WE NEED TO DIE.
A Gospel Reflection on the 5th Sunday of Lent, March 25, 2012.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
SINO SA INYO ANG GUSTONG MAMATAY?
MAGSABI LANG KAYO SA AKIN KUNG HANDA NA KAYONG MAMATAY AT TATAWAG NA AKO NG FUNERARIA, HEHEHEHE!
JOKE LANG PO IYON AH!
EH PAMINSAN-MINSAN AY MAGPAPATAWA RIN NAMAN AKO NOH!
Siguro ang iba sa inyo ay nagtataka kung bakit ganito ang sinasabi ko sa inyo ngayon.
BAKIT ANG PINAG-UUSAPAN NATIN AY TUNGKOL SA KAMATAYAN?
Ang KAMATAYAN na nais kong bigyang diin dito ay HINDI YUNG PAGHIHIWALAY NG KALULUWA SA KATAWAN NG TAO,
ANG KAMATAYAN NA TINUTUMBOK KO DITO AY ANG KAMATAYAN NG ATING SARILI.
ANO ANG IBIG SABIHIN NITO?
Kinakailangan ay KALIMUTAN MO ANG IYONG SARILI,
KINAKAILANGAN AY KALIMUTAN MO ANG IYONG PANSARILING KALIGAYAHAN PARA IKAW AY SUMUNOD SA KALOOBAN NG DIYOS,
KINAKAILANGAN MONG LUMABAS SA IYONG COMFORT ZONE PARA IKAW AY MAGLINGKOD SA IBA.
Alam ninyo naalala ko tuloy ang sinabi ni Fr Enrico Gonzales OP doon sa aming common study ng mga Dominican Juniors doon sa Santo Domingo Church kamakailan lang.
Sinabi ni Fr Enrico dito,
“ANG ISANG DOMINIKANO AY HINDI LAMANG PWEDENG MANATILI SA ISANG LUGAR, KINAKAILANGAN NIYANG LUMABAS SA KANYANG COMFORT ZONE PARA MAG-MISYON.”
Kaya ako as Dominican Tertiary madalas ay wala ako doon sa Santo Domingo Church.
BAKIT SAAN AKO NAGPUPUNTA?
May mga apostolate akong ginagawa sa labas ng Santo Domingo Church gaya ng Legion of Mary, Children of Mary, Charismatic, Bible Study Group, nagbibigay rin ako ng talk sa ibang mga communities at itong patuloy na pagbibigay ko ng Gospel Reflection dito sa Internet.
Kinakailangan KALIMUTAN ANG SARILI PARA MAGLINGKOD SA IBA.
At isa sa mga naging halimbawa nito ay si Hesus mismo. Dito sa Ebanghelyong (John 12:20-23) binasa natin ngayong araw na ito ng 5th Sunday of Lent, March 25, 2012, makikita natin dito na si Hesus ay inalay ang kanyang buhay para sa kapakanan natin.
HINDI NIYA INISIP ANG KANYANG SARILING KALIGAYAHAN,
Ito ang magandang pagnilayan natin ngayon,
PAANO BA NATIN BINIBIGYAN NG KALUWALHATIAN ANG DIYOS?
PAANO BA NATIN PINUPURI ANG DIYOS?
ANG PAGBIBIGAY NATIN NG LUWALHATI AT PAPURI SA DIYOS AY HINDI LAMANG YUNG PAKIKIISA NATIN SA MGA PAGDIRIWANG SA SIMBAHAN GAYA NG PAGSAMA SA PRUSISYON NG LA NAVAL DOON SA SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH,
ANG PAGBIBIGAY NG LUWALHATI AT PAPURI SA DIYOS AY ANG PAGTUGON NATIN SA TAWAG NG DIYOS.
TINATAWAG TAYO NG DIYOS NA MAGING PARI, MAGING BROTHER, MAGING MADRE AT MAGING TERTIARY NG DOMINICAN ORDER DOON SA SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH.
Inaanyayahan niya tayo na SUMUNOD SA KANYANG MGA YAPAK sa pamamagitan ng mga halimbawa ni Santo Domingo De Guzman.
KUNG HINDI TAYO TUTUGON SA TAWAG NG DIYOS, ANO ANG MANGYAYARI SA ATIN?
Remember, TAYO ANG PINILI NG DIYOS PARA TUMULONG SA KALIGTASAN NG MGA KALULUWA.
DAPAT MATUWA TAYO AT MAGING PROUD TAYO SA ATING SARILI AY SAPAGKAT TAYO ANG PINILI NG DIYOS PARA IPAGKATIWALA SA ATIN ANG MISYON NA ITO.
WALANG MANGYAYARI SA BUHAY MO KUNG IKAW AY MAGBIBINGI-BINGIHAN SA PAGTAWAG NG DIYOS SA IYO!
KUNG IKAW AY TUTUGON SA TAWAG NG DIYOS,
KUNG KAKALIMUTAN MO ANG IYONG SARILI AT HANDA KANG MAGLINGKOD SA IBA,
100 % IKAW AY PAGPAPALAIN NG DIYOS.
DOMINICAN VOCATION IS A GRACE FROM GOD.
ANG GRASYA NG DIYOS AY LUMALAPIT NA SA ATIN PARA PAPURIHAN ANG DIYOS.
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!