Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Maligayang Pasko!



"Mother Mary, lead me to the grotto of Bethlehem, so that I may contemplate the great and sublime event that took place in the silence of the most beautiful night the world has ever seen."
- Padre Pio

Note: The picture above is a Live Nativity Scene from Last Night's Misa de Aguinaldo (Christmas Eve Mass), it is a part of the 'Panunuluyan' or dramatization of the birth of Jesus before the Mass.

Maligayang Pasko!
Joyeux Noel! 
Merry Christmas to All!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Luke 1:39-45
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,
the infant leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,
cried out in a loud voice and said,
“Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

Credits: Father Stephen Cuyos

Friday, December 21, 2012

Padre Pio and the Infant Jesus


A photo of Padre Pio holding a small statue of the Infant Jesus at the Christmas Midnight Mass in San Giovanni Rotondo. Padre Pio said, "For the feast of the Infant Jesus, my wish for you is that your heart may be His cradle adorned with flowers where He can rest without the slightest discomfort."

St. Pio of Pietrelcina


Credits: Padre Pio Devotions

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gaudete Sunday


Gaudete Sunday is the name given to the 3rd Sunday of Advent. The name is taken from the words of the introit, Gaudete in Domino semper, "rejoice in the Lord always."


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Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Nanay!

Today is may late Nanay's birthday, I just attended the 6pm Holy Mass for the eternal repose of her soul. Four years had passed, but I still miss her very much..

Eternal Rest grant unto them her,
O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them her.
May they she rest in peace. Amen

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, make intercession for the Holy Church, protect the Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of God, obtain for us from thy most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen.

Source: Our Catholic Prayers

Sunday, December 9, 2012

2nd Sunday of Advent Gospel Reflection


John the Baptist heralded the Good News, and pointed the people in the right direction. Paul constantly sought to keep the early church on the right track. We need people like John and Paul to keep us focused on the things that truly matter—all of creation living in the love of God.
Luke 3:1-6

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Advent Prayer

Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan
you sent a messenger to prepare people's hearts
for the coming of your Son.
Help me to hear his words and repent of my sins,
so that I may clearly see the way to walk,
the truth to speak, and the life to live for Him,
our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mass Solemnity of Christ the King

St Pedro Calungsod in San Roque Cathedral

Last Nov 7, 2012 the image of the 2nd Filipino Saint, St. Pedro Calungsod which was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI and used in his canonization last October; visited San Roque Cathedral in Caloocan City.

My family and I were lucky enough to see his image and pray for his intercession.


St. Pedro Calungsod Pray for us!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Lay Eucharistic Minister

My late father Augusto used to be a Special Minister of the Eucharist before he had alzheimer's disease. Today, I was inspired when I saw during the Holy Mass one of his colleagues Bro Clem San Agustin; he was older than my Tatay but seeing him distributing Holy Communion uplifts my spirit and it reminds me of my Tatay.

At the age of 80+ Bro Clem is still very much active in his ministry and I was even amazed that he can still genuflect at his age! I had to admit that I prefer to bow rather genuflect, I ought to be ashamed of myself!

I know other Lay Eucharistic Ministers who are even younger but complains that they have arthritis that's they can't genuflect and they keep using that lame excuse so they won't be assigned to give Viaticum and are choosy about their mass schedules! Shame on them!

During the Holy Mass, I didn't ask anything for myself. I prayed that God will give Bro. Clem long life and that he will stay healthy so he can continue to serve the Lord and also that the church will have other Lay Eucharistic Ministers like him.

To Bro Clem, may your tribe increase! :)

Prayers for the Dead


Merciful Father,
hear our prayer and console us.
As we renew our faith in Your Son,
whom You raised from the dead,
strengthen our hope that all our departed brothers and sisters
will share in His resurrection,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Source: www.marypages.com

In Memory of Nanay and Tatay



On Nov 1st we visited my Nanay and Tatay's grave (Nanay and Tatay means mommy and daddy or mama and papa) in Marilao, Bulacan. We also paid a visit to my Grandfather and Auntie Dalia's grave.

My Nanay passed away on Oct 16, 2008 yet I still miss her terribly, while Tatay passed away only last March 21, 2012 and I still have to convince myself at certain times that he is gone. What I am now, I owe it to them. They took good care of me and my siblings, they gave us good education, give us food, clothing shelter, healthcare and most all they taught  us to be God fearing persons.

As we remember our departed loved ones let us not forget to say a short prayer not only form them but also for the other souls in purgatory even though we don't know them personally.

Just a short prayer for them:  Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and may Your perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Prayer for All Saints Day


Father, All-Powerful and ever-living God,
today we rejoice in the holy men and women
of every time and place.
May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: www.churchyear.net

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Gospel - Sept 2, 2012

"From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder,
adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly.All these evils come from within and they defile."

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Diocese of Caloocan 10th Anniversary/Feast of San Roque

Some Pics During the 10th Anniversary of the Diocese of Caloocan last August 16, 2012 which is also the Feast Day of it's Patron Saint St. Roch (San Roque)



My youngest son Uriel


San Roque




During the Mass


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

An Offering to Mary

A Beautiful Prayer card from Turn Back to God

This blog has been dormant for quite sometime because I'm very busy with my work, when I have time I will try to update it as often as I can.