July 2016

Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
(Saturday, 16 July 2016 )

Mass of the Sunday, Gloria, Creed, preface of the Sunday (green). 
Readings: Genesis 18:1-10a; 
Colossians 1:24-28; Mark 10:38-42.

Mass of the day (green).
Micah 6:1-4...

Pakikinig sa Diyos
(Saturday, 16 July 2016 )

Minsan dinala ng isang matanda ang kanyang apo sa kanyang pagawaan ng mga kasangkapang yari sa kahoy.  Sa bahagi ng pagawaan ay mayroong isang attic o maliit na kwarto na malapit sa kisame na nagsisilbing pahingahan ng matanda.  Matapos ang tanghalian, inanyayahan niya ang kanyang apo na umakyat sa attic.  Subalit sa kanilang pag akyat ay di sinasadyang nahulog ang relo ng matanda buhat sa kanyang bulsa.  Napansin...

Christ the guest but not for one day
(Saturday, 16 July 2016 )

A passage about Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42) often brings displeasure and a frown to the faces of the hardworking people. Some cite it to demonstrate the superiority of the contemplative over active life.

It says that the sisters and the monks—who in the peace of their cloisters spend their lives reciting prayers—have chosen the better part.


What do you do if family asks for extra money?
(Saturday, 16 July 2016 )

I make a monthly budget for them and give the exact amount. It is up to them to manage their monthly allowance. But I can give extra for emergencies or important matters. After all they are my family. We can never tell, maybe one day I will also need their help. Since I am the eldest in our family I can support them with what they need as long as I have the means.

To me, family is more...

True friendship
(Saturday, 16 July 2016 )

True friends are precious gifts,

Given by God from the heaven above.

They are like the angels at your side,

With their great care, long and lasting love.


They are the light of your humble soul,


All winners in God’s eyes
(Saturday, 16 July 2016 )

A search for the Mutya Pistahan sa Nayon (Pearl of the Village Cultural Festival) organised by the Simbayan-KAMMPI was held at Notre Dame parish, Ma Tau Wei, on June 9, under the theme Ang Bayan Ko (My Country).

For me, the day was like walking down history lane watching the competition with each of the communities displaying their dramatic talents in interpreting the song...

No justice in a bullet in the head or a bag
(Saturday, 16 July 2016 )

The Philippines is moving away from its former ear of compassion and justice to one where the innocent are targets for assassination and imprisonment on false charges.

In recent weeks, dozens of bodies have been found, shot dead, with signs pinned on them, declaring them criminals deserving to die.

But there was no trial, no justice. The killers have...

Banned in China but name up in lights
(Saturday, 16 July 2016 )

HONG KONG (UCAN): Liang Liang has named a restaurant he opened in Jiangmen City, Guangdong province, Franco Mella, after the Italian missionary from the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, Father Franco Mella.

However, Father Mella has not been able to relish its culinary delights, as he has been barred from visiting China since 2011.

Liang got to know Father Mella...

Spreading the word on torture claimants
(Saturday, 16 July 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Central Council Hong Kong organised a visit for around 100 people to the residences of torture claimants and asylum seekers in Hong Kong on June 25 in order to promote a greater knowledge and better understanding of their real situation and plight.

The event was part of a campaign to support asylum seekers and torture claimants in Hong Kong and was organised by the ad hoc...