Showing posts with label Archdiocese of Manila. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Archdiocese of Manila. Show all posts

Giving More With Christmas Shopping at Caritas Manila’s Buy and Give 2 Expo

The time of shopping is also a great time of giving. That statement is true when you do you Christmas gift preparations at Caritas Manila’s Buy and Give 2 Expo happening at the Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive, Makati City on November 28-30, 2014. This events is one of the Social Entrepreneurship Program of Caritas Manila will hold the second-run of a Grand Expo which they had last year at November 29, 30 and December 1, 2013 at the TriNoma Mall in Quezon City.

Caritas Manila’s Social Entrepreneurship Program helps the livelihood of poor communities by encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit and marketing their products. This program is providing skills and training to the urban poor communities and marginalized sector as well as honing them to become social entrepreneurs. Caritas Margins and Segunda Mana are two of the programs under Social Entreprise.

KATOTO: Kaibigang Totoo, Kardinal Chito!

Youth of the Archdiocese, its time to meet and greet our newly appointed cardinal with a special event meant to spend time with the beloved Chito Cardinal Tagle!

KATOTO: Kaibigang Totoo, Kardinal Chito! A Thanksgiving celebration for a gift of a Cardinal to the Philippines. This coming December 4, 2012, Tuesday 6PM at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Vito Cruz, Ermita, Manila.

Its FREE to all! So bring your family, friends and even your parish to this monumental event! For inquiries, contact the Archdiocese of Manila through 523-2814 or 404-3673

The Social Media Prayer By Father Stephen Cuyos, MSC

The First Catholic Social Media Summit happened this weekend and I was sad because I was not a part of it due to financial constraints. However, I am very happy for the church to be more aware of the power of the internet and the social media in shaping the minds and hearts of the youth and society today. This actually inspired me to be part of the Social Media Group of the Archdiocese of Manila Commission on Youth.  Though frustrated not able to attend the event, I see that there was an increase of interest from different sectors and dioceses all over the country to utilize this resource that is really a great help if used properly. I just saw a SOCIAL MEDIA PRAYER by Father Stephen Cuyos, MSC who is also what you can call a "techie priest". Here is the prayer that is worth sharing to friends and family and further understand the value of this technology for the good of us all.

World Communications Day 2012

With the need  for information and interaction grows exponentially. The abuse and misuse of it has also increased in an alarming rate. That is why people in the church should also utilize the use of media especially the social media to evangelize in this modern times.

For this the  2012 World Communications Day in the Archdiocese of Manila. May 12 , 7:00 am to 5:00pm; San Carlos Seminary Guadalupe, Makati City .

KA-TALK 47: Media in Mission - An Invitation

We are inviting the youth and youth at heart to attend the first Ka-Talk Series this year. Ka-talk 47: Media in Mission. 

The forum features the role of the new media (internet and social media) in shaping the youth's mind and faith as it is state in Pope Benedict XVI message "Make good use of your pressence in the digital world".

This event will happen on March 24, 2012 at Letran College Gymnasium, Colegio de San Juan de Letran from 1-5 PM. This also involves the youth in the Archdiocese of Manila under the Archdiocesan Commission on Youth that is actively using the internet to blog and use them for social media. For more information check out the event page.

Archdiocese of Manila New Website Design

I just found out that the Roman Archdiocese of Manila has a new website design. As a frequent visitor for the news in the archdiocese and also a website design critique, I find the old site not that user friendly with options hard to find unless you are a returning visitor.

With the new design, which I assume uses wordpress indeed has stepped out of the shadows into a more recent and youthful look. This  move is also a great initiative as a sign using the website in reaching to more internet users which is growing exponentially here in the Metro.

I do hope that there will be more content and user interaction for the website that will help in engaging viewers and also create interactions and subscribers. And most especially this is help in evangelizing and touching the lives of people in this digital age.

Check out now! 

I Auditioned For TV MARIA

Yesterday was the 26th anniversary of the People Power Revolution and also the birthday of my sister who lives in Japan. And this is also the day I went to audition for a TV station. It may not be the like the mainstream television networks, TV Maria is a television pioneer in the Philippines as the first Catholic TV which started in 2006. Though one may think that its all prayers and masses seen all day, TV Maria shows alternative and very value-oriented shows that indeed fit for family viewing. 

I was invited to audition for its upcoming shows involving music, youth and kids. So far everything went well and I hope to make the cut. It would be an honor to be part of the revolutionary project that will have a great impact in not just only entertaining, informing but also FORMING values and relationships that makes us a better nation. I do think its time to have more smart shows to help us think to be better. TV Maria is available in majot cable providers like Global Destiny, Sky Cable and Dream TV.

ART IS A BANG: Call for Entries for Manila Archdiocese Painting Competition

Young Filipino artists will have a chance to showcase their talent and passion for the art at the Manila archdiocese’s 5th annual painting competition.

Organized by the archdiocese’s Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church, the contest has actually started last December and scheduled to end this month.

The theme for this year’s competition is “The Rosary, its Mysteries and the Filipino Family.” The contest is open to Filipino students and out-of-school youths, ages 15 to 25 years old. Organizers said the contest hopes to foster contemporary artistic interpretations of the Catholic faith particularly among young artists, and seeks to promote awareness and appreciation of religious art.

The first prize-winner will take home P40,000. The second placer will receive P30,000. The winner for third place will receive P20,000. Three “Juror’s Choices” will also receive P10,000 each.

Submission of artwork entries is on Jan. 27, 2012 at the Museo ng Arkidiyosesis ng Maynila in Intramuros, Manila. Awarding of winners will be on February 4, 2012.

Entry forms for those who are still interested to join are available at the MACC office, in selected schools and parishes, or may be downloaded at the archdiocese’s official website . [CBCPNews]

Friendly Reminders for Devotees of the Black Nazarene

Here are some tips and warnngs that devotees and tourists should keep in mind when going to the feast of the Black Nazarene (Translacion 2012) in Quiapo and Luneta.

1. Pack less- don't bring unnecessary devices  that can be targets by snatchers.

2. Bring a towel and water umbrella and extra shirt - rain or shine it is still hot and you need to wipe the sweat off. the last two indeed will come in handy.

3. Do bring footwear - though people said its tradition/devotion, do not torture yourself because there are many sharp and rough surfaces along the way.

4. Place your backpack in front - aside from professional snatchers there are also "slashers"

5. When planning to be a "mamamasan" (rope pullers) - better to have a group to always know where you are and know if you are OK.

6. For mass goes - to get inside the church it would take 1 mass to go in 1 mass to go out.

7. Know places in the Quiapo/Sta Cruz area - with swarms of people better know escape alleys and places to avoid also.

8. Bring candies and a mini first aid kit - better be safe even on your own. Candie help remove nausea.

9. Organize your things before going - this will save the hassle of looking for money, food and religious items. 
10. Be vigilant - though it a enriching faith experience to celebrated with solemnity. Crooks might take advantage of you even while in prayer.

For those who want to stay at home and avoid the chaos live streaming is available at and

Live Streaming from Luneta for the Feast of the Black Nazarene

For those who are devotees of the Black Nazarene, Here is the live streaming from Luneta for the Traslacion . Will be there later to avoid the chaos. Hourly masses happens from 3 AM-12 NN, 3 PM- 9 PM.  Procession will start 8 AM.

Viva Senor Nazareno!

I also hope to make a video blog within the day, you can also read the post I had for the feast last 2011 and 2010. Here is also a video of Nuesto Padre Jesus Nazareno inside the church.

Campus Hour United - Lets Students Be Heard!

Students! Its time for you voices to be heard! We are inviting you to support the Campus Hour of the Campus Ministry Volunteers. Selected student volunteers of Campus Ministry of the Archdiocese of Manila from different colleges and universities (YuP.Peace Youth Leaders) will handle the ‘Campus Hour’ for the month of January 2012 which will be aired in all Saturdays of the month from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Watch also the live streaming in the official website: .  Give your comments, opinions and reflections in relation to the topics that we will talk about 
and send it to this number: 0918-VERITAS (0918-8374827).  Facebook Account: campus hour united-radyo veritas846.

Installation of Archbishop Tagle of the Archdiocese of Manila


The people of the Archdiocese of Manila welcomes the new Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Tagle D.D. After  the Vatican and the Pope accepted the retirement of Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales as the Archbishop which have been processed and considered for some time. He will be the 32nd Archbishop of Manila which is the one of the oldest Archdiocese in Asia.

Bishop Tagle had been the bishop of the Diocese of Imus from October 2001 and has also been very visible on many media platforms like TV, radio and even the internet. He is the host of THE WORD EXPOSED and KAPE'T PANDASAL (as a co-host) television programs produced by the Jesuit Communication Foundation (JesComm).

As per the terms of canon law Tagle must take possession of the see of Manila within two months of his appointment. His installation as Archbishop is scheduled on 12 December 2011, to coincide with the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe and his 10th year anniversary of his episcopal ordination.

EVENTOLOGY: 0% Fear 100% Love

As part of the World AIDS Sunday you might want to check out this event happening at UST this December 4, 2011. Below is an eposcopal letter to ministers, leaders and the youth. 0% Fear 100% Love

Dear friends,

Greetings in the Lord on this Day 351 of our CBCP Year of the Youth, which is also World AIDS Day!

I trust everyone is still afire with the renewal which our national celebration of the NYD2011 has sparked in us. Our thanks continue to ring to our fellow youth ministers in the FNYO. The ecclesial youth organizations and movements truly are a gift to our Church, and are important partners in the mission.

I write to you now concerning a significant partnership which our commission has made. This is on the issue of HIV-AIDS, something which I believe is not foreign anymore to you, and one that is affecting many of our people, among them young. Our Church, loving Mother that she is, is at the forefront on efforts on this, both internationally and locally. Here in our country, we have the Philippine Catholic HIV-AIDS Network or PhilCHAN: a network of Catholic groups has been formed to be our Church's lead agent in her evangelizing effort on this issue. The Episcopal Commission on Youth is one of those CBCP offices within this network, along with the Episcopal Commissions on Health Care; on Migrants and Itinerant People; and on Social Action, Justice and Peace.

Message of Outgoing Cardinal Rosales

With less than a decade of as the Archbishop/Cardinal of Manila. Cardinal Rosales  will be retiring and the seat of the Archdiocese of Manila will be administered by Archbishop-elect (by the Vatican) Bishop Chito Tagle.

Though not yet officially installed, Cardinal Rosales sends the Filipino Catholic Community with a message on video (below) as a way of being thankful for the church  (people) for supporting his projects and made a big difference. 

Though not as controversial as Cardinal Sin, he s unusual charm toward the youth. His famous project is the Piondo ng Pinoy which garnered funds in supporting orphanes, hospital etc. Now lets hear his Final Message as Cardinal.

Bishop Tagle is the new Archbishop of Manila!

The Vatican just accepted the resignation of Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales as the Archbishop of Manila. To take his place will be the Bishop of the diocese of Imus, Bishop Chito Tagle. Cardinal Rosales filed his resignation way back 2007 when he turned 75 years old, wherein according to canon law that arch/bishops should file their retirement. Upon this announcement, Bishop Tagle had issued his statement.

PAGTUTULUNGAN.ORG: Caritas Manila Presents "Merry Christmas, 'Nay"

This Christmas, Caritas Manila under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila with Morning Star Productions presents their first ever film and internet advocacy project! 

Entitled MERRY CHRISTMAS 'NAY, the 32-minute Christmas advocacy film will be available for viewing all over the world begining December 12, 2011 at 4pm Manila time via A heartwarming story of the love, faith and hope that will leave you in tears, feel touched and inspired.

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