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”

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

Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary by Clarisse Gomez

The greatest message of love in our modern age did not come from tales of world leaders or testimonies of famous men. Rather, it emerged from the spiritual life of a young Polish girl named Helena Kowalska. She came from a poor family, and although she felt called to the religious vocation, she couldn’t forContinue reading “Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary by Clarisse Gomez

The Solemnity of the Divine Mercy by Dennis Montecillo

In this edition, we feature two timely articles featuring important events in the Catholic Church – the Feast of the Divine Mercy (April 23), and the Feast of St. Mark (April 25). Clarisse Gomez does a wonderful job of providing us with a synopsis of the life of Sister Maria Faustina, and how Jesus appearedContinue reading “The Solemnity of the Divine Mercy by Dennis Montecillo

How First Holy Communion Will Change My Life by Emma Georgina C. Ramos

First Holy Communion will change my life because Jesus will travel into my body and he will guide me wherever I go. Since Jesus is now with me, I need to behave. I must follow The Ten Commandments and do lots of works of mercy! As I receive Jesus’ body and blood, I will praiseContinue reading “How First Holy Communion Will Change My Life by Emma Georgina C. Ramos

BEARERS OF GOD’S VICTORIOUS LOVE by Nancy S. Gonewai

This Lenten Season, I feel distinctly blessed to attend not one but three very special and very different Recollections and talks. The speakers from the clergy and from the laity spoke on FORGIVENESS, HUMILITY, on FAST, ABSTINENCE, ALMSGIVING and PENANCE. Being from different backgrounds, their presentations of their subjects were uniquely their own but withContinue reading “BEARERS OF GOD’S VICTORIOUS LOVE by Nancy S. Gonewai