PASSOVER SEDER MEAL By Cristina Teehankee

12It is the Lenten season once again and that time of the year where Parishioners offer sacrifices and thank our Almighty God, break bread and celebrate one of the oldest Hebrew Liturgical festival . . . the Passover Seder Meal. Fr. Reu Jose Galoy, OFM, Parish Priest in coordination with the Liturgical Committee headed by Edmund Lim, PPC Vice President and assisted by Crissy Castillo, invite families and friends to the celebration of the Passover Seder Meal on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, after the 6:00 PM Mass at the Parish Center Social Hall. The family of Rafael (Ai-Ai) Galvez, Head of the Extra-Ordinary Ministry of Holy Communion is this year’s lead family.
The celebration remembers the Passover night when God rescued the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt. Moses explains in Exodus 12:24-27 the significance of observing this perpetual Jewish ordinance as our way of showing our gratitude to our God Almighty for having passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when he struck down the Egyptians but sparing the Jewish houses.

Thus, the Seder Meal is the re-enactment of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt affirming God’s redemptive liberation of Israel from slavery and spiritual misery. The purpose of the Seder Meal and the directed conversation at table is to draw relationships between the Passover and important New Testament truths. It is vital that we recognize that Jesus was a faithful Jew who observed Judaic laws. It was within Judaism that Christianity was born and essential elements of Christian faith founded.

The Passover Seder Meal costs P500.00 per head. We can choose lamb, beef, chicken, or fish for our main dish. We invite all Ministry Heads, Members, Parishioners and friends to attend as part of our Parish Lenten activity. Do not miss this important celebration to understand better the roots of our faith. Reserve a table and bring the entire family! Register now at the Parish Office or your Ministry Head.