May 2016

(Saturday, 28 May 2016 )

May bagong gimik ang ilang mga restaurant sa Pilipinas. Ito ay ang Unli. Unli rice, unli ulam, unli drink, unli sabaw at kung ano-ano pang unli ang ginagamit na pang-akit sa mga taong . . . gutom. (Ang unli nga pala ay pinaiksing unlimited.) Titiyaking bubusugin ang bawat kakain sa presyong abot-kaya. Ang resulta? Dinadagsa ang mga nasabing kainan ng napakaraming tao.  

Ang ebanghelyo na ginamit upang...

The banquet of the word and the bread
(Saturday, 28 May 2016 )

Luke takes an episode from the life of Jesus—the multiplication of the loaves—and rereads it in view of the Eucharist. 

The deserted place (v.12) has a theological significance: remember the journey of the people of Israel who, having left the land of slavery, started their journey to freedom and were fed with manna. 

The community that celebrates the...

Corpus Christi and Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
(Saturday, 28 May 2016 )

Mass of the solemnity, Gloria, optional sequence, Creed, Preface of the Eucharist (white).
Genesis 14:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11b-17.

Mass of the day (green).

Notice Board
(Saturday, 28 May 2016 )


A tribute to the Banana Teacher

High in the mountains in the north of Thailand, there were once lots of students who loved learning, but they were so poor in the refugee village that volunteer teachers had to come to teach them.

What has the new wave cost us?
(Saturday, 28 May 2016 )

We are children of this present age and whatever we do should reflect the spirit of our time. Living in the present with a mind from the past is often linked to being outdated and this is true depending on where we stand.

But before getting any deeper into the topic, let’s begin with a story. You may find some similarities with what you have already read or seen somewhere else....

Celebrating the vocation of the teacher
(Saturday, 28 May 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): The over 12,000 men and women responsible for the forming and informing of young minds in the 267 Catholic schools in Hong Kong were reminded that students are able to achieve things which are seemingly impossible at the Catholic Teachers’ Day held at the AsiaWorld-Expo convention centre in Chek Lap Kok on May 17.

At the opening ceremony of a day sponsored by the Catholic Education Office under the...

Day of prayer for China
(Saturday, 28 May 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): May 24, the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians, is also a day on which the worldwide Church is asked to pray especially for the Church in China.

Pope Francis asked people gathered for his angelus address on May 22 to spiritually unite themselves with the Catholic people of China on that day and pray that they may be able to promote an authentic culture of encounter and harmony in society.

Spreading the fire of the Holy Spirit
(Saturday, 28 May 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): Around 800 people from Charismatic groups in Hong Kong diocese took part in a celebration to mark Pentecost Sunday at the Caritas Community Hall in Caine Road, Central, on May 15.

Organised by the Hong Kong Catholic Charismatic Service Committee under the theme, Spreading the Fire, it was part of a lead-in to the 2017 golden anniversary celebration of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. ...

A bus that has mercy
(Saturday, 28 May 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): Hong Kong diocese has invested in a minibus service. Throughout the Year of Mercy the 20 vehicles bearing images of Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis will ply 10 routes around Hong Kong island, Kowloon and the New Territories.

The buses are for public use and will charge the standard fare.

The Minibuses of Mercy are sponsored by Media...

Eyebrows raised as Anglicans quit divinity college
(Saturday, 28 May 2016 )

Hong Kong (UCAN): The decision by the Anglican Church in Hong Kong (Sheng Kung Hui) to cut ties with the Divinity School of Chung Chi College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from September has raised a few political eyebrows in religious education circles.

Critics say that what is perceived as a pro-Beijing political stance by Archbishop Paul Kwong, the Anglican archbishop of Hong Kong, may be behind the decision....