“Feast of the Lord’s Baptism” by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM

NEW LIFE WITH CHRIST Incorporation into the Church and Sharing in the Trinitarian Life In baptism, we are made “beloved children” of the Father. The word padrino or ninong comes from the church-religious vocabulary to mean godparents, someone who will assist the parents of the child in order that the baptized child grows to beContinue reading ““Feast of the Lord’s Baptism” by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM”

“I was in prison and you visited me…” Matthew 25:37

This Sunday is the end of National Correctional Consciousness (NACOCO) Week a national celebration held in correctional institutions across the country. For one week, the inmates through their supporters hold activities among themselves and for their families and friends. In our parish the Prison Ministry would like to take this opportunity to share with youContinue reading ““I was in prison and you visited me…” Matthew 25:37”

“Manifestation of God (in our Beloved Pope and in Us)” (Mt. 2:1-12), by Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM

Jesus is now the evident manifestation of the Father who wants to share His unconditional love and faithfulness with all of us. This first Sunday of the year is designated by our Church as the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. This means the manifestation of our God to us. How did this revelationContinue reading ““Manifestation of God (in our Beloved Pope and in Us)” (Mt. 2:1-12), by Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM”

“A BLESSED New Year (2014) to all!” by Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM

Isang makakalikasan at makatarungang Bagong Taon sa lahat! Mabuhay ang pamilyang Filipino! When people treasure life than despise it, when people affirm and speak values to one another, when people know they are brothers and sisters, and they keep looking for reasons to have faith in God, then family life becomes a solid place forContinue reading ““A BLESSED New Year (2014) to all!” by Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM”

“The Birth of Jesus: An Embodiment of God’s Humility”, by Fr. Reu Galoy, OFM

Simply put, our salvation is not exclusively dependent on the divine initiative in the sense that we are completely passive recipients of this salvation. God saves humanity only through their cooperation and fidelity. It is quite difficult to think of a God who is almighty and powerful yet humble in many ways. As human beingsContinue reading ““The Birth of Jesus: An Embodiment of God’s Humility”, by Fr. Reu Galoy, OFM”

“3rd Sunday of Advent: Rejoice, the God is Near”, by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM

Real joy is no longer linked with possession of some object. Rather it is God coming in history that is the reason for rejoicing. Nothing can tarnish this joy; not even suffering and trial. Introduction The latest count is around 6 thousand dead, some 1700 missing and 20,000 families still in evacuation centers. The wholeContinue reading ““3rd Sunday of Advent: Rejoice, the God is Near”, by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM”

“Conversion: Being Shaken To Our Authentic Identity In God,” by Fr. Robert Manansala

Conversion is a journey towards who we really are before the Lord, to our authentic identity in God: Sinful yet Beloved! The German Jesuit priest Fr. Alfred Delp, who wrote powerful meditations from prison on “the spiritual meaning and lessons of Advent” before being martyred by the Nazis in a Nazi death camp in 1945,Continue reading ““Conversion: Being Shaken To Our Authentic Identity In God,” by Fr. Robert Manansala”

“Solemnity of Christ The King: The King Who Saves”, By Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM

The underlying spirituality here is despite our wickedness and misgivings, the love of Christ will always be overflowing in us. But like the repentant thief in the gospel, we need to recognize in faith the kingship of Jesus and His holy operations and intents. We celebrate this Sunday the Solemnity of Christ the King. TheContinue reading ““Solemnity of Christ The King: The King Who Saves”, By Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM”

“Sustaining Hope in Time of Terrible Loss”, by Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM

Sustaining hope in time of terrible loss is a great virtue. It directs our attention that there is greater truth in God, creation must be respected and awed and must be seen as sustainers of life. Vivid images of tragedy come crossing my mind as I write this reflection – powerful wind, uprooting trees, wipingContinue reading ““Sustaining Hope in Time of Terrible Loss”, by Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM”

“God of The Living: A challenge to re-frame our humanity”, by Fr. Reu Galoy, OFM

Enhance your life every day by pondering that life shares God’s life. Place your hope on immortality, not on fears your ego has over extinction, but on an understanding of your true inner being.– Michael R. Kent Fear of the unknown is something we have to reckon with. The easy way to cope with thisContinue reading ““God of The Living: A challenge to re-frame our humanity”, by Fr. Reu Galoy, OFM”