Saturday, November 29, 2014

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT - BLESSING OF ADVENT WREATH & LIGHTING OF FIRST CANDLE

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
READING AND PRAYER
LIGHTING OF THE FIRST CANDLE

CMCS STAFF

 The first thing the Lord Jesus gives us in this new Church year, which begins today with the First Sunday of Advent, is a command, a clear and direct command: Be watchful! Be alert! We might translate this a little more directly and in less elevated language; He’s saying: Wake up! Pay attention! And if we don’t start our Advent this way – the way He (more than) suggests, we will have a hard time moving forward.

“Pay attention!” because something remarkable is beginning, something wondrous and of the utmost importance to your life is happening, something earth-shattering and life-changing. But what is happening – in spite of its magnitude – is very subtle, very quiet, and very gentle, yet powerful beyond our imagining. And we could miss it.

The old year in the Church’s calendar ended on the high note of the celebration of Christ as King of, well, absolutely everything – King of the Universe, no small title that! This is the culmination of the whole year’s liturgical movement – from His Birth through His Death, Resurrection and Ascension, and forward even, until the end of time when He will be All in All.

The new year begins, perhaps surprisingly, not with His Birth, not even with His Conception (that reality, the first moment of the Incarnation, celebrated already at the Annunciation on the 25th of March, is wrapped and gently hidden in the womb of Mary and of the old year), but with a period of preparation ... of much-needed preparation.

The rhythm of the liturgical seasons is much more about helping us than about simply marking the great events of salvation history. And we need that help to get ready. At least I need it – and I dare say that we all, together, need it – in order to enter into the mystery that Christmas is: to welcome Christ at Christmas and at His Second Coming (but no one will be able to ignore that!), and, most crucially, at His mysterious Coming In-between. And it is especially the preparation for that great moment that the liturgy and its calendar, and in a special way Advent, seek to prepare us.

Friday, November 28, 2014

SAN AGUSTIN ACADEMY -PAMPANGA ON RETREAT

 San Agustin Academy (330)
November 26-28, 2014
Speaker: Bro. ...
Facilitator: Jonel
St. Teresa  Hall




Thursday, November 27, 2014

University of Assumption - Pampanga on Retreat

 University of Pampanga
November 25-27, 2014
Facilitator: Bro. Romy Ignacio
St. Teresa Hall
Speakers: Fr. Ramil, Mayk P.


Friday, October 10, 2014

ACWC - 15th Quadrennial General Assembly

 ACWC 
Asian Church Women's Conference
15th Quadrennial General Assembly
October 8-13, 2014
Carmelite Missionaries Center of Spirituality
Tagaytay City
Philippines

 Opening Ceremony
By the different groups/countries






Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mater Carmeli School D. Tuazon - Retreat

Mater Carmeli D. Tuazon
Grade VI (81)
St. Therese Hall
September 26-28, 2014
Speaker: Fr. 






Mater Carmeli School-Novaliches - Docility - Retreat

Mater Carmeli Novaliches
High School (90)
Section Docility
Francisco Palau Hall
September 26-28, 2014
Speaker: Fr. Ranielle Pineda






Sunday, September 21, 2014

In the stillness... there you speak to my heart

Camille Romanillas
Retreat Accompaniment
September 15-21, 2014
Accompanied by: Sr. Loida, cm




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sacred Heart of Jesus School - Retreat

 Sacred Heart of Jesus School (54)
September 17-18, 2014
Fourth Floor Deck
Speaker: Sr. Maria Rosa Cruza, cm



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Piandre Salon Staff - Retreat

 Piandre Salon Staff - Batch 2 (74)
September 15-17, 2014
Speaker: Msgr. Chito Bernardo
St. Teresa Hall



Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School - Retreat

 Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School (52)
September 16-17, 2014
St. Therese Hall
Speaker: Sr. Maria Rosa Cruza, cm

St. Jude Catholic School - Retreat

 St. Jude Catholic School
High School
September 16-18, 2014
Speaker: Mr. Mennen Gonzales
Francisco Palau Hall