SHARING IN THE NET

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DOMINICAN LIFE.

A Gospel Reflection on the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time, August 28, 2011.

Tayong lahat na nasa under formation ng Dominican Order na tinatawag na DOMINICAN FORMANDIS o DOMINICAN JUNIORS

ay may dahilan kung bakit tayo pumasok sa Dominican Order.

ANO BA ANG MOTIBO NATIN KUNG BAKIT TAYO PUMASOK SA DOMINICAN ORDER?

Marahil ang masasagot natin dito, kaya tayo

pumasok sa Dominican Order ay sapagkat gusto natin paglingkuran ang panginoon sa pamamagitan ng mga halimbawa niSanto Domingo De Guzman. Masasabi rin natin na maganda ang maglingkod sa diyos, masaya ang maging Dominikano

ay sapagkat pinaglilingkuran natin ang diyos. Siyempre kahit sabihin natin na masarap ang maglingkod sa panginoon ay hindi natin maiiwasan ang mga problema at pagsubok sa ating paglilingkod sa simbahan. Marami sa atin, kapag nahaharap sa mga ganitong pagsubok ay pinanghihinaan tayo ng loob, ang iba diyan ay sumusuko, lumalabas sapagkat nahihirapan sila sa kanilang pag-aaral.

Sa buhay ko ngayon bilang isang

Dominican Tertiary doon saSanto Domingo Church, ako ngayon ay nasa Juniorate 3 na ng aking Temporary Profession and hopefully next year if god wills ako ay magpe-perpetual profess na. Sa loob ng ilang taon ng aking Dominican Formation

ay marami rin akong pinagdaanan na mga problema at pagsubok sa aking formation. Pero sa kabila ng mga ito ay hindi ako pinanghinaan ng loob, patuloy pa rin akong

kumakapit sa panginoon at sa Mahal na Birhen ng Santo Rosaryo ng La Naval doon sa Santo Domingo Church. Kaya lahat ng mga problemang pinagdadaanan natin sa buhay ay malalampasan natin iyan dahil naniniwala tayo na tutulungan tayo ng panginoon at ang Birhen ng La Naval.

Kaya nga dito sa Ebanghelyong (Matthew 16:21-27) binasa natin ngayong araw na ito ng 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time, August 28, 2011, tayong lahat ay inaanyayahan ni Hesus na pasanin ang ating mga krus. Ang Krus ay ang ating mga problema at pagsubok na dumarating sa buhay natin. Ang Krus ay bahagi ng ating buhay.

Kahit dito sa ating Formation sa Dominican Order ay may krus din tayong pinapasan sa buhay, ang ating pag-aaral. Kahit nahihirapan tayo sa ating Dominican Studies ay huwag tayong panghinaan ng loob, magkaroon tayo ng pagtiyatiyaga sa ating pag-aaral. Kaya tayo pumasok sa Dominican Order ay sapagkat may plano ang diyospara sa atin. Bago nating marating ang pagiging isang ganap na

Dominikano ay dadaan muna tayo sa mga pagsubok na iyan. Ang Panginoon mismo bago niya narating ang tagumpay ay dumaan din siya sa mga katakut-takot na pagsubok, nandiyan ang hindi siya tinanggap ng sarili niyang mga kababayan, binabatikos rin siya ng ilang mga saserdote at ang mga matataas na pinuno, iniwan siya ng kanyang mga kaibigan nung siya ay ipinako sa krus.

Ito ang hamon sa atin ng Panginoon, anumang pagsubok na dumating sa buhay natin ay huwag tayong panghinaan ng loob, maging MATATAG TAYO sa lahat ng oras. Sa kabila ng mga hirap na pinagdadaanan natin sa ating

Dominican Life, ang Panginoon ay patuloy na nag-aanyaya sa atin na tayo ay sumunod sa kanya.


DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES                                                                       

SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH IN QUEZON CITY IS NOW ACCEPTING MASS SPONSORS FOR LA NAVAL FESTIVITIES 2011.

MR JOHN REGINALD BAUTISTA OP

Santo Domingo Church, Quezon City.

We shall soon celebrate the Solemn Festivities in honor of OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL DE MANILA in Santo Domingo Church beginning with the Enthronement of the Image of Virgin on September 29, 2011, Thursday, then the Novena Masses from September 30 – October 8, 2011 and the grand procession of the MIRACULOUS IMAGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL on October 9, 2011 La Naval Sunday. 

Interested donors and sponsors for any of the novena masses may inquire at the Mass Intention Office located inside the Museo de Santo Domingo in Santo Domingo Church, Quezon City.

Those who wish to have their names included in the Souvenir Program may enroll them before September 21, 2011.

May the Blessed Mother, OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL in Santo Domingo Church bless you always!


DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES


 

MR JOHN REGINALD BAUTISTA OP

Santo Domingo Church, Quezon City.

Who live by the example of St Dominic de Guzman, St Albert the Great, St Thomas Aquinas, St Vincent Ferrer, St Martin de Porres, St Peter de Verona, St Raymund of Penafort,St Vincent Liem dela Paz and the Companions of St Lorenzo Ruiz who died as martyrs.

Missionaries who evangelized Bataan, Pangasinan andCagayan. Religious Priests and Brothers who founded and work at the University of Sto Tomas, Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila, Laguna and Bataan, Aquinas University in Legazpi and the Angelicum College in Quezon City and Iloilo.

Pastors who minister at the Parish of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Dagat-dagatan Navotas, Santisimo Rosario in UST Sampaloc Manila and Our Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan.

Prior of the Convent and Shrine of the Miraculous Image of OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL in SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH Quezon City.

Missionaries in far flung regions of the Philippines and abroad. Preachers whose words of grace are distilled from assiduous study, prayer and a deep sense of Community.

Like them, I AM A DOMINICAN. BE ONE OF US, BE ONE WITH US, BE A DOMINICAN!

The only requirement is your willingness to try.

For details, please call Santo Domingo Convent at telephone number # 7126275 / 7437758 / 09156784728 or you may visit the Mother Church of the Dominican Province of the Philippines and National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval – Santo Domingo Church and Convent, 537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

The DOMINICANS – PRIESTS AND BROTHERS preaching in the Philippines since 1587.

BE ONE OF US, BE A LIGHT, BE A PREACHER, BE A DOMINICAN!

DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES

   SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH – NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon CitySCHEDULE OF MASSES AND OTHER LITURGICAL SERVICES IN SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH, QUEZON CITY:

WEEKDAYS (Monday – Saturday):

AM – 5:45*, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00 AM & 12:15 NN

PM – 6:00

* Rosary, Mass with Liturgy of the Hour

SUNDAYS AND HOLYDAYS:

AM – 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00*, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00

PM – 4:00*, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00

* 8:00 am – Conventual Mass

* 4:00 pm – Parish Mass

PERPETUAL NOVENA IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF LA NAVAL – every Saturday at 11:45 am & 5:30 pm

MASS WITH BLESSING OF THE SICK AND DISTRIBUTION OF BREAD – every Tuesday right after 12:15 nn & 6:00 pm Mass.

WANTED: LAY DOMINICANS.

WHO ARE THE LAY DOMINICANS?

Being a lay dominican does not simply to be considered as a “Lay Person affiliated with the Dominican Order”. a Lay Dominican is a full member and part of the Dominican Order. he/she is a Dominican

The lay Dominicans or Secular Dominicans, as they are called today, (and who in the past have been known as Dominican Tertiaries, members of the Third Orders of St. Dominic, or members of the Order of Penance of St. Dominic) are ‘an Association of the faithful living in the world, who participate in the religious and apostolic life of the Order of Friars Preachers under the guidance of the Dominican Brethren and according to the Rule approved by the Holy See and thus strive for Christian Perfection.’ Although the word profession is often used, they do not take vows and, therefore, cannot be strictly called religious; yet, in a wide sense, they may be called religious living in the world. (R.Vahey, OP,Information)

‘Their vocation is superior to membership in a sodality or confraternity because it includes canonical status in a major religious Order and embraces a more universal objective’ (J.Rubba OP, Third Order of St. Dominic)

It is composed of Lay people, men and women, single and married, who live in and are a sign to the World.

(Excerpts from: Lay Dominicans Manual by:Eladio Neira, OP p29)
Brief History
From the very beginning of the Order of Preachers, there are already groups of Lay people that participates in the apostolic works and associates themselves with the dominican friars. accordingly, “it has its origin in one of the twelfht century penitential movements which centered around St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers gathered around himself groups of Lay People for the spiritual and material defense of the Church and, ultimately for the participation in the Apostolate. (E.Neira, O.P.) “Thus, it is not surprising that the “history” of the Third Order does not begin in 1285, when the Master General Munio de Zamora officially promulgated its Rule, nor back to the early years of the 13th century, when St. Dominic lived and worked. The “history” of the Third Order goes back many decades before that. To understand what the Third Order is and whence it came, we have to look at the Church of the Middle Ages and the society in which it lived.” (Richard Weber)

it was known then to be the Order of Penitents of St. Dominic, Third Order of St. Dominic, and now as “Lay Dominican Fraternities”.

REQUISITE FOR ADMISSION:

The  Dominican Lay Fraternity taps the vocation of men and women (Single or Married with the consent of spouse) to live a life of STUDY, PRAYER and APOSTOLIC WORK according to his / her own state of life.

For Aspirancy are the requisite for admission:

1. Well disposed person

2. Practicing Catholic

3. Living a devout life and good refute

4. At least 18 years of age

5. Sincerely desirous of christian perfection

6. Can present a letter of recommendation from his/her parish priest

7. Must not belong to any other religious congregation or with another third order

8. Must be willing to attend meetings and study regularly

Any interested party may ask to be interviewed by any Lay Dominican of the Santo Domingo Fraternity. Regular council and Chapter meeting is held every First Sunday of the month from 12:00 nn – 4:00 pm at Santo Domingo Church – National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval, 537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. For details, pls call Santo Domingo Convent at # 7126271 or text at # 09154855915

and look for MR JOHN REGINALD BAUTISTA OP..

SPREAD THE WORD! BE A DOMINICAN LIVING IN THE WORLD!