A Gospel Reflection on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
Alam ninyo kapag ganitong panahon ng Kuwaresma ay marami tayong mga ginagawa, ito ay tinatawag na mga spiritual exercises gaya ng Stations of the Cross, Recollection and Retreat, Misa, Rosaryo, Alay Kapwa, Fasting and Abstinence at lalong higit sa lahat, ang PAGPAPAHID NG ABO SA ATING NOO.
Ngayon ay sinisimulan natin ang panahon ng Kuwaresma sa araw na ito ng Miyerkules ng Abo, February 22, 2012. Sa araw na ito ay malalaman nating lahat kung sino sa atin ang mga katoliko. Kapag may nakita tayo ngayon na may abo sa noo ay katoliko iyan, kapag walang abo sa noo ay hindi katoliko iyan. Makikita natin ang lahat ng mga simbahan ngayon ay punung-puno ng tao, marami ngayon ang nagsisimba ay para magpalagay ng abo sa noo.
BAKIT TAYO NAGPAPALAGAY NG ABO SA NOO?
KUNG SAAN TAYO NAGMULA AY DUN TAYO BABALIK.
Kaya ito ang paalala sa atin ngayong panahon ng Kuwaresma na TAYO AY MAGSISI AT MANIWALA SA EBANGHELYO.
HINDI MO PA RIN PINAGBABAYARAN ANG MGA KASALANAN MO!
SIGURO ANG THE BEST WAY NA PAGBAYARAN MO ANG IYONG KASALANAN AY YUNG MAPUNTA KA DOON SA VETERANS HOSPITAL AT IKAW AY MA-HOUSE ARREST!
Marami tayong ginagawa ngayong panahon ng Kuwaresma. Tayong lahat ay pinaaalalahanan ni Hesus dito sa ating Ebanghelyo (matthew 6:1-6,16-18) ngayon na HUWAG TAYONG MAGING PAKITANG TAO SA ATING GINAGAWANG KABANALAN.
HUWAG NATIN IPAGYABANG PA SA MGA KAIBIGAN AT KAKILALA NATIN NA TAYO AY MAY GINAWANG APOSTOLATE,
HINDI MO NA KAILANGAN IPAALAM PA SA MGA TAO KUNG ANO ANG GINAWA MONG KABUTIHAN,
HINDI MO KAILANGAN IPAGYABANG PA SA MGA TAO NA IKAW AY MAY KAPANGYARIHANG MAGPAGALING AT MAGPALAYAS NG DEMONYO!
HINDI MO KAILANGAN SABIHIN SA MGA KAIBIGAN MO NA IKAW AY BINIGYAN NG GIFT OF DISCERNMENT!
Ito sana dapat ang maging Lenten Practice natin na MATUTO TAYONG TUMAHIMIK AT ILIHIM SA IBA ANG MGA NAGAGAWA NATIN.
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!