2nd Sun of Advent, Cycle A

2nd sunday

Is 11:1-10;

Rom 15:7-8, 12-13, 17.

Mt 3:1-12.

            Today we are presented with the figure of John the Baptist dressed in camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and who feeds on locusts and honey. He is an image of mortification and self-denial.  In the season of Advent we are invited to mortification and penance, and to be cleansed of sins so that we may meet the Savior with pure hearts. The first word that comes out of the Baptist’s mouth is “REPENT”; the reason is “the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” And how are we to do it? “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.”

            Let us clarify our concept of repentance by reviewing the parable of the Prodigal Son in Lk 15. “v. 18 I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19. I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired workers.’ 20. So he got up and went to his father.” Watch the elements of repentance. 1) conviction of sin: “I have sinned against heaven and against you.” This is the first requisite of repentance. There was a man who had relations with the house help while the wife was in out-of-town assignment. The maid became proud of it and in a quarrel with her landlady blurted out that the husband loves her more than the wife, because the wife cannot give him children. When the wife confronted the husband he denied it. The wife discovered other evidences but the husband kept denying. Finally the wife discovered the diary of the maid and showed it to her husband. Only then did the husband say: “I’m sorry.” Is this repentance? NO! He said “I’m sorry,” not because he offended God, but because he was caught. To repent means that I acknowledge that I have offended God, that I have sinned, not because I was caught. Jn 16:8 says: “When he (the Spirit of Truth) comes, he will convict the world of sin.” When I do not have conviction of sin, then I do not have the Holy Spirit. 2) Repentance: “I no longer deserve to be called your son,” because I have offended, “treat me as you treat one of your hired workers.” This is repentance: I have sinned, I deserve punishment, and I am ready for what I deserve. 3) Conversion: “So he got up and went to his father.” Conversion means turning away from sin and taking steps to return home to the Father to live a new life.

            What caused the prodigal son to be convicted of sin? It was hunger and feeling dirty among the swine. God uses external discomfort and physical pain to bring us to our senses. And the Father’s attitude, what does it tell us? “There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance” (Lk 15:7). Furthermore, God restores me to the status of son: “Quickly, bring the finest robe (of grace) and put it on him; put a ring (seal) on his finger and sandals on his feet” (capacity to walk the stairway to heaven).

            True repentance should lead us to confession. It cannot be denied that many of us still miss the true meaning of confession. I heard someone say, “I have not gone to confession for five years because I have no serious sin to confess.” Well, the fact that you have not confessed in one Lenten season, you already have serious sin to confess. Confession should not remain an obligation; it should become a devotion. St. Teresa of Avila, during the last two years of her life, went to confession every day. The higher she climbed in holiness, the clearer was her consciousness of God’s holiness as against her lowliness as creature. Confession is a “bath for the soul;” if I take a shower every day to keep my body clean, should not my soul have a regular shower? If I eat three times a day to keep healthy, should not by soul be nourished daily to remain healthy?

            If I go to the tribunal and narrate all my crimes, what happens to me? I get indicted, convicted. The more crimes I tell, the greater my penalty. But if I go to the confessional and narrate all my sins, I will be acquitted. Surely, I do not want to be indicted nor convicted before Christ the King. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is only for this existence; after this earthly life there is no chance for repentance. Therefore, let me be acquitted now while still on earth, and be clean of any stain or any weight of sin before I end this existence. “Seek the Lord, that you may live” (Amos 5:6). “Seek the Lord while he may be found, call him while he is near. Let the scoundrel forsake his way, and the wicked man his thoughts; let him turn to the Lord for mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving” (Is 55:6-7). “I have brushed away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like a mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you” (Is 44:22). It is I who wipe away your offenses; your sins I remember no more” (Is 43:25). “I will sprinkle clean water upon you to cleanse you from your impurities, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony heart and giving you natural hearts. I will put my spirit within you and make you live by my statutes, careful to observe my decrees” (Ez 36:25-27). “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine… For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your savior… Because you are precious in my eyes and glorious, and because I love you… Fear not, for I am with you” (Is 43:1, 3-5).

            Let us look deeper. At the tribunal, I get indictment and conviction. The human court throws me into prison and holds me in my past sins. It cuts me off from the future and I have no chance to improve the self to become a better person. Similarly, when I do not forgive my spouse and decide for a separation, I cut off the future of my family. I condemn all of us to be imprisoned in our past sins and we all suffer the consequences. A son of sixteen became addicted to drugs and stole the jewelries of his mother and sold them to pay for his drugs. The father in his anger banishes him: “Wala akong anak na magnanakaw.” This father keeps his son in his past sins and cuts off the future. What will become of him since he has no experience in life? This is the result of human unforgiveness.

            Let me go to the confessional and tell all my sins. I get acquitted. I come out relieved and strong, facing the future with hope. Why? Because I hear the Lord say, “Get up, try again, I will help you.” Isaiah is insistent on this. “Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of justice” (Is 41:10). “For I am the Lord, your God, who grasp your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’… I will help you, says the Lord, your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel” (Is 41:13-14). The sacramental grace of confession empowers me to begin a better future. It does not condemn me to my past sins, but promises a bright future in the life of grace. I can move on and work it out to become a better (and holier) person. The Lord keeps his promise: “I will be with you” and “I will help you.”            

God readily forgives me, do I forgive my enemies, those who offended me? We pray many times, “Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us,” and yet unforgiveness happens to be the most frequent case in our life. At Christmas we celebrate God’s love and forgiveness coming down to us –the Infant Jesus. Advent is the time to seek God’s forgiveness and give out forgiveness to those who offended us. By forgiving others, we become more like our forgiving God and Father. Then our Christmas will be complete. -0-

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    September 1, 2023

    WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION

    Pope Francis’ Message: https://www.vatican.va/content/ francesco/en/messages/pont-messages/2023/documents/20230513- messaggio-giornata-curacreato.html

    NOVENA TO ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINO BEGINS

    APOSTOLIC VISIT TO MONGOLIA
    (August 31-September 3, 2023)

    Day 2: Ulaanbaatar
    1000       Arrival at Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar and official welcome.

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Alicia Bañares, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Amellory Jopia, SAR (Urbiztondo Chapter)
    Laurice Kathleen Barizo (RAY-Cavite)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Francisca de Sta. Maria, AR
    +Sr. Placida Patrimonio, AR
    +Sis. Primitiva Ayuda, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    +Sis. Pilar Betinol, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    September 2, 2023

    APOSTOLIC VISIT TO MONGOLIA

    Day 3: Rome – Ulaanbaatar

    0900    Welcome ceremony at Sükhbaatar Square
    0930    Courtesy visit with President Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh at the State Palace
    1020     Meeting with authorities, members of the diplomatic corps and local representatives in the Ikh Mongol hall at the palace. Speech by pope.
    1100     Meeting with Gombojavyn Zandanshatar, chairman of Mongolia’s parliament, the State Great Khural.
    1110      Meeting with Prime Minister Luvsannamsrai Oyun- Erdene.
    1600     Meeting with bishops, priests, religious, missionaries and pastoral workers at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul. Speech by pope.

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Federico Gregorio
    Sis. Maxima Malalay, SAR (Cebu Chapter) Maynard Negre (RAY-Talisay)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Aurora Cordova, SAR (Laray Chapter)

3
  • All day
    September 3, 2023

    APOSTOLIC VISIT TO MONGOLIA
    Day 4: Ulaanbaatar

    1000     Ecumenical and interreligious meeting at the Hun Theater. Speech by pope.
    1600     Mass at the Steppe Arena. Homily by pope.

    OLCP- MIRANILA FIESTA MASS
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Presider & Homilist: Most Rev. Teodoro Bacani, D.D.

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray James Erold Gatinao
    Sr. Annielyn Alejado, AR
    Sis. Salvacion Alonzo, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Venus Corazon Maturan, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Bro. Arnel Ortega (Tondo Chapter / Trial)
    Jay Warren Oberes (RAY-Balamban)
    Regina Kyle Regonas (RAY-Balamban)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION

    (1969-2023)
    Fray Hernando Coja

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Rosario Padilla, AR
    + Sis. Luzonica del Rosario, SAR (Manila Chapter)

     

4
  • All day
    September 4, 2023

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR OAR VOCATION

    SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION Be reminded of the plenary indulgence we may obtain today!

    APOSTOLIC VISIT TO MONGOLIA
    Day 5: Ulaanbaatar, Rome

    0930     Meeting with charity workers and the inauguration of the House of Mercy. Speech by pope.
    1130     Farewell ceremony at Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar.
    1200     Departure by plane for Rome.
    1720     Arrival at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.

    OLCP- LARAY FIESTA MASS
    Time: 5:00 p.m.
    Presider & Homilist: Most Rev. Emilio Bataclan, D.D.

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Mary Grace Morales, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Eufrocina Estanislao, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Marianne Burgos, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Rosario Claver, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Ms. Brenda Saliendra, Sister General of the OAR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION

    (1993-2023 / 30th)
    Fray Emilio Jaruda, Jr.

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Melchora de Sta. Teresita de Jesus, AR
    +Sis. Dorotea Magallon, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Nonita Gingoyon, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

5
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    September 5, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Sixto Ciriaco Bitangjol
    Fray Tomokatsu Yamaguchi
    Sis. Marilyn Pariñas, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Luz Virginia Mapalo, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Camila Doctor (RAY-Urbiztondo)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Antonia Dinsay, AR
    +Sis. Genoveva Deligero, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

6
  • All day
    September 6, 2023

    INSTALLATION OF MOST REV. MOISES M. CUEVAS AS VICAR APOSTOLIC OF CALAPAN (Mindoro Oriental)
    [Hence, cession of the appointment of Rev. Fr. Nestor Adalia as Apostolic Administrator of Calapan]

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Michael Catama
    Fray Rellyric Delos Santos
    Fray John Zachary Haguisan
    Bro. Jimi Paolo Valeza, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Nimfa Ramirez, SAR (Manila Chapter)

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  • All day
    September 7, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Regino Bangcaya
    Sr. Anita Manigo, AR
    Sis. Charito Muñoz, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Cynthia Lata, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Rosalina Dumdum, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Osita Atotubo, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sis. Estela Pahilanga, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sis. Regina Babao, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    September 8, 2023

    BIRTHDAY OF MAMA MARY

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray René Paglinawan
    Fray Monday Benjamine Edobor
    Sr. Alejandra Bendoval, AR
    Sis. Gregoria Torion, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Lota Ignacio, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE & SOLEMN PROFESSION

    Sr. Loraine Lechago, OAR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Lourdes Lolita Caballero, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    +Sis. Leticia Jacinto, SAR (Manila Chapter)

9
  • All day
    September 9, 2023

    SECRETARIAT ON INITIAL FORMATION MEETING
    9:00 a.m. / Recoletos Formation Center

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Arlyn de la Cruz, AR
    Br. Ramon Bancal (aspirant)
    Sis. Maria Corazon Sigua, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Laurence Canillo (RAY-Balamban)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION

    (1985-2023)
    Fray Dionisio Selma

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Gloria Donato, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    September 10, 2023

    SOLEMNITY OF ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE
    Be reminded of the plenary indulgence we may obtain today!

    53nd FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE RECOLETOS DE PROVINCIALATE AS A COMMUNITY (Est. 1970)

    BEATIFICATION OF THE ULMA FAMILY [Josef & Wiktoria and their seven children, including the unborn]
    Place of beatification: Markowa, Poland

    FIESTA MASS @ SNT ORATORY– UNO-R BACOLOD

    FIESTA MASS @ SNTP – TALISAY CITY, NEGROSOCCIDENTAL
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Presider:  Most Rev. Patricio Buzon, D.D.

    FIESTA MASS @ SNTP – QUEZON CITY
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
    Presider: Most Rev. Honesto Ongtioco, D.D.

    FIESTA MASS @ SNDT MISSION CENTER – LOS ARCOS, AGUSAN DEL SUR
    Time: 9:00 a.m.
    Presider: Msgr. Isaleo Madelo (Vicar General for Pastoral Affairs)

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Eufrocina Rusiana, AR
    Sr. Mary Grace Judith Alamares, AR
    Bro. Inocencio Sayo, SAR (Miranila Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION

    Most Rev. Ruperto Santos, D.D. (Bishop of Antipolo)

    (1989-2023)
    Fray Francisco Antonio
    Fray Amadeo Lucero

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Josefina Alegata, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

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    September 11, 2023

    Conference of Major Superiors in the Philippines– Men Assembly / September 11 – 15, 2023
    Venue: St. Ezekiel Moreno Spirituality and Development Center, Brgy. San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
    Theme: “Enlarge the space of your tent” (Is 54:2)

    BOT MEETING – USJ-R MAIN, CEBU
    Venue: USJ-R Main, Cebu / 2:00 p.m.

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Emilio Edgardo Quilatan
    Br. John Marco Daniel (postulant)
    Br. Christian Julag-ay (aspirant)
    Br. Francis Cortez, SAR (Manila Chapter / diocesan priest)
    Sis. Herminigilda Hernandez, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Davic James Cabatingan (RAY-Valencia)
    Dianne Morales (RAY-Provincialate)

    SILVER ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION

    (1998-2023)
    Fray Randolph Castulo Castillo
    Fray Charlito Orobia
    Fray Amado Emmanuel Bolilia
    Fray Jonathan Caballero

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Emilia Cruz, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

12
  • All day
    September 12, 2023

    BOT MEETING – USJ-R BALAMBAN
    Venue: USJ-R Main, Cebu / 9:00 AM

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Jorr Rabacal
    Br. Eivan Earl Martinez (postulant)
    Br. Ramon Jayson Valdez (aspirant)
    Sis. Esmalita Amigable, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Gerald Artates (RAY-Provincialate)

    PRESBYTERAL ANNIVERSARY

    (1992-2023)
    Fray Leander Barrot
    Fray Paulino Dacanay

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    September 13, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Rosario Gaspar, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Aida Lopez, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Pacita Cisneros, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Robert John Navarro (RAY-Miranila)
    Hon. Rufus Rodriguez, Brother General of the Order

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION

    (1970-2023)
    Fray Dionisio Cachero

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION

    (1997-2023)
    Fray Jose Ernil Almayo

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Fray Emilio Larlar Jr. (2020-2023)
    +Sis. Paz Garciano, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

14
  • All day
    September 14, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Ma. Lourdes Piccio, AR
    Sr. Floramae Lanuza, AR
    Sis. Catalina Marzon, SAR (Tondo Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Rizalina Poblete, SAR (Cavite Chapter)
    +Bro. Paulino de la Cerna, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

15
  • All day
    September 15, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Anthony Morillo
    Fray James Bumangabang
    Bro. John Bumangabang, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Leonida Tejada, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Patria Laguna, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Beah Marie Ganarias (RAY-Bacolod)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Lolita Jara, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    +Sis. Josefina Villa, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)

16
  • All day
    September 16, 2023

    111th ANNIVERSARY (1912-2023) OF RELIGIOSAS FAMILIAS

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Joseph Cyprian Panaligan
    Fray Robin Ross Plata
    Sr. Mary Ann Lumactao, AR
    Bro. Nestor Paredes, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Angeles Gabutina, AR
    +Sis. Maxima Barrera, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

17
  • All day
    September 17, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Ma. Nimfa Garganta, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Aurora Guilaran, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Anita Luces, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Julia Tamsi (RAY-Baguio)
    Most Rev. Socrates Mesiona, D.D. (Apost. Vicariate of Puerto Princesa)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Regina Morales, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

18
  • All day
    September 18, 2023

    BOT MEETING – UNO-R BACOLOD
    Venue: UNO-R Bacolod / 2:00 p.m.

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Henry Santiago
    Br. Sean Cass Alvarez (postulant)
    Sr. Ma. Ruth Gulane, AR
    Sis. Mary Ann Cabanes, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Demetria Bayona, SAR (Talisay Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Lourdes Donayre, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

19
  • All day
    September 19, 2023

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE SICK

    FEAST OF ST. ALONSO DE OROZCO

    5TH ANNIVERSARY (1918-2023) OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE PIONEER RECOLETOS IN INDONESIA

    BOT MEETING – CST-R SAN CARLOS
    Venue: UNO-R Bacolod / 8:00 a.m.

    BOT MEETING – SPA-R CAIDIOCAN
    Venue: UNO-R Bacolod / 10:00 a.m.

    BOT MEETING – CSP-R VALENCIA
    Venue: UNO-R Bacolod /2:00 p.m.

    BOT MEETING – CSNT-R TALISAY
    Venue: UNO-R Bacolod / 4:00 p.m.

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Joseph Philip Trayvilla
    Fray Joel Alve
    Bro. Leonaldrin Ostia, SAR (Tondo Chapter / Trial)

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    September 20, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Ma. Nena Labrague, AR
    Sr. Kristine Ignacio, AR
    Sis. Corazon Catindig, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Normita Pleno, SAR (Cavite Chapter)
    Estella Marie Andador (RAY-Talisay)

21
  • All day
    September 21, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Alexus Mansueto
    Sis. Carmencita Estillore, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Estrelleta Alao, SAR (Laray Chapter)
    Sis. Normita Pleno, SAR (Cavite Chapter)
    Sis. Efigenia Itong, SAR (Manila Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Isabel Pantoja, AR
    +Sr. Salvacion Olalo, AR
    +Sr. Ma. Susana Quiñones, AR
    +Sis. Aquilina Gonzales, SAR (Manila Chapter)

22
  • All day
    September 22, 2023

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MARSEILLE

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Marietta Angelica Gunayan, AR
    Sr. Nancy Macaraig, AR
    Sr. Sheryl Garcia, AR
    Sis. Mauricia Romero, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Pilar Gomez, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Lebron Jay Bantog (RAY-Valencia)

23
  • All day
    September 23, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Vicente Ramon, Jr.
    Sis. Julia Sonsona, SAR (Tondo Chapter)

    ANNIVERSAY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION

    Most Rev. Roberto Gaa (Diocese of Novaliches)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Sebastiana Jaropojop, AR
    +Sr. Agustina Salcedo, AR
    +Sis. Florencia Velarde, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    +Sis. Dolores Romarate, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

24
  • 3:40 PM
    September 24, 2023

    109th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

    Pope Francis’ Message: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/migration/documents/20230511-world-migrants-day-2023.html

    BIRTHDAY

    Br. Christian Jay Manalo (aspirant)
    Sis. Bernadita Campos, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Dinah Espino, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sis. Aura Mae Salanap, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Sugarrey Rendajae (RAY-Talisay)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION

    (1967-2023)
    Fray Emeterio Buñao

25
  • All day
    September 25, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Lucita Mingueto, OAR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Esperanza Heffler, AR

26
  • All day
    September 26, 2023

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Socorro Ladim, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    +Sis. Belen Osorio, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

27
  • All day
    September 27, 2023

    44TH WORLD TOURISM DAY

    Theme: “Tourism and Green Investment”

    Pope Francis’ Message: http://www.evangelizatio.va/ content/dam/pcpne/pdf/PastoraledelTurismo/44Messaggio/ Messaggio%20GMT%202023%20-%20Inglese.pdf

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Rafaela Paras, AR
    Sr. Damiana Tafalla, AR
    Sr. Ma. Melodina Ramirez, AR
    Sis. Encarnacion Cinco, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Susan Manalon, SAR (Inagawan Chapter)
    Sis. Ruth Miralles, SAR (Inagawan Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY:

    +Sr. Genoveva del Santísimo Sacramento, AR

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  • All day
    September 28, 2023

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE MISSION BLESSED MARTYRS OF JAPAN

    1ST FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF RECOLETOS DE LOS ARCOS

    MEETING OF PROVINCIAL PROCURATORS
    Sept. 28-30, 2023 / Rome

    BIRTHDAY

    Bro. Ruel Alcedo, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Salome Mapili, SAR (Valencia Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Iluminada Apurillo, AR
    +Sis. Concesa da Silva, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)

29
  • All day
    September 29, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Roderick Deguit
    Br. Joseph Alladen Lagare (aspirant)
    Sis. Mercedita Macabihag, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Rodelin Oredina (RAY-Talisay)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Maria Acuña, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Elvira Birondo, SAR (Talisay Chapter)

30
  • All day
    September 30, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Ferdinand Fornilos
    Sis. Teresita Labos, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION

    (2017-2023)
    Fray Invenzor Melgazo
    Fray Jayferson Baldelovar
    Fray Mark Saludes

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Fabiana Gimongala, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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