Called to Become a Child-Friendly Community, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for Feast of Señior Sto. Niño By Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy

The pastoral visit of Pope Francis to our country is indeed a blessing – a once in a blue moon opportunity especially for those who cannot afford to go and visit the Vatican City in Rome. I wonder who are those who will have the chance to get closer to the Pope and those whoContinue reading “Called to Become a Child-Friendly Community, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for Feast of Señior Sto. Niño By Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy”

“Feast of the Lord’s Baptism: New Life in Christ, Incorporation into the Faith Community”, a Sunday Reflection by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM

Introduction: The word padrino or ninong comes from the church religious vocabulary to mean godparents, someone who assist the parents of the child in order that the baptized child grows up to be a mature Christian. They serve as second parents to their godchild that the latter should grow into Christian discipleship. The word padrinoContinue reading ““Feast of the Lord’s Baptism: New Life in Christ, Incorporation into the Faith Community”, a Sunday Reflection by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM”

Health Care Ministry Gives to Rizal Medical Center by Chuchi Quevedo

Despite the announcement that no classes and no government offices would open due to Typhoon Ruby, the Health Care Ministry members did not mind getting a little wet last Dec. 9. Accompanied by their spiritual adviser Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM, they went ahead with their plan to distribute 150 ecobags to the Pedia Ward, Medicine,Continue reading “Health Care Ministry Gives to Rizal Medical Center by Chuchi Quevedo”

“Rejoice in the Lord Always” A Sunday Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent B by Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM

A visiting tourist left his hotel room on a Sunday morning, looking for a church. He approached a policeman and asked him for directions to the nearest church. He thanked the policeman for the information and was about to walk off when he turned and asked, “Chief, why have you recommended that particular church? ItContinue reading ““Rejoice in the Lord Always” A Sunday Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent B by Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM”

“Echoes of God’s Love” Book Launching

November 30, 2014, Saturday, marked a milestone in the life of SSAP guest friar priest, Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM. He launched his first book, Echoes of God’s Love (Homilies for Liturgical Cycle B) at the packed St. Bonaventure Room. The room was filled with parishioners, Franciscans, seminarians, family and friends, who came to show theirContinue reading ““Echoes of God’s Love” Book Launching”

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE (CWL) ADVENT RECOLLECTION

The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) held its yearly advent recollection with Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM as facilitator. Fr. Robert spoke on advent spirituality to the CWL members, and reminded them that the spirit of advent helps us to live a Christ-like life and to share with others the Christ we have received. Fr. Robert explainedContinue reading “CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE (CWL) ADVENT RECOLLECTION”

“JOHN THE BAPTIST AS ADVENT COMPANION,” A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B) By Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM

Introduction: There is something in the Christmas season that the Church has difficulty dealing with;the preparatory character of Advent to Christmas. This ambiguity is seen here in the Church as two contrasting colors, signifying contrasting moods juxtaposed here. We have the bright colors of Christmasand the sober purple of advent. I think the Church hasContinue reading ““JOHN THE BAPTIST AS ADVENT COMPANION,” A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B) By Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM”

A SECOND CHRISTMAS, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT By Fr. Serge Santos, OFM

Our pilgrim church is a strategist. Why so? Let’s take a look. Last Sunday we celebrated the Feast of Christ the King, which declares that our Lord Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. This really means Christ rules the world and the universe and the Controller of our lives and Mother Earth. Today we celebrate the First SundayContinue reading “A SECOND CHRISTMAS, A SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT By Fr. Serge Santos, OFM”

SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION, CHRIST THE KING By Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy, OFM

Today marks the closing of the church’s liturgical year with the celebration of the feast of Christ the King. Jesus came as our Good Shepherd and entrusted us to one another. When he comes again at the end-time, we shall come face to face with him and see our worth through his eyes and fromContinue reading “SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION, CHRIST THE KING By Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy, OFM”

“You are God’s Building.” SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION By Fr. Jesús Galindo, OFM for Dedication of the Lateran Basilica A

Business and religion have always gone together. They did in the time of Jesus and they do so now—with a slight difference: In Jesus’ time, they brought business to the temple; now, we bring the temple to business centers (malls, banks, government offices, etc.). Fund-raising activities are a usual occurrence in most parishes. Attached toContinue reading ““You are God’s Building.” SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION By Fr. Jesús Galindo, OFM for Dedication of the Lateran Basilica A”