History of Holy Week

Palm Sunday Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entrance of Christ into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9), when palm branches were placed in His path, before His arrest on Holy Thursday and His Crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent, and the week in which Christians celebrate theContinue reading “History of Holy Week”

PASSOVER SEDER MEAL By Cristina Teehankee

It is the Lenten season once again and that time of the year where Parishioners offer sacrifices and thank our Almighty God, break bread and celebrate one of the oldest Hebrew Liturgical festival . . . the Passover Seder Meal. Fr. Reu Jose Galoy, OFM, Parish Priest in coordination with the Liturgical Committee headed byContinue reading “PASSOVER SEDER MEAL By Cristina Teehankee”


SSAP PAPAL MASS DELEGATION UPDATE For those who have registered to join us for the Papal Mass in Luneta, we plan to meet at SSAP at 3AM on Sunday, January 18 and go to Luneta at 4AM sharp and wait it out until the 4pm mass. Pls. click and read this Primer-for-the-Papal-Mass carefully for specificContinue reading “SSAP DELEGATION PLANS FOR PAPAL VISIT”


An ecumenical thanksgiving service and dinner was celebrated November 23 at the Holy Trinity Church, Mckinley Road., Forbes Park. The event was sponsored by Santuario de San Antonio Church, Union Church of Manila and the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity. Officiants of the thanksgiving service were Pastor Charlie Pridmore, Fr. Reu Jose C. Galoy,Continue reading “ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING 2014”


On Sunday Nov. 2, on the feast of All Souls Day, the CORO DE SAN ANTONIO would like to honor all its members and their relatives who have died since its inception in 1962. The CORO has been blessed with members who had, literally, life-long commitments. To prove this, some members have passed on toContinue reading “CORO DE SAN ANTONIO HONORS ITS DEAD by Amelita Guevara”


Archdiocese of Manila’s Chief Exorcist, Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia The Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism (AMOE) was established in 2006 in order to address the growing number of cases who need liberation from extraordinary demonic attacks/bondages. Exorcism and Deliverance falls under the Ministry of the Sick. The whole thrust of this ministry is toContinue reading “EXORCISM AND THE MINISTRY OF LIBERATION”

2nd Living Rosary at SSAP By Karen C. Limpe

In celebration of the month of the Holy Rosary, CWL hosted another Living Rosary last October 17 at the main church. The Living Rosary is a very beautiful practice which began in Lyon, France in 1826 by Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot. It is a powerful devotion dedicated to Our Lady and Her Immaculate Heart. Our parishContinue reading “2nd Living Rosary at SSAP By Karen C. Limpe”

October at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

The Silver Society held its regular monthly celebration Oct. 11 at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Holy mass was presided by Fr. Baltazar ‘Tasang’ Obico, OFM. A sumptuous merienda spread was provided for everyone by the Society’s October celebrants Fredy Consunji, Lita Ascalon and Marrot Moreno. The Silver Society celebrates the HolyContinue reading “October at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto”

Blessing of Animals from americancatholic.org by Kevin E. Mackin, O.F.M.

Fr. Efren(EJ) Jimenez, OFM blesses a dog during St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day last Oct. 4. The blessing of pets is an annual tradition of the parish. A procession of animals, everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses, is led to churches for a special ceremony called the Blessing of Pets.Continue reading “Blessing of Animals from americancatholic.org by Kevin E. Mackin, O.F.M.”