Prayer

 

Together with the all bishops of the country (in the Pastoral Letter, "Lord, heal our Land" dated 12 September 2017), our Bishop, the Most Rev Jesse Mercado, requests the faithful to observe the following:

1. We invite you to offer prayers particularly for those killed in the government’s campaign against drugs, as well as for all victims of violence and the war in Marawi, in our country for a FORTY DAY period, starting SEPTEMBER 23 and ending on NOVEMBER 1. Please offer the rosary daily for the killed and receive Holy Communion as an offering for their souls. May the souls ofthe killed find rest. Prayer heals us. Prayer helps their souls.

2. We appeal for the pealing of church bells at 8:00 pm during the same forty day period in remembrance of the souls of those killed. The ancient pious tradition of De Profundis is worth restoring. Let the bells call us to pray for the dead.

3. One beautiful Filipino custom observed in prayerful remembrance of the dead is the tirik ng kandila sa patay. So we urge our Filipino Catholics, during this same 40 day period, to light candles in front of their homes, in cemeteries, in public places, and particularly, at spots where the victims of the on-going violence have been felled and have lost their lives, while praying for them and for their families. Candle lighting can soothe grieving hearts.

4. Finally, we beg you to contribute to the support and the schooling of the orphaned children of the victims of these murders, or of their siblings, or the support and sustenance of their families. Almsgiving covers many sins. Almsgiving heals.

Let us turn once more to God, for they who put their trust in bullets and weapons will be confounded. But upon the nation that turns to God and prays, God promises the healing of the land and the calming of the storms that rage in our hearts. Let the healing begin.

 

Church Support

SCHEDULE OF SECOND MASS COLLECTIONS
September-December 2017

 

September 17, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
National Catechetical Week: Remittances will be forwarded to the Diocese of Paranaque to support the Diocesan Catechetical Ministry

 

October 8, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Indigenous People's Sunday:  Remittances will be forwarded to the CBCP to support the work of the Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples

 

October 22, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
World Mission Sunday:  Remittances will be forwarded to Rome to support the missionary efforts of the Church ad gentes

 

October 29, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Prison Awareness Sunday:  Remittances will be forwarded to the Diocese of Paranaque to support the work of the Diocesan Prison Ministry

 

December 16, First Day of Simbang Gabi
National Youth Day:  Remittances will be appropriated as follows:  70% for the Diocesan Youth Ministry; 30% for the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth

 

December 31, Feast of the Holy Family
Holy Family Day:  Remittances will be forwarded to the Diocese of Paranaque to support the work of the Diocesan Family Life Ministry

BECs3

 

As part of our Basic Formation Program on Basic Ecclesial Communities, we invite the general parishioners and all parish servants to the following scheduled seminars: September 30, October 14 and 28, November 11 and 25, all from 7 to 9 in the evening at the Third Floor of the Parish Formation Center. We encourage everyone to attend these seminar-workshops as a way of getting involved in our BECs.

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The Vicariate of San Antonio de Padua and the Parish of Mary, Mother of Good Counsel Commission on Catechesis and Religious Education will hold a Basic Faith Formation Program for Volunteer Catechists in our parish every Saturday, starting October 7, 1-4 PM at the Parish Formation Center. This is open to parishioners who wish to serve as volunteer catechists and those who wish to enrich their knowledge of the Catholic faith.  Those interested are requested to enlist at the Parish Office.

Bambinella

 

To celebrate the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Maria Bambinella), we shall have our Triduum prayers in her honor starting September 5, immediately after our Masses.  On her feast day (September 8), we shall have floral offering to her during our daily Masses.  Let us greet our Blessed Mother on the occasion of her birthday!

Mass for the Sick and Anointing

 

A monthly Mass for the Sick with Anointing will be held every First Saturday at 9 AM. For the month of August, this will be held on Aug 12. By September onward, this will be held every First Saturday. Sick relatives and friends may be brought to the church for this Mass so they may experience the healing touch and power of the Lord.

PPA2

 

The Parish Pastoral Assembly will be convened by the parish priest, Msgr. Melchor David, on Monday,  August 21, 2017, 8 AM- 5PM, at the 3/F of the Parish Formation Center.  The PPA is being convened for the purpose of undertaking evaluation and planning of all parish pastoral programs.  Expected in the assembly are officers/representatives from the various commissions, ministries, mandated organizations, BECs and PPZs, renewal and youth groups, religious communities and other stakeholders of the parish. Twenty slots are being opened for the general parishioners.  Those interested in joining are requested to enlist with our parish secretary.

 

 

37th Presbyteral Anniversary

 

To formally welcome and celebrate the 37th Anniversary of his Presbyteral Ordination, Mary, Mother of Good Counsel Parish invites everyone to the Solemn Thanksgiving Mass of Rev. Msgr. Melchor David, PC on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 10:30 AM. 

Let us thank God for the gift of priesthood He has bestowed on our new parish priest.  Deo gratias!

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