January 28, 2019 ~ Jasper Christian Gambito/ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. One of the most important events in the life of a Catholic Christian is the first time when he/she receives the Holy Communion. First Holy Communion is among what is referred to as the sacraments of initiation, along with the Sacrament of Baptism, and the Sacrament of Confirmation. These three sacraments are necessary to be taken by Catholics in our journey to becoming full members of the Church. On January 26, 2019, 184 communicants received the Holy Eucharist for the first time in a ceremony led by Rev. Fr. Deogracias Ma. Alejandria Jr., OSM held at St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish.Read More
Dear brothers and sisters,
A Blessed and Grace-filled Christmas!
Christ is born for us, come, let us adore him! Let us open our hearts and welcome the Baby Jesus in joy and in love! As our Holy Father Pope Francis beautifully expressed it in his Christmas Message (2015): “Let us receive Him Who is the radiant ‘day’ that has dawned on the horizon of humanity:Read More
What makes us excited this Christmas season? Are we excited of opening our gifts? Receiving our bonuses? Seeing our loved ones? Gazing at colorfully lit Christmas decorations? Attending the Simbang Gabi? Queuing to taste the puto bumbong or bibingka? Are we really excited on the celebration of the coming of Jesus? Or our excitement is rooted only to some mundane matters?Read More
Panunuluyan, a centuries-old tradition of the Filipinos depicts the search of Joseph and Mary for lodging in Bethlehem around two thousand years ago. This tradition is believed to be attributed originally to the Mexicans who are celebrating Las Posadas, Spanish word for “the inns.” It usually lasts for nine days, representing the nine-month pregnancy of Mary.Read More
December 23, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Jasper Christian Gambito. An advent recollection was held at St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Hall on December 22, 2018 which was led by the Vicar-General of the Order of Servants of Mary, Rev. Fr. Rhett Ma. Sarabia, OSM. This year’s advent recollection focused on the story of the woman caught in adultery (Jn 8: 1-11). The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines adultery as marital infidelity (CCC 2380), however in his talk, Fr. Sarabia highlighted that adultery is not only confined on the relationship between men and women,Read More