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Zamboanga’s new archbishop: ‘I’ll do a lot of listening’

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Archbishop-elect Julius Tonel has vowed to listen to his flock as he forms vision for the southern Philippine archdiocese of Zamboanga.

A day after his appointment, the prelate was still in “disbelief” with his new ministry but he said “the mission must go on”.

The challenge, according to him, remains the same: how to bring the Gospel closer to the people in the best way possible.

“So I will do a lot of listening,” Tonel said, adding that it’s the best way he can have as a base to serve the people.


Vatican announces date and theme for 2023 World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

ROME— The Vatican announced the date and theme for the third annual World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.

The event will take place this year on July 23, the Sunday before the feast of Sts. Anne and Joachim, the grandparents of Jesus, and the theme for the day, selected by the pope, will be “His mercy is from age to age” (Lk 1:50).

According to the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, the theme is linked to the theme for World Youth Day 2023, which also comes from the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke: “Mary arose and went with haste” (Lk 1:39).


The Resurrection of the Lord Mass During the Day

1st Reading – Acts 10:34A, 37-43

Peter proceeded to speak and said:

“You know what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

We are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.


Pope Francis washes feet of young inmates on Holy Thursday 2023

VATICAN— Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 young men and women, inmates at a juvenile prison in Rome, during a Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday.

The pope presided over the livestreamed Mass for more than 80 inmates, family, staff, and guards in the chapel of the Casal del Marmo juvenile detention center on Rome’s outskirts on April 6.

In an off-the-cuff homily, Francis reflected on the meaning of Christ’s choice to wash the feet of his disciples.

“Washing the feet was a habit at that time,” he said. “But who washed the feet? The slaves.”


Father, into your hands I commend my spirit

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

1st Reading – Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Behold, my servant shall understand: he shall be exalted and extolled, and shall be exceeding high.

As many have been astonished at you, so shall his visage be inglorious among men and his form among the sons of men.

He shall sprinkle many nations: kings shall shut their mouth at him. For they to whom it was not told of him have seen: and they that heard not have beheld.

Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?


Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

At The Procession With Palms – Gospel – Matthew 21:1-11

When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciple  saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them here to me.

And if anyone should say anything to you, reply, ‘The master has need of them.’ Then he will send them at once.”


Priests invite faithful to attend Palm Sunday Mass

MANILA – Catholic priests on Saturday invited the faithful to attend the Palm Sunday Mass on April 2, the start of the Holy Week.

According to Fr. Earl Valdez, Quiapo Church spokesperson, they will have regular Mass schedules on Sunday.

“We only have a regular Mass schedule, but we have something called the Grand Entrance at the first Mass in remembrance of the Lord's entry into Jerusalem. The grand entrance is like a reenactment,” he said in a message to reporters.

Hourly Masses at the Quiapo Church on Sunday are from 4 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Make time for charity work this Holy Week, faithful urged

MANILA – The social action and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged the faithful to take time to do charity works aside from joining traditional religious activities during the Holy Week.

Caritas Philippines president Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo on Monday said Catholics may also consider helping those in need during Lenten observance.


I am the resurrection and the life

Fifth Sunday of Lent

1st Reading – Ezekiel 37:12-14

Thus says the Lord GOD: O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise from them, and bring you back to the land of Israel.

Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and have you rise from them, O my people!

I will put my spirit in you that you may live, and I will settle you upon your land; thus you shall know that I am the LORD. I have promised, and I will do it, says the LORD.



Paring Katoliko sa Marbel, umalis at lumipat ng ibang relihiyon

KORONADAL CITY - Sinabi ni Marbel Bishop Allan Casicas ng Diocesan Clergy of Marbel, si Fr. Alan Catigbay ay hindi na kasapi ng DCM at anumang gawain niya ay walang kinalaman ang simbahang katoliko.

Nasa ibaba ang kanyang liham para sa mananampalatayang Katoliko.


March 15, 2023

Prot. No. 190366



Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,



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