The Seventh Commandment: “Thou Shall Not Steal” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

The 7th Commandment of the Decalogue — found in Exodus 20:15 and Deuteronomy 5:19 —  is formulated in the negative form as “Thou shall not steal.”  “Respect the goods of others” can be one of its positive formulations. Some Biblical scholars say that because of the peculiar grammatical construction in Hebrew, this Commandment “does notContinue reading “The Seventh Commandment: “Thou Shall Not Steal” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

Finding Joy in Celebrating Christmas with my Parish Community by Johan Ferrer

I always look forward to our Parish events, such as the Buling-Buling, Easter and the Parish Fiesta, and most especially the Christmas Activities. Aside from the Misa de Gallo and the parties, there are also recollections, outreach programs, and the many ways of giving by the different ministries. I attended the PGH Ministry’s gift-giving onContinue reading “Finding Joy in Celebrating Christmas with my Parish Community by Johan Ferrer”

Tidings of Joy: Christmas Party 2017 By Kristine Anne D.C. Balza, SSAP College Scholar

This year’s Christmas party was a blast! It started with a Holy Mass presided by Fr. Reu Galoy, OFM. Some current SSAP scholars joined their voices in singing for the Lord as the choir for the Mass. The Mass concluded with a message of joy. After that, the program proper started. Balloons accented with white,Continue reading “Tidings of Joy: Christmas Party 2017 By Kristine Anne D.C. Balza, SSAP College Scholar”

From the Desk of the Parish Priest, Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy, OFM

Dear Co-Pilgrims: Peace and well-being! The general theme of our Parish Bulletin (PB) for this month is COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP. Our simple operational definition of leadership is: it’s a process by which an individual influences others in ways that help attain organizational goals. It involves the practice of decision-making, as well as communicating with, motivating, selectingContinue reading “From the Desk of the Parish Priest, Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy, OFM

Beyond Mere Funding by Mert Loinaz & Millette Ocampo

Since its inception in 1996, the SSAP Scholarship Program has graduated 986 scholars, the primary funding source being proceeds from the annual Francisfest concert. With the objective of helping indigent students learn skills that will help them obtain employment as quickly as possible, primary target beneficiaries are those who want to enrol in two-year vocationalContinue reading “Beyond Mere Funding by Mert Loinaz & Millette Ocampo

YSA BALL 2016: THROWBACK TO DECADES PAST by Reg Galvez

Last April 30 from 6PM-12MN, the Santuario de San Antonio Social Halls were lit as we had the annual YSA Ball 2016 with the theme, “Throwback to Decades Past.” This was a charity event for the benefit of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and it also served as a community bonding effort for all theContinue reading “YSA BALL 2016: THROWBACK TO DECADES PAST by Reg Galvez”

THE JOY OF CHURCH USHERING By Nena Veloso-Mewshew

In 2012, I was representing the CWL SSAP Chapter when Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM, the incumbent parish priest appointed me to chair the Hospitality Ministry, which was never occupied before. I learned that ushering our parishioners in Church is a calling of the Lord. Since then, I spent 8 hrs. in Church every Sunday toContinue reading “THE JOY OF CHURCH USHERING By Nena Veloso-Mewshew”

EVERYTHING IS YOURS, O LORD by Isabel A. Abella

In the Franciscan poverty of St. Anthony, I, a member of the order of the Secular Franciscan, give everything to the Lord for nothing is my own, but the Lord’s. God created us to love, to serve him and one another and all creations. Serving our parish the past four decades was indeed a privilege,Continue reading “EVERYTHING IS YOURS, O LORD by Isabel A. Abella”