Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2016! 

We cannot erase the past,

we must ‘let it go;’

We cannot change yesterday,

we must accept the lessons learned;

We cannot stop time, we

must abide by its demands;  

We cannot predict tomorrow,

we must allow God to take control.

Let love, faith and hope be

the answer to the mysteries of life.  

Let it go… 2015! Welcome… 2016!

Happy New Year to one and all!

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

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Heavenly Father, You blessed the Virgin Mary with the fullness of grace. She is my model of faith, hope, and love. I give this New Year 2016 to her intercession and ask for her holy prayers. Place my needs into the protection of her motherly love. With her help, I want my faith to grow. Give me an increase in the virtue of hope when troubles tempt me to despair. Guide me in understanding Your infinite love. And join my heart, dear Lord, to the Holy Mother’s Immaculate Heart, so that I may improve in loving everyone unconditionally, in imitation of my Savior, Jesus.

Amen.

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A Blessed Pentecost…

A Blessed Pentecost to all…

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Come Holy Spirit,

fill the hearts of your faithful

and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,

did instruct the hearts of the faithful,

grant that by the same Holy Spirit

we may be truly wise and ever rejoice His consolations,

Through Christ Our Lord,

Amen.

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CLFC Celebrates the Canonization of St. Pedro Calungsod!

ST. PEDRO CALUNGSOD

“Life that is offered,

Faith that is proclaimed”

 

“In the last days – the Lord declares – I shall pour out my Spirit on all humanity.  Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young people shall see visions, your old people dream dreams.” Acts 2:17

I am so happy that our very own Pedro Calungsod is now officially declared by the Catholic Church as one of the Saints.  For one, he is a “ka tagi lungsod” and a “bisdak” or bisaya nga dako!  I guess he is the only Saint who speaks my native language.  You see, some expressions and deep feelings cannot be translated.  Thank God,  the good Lord knows and understands everything!

I am happy for Pedro Calungsod, who is now known in the universal church, because he was very young when he became a missionary abroad and died for his faith.  A catechist, helper of the missionary priest, Fr. Diego, SJ, and a proclaimer and witness to the catholic faith at a very young age, Pedro is a model to the youth of today.  He is an inspiration to the young people who are searching for meaning in life and for a way to be of service to God’s people – believers or not.

I am hoping that our parents of today will be able to introduce the triune God and Mama Mary to their children at a very young age.  I hope that the parents will guide their children to live a true Christian life by living as examples or models to them.  Values are caught not taught.  And may the Teachers, Priests, Religious men and women, elder brothers and sisters and Friends help the parents in guiding our young people.   May the life of Pedro Calungsod be their challenge and inspiration as parents, elders and friends.

 The hope of the future is our youth today.  How they are molded and guided today will be the future of this world.  Where have we succeeded?  Where have we failed?  Where do we need help?  What kind of a society of the world do we want?

St. Pedro Calungsod, pray for us!

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CLFC Greets One And All A Blessed Pentecost!

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Prayer For the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

 

Blessed Spirit of Wisdom, help me to seek God.

Make Him the center of my life and order my life to Him,

so that love and harmony may reign in my soul.

Blessed Spirit of Understanding,

enlighten my mind,

that I may know and love the truths

of faith and make them truly my own.

Blessed Spirit of Counsel,

enlighten and guide me in all my ways,

that I may know and do Your holy Will.

Make me prudent and courageous.

Blessed Spirit of Fortitude,

uphold my soul in every time of trouble or adversity.

Make me loyal and confident.

Blessed Spirit of Knowledge,

help me to know good from evil.

Teach me to do what is right in the sight of God.

Give me clear vision and firmness in decision.

Blessed Spirit of Piety,

possess my heart, incline it to a true faith in You,

to a holy love of You, my God,

that with my whole soul I may seek You,

Who are my Father, and I find You,

my best, my truest joy.

Blessed Spirit of Holy Fear,

penetrate my inmost heart

that I may be mindful of Your presence.

Make me fly from sin,

and give me intense reverence for God

and for my fellow men who are made in God’s image.