Sacred Heart Formation House, Cagayan de Oro City, Christ the King Sunday

Fr. Lukas Sasmito, SCJ – main celebrant

 

God Have Mercy on the Philippines!

Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco), the Philippines’ 21st tropical cyclone for 2020, began bashing Luzon on November 11, 2020. Typhoon Vamco, the equivalent of a Category 2 hurricane, is the third typhoon and fifth tropical cyclone to affect the Philippines in less than three weeks. Continue reading

Sacred Heart Formation House, Cagayan de Oro City, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Francis Pupkowski, SCJ – main celebrant

Sacred Heart Formation House, Cagayan de Oro City, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Rico O. Lapinig, SCJ – the main celebrant

Parade of Saints 2020

November 1, in the Church’s liturgical calendaris the Solemnity of All Saints. The preceding eve is known as “All Hallow’s Eve” or Halloween. The root word of Halloween – ”hallow” – means ”holy.” The suffix “een” is an abbreviation of “evening.” It refers to the Eve of All Hallows, the night before the Christian holy day that honors saintly people of the past. Unfortunately, the Western influence took away the “Holy” in Halloween through dress-up parties on October 31 where people wear costumes to look like monsters, ghouls, and other evil entities. Whether they willfully know this or not, the practice of dressing up like creatures of the night and demons have pagan origins. Continue reading