Parochial Administrator's Easter Message
Dear brothers, sisters, parishioners, pilgrims and devotees of St. Peregrine,
The Lord is Risen ! Alleluia! Happy Easter to all!
Easter season is the most joyful celebration in the liturgical year. It is the joy of faith to all of us. As we continue our journey as a parish – shrine of St Peregrine in the Philippines in this Year of the Youth, let us be reminded once again of our theme: beloved, gifted, and empowered as people of God.
Beloved as Ekklesia. Ekklesia means called together. We have seen in the Easter Triduum the immense love of God to all of us. We can find no greater proof of God’s love for us than the willing sacrifice of his Son on the cross. Christ offered himself without blemish to God and he put away sin by the sacrifice of himself (Hebrews 9:24-26). We all belong to the one body of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12–14). We are the Ekklesia of God because we are the beloved people called together. Just as we have this prayer in which beautifully captures that we are beloved as Church: Look upon your Church, O God, with unfailing love and favour, so that, renewed by the paschal mysteries, she may come to the glory of the resurrection. (Post-Communion Prayer, Easter Sunday 1).
Gifted with Epiphany. Epiphany means manifestation. The resurrection of Jesus is the manifestation of the triumph of God over sin and death. We’ve seen it in the celebration of the Holy week. And we received that gift of salvation in our baptism, that’s why we renew our baptismal promises during the Easter Vigil and on Easter Sunday. The Risen Lord have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up in the light of life (Collect, Easter Sunday 1).
Empowered through the Kerygma. Kerygma means preaching. We are empowered by the Church today to proclaim his resurrection. The strong image of the Risen Lord is the paschal candle in which we received in our baptism the Light of Christ. We are the light shining as the concrete witness that Jesus is truly risen for us. And as we keep in honor of the risen Lord, and that what we relive in remembrance we may always hold to in what we do (Collect, Easter Sunday 6).
My dear brothers, sisters, parishioners, pilgrims and devotees of St. Peregrine, this is the Easter festivity, that our savior the Lord Jesus is truly risen from the dead. As we journey this season and this Year of the Youth, let us remember once again that we are beloved as the ekklesia of God, gifted with the epiphany of our salvation, and empowered through kerygma as light and witness of the Risen Lord. Once again, a joyful and blessed Easter celebration to all. God bless you all.
In the Risen Christ,
Rev. Fr. Deogracias Ma. Alejandria, Jr. OSM
Parish Administrator and Rector
St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine and Parish
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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 (T)||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 5:00PM
Baptism: Saturdays 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.
ST. PEREGRINE LAZIOSI
Liturgical Feast Day May 4
Parish Feast Day May 5
(First Sunday of May)
In 1283 Saint Philip, Prior General of the Friar Servants of Saint Mary, attempted to lead back to obedience to the Apostolic See the citizens of Forlì then under interdict. He was driven out of the city with insults and violence. While this true follower of Christ was praying for his persecutors, one of the crowd, an eighteen year old by the name of Peregrine of the famous Laziosi family, repented and humbly asked Philip for forgiveness. The holy Father received him with love.
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