Friday, February 18, 2011

Important Petition: Please sign!

Both Fr. Zuhlsdorf and Rorate has posted some news regarding the upcoming Instruction about Summorum Pontificum to be released soon. A petition to preserve the integrity of the motu propio is now online -- please sign and spread the word!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Urgent! FILIPINOS! UNITE FOR LIFE! Interfaith Rally against RH Bill

I've been informed via Filipinos for Life of an upcoming interfaith rally against the Reproductive Health (RH) bill in the Philippines. LifeSiteNews also mentioned this (More details below:

The Interfaith Prayer Rally against RH Bill has changed its venue and date to February 13, Sunday, 4:00 PM onwards at PICC Grounds, Roxas Blvd. The Coalition of Family and Life are composed of Christians, Muslims and Catholics. We will march and pray together against the RH Bill. Listen to Pro-Life Congressmen, Senators, and other leaders as they speak out on why this anti-life bill should not be passed. Groups represented in this event include:

Couples for Christ-Foundation for Family and Life
Human Life International
Pro-Life Philippines
Ligaya ng Panginoon
CFC Global
Concerned Citizens Movement
Knights of Columbus
Catholic Women’s League
Servants Comm.
Sangguniang Laiko
Sanctuario de San Jose
Diocese of Paranaque
Muslims for Life
Intercessors for the Philippine Evangelical groups
Ang Kapatiran Party
Buhay Party List
Phil. Solidarity
El Shaddai
CFM and counting!
Magsuot ng light blue armbands at magdala ng plakards at kandila sa rally. Tumawag sa pro-life office at 7337027 or text 09192337783. Makinig sa Radyo Veritas 846 para sa dagdag na detalye. Makibaka laban sa Batas RH!

Feb. 11, 2011
Fuente 0smena Circle

Attention Cebuanos: March for Life called by Archbishop Jose Palma is, Friday 1:30-5:30 pm converging at Fuente Osmeña. Invited are pro-life politicians: Gov. Gwen Garcia, Cong. Pablo Garcia, Cong. Cutie del Mar, Mayor Mike Rama, Cong. Manny Paquiao.

Defenders of Life, it’s time to unite and protect our generation from the anti-life mentality that brings moral decay to our society.

We will have simultaneous Pro-Life activities this week.

February 10, Thursday, Healing Mass at Sto. Domingo Parish, 5pm-7pm
February 13, Sunday, Subic Marian Peace Regatta, 2pm-10pm, Subic Bay Boardwalk
February 13, Sunday, Interfaith Rally PICC Grounds, 4pm

February 24, 2011: Michael Voris of Real Catholic TV to give a talk for Defensores Fidei Foundation on February 24, 2011, 7-8 P.M., at Christ the King Parish in Greenmeadows, Quezon City. Please spread the word. He will discuss how lay Catholics should respond to theological dissent, drawing upon the experience of lay American Catholics. Any questions, you may contact Carlos Antonio Palad at caloyraj AT yahoo DOT com.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

External Solemnity of the Presentation of our Lord (Feb. 6, 2011)

Today we celebrated the External Solemnity of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Before mass started, Canon Moreau did the blessing of the candles which was followed by a short procession outside the church.
Before the Mass
Statue of Our Lady of Fatima (later to be carried in the procession)
Canon Moreau incensing the candles
Distribution of candles. The faithful can kiss the hands of the priest then the candle.
Procession outside the church
Flower girls accompanying our Blessed Mother
On the way back to the church
My son, Paul Benedict Marie, getting his first blessing of the throat after Mass (good timing, he had been coughing these past few days!). More photos of the procession can be found here.

Video: Blessing of the candles and procession outside the church

Video: Canon Moreau's Sermon

Mariana Mahal Baptism & Holy Mass in the OF (Presentation of our Lord)

I was honored to be the godfather ('ninong') for Mariana Mahal Purificacion (daughter of my friend, Dennis Purificacion) and he couldn't have selected a better date than February 2 for the baptism. In the traditional pre-conciliar calendar, February 2 wasn't only the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ but also the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. So I made a trip down to St. Catherine's in Vallejo, CA (this is the parish I used to go to when I was still residing in this city) to witness this special event.
One of the rare churches with the Blessed Sacrament in it's proper place: front and center!
Fr. Jess Soriano pouring the baptismal water.
Fr. Avram Brown consecrating Mariana Mahal
Elevation of the Host
The Purificacion Family
With the godfather
Mariana Mahal smiling in her sleep!
With Fr. Avram Brown (from the neighboring parish of St. Vincent's Ferrer, also in Vallejo)

St. Blaise Day (Feb 3, 2011)

Canon Moreau blessing the candles to be used for the blessing of the throat
Lay faithful being blessed on the throat

Feast of St. Francis De Sales (Jan. 29, 2011) at St. Margaret Mary's

Photos and video (Canon Moreau's sermon) taken from the Feast of St. Francis De Sales last January 29, 2011 at St. Margaret Mary's. St. Francis De Sales is the patron saint not only of the Institute, but also of the Diocese of Oakland.

Family photo!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

More photos from the 2011 Walk for Life West Coast

More photos from the 2011 Walk for Life West Coast, courtesy of Garvin (fellow parishioner at St. Margaret Mary's).

The rest of the photos can be viewed here.