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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 daily life. After the Christmas …

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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 of the Blessed Virgin Mary, …

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Simbang Gabi

It’s 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 honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. …

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Gaudete Sunday

It’s the Third Sunday of Advent, you observe the Church light a rose 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 in the celebration of being …

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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 which has 4 candles symbolizing …

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RED WITHOUT FEAR: The Church Journeying as One | Red Wednesday 2021

Consistently, Christian faith is the most persecuted faith in the world as shown in the annual World Watch List report of Open Doors, an international organization serving in over 60 countries. And while persecution seemed to be an unending dark reality in the World, the Christian faith continues to show its radiant light through the …

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