Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Music Ministry holds Christmas Party

The Music Ministry of the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima held its Christmas Party, December 28, 2009 at the St. Matthew's Hall. The party started around 6:30 in the evening with an opening prayer from the SPPVS choir. It was an evening of fun with presentations prepared by each choir, parlor games, and food shared at the table. Present were members of the LWCC choir, The Fatima Choir, SPPVS Choir and the F-Voice.

Earlier in the program, Rev. Fr. Arje Flestado and Bro. Noel Listana dropped by to extend warmest support and greeting on behalf of the priests in the parish.

Edith Espinocilla went home with most of the prizes in the parlor games after winning about half of the parlor games prepared.

Mafe Guevarra, with her members, Eva Japinan, Jo Jamisola, Baby Brondial and Apol dela Rosa were the 'brains' behind said activity.

confessions, christmas carols

In preparation for the celebration of the Midnight Mass on December 31, for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and New Year's Day, CONFESSIONS will be heard at the Parish Church on WEDNESDAY, DEC 30, 2009, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

The Living Word Covenant Community Choir will be singing Christmas Carols at 10:45 pm on December 31, 2009. The Midnight Mass will begin AT 11:00 pm.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

formal attire for the F-Voice

F-Voice has a new uniform for Christmas!
...a labor of love from their singing engagements for the whole year.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

reflections for the feast of the holy family

"He went with them to Nazareth,and was obedient to them... And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and men."

Jesus was true God and true man. As true God, his birth was accompanied by wonders. As true man, he had to submit himself to the discipline of Nazareth where he, like anyone of us, must learn godly and human values.

Our age has witnessed what the world takes pride in as great technological progress. These 'great technological progress" which has invaded our homes, if not handled properly, can work against gospel values. When families, for instance, do not have time to be together in order to give way to the computer, TV and/or cellphones, they definitely lose something very precious, especially in terms of imparting values to children. It is during the time when they are together, interacting with one another, that children are able to witness the love of their parents for one another and for them, their children. The home is the first school of charity. It was in Nazareth that the child Jesus learned the virtues of his Mother and foster father, He effectively carried out his mission of love equipped with the tools he learned in Nazareth.

God put us in the context of the family so that in the early beginnings of life we may learn especially the one reality that none of us cannot live without. It is the one reality that makes every moment of our lives worth living. When we know that we are possessed of that which gives birth to other virtues in our hearts, we are more than conquerors and kings. After all, we have love indelibly etched in our hearts. Love, who according to John, is God.

pasko ng parokya

christmas baptisms

The Our Lady of Fatima Parish Church overflowed with parents and sponsors for the baptism of one hundred sixty six (166) infants and children at 10am, Christmas Day. Fr Chrisly presided at the celebration, assisted by Msgr Gerry and Fr Arje.

Friday, December 25, 2009

midnight mass

the creche at fatima

official photographers

If the pictures you see here are pleasing or not to the eyes, blame them! They are the ones responsible for such... so next time, just look for jomel or mam kathy.

blessed Christmas, everyone!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

simbang gabi 8

Fr Jess presided, Che Dechavez read, LWCC sang. The parish reflected on The Priest and The Sacrament of Matrimony on this 8th Simbang Gabi.

our lady of the stars: the lights of fatima