Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cathedral Parish of St. Paul the First Hermit 2016 Lenten Activities

For those in San Pablo City, Laguna or who are planning to spend the rest of the Holy Week here in the city, here are the activities organized by the Cathedral Parish of St. Paul the First Hermit. This information was disseminated by the Cathedral Parish of St. Paul the First Hermit Social Communication Ministry. Visit the Cathedral’s page at: https://www.facebook.com/CathedralofSanPablo/

March 10
Kumpisalang Bayan
07:00 pm – Cathedral

March 11
Parish Lenten Recollection
Rev. Msgr. Jerry V. Bitoon – Vicar General, Diocese of San Pablo
05:15 pm – Cathedral

March 18
Parish Pabasa
05:15 pm – Resurrection Chapel

March 20 – Palm Sunday
07:00 am – Solemn Blessing of Palms and Procession at the City Plaza
07:45 am – Holy Mass

March 21 – Holy Monday
07:00 am – Visita Iglesia, Archdiocese of Lipa and Diocese of Imus

March 22 – Holy Tuesday
01:30 pm – Estacion Heneral at Sampaloc Lake
05:15 pm – Holy Mass

March 23 – Holy Wednesday
06:00 pm – General Procession on the Passion of Christ

March 24 – Maundy Thursday
06:00 am – Chrism Mass and Renewal of Priestly Vows
05:15 pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Washing of the Feet
07:00 pm – 12:00 mn – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

March 25 – Good Friday
07:00 am – Tenebrae
12:00 nn – Seven Last Words
03:00 pm – Celebration of the Word and Veneration of the Cross
05:00 pm – Solemn Procession / Pahalik sa Mahal na Señor

March 26 – Black Saturday
07:30 pm – Easter Vigil, Blessing of Fire and Water

March 27 – Easter Sunday
04:00 am – Salubong
04:45 am – Holy Mass

Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church Holy Week Schedule 2016

The Holy of Week of the Christians (particularly of the Roman Catholics) is already underway and for most Filipino Catholics, this week is a good time to visit churches and shrines, for their meditations, visita iglesia, and personal pilgrimages.

For those who want to visit Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church, famous for its huge image of the Ascending Christ, here are the activities for the week. The Church is found in Brgy. Tinamnan, Lucban, Quezon. For more details, you may visit its website at www.kamaynihesus.ph, or you may send an e-mail to kamaynihesuslucban@gmail.com, or you may call the church directly at (042) 540-2206. Please send in your comment, dear reader, if this post helped you.

 Palm Sunday – March 20
- Eucharistic Celebration (07:30 am)
   Commemoration of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem with a solemn procession
  Venue: Marian Park to Healing Church
- Morning Mass (09:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am)
- Healing Mass (02:30 pm)

Holy Tuesday – March 22
- Afternoon Mass (04:00 pm)

Holy Wednesday – March 23
- Healing Mass (09:00 am)
- Afternoon Mass (04:00 pm)

Maundy Thursday – March 24
- Confession (09:00 am – 12:00 nn)
- Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (04:00 pm)
  Washing of the Feet
   Holy Communion
   Procession (inside the church)
  Benediction (Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament)
- Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament (until 11:30 pm)

Good Friday – March March 25
- Confession (09:00 am – 12:00 nn)
- Reflection on the Mercy and Compassion of God by Fr. Joey A. Faller (01:45 pm – 02:45 pm)
  Liturgy of the Word
  Veneration of the Cross
  Procession around Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church
  Note: Veneration of the Cross continues until 10:00 pm

Black Saturday – March 26
- Continuous Veneration of the image of Christ crucified in the church
- Easter Vigil (09:30 pm)
  Blessing of Fire
  Paschal Candle Rite
  Holy Mass
  Encuentro (Salubong)

Easter Sunday – March 27
- Morning Mass (07:30 am, 09:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am)
- Healing Mass (02:30 pm)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

San Pablo City’s 75th Anniversary Commemorative Stamps

Just this May, coinciding with the founding anniversary of the city of San Pablo on the 7th, two commemorative stamps were launched and officially released during a ceremony in front of the old city hall (see the PhilPost article about the event here).

Featured on the stamps are the city’s old city hall which now houses Museo de San Pablo and the famous Sampaloc Lake which both cost 10 pesos. There is also an official first day cover which you can obtain from the city’s postmaster Ms. Meanne Parfan for a minimal cost.

Through commemorations like this one, the city is introduced and re-introduced to its people. Tedious as it may seem to some people, I hope that stamp collecting would get wider attention in our city especially the younger ones.

2015 in Photos: Independence Day Celebrations

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Tours Continue Here in Back Trails


What’s good about this existence is that you get to have second chances and most often more than that. Not that I am tolerating stalling but I am just expressing my gladness in seeing myself again in front of my laptop with the MS Word on screen and seeing the word ‘backtrails’.

Yes, Back Trails is back in the business again.

Back in the business of writing about my not-so-very-far travels. Back in the business of sharing notes related to Philippine and our local history gathered from tours to towns and cities. Back in the business of conversing with people online anything and everything about history, culture, or traveling.

During the five-month hiatus on blogging, I was able to check myself how far I would want to see Back Trails go, how far I want to improve on my amateur photography skills, and how far I want to bring my passion for writing and history. This is endeavor is quite far from the degree I got from college but the problem of making a career out of it is something I have to deal with at another time. This is my love, this is my passion, and I want to mark the return of Back Trails by reaffirming this interest that was born way back in my elementary days.

It would still be a long way to establish Back Trails as a historical and cultural information source, however naive this vision might seem. It would take even a longer way to fully devote my time and source to this. But time fortunately is still on my side and there will be opportunities to refurbish Back Trails, not to impress other people but primarily to bring it to another level that would attract readers from different backgrounds and even nationalities and get them involved in discussions on history.

And so the tours, the travels, continue here in Back Trails!