Local and international TV and social media networks have been super saturated with photos and videos of people dumping buckets of ice and cold water on their heads. It has been the buzz word and the latest craze to sweep the United States and in other countries during the second semester of this year. I have seen these challenges on TV and on the web and I thought one thing good that drove the nominees to accept the challenge is the excitement that it brings forth. The challenge also gives nominees the chance to be acknowledged of their donations with … Continue reading ALSA’s Ice Bucket Challenge: What’s All The Hype?
Featured Article: By L.F-Posecion (Contributor) A centuries-0ld popular spiritual tradition, the May Flower Festival or Flores de Mayo (as fondly called by Filipino Catholics throughout the globe ) is celebrated every month of May, a time of offering flowers in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This tradition dates back during the Spanish era when it was first introduced to Filipinos by the Spaniards. The procession during the May Flower festival which is also known as “Santacruzan” forms part of the festivity and said to have originated during the time of St. Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, 300 … Continue reading FLORES DE MAYO: A JOYFUL FESTIVITY
Last year, myusefultips.com featured NYC's annual feast day celebrations in honor of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Manaog. Two days ago, the image of Our Lady of Manaoag was formally enshrined at St. Lucy's Church in Manhattan, just in time for its annual feast day celebration. The said event was highlighted by a concelebrated mass, the May flower offering and the enshrinement itself. Rev. Msgr. Oscar A. Aquino, JCD was the main celebrant with Rev. Fr. Roland Mactal, O.P ., and Rev. Fr. Lito Cabatuan as co-celebrants. Fr. Mactal is currently the chaplain of … Continue reading Our Lady Of Manaoag Is Now In The Big Apple: The Enshrinement
For Catholics worldwide, the month of October is dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. It is one of the major Marian feast days particularly for devotees of the Blessed Virgin Mary and believers of the significance and powers of the Holy Rosary. The feast day of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Manaoag likewise falls in October and is consistently celebrated by Filipino migrants throughout the United States, particularly the natives of Manaoag, Pangasinan, a town which is about more than 100 miles north of Manila. The original image of Our Lady of Manaoag is currently … Continue reading Our Lady of Manaoag Feast Day Celebrations in NYC