HOUSE OF PRAYER.
A Gospel Reflection on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, March 11, 2012.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
Last July 22, 2011, ang Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag doon sa Pangasinan ay idineklara bilang twin Basilica ng St Mary Major sa Roma, in other words, the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag is now affiliated with the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome.
BAKIT IDINEKLARA ANG PAROKYA NG MANAOAG BILANG TWIN BASILICA NG ST MARY MAJOR?
Idinekelara ito ay para TAYONG LAHAT AY MAKIBAHAGI SA PAGPAPALA NG DIYOS,
ANG PRIBILEHIYONG IBIBIGAY NG BASILICA NG ST MARY MAJOR DOON SA ROMA AY GANUN DIN ANG IBIBIGAY DOON SA MANAOAG SA PANGASINAN.
Ang Shrine ng Our Lady of Manaoag doon sa Pangasinan ay isa sa mga kilalang pilgrimage site sa Northern Luzon na dinarayo ng mga mananampalatayang katoliko at lalung-lalo na ang mga deboto ni Maria. Ang SIMBAHAN ay itinayo para maging BAHAY-DALANGINAN, ito ay lugar na kung saan tayong lahat ay nagkakatipon para sumamba sa diyos. Tayong lahat na mga binyagang katoliko ay matatawag na miyembro ng katawang mistiko ni Kristo.
ANG SIMBAHAN AY HINDI LAMANG ANG GUSALI NA GAYA NG SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH,
ANG SIMBAHAN AY TAYO.
PAANO BA NATIN MINAMAHAL ANG ATING SIMBAHAN?
PAANO BA TAYO NAGMAMALASAKIT SA ATING SIMBAHAN?
SAPAT BA NA TAYO AY PUMUPUNTA LAMANG SA SIMBAHAN PARA MAGDASAL AT MAKIISA SA MGA RITUWALES?
MAIPAPAKITA NATIN ANG PAGMAMAHAL AT PAGMAMALASAKIT SA SIMBAHAN SA PAMAMAGITAN NG PAKIKILAHOK SA MGA GAWAIN NG INYONG PAROKYA,
PAGSUPORTA SA MGA PANGANGAILANGAN NG INYONG PAROKYA AT DAMBANA,
PAGTUGON NINYO SA TAWAG NG DIYOS SA BUHAY RELIHIYOSO GAYA NG PAGPAPARI, PAGIGING BROTHER, PAGMAMADRE AT PAGIGING TERTIARY NG DOMINICAN ORDER DOON SA SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH,
Sa Ebanghelyong (John 2:13-25) binasa natin ngayong araw na ito ng 3rd Sunday of Lent, March 11, 2012, ipinakita ni Hesus dito ang pagmamalasakit sa templo. Inalis niya ang mga nagtitinda sa loob ng templo ay bilang pagmamalasakit sa tahanan ng ama.
Nakita natin kung GAANO BINABABOY NG MGA TAO ANG TAHANAN NG AMA!!!!!!!!
ITINAYO ANG TEMPLO NA ITO AY HINDI PARA GAWING PALENGKE O BAHAY KALAKARAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANG LUGAR NA KUNG SAAN TAYO AY NAGKAKATIPON PARA SUMAMBA AT TUMAWAG SA DIYOS.
AT HINDI LANG IYAN,
GINAGAWA PANG LUGAR PARA MAG-TSISMISAN AT MAKIPAGKITA SA MGA SYOTA!!!!!!!!!
ANO ANG TINGIN NINYO SA SIMBAHAN?!!!!!!
NA MAY ISANG MANDARASAL NA HUMIHINGI NG BAYAD PARA IPAGDASAL ANG IBANG TAO!!!!!!!!!
AT TALAMAK DIN ANG MGA MANGHUHULA DOON SA PALIGID NG SIMBAHAN NG QUIAPO!!!!!!!
ANO ANG GINAGAWA NG MGA OPISYALES NG MANILA CITY HALL AT IBA PANG MGA MANILA GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BAKIT HINAHAYAAN NINYO ANG MGA GANITONG GAWAIN?!!!!!!!!!
BAKIT HINAHAYAAN NINYO NA DUNGISIN ANG PALIGID NG QUIAPO CHURCH?!!!!!!!!!
BAKIT HINAHAYAAN NINYONG BABUYIN AT LAPASTANGANIN NG MGA TAO ANG SIMBAHAN NG QUIAPO?!!!!!!!!!!!
YANG MGA MAGNANAKAW SA LOOB NG SIMBAHAN NG QUIAPO!!!!!!!!
YANG MGA NAGBEBENTA NG PAMPALAGLAG!!!!!!!
NOON PA AY WALA NANG MGA MAGNANAKAW SA LOOB NG SIMBAHAN!!!!!!!!
NOON PA AY WALA NANG KALAKARAN SA PALIGID NG SIMBAHAN!!!!
HINDI ITO LUGAR NG KALAKARAN!!!!!!
HINDI ITO PUGAD NG MGA MAGNANAKAW!!!!!!!
HINDI ITO LUGAR NG TAMBAYAN PARA KAYO AY MAG-TSISMISAN AT MAGDALDALAN HABANG GINAGANAP ANG MISA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KUNG HINDI NINYO KAYANG MAGTIIS NA HINDI MAKAUSAP ANG KATABI HABANG NAGMIMISA!!!!!!!
MABUTI PANG LUMABAS NA LANG KAYO NG SIMBAHAN!!!!!!!!!
BINABASTOS NINYO ANG PANGINOON!!!!!!!!
SA LOOB NG SIMBAHAN ANG MAKIKITA LANG AY ANG MGA TAONG SUMASAMBA SA DIYOS AT TAOS SA PUSO ANG PAKIKIISA SA MGA PAGDIRIWANG NG MGA SAKRAMENTO GAYA NG MISA.
Ito ang hamon sa ating lahat ngayon na maging PRODUCTIVE TAYO at maging MABUNGA ANG ATING MGA GINAGAWANG PAGPAPAKABANAL.
Ang PAGPAPAKABANAL natin ay HINDI LAMANG SA MGA RITUWAL SA SIMBAHAN NA DINADALUHAN NATIN KUNDI ANG PAGPAPAKABANAL AY ANG PAKIKISANGKOT NATIN SA SIMBAHAN AT SA LIPUNAN.
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!