OUR MISSION IS TO LOVE.
A Gospel Reflection on the 30th Sunday in Ordinary time, October 23, 2011.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
Tayong lahat ay may misyon sa mundong ito.
ANO ANG MISYON NATIN SA BUHAY?
Iba’t-ibang misyon ang iniatang sa atin.
Kung wala ang mga misyonerong ito ay hindi natin makikilala ang Diyos,
ANO BA TALAGA ANG MISYON NATIN SA BUHAY?
Kaya tayo nandito sa mundong ito ay sapagkat may plano ang Diyos sa atin, may dahilan ang Diyos kung bakit tayo isinilang sa mundong ito.
ISINILANG TAYO SA MUNDONG ITO AY PARA MAHALIN NATIN ANG DIYOS, MAKILALA NATIN ANG DIYOS AT PAGLINGKURAN NATIN ANG DIYOS.
At ito ang misyon natin sa mundong ito,
LOVE GOD AND LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR,
these are the two greatest commandment of God and that is the content of our Gospel (Matthew 22:34-40) reflection on the 30th Sunday in Ordinary time, October 23, 2011. Ang Pagmamahal sa Diyos ay nakikita hindi lamang sa pagsisimba, pagdarasal ng rosaryo at pagsama sa prusisyon ng La Naval doon sa Santo Domingo Church.
PAANO BA NATIN MAIPAPAKITA ANG PAGMAMAHAL SA DIYOS?
Tulad ng binanggit ko kanina, ang ginagawa ng mga misyonero ay ipangaral ang salita ng diyos, ipalaganap ang kaharian ng diyos at ipadama sa buong mundo ang pagmamahal ng diyos.
BAKIT GINAGAWA ITO NG MGA MISYONERO?
Sapagkat nakilala nila ang Diyos sa buhay nila, naramdaman nila ang pagmamahal ng diyos kaya ibinabahagi nila sa iba ang pagmamahal ng diyos.
Sa buhay ko ngayon bilang isang Dominican Tertiary doon sa Santo Domingo Church ay walang sawa akong nagpapahayag at nangangaral sa inyo ng salita ng diyos. Ginagawa ko ito ay sapagkat mahal ko ang diyos, MAHAL KO ANG BIRHEN NG SANTO ROSARYO NG LA NAVAL DOON SA SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH, dahil naramdaman ko ang pagmamahal ng diyos at ang Birhen ng La Naval sa buhay ko ay ibinabahagi ko sa inyo ang pagmamahal na naranasan ko mula sa diyos at sa Birhen ng La Naval doon sa Santo Domingo Church. Kaya ang aking pagiging Dominican Tertiary doon sa Santo Domingo Church at ang pagtupad ko sa tungkulin bilang isang Dominikano ay pagpapakita ko ng pagmamahal sa diyos at sa Birhen ng Santo Rosaryo ng La Naval doon sa Santo Domingo Church.
Sa araw din ito ay ipinagdiriwang natin ang World Mission Sunday. Ang Simbahan ay patuloy na nag-aanyaya sa ating lahat na tayo ay makiisa at makibahagi sa misyon ng simbahan. Ang Misyon ng Simbahan ay ipangaral ang ebanghelyo ng ating panginoon at ipadama sa buong mundo ang pagmamahal ng diyos.
PAANO MATUTUPAD ANG MISYON NG ATING SIMBAHAN KUNG WALA SA INYO ANG TUMUTUGON SA TAWAG NG DIYOS?
MARAMING PARAAN PARA MATUPAD AT MANGYARI ANG PANGARAP NG ATING SIMBAHAN:
2. TAYONG LAHAT AY MAGBIGAY NG SUPORTA GAYA NG FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PARA SA MGA MISYONERO
NATIN NA PUPUNTA SA IBA’T-IBANG LUGAR PARA IPALAGANAP ANG EBANGHELYO AT IBA PANG MGA PASTORAL MINISTRY NG ATING SIMBAHAN.
3. TAYONG LAHAT AY MAG-ALAY NG PANALANGIN PARA SA MGA MISYONERO NA SANA’Y MAGING MATAGUMPAY ANG KANILANG PANGANGARAL NG EBANGHELYO AT MAGING TAPAT SA KANILANG BOKASYON, AT TAYONG LAHAT AY MAGSILBING POWERHOUSE NG MGA KAPATID NATING MISYONERO.
Sa mga ganitong pamamaraan ay mapapatunayan na mahal natin ang diyos. Ang Misyon natin ay mahalin ang diyos at ang kapwa.
Santo Domingo Church, Quezon City.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
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.
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.
DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
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
MASS WITH BLESSING OF THE SICK AND DISTRIBUTION OF BREAD – every Tuesday right after 12:15 nn & 6:00 pm Mass.
WHO ARE THE LAY DOMINICANS?
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)
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.
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
SPREAD THE WORD! BE A DOMINICAN LIVING IN THE WORLD!