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First Filipino Martyr and Saint

Canonized in Rome by Pope John Paul II Novena to San Lorenzo Ruiz de
San Lorenzo Ruiz is the first Filipino Saint and martyr. He
was a layman, married, and had 3 children. He was born circa In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
1600 in Binondo, Manila, and he was educated in Dominican Amen.
schools. In his younger years, San Lorenzo served at the convent
of Binondo church as a sacristan. Not only did he learn Spanish ACT OF CONTRITION
there but also catechism. After several years, San Lorenzo Ruiz (All Kneel)
earned the title of "escribano" or notary. He became an active O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You, and I
member of the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary, an organization detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the
devoted to the Blessed Virgin. pains of hell, but most of all, because they offend You, my God,
In 1636, he was falsely accused of murder and sought who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with
asylum on board a ship with Dominican priests. They left for the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to
Japan, where at that time, there was a wide scale persecution of amend my life. Amen.
Christians. All those who professed faith in God and served as
missionaries were jailed and even put to death. Their lives were Let us Pray:
to be spared if they would renounce their Christians faith. But (All)
thousands of those Christians chose death rather than renouncing O God, our loving Father: Your Son Jesus Christ delivered himself
their belief in God. And San Lorenzo Ruiz was among those who in sacrifice to You for the love of men. Inspire us to love You with
underwent excruciating forms of persecution. On September 27, all our heart to the point of sacrifices. Your providential hand led
1637, he was hung upside down from the gallows with his body your servants San Lorenzo and Companions to the land of Japan
falling into a pit. After two days of agony, he died of bleeding and to imitate the sacrifice of Christ and to proclaim the Gospel of truth
suffocation. His body along with other martyrs were set on fire and the message of salvation. We humbly beseech You, through
and the ashes carried out of the Nagasaki Bay and thrown into the the intercession of these Holy martyrs, that we be given the grace
sea near the little island of Io-Juma, to prevent their veneration by of remaining faithful to You always as they did and that the light of
the Christians. the Gospel illumine all corners of our Christian motherland and of
all countries near and far. We ask you this through Jesus Christ
When San Lorenzo was being interrogated and asked
our Lord. Amen.
whether to grant him life if he renounced his faith, he replied with
these noble words: “I am a Christian, and this I profess until the
(Silently mention the special favor you ask for through this
hour of my death and for God I shall give my life…and had I many
thousands of lives, I shall offer them for Him. And so, do with me
One "Our Father…"
as you please.”
Ten "Hail Mary's…"
San Lorenzo Ruiz was proclaimed "Blessed" in February One "Glory be…"
1981 at Luneta, together with 16 other companions, in connection
with Pope John Paul II's papal visit to the Philippines. He was
canonized and declared a "Saint" on October 18, 1987 in Rome.
Their feast day is September 28.
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Lorenzo Ruiz una naming martir
PRAYER FOR THE SICK Totoong kay rami ng pagtutunggali
(All) Sa buong buhay mo
Beloved Saints Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila and Martyr Companions, Halos di mawari, makailang ulit muntik na mag-api
to you do we come for help. Help us to have the same faith and Ngunit nakaraos ng maluwalhati.
love that you had for God. We call upon you today on behalf of Pananampalataya di mo itinatwa
________________________ Nanindigan kang Kristyano sa diwa
our ailing beloved ones. By your prayers and intercession, obtain At napatunayang kahit sa gawa
for them, not only comfort and peace for their souls, but also vigor, Mga naghihirap sa'yo ay namangha.
strength and health for their bodies. We place our entire Ng ika' pinilit na iyong talikdan
confidence in you because we know that God loves you and that Pananampalatayang iyong kinagisnan
you care for us. We earnestly pray that our sick ones be purified Buong tatag man din na 'yong tinuran
and revitalized in every cell, tissue, nerve and organ, so that the Ako ay Kristyano at handang mamatay
bodily limbs may function effectively again. Through your powerful Libu-libong buhay kung may'ron man ako
intercession, help our sick to receive the grace of God's Sa Panginoong Diyos ay ihahandog ko.
miraculous compassion, so that they will be completely whole
again, and thereby be able to continue serving God faithfully in
this life to the best of their strength and to attain the salvation to
which you arrived. Amen. Celebration of the Eucharist
PRAYER IN TIMES OF ADVERSITY Entrance Song: Hymn to San Lorenzo de Manila
Beloved Saints Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila and Companion Martyrs: Ang bayang Pilipino, ngayon ay nagsasaya,
You who experienced the supreme sacrifice of martyrdom for the Isang sugo sa langit, tayo ay mayro-on na.
proclamation of the Christian faith, inspire us with your strength Salamat sa Maykapol sa banal na biyaya,
and firmness of conviction to withstand the adversities of our lives Tinanghal ng daigdig, kayumangging dakila. (Refrain)
and the difficulties of our existence. Teach us with your marvelous
example and saintly wisdom to turn trials into blessings, by Refrain: Purihin ka, Lorenzo, at ‘yong mga kasama;
showing us the glory that comes from discovering the redemptive Alagad ng Maykapal, sagisag ng pag-asa.
power of God's love. When times are full of grief, when moments Sa rosaryo ng Birhen, kami’y iyong kasama.
are suffused with worry, let us feel your presence in our midst, so Iyo ang aming puso. Lorenzo de Manila.
that we will be aware that you are by our side, strengthening us
and interceding for us before Almighty God that we may have Ipagbunyi din natin mga kasamang martir,
patience in our sufferings and consolation in our hardships. Help Sa lupa at sa langit, sila ay dadakilain!
us realize that only in knowing our weakness can we be strong, Salamat sa Maykapal, sa banal na biyaya
only undergoing sadness can we find real happiness, and only Tinanghal ng daigdig, kayumangging dakila. (Refrain)
passing through trials and distress can we find peace,
encouragement and spiritual joy. Amen.

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Gloria: Papuri sa Diyos First Reading
Papuri sa Diyos (2X) sa kaitaasan Papuri sa Diyos 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14

Ref: A reading from the Second Book of Maccabees

Papuri sa Diyos (2X) sa kaitaasan Papuri sa Diyos
It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested
At sa lupa'y kapayapaan and tortured with whips and scourges by the king, to force them to
sa mga taong kinalulugdan N'ya eat pork in violation of God’s law. One of the brothers, speaking
Pinupuri Ka namin, dinarangal Ka namin for the others, said: “What do you expect to achieve by
Sinasamba Ka namin ipinagbubunyi Ka namin (Ref) questioning us? We are ready to die rather than transgress the
laws of our ancestors.”
Pinasasalamatan Ka namin
Sa'yong dakila angking kapurihan At the point of death the second brother said: “You accursed fiend,
Panginoong Diyos hari ng langit you are depriving us of this present life, but the King of the world
Diyos Amang makapangyarihan sa lahat will raise us up to live again forever. It is for his laws that we are
Panginoong Hesukristo, bugtong na Anak dying.”
Panginoong Diyos Kordero ng Diyos, Anak ng Ama (Ref)
After him the third suffered their cruel sport. He put out his tongue
Ikaw na nagaalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan at once when told to do so, and bravely held but his hands, as he
Maawa Ka sa amin spoke these noble words: “It was from Heaven that I received
lkaw na nag-aalis ng mga kasalanan ng sanlibutan these; for the sake of his laws I disdain them; from him I hope to
Tanggapin Mo ang aming kahilingan receive them again.” Even the king and his attendants marveled
Ikaw na naluluklok sa kanan ng Ama (Ref) at the young man’s courage, because he regarded his sufferings
as nothing.
Sapagkat Ikaw lamang ang banal at ang Kataastaasan
Ikaw lamang 0 Hesukristo ang Panginoon After he had died, they tortured and maltreated the fourth brother
Kasama ng Espiritu Santo sa kadakilaan in the same way. When he was near death, he said: “It is my
ng Diyos Ama. Amen (Ending) choice to die at the hands of men with the God-given hope of
being restored to life by Him; but for you, there will be no
resurrection to life.”
Papuri sa Diyos (2X) The Word of the Lord.
sa kaitaasan Papuri sa Diyos (2x) Response: Thanks be to God.

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Responsorial Psalm: Sa Diyos Lamang Mapapanatag
Gospel Acclamation:
Refrain: Sa Diyos lamang mapapanatag ang aking kaluluwa sa Aleluya, Aleluya, kami ay gawin Mong daan,
Kanya nagmumula ang aking pag-asa at kaligtasan. Ng Iyong pag-ibig, kapayapaan, at katarungan. Aleluya.

O Diyos, Ikaw ang aking kaligtasan; Nasa 'Yo aking kalwalhatian Gospel:
Ikaw lamang aking inaasahan ang aking moog at tanggulan John 12:24-26

Paniniil di ko pananaligan, puso'y 'di ihihilig sa yaman A reading from the Gospel according to John
Kundi sa Diyos na makapangyarihan na aking lakas at takbuhan
Jesus said to his disciples: I solemnly assure you, unless the grain
Poon, Ika'y puno ng kabutihan, of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains just a grain of
pastol Kang nagmamahal sa kawan wheat. But if it dies, it produces much fruit.
Inaakay sa luntiang pastulan; Tupa'y hanap Mo kung mawaglit
man The man who loves his life loses it, while the man who hates his
life in this world preserves it to life eternal.
(Music by: Nemy Que, SJ; Lyrics by: Danny Isidro, SJ;Arrangement: JC Uy)

If anyone would serve me, let him follow me; where I am, there will
Second Reading my servant be. Anyone who serves me, the Father will honor.
Revelation 7:9, 14-17
The Gospel of the Lord.
A reading from the Book of Revelation: Response: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

I, John, saw before me a huge crowd which no one could count

from every nation and race, people and tongue. They stood before
the throne and the Lamb, dressed in long white robes and holding
palm branches in their hands.

Then one of the elders said to me: “These are the ones who have
survived the great period of trial; they have washed their robes
and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

It was this that brought them before God’s throne; day and night
they minister to him in his temple; he who sits on the throne will
give them shelter. Never again shall they know hunger or thirst,
nor shall the sun or its heat beat down on them, for the Lamb on
the throne will shepherd them. He will lead them to springs of life-
giving water, and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

The Word of the Lord.

Response: Thanks be to God.

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