“Before the calendar turns a new leaf over, before the social networking sites get flooded with messages, before the mobile networks get congested, let us take a quiet moment out to wish you a wonderful, happy, healthy and blessed New Year!”
God, thank you for a new year. May everyone be willing to begin anew with a clean slate. We know that you are always ready to forgive us. Help us to be willing to forgive ourselves and to forgive one another.
As we begin a new year, remind us of our truest values and our deepest desires. Help us to live in the goodness that comes from doing what you want us to do. Help us to put aside anxiety about the future and the past, so that we might live in peace with you now, one day at a time.
On December 28, 2019, Fr. Lukas Hadi Siswo Sasmito, SCJ, the Superior of the SCJ Philippines Region, together with Fr. Vincentius Sri Herimanto, SCJ, the General Councilor in Rome, have celebrated their 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. Continue reading
On December 27, 2019 four out of thirty-five applicants who passed the initial qualification exams responded the invitation to attend the search-in at Sacred Heart Formation House, Aluba, Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City. Continue reading
The reason for Christmas is Jesus. Christmas is the celebration of God’s great love for us. God loves us so much that he sends his Son Jesus to become one of us in order to bring us back to him.
Let us keep Christ as the heart of our Christmas, the reason for all of our joy, Let us reflect on the season’s true meaning… the birth of our Savior.
Whenever we see decorations that sparkle and tree lights that glimmer and glow, Let us remember the star that shone brightly and lit up that night long ago.
Whenever we wrap up our presents to others and dream of the gifts we’d like best… Let us remember God’s gift of a Savior – the gift that outshines all the rest.
May this Christmas celebration bring us peace and joy in our hearts and homes. And may God’s blessing be with us throughout the whole year 2020.
On December 8, 2019, the Immaculate Conception Parish in Aluba, Cagayan de Oro City, celebrated its Patronal Feast. The concelebrated Fiesta Mass was presided by Fr. Julius Clavero, SSJV, the parish priest of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Pueblo, Cagayan de Oro City. As usual, the main celebration was preceded with a nine-day novena and other activities, such as a Parish BEC Family Day on November 30, Walk for Fun on December 7, and culminated with the Acoustic Band Concert on December 8. Continue reading