December 1 Parish Update
Bless and Light Advent Wreath and Candles in your home, and be guided by the Family Advent Prayers.
Typhoon Relief Drive
We continue to appeal to your kind hearts for support for the recent Typhoon victims. Please see poster for details or call the Parish Office. Thank you and God bless you.
Pls. join us in Part 2 of the Advent Recollection series with Fr. Francis Gustilo, SDB, on Saturday, December 5, 4pm. It is first come first serve via Zoom but will be streamed on our FB page and Youtube channel. Please share and invite your family and friends to attend! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83929807659… Meeting ID: 839 2980 7659 Passcode: BELEN
The Vicariate Healing Rosary
for the World
The Social Communications Ministry of the 7 Parishes under the Vicariate Our Lady of Guadalupe together with our Vicariate Priests will lead us on praying the Holy Rosary on December 8, 2020, “Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception” at 9:00 PM. You may watch it live from the following participating parish’s Facebook Pages, just click on the links:
Santuario de San Antonio Parish,
St. John of the Cross Parish
Mary Mirror of Justice Parish
Mater Dolorosa Parish
Sta. Teresita Parish
St. John Mary Vianney Parish
National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Let us be together with the Blessed Mother Mary, the Immaculate Conception, on Tuesday night to pray as one nation for healing and protection. Like, Follow and Share this Good News to all!
In this week’s Parish Bulletin….
Light a Parol 2020
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Gifted to Give: Celebrating 500 Years of Faith
In 2021, we Filipinos will celebrate a significant milestone — 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. The new Liturgical Year begins on the first Sunday of Advent, with the theme — “Missio Ad Gentes,” or “Mission to the Nations” — which culminates a “nine-year journey for the New Evangelization” (CBCP).
Since 2012, the Catholic faithful of the Philippines have journeyed through the following themes: Year of Integral Faith Formation (2013); Year of the Laity (2014); Year of the Poor (2015); Year of the Eucharist and the Family (2016); Year of the Parish as a Communion of Communities (2017); Year of the Clergy and Religious (2018); Year of the Youth (2019); and the Year of Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Dialogue (2020).
This new Liturgical Year, we complete the pilgrimage with the theme, “Gifted to Give,” inspired by Matthew 10:8, wherein Jesus sent out His apostles into mission. The Filipinos have been blessed with a lively faith that has been sustained and has continued to grow for half a millennium. This coming year is a celebration of thanksgiving for this gift, which we have shared with many peoples through migrant Filipinos all over the world. Blessed with this gift, we are called to deeper faith and mission as a people.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule of celebrations has been changed and will now be a year-long celebration until 2022. The celebration will begin on April 17, 2021, in commemoration of the First Easter Sunday Mass in the Philippines on Limasawa island.
Throughout the year, we will not only look at our past in gratitude, but we will also look forward to the future as we are sent forth. As we nurture this gift of Faith, we pass it on to others — “to the coming generations of Filipinos and also to the other peoples in Asia and in the world. Jesus has come for the salvation of all peoples.” (Bishop Broderick Pabillo)
It’s the First Sunday of Advent and the start of a new Liturgical Year with Missio Ad Gentes as the theme. Read through the issue and learn more about the Hope this Season brings and how our guest contributors deal with being far from home during this pandemic. For more, click on the Parish Bulletin. May you have a blessed Advent! Enjoy the issue!
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