Prayer for Persecuted Christians

Nov 22, 2017 | [post_view] Views

Make a Stand for Faith and Freedom! Let us pause for a moment of prayer for all the Persecuted Christians. #RedWednesday #Faith #Freedom

Santuario Joins Red Wednesday Campaign 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | [post_view] Views

In response to the invitation of the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Philippines, Santuario Eucaristico makes a Stand for Faith and Freedom by joining the "Red Wednesday" by wearing red clothing and illuminating our parish with red lights in remembrance of the blood of the faithful who have been killed because of the Christian faith. WHAT IS RED WEDNESDAY? Numerous studies have consistently shown that Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world. A study by Open Doors, a Christian advocacy group, reveals that the global persecution of Christians has risen for the past four consecutive years. Another study by the Center for New Religions published findings that over 90,000 Christians were murdered in 2016. That is equivalent to one Christian being murdered for the faith every six minutes. Furthermore, the study reveals that half a billion Christians are unable to freely express their faith. These findings affirm the declaration of Pope Francis that there are more Christians suffering today than there were in the early years of Christianity. Given that our country is predominantly Christian, Filipinos find it difficult to grasp a reality where Christians can be persecuted. Many are not even aware of how difficult it is to practice the Christian faith in some areas of Muslim Mindanao. Since Christianity has been deeply ingrained in the fabric of Philippine society, we seem to have developed a blind spot regarding the nature and scale of Christian persecution in the world today. For this reason, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the Pontifical charity organization dedicated to serving the needs of persecuted Christian communities worldwide, is launching a Red Wednesday campaign to create awareness among Filipino Christians about the severity of Christian persecution. Red is the color of martyrdom in the Christian faith. The Red Wednesday campaign will shine a light on religious persecution and will honor all Christians who have suffered and died for Christ. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has endorsed the Red Wednesday campaign by inviting all cathedrals, minor basilicas and national & diocesan shrines to illuminate their façade in red. Furthermore, several Catholic universities in Manila have also expressed interest to join the campaign. On November 22, after the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, a program will be held to discuss the significance of the illumination of the said structures which will then be followed by a communal prayer for persecuted Christians. In solidarity with Christians who suffer for their faith, ACN invites everyone to make a visible statement by wearing red and, if resources allow, light their own parishes or respective buildings or local monuments in red. Let Red Wednesday be the start for Filipinos to lend their voice to the global call to uphold religious freedom and advocate for inter-faith harmony. As one global Christian family, may our experssion of solidarity…

St. Jerome Vicariate Celebrates National Catechetical Month 2017

Oct 19, 2017 | [post_view] Views

Catechetical Month is a delightful time to reflect the role and life of a Catechist to the ministry of the Church in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. As we truly embrace the contribution of catechists in the life of our parish with this month's theme CATECHISTS: AGENTS OF RENEWAL IN THE PARISH, St. Jerome Vicariate lead up to National Catechetical Month Culmination last September 28, 2017, at Country Village Hotel, Carmen Cagayan de Oro City. The culminating activity started with a Celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided by Rev. Msgr. Eutiquiano Legitimas, PC, SSJV together with the concelebrating priests of the Vicariate. After the mass, Mr. Joseph Uy, the Vicariate Catechist Coordinator gave a warm welcome address followed by a meaningful deepening and understanding of the National Catechetical Month’s theme to all the catechists present. Part of the program was the giving of Service Award to all catechists who reached more than five (5) years of service. Everyone shared a bountiful lunch as a community. In the afternoon, a showcase of talents was presented by each parish in the vicariate. They had a singing contest, raffle draw and series of games which made the activity more fun. The last part was the highlight- a Zumba for all!. There were about 217 catechists who attended the culminating activity. It was successfully done and ended with a blessing from Rev. Fr. Jojo Joel Oga, SSJV. It was indeed a memorable time. "Everything begins with Jesus and ends with Jesus". Becoming an agent for His Church is a call coming from the Lord, and, answering and sharing this vocation is a way of gratitude to be given unto him. Let us always pray for all Catechists to grow in love for the Lord and further the evangelizing mission of his Church. May the Triune God be praised and adored now and forever! Written by: Jen Bacurnay of Santuario Eucaristico Catechetical Ministry

Parish Garage Sale for a Cause

Oct 4, 2017 | [post_view] Views

With the ongoing renovation of the Parish Formation Center, Santuario Eucaristico aims to intensify fund raising and had its Parish Garage Sale for a Cause, a Fund Raising Event for our Formation Center Renovation Project last September 30 – October 1. As part of the formation program and in order to continue our Eucharistic mission, not only for the parish but for the whole of the Archdiocese. The renovation of the formation center building started last July 17. Pledges and envelopes are distributed throughout the parish for fund raising. By the end of September, a new project was created for the benefit of the renovation. A Parish Garage Sale for a Cause where all items sold were donated by our generous parishioners. We had clothing, kitchen utensils, books, shoes and bags, devices and more. Each purchase was a donation and all proceeds go to our renovation fund. May we all continue our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and let us journey together towards another milestone in building this Formation Center for the realization of our Eucharistic Mission and Evangelization. On behalf of the Parish Pastoral, Finance, and Coordinating Councils, thank you for your support and generosity. #SantuarioEucaristico #GarageSale4aCause

3rd Blood-Letting Activity for 2017

Aug 30, 2017 | [post_view] Views

In partnership with Northern Mindanao Medical Center volunteer doctors and nurses, we had a successful 3rd Blood-Letting activity at the parish last August 30,2017. This time, we gathered 14 blood bags. One blood donation could save three lives, and with the 14 blood bags we gathered, we could amazingly save almost 42 lives!

Liturgical Music Seminar 2017

Aug 21, 2017 | [post_view] Views

According to St. Augustine, "To sing is to pray twice." To fully fulfill their duty as choirs in our parish, our Music Ministry has facilitated a Liturgical Music Seminar last August 21 to refresh our old members and to give basic orientation the new members about the proper Music of the Liturgy. Each month, we have our Music Ministry meeting for our Sunday Mass repertoire for the upcoming month. This is for the purpose of fully delivering the message of the readings and gospel of the day to the community therefore fulfilling our mission to evangelize through singing. In our parish we have a total of 7 Choirs. Fill Chorus, D&M Choir and Blessed Sacrament Youth Choir from the shrine, San Roque Youth Choir from San Roque Chapel and St. Joseph Choir Group 1, Group 3 and St. Joseph Youth Choir from St. Joseph Chapel. We thank our music ministers for their love and commitment to our parish and for taking the extra mile in learning and valuing Liturgical Music in service. Kudos!

Feeding Program for August 2017

Aug 19, 2017 | [post_view] Views

It was said that "Peace begin where the hungry are fed." In our parish, we not only pray for the hungry but we also feed them every month in our Parish Feeding Program. This month, we fed around 50 kids and adults from around the parish last August 19, 2017. Thanks to our volunteers and the personnel of 4th Light Armored Cavalry Troop(SEPARATE), Mechanized Infantry Division, Philippine Army for the success of this program.

San Roque Fiesta Celebration 2017

Aug 16, 2017 | [post_view] Views

"Viva Señor San Roque! shouts the community of San Roque Chapel as they celebrate the Feast of San Roque with a Fiesta Mass and Baptism of 13 infants. The fiesta mass was presided by Fr. Froilan A. Briones,SSS and assisted by Rev. Fr. (Capt.) Remeo R. Loayon, CHS. The Parish Catechists facilitated the preparation seminars and Baptism of the 13 infants. After the mass followed the bountiful feast together with the community and visitors. Congratulations to San Roque Chapel for a successful fiesta celebration. Viva Señor San Roque!