Quincentennial Philippines: ‘Best Missionaries’ Epithet at Celebration
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Quincentennial Philippines: ‘Best Missionaries’ Epithet at Celebration

The papal nuncio to Spain led the celebration of the quincentennial of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines this week, praising migrant Filipinos for being “missionaries” to the world. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, apostolic nuncio to Spain, said Filipino migrants are the “fruits” of the Church born in the Philippines in the 1500s through the work of…

Philippines: Basic Christian Community Shows Way to Survive Pandemic
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Philippines: Basic Christian Community Shows Way to Survive Pandemic

Members of the Basic Ecclesial Community in the Parish of San Vicente de Paul in the Philippine capital share stories of struggle as they faced challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Source:Licas News

Philippines: ‘We Give Our Yes’ – 500th Anniversary Mission Song
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Philippines: ‘We Give Our Yes’ – 500th Anniversary Mission Song

Filipino singer Jamie Rivera has launched “We Give Our Yes,” the official mission song of the yearlong celebration for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the country. She recently introduced “We Give Our Yes” at a performance on “ASAP Natin ‘To”, rendering it with The Company and singers Erik Santos, Jeremy Glinoga, Jed Madela,…

Philippines: Country to be Consecrated to Protection of Saint Joseph
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Philippines: Country to be Consecrated to Protection of Saint Joseph

Manila (Agenzia Fides) – The Bishops of the Philippines are preparing to consecrate the country to the protection of Saint Joseph as part of a solemn celebration called to be held on May 1st, the day in memory of Saint Joseph. As reported to Agenzia Fides, Msgr. Broderick Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of Manila, the Philippine…

Turda, Philippines: Mobilising Youth
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Turda, Philippines: Mobilising Youth

Give them a little push and they will do wonders . When the youths are alive the parish is alive. Praying always for the youths of Turda to be fervent christians and true Philipino citizens . Maraming marami salamat mga magulang. Their garden project is ongoing. John Paul Bangsi mhm

Philippines: Western Visayas Bishops Question Killings of Tribal Leaders
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Philippines: Western Visayas Bishops Question Killings of Tribal Leaders

“We, the bishops of the Western Visayas, share the grief and anxieties of our brothers and sisters of the Tumandok tribe in Capiz. We grieve with the families of the nine Tumandok tribespeople who were killed,” they said. The bishops called for the military to withdraw from the ancestral lands of tribespeople so that they…

San Jose, Philippines: Funeral Fr. Bill McAvoy MHM
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San Jose, Philippines: Funeral Fr. Bill McAvoy MHM

Today (December 22, 2020) we paid our last respect to Fr. William Kelly McAvoy mhm. The requiem mass was presided by the Bishop of San Jose de Antique, Marvyn A. Maceda. This celebration of the Holy Eucharist was attended by Mill Hill Missionaries, Mensa Domini Sisters, priests of the Diocese, other religious brothers and sisters,…

Live-Stream Funeral Father Bill McAvoy MHM
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Live-Stream Funeral Father Bill McAvoy MHM

The Funeral Rites for the late Fr. Bill McAvoy MHM will be live-streamed on TUESDAY the 22nd of December, 2020 at 9.30.am (Philippine time), 1.30.am UK time. The live stream will be via the Mensa Domini Chapel 1 on www.facebook.com If you already have a facebook account, simply enter Mensa Domini Chapel 1. Otherwise, you may have to create a facebook…

Cardinal Luis Tagle: Migrant Workers are Missionary Disciples
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Cardinal Luis Tagle: Migrant Workers are Missionary Disciples

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, lauded Filipinos working abroad for being “missionaries.” “Isn’t it perhaps that God has guided us out of the Philippines, not only to earn a living, but also to be missionaries?” the former prelate of Manila said in his Christmas message. Cardinal Tagle,…

Father William (Bill) McAvoy MHM has died. RIP
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Father William (Bill) McAvoy MHM has died. RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on the morning of the 17th day of December, 2020 at The Antique Medical Center, San Jose, Antique, Philippines, at the age of 91 of Father William (Bill) McAvoy Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Bill, as we in Mill Hill affectionately…

Philippines: The Silsilah Dialogue Movement
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Philippines: The Silsilah Dialogue Movement

“From a certain corner they shot at me. I think the bullet passed this close to my chest. I said to myself, I have to do this. I have to help the people here, Muslims and Christians, to build trust, peace, and confidence.” Fr. Sebastiano D’Ambra Fr. Sebastiano D’Ambra’s story and that of the Silsilah…

Philippines: Hallowed Christmas Traditions Kept in Place
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Philippines: Hallowed Christmas Traditions Kept in Place

In the midst of the pandemic, Filipino Catholics have poured into churches for the famous Filipino Christmas tradition: the “Simbang Gabi” or “Misa del Gallo”, the mass celebrated at dawn for nine days, which begins on December 16th and ends on December 24th. At 4.00 in the morning the church bells began to ring, and…