Pointless points ….. New Year = New Heart

A New Year with a new heart . . .

If you happen to look at the headlines of the past days you will notice that the news only affirms that year after year, nothing has really changed. News is the same the world over: corruption in the government, kidnappings, murders, rape, exploitation of the poor and the powerless, greed, peace talks but only peace talks, still a lot of killings—brothers against brothers, election issues and candidates trying to destroy each other. As if nothing has really changed. So what’s new in 2016? Maybe it’s only the calendar that has changed.

            So what’s really new with the New Year 2016? Is there something to hope for? Even our New Year’s resolutions are broken on New Year’s Day! And so, what is so happy about the New Year?

            I am not acting like a hopeless person. I am simply implying that January 1, 2016 will just be another date in the calendar unless we start changing from within….unless each one of us will change our heart.

            And so, at the start of 2016, I wish you a HAPPY NEW HEART, one new heart big enough to love God and neighbour.

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September
  • 01

    All day
    September 1, 2019

    WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION

    NOVENA TO ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINO BEGINS

    80th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEGINNING OF WORLD WAR II (1939)

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION
    Most Rev. Francisco de Leon, D.D. (Diocese of Antipolo)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Francisca de Sta. Maria, AR Sr. Placida Patrimonio, AR

    OLCP- MIRANILA FIESTA MASS
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Presider & Homilist: Most Rev. Roberto Gaa, D.D.

  • 02

    All day
    September 2, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Miguel Miró (69th)
    Fray Federico Gregorio

  • 03

    All day
    September 3, 2019

    NATIONAL CONVENTION ON LAUDATO SI AND CLIMATE EMERGENCY
    September 3-5, 2019 / Layforce, San Carlos Seminary, Makati City

    GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1969-2019)
    Fray Hernando Coja

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray James Erold Gatinao (simple Prof.)
    Sr. Annielyn Alejado, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Rosario Padilla, AR

  • 04

    All day
    September 4, 2019

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR OAR VOCATION (cf. LAMP I,5c)

    SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION
    Be reminded of the plenary indulgence we may obtain today!

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MOZAMBIQUE
    September 4-6, 2019

    Day 1: ROME – MAPUTO
    8:00 Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino Airport for Maputo
    18:30 Welcome ceremony at Maputo Airport

    BIRTHDAY
    Ms. Brenda Saliendra, Sister General of the OAR

    SILVER JUBILEE OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1993-2019)
    Fray Emilio Jaruda

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Melchora de Sta. Teresita de Jesus, AR

  • 05

    All day
    September 5, 2019

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MOZAMBIQUE Day 2: MAPUTO
    -Courtesy Visit to the President in the “Ponta Vermelha” Palace
    -Meeting with the Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in Ponta Vermelha Palace
    -Interreligious Meeting with the Young in the Pavillon Maxaquene
    -Lunch in the nunciature
    -Meeting with the Bishops, Priests, Men and Women Religious, Consecrated Persons, Seminarians, Catechists and
    -Animators in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

    INSTALLATION OF MOST REV. JOSE RAMIREZ RAPADAS III, D.D. (Bishop of Iligan)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Sixto Ciriaco Bitangjol
    Fray Tomokatsu Yamaguchi (deacon)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Antonia Dinsay, AR

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