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Sunday

Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for the persecuted church throughout the world. Our clergy and laity are facing so many persecutions and other challenges emanating from the fact that they are serving you.


Lord God, most people have forgotten why you created them, and that is to know, love, serve, praise and glorify you and only you alone. When the clergy and laity preach about this they get persecuted and hated.


Jesus Christ, when You sent out Your disciples out to proclaim the Good News to the world, You made them aware that they will face rejection and persecutions from the very people they preach to and pray for. We therefore acknowledge that this persecutions are part of our ministry which you left for us.

We therefore pray that make these persecutions directed to Your Church to be a yoke that is good to bare and a burden that is light. May we embrace these challenges with a big smile just like your apostles did because we know after we accomplish or work we will receive our wages from you on the last day. Amen.

The Word in Other Words

Who is the greatest benefactor?

Below is a summary of the homily of Most Rev. Socrates B. Villegas, D.D. delivered on June 11, 2021 in celebration of ACN International Benefactor’s Day. 

The Gospel details how Jesus spent the last moment of His life until he was taken down from the cross. However, little is known about He was dressed at the crucifixion. Looking at the millions of images, one can deduce that He wore swaddling clothes. 

What is the significance of swaddling clothes? 

In those days, a lamb born perfect and without spots is wrapped with swaddling clothes. This is the lamb that will be offered to the Lord. Therefore, swaddling clothes are not for making babies comfortable as we do today – it symbolizes being chosen to become the sacrifical lamb to be spresented in the temple. 

What does it say to us? 

Jesus Christ on the cross, wrapped in swaddling clothes, is the top benefactor of the papal foundation Aid to the Church in Need because He gave us God. In giving God, He did not leave anything for Himself. 

Therefore, the best benefactor is not just the one who writes a cheque, or builds a chapel or a shrine. It is not the one who gave the highest monetary value, but the one who keeps nothing for himself. 

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