Articles in Category: Liturgy and Worship

The Family Meal and The Eucharist

on Saturday, 23 December 2017. Posted in Liturgy and Worship

by Olan Tonsay

The present way of life is characterized by fast and advanced technology as well as a widening of the frontiers of knowledge and social networking. This postmodern culture has greatly affected human relations and lifestyles, drastically changing the way people look at the world, how they see and relate with God, and the way they express their faith. The complexity of human and institutional relations makes worship difficult and fretful. People gradually lose their identities as communities, even as communities of worshippers.

The Human Person and The Liturgy

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Posted in Liturgy and Worship

by Sr. Mary Anthony Basa, PDDM

The Prologue to the Gospel of John immediately gives us a glimpse of the humanity of Jesus:  “The Word became flesh and lived among us.”  In the very flesh of Jesus, the Word was nourished; it grew and matured as a human person. He understood everything that every person feels and experiences:  love, anger, joy, pain, shame, betrayal, hard work,  hunger,  tears, and laughter. 

Men and Women of Service

on Sunday, 16 October 2016. Posted in Liturgy and Worship

Sr. Mary Martha Bruan, PDDM

I will always cherish in my heart that beautiful Sunday in October last year when I participated in the baptism to the Catholic Church of an elderly Chinese couple who used to be Buddhists. It was such a touching moment to see them receive the Sacrament of Baptism with their children and grandchildren around.

Filipinos are Marian Devotees

on Friday, 29 July 2016. Posted in Liturgy and Worship

by Sr. Mary Martha Bruan, PDDM

The Philippines is known for being rich in natural resources and beautiful places that attract tourists to come to our country. More importantly, we are known for our good character traits, which are very essential to our identity as Filipinos.

A New Beginning

on Friday, 03 June 2016. Posted in Liturgy and Worship

by Sr. Mary Martha Bruan, PDDM

For forty days we have journeyed together toward Easter during the Lenten Season. We burst into joy when we reached the summit of our journey on that night of nights when we stayed awake and waited for the moment of the triumph of our Lord Jesus Christ over death on Easter Vigil. It was a solemn moment for all of us when the priest celebrant chanted, “Christ our Light” while holding aloft the Paschal candle amidst the darkness of the night.

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