Parish Priest's Advent Message
Dear parishioners, pilgrims and devotees of St. Peregrine,
As we heard the “Maranatha, Come O Lord” from the 1st letter of Paul to the Corinthians 16:22 and the hymn familiar to us “O come, O come Emmanuel” reminds us of the season of Advent, a time traditionally marked for remembering the preparation and consecration prior to the coming of the Messiah. It is also identified by the church as the beginning of Christmas celebration with a time of reflection and expectation.
The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival” which reminds us of the anticipation and expectation by the people of Israel for their messiah and promised king, wherein people should be ready to embrace their king when he appeared. They emphasize the need for the holy living and obedience to God’s law. This season of preparation was all by God’s design.
As we see inside the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine and all the Catholic churches, basilicas and shrines, the display of a wreath, its circle reminds us of God himself, eternal and endlessly merciful. It is evergreen – reminding us of the hope of eternal life.
We, men and women have tasted of His first-coming as Savior, experiencing His forgiving grace and saving power. So, too, must never lose sight of, nor lessen the value of the basic tenet of His second coming. Then, as now, reminding one another of Christ’s promise to return is not only a strengthening message of hope, but also an admonition to holy living and righteous and joyful expectation of His potential revelation in glory.
As we feel the happenings of our days such as tragedy, uncertainty, illness, war and terrorism, let us, as a church, arise to have renewed hope and expectancy. In this Advent season, may the parishioners of St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine be even more encouraged, hopeful, purposeful looking for healing and with passion for the second Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ.
May our lives, our thoughts and our words reflect our desire for the soon-coming return of Jesus our glorious King!
Rev. Fr. Pascual Ma. Salas, OSM
St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine and Parish
DAILY MASS SCHEDULE
|Monday||6:00AM (T)||6:30PM (E)|
|Tuesday||6:00AM (T)||12:00NN (E)||6:30PM (E)|
|Wednesday||6:00AM (T)||12:00NN (E)||6:30PM (E)|
|Thursday||6:00AM (T)||12:00NN (E)||6:30PM (E)|
|Friday||6:00AM (T)||6:30PM (E)|
|Saturday||6:00AM (T)||7:00PM (E)|
(T) Tagalog Mass (E) English Mass
Holy Hour every First Friday at 5:00PM
Marian Dawn Procession every Saturday at 5:00AM
Feast Day: Every First Sunday of May
Confession: Monday – Friday 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Baptism: Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 AM
HEALING MASS SCHEDULE
|Every Sunday||2:30PM (T)|
|Every Tuesday||6:30PM (E)|
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE
|6:00AM (T)||7:30AM (E)||9:00AM (T)||10:30AM (T)|
|2:30PM (T)||4:30PM (T)||6:00PM (E)||7:30PM (T)|
Wedding Mass – by appointment
Anointing of the Sick – by appointment
Blessings – by appointment
Funeral Mass – by appointment
Please contact the Parish Office.
BLESSED JEROME OF SANT’ ANGELO IN VADO
Blessed Jerome was born in Sant’ Angelo in Vado, Italy, at the beginning of the fifteenth century. While still a youth, he entered the Servite monastery in his native town, and after completing his studies he returned there as a priest.
Jerome is best known for his love of silence and solitude, his spirit of prayer, and his ability as a spiritual director. He died about 1468 and his cult was approved by Pius VI in 1775.
In the hearts of those who discern, wisdom makes her home.
Jerome was born at the beginning of the fifteenth century in Sant’Angelo in Vado, ltaly. His deeply Christian parents reared him in the fear of God.
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