Wednesday, 17 April 2019 08:22

Cardinal Tagle leads Holy Wednesday Mass at Parola

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle presided over Holy Wednesday Mass at Gate 58 Parola Compound in Binondo, Manila on April 17, 2019, at 9 a.m. 

Cardinal Tagle blesses two young people after the celebration of the Holy Eucharist held at Gate 58 Parola Compound Tondo, Manila. (Photo by Eric Paul Guanlao)

At the beginning of his homily, Cardinal Tagle shared that he had celebrated Mass in the same place after it was destroyed by a fire in March 2015 where some 5,000 families were left homeless. He also expressed his admiration for the people’s hope and courage to rise again after the unfortunate incident.

“…nakakatuwa rin na alaala dahil nakita ko kung papaano magtulungan ang mga taga rito sa Parola. Nakita ko na mayroong laging lakas na nanggagaling sa pag-asa na kapag merong gumuho ay makatatayo. At hindi pa isa-isa kundi sama sama. Napakaganda pong alaala yun lalo na ngayong tayo ay nasa Semana Santa,” Cardinal Tagle said.

Also in his homily, Cardinal Tagle stressed to the faithful that life and dignity should be valued over material possessions.

“Sana po dito sa atin kahit na may kahirapan sa buhay, ang ating kayamanan ay ang ating pagkatao. Ang ating kayamanan ay ang buhay ng ating pamilya at ang dangal ng ating mga anak. Sa bandang huli po yan ang tunay na kayaman. Yan ang hindi mapre-presyuhan,” Cardinal Tagle said.

Cardinal Tagle rode an E-trike from Nuestra Señora dela Soledad Parish, Tondo. He was accompanied by Rev. Fr. Jeremiah Adviento, Parish Priest, and Rev. Fr. Sigfred Arellano, Parochial Vicar, Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz before celebrating the Holy Eucharist at Parola.

Msgr. Hernando Coronel, Rector, Quiapo Church joined in the celebration of the Mass was among those who extended assistance and donated goods to the families who were victims of the fire in 2015.

A short program was held after the Mass where Cardinal Tagle joined the families in a meal prepared by the parish. (Jheng M. Prado/RCAM-AOC)

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