Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rosary for Priests: June 19, 2010 concluding the Year for Priests

Please join us!
Rosary for Priests in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento and more

Saturday, June 19, 2010
10:00 am to 10:30 am
concluding the Year for Priests

Plaza in front of Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94109-6686

Or join us in prayer at the Cathedrals in Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento, same time, same day.
Let us encourage, thank, join in solidarity with, show our filial obedience to,and share our love with
our beloved priests!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Diocese of Pasig: TLM Training & Workshop for Altar Servers (my hometown!)

Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pasig City, Philippines

Saturday, June 19, 2010
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Diocese of Pasig - Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Plaza Rizal, Brgy. Malinao, Pasig City, Philippines

TLM PASIG June 19, 2010 ~ Low Mass Workshop:

• A comprehensive introduction to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and its liturgical principles
• An overview of the 1962 Roman Missal and liturgical calendar
• A complete explanation and demonstration, with practical hands-on instruction, in the ceremony of Low Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal
• Tips and strategies for gaining proficiency in Latin
• An introduction to Sung Mass and Gregorian Chant

I am pleased to see this workshop to be held in my hometown diocese (Diocese of Pasig). Brings back happy memories of my childhood years. I remember those days where I had been serving as an altar boy at both my parish (Sta. Rosa de Lima) and in our Village Chapel. Our parish priest back then, Rev. Msgr. Rodolfo "Rudy" Gallardo, was a military chaplain prior to being assigned to the parish. At one point, I had been contemplating to enter the seminary life but Msgr. Gallardo encouraged me instead to consider entering after I'm done with high school and/or college. So I continued my high school studies at Don Bosco Mandaluyong and eventually finished my undergraduate degree at the University of the Philippines, before moving here in the US. By then, my vocation interest had already disappeared! Afterwards, I learned that Msgr. Gallardo was installed as the second rector of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in December 2003 and eventually retired on February 2005. I'm hoping and praying that with this workshop, the Traditional Latin Mass will be made available, not only in the cathedral itself, but throughout the diocese.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

External Solemnity of Corpus Christi: 1st Holy Communion and Procession

First Holy Communion
Vesting of the Scapular
Street Procession
Street Procession

Slideshow of the remaining photos (click to view the complete photo album):