A Gospel Reflection on the Commemoration of the Lord’s Supper, Maundy Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
Ang mga mahal natin sa buhay lalo na ang ating magulang, bago silang pumanaw sa mundong ito ay meron muna silang iiwan na pamana para sa atin.
ANONG KLASENG PAMANA ANG IIWAN NILA SA ATIN?
Siguro marahil ay pwedeng ipamana sa atin ang ari-arian na pinaghirapan nila o kaya naman pwede nilang ipamana sa atin ang kanilang kaugalian.
Halimbawa na lang ang pagiging madasalin at malapit sa diyos. Naalala ko tuloy si Aling Doray, ang mother ng aking kaibigan, dating kapit-bahay at dati kong professor sa Catholic Renewal Institute na si Mr Nestor Limqueco OP ng Company of St Dominic Secular Institute diyan sa Sta Catalina. Kamakailan lang ay pumanaw si Aling Doray. Nung nabubuhay pa si Aling Doray, nakita ko sa kanya ang kanyang pagiging madasalin at malapit sa diyos. Hindi ko nakita sa mukha niya na siya ay malungkot kapag may problemang pinagdadaanan sa kanilang pamilya. Ano man ang problemang pinagdadaanan nila ay itinataas na lang niya sa diyos. Kaya itong mga halimbawang ipinakita ni Aling Doray ay naipamana niya sa kanyang dalawang anak na sina Bro Nestor at Ate Margie. Kaya kung makikita ninyo si Bro Nestor ay masayahing tao, kahit na may pinagdadaanang problema at pagsubok ay hindi makita sa mukha niya ang kalungkutan, sa halip na mag-init ang ulo at umiyak ay dinadaan na lamang niya sa dasal at sa pagtawa, iyan ang minana niya sa kanyang nanay. Marahil tayo rin ay may pinagmanahan din sa ating magulang, may LEGACY na iniwan sa atin ang ating magulang.
ANONG LEGACY NA INIWAN NI HESUS SA ATIN NGAYON?
Kaya mapapansin ninyo tuwing umaga ng Huwebes Santo, ang lahat ng mga Kaparian ay nasa Cathedral para panibaguhin at sariwain ang kanilang panata bilang pari. Itinatag ang sakramento ng pagpapari ay para ipagpatuloy ang misyon ni Hesus dito sa lupa,
ANG MAGLINGKOD SA KAPWA SA PAMAMAGITAN NG PANGANGARAL NG EBANGHELYO AT MAMUNO SA MGA PAGDIRIWANG NG SAKRAMENTO NA ITINATAG NI KRISTO.
Alam ninyo nakakalungkot sa mga panahong ito na unti-unting humihina ang bokasyon sa pagpapari.
MARAMING MGA KABATAANG LALAKI NGAYON ANG WALANG INTEREST SA PAGPAPARI!!!!!!!!
KUNG WALANG MGA KABATAANG LALAKI NGAYON ANG PAPASOK SA PAGPAPARI, PAANO NA ANG MGA SUSUNOD NA HENERASYON?!!!!!
SINO NA ANG MAGPAPATULOY SA MGA GINAWA NI KRISTO DITO SA LUPA?!!!!!
SINO NA ANG MAGLILINGKOD SA BAYAN NG DIYOS KUNG WALA NA ANG MGA PARI?!!!!!!!!
PAANO NATIN MAUUNAWAAN ANG SALITA NG DIYOS KUNG WALA NA ANG MGA PRAYLE?!!!!!!!!!
Alam ninyo sa ibang bansa, ang mga simbahan doon ay sarado na at ginawa nang museo.
Kasi WALA NANG PARI.
Sana KAYONG MGA KABATAANG LALAKI AY MAGKAROON KAYO NG PAGNANAIS NA MAGPARI AT KAYONG MGA SEMINARISTA AY MAGTIYAGA KAYO SA INYONG PAG-AARAL,
HUWAG KAYONG PANGHINAAN NG LOOB,
TIBAYIN NINYO ANG INYONG LOOB AT LAGI NINYONG HINGIN ANG GRASYA NG DIYOS PARA BALANG ARAW KAYO RIN AY MAGING GANAP NA PARI AT MAGPATULOY SA MGA GAWAIN NI KRISTO DITO SA LUPA.
Kung ako ang tatanungin ninyo kung magpapatuloy ba ako sa pagpapari,
ito lang ang sagot ko,
ITUTULOY KO NA ANG PAGPAPARI KO AT PINILI KONG MAMUHAY SA MGA HALIMBAWA NI SANTO DOMINGO DE GUZMAN,
sa madaling salita,
KUNG AKO AY MAGPAPARI PIPILIIN KO ANG DOMINICAN ORDER DOON SA SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH,
NGAYON AKO AY DOMINICAN TERTIARY DOON SA SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH,
ITO ANG DAAN PARA PAGHANDAAN KO ANG DOMINICAN PRIESTHOOD AND SOON TO BE A DOMINICAN PRIEST IF GOD WILLS,
sana ipagdasal po ninyo ako.
Ang Pamanang iniwan ni Kristo sa atin ay PAGMAMAHAL.
KUNG MAHAL NATIN SI KRISTO AY PAGLINGKURAN NATIN SIYA AT ANG KAPWA.
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!