Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Simbang Gabi - Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church

The first day of Simbang Gabi is celebrated with much fanfare in churches throughout the Philippine archipelago. Celebration of Simbang Gabi in Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church in Las Piñas City is very popular among the catholic faithful for a very "Pinoy" in tradition. 

Simbáng Gabi is a devotional nine day novena Mass practiced by Roman Catholics in the Philippines in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary in anticipation of Christmas. Simbáng Gabi, meaning "Night Mass", is held from December 16 to December 24 and is usually done at 4 o' clock in the morning. On the last day of the Simbang Gabi, which is Christmas Eve, it is called Misa De Gallo, which literally translates to "Rooster's Mass".

Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church.
Taken an hour before the start of the Simbang Gabi.
Intermittent rain showers throughout the Mass.
Msgr. Mario Josefino F. Martinez during the reading of the Gospel.
During the Homily.
Faithful braving the rain.
The highlight of the Mass! Our Lord our God!
Singing of the "Our Father"

Glory to God!

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

3rd Presbyteral Anniversary Of Rev. Fr. Angel Sanchez

Rev. Fr. Angel Sanchez, parish priest of the Last Supper of Our Lord Parish, celebrated his 3rd Sacerdotal Anniversary yesterday, Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Thanksgiving Mass was held at 6:30 AM. Also in attendance as co-celebrants of the Holy Mass were Rev. Fr. Don Cambe, parish priest of San Isidro Labrador Parish; Rev. Fr. Jojo Sadia, Uphdmc Chaplaincy; and Rev. Fr. Vincent Rozario. 

After the mass, a simple breakfast followed at the multi-purpose hall of the formation center.

Rev. Fr. Angel Sanchez during his homily.
During the final blessing.
Blessing of the food.
Video watching.

Monday, December 9, 2013

PLSOL Advent Recollection 2013

The Parish of the Last Supper of Our Lord (PLSOL) held it's annual Advent Recollection last Sunday, December 8, 2013. Attended by parishioners and church workers led by parish priest Rev. Fr. Angel Sanchez.

Guest Speaker was Rev. Fr. Maxell Aranilla,  presently the Principal of Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary, the Director-Principal of Guadalupe Catholic School, and a Philosophy Professor in San Carlos Seminary, all in Makati City.

Fr. Maxell talk about Advent of Coming, Advent of Waiting, Advent of Beginning and Advent of Dwelling. He also pointed out of two significant persons in Advent, and that's the blessed virgin Mary. She's the witness from the conception, until the death of our Lord Jesus and John the Baptist, who prepared the way for the coming of our Messiah. He leads the people to the direction of Jesus.

Let us serve as the spotlight of real "HIGHLIGHT" of this advent season which is "JESUS".

Merry CHRISTmas!

Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Angel Sanchez (left)
Guest Speaker Rev. Fr. Aranilla.
Fr. Maxell also pointed out the importance of
Blessed Virgin Mary and John the Baptist
in the coming of the Lord.