43rd Parochial Fiesta of SNDT Parish, QC celebrated

QUEZON CITY—“St. Nicholas reminds us of the importance of prayer,” said Most Rev. Honesto F. Ongtioco, DD, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese of Cubao, during his Homily on the 43rd  Parochial Fiesta of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Congressional Subdivision, Brgy. Bahay Toro last Monday, September 10, 2018.

St. Nicholas of Tolentino is notable especially with his heart for the salvation of the poor souls and his religious virtues of prayer, penance and austerity. The Recollect province of the Philippines celebrated the solemnity of St. Nicholas with piety and reverence; historically conscious of their foremost patron as they were before part of San Nicholas de Tolentino province. The celebration was not only an encounter with a model of holiness but also of history and relationships of Recollect provinces. In May 11, 1975 the said parish was dedicated and named after the St. Nicholas in honor of the patron of the Recollect province in the Philippines which was one of the first four Provinces of the Order.

The theme for this year’s Fiesta: “St. Nicholas Tolentine Model of Unity, Almsgiving and Healing.” Bishop Honesto challenged the faithful to imitate San Nicolas de Tolentino: “Love not the world nor the things of the world; we focus on God – he is the source of our blessings.”

The new parish priest, Fray Jonathan Caballero, OAR, delivered his words of gratitude to all who supported the activities of the Parish, and the sponsors of Septenary Masses in honor of St. Nicholas. The Prior Provincial, Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, gave a small image of San Nicolas as token of appreciation to the Hermano and Hermana Mayores.

The Panecillos were distributed to the faithful following the Holy Mass. Accrording to the biography of St. Nicholas, he fell very ill and was only getting worse.  When all hope seemed lost, he had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary instructing him to eat a small piece of bread dipped in water. He followed her instruction and miraculously he recuperated. From that time, he started healing the sick by praying to the Blessed Mother and feeding bread to those in need.

Various organizations and parishioners wearing their colorful costumes danced energetically the Karakol at four in the afternoon that made event more festive and vibrant.

Present during the celebration were twenty religious priests, OAR formands, SARF, RAY, CARAS, other religious congregations, and parishioners.

The celebration was culminated with a sumptuous dinner for all. Viva San Nicolas de Tolentino!

 

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Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR

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  • 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

  • 06

    All day
    September 6, 2019

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MOZAMBIQUE

    Day 3: MAPUTO – ANTANANARIVO
    -Visit to Zimpeto Hospital
    -Holy Mass in the Stadium of Zimpeto

    12:40 Farewell ceremony at Maputo Airport

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MADAGASCAR
    September 6-9, 2019

    DAY 1: ARRIVAL FROM MOZAMBIQUE
    16:30 Welcome ceremony at Antananarivo Airport

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Michael Catama
    Fray Rellyric Delos Santos
    Fray John Zachary Haguisan

  • 07

    All day
    September 7, 2019

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MADAGASCAR

    Day 2: ANTANANARIVO
    -Courtesy Visit to the President in the “Iavoloha” Presidential Palace
    -Meeting with the Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the Ceremony Building
    -Prayer in the Monastery of the Descalced Carmelites Meeting with Bishops of Madagascar in the Cathedral of Andohalo
    -Visit to the Tomb of Blessed Beata Victoire Rasoamanarivo
    -Vigil with the Young in the Soamandrakizay diocesan field

    SOLEMN PROFESSION OF VOWS
    9:00 AM / Our Lady of Consolation Parish Church, Quezon City
    Fray Cristito Rey P. Tepace
    Fray Virgilio C. Calalang, Jr.

    OLCP- LARAY FIESTA MASS
    Time: 6:00 PM / Procession: 7:00 PM

    LAUNCHING OF THE BOOK “ST. EZEKIEL MORENO: STUDIES ON HIS MISSIONARY ACTIVITY IN THE PHILIPPINES”
    9:00 AM / Fray Luis de Leon Library, UNO-R, Bacolod City

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Regino Bangcaya
    Sr. Anita Manigo, AR

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