A young man was picking up starfish on the beach and flinging them back into the sea. An old man, who noticed him, asked why he was doing it. The youth responded that the starfish would die if left until the morning sun. “But what difference can you make when there are millions of starfish in this long beach?” the man continued, ” The young man looked at the starfish in his hand, threw it to the water, and replied, “It will make a difference to this one.”
One of the problems facing the Church today is the attitude of indifference towards our Faith, regarding it as irrelevant for our lives. Many Catholics have distanced themselves from the Church. They do not accept many of her teachings: they think they need to kill; or they want to change her stand on Matrimony. Many call themselves Catholics, but their lives are a far cry from the Christian ideal. Read the full article from this week’s Parish Bulletin>>>>>
In Solidarity with Parish-Mandated Organizations to Build the Catholic Community in the Philippines
Last week the Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Manila has requested all the faithful under his care to intensify our solidarity with the victims of EJK by the pealing of bells starting Sept 14, Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. As expected there are parishioners who feel edgy about such politicized act as it will help in the destabilization of the present government. Even as they are fully supportive of this government, some people are reluctant it may unknowingly facilitate the return to power of the “yellow” administration. Here is a concrete example not only of the political reality which is in fear of yellow restoration, but also a glaring indication of a disconnect between faith & politics; between one’s personal beliefs and ecclesial communion. There are Parishioners who are active in the parish, regular church-goers, daily communicants but at the same time indifferent or supportive of the killing; some of like to see the pealing of bells as political destabilization rather than a proclamation of the sanctity of life; we cannot help but conclude that interest in the partisan politics is more important than communion with the church & teachings of the Gospel. Read more from page 3>>>>>
MBMG – SSAP CHAPTER: IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR MOTHER ORGANIZATION
TO BUILD THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN THE PHILIPPINES
by Maloy Luchango / Mariza V del Rossario
COMMUNITY – SSAP AND MBMG -WHO WE ARE
The SSAP – Mother Butler Mission Guilds (SSAP-MBMG) is a Parish-mandated organization, invited in 2012 by the Parish Priest to serve as part of the Worship Ministry to help care for the small altar linens used for the solemn Eucharistic celebrations.
Our common membership in the MBMG binds our service to the community. Composed of 25 members from different units of the MBMG / Manila Chapter — some who have been members for over 20 (some even 50) years – we are divided into 5 teams, to care for the linens. Read from Page 4>>>>>
CWL SANTUARIO DE SAN ANTONIO PARISH:
In Solidarity with the Catholic Women’s League of the Philippines, Inc.
To Build the Catholic Community in the Philippines
by Betty Go Roxas-Chua
CWL Archdiocese of Manila President 2016-2018
The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) is one of the best structured lay organization of women that work closely with and in support of the Catholic Church. It starts with a Parish Based Unit, grouped together under a Vicarial Unit. Several Vicariates are put together under a Diocesan Unit/Archdiocesan Unit and all the Dioceses and Archdioceses come together under the National Unit called CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. The CWL Santuario de San Antonio Parish, together with Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Sta. Teresita Parish, Mater Dolorosa Parish, Mary Mirror of Justice Parish, St. John Mary Vianney Parish and St. John of the Cross Parish, all seven Units belong to the Vicariate of Our Lady of Guadalupe and 13 such Vicariates belong to the Archdiocese of Manila. Read from Page 5>>>>>
The Fraternity of St. Anthony, of the Third Order of St. Francis, was established in the Church of Santuario de San Antonio Parish, Forbes Park, Makati City on March 18, 1979 by His Eminence, Jaime Cardinal Sin, Archbishop of Manila. The Permission of the Ordinary and the Authorization of the Superior of the Franciscan Order was given at the Convent of the Venerable Third Order in Sampaloc, Manila, 20th February 1979 and signed by Fr. Silvestre Murillo, OFM, Vicar of St. Gregory Vicariate and Fr. Bernardine T. Leones, OFM Commissary of the Third Order. Continue on Page 6>>>>>
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.
Please read through the information provided in our Parish Services page before sending your inquiries to the following individuals:
For WEDDING & CRYPT services c/o Susan – email@example.com
For FUNERAL CHAPEL & PARISH CENTER services c/o Alice – firstname.lastname@example.org
For BAPTISM services – email@example.com
For Parish Bulletin Ads: Marilou – firstname.lastname@example.org