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PEACE.

 

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

we announce the transitus of

 

CONCEPCION MARTINEZ

of the Mother Butler Guild and

the Apostleship of Prayer on July 27, 2017.

She is the mother of Msgr. Mario Martinez.

 

We commend her soul to your prayers.

 

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PEACE.

 

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

we announce the transitus of

 

EMMANUEL ALTAMIRA

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (retired)

and immediate past coordinator of the
MMGC Commission on Liturgy and Popular Religiosity

on July 24, 2017.

 

We commend his soul to your prayers.

 

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PEACE.

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

we announce the transitus of

 

NICASIO IGNACIO JR.

formerly of the MMGCP-Ministry of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion,

MMGCP- Commission on Service to Human Promotion

and immediate past president of the Padre Pio Parish Pastoral Council

on June 12, 2017.

 

We commend his soul to your prayers.

 

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PEACE.

 

With faith in the Lord's Resuurection,

we announce the transitus of

 

VIOLETA ADEVA

of the Apostleship of Prayer

on May 25, 2017.

 

We commend her soul to your prayers.

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PEACE.

 

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

we announce the transitus of

 

CLARITA CASTILLO

of the Apostleship of Prayer

on May 12, 2017. 

 

 

We commend her soul to your prayers.

 

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PEACE.

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

we announce the transitus of

 

VISITACION ALTAREJOS, 83

of the Mother Butler Guild

on May 2, 2017.

 

We commend her soul to your prayers.

 

 

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PEACE.

 

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

we announce the transitus of

 

DOLORES DE LA ROSA, 97

on April 21, 2017.

 

We condole with the De La Rosa-Fleta Family on this moment of their bereavement.

 

We commend her soul to your prayers.

 

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PEACE.

 

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

we announce the transitus of

 

JESUS NARTATES

of the Ministry of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

on April 20, 2017.

 

We commend his soul to your prayers.

 

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PEACE.

 

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

we announce the transitus of

ZENAIDA REYES

on April 11, 2017.

We commend her soul to your prayers.

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PEACE.

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

we announce the transitus of

BELINDA GONZALES

formerly of the Ministry of Lectors and Commenttaors

on February 25, 2017.

We commend her soul to your prayers.

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PEACE.

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

announce the transitus of

ROMEO MENDOZA

on February 11, 2017. 

We commend his soul to your prayers.

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PEACE. 

 

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

we announce the transitus of

 

DAISY C. ABAYA

of the Commission on Service to Human Promotion

on February 9, 2017.  

 

 We commend her soul to your prayers.

 

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PEACE.

 

With faith in the Lord's Resurrection,

we announce the transitus of

 

ZOSIMO HERNAIS

on January 27, 2017.

We condole with the Hernais-Lagbao Family on this moment of their bereavement.

We commend his soul to your prayers.

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We request your prayers for the souls of individuals who were once part of our parish-community:

 

FORMER PARISH PRIEST

Rev Msgr. Jose C Bernardo, PC  (+ May 2, 2015)

 

     PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

Pedro Cerdenia Jr.
Gerardo Dela Paz
Antonio Inzon

    THOSE WHO HELPED BUILD OUR PARISH-COMMUNITY

Elena Albis
Mario Alcantara
Danilo Altarejos
Magdalena Arcieto
Roberto Artadi
Venecia Barreras
Jorge Cui
Pete Del Rosario
Domingo Dimaculangan
Nena Dimaculangan
Marilyn Edralin
Citang Garchitorena
Fermin Javier
Jaime Javier
Ken and Ely Kennedy
Anita Labaniego
Basilio Lequin Jr.
Boots Lim
Victor Ledesma
Amelia Gan-Montefalcon
Cely Mercado
Linda Mairap
Ros Mangapit
Remia Melendres
Renato Ocampo
Conrado Ong
Benjamin and Luming Olmos
Amado Pascual
Magnolia Punzalan
Minda Pangan
Gloria Quintos
Gito Regalado
Claro Reyes
Arsenio Ronquillo
Lilia Tejero
Mary Rose Uy
Virgilio Verzo
Filomeno Villaluz
Soledad Ventura
Sebastian Victor
Charito Zabala

 

COMMISSION ON LITURGY AND POPULAR RELIGIOSITY

     Ministry of Lectors and Commentators

Ana Marie Babasa
Belinda Gonzales
Enriquieta Lim

Marissa Medina-Cue
Tess Padilla
Luzviminda Pangan
Lilia Tejero
Mary Rose Uy

     Ministry of Ushers Greeters and Collectors

Salve Pedrajeta
Anita Semillano
Erlinda Villamer

     Music Ministry

Rene Aquino
Pedro Cerdenia Jr.
Armando Garcia
Larraine Omang
Amado Pascual

     Ministry of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Manuel Aculado
Manuel Albis
Emmanuel Altamira
Roberto Artadi

Anastacio Bengco
Ben Carpio
Tomas De Guia
Eduardo Fuentes
Banny Garin
Nicasio Ignacio Jr.
Jaime  Javier

Leo Jurado
Victor Ledesma
Art Lejano
Basilio Lequin Jr.
Ed Majam
Taca Marco
Domingo Martinez
Manuel Melendres Sr.
Jesus Nartates
Benjamin Olmos

Amado Pascual
Gregorio Rellera
Flor Reyes
Arsenio Ronquillo
Rafael Sumera

     Mother Butler Guild

Anita Abelardo
Gilda Aculado
Elena Albis
Helen Alejo
Milagros Altamira
Visitacion Altarejos
Betty Billones

Anita Labaniego
Rosalia Mangapit
Concepcion Martinez
Leonora Mojica

Remia Melendres
Esperanza Otanez
Tessie Pablo
Luzviminda Pangan
Rose Ragaza
Soledad Ventura
Charito Zabala

    
     Apostleship of Prayer

Anita Abelardo
Gilda Aculado
Violeta Adeva
Milagros Altamira

Rosario Barile
Virgina Carillo
Clarita Castillo
Rosario Cui

Nora Evangelista
Lucy Lim
Lerma Macaspac
Concepcion Martinez
Remia Melendres

Celestina Mercado
Amado Pascual
Nena Protacio
Gloria Quintos
Corazon Servinio
Lilia Tejero
Lourdes Tuason
Remedios Velante
Rita Velasco
Soledad Ventura
Fely Victor
Charito Zabala

 

COMMISSION ON SERVICE TO HUMAN PROMOTIONS

Dianne Allermo
Nicasio Ignacio
Cely Mercado

Salve Pedrajeta
Soledad Ventura

 

COMMISSION ON BASIC ECCLESIAL COMMUNITIES AND THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

Daisy C Abaya

 

 

May God grant them peace, light and eternal happiness.

 

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In the Apostles' Creed, we profess, "He descended into hell.." The Orthodox icon above is entitled Christ’s Descent into Hell or Hades, but is frequently referred to as the Anastasis or Resurrection Icon. It is the primary icon of Pascha. Christ’s cape/robe is flowing upward, this symbolizes his radical descent into Hades to save those who have died in the flesh. The golden bars by his feet are the gates of Hades which he has broken and torn apart. There are keys floating in the abyss below, which symbolizes that he has entered and conquered both death and Hades.

The skeletal figure who is chained up is Death and/or Satan. He has been bound and killed by Christ. This recalls Hebrews 2:14, “that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is, the devil.” The power of the devil and death have been destroyed through the life-giving death of our Savior.

The two figures whom Christ has grasped and is pulling from tombs are Adam and Eve, symbolizing that his victory redeems all humanity, even back to the beginning. It also foreshadows the general resurrection of the body before the Final Judgment. To the left, we see three characters of  David and Solomon, two of his ancestors according to his fleshly nature. We also see, closest to him, John the Baptizer, who was his forerunner in both life and death. The figures on the right are characters from the Old Testament characters. Moses is usually depicted on the right as well as other prophets. Additionally, there are the three youth who went into the fiery furnace and a shepherd, the latter of which may depict the ones who first venerated our Lord at His birth.

The blue shape around Christ is called the Mandorla (which is Italian for almond, which describes its shape). The Mandorla is the uncreated, eternal light of Christ. In the writings of the Eastern Orthodox mystics, God is often prayerfully experienced as light. This is not simply a pretty bright light. It is the same light which filled the apostles with wonder when they witnessed His Transfiguration. It is the light which Christ Himself described as the power of the Kingdom of God (Mark 9:1 Matt 16:28 Luke 9:27). It is the light that filled the once perpetual darkness of Hades when Christ descended and brought life into the realm of death. It is also the light that is seen when one purifies their heart and mind (Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.)

The Mandorla becomes progressively darker as it moves toward its center, which is Christ. If God is represented by light, the Mandorla may seem confusing. However, those who seek God will find that the more they know Him, the less they comprehend Him. To know God, to experience Him, is to walk in the darkness of His light, and so to enter into the mystery of His presence.

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