F.Y.I. (For your Information)

One saint, One faith, One celebration…

A multicultural thanksgiving celebration for the Canonization of San Pedro Calungsod at St Therese Parish, Kennington, Australia A week after the canonization of San Pedro Calungsod with six other new saints by Pope Benedict XVI, the Filipino faithful in Bendigo area celebrated the thanksgiving mass in honour of this newest Filipino canonized saint. The celebration […]

Marriage: Willed and designed by God

  Since tomorrow’s gospel speaks about the basic ground of human marriage- that is, it is designed and willed by God from the beginning, I am posting here as part 1 of my Sunday reflection online, a piece of my 25,000 word theological synthesis which  I did last year to complete my Academic requirements for […]

Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Jesus

Seven last words of Jesus on the Cross  1.”Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”  Lk. 23: 34. Pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt. – Even on the cross, Jesus thinks of others. Not only that, he justifies those who crucified him saying to his Father ‘they do not know […]

The way to Friendship with God: Prayer

Prayer is not only doing something…but more so, being something to someone. In prayer we not only ask God what we want or need but we are making ourselves available for God to work something beautiful and salvific in and through us.  Click this link and see: The beauty of prayer. Or ponder on this story: […]

Behind the 12 Days of Christmas

There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled us. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge that won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practise their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this […]

Thank God for this gift of the Priesthood

My ordination to the priesthood is fast approaching. It keeps me on my toes, catching people, organizing things, etc. Thank God for for all the warm support that people from my home parish are pouring on me regarding the logistics and the like. It keeps the preparation a lot easier and less stress. It really […]

The Story that broke my heart

Hi, Mommy. I’m your baby. You don’t know me yet, I’m only a few weeks old. You’re going to find out about me soon, though, I promise. Let me tell you some things about me. My name is John, and I’ve got beautiful brown eyes and black hair. Well, I don’t have it yet, but I will when I’m […]