Category: Church Event

Ordinary Time

As the liturgical calendar goes in its annual cycle, the Church associates “the return of dates and seasons with the remembrance of past events.” (Dies Domini 76) Remembrance of these decisive events is then celebrated by people in a festive manner which gives vibrance and disrupts the monotone atmosphere of

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Feast of Santo Niño

Viva Pit Señor! as exclaimed by the faithful in honor of the Holy Child Jesus meaning, “Long Live the Lord!” Yearly, on the third Sunday of January, the feast of Santo Niño brings festive celebrations in numerous cities all over the country, particularly in Cebu. With millions of people flocking

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Feast of the Black Nazarene

Annually on the 9th of January, in observance of its feast, devotees of the Black Nazarene gather in Quiapo, Manila to journey with Jesus on His carrying of the cross. With numerous devotees flooding to eagerly reach the Nazarene’s ándas (carriage), the Traslación has been a significant religious activity deeply

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Christmas

From the words “Christ’s Mass”, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. This celebration which falls on December 25 has been a prominent holiday celebrated worldwide. As early Christians celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25 – the conception of Jesus in the womb

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Simbang Gabi

It’s the 16th of December and you woke up so early to prepare for your attendance in the dawn mass. It’s the start of Simbang Gabi and you wouldn’t want to miss a single mass celebration in nine days. Simbang Gabi is a tradition of celebrating Christmas novena masses in

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Gaudete Sunday

It’s the Third Sunday of Advent, you observe the Church light a rose-colored candle in the Advent wreath and as well, the priest dons rose-colored vestments. Rejoice, it’s Gaudete Sunday! Gaudete means “rejoice” in Latin. This particular Sunday in the season is associated with the rose color that symbolizes joy

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Immaculate Conception

The Dogma On December 8, nine months before the celebration of the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8), Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception referring to Mary conceived in the womb of her mother, St. Anne. The celebration of the feast began on December 8, 1854,

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Advent

The word advent is derived from Latin word, adventus, that means “arrival, coming”. Advent, being the season that begins the Catholic Church’s liturgical year, is intended to be a period of preparation for the coming of Jesus. On Sundays of Advent season, the Church lights candles in an Advent Wreath

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World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families (WMOF) was created by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II in 1994, coinciding with the United Nations’ declaration of that same year as the “International Year of the Family”. The 1st World Meeting of Families held in Rome on October 8 and 9 that year

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Pentecost

Fifty days after the death and resurrection of Jesus, the Catholic Church celebrates Pentecost. On this feast day that concludes the Easter season, Catholics celebrate the beginning of the Church. The word Pentecost is derived from the Greek word “pentecoste” which means fiftieth. In Christian tradition, the faithful celebrate at

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