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!

Parish Confirmation 2017

Aug 15, 2017 | [post_view] Views

“Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit” says the Bishop or priests to the 140 young adults who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in our parish last August 15, 2017 in Honor of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Prior to the Confirmation, we had seminars and confessions as preparation in receiving the sacrament. 13 of the confirmands had their Adult Baptism last August 11 in our parish. The Confirmation Mass was presided by Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ, DD and assisted by our Parish Priest, Fr. Froilan R. A. Briones, SSS. In the Book of Isaiah 11:2-3, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are described. In the passage the gifts are considered ones that the Messiah would have possessed. Through Jesus, we receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation. 1. WISDOM - helps us recognize the importance of others and the importance of keeping God central in our lives. 2. UNDERSTANDING - is the ability to comprehend the meaning of God's message. 3. KNOWLEDGE - is the ability to think about and explore God's revelation, and also to recognize there are mysteries of faith beyond us. 4. COUNSEL - is the ability to see the best way to follow God's plan when we have choices that relate to him. 5. FORTITUDE - is the courage to do what one knows is right. 6. PIETY - helps us pray to God in true devotion. 7. FEAR OF THE LORD - is the feeling of amazement before God, who is all-present, and whose friendship we do not want to lose. We thank our Area Coordinators and Parish Catechists who prepared our Confirmands. Sources: Gifts of the Holy Spirit by Loyola Press

Mass for the Sick and Medical Clinic for August 2017

Aug 11, 2017 | [post_view] Views

In St. Teresa of Calcutta's words, "Faith in action is Love - and Love in action is service." This month, we offered service to our sick brothers and sisters who need medical help through our Mass for the Sick and Medical Clinic last August 11, 2017. The Mass for the Sick was presided by Fr. Muriel Uy, SSS at 8:00am. The Sacrament of Annointing was granted to all our sick brothers and sisters who attended the mass. Afterwards followed the clinic where there were more than 50 patients who came for aid and was warmly attended by our volunteers. With grateful hearts, we thank our volunteer nurses and doctors for another successful Medical help to our brothers and sisters!

2nd Eymard’s Family Day

Aug 5, 2017 | [post_view] Views

This year, we celebrate the Feast of St. Peter Julian Eymard, the Apostle of the Eucharist and our Patron Saint, with a 2nd Family Day last August 5, 2017 in Santuario Eucaristico. Accordingly, "Eymard's Family Day" in our parish was designed to achieve the desire of St. Peter Julian Eymard for us to become the people of prayer, the people who have a good and strong relationship with our God, to be a community and parish that is in total communion with our God. Our communion as a family and as a community is a reflection of the Kingdom of God. This year, we had our Novena Masses last August 2-4 during our Evening Masses at 6pm. On the 5th of August, we had a whole-day celebration starting with a Eucharistic Celebration and Installation of the New PEL Officers at 8:00am with our parishioners, especially the Parish Eucharistic League (PEL) members who are our Eucharistic Adorers. The mass was presided by Fr. Muriel Uy,SSS and assisted by Fr. Froilan A. Briones,SSS and Fr. Clifford Barrios,SSS. After the Mass followed the program proper at the back of the shrine. It was formally started with an Opening Prayer by Fr. Clifford followed by the welcome remarks of the new PEL Coordinator, Ms. Cecile M. Kionisala. A short talk about St. Peter Julian Eymard and Parish Eucharistic League (PEL) was then given by Fr. Muriel. The rest of the program was full of presentations, games and raffles, and acknowledging the August Birthday Celebrants. The closing remarks by Fr. Muriel and closing prayer by Fr. Froilan commenced the celebration. In St. Peter Julian Eymard's words, "The Eucharist is the supreme proof of the love of Jesus" and in this year's fiesta, we celebrate love and give thanks to God for a successful celebration of communion as a family in this 2nd Eymard Family Day!

Santuario Celebrates Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with Baptism

Jul 15, 2017 | [post_view] Views

Our active communities in Zone 2 Carmen, Oro Chain Village and Binonoan, celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with a Fiesta Mass and Baptism last July 15, 2017. A few weeks before the fiesta, the community of Oro Chain Village and Binonoan attended a Pre-Baptism seminar given by Sr. Marge P. Manabat, TMM and our parish catechists as preparation for their Fiesta Celebration. They had willingly participated in the seminar and are now ready to receive the Sacrament of Baptism which is the basis of the whole Christian life and doorway to all the other Sacraments. On the 15th of August 2017, the whole community of Carmen celebrated Mass in Honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Our active parishioners of Oro Chain Village and Binonoan had separate celebrations. The Baptism was help in Oro Chain Village where our Shrine Rector and Parish Priest, Fr. Froilan R. A. Briones, SSS baptised 17 infants. In Binonoan, the mass was presided by one of our assistant priests in the shrine, Fr. Clifford Barrios, SSS. Santuario Eucaristico in partnership with the community of Oro Chain Village and Binonoan is truly grateful to the divine providence of our Lord and the intercession of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for another successful fiesta celebration and welcomes our new brothers and sisters to Christianity! In Fr. Froilan's homily, he gave us a reminder that “True devotion to Mary consists of leading holy lives in conformity with her virtues of humility, gentleness, love, penance and prayer." Happy fiesta to all!

Santuario celebrates Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jun 29, 2017 | [post_view] Views

"Heart of Jesus hear! O Heart of love divine.Listen to our prayers, make us always thine." sings our parishioners of Santuario Eucaristico as we give thanks and celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in a manner of Concelebrated Mass and Barrio Fiesta last June 23, 2017. This year, our parish celebrated a three-day period of prayer known as "Triduum Masses in preparation for the upcoming Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus last June 23. Our fiesta theme is "Heart of Jesus: Source of Communion of Communities". Our parish started it's Novena Masses last June 20-22, 2017 with the sub-themes: June 20 -Heart of Jesus: Forming Agents of Communion June 21 -Heart of Jesus: Forming Agents of Participation June 22 -Heart of Jesus: Forming Agents of Mission On the feast day, our parish had it's Concelebrated Mass at 6:00pm presided by our Rector and Parish Priest, Fr. Froilan R. A. Briones, SSS with other SSS priests, Fr. Muriel A. Uy, SSS and Fr. Clifford B. Barrios, SSS. We also have guest priests who celebrated the mass with us namely Fr. Valerian Pozmok of the Congregation of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fr. Ronaldo Eborde of the Poor Servants of Divine Providence and Fr. Maximilian Mary Ciar of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. During Fr. Froilan's homily, he stated that "The greatest gift of Jesus to us is His love for us: "Love one another as I have loved you". And Jesus showed that He loved us to the end by laying down his life for us. Yes, our hearts will not rest until they are rested in the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus." After the Mass followed the local celebration of the parish called "Barrio Fiesta" where our parishioners gather after the mass to eat together and showcase their talents with our programs. This year, we had a "Hataw ng Puso" Dance Contest featuring Folk Dances performed by our parishioners. Our contenders are the St. Joseph Chapel (1st Place), Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (2nd Place), San Roque Chapel (3rd Place) and Legion of Mary-Flos Carmeli (4th Place). The rest of the program, we had the Feeding of the Less Fortunate parishioners, Raffle, Surprise Numbers and Important messages from our Parish Priest and SSS CDO Community Local Superior. This year, we celebrate at the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, God's love for us, revealed in Christ's love and life for us parishioners of Santuario Eucaristico! Happy Fiesta!