Priestly Ordination of Deacon Victor Lingasa, SCJ

On February 25, 2021, Deacon Victor M. Lingasa, SCJ was ordained, priest. The ceremony of ordination took place at the Immaculate Conception Parish Parish in Pitogo, Zamboanga del Sur, his parish of origin, and was presided by the Bishop of Pagadian Diocese, Most Rev. Ronald I. Lunas, D.D. Continue reading

Lent: Time of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter. During Lent, we seek the Lord in prayer by reading Sacred Scripture; we serve by giving alms, and we practice self-control through fasting. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ’s will more faithfully. We recall the waters of baptism in which we were also baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil, and began a new life in Christ. Continue reading