(Feature Article) Many of us rarely get to spend quality time with our loved ones and friends due to fact that we are so preoccupied with either the more important or non-essential things in life. This is also true in certain organizations where members come from different places, seldom see each other, and with respective professions to attend to. However, there are various ways on how to get people out of their shells, apart from the regular monthly or quarterly meetings, simply to unwind, make them happy and enjoy life. For some groups, one way of getting together is to … Continue reading FDA GET-together: TIPS AND THOUGHTS ON PARTIES AND GATHERINGS!
Are friends in deed, indeed! Some would say, you're a “real” friend when you're around in good and most particularly in bad times. That's why we are truly blessed when we are endowed with friends who are there when we needed them the most, minus vested interests. The lack of material things, monetary and non-monetary, is definitely not a hindrance to comfort a friend in need. Our presence and some other form of assistance are more than enough to express our love and concern for a friend who's experiencing life's uncertainties and problems. The tropical storm “Sendong” or “Washi” … Continue reading Friends In Need…. : Tips and Thoughts
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me”, a famous verse as inscribed in the Holy Scriptures by St. Matthew concerning Jesus’ description of the Last Judgment. Jesus message was clear and pretty straightforward, He merely wanted to inform all of us through His disciples that those who have done good things (e.g. giving food to the hungry/drink to the thirsty, welcoming a stranger, clothing the naked, caring for the sick, visiting the imprisoned) here on earth shall be granted the blessings of heaven and have … Continue reading “40 Years of Welcoming the Stranger” – A Universal Celebration
Today is the culmination of the “Year for Priests” which is a once in a lifetime, one year of celebration. It started last June 2009 and was concluded with a gathering of priests in Rome. It is a one year privilege for the priests to rejoice in the Sacrament of Holy Orders and their affirmation to commit their lives to God and the Church thru the said Sacrament. It is also an opportunity for all Christians, particularly the Catholic congregation, to show their gratefulness thru sharing and prayers, and to affirm their love and support for their priests. Briefly, the … Continue reading Year for Priests – “Faithfulness of Christ, faithfulness of priests” – Tips and Thoughts