigir sus anhelos al Señor diciéndole: “Me has seducido, Señor, y me dejé seducir por ti” (Jeremías 20:7), indica una relación muy íntima. Es una que el profeta obviamente valora a pesar de los reproches y burlas que le trae. En el Evangelio, Jesús indica un lazo similar con su Padre. A pesar del difícil reto de seguir la voluntad de Dios, Jesús no se detiene. Dejar atrás los cuidados del mundo y los sueños, aunque sea para aceptar el dolor y el sufrimiento, es más que un intercambio justo para hacer la voluntad de Dios.
La única manera de hacer la voluntad de Dios es ofrecer todo nuestro ser a Dios. Como san Pablo escribe en la carta a los romanos: “No sigan la corriente del mundo en que vivimos, más bien transfórmense por la renovación de su mente” (Romanos 12:2a).
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“Be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)
“Dejen que una nueva manera de pensar los transforme internamente,para que sepan distinguir cuál es la voluntad de Dios, es decir, lo que es bueno, lo que le agrada, lo perfecto.” (Romanos 12:2)


Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Every now and then I am compelled to remind you of the following:
• Always read our parish bulletin and visit our website You may also give your donation on-line.
• If you are not yet a registered parishioner of St. Michael, I invite you to do so. To be a registered parishioner is to belong to a parish community. And as a registered parishioner, we are able to better serve you. One of the advantages of a registered member is that you are able to claim your donation towards your income tax returns. If you are not a registered member of our parish, there will be no record of your contributions. We will not be able to provide a statement of your donations during the year when you file your income tax returns. Also, there may come a time when you will need a certificate of good moral character. And, without your name on our records, we will not be able to issue you the certification that you may need.
• Consider sending your child or grandchild to our preschool or in our Academy. It is always a good investment to mold your child into a strong and good moral character, and a strong believer in God. The future is uncertain. A person molded into a good moral character founded on Christ and of the teachings of the Church is like a house built on rocks. When the storm comes, that house will stand firm.
• Thank you for being a parishioner of St. Michael.
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I, together with the Cebu Clergy Performing Artists, thank the hosts, the working committees, the sponsors for the priests’ meals and tickets to SeaWorld, to the “Padres Cantantes” and the combined choirs of St. Michael, and all those who, in one way or another, have contributed to the success of the concert “Saulog sa Pagtoo” (Celebration of Faith) held on August 21 & 22, 2014.
Fr. Manny Ediza



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