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First Sunday of Lent - Tukso pagsubok sa tunay mong pagkatao!

Ang ating pagbasa sa unang Linggo ng Kuwaresma ay tungkol sa pag-uudyok o pagtukso ni Satanas kay Hesus. Ang tukso ay hindi kasalanan. Ito ay paanyaya lamang para magkasala ang tao. Lahat tayo ay tinutukso ng demonyo. 
 
Maraming pamamaraan ang demonyo para tuksuin ang tao. Si Hesus mismo ay tinukso ng demonyo. 
 








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First Sunday of Lent - An opportunity more than a threat

Every year, on the first Sunday of Lent, the liturgy wants to reflect on the temptations of Jesus. It presents the way in which the Master has confronted them to tell us how they can be recognised and overcome. 
 
The temptations is not a story of three isolated incidents in Jesus’ life, but three parables which state that Jesus was tempted in all points like us, with an only difference: he has never been won by sin (Hebrews 4:15). 
 








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A season of change and mellow fruitfulness

It is Lent. A time of the year when the Church preaches repentance through prayer, almsgiving and fasting. We all are familiar with these terms as they come up often during our meditation, prayer, preaching and conversation.

We talk about who can or must keep the Lenten observance and who is exempted; we discuss what to eat or what to drink and so on. All these topics express our willingness to spend this time with clean hearts and benefit from it.








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Second Week of Lent

MARCH 12 – SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT.
Mass of the day, Creed, preface of first Sunday of Lent (purple).
Readings: Genesis 12:1-4a; 
2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17:1-9.

MARCH 13 – MONDAY: SECOND WEEK OF LENT.
Mass of the day, preface for Lent (purple).
Readings: 
Daniel 9:4b-10; Luke 6:36-38.








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It is Lent and... that’s the news

HONG KONG (SE): There used to be a time when remembering the old adage, “Don’t forget to fast in Lent,” was enough to get you through, so long as you also remembered to eat fish on Fridays and a little bit less of it than most Fridays.

However, in our Church today the concept of Lent and its purpose has been considerably broadened. Speaking in St. Peter’s Square on Ash Wednesday, March 1, Pope Francis called it a time to remember who we are and why we are living on this earth.

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Facing temptation constructively

HONG KONG (SE): Exploring ways to reestablish a relationship with God, which has been broken by sin, was the focus of the Lenten recollection for overseas Filipino workers organised by the Chaplaincy for Filipinos at Sing Yin Secondary School, New Clear Water Bay Road, on March 6.

The chaplain to Filipinos, Father Jay Flandez, led an opening prayer and Sister Vicky Ramos spoke on the theme of Reconciliation: Path to peace.

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Ash Wednesday in China

BEIJING (SE): The Catholic community in mainland China celebrated the beginning of Lent in communion with the universal Church, paying particular attention to being in tune with the Jubilee of Mercy.

Fides reported that the rite of distribution ashes was marked in Changshu in the diocese of Suzhou, where a 98-year-old priest placed the ashes in the sign of the cross on the foreheads of hundreds of people.

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Third Week of Lent

Magsisi at magbago!

Noong nag-aaral pa ako ng Teolohiya, tuwing Sabado at Linggo kami po ay nagaapostolate. Yung ibang kong kaklase ay naka-talaga sa parokya, sila’y tumulong sa gawain ng simbahan, yung iba naman ay naka-assign sa mga batang lansa-ngan o street children, at ako nama’y naka-assign sa isang “drug rehabilation centre.” 








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Third Week of Lent

Call to radical conversion

Today’s gospel reading speaks of an episode of Pilate’s cruelty. Some pilgrims came from Galilee to offer sacrifice in the temple. 








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Third Week of Lent

Call to radical conversion

Today’s gospel reading speaks of an episode of Pilate’s cruelty. Some pilgrims came from Galilee to offer sacrifice in the temple.