Monthly Archives: June 2014

Singing parishioners repair church

JUBAN, Sorsogon, June 30, 2014 – The faithful knocked on doors and sang to repair their church, which has stood the test of time in this coastal town. The result? A refurbished look that calls to mind iconic churches in Italy and Iberia. Restored through fundraising efforts conceptualized and conducted by parishioners, St. Anthony Parish Church in Juban, located in the southwestern part of Sorsogon, now enjoys what is arguably an unparalleled “facelift”.

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Make your hearts sacred like Jesus’—priest

MAKATI, June 30, 2014—“Make your hearts sacred like His.” A girl lovingly touches an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus enshrined within a church in Makati dedicated to it. (Photo: Raymond A. Sebastián) This message summed up a priest’s sermon for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Friday, June 27, at the National Shrine in San Antonio Village dedicated in its honor. “Every time we commit sin, we pierce the Heart of Jesus,” Sacred

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Thousands ‘flood’ Baclaran feast

Parañaque City, June 30, 2014—Heat and occasional drizzle aside, Baclaran’s National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help welcomed thousands of eager devotees from different parts of the country and abroad who packed the church beyond capacity Friday, June 27, for the beloved patroness’ much-awaited feast. Rose garden? Not quite: Baclaran Church turned into a rose garden Friday, June 27, on the feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help as devotees

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Gospel singers to perform for disaster survivors

PASIG City, June 30, 2014—St. Paul College Pasig, Tanging Yaman Foundation, and Jesuit Communications Foundation (JesCom) join forces to bring to the public the music of Bukas Palad Music Ministry in a benefit concert on Saturday, July 5, 5:30 p.m., at St. Paul College Pasig‘s Bishop Frederick Z. Rooker Auditorium. Billed “Huwag Kang Mangamba”, the concert seeks to raise much needed funds for the music group’s ongoing outreach efforts in

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Lipa prelate speaker at Marian confab

MAKATI City, June 30, 2014—In an open letter the faithful, Lipa Archbishop Ramón C. Argüelles invites the faithful to take part in a Marian talk he is set to give on July 5. “As the Church in the Philippines prepares for the fifth centennial of the implantation of the seeds of the Faith in the archipelago in 2021, the more reason ‘Pueblo amante de María’ [People in love with Mary] needs to reflect with those interested in the role of Mary

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Caceres seminary classes start, ‘major’ changes announced

CACERES, June 30, 2014 — For the formal opening of the academic school year for Caceres seminaries, more than 200 seminarians gathered for the mass of the Holy Spirit last June 9, Monday, where some ‘major’ changes in seminary life were announced. During the Eucharistic celebration, Caceres Vicar General Msgr. Rodel Cajot, P.C. gave everyone an idea of the changes for the school year, which included not just new assignments but

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‘Follow the One you love’ – prelate to new nuns

CACERES, June 27, 2014 – Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona gave on May 24 a special message to six newly-professed nuns, telling them to “follow the One you love.” “When you fall in love, you are bound to follow the one you love. Love is all about fidelity, and this love is persevering,” Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona told the new Missionaries of Charity sisters during their recent profession at the Immaculate Conception

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Cardinal Rosales: Accept Christ 100%

PARAÑAQUE City, June 26, 2014—A prelate’s recent sermon centered on the duty of every faithful to accept Jesus in all His mysteries. Addressing his audience in Filipino, he emphasized, “True Christians must accept the whole Christ, not just the Christ in glory, but also the Christ in His Passion.” Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales (Photo: CBCP News) Manila Archbishop Emeritus Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, who was at the National Shrine of Our

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‘Prayer warriors’ renew call to scrap pork

MANILA, June 26, 2014—Banging on heaven’s gate, members of an ecumenical anti-corruption group held a “National Day of Prayer and Vigilance” Wednesday, June 25, at the Plaza Miranda in Quiapo in a bid to get the much-slammed pork barrel junked. “We are confident that by doing this, we can send a message that the government that harbors robbers of people’s fund could no longer deceive us,” said Fr. Ben Alforque, MSC, convenor of Church

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‘Blood-giving’ to mark Sacred Heart feast

MANILA, June 26, 2014—The Jesuit-run Catholic Chaplaincy of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), in cooperation with the PGH Blood Bank, is scheduled to have its regular blood drive on Friday, June 27, in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The blood drive, dubbed “Dugo Mula sa Puso”, which literally translates to “Blood from One’s Heart”, is now on its fourth season. It aims

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