Tuesday, April 27, 2010

CBCP News reporter gets it mixed up

LAS PIŇAS, Parañaque, April 26, 2010—The Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish in Las Piñas City has celebrated its silver feast day April 18, 2010 with a solemn High Mass officiated by Parañaque Bishop Jesse Eugenio Mercado, D.D. [We do not have that term forthe Novus Ordo Mass. The Solemn High Mass is only used for the Tridentine Mass. Obviously the one who wrote the report is not aware that such term is not used in the OF anymore.  Well,I once heard our parish priest say, "Let us have High Mass."  I later found out that all that was added was him vesting in chasuble and having incense.  He only wears an alb and stole for Mass.  See the reason why I am a member of SLAP and GULP?]

Various liturgical activities were held prior the celebration of the feast day such as the administration of the sacraments of Confirmation, Mass Wedding and celebration of Pista sa Nayon, on the 9th, 17th and 15th of April respectively.

The confirmation was officiated by retired Manila auxiliary Bishop Teodoro J. Buhain, Jr. D.D while the Mass Wedding of 12 couples was officiated by Fr. Dennis Batacandolo, CSS, the parish priest of the Five Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ, together with two other concelebrants.

A film on the life of Padre Pio was shown on April 13. A Medical-Dental mission took place on April 16 at the parish medical-dental center in the morning. In the evening of the same day, the parishioners gathered for a dinner dance in commemoration of the Five Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ. A showdown of the clusters of the parish was performed in the evening of April 17. [Good!  Not during the Mass!  Dance all the way till the morning!  But not during the Mass!  I hope they did not have one.  Can someone confirm this?]

Administered by the priests and brothers of the Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata of our Lord Jesus Christ (CSS), the Parish of the Five Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ will celebrate the culmination of its silver jubilee year on June 12, 2010.

On the occasion of its jubilee year, the parish of the Five Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ has been designated as a pilgrimage church by Pope Benedict XVI through a decree, from June 12, 2009 to June 12, 2010.

Likewise, the CSS community in the Philippines will mark its silver jubilee of foundation on June 12, 2010.

The CSS congregation was founded by St. Gaspar Bertoni in Verona, Italy in 1777. (Vanessa Puno)


Let's end this post on a happy note shall we?


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