In The Hole

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Being "Father"

This afternoon's session with "The Dads" took an unexpected turn. For the first time since we started, they started telling stories about their past as sons and their experiences in fatherhood. The discussions were provoked by a comment one of them made: "There are parents who do not seem to bring... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Ministry To Fathers

Here is an entry in my pastoral log book dated Saturday, May 14, 2005. It is about my attempt at doing something with the fathers in the parish. I have completed two sessions with some of the fathers in a subdivision that is covered by our parish. We started last week with a session on "What does... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Summer Reading

Lately, I've found myself unable to write anything new. When this happens I change activities or go to a new place. The thing however is that when I visited the mall the other day, I found a new bookstore that when I checked yielded quite a number of new titles I found interesting. I couldn't help... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 6, 2005

How Would You Handle This?

The other day, our parish priest disclosed to me the disappearance of some PHP 2,000.00 in coins. The amount was in his office already counted and readied for depositing in the bank. That same day, I remembered seeing the 16-year old daughter of our handyman going around the churchyard and offering... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 2, 2005

There Isn't Much Yet...

Apart from yesterday's trip to the big city to buy a new computer and this afternoon's date with our young Marian devotees, nothing really exciting has been happening in the hole. This morning I sent a younger friar assigned to our convent for exposure to accompany our acolytes to an outing in Los... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Busy With The Fiesta

Since Monday we've been preparing for the coming parish fiesta on Sunday, April 24, 2005. I've practically finished the tasks assigned to me: an article on the devotion to Our Mother of Good Counsel and the themes for the novena masses and the homily guides which I had written and sent to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

The Main Lines of a New Pontificate

At The First Mass of Pope Benedict XVI Here is a link to the message of Pope Benedict XVI delivered at the end of his first mass. The original message was delivered in Latin; this link leads to an Italian translation appearing in La Repubblica. Link: esteri? Il primo messaggio di... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

The Bishop Will Be Visiting Us

More about this at our parish website. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

A Meditation On The Family

We started the novena masses in honor of our parish's patron, Our Mother of Good Counsel yesterday. The mass was preceded by a procession led by the parish priest, but the mass itself was presided over by one of the diocesan priests of our Vicariate. Each of the daily masses from this day until... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

It Is Final. We Are Playing Sunday

I had my first and last practise with the team the other day. It left me aching all over. We are scheduled to have the opening ceremonies for the tournament on Sunday. I still don't know at what time our first game will be; but it is definitely on Sunday, too. I don't know whether I'd be able to... Sign in to see full entry.

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