Celebrated every year on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to decay—a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and a Holy Day of Obligation. Read from this week’s parish bulletin…..
FAITHFULNESS TO CATHOLIC DEVOTIONS
by Letty Jacinto-Lopez
Ever experience one of those my-heart-is-singing-with-joy moments? My friend has. “I whispered to St. John Paul II, ‘pray with me and for me that God will bless my life with a grandchild.’” Heaven’s response came after three and a half days. “Mom! I’m pregnant,” announced her daughter. “Wow! That was quick!” I exclaimed. “Isn’t God amazing?” clapped my friend.
In my case, fear gripped me, first. I could not find a valuable set of keys. I searched in the usual places, twice, thrice, my heart racing, “Could I have moved it to another storage?” I was beginning to blame my erratic memory. Folding my hands, I closed my eyes and begun a private novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots. “Oh, Mama Mary, undo this knot for me.” That same night, I found the keys. I was literally gasping in disbelief. Could Mama Mary have been so worried for me to respond urgently to my request? I know, I know, this petition could have been raised to St. Anthony, but for some reason, the first person I thought of was Mama Mary. (Mind you, in my books, St. Anthony won’t be “dismissed” that easily). Read the full article…..
by Hannah Roa
Popular catholic devotions cannot be traced directly back to the ministry of Jesus and the practice of the Apostles. Most were developed gradually over the years and even centuries as people sought ways of living out their faith. They arose in response to the spiritual needs of the culture in which they take shape; the degree to which any particular devotion is practiced varies over time and according to the culture.
Popular catholic devotions are expressions of love and fidelity that arise from the intersection of one’s own faith, culture and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It enlivens and nurtures our Catholic faith, touching our hearts and allowing us to express our love of God. Read more…..
Santuario de San Antonio Parish Pre-Cana program, conducted by its Ministry of Family and Life are scheduled every 1st Saturday of the month. Register online, here, or with Susan at the Parish Office, 843-8830 to 31 #4 and provide your preferred schedule, individual full names, nicknames, contact numbers and email addresses. If your wedding is not going to be held at SSAP, pls. seek permission from the parish of your wedding venue before signing up for SSAP Pre-Cana.
Married couples interested in joining our team of facilitators to inspire engaged couples, may contact 09164402829. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with your spouse and enrich your marriage. Choose the module/s you’re interested in and a schedule from once a year, twice yearly, quarterly or monthly. Modules and training will be provided. Read more about this…..
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