St. Peregrine Animators Marks 8th Year Anniversary January 22, 2018 - January 21, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Mary Madelynn Cruz. The St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish’s Children and Youth Animators marked their 8th anniversary this year. SYAW and SKAW which stands for Servite Youth/Children Animators of the Word was created in the 3rd week of January by their Spiritual Director, Fr. Ador Javier having the same date in celebrating the Feast of Sto. Nino.
Commision on Youth – “Unite” January 21, 2018 - January 20, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Mary Madelynn Cruz. The St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish’s Commission on Youth held a General Assembly catering to the 2018 Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons and launching of “UNITE” which was formerly known as the “Tambay sa Bahay ni Peregrino” - a monthly gathering of the youth for fellowship and woship.
“Commitment is not a Job, But a Vocation” Servites Celebrates Family Day January 6, 2018 - January 06, 2018 – Tunasan, Muntinlupa/ Sis. Cleotilde Bulan. The Order of the Servants of Mary – Philippine Vicariate celebrated their Family Day today, January 6 at the Parkhomes subdivision covered court. Attended by almost 200 OSM family members from 19 communities of friars and seminarians, nuns and lay groups from Tunasan, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Cavite, Lucban, […]
St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Starts 2018 With Mary, Mother of God January 1, 2018 - January 1, 2018 – St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. With the parish priest, Rev Fr Pascual “Aloy” Ma. Salas, OSM presiding, and Rev Fr Leonard Ma Guiang, OSM and Rev Fr Waren Ma. Campilan, OSM concelebrating, the parish community welcomed the new year 2018 with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist for the Solemnity of […]
350 Families Receives Gift Packs on Parish’s Christmas Gift-giving December 29, 2017 - December 29, 2017 – St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Hall. Under the leadership of the parish priest, Rev Fr Pascual Ma. Salas, OSM and with the efforts of the Commission on Services to Human Promotion headed by Sis. Cora Hizon, in cooperation with members of the St. Peregrine Livelihood & Educational Foundation (SPLEFI), Mother Butlers Guild, […]
Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine December 27, 2017 - December 24, 2017, Christmas Eve – St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Presided by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Pascual “Aloy” Ma. Salas, OSM, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Leonard Ma. Guiang, OSM, Rev. Fr. Waren Ma. Campilan, OSM and Rev. Fr. Albert Ma. Tulang, OSM, the Midnight Mass for Christmas Eve went underway at 9 o’clock […]
Commission on Youth holds “Panunuluyan 2017” at the Shrine December 26, 2017 - December 24, 2017 St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. The Commission on Youth held its presentation of the Panunuluyan as part of the Christmas celebrations at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish. Playing the lead roles of this year’s Panunuluyan were Shania Areza as Mary, Mark Amil as Jospeh, AJ Hernandez as Herod and Clarisse Gaila as Herod’s […]
Misa de Aguinaldo starts at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine December 15, 2017 - December 15, 2017 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Presided over by Rev Fr Waren Ma. Campilan, OSM, the 6:30 evening mass jumpstarted the Filipino tradition of the Simbang Gabi or Misa de Gallo or Misa de Aguinaldo in anticipation of Christmas Day. The Shrine has scheduled four novena masses daily all through to December 24th […]
Ordination to the Sacred Order of Presbyters December 9, 2017 - December 9, 2017 (Fr. Albert Tulang, OSM/ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine) Five Servite deacons of the St. Peregrine Philippine Vicariate were ordained as priests on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception December 08, 2017 at St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Shrine by Most Rev. Pedro Arigo, Apostolic Vicar Emeritus of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa Palawan. They […]
“Tugon sa Pag-Ibig ng Diyos” A Benefit Concert – December 2, 2017 December 7, 2017 - December 5, 2017 (Lara Titan/ Saint Peregrine Media Office) - The Saint Peregrine Laziosi Parish in Tunasan, Muntinlupa City, in cooperation with the Parish’s Saint Peregrine Chorale held a Concert at Insular Life Coporate Centre at Filinvest Alabang last Saturday, December 2, 2017 for the amelioration of Parish facilities such as rest rooms and for the benefit of OSM seminarians as well. Entitled “Tugon sa Pag-Ibig ng Diyos”,
Pastoral Letter of Bishop Jesse E Mercado December 4, 2017 - “Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life to many.” (Mt20:26-28) The year 2017 for our diocese marks the halfway […]
#RedWednesday at St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine November 23, 2017 - November 23, 2017 - St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. The St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine participated in the celebration of #RedWednesday in solidarity with persecuted Christians worldwide. St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine is one of the 82 cathedrals, basilicas and shrines nationwide that took part in the Red Wednesday celebrations November 22, 2017.
Living Rosary Culminates Month of Holy Rosary at St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish October 29, 2017 - October 28, 2017 – St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. The St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine hosted the Living Rosary as a culminating activity for the Month of the Holy Rosary. The Living Rosary event was organized by the Parish Commission on Catechesis and Religious Education (COMCARE) through it’s commission head, Sister Rosalinda “Jill” Payuyo. Originally […]
St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Celebrates Araw ng Layko October 1, 2017 - October 1, 2017 ~ In celebration of the Araw ng Layko held September 30, 2017 at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Hall, lay workers and members of the different ministries and commissions in the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish participated in activities that foster fellowship and improve communications between members and with the whole community.
OSM Family Celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows September 16, 2017 - September 16, 2017 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. The OSM Family (First, Second and Third Orders of the Order of Servants of Mary) of the St. Peregrine Philippine Vicariate celebrated the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows September 15, 2017, starting with the Via Matris led by Rev Fr Nady Ma. Meren, OSM followed by the Feast Mass concelebrated by the OSM friar-priests and a dinner reception open to everyone at the Parish Hall.
Rev. Fr. Pascual Ma. Salas, OSM Installed as New Parish Priest of St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish September 4, 2017 - September 3, 2017 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. During the Installation Mass held at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine concelebrated with the Bishop of the Diocese of Paranaque - Most Rev Bishop Jesse Mercado, DD, Rev. Fr. Pascual Ma. Salas, OSM professed his faith and publicly expressed his fidelity and obedience to the Diocesan Bishop. Bishop Mercado then handed him the keys to the tabernacle symbolizing his acceptance of the responsibilities as the new parish priest of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish.
OSM Celebrates the Feast of St. Philip Benizi, OSM August 24, 2017 - August 23, 2017 - St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. The OSM Family, consisting of the Friars, Religious Nuns, deacons and seminarians and OSSM St. Philip Benizi and 7 Holy Founders Fraternities, joined hands in celebrating the Feast Day of St. Philip Benizi, OSM, on August 23, 2017 at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan & Parish Shrine in Tunasan, Muntinlupa City. The Eucharistic celebration was concelebrated by the OSM priests with Fr Ike Alejandria, OSM - Vicar Provincial, as the mass presider.
Five Brothers Admitted into the Institute of Lectors August 21, 2017 - August 21, 2017 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Presiding over the 8th day of the novena masses in preparation for the celebration of the feast of St. Philip Benizi, OSM, Vicar Provincial of the St. Peregrine Philippine Vicariate of the Order of Servants of Mary, Rev Fr Deogracias Ma. Alejandria, Jr., OSM, admitted 5 brother/ friars into the Institute of Lectors namely Fra. Arnel, Fra. Peter Van, Fra. Kristopher Joey, Fra. Michael Gem, and Fra. Rey.
Commission on Youth’s Tambay Attracts Local Youth July 9, 2017 - July 9, 2017 ~ Brgy. Tunasan Chapel. The St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish's Commission on Youth held the "#iPray - Tambay sa Bahay ni Peregrino" at the San Isidro Labrador Chapel in Barangay Tunasan, Muntinlupa City last Saturday July 8, 2017. At this event, Commission on Catechesis and Religious Education (COMCARE) Head, Ms. Rosalinda "Jill G. Payuyo delivered a talk addressed to the youth present at said event followed by prayers and snacks.
8 New Lectors and Commentators Presented at the Shrine July 4, 2017 - With the new Parish Priest, Rev Fr Pascual Ma. Salas, OSM presiding over the 6:00 Evening Mass, the new batch of Lectors and Commentators were presented to him and to the congregation. The eight (8) new members of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Ministry of Lectors & Commentators (MLC); Freddie J. Alcaraz, Winnie P. Casquejo, Antonio Carlos V. Gonzaga, Mary Angela S. Pangilinan, Susana Sembrano, Christine E. Sumabat, Joanna Marie G. Velasco and Janice Herrera-Facistol
DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2017 – 070 (21 June 2017) June 25, 2017 - RE: VISIT OF THE WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA (WAF) OF THE PHILIPPINES PILGRIM IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA Dear Fathers, Monsignori, Brothers and Sisters: Peace! In celebration of the one hundred years anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions this year – 2017, the WAF
Fra Robert Ma. Solis, OSM Ordained as Deacon at the Cathedral of Genoa June 6, 2017 - June 5, 2017 ~ Genova, Italy. Servite Friar, Fra. Robert Ma. Solis, OSM of the St. Peregrine Philippine Vicariate was received into the Sacred Order of Deacons at the Cathedral of Genoa by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa on June 4, 2017 - The Solemnity of Pentecost.
Four Servite Friars Ordained as Deacons on the Feast of the Visitation of the BVM June 1, 2017 - June 01, 2017 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish & Diocesan Shrine. Servite Friars, Vincent Badongen, OSM, Bryan Eala, OSM, Rubenson Cardona, OSM, and Albert Tulang, OSM, were formally received into the Sacred Order of Deacons by the Most Rev Jesse E. Mercado, DD, Bishop of Paranaque on May 31, 2017 - the Feast Day of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Paalay kay Maria: Masaya kung magkakasama at nagkakaisa. May 28, 2017 - May 28, 2017 (St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine). With the theme “Masaya kung magkakasama at nagkakaisa” the Paalay kay Maria 2017 went underway through the month of May at the local community chapels of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish. The Paalay aims to bring the church closer to children by teaching them what the Catholic Church is […]
4 Filipinos and 3 Vietnamese Servite Friars Professes Temporary Vows May 27, 2017 - May 23, 2017 (Montesenaryo sa Lucban, Quezon) ~ Fra. Francis Noel Ma. Monterde, OSM, Fra. Moises Ma. Tamayao, OSM, Fra. Julius Ma. Tayopon, OSM, Fra. Anthony Cao Thanh Trung, OSM, Fra. Kristoffer Joey Ma. Omandam, OSM, Fra. Joseph Le Van Cuong Ma., OSM and Fra. Anthony Pham Ngoe Nam Ma., OSM professed temporary vows last May […]
St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Celebrates 32nd Year as a Parish May 8, 2017 - May 8, 2017 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. With a marching band playing festive music, the fiesta mass in honor of the Patron Saint, St. Peregrine Laziosi, presided over by The Most Rev Jesse E. Mercado, Bishop of Parañaque, and concelebrated with the friar-priests of the Order of Servants of Mary (the parish of […]
Medical Mission / Operation Tuli Goes Underway May 5, 2017 May 7, 2017 - The Commission on Services to Human Promotion of St. Peregrine (COSHP) and the St. Peregrine Livelihood and Educational Foundation, Inc., in cooperation with Kiwanis Club of Muntinlupa, Rizal through Kwn. Dr. Nick Echavez and other volunteer doctors and medical practitioners offered Medical/ Dental Mission & Operation Tuli
Eight Couples Exchanged Vows at the Kasalang-Bayan sa Parokya April 30, 2017 - April 30, 2017 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Eight couples from the communities within the jurisdiction of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish participated in the Kasalang Bayan sa Parokya held April 29, 2017 at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Rocel Abanto & Ruel Rubion, Marites Bronda & Victor Bautista, Mitchell Delos Reyes & […]
Send Off of New Vicariate Volunteer Catechists April 29, 2017 - April 29, 2017 ~ Cashmare Magboo/ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. “Many are called but only few are chosen” the saying goes, and it truly happened in my endeavor as a volunteer catechist. Starting with almost 200 catechists, only 123 have successfully completed the 2-year basic catechetical formation held at the Evangelization Center of the […]
Rev Fr Joel Ma. Morata, OSM Laid to Rest on April 22, 2017 April 29, 2017 - April 22, 2017 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Rev Fr Joel Ma. Morata, OSM, Parish Priest of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish was laid to rest at the Everest Memorial Park in Susana Heights, Muntinlupa City. The Funeral Mass was well-attended by parishioners, family and friends, religious brothers and sisters, and members of the […]
Rev Fr Joel Ma. Morata, OSM Joins Our Creator April 18, 2017 April 19, 2017 - April 19, 2017 – St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Parish Priest of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish, Rev Fr Joel Ma. Morata, OSM succumbed to medical complications and joined our Creator at around 2 o’clock in the afternoon of April 18, 2017 at the Ospital ng Muntinlupa. He was 53 years old. Fr Joel, as […]
Easter Vigil Concludes Holy Week at the St Peregrine Laziosi Parish April 17, 2017 - April 16, 2017 ~ St Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. With the blessing of fire at the start of the Easter Vigil held at 8:30PM of Holy Saturday at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine, the Holy Week concluded and heralded in the joyful season of Easter. With Parochial Administrator, Rev Fr Leonard Ma. Guiang, OSM […]
The Rev. Dr. John Pawlikowski: Interfaith Pioneer April 14, 2017 - John T. Pawlikowski, a priest of the Servite Order, is Professor of Social Ethics and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He served for six years as President of the International Council of Christians & Jews and its Abrahamic Forum and currently holds the title of Honorary Life […]
Busloads of Pilgrims Participate in the Annual Visita Iglesia April 13, 2017 - April 11, 2017 - St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine ~ Seven buses loaded with pilgrims took part in the annual Visita Iglesia as part of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish's Lenten observance and activities. This year's Visita Iglesia happened April 10, 2017, Holy Monday and took the pilgrims to 7 churches in the Diocese of Iba in Zambales. On the itinerary were churches in the Parishes of Castillejos, San Narciso, San Marcelino, Cabangan, Botolan, San Felipe and Iba where the Cathedral of St. Augustine is situated.
St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Celebrates Palm Sunday April 12, 2017 - April 11, 2017 – Tunasan, Muntinlupa — (Lara Titan/ St. Peregrine Media Office) The St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish in Tunasan, Muntinlupa celebrated Palm Sunday last April 9 which began with a parade of palm leaves “palaspas” from SM Center Muntinlupa to the Diocesan Shrine of St. Peregrine Laziosi carried by the parishioners before 5am in the morning. At said […]
Blessing of Palms Heralds in the Holy Week April 11, 2017 - April 09, 2017 – (SM Muntinlupa) Presiding over the blessing of Palms at the entrance of SM Center in Muntinlupa City, Parish Administrator Rev Fr Leonard Ma. Guiang, OSM led the faithful in commemorating the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem – heralding in the week-long blessed and solemn celebration of the Passion of Jesus […]
DOP Diocesan Youth Cross Visits St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish April 11, 2017 - April 09, 2017 – St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine The Parish Commission on Youth gathered together to welcome the Diocesan Youth Cross which has been visiting parishes since the launch of the 5th Asian Youth Day in 2009. The Diocesan Youth Cross is a significant symbol in our faith that was derived from the Holy […]
ST PEREGRINE LAZIOSI PARISH MARKS 1ST DAY OF LENT: ASH WEDNESDAY March 2, 2017 - March 2, 2017 – Tunasan, Muntinlupa — (Lara Titan/ St. Peregrine Media Office) The St Peregrine Laziosi Parish in Tunasan, Muntinlupa marked this year’s first day of Lent – March 1, 2017 with a number of masses throughout the day and night, imposing blessed ashes on the faithful. The 6:30 pm mass was presided over […]
Fr Alvin Cabacang’s Wake at the Parish Hall February 24, 2017 - February 24, 2017 – St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Hall, Rev Fr Jovito Alvin Ma. Cabacang, OSM’s remains arrived from the United States on February 23, 2017 and lies at the Parish Hall for viewing. Born December 27, 1966, Fr Alvin passed away at age 50 January 31, 2017 in Portland, OR. Fr. Alvin is a […]
Block Rosary Fosters Fellowship and Devotion To Mary February 21, 2017 - February 20, 2017 - Tiosejo (St. Peregrine Laziosi Media Office) The Block Rosary is a devotion where an image or statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary visits the home of a family within the community for a week or so. It encourages the family to pray the Rosary everyday not only for their own intentions but for the intentions of the whole community.
Students Receive First Holy Communion February 18, 2017 February 19, 2017 - February 19, 2017 – Tunasan, Muntinlupa City (St. Peregrine Media Office) 170 students from schools within the communities of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion last February 18, 2017 at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. The students/ first communicants had been preparing for this important occasion in their spiritual […]
The Order of the Servants of Mary in the Philippines celebrates the Solemnity of the Seven Holy Founders February 19, 2017 - February 19, 2017 – Tunasan, Muntinlupa — (Lara Titan/ St. Peregrine Media Office) The Order of the Servants of Mary held its Feast of the 7 Holy Founders of the Order of Servants of Mary at Saint Peregrine Laziosi Parish Church in Tunasan, Muntinlupa last February 17 Friday. The celebration was commenced by a Eucharistic celebration led by Fr. […]
Fr. Joseph Cheah, OSM – Outstanding in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service. February 15, 2017 - Fr. Joseph Cheah, OSM, was recently promoted to Full Professor effective next academic year in the Department of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT. The Promotion and Tenure committee gave Fr. Cheah their highest recommendation by rating him “outstanding” in the three areas of teaching, scholarship, […]
Memorial Mass to celebrate Father Alvin February 13, 2017 - A Memorial Mass was held Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Chapel of Mary, at The Grotto in Portland to celebrate Father Alvin Cabacang, OSM.
Walk For Life – February 18, 2017 February 12, 2017 - As a continuing effort to stand up for life and demonstrate our unity and love for life which was so generously given us, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), through its president His Excellency, Most Rev. Socrates Villegas, D.D. has aired his invitation to the Walk for Life on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017, from 4:00 – 7:00 a.m. at the Luneta Grandstand Parade Grounds, Luneta Park, Manila. For those interested, kindly look for Cora Hizon and Minnie Gutierrez.
For I find no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies – oracle of the Lord God (Ezekiel 18:32) February 5, 2017 - Beloved People of God We, your bishops, are deeply concerned due to many deaths and killings in the campaign against prohibited drugs. This traffic in illegal drugs needs to be stopped and overcome. But the solution does not lie in the killing of suspected drug users and pushers. We are concerned not only for those […]
FR. ALVIN (+RIP) February 5, 2017 - Father Alvin M. Cabacang, a solemn professed friar and priest of the Order of Friar Servants of Mary (the Servites), passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was a member of the Servite Community at The Grotto Monastery of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, Oregon, where he had lived and worked for the last five years. Father was 50 years of age, a friar for 18 years and a priest for 12 years.
4 Friars Professed Solemn Vows on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord February 3, 2017 - St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine, Tunasan, Muntinlupa, February 2, 2017 – On the Eucharistic Celebration for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, FRA. ALBERT MA. TULANG, OSM, FRA. BRYAN MA. EALA, OSM, FRA. ROBERT MA. SOLIS, OSM and FRA. RUBENSON MA. CARDONA, OSM of the St. Peregrine Philippine Vicariate of the Order of […]
Homily for feast of the Presentation of the Lord: full text February 3, 2017 - Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 2 February 2017 When the parents of Jesus brought the Child in fulfilment of the prescriptions of the law, Simeon, “guided by the Spirit” (Lk 2:27), took the Child in his arms and broke out in a hymn of blessing and praise. “My eyes”, he said, “have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to
Cardinal Tagle’s Statement (Invitation) on Death Penalty February 2, 2017 - "An Invitation to Reflect, Pray, and Act" A Statement of Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, on Death Penalty (2 February 2017)
Rev. Fr. Alvin Cabacang, OSM (1966 – 2017) February 2, 2017 - Sadly, we share the news of the very unexpected death of our Servite brother Fr Alvin Cabacang, OSM, who died yesterday afternoon in Portland, OR. Fr. Alvin, a member of the St. Peregrine Philippine Vicariate, had been ministering at The Grotto since 2012 and was a much loved member of the Grotto and Portland communities. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
VISITA IGLESIA 2017 – Diocese of Iba, Zambales February 1, 2017 - In line with the preparation and activities for the upcoming Lenten celebrations, the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Media Office has released a promotion video for the annual Visita Iglesia. This year’s Visita Iglesia will be held in the Diocese of Iba in Zambales on Holy Monday, April 10, 2017. On the itinerary are churches in the Parish of San Nicolas Tolentino in Castillejos, Parish of St. William in San Marcelino, San Sebastian Parish in San Narciso, The Cathedral of St. Augustine in Iba, Botolan’s Sta. Monica Parish, St. Rose of Lima Parish in Cabangan and the Parish of San Roque in San Felipe.
CBCP Statement on Death Penalty February 1, 2017 - The Gospel of the Lord Jesus is the Gospel of Life. It is this Gospel we must preach. It is this Gospel that we must uphold. We therefore unequivocally oppose proposals and moves to return the death penalty into the Philippine legal system. We took a considerable stride in the defense of life when we repealed the Heinous Crimes Act that provided for the death penalty in what were considered “heinous crimes”.
CBCP Pastoral Letter on Amending the 1987 Constitution February 1, 2017 - Dear Catholic Faithful, We write this pastoral letter to you with an eye to our celebration of the 500th year of the coming of Christianity to our shores. By 2021 the Christian faith shall have arrived in our shores for half a millennium already. For a long time we have been the only Asian country with a Christian majority. And even today we can thankfully say that we are the Asian country with the biggest Christian population. As we prepare for this great milestone in our history, it is but right that we examine how deeply we have lived up to our Christian name. During the 33rd International Eucharistic Congress held in Manila in 1937, our faith was described in the official hymn of the Congress in this way:
FR. RHETT SARABIA, OSM – Featured Alumnus, Institute of Theological Formation February 1, 2017 - FR. RHETT SARABIA, OSM Vicar General Order of Servants of Mary (OSM) Rome. Italy It was in 1989 when I first set foot in DBCS for my theological formation, the place where I learned the foundations of my faith and future ministry. The academe did not only hone my natural gifts and challenged me to strive for excellence but likewise widened my horizons and developed that sense of community (family) in me.
MBG Newly-elected Officers Pledges Commitment at their Induction Ceremony January 29, 2017 - The induction of newly elected officers of the Mother Butler Guild (MBG) of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish and Diocesan Shrine was held on January 15, 2017, during the 6:00PM mass which coincided with the feast of the Sto. Nino. The following officers were presented by Fr. Leonardo Ma. Guiang, OSM, the MBG Spiritual Director: President - Myra L. Santos Vice President - Emma V. Gonzaga Secretary - Delia Cruz Treasurer - Mila Marquez Auditor - Evangeline Divinagracia Vestment Custodians - Tess Apritado - Gloria Bawar The said officers were inducted by the Parish Priest Rev.
Fr. Morata Hosts the First Parish General Assembly of 2017 January 29, 2017 - January 14, 2017, Eve of the Feast of the Sto Nino – The new year is ushered in with the first Parish General Assembly (GA) held at the St. Peregrine Parish Hall. This is the second GA since the installation of Rev. Fr. Joel Ma. Morata as parish priest. Building on the vital message of building good, human, and fraternal relationships in the parish, Fr. Morata expressed his keen interest to get to know his flock. He also revealed more of himself by sharing the story of his journey so far as a priest – from the time of his ordination to his present parish assignment. He also took the opportunity to recap key interventions made to improve the Eucharistic celebrations and the administration of the parish as a whole, and shared his observations of the parish workers and his expectations from them – among which is discipline in service. He also emphasized that a key priority this year is the development of the BEC program.
THE ORDER OF THE SERVANTS OF MARY IN THE PHILIPPINES CELEBRATE ITS ANNUAL FAMILY DAY January 12, 2017 - Tunasan, Muntinlupa -- (Lara Titan/ St. Peregrine Media Office) The Order of the Servants of Mary held its annual Family day at the Marianum College Compound in Tunasan, Muntinlupa last January 7 Saturday. The Vicar Provincial, Fr. Deogracias Ma. Alejandria Jr., OSM together with other friar-priests of the vicariate of the Order started this annual celebration by holding a mass at 6:30 am in the morning. The vicar pointed out that in order to find the Lord like the Magi, we servants of Mary must remain humble and be open to the will of God for us.
Feast of the Black Nazarene January 9, 2017 - Manila, Philippines (Lara Titan/ St. Peregrine Media Office) - It is estimated that around 15 to 18 million devotees are expected to transfer the image of the Black Nazarene from Intramuros, Manila to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or Quiapo Church today in celebration on the Feast of the Black Nazarene. For this year Catholic devotees held a fiesta vigil at Quirino Grandstand, Luneta on January 8 and a scheduled Eucharistic Celebration at the same venue by midnight before they commenced the traslacion.
Bishop Mercado Opens the Year of the Parish in the Diocese of Parañaque December 26, 2016 - La Huerta, Parañaque -- (Kring Loquias/ Parish Formation Department) His Excellency Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado closed the Year of the Eucharist and the Family, and launched the Year of the Parish as Communion of Communities in the annual Diocesan Day held last December 10, at the St. Andrew’s School Gymnasium. The event aimed to gather all parishes and to take a look at how the diocese celebrated the Year of the Eucharist and the Family, which is the fifth year in the Decade of New Evangelization declared to prepare the diocese for the fifth centenary of the first Eucharistic Celebration and the first Baptism in the Philippines in 2021. It also aimed to orient the parishes on next year’s theme, “The Parish as a Communion of Communities,” particularly on what it should mean to the local church.
DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2016-111: Prayers Against the Imposition of the Death Penalty December 18, 2016 - Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Upon the approval of His Excellency, Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D., thru the Diocesan Commission of Liturgy and Popular Religiosity, we would like to forward to you our Prayer Against the Imposition of the Death Penalty. Attached also is a similar prayer drafted by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines for your consideration.
Parishes as wellsprings of mercy and renewal – Year 2017 Year of the Parish November 26, 2016 - Pastoral Exhortation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines to open the Year 2017 as the Year of Parishes, Communion of Communities BELOVED people of God: We welcome the year 2017 in our “novena-years” of preparation for the grateful celebration in 2021 of the five hundredth anniversary of the first coming and first receiving among our people of the Gospel of Christ Jesus and of His holy Church. That forthcoming 2021 celebration, recalling the first Mass and first baptisms in our shores, should be a new and joyous explosion in our lives of faith, hope and love throughout our country. Surely such will be our response to the free and gracious gift from the heavenly Father which made the year 1521, for us Christians first of all, a memorable and incredibly significant “new beginning” in our history.
The Most Rev Jesse Mercado, DD endorses JesCom feature film “IGNACIO” July 10, 2016 - The Jesuit Communications Philippines (JesCom) humbly invites the diocese to support and watch a heartwarming and inspiring film by Paolo Dy, entitled, “IGNACIO DE LOYOLA”, which will premiere in Philippine cinemas on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The film tells about the story of conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, and how his enduring tale of courage, faith and hope teaches our modern society how to pray and communicate with God, and find what matters most in life.
Rev. Fr. Joel Ma. Morata, OSM Installed as New Parish Priest of St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish June 26, 2016 - During the Installation Mass held at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine officiated by the Bishop of the Diocese of Paranaque - Most Rev Bishop Jesse Mercado, DD, Fr. Joel Ma. Morata, OSM professed his faith and publicly expressed his fidelity and obedience to the Diocesan Bishop. Bishop Mercado then handed him the keys to the tabernacle symbolizing his acceptance of the responsibilities as the new parish priest of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish.
Commission on Catechesis & Religious Education (COMCARE) Paalay Kay Birheng Maria 2016 May 27, 2016 - The Paalay Kay Maria this year ended with the children who participated more eager to come next year. The participants, aged 6 years old and above, not only became spiritually nourished with the Catechism, but also gained new friends from different communities. A big thanks to all who supported the Paalay Kay Maria - the Pastoral community coordinators, the sponsors and youth volunteers and especially to the Catechists for their selflessness in sharing the good works of the church.
Chancery Paranaque – STATEMENT ON THE KNEELING INSTRUCTION OF CBCP April 30, 2016 - STATEMENT ON THE KNEELING INSTRUCTION OF CBCP CHANCERY PARANAQUE·THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016 DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2016 - 029 27 April 2016 ATTENTION: All Parish Priests, Parochial Vicars, Rectors of Shrines, Parish Administrators, Parish CLPR Coordinator SUBJECT: STATEMENT ON THE KNEELING INSTRUCTION OF CBCP Dear Fathers, Monsignori, Brothers and Sisters: Peace! On March 19, 2016, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines and Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Lingayen, Dagupan, released a statement regarding the restoration of the posture of kneeling during the entire Eucharistic Prayer until right before the Lord’s Prayer of the Mass.
Pope Francis: Easter Urbi et Orbi – A Message of Hope March 27, 2016 - Message of His Holiness Pope Francis - Urbi et Orbi - Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016 - “O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures for ever” (Ps 135:1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus Christ, the incarnation of God’s mercy, out of love for us, died on the cross, and out of love he rose again from the dead. That is why we proclaim today: Jesus is Lord! His resurrection fulfils the prophecy of the Psalm: God’s mercy endures for ever; it never dies. We can trust him completely, and we thank him because for our sake he descended into the depths of the abyss. Before the spiritual and moral abysses of mankind, before the chasms that open up in hearts and provoke hatred and death, only an infinite mercy can bring us salvation. Only God can fill those chasms with his love, prevent us from falling into them and help us to continue our journey together towards the land of freedom and life.
Blessing of Palms and Reading of the Passion of Christ Ushers in the Holy Week March 20, 2016 - Presided over by our Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Ike Alejandria, OSM, the blessing of Palm leaves and procession to the Shrine ushered in the start of the Holy Week this 2016. Assembled right after 5AM at the entrance of SM Muntinlupa, the gospel was read and a brief homily was given to the faithful gathered together. With palm leaves waving in the air to symbolize Jesus' triumphant entry to Jerusalem, the faithful started the procession along the National Highway towards the Shrine where the reading of the Passion of Christ and the celebration of the Eucharist was to follow.
SPHM (Healing Ministry) Heads Posting of Posters Along National Highway March 6, 2016 - In connection with the year of Mercy, the St. Peregrine Healing Ministry (SPHM) initiated the posting of posters along National Highway for parishioners to be aware of the importance of spiritual healing, love and reconciliation.The job of posting the materials was made possible with the assistance of some EMHC who finished it even with slight rains down pouring in the morning.
Canonical Erection of St. Joseph The Worker Parish as OSM Community February 27, 2016 - The Saint Joseph the Worker Parish together with the parishioners cordially invites you to the EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION and the CANONICAL ERECTION of the The Saint Joseph the Worker Parish as OSM Community on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of Mary and co-patron of the Order of the Servants of Mary, Saturday, 19th of March, 2016 @10:00 in the morning at St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church, Marigold Street, Phase 3, Grandvalley Subdivision, Angono, Rizal.
St Peregrine Shrine appointed as 1 of 8 pilgrim churches of the Diocese of Parañaque January 10, 2016 - PARAÑAQUE City, Dec. 12, 2015 – Catholic millennials from the Diocese of Parañaque commit themselves to taking advantage not only of the “avalanche of graces” the yearlong Jubilee of Mercy has to offer, but also to living it out and sharing with others its timeless message of hope and forgiveness. “As a young practicing Catholic, my plan for this Jubilee Year is to reach out not just to people who are already within
Four Servites ordained on Immaculate Conception day January 6, 2016 - New priests Fr. Leonardo Ma. Guiang, Fr. Waren Ma. Campilan, Fr. Edgard Ma. Benedi-an, and Fr. Jumen Ma. Arcelo, all of whom Servants of Mary (OSM), were received formally into the priesthood on Tuesday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, in the presence of families and friends. (Photo: Ana Perucho) Four new priests of the Servants of Mary (OSM) in Philippines were ordained on Dec. 8 on an occasion special to the Blessed Mother, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.