O HOW LOVELY IS YOUR DWELLING PLACE By Fr. Abe Arganiosa On November 9 we celebrate the Feast of Dedication of the Lateran Basilica and on 18th the Dedication of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. The Dedication of Churches is an act of thanksgiving to God for giving us the freedom to […]
“Those, therefore, who desert the preaching of the Church, call in question the knowledge of the holy presbyters…It behooves us, therefore, to avoid their doctrines, and to take careful heed lest we suffer any injury from them; but to flee to the Church, and be brought up in her bosom, and be nourished with the Lord’s Scriptures. For the Church has been planted as a garden (paradisus) in this world; therefore says the Spirit of God, ‘Thou mayest freely eat from every tree of the garden,’ that is, Eat ye from every Scripture of the Lord; but ye shall not eat with an uplifted mind, nor touch any heretical discord.” Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 5:20 (A.D. 180).
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY By Fr. Abe Arganiosa My dear brothers and sisters soon we shall celebrate the feast of Saints and remember our departed ones. This invites us to reflect on the Mercy of God as well as the beauty of our Catholic Faith. The All Souls Day reminds us of the […]
THE MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY By Fr. Abe Arganiosa October is dedicated as Month of the Holy Rosary and with it we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Queen of Peace. We need to know the historical event connected to this feast so that we can appreciate it better. In 1571 the Ottoman […]
IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ANGELS By Fr. Abe Arganiosa On Sept. 29 the Church remembers the Feast of the Archangels: Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael; then on Oct. 2 that of Guardian Angels. These Feasts explain the Article of Faith: “I believe in God… creator of all things, visible and invisible” [cf. Col 1:16]. […]
THE TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS By Rev. Fr. Abe P. Arganiosa An article published in Parish Bulletin for the Month of September 2015. Every 14th of September we celebrate the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross which is important for its historical significance. After Constantine assumed the imperial throne the persecution of Catholics ended. […]
THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY By Fr. Abe Arganiosa * This is an article posted in the Parish Bulletin for the month of August 2015. The Queenship of Mary seems strange because we grew up in a republic rooted in democracy instead of monarchy. The memorial feast is rooted in Judaeo-Christian theology of the Kingdom of God. […]
Beloved in Christ, The Holy Gospel presented God as a landowner King who sent servants to invite people into the Feast. It reminds us that God is the highest Authority in our life. Like the Blessed Virgin Mary in her Fiat [cf. Lk 1:38] we must submit ourselves to Him who is a benign Sovereign […]
“Discipleship is basically described as ‘sitting at the feet of the Master’; listening to his every word to easily remember them, to watch his face to memorize each line and, to familiarize with the tone of his voice and the mannerisms of his body. The disciple can then teach the very ideas of the Master, can embody his spirit so that when on his own the vision of the Master can be transferred to another because the disciple has become a master. A disciple is like a student and a soldier personified in one. As a soldier is expected to work, act, fight and execute the will of his commander to the best of his ability so a Catholic is called upon to do his best in everything that he does for self, family, nation and God.” – Fr. Abe Arganiosa
THE PRIEST IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE LAMB By Rev. Fr. Abe P. Arganiosa One element that makes the Easter Sunday Liturgy unique is the singing of the Sequence Victimae Paschali Laudes which is a paean to the Risen Christ as the Triumphator over Satan. That ancient hymn has something more besides the Proclamation of […]
The priests are sharing in the priesthood of God who is the source of all holiness so that in turn they can sanctify the people. Our priests are fountains sharing from the single Well-spring of Salvation that is why the Church sings from generation to generation: “Thou shall draw waters with joy out of the saviour’s fountains” [Is 12:3 Douay-Rheims].