HIGH TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION GADGETS.
A Gospel Reflection on the 3rd Sunday of Easter , April 22, 2012.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
Tayo ngayon ay nasa panahon ng tinatawag na high technology. Lahat ng bagay ngayon ay puro high tech. Halimbawa na lang, sa pakikipag-usap natin sa tao ay high tech na rin gaya ng paggamit ng cellphone, hindi tayo mapakale kapag hindi natin nakakausap ang mga taong mahal natin sa buhay sa pamamagitan ng pagte-text at maging sa paggamit natin ng internet. High tech na rin ang pakikipag-usap natin sa tao gaya ng chatroom, facebook, twitter, tapos may lumitaw pa ngayon na simsimi, kung naghahanap ka ng kausap ay kausapin mo si simsimi at sasagutin ka niya.
Ang tao ngayon ay talagang babad na sa internet at cellphone, ito ay bahagi na ng buhay natin. Sa pamamagitan ng mga high tech communication gadgets na ito ay nakakausap natin ang taong malapit sa ating buhay kahit nasa malayo man tayo, kahit saan pa tayo naroroon ay makakausap natin ang mga taong dapat nating kausapin at tayo ay may ugnayan sa isa’t-isa.
Ang Panginoon ay patuloy na nakikipag-usap sa atin, hindi siya gumagamit ng cellphone at internet para marinig natin ang kanyang boses at sabihin ang kanyang mensahe para sa atin. Ang Panginoon ay nakikipag-usap sa atin sa pamamagitan ng Banal na Kasulatan o sa wikang ingles ay SACRED SCRIPTURE o sa madaling salita ay BIBLIYA. Sa Bibliya ay dun natin malalaman ang mensahe ng panginoon, dun natin maririnig ang salita ng diyos. Sa Bibliya ay dun natin makikita ang mga pangyayari sa buhay ni Hesus at ipinapaliwanag niya ang tungkol sa kaharian ng diyos. Ang mga pangyayari sa buhay ni Hesus sa kanyang pagpapakasakit, pagkamatay at muling pagkabuhay ay nakasulat iyan sa bibliya.
Kung babasahin at iintindihin nating mabuti ang salita ng diyos ay mauunawaan natin ang mga nakasulat sa bibliya, ang mga paliwanag ng ating panginoong hesukristo. Kaya mahalaga po dito sa pagbabasa natin ng bibliya ay kinakailangan buksan ang ating puso at isipan para maunawaan natin ang salita ng diyos.
ANO ANG SINABI NI HESUS DITO?
ANO NGAYON ANG GAGAWIN NATIN?
TO SHARE THE GOODNEWS OF THE LORD,
TO SHARE THE LOVE OF THE LORD,
TO PROCLAIM TO THE WORLD THAT JESUS IS ALIVE!
BUHAY NA BUHAY SI HESUS NGAYON!
MASAKIT SA PANDINIG NATIN NA SASABIHIN NG MGA HUDYO NA NINAKAW ANG BANGKAY NI HESUS!!!!!!!!
HINDI TOTOO IYAN!!!!!!!!!!
HINDI TOTOO NA NINAKAW ANG BANGKAY NI HESUS!!!!!
ANG KATOTOHANAN NITO, SI HESUS AY NAMATAY SA KRUS, INILIBING AT MAKALIPAS ANG TATLONG ARAW SIYA AY MULING NABUHAY.
BUHAY NA BUHAY SI HESUS!
Tayo ngayon ang naging saksi sa pangyayaring ito, nasaksihan natin ito nung tayo ay nakiisa sa mga gawain ng simbahan nitong nakaraang mahal na araw na tinatawag nating “PASCHAL TRIDUUM.”
Ito ang misyon natin,
ANG DALHIN SA BUONG MUNDO ANG PRESENSYA NG BUHAY NA KRISTO.
ANG PAGIGING KATOLIKO NATIN AY HINDI LANG TAYO PUMUPUNTA SA SIMBAHAN PARA UMUPO AT MAKINIG SA SERMON NG PARI AT MAKIISA SA MGA RITUWALES,
ANG PAGIGING KATOLIKO NATIN AY ANG PAGIGING MISYONERO NATIN NA DALHIN SA MUNDO ANG PAG-IBIG NI KRISTO.
At iyan ang laging sinasabi ng Pari tuwing pagkatapos ng misa,
“TAPOS NA ANG MISA HUMAYO KAYO AT DALHIN ANG KAPAYAPAAN AT PAG-IBIG NI KRISTO.”
KAYONG MGA ADIK SA CELLPHONE AT INTERNET,
IMBES NA KUNG ANU-ANO ANG MGA TINE-TEXT NINYO SA MGA KAIBIGAN NINYO AT NAMBUBULI AT NANG-AAWAY KAYO SA INTERNET,
ABA EH NAGSASAYANG LANG KAYO NG ORAS NINYO!
ANG DAPAT NINYONG GAWIN KAPAG KAYO AY NAGTE-TEXT O GUMAGAMIT NG INTERNET AY IPALAGANAP NINYO ANG SALITA NG DIYOS AT IPAHAYAG NINYO ANG PAG-IBIG NG DIYOS.
KAPAG GANYAN ANG GINAGAWA NINYO AY MARIRINIG NG BUONG MUNDO ANG SALITA NG DIYOS AT MARARAMDAMAN NG BUONG MUNDO ANG PAG-IBIG NG DIYOS AT DAHIL SA GINAWA NINYO AY MAAAKAY NINYO PA ANG MGA TAO NA LUMAPIT SA DIYOS.
Sana sa pagmimisyon natin ay gumamit din tayo ng high tech communication gadgets para mabilis at epektibo ang ating pagbabahagi sa pag-ibig ng 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!