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PRAY FOR THE MAY 2016 PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS.


PRAY FOR THE MAY 2016 PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS. VOTE WITH REASON NOT WITH EMOTION. VOTE WISELY. As a Catholic priest, I should not and do not want to speak about politics for it is not my task. However, I am aware of my and the Church’s task to proclaim and uphold social justice so as to promote and protect the dignity of the human person, moved by the love of God and of one’s neighbor. It is worthwhile to urge and remind all []

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER: GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY AND WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS.


4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER: GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY AND WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS This coming Sunday is the Good Shepherd Sunday, which is at the same time the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In the Gospel of the Mass (Jn 10:11–18), Jesus presents Himself as the Good Shepherd of His flock which is the entire human race, non-Christians included. As the Good Shepherd: He “lays down his life for the sheep”; He knows his flock and his flock knows him; []

HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1).”


HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1)”   The Sacred Paschal Triduum begins during which the Church solemnly celebrates the greatest mysteries of our redemption by means of special celebrations of the Last Supper (Holy Thursday), the Passion and Death of Our Lord (Good Friday), and His Glorious Resurrection (Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday).   On HOLY THURSDAY, we celebrate THE EVENING MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER during which three principal mysteries are commemorated, namely:   the institution of the []

REST IN PEACE AND PRAY FOR US, Sisters Anselm, Marguerite, Judit and Reginette!


REST IN PEACE AND PRAY FOR US, Sisters Anselm, Marguerite, Judit and Reginette (The martyred nuns of the Missionaries of Charity in Yemen)! Thank you for your loving example of total self-giving to God and to the service of the Church and of the poor! May the blood spilled by your martyrdom gain souls for Christ in heaven and peace among God’s children here on earth! Cordially inviting you to visit and like our FB page inwww.fb.com/CatholicsstrivingforHoliness or sign-up to our website,www.catholicsstrivingforholiness.com, []

FILIPINO CATHOLICS: YOU ARE A NEW DAWN OF HOPE! Papal Legate Praises Filipino Catholics’ Strong Faith and Urged Them to “Go To All The Corners Of The Earth” “to Be A Prophet To The Nations.”


FILIPINO CATHOLICS: YOU ARE A NEW DAWN OF HOPE! Papal Legate Praises Filipino Catholics’ Strong Faith and Urged Them to “Go To All The Corners Of The Earth” “to Be A Prophet To The Nations.” Dear kababayans, we have just witnessed the conclusion of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress and as a Filipino living outside the country, I just can’t help but thank God that all things went well during the congress and that there was a massive show of love and []

February 2: THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD


  February 2 THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD Happy feast of the Presentation of Our Lord! This feast was first observed in the Eastern Church as “The Encounter”. It would later be observed in the West during the 6th century, wherein in Rome, it acquires a more penitential character, whereas in Gaul (France) with solemn blessings and processions of candles, popularly known as “Candlemas”. The presentation of the Lord concludes the celebration of the Nativity and, with the offerings of the Virgin []