St. Peregrine Shrine Participates in ACN’s #REDWEDNESDAYPH2019 December 1, 2019 - Persecution is present in all of the historical narratives of the Church. From the proto-martyr St. Steven, the terror raised by Emperor Nero against the early Christians, the persecution of Christians during the different upheavals worldwide, the killing of Fr. Jacques Hamel while celebrating the mass in his parish in France last 2016, up to […]
2 Deacons Ordained to the Priesthood on the Feast of All Saints of the Servite Order November 18, 2019 - November 18, 2019 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Jasper Christian Gambito. On November 16, 2019, the Servite Community celebrated the Feast of All Saints of the Servite Order. On that said blessed day, two deacons, Fra. Ryan Ma. Ipili, OSM and Fra. Ricky Ma. Sister, OSM were ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood […]
21 YEARS AS REFUGE, 21 YEARS OF GOD’S UNCEASING GRACE November 3, 2019 - On October 31, 2019, the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish celebrated the 21st Anniversary of the Dedication of the Parish Church/ Shrine.
Audience with the Pope: Servites 214th General Chapter – Servants of Hope in a Changing World October 27, 2019 - A brief information from the CCXIV General Chapter 2019 Friday, October 25, 2019 Eucharistic Celebration and Lauds The Chapter Assembly meets at 07:00 for the celebration of Holy Mass and Lauds. The multi-lingual liturgy in memory of our Blessed John Angelo Porro, prepared by the Spanish delegation, is presided by fra Antonio F.M. Nofuentes (ANN/ESP). […]
Prepared address of the Holy Father to the participants in the 214th OSM General Chapter October 27, 2019 - Prepared address of the Holy Father Dear brothers, You are now at the end of your 214th General Chapter, and you wished to meet the Successor of Peter to be confirmed in faith and encouraged in your commitment to witness and to service. I greet you all with affection, and I thank the Prior General […]
Impromptu address of the Holy Father to the participants in the 214th OSM General Chapter October 27, 2019 - October 25, 2019 – from the Vatican Press Office. The Holy Father Francis today received in audience in the Vatican the participants in the General Chapter of the Order of the Servants of Mary, taking place from 7 to 27 October 2019 in the Casa Divin Maestro in Ariccia. After handing them the address prepared for […]
Pope Francis to Servites: Our Lady teaches us how to sow hope October 27, 2019 - Pope Francis addresses the Order of the Servants of Mary who are participating in their General Chapter. He tells them that “being men of hope means finding the courage to face some of today’s challenges.” The Order of the Servants of Mary (Servites) has its origins in 13th Century Florence and was establish by a group […]
St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Celebrates Rosary Month with Daily Dawn Processions October 13, 2019 - October 12, 2019 – St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish/ Jasper Christian Gambito. October is the month of the Most Holy Rosary. In relation to this, a month-long dawn procession is being held along the vicinity of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish.
In Service to the Lord: Araw ng Layko 2019 September 29, 2019 - September 29, 2019. Jasper Christian Gambito/ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. September 28 marks the celebration of St. Lorenzo Ruiz’s feast day throughout the Universal Church. ‘San Lorenzo’ is the first Filipino saint who was martyred in Nagasaki, Japan during the time when the Japanese Shogunate imposed harsh punishments on those who profess the Catholic […]
Image of St. Peregrine Laziosi Enthroned in Igbaras, Iloilo September 22, 2019 - Presided by Rev Fr Bryan Ma. Eala, OSM the new 3ft image of St. Peregrine Laziosi, OSM was blessed and enthroned at the St. John the Baptist Parish Church in Igbaras, Iloilo during the 8AM mass September 22, 2019. The blessing and enthronement was done as part of the celebration of the 26th Anniversary of the Parish's Youth Mass.
St Peregrine’s prayers: intercession for the sick in Perth September 21, 2019 - Saint Peregrine, the 12th century Servite brother who was canonised by Pope Benedict XIII in 1726, may not be the best known saint in the communion sanctorum, but thanks to the efforts of the Servites, his place as patron of cancer patients and those afflicted by other illnesses is undergoing a revival. The St Peregrine […]
Be Sorrowful yet Hopeful Like Mary September 17, 2019 - September 16, 2019. St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Jasper Christian Gambito. On September 15, 2019, the Order of the Servants of Mary celebrated the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows – the Titular and Principal Patroness of the said order. The celebration was presided by Rev. Fr. Deogracias Ma. Alejandria, OSM, Vicar-Provincial of the St. […]
ST. PHILIP BENIZI: MODEL OF ZEAL AND HUMILITY August 24, 2019 - August 24, 2019 (St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Jasper Christian Gambito) On August 23, 2019, the Servite Community celebrated the feast day of St. Philip Benizi. The mass was presided by Rev. Fr. Deogracias Ma. Alejandria, OSM, Vicar-provincial of the St. Peregrine Philippine Vicariate, and was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Bryan Ma. Eala, OSM, Rev. Fr. Fred Ma. Biong, OSM, Rev. Fr. Nady Ma. Meren, OSM, Rev. Fr. Edgar Ma. Benedi-an, OSM, Rev. Fr. Jesus Ma. Diaz, OSM, Rev. Fr. Albert Ma. Tulang, OSM, Rev. Fr. Vincent Ma. Badongen, OSM, and assisted by Rev. Deacon Ricky Ma. Sister, OSM.
Frs Leonard Guiang and Rubenson Cardona Presides St. Peregrine Feast Day Mass at Servite College May 11, 2019 - Wednesday 1 May was the Feast Day of one of our Servite Saints, St Peregrine. St Peregrine was born in Forli, Italy around 1265 and became well known for his holiness as well as for a miraculous healing from cancer that he received. It is for this reason that he is known as the Patron Saint of those who suffer from cancer.
Bishop Mercado Presides St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Fiesta Mass May 7, 2019 - May 7, 2019 – St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. The Bishop of Parañaque, the Most Rev Jesse E. Mercado, DD., presided over the Fiesta Mass in honor of our patron saint, St. Peregrine Laziosi, OSM on Sunday, May 5, 2019 during the 6PM evening mass. In his homily, Bishop Mercado extended his fiesta greetings to […]
282 Recipients of Operation Tuli 2019 May 7, 2019 - Last April 27, 2019, Operation Tuli was conducted at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine that resulted in 282 children being circumcised. This is the 6th year that the project was implemented by the Kiwanis Club of Muntinlupa-Rizal in cooperation with the Commission of Human Promotion of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish.
Rev Fr Waren Ma. Campilan, OSM laid to rest on April 26, 2019 May 7, 2019 - April 27, 2019 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Rev Fr Waren Ma. Campilan, OSM, Assistant Parish Priest of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish was laid to rest at Everest Memorial Park in Susana Heights, Muntinlupa City last April 26, 2019.
COME AND BE RECONCILED: KUMPISALANG BAYAN HELD AT ST. PEREGRINE LAZIOSI SHRINE April 7, 2019 - April 6, 2019 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Jasper Christian Gambito. The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation is among the seven (7) sacraments instituted by Christ and is practiced by the Holy Mother Church. On April 5, 2019, a mass confession or kumpisalang-bayan was done at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Several priests […]
PEACE COVENANT SIGNING HELD AT THE ST. PEREGRINE LAZIOSI DIOCESAN SHRINE April 7, 2019 - April 6, 2019 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Jasper Christian Gambito. In anticipation of the upcoming May 2019 National and Local Elections, a Peace Covenant Signing was initiated by the Muntinlupa City Police together with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and was held at the […]
MUNTINLUPA REPRESENTATIVE FOR MISS EARTH PHILIPPINES VISITS ST. PEREGRINE’S CHARITY CLINIC March 17, 2019 - March 17, 2019 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. A week ago, Miss Maricres Valdez Castro, the representative for Muntinlupa City in the upcoming Miss Philippines Earth 2019 visited St. Peregrine’s Charity Clinic.
Two Servite Friars Ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons February 19, 2019 - February 19, 2019 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Jasper Christian Gambito. On 16 February 2019, two (2) Servite friars – Rev Ryan Ma. Ipili, OSM and Rev Ricky Ma. Sister, OSM were ordained by the Most Rev Jesse E. Mercado, DD., Bishop of Paranaque to the Sacred Order of Deacons in a Solemn Eucharistic […]
184 Children Received First Holy Communion January 28, 2019 - 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.
2018 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY, MOST REV. JESSE E. MERCADO, D.D. December 27, 2018 - 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:
REJOICE! BE GLAD! OUR SAVIOR HAS COME! December 26, 2018 - 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?
JESUS, COME ENTER OUR HEARTS – Panunuluyan 2018 December 26, 2018 - 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.
ADVENT RECOLLECTION HELD AT ST. PEREGRINE LAZIOSI PARISH December 23, 2018 - 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,
Extinguishing Darkness with the Light of the World December 17, 2018 - December 16, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Jasper Christian Gambito. With the current trends in our society, it is of no wonder that some of our brethren feel hopeless, as if they were being succumbed into a dark abyss. Negativities are teeming around us, thus there are times when we are longing for something which would save us from despair. However, the lesson being taught to us by the dawn masses also being colloquially referred to as Simbang Gabi is to be hopeful for the coming of the Light which will enlighten our gloomy and rather dark paths.
St. Peregrine Diocesan Shrine represented at the International Conference for Rectors and Operators of Sanctuaries November 30, 2018 - Shrines and sanctuaries should be places of welcoming and mercy where the sacraments can be received, Pope Francis said Thursday to an international gathering of shrine rectors and pastoral workers. “The shrine,” the pope said Nov. 29 in the Vatican's Sala Regia, “is a privileged place to experience mercy that knows no boundaries. In fact, when mercy is lived, it becomes a form of real evangelization, because it transforms those who receive mercy into witnesses of mercy,”.
Pope Francis to Rectors of Shrines: Keeping popular piety alive November 30, 2018 - A Shrine is a church, or other sacred place, which is visited by people who come as pilgrims to pray, or to seek grace and consolation. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of such locations all over the world. And the tradition of visiting and praying at a Shrine is as old as the Church itself. On Thursday morning in the Vatican, Pope Francis met with some of those responsible for these Shrines and sacred places, Rectors and Pastoral Workers, currently attending an International Conference on the topic.
Filipino Youth in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered November 30, 2018 - Like Mary, we are thankful for this privilege of putting ourselves in the shoes of the Filipino youth to prepare for the Year of the Youth. On behalf of our fellow Filipino youth, like the two disciples of Emmaus, we will tell Jesus, the Son of Mary, our situation, our concerns and our youthful dreams for the Church and for the society. With Jesus and His Mother Mary, who went in haste to help Elizabeth, we encourage our youthful peers to hasten and join in realizing the goals of the Year of the Youth.
RED WEDNESDAY 2018 November 27, 2018 - by Jasper Christian Gambito/ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Today’s Red Wednesday is a commemoration to those who offered their lives for the spread of the faith. It is in this humble remembrance that we show our solidarity and communion with the martyrs who were already in heaven, interceding for us before God so that we would not be hindered with the fear of death in our efforts to continue proclaiming the good news of salvation and the glory of the Kingdom of God.
SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE November 25, 2018 - November 25, 2018 ~ Jasper Christian Gambito/ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Today, we are celebrating the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. This feast marks the end of the current liturgical year and the start of the advent season.
FIRST MARIAN FESTIVAL LAUNCHED AT ST. PEREGRINE LAZIOSI PARISH October 21, 2018 - October 20, 2018 ~ Japs Gambito, St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. The opening of the exhibit was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 starting with an Opening Mass of the Festival presided by Rev. Msgr. Pedro C. Cañonero, parish priest of the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of the Abandoned in Marikina City, along with Rev. Fr. Leonardo M. Guiang Jr., OSM and Rev. Fr. Deogracias G. Alejandria Jr., OSM as concelebrants.
Servite Family Celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows September 17, 2018 - September 17, 2018 ~ Estrella Rombano/ Cleotilde Bulan. The Order of the Servants of Mary (OSM) celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Titular and Principal Patroness of the Servite Order last September 15, 2018. In preparation for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows, a series of Novena (9 days) masses was […]
3 Members of Regnum Mariae Secular Institute Philippines Attends General Assembly in Loreto Italy September 2, 2018 - September 2, 2018 ~ Carol Caoile. On July 24, 2018, three members of Regnum Mariae Secular Institute in the Philippines, travelled to Italy. Carolina I. Caoile, Benilda Amarillo and Rossana Morilla were part of the delegation to attend the International General Assembly 2018 of Regnum Mariae Secular Institute on July 27-August 6, 2018 held at […]
CBCP Pastoral Statement: We Pray for the Church August 31, 2018 - In these recent days, we feel again, with growing intensity, the pain and shame, because of the many revelations of sexual misconduct, most particularly those done against minors but not only minors, committed by a significant number of clerics, a number of bishops, and by consecrated persons. The pain is intensified by reported cover ups of these abuses and crimes.
OSSM Acceptance of Probationary Members and Members’ Renewal of Commitment Held at the Shrine August 27, 2018 - August 27, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Cleotilde Bulan. The Order of the Servants of Mary celebrated the Feast of St. Philip Benizi, the Illustrious Promoter of the Servite Order, last August 23. The nine days novena-masses were held at the St. Peregrine Lasiozi Diocesan Shrine from August 14th to August 22nd.
Lectors and Acolytes Installed on Feast of St. Philip Benizi, OSM August 24, 2018 - Fra. Moises Ma. Tamayao, OSM, Fra. Joseph Le van Coung Ma., OSM, Fra. Julius Ma. Tayopon, OSM, Fra. Joseph dihn Tien Thuan Ma., OSM and Fra. Francis Noel Ma. Monterde, OSM were installed into the Ministry of Lectors and Fra. Arnel Ma. Cauba, OSM,Fra. Peter Nguyen Cong Van Ma., OSM, Fra. Michael Gem Ma. Dela Cruz, OSM, Fra. Rey Ma. Regunda, OSM and Fra. Kristoffer Joey Ma. Omandam, OSMwere installed into the Ministry of Acolytes.
MAGSAYA KAYO AT MAGALAK! Liham Pastoral ng Kapulungan ng mga Obispo sa Pilipinas July 15, 2018 - “Mapapalad ang mga nagpupunyagi para sa Kapayapaan sapagkat tatawagin silang mga anak ng Diyos.” (Mat 5:9) Minamahal naming mga kapatid kay Kristo, hindi ba‘t lahat tayo’y naghahangad ng biyayang maging mga anak ng Diyos? Kung gayon nga, dapat nating laging pagsumikapan ang maging daan ng kapayapaan sa mga panahong ito ng pagkabalisa sa ating bansa.
CBCP Pastoral Exhortation: Rejoice and be glad! July 15, 2018 - REJOICE AND BE GLAD! CBCP PASTORAL EXHORTATION “Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called sons and daughters of God.” (Mt 5:9) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, do we not all aspire for the grace to be called “sons and daughters of God?” If we do so, then we must constantly strive to be peacemakers in these troubled times in our country.
Rev Fr Deogracias Ma Alejandria, OSM Appointed Parish Administrator of St. Peregrine Parish June 16, 2018 - June 16, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. In light of the early retirement of Rev Fr Pascual Ma Salas, OSM as Parish Priest of the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish in Tunasan, Muntinlupa, Rev Fr Deogracias (Ike) Ma. Alejandria, OSM was appointed Parochial Administrator by the Most Rev Jesse E. Mercado, DD – Bishop […]
Bishop Mercado’s Pastoral Letter on the Culture of Killings June 16, 2018 - Dear People of God, It is with great sorrow that in the period of six months, three of our Catholic Priests were gunned down and their cases remained unresolved, the latest of which is the brutal killing last Sunday of Fr. Richmond Nilo from the Diocese of Cabanatuan. This event is reflective of what is happening in our society. We are condemning the killings of our brothers and sisters, and all forms of violation against human life.
New AP members received on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus June 9, 2018 - June 8, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Headed by the Parochial Administrator, Rev Fr Leonard Ma. Guiang, OSM, a procession was held in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus along the National Highway in Tunasan, Muntinlupa City. Members of the Apostleship of Prayer (AP) with the the parishioners of St. Peregrine Parish and devotees of the Sacred Heart of Jesus joined in on the procession amidst a light rain-shower and praying the rosary along the way.
COMCARE: 300 Children Participates in Paalay Kay Mahal na Birheng Maria May 29, 2018 - May 27, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Rosalinda Payuyo. Every year during the month of May from Monday to Friday, "PAALAY KAY MAHAL NA BIRHENG MARIA" is held. Children from different communities under our parish attended the Catechesis. Together, we prayed the HOLY ROSARY, followed by offering of flowers in honor to our BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.
Commission on Youth Holds Summer Sports Fest 2018 May 27, 2018 - May 26, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Raiza Limbago. This Summer 2018, the St. Peregrine Commission on Youth conducted a Sports Fest which was participated by the youth servers of the Parish, as well as the youth from its different communities.
Kalusugan at Kagaling: Zumba Fitness Session with Ms. Regine Tolentino May 7, 2018 - May 7, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. A Zumba fitness session was held last May 5, 2018 together with the Philippines’ Dance Diva & Celebrity Zumba Queen, Regine Tolentino at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. This activity is affiliated in celebration of the Feast of St. Peregrine Laziosi.
Kiwanis Club of Muntinlupa-Rizal holds “Operation Summer Tuli” May 4, 2018 - May 4, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Eleanor Santella. Last April 28, 2018, Operation Summer Tuli was conducted at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine that resulted in 96 children being circumcised. This is the 5th year that the project was implemented by the Kiwanis Club of Muntinlupa-Rizal in cooperation with the Commission […]
Filipino Servite Friar Professes Solemn Vows in Italy April 24, 2018 - April 23, 2018 ~ Basilica Madona Della Ghiara. Servite Friar Jose Adonis Ma. Bongo, OSM professed his Solemn Vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to Rev Fr Pietro Ma. Andriotto, OSM – Prior Provincial, Provincia di Piemonte-Romagna at the Basilica Madona Della Ghiara in Italy with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist held half past […]
Palm Sunday Starts Holy Week at St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish March 27, 2018 - March 25, 2018 – Tunasan, Muntinlupa — Starting the solemn celebration of the Holy Week, Parish Priest, Rev Fr Pascual "Aloy" Ma Salas, OSM presided over the blessing of palms outside SM Center Muntinlupa and headed the procession to the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine where the first mass for Palm Sunday was celebrated.
CBCP STATEMENT ON THE DIVORCE BILL March 23, 2018 - The fact that we’re one of the last few countries without a divorce law until now speaks volumes about us as a nation. No doubt, those who associate divorce with being progressive would laud our legislators who are currently raring to pass a divorce bill in Congress. With due respect to them, we beg them to make room for more reasoned debates on the issue. Since they act as representatives of the people who elected them in office, we humbly suggest that they submit their personal opinions to a further consultation with their constituents. Perhaps they can also consult experts in various fields in order to consider the many
Priests Receive Confessions at the Kumpisalang Bayan 2018 March 15, 2018 - March 14, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. The Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Season of Lent go hand in hand. Lent is the season of conversion and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the greatest means of conversion. Forming in queue for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, parishioners availed of having their confessions heard at this year's Kumpisalang Bayan held March 13, 2018 at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. A number of priests from the Order of Servants of Mary and nearby parishes came to the Shrine to hear confessions and give out absolution to St. Peregrine Laziosi Parishioners.
Lenten Recollection Held March 10 at the Parish Hall March 11, 2018 - March 11, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine. Attended by parish workers and parishioners, the Annual Lenten Recollection for this year was held at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Hall last Saturday, March 10, 2018. Guest Speaker was Rev Fr. Kevin Luther C. Crisostomo, parish priest of the St. Joseph Parish in Tambo, Paranaque City.
Servite Family Celebrates Solemnity of the Seven Holy Founders of the OSM February 19, 2018 - February 17, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine laziosi Diocesan Shrine/ Cleotilde Bulan, OSSM. The OSM Family of the St. Peregrine Philippine Vicariate of the Order of Servants of Mary celebrated the Feast of the Seven Holy Founders of the Order. A nine day Novena masses was held every 6 pm at the St. Peregrine Laziosi Diocesan Shrine since February 8, 2018 - Thursday. Culminating the activity was the concelebrated Feast Day Mass held at 7 o'clock in the evening led by our Vicar Provincial, Rev. Fr. Ike Ma. Alejandria, OSM.
Commission on Youth Holds Unite for February 2018 February 18, 2018 - February 17, 2018~St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Hall/ Mary Madelynn Cruz. The St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish’s Commission on Youth held their monthly gathering - Unite. At the event, COY’s Internal Vice President, AJ Hernandez delivered a talk covering the overview of 2018 Synod of Bishops which focuses on theme of Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment that aims to guide the young on their existential journey to maturity so that, through the process of discernment, they discover their plan for life and realizing it with joy with the help or intervention from God.
Ash Wednesday Marks First Day of Lent at St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish February 15, 2018 - February 14, 2018 ~ St. Peregrine Diocesan Shrine/ Mary Madelynn Cruz. Ash Wednesday is considered a day of cleansing the soul before the Season of Lent begins. Church-goers have their foreheads marked with a cross by the ashes of the palms blessed at last year's Palm Sunday to symbolize the repentance of sins.
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.