A Taste of Silence By Conchitina S. Bernardo

A Taste of Silence By Conchitina S. Bernardo A letter was sent to me by Nanise Gonewai, a native of the island of Fiji, now an active parishioner and member of Contemplative Outreach Philippines. Permit me to share: Dear Chita, When you had asked me to share my reflections and thoughts on “ GRATITUDE” forContinue reading “A Taste of Silence By Conchitina S. Bernardo”


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”


To kick off the new CCD (Continuing Catholic Development) school year, 2015- 2016, CCD organized a special workshop for its teachers last August 08, 2015, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Parish Center. In the light of our fast-paced age of technology and digital world, which our students have lived in since birthContinue reading “CCD TEACHERS’ WORKSHOP By Marga Gregorio”

CCD-TOPS Feeding Outreach By Marga Gregorio

For two Saturday mornings, April 18 and 25, the level 6-8 students of the CCD program engaged in another outreach activity. The beneficiary was the community of the TAHANAN OUTREACH PROJECTS AND SERVICES (TOPS), located in Sta. Ana Manila area where the children travelled to. TOPS is a pioneer organization dedicated in assisting street children,Continue reading “CCD-TOPS Feeding Outreach By Marga Gregorio”

CCD-BINHI Outreach Activity By Marga Gregorio

Saturday, March 21, from 9:00am to 12:00 noon,  CCD engaged in its second outreach activity for this school year 2014-2015. It was held in the Convento gardens of Santuario de San Antonio. The beneficiaries were the “BINHI” children, between the ages of 4 – 6, from the convent of the Rosalie Rendu Development Center, Daughters ofContinue reading “CCD-BINHI Outreach Activity By Marga Gregorio”

Overseas Filipinos Never Forget the Poor Town They Are From by CCD-SSAP

Overseas Filipinos Never Forget the Poor Town They Are From A Pilgrimage Site is Born A story of faith, loyalty and tireless idealism After the visit of Pope Francis, I could not help but reflect on the fact that if other countries have the Olympics and the World Soccer Cup, here in the Philippines, weContinue reading “Overseas Filipinos Never Forget the Poor Town They Are From by CCD-SSAP”


CCD (Continuing Catholic Development), the Catechism Ministry of the Parish of Santuario de San Antonio, resumed classes for its 2014 -2015 school year last Wednesday, August 27. To set the pace and to help them prepare for and meet the challenges ahead, the CCD teachers held their annual workshop last Saturday, August 23. As oneContinue reading “A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR CCD TEACHERS – “Understanding by Design””

“Confirmation 2014” by Rachelle Wenger

Another year has passed, another batch of students have patiently attended their CCD (Continuing Catholic Development) classes and finally have reaffirmed their Catholic vows and received the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation. I still vividly recall how on the first day of the school year, I was nervous as to how to teachContinue reading ““Confirmation 2014” by Rachelle Wenger”