SIMBANG GABI 2011.
A Gospel Reflection on the 4th day of Simbang Gabi, Monday, December 19, 2011.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
GOD IS GOOD! ALL THE TIME! ALL THE TIME! GOD IS GOOD!
BAKIT TAYO NAGPUPURI SA PANGINOON?
Nagpupuri tayo ay sapagkat ang Diyos ay mapagmahal. Dahil mahal tayo ng diyos ay ipinagkakaloob at ibinubuhos niya sa atin ang kanyang mga biyaya. Dahil tinanggap natin ang mga biyayang ito, tayo ngayon ay nagpapasalamat sa diyos. Sa ating pagdalo ngayon sa Simbang Gabi, marahil ang ilan sa atin kaya nagsasakripisyong buuin ang siyam na araw ng simbang gabi ay sapagkat meron kayong hinihiling sa diyos.
ANO ANG HINIHINGI NINYO SA DIYOS?
Ang ilan sa inyo ay humihiling na MAKAPASA SA EXAM, magkaroon ng trabaho dito at sa labas ng pilipinas, makapag-asawa at magkaroon ng anak. Paulit-ulit tayong nagdarasal sa Diyos para ibigay ang ating kahilingan. Dahil sa kakulitan natin sa diyos ay naririndi ang kanyang tenga at ibinibigay na niya ang ating mga kahilingan. Kaya alam ninyo kapag nagdasal kayo sa diyos at hindi pa ibinibigay ang kahilingan ninyo ay huwag kayong mawalan ng pag-asa, kulitin ninyo ang diyos, patuloy pa rin kayong magdasal sa kanya at sa takdang panahon ay dun ibubuhos ng panginoon ang kanyang biyaya at ipagkakaloob ang ating mga kahilingan.
Dito sa Ebanghelyong (Luke 1:5-25) binasa natin ngayong araw na ito ng Lunes, 4th day of Simbang Gabi, December 19, 2011, ang mag-asawang Zechariah at Elizabeth ay walang sawang nagpupuri sa diyos. Dahil sa pagtiya-tiyaga nilang tumawag sa diyos ay dininig ng diyos ang kanilang panalangin na sila ay magkaroon ng anak. Just imagine si Elizabeth ay matanda na at the age of 90 ay dun pa lang siya nabuntis. Isang biyaya mula sa diyos ang magkaroon ng sariling anak.
KAHIT ANG ANAK MO AY MONGOLOID O MAY DIPERENSYA SA UTAK AY ANAK MO PA RIN IYAN.
ANG IBA SA INYO AY IKINAHIHIYA NINYO ANG INYONG ANAK!!!!!!
BAKIT MO IKINAHIHIYA ANG BATANG IYAN?!
ANAK MO IYAN!
TAPOS GANYAN ANG GAGAWIN MO SA ANAK MO!!!!!!
IYAN ANG NAKAKALUNGKOT SA PANAHONG ITO,
MARAMING MGA BATA NGAYON ANG HINDI BINIBIGYAN NG PAGKAKATAON NA MABUHAY DITO SA MUNDO!!!!!!!
GAYA NG ABORTION!!!!!!!!
ILANG MILYONG SANGGOL ANG PINAPATAY DAHIL SA ABORTION!!!!!!!!!
Alam ninyo naalala ko ang homily ni Fr Ernesto Arceo OP dun sa Santo Domingo Church nitong nakaraang pagdiriwang ng Kapistahan ng Birhen ng La Naval. Sa kanyang homily ay ibinahagi niya nung siya ay na-assign doon sa Amerika. Sa kanyang pagmiministro doon ay nakita niya na may isang klinika doon na may mga taong nagdarasal at nagtitirik ng kandila sa labas ng klinika na iyon. Napag-alaman ni Fr Arceo na yung klinika ay klinika na kung saan ay doon IPINAPALAGLAG ANG MGA SANGGOL SA SINAPUPUNAN NG WALANG KWENTANG INA!!!!!!!
LEGAL NA ANG ABORTION SA IBANG BANSA!!!!!!!!!!
LEGAL NA ANG REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL SA IBANG BANSA!!!!!!!!
TAYO LANG DITO SA BANSANG PILIPINAS ANG HINDI PA NASASABATAS ANG REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILL.
KAYA NGA TINUTUTULAN NATIN ITO,
HINAHARANG NATIN ITO AT KINOKONDENA NATIN ITO AY SAPAGKAT AYAW NATING MAGING LEGAL ANG ABORTION DITO SA PILIPINAS!!!!
AYAW NATING MAPIGILAN ANG PAGLAKI NG POPULASYON DITO SA MUNDO!
GUSTO NATIN AY MAGPARAMI TAYO NANG MAGPARAMI NG TAO DITO SA MUNDO!
EH KUNG MAISASABATAS ANG RH BILL AT PATULOY NANG PINIPIGILAN ANG PAGDAMI NG TAO DITO SA MUNDO,
PAANO NA TAYO NGAYON?
SINO NA ANG PAPALIT SA ATIN SA MGA SUSUNOD NA HENERASYON?!
IYAN ANG DAPAT NINYONG PAG-ISIPAN KAYONG MGA CONGRESSMAN AT MGA SENADOR!!!!!!
BAGO KAYO GUMAWA NG BATAS AY PAG-ISIPAN NINYO KUNG TAMA AT NARARAPAT BA ANG MGA BATAS NA IPINAPASA NINYO!!!!!!!
WALA KAYONG KARAPATAN NA PIGILAN ANG PAGDAMI NG TAO DITO SA MUNDO!!!!!!!
WALA KAYONG KARAPATAN NA KITILIN ANG BUHAY NG SANGGOL SA INYONG SINAPUPUNAN!!!!!
BIYAYA IYAN NG DIYOS PARA SA INYO!!!
ANG BUHAY NG TAO AY ISANG MALAKING BIYAYA MULA SA DIYOS.
SIMBANG GABI 2011
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!