Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag-ibig (Song)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Written by

Join Fr. Deyre in praising God! Click here to listen to Fr. Deyre sing a beautiful rendition of Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag-ibig (God is Love): 

Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag-ibig (English direct translation: God is Love)

Love is what inspires
our hearts and souls
It brought our lives
the golden rule and hope


Friday, June 12, 2020 Written by

As we quickly approach the mid point of 2020, and I reflect upon the journey thus far, and the word “change” seems to sum up the days of 2020.   Change seems so much more apparent in 2020 than any other year that I can recall; even though some past years have contained great changes as well.   In these past six months or so, my life’s journey has seen the addition of a baby to our home, the death of 6 loved ones within my little circle of family and friends since the beginning of March, and of course Covid19 which has changed the world and how we do things.  

Longing for the Eucharist

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Written by

Like many of you, I have been in quarantine for upwards of about ten weeks. When things started to heat up, we stopped going to Mass the week before everything closed down, in part because we weren’t sure if one of us was sick. Also in part because we felt that we were risking getting ourselves sick, and we had very recently became almost the sole volunteers for Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers meals to vulnerable people with little to no mobility. It seems like it’s been ages upon ages since we have been able to go to Mass and receive the Eucharist.

Doing what needs to be done

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Written by

When I was growing up in the ‘70s, there were still a large number of folks around who had lived through the Second World War, as well as the Great Depression before that. In fact, a number of “my elders” would likely have been younger than I am now. Still as a kid, those experiences seemed like a page from the far-distant past, and whenever the older relatives would start reminiscing about that era, it was hard for modern sensibilities to reconcile the hardship and sacrifices they all faced...

The Feast of the Ascension

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Written by

Today out Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Saint Paul described well what it means to live by and through the power of the ascended Christ: ‘If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth.” (Colossians chapter 3, verse1)

I Just Don't Have Enough Time

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Written by

“I just don’t have enough time.”  As a child, time was one thing we seemed to have an abundance of. We waited for Christmas, for birthdays and of course the last day of school to start our summer holidays. Time just seemed to drag on and on....

A little gift from a little fox

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Written by

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”

― Robert Frost

The other day I was riding my bike home from work and I saw a fox. That’s right, a fox in the middle of the day, in the middle of the city. Beautiful, graceful, magical! The kind of thing that makes you feel blessed to have been present. Like the Creator looked upon you with singularity for a moment and offered you a gift, a memory, a treasure that you could carry with you forever....

A Song of Faith, Hope, and Love

Friday, May 1, 2020 Written by

This week's blog comes to you in the form of a song. Thank you Fr. Deyre for sharing your beautiful talents with all of us. "COVOD-19 knows no borders, but neither do faith, hope, and love." - Cardinal Tagle

Click the link below to view!

A new day dawns with song

Friday, April 24, 2020 Written by

As I ponder, brainstorm and attempt to craft the wording of this blog, the light of a new day is chasing away the darkness of night.  A new day is unfolding.  There is such intense beauty and hope within the dawning of a new day. The potential seems limitless.  What will this new day hold and offer?   How will it unfold?   Will it go smoothly?  Will it go as planned?  What surprizes will it hold?  Challenges?  Struggles?  Joys? Sorrows?  Stumbles and cartwheels?

Update: This schedule will continue only until the end of June.

Bishop Mark has invited everyone to pray and fast for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and for all those affected by it on the Fridays of the Easter Season (and perhaps beyond).