From the Desk of the Parish Priest: COMPASSION IN ACTION

Last February 28, 2016, our parish housing project for Yolanda victims in Brgy. San Antonio, Basey, Samar was finally turned-over. There were 48 beneficiaries with their respective families who happily accepted their pre-assigned house in the presence of Most Rev. Isabelo C. Abarquez, DD, the Bishop of Calbayog Diocese. The good bishop also presided theContinue reading “From the Desk of the Parish Priest: COMPASSION IN ACTION”

Meeting the God of Mercy with Fr. Jesus Galindo

We sat down with Fr. Jesus Galindo to talk about the Year of Mercy and its place in the lives of the parish of San Antonio. He shared with us his thoughts and hopes for the year and how we can all encounter God’s mercy throughout Lent and the rest of the year. Fr. JesusContinue reading “Meeting the God of Mercy with Fr. Jesus Galindo”

JOY IN THE CROSS By: Nelia B. Navarrete

“If anyone wishes to come after me, let him take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) This verse has been my inspiration and rallying cry ever since I became a widow some seven years back. Losing my lifetime partner and the father of my children was devastating and life shattering. My wholeContinue reading “JOY IN THE CROSS By: Nelia B. Navarrete”


Life’s crosses are a universal reality. Man is not spared from the crosses and trials of life. We all suffer in one form or another, whether rich or poor, young or old. However, the patients of Rizal Medical Center are worse off than most because of the two crosses of sickness and poverty that theyContinue reading “SEEING CHRIST IN ILLNESS AND POVERTY By: Barbie Lu Young”


Here is a quick look into the day-to-day crosses that a prison inmate carries: ACCOMMODATIONS The average size of a prison cell is about 30 square meters (about the size of a condo studio unit) Each cell usually houses about 50 people, sharing 1 bathroom. Beds are arranged in double decked and in some casesContinue reading “CARRYING THEIR CROSSES By: RJ Limpo”

From the desk of the PPC President

As we prepare for our Lenten journey, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Ministries who participated in our Buling Buling and Ash Wednesday Activities. The Performances staged by our different ministries surpassed what they did before and their efforts gave us a truly enjoyable evening. Thank you also to ourContinue reading “From the desk of the PPC President”


The morning of Saturday, 23 January, dawned cool and sunny.  With happy anticipation, the CCD (Continuing Catholic Development) level 7 Confirmation students and their teachers gathered early at the Parish Centre – it was the day of their 2016 annual Recollection.  After a full briefing on the day’s program from the teachers, and a prayerContinue reading “A DAY OF RECOLLECTION AND REFLECTION FOR CCD CONFIRMATION STUDENTS”

All Set for a Lifetime of Mercy and Compassion, By Gel Litton Falcon

After having known each other for 18 years, it was assumed by many that we knew everything about each other. But Alex and I really find that despite years of friendship, it was only since our wedding day on January 24 this year that our “true” comfortable selves surfaced. It was truly a turning pointContinue reading “All Set for a Lifetime of Mercy and Compassion, By Gel Litton Falcon”