1. Arrival from Rome
DATE: October 25, 2012
AIRPORT: NAIA 1
CARRIER/FLIGHT: Cathay Pacific CX 919 from Hongkong
ETA: 4:45 p.m.
> Veneration and short prayer at VIP Lounge, NAIA 1
Ø Brief Cathechesis and Press Conference
Ø Start of motorcade to UST
Ø ETD: 6:30PM Read the rest of this entry »
The Philippines got its second saint Sunday with the canonization of 17th century Visayan teen martyr Pedro Calungsod.
Pope Benedict XVI is leading the Holy Mass and canonization rites in Vatican City for Calungsod and six other Catholics, some of them missionaries like the Visayan martyr. The Holy Mass is ongoing as of this posting. Read the rest of this entry
CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma has appointed an administrator of the archdiocese as he prepares to go to Rome, Italy for more than one month to attend church activities, including the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod.
In a circular dated Oct. 1, 2012, Palma said the appointment of Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Emilio Bataclan as administrator took effect last Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, and will end on Nov. 15, 2012. Read the rest of this entry
November 12-27, 2012
November 11 (Sunday) — Departure of team vehicles from Cebu to Allen, Northern Samar
November 12 (Monday) — Advance party to Legazpi City
2300H — ETD Legazpi to Matnog Read the rest of this entry »
Triduum of Holy Masses in Preparation for the Canonization
Day 1 – Thursday, October 18, 2012
– Mass: Mass of Saint Luke the Evangelist
– Venue: Basilica di Sant’ Agostino in Piazza di Sant’ Agostino 80, Rome
– Time: 3:45 p.m. (Holy Rosary)
4 p.m. (Holy Mass)
– Theme: Knowing our Catholic Faith
– Presider: Most Rev. John F. Du, D.D., Archbishop of Palo, Leyte
– Preacher: Most Rev. Precioso D. Cantillas, D.D., Bishop of Maasin, Leyte
– Choir: Coro de San Jacinto of Tuguegarao Read the rest of this entry »
The feast of Blessed Pedro Calungsod is celebrated every 2nd day of April, the anniversary of his martyrdom. If the date falls within Holy Week or Easter Week, the feast is observed on the Saturday that immediately precedes Passion/Palm Sunday. If April 2 falls on a Sunday of Lent or on a Sunday of Easter, the feast is celebrated on April 1.
We do not celebrate the feast of Blessed Pedro in Holy Week or Easter Week, or on a Sunday of Lent or of Easter because on these days, we have a more important celebration – the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, otherwise known as the Paschal Mystery, which is at the heart of our Christian Faith. Instead, we celebrate the feast of Blessed Pedro on the Saturday before Passion/Palm Sunday because of its significance: Blessed Pedro was martyred on April 2, 1672 which was the Saturday before Passion/Palm Sunday of that year. In the case of April 2 falling on a Sunday of Lent or Easter, the nearest Saturday is April 1. Read the rest of this entry »