SHARING IN THE NET

proudly presents

PASKO 2011.

THE POVERTY OF CHRISTMAS.

A Gospel Reflection on the  Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord, Christmas Sunday, December 25, 2011.

Dominican Province of the Philippines

Kapag panahon ng Kapaskuhan, ang binibigyan ng pansin dito ay ang mga mahihirap. Kaya madalas kapag ganitong pasko, sila ay inaabutan ng mga regalo, sila ay pinapakain at sila ay binibigyan ng kasiyahan.

BAKIT NAGING SENTRO ANG MGA DUKHA NGAYONG PASKO?

Kaya sila ang naging sentro sa paskong ito ay sapagkat doon mo makikita si Hesus, doon mo mararamdaman ang tunay na pasko sa piling ng mga dukha.

Sa araw na ito ng Linggo, December 25, 2011 ay ipinagdiriwang natin ang araw ng pasko, ang araw na kung saan si HESUS AY ISINILANG SA BETHLEHEM. Makikita natin dito sa Ebanghelyo (Luke 2:1-14) ngayon, si Hesus ay isinilang sa sabsaban.

ANG SABSABAN AY ISANG LUGAR NA MABAHO AT TIRAHAN NG HAYOP.

NUNG ISINILANG SI HESUS SA SABSABAN AY NAPAPALIGIRAN SIYA NG MGA HAYOP AT MABAHO ANG KANYANG KAPALIGIRAN.

ANG SABSABAN AY MASASABI NATIN NA ITO AY MUKHA NG KAHIRAPAN.

BAGO PA ISINILANG SI HESUS AY NAGHAHANAP SINA MARIA AT JOSE NG MATUTULUYAN PARA MAISILANG SI HESUS.

SA KASAMAANG PALAD AY WALANG NAGPATULOY SA KANILA,

MABUTI NA LANG AT MERON ISANG MABUTING TAO NA NAGPATULOY SA KANILA DOON SA SABSABAN PARA MAISILANG ANG SANGGOL NA SI HESUS.

Kaya kung pagmamasdan ninyong mabuti ang belen, kung ihahalintulad natin siya sa panahon ngayon,

ANG SABSABAN AY KABILANG SA SQUATTERS AREA.

Kaya ang pasko ay nakasentro sa mga mahihirap ay sapagkat naroon si Hesus. Si Hesus ay makikita natin sa mga BATANG PAKALAT-KALAT SA KALSADA PARA MAMALIMOS,

SI HESUS AY MAKIKITA NATIN SA MGA MAG-ANAK NA NATUTULOG SA KALSADA AT WALANG MATIRAHAN!!!!!!

ANO ANG GINAGAWA NATIN PARA SA KANILA?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TITIGNAN NA LANG BA NATIN SILA?!!!!!!!

ANG PASKO AY HINDI LANG PARA SA MGA MAYAYAMAN!!!!!!!!!!

ANG PASKO AY PARA SA MGA MAHIHIRAP!!!!!!!!!

ANG SARAP-SARAP NINYONG KUMAKAIN NG LECHON, HAMONADO AT NAGSASALU-SALO KAYO SA NOCHE BUENA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAMANTALANG MAY MGA MAG-ANAK DIYAN SA LABAS NG INYONG TAHANAN NA WALANG MAKAIN AT NATUTULOG SA KALSADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MAY MGA MAG-ANAK NGAYON NA NALULUNGKOT AT NANGUNGULILA SA MGA MAHAL NILA SA BUHAY DAHIL SILA AY NAGING BIKTIMA NG BAGYONG SENDONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ANO ANG PUSONG MERON KA?!!!!!!!!!

Sana PAIRALIN NATIN ANG PAGBIBIGAYAN.

BIGYAN NATIN NG PAGKAKATAON ANG MGA MAHIHIRAP NA MAGING MASAYA ANG KANILANG PASKO.

Sana IPADAMA NATIN SA MGA DUKHA NA SI HESUS AY ISINILANG NA sa pamamagitan ng PAGMAMAHAL, PAGBIBIGAY at PAGTULONG SA KAPWA.

PASKO 2011

DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES

DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES

MR JOHN REGINALD BAUTISTA OP

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.

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!