April 30, 2022 (Saturday)
Let us all remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
When it was evening, the disciples of Jesus went down to the sea, embarked in a boat, and went across the sea to
Capernaum. It had already grown dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea was stirred up because a strong wind
was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat,
and they began to be afraid. But he said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid.” They wanted to take him into the boat, but the boat immediately arrived at the shore to which they were heading.
The gospel talks about having faith in Jesus even in somewhat hopeless times. It was hard for the apostles to believe that it
was Jesus though He assured them that it was Him. But when they open their eyes and see, they have finally arrived to their
destination. It may seem impossible to see Christ in times of chaos but if we believe, we will be led to the right way even we
don’t notice or realize it. When we fail our tests in life, Jesus is telling us that we can still learn from it and claim the next
opportunity as ours. Now, we are invited to pray and see Jesus even in difficult times. We just got to have faith in Him and never doubt His plans. Am I still afraid with Jesus’ presence in my life?
Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “In De La Salle’s thinking, faith and zeal are inseparable, two dimensions of one spirit.” “Do not be afraid!”
these words of Jesus Christ tell us about faith. Today, in a world full of fear, anxiety and paralysis, we need to take that
powerful advice to heart and to “open wide the doors for Christ.” Let us allow ourselves to entrust our life to Jesus Christ and
be zealous in doing what he wants us to do.
MISSION PRAYER 2021 Year of Missio Ad Gentes CBCP
God, our loving Father, You sent your Son into the world to proclaim the Good News of Salvation to all: to sinners, the poor,
oppressed, the sick, the abandoned and neglected. He gave His life on the Cross for us and rose again to new life to redeem
us and reconcile us with you. You sent Your Holy Spirit to the Apostles to continue the work of Your Son and to lead all to
salvation. We thank you, Father, for bringing us from darkness into light. Through Your loving plan, 500 years ago,
missionaries came to our land to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus, Your Son, to our ancestors that made us Your people and the
Church. The gift of faith has accompanied us through both darkness and lights, defeats and victories of our history as Your
people. Our faith has become for us true light that shines in the darkness. Renew in us the grace of your Spirit that impels us
to be witnesses of Jesus, Your Son, to a world broken by greed, violence, injustice, sickness and suffering. May our faith bring
us to unity as your children to care for and love one another. May the Holy Spirit empower us to be proclaimers of the Good
News to our brothers and sisters in Asia and to all nations. Give us the sincere desire to help others to come to faith in the
Lord Jesus to share in Your joy and life. May the Blessed Mother, the Star of Evangelization, accompany us and pray for us as
we live and share our faith with others. May our strong love and devotion to her as our Mahal na Ina form us to be true
disciples and witnesses of Jesus to all, always ready to be sent, and to be obedient to whatever Jesus asks of us. We ask this
through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.
St. John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
St. Miguel Febres Cordero, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
C. (n.d.). Daily Gospel. Retrieved June 22, 2020, from c. Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved June 22, 2020, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp
Prepared by Bianca Louise T. Villaraza, DLSMHSI student, through the DLSMHSI Lasallian Mission and Linkages and
Advancement, Campus Ministry and Chaplaincy
Our Daily Lasallian Reflection and Prayer is DLSMHSI gift to the Lasallian family for the 2019 Celebration of the Year of
Vocation and Tercentenary celebration of the death of our founder SJBDLS.