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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

OBITUARY: Mgsr. Modesto Teston, 79

HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D. Archbishop of Manila The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends deeply mourn the …

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

OBITUARY: Mgsr. Modesto Teston, 79

HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D. Archbishop of Manila The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends deeply mourn the …

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

OBITUARY: Mgsr. Modesto Teston, 79

HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D. Archbishop of Manila The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends deeply mourn the …

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

OBITUARY: Mgsr. Modesto Teston, 79

HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D. Archbishop of Manila The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends deeply mourn the …

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

OBITUARY: Mgsr. Modesto Teston, 79

HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D. Archbishop of Manila The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends deeply mourn the …

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

OBITUARY: Mgsr. Modesto Teston, 79

HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D. Archbishop of Manila The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends deeply mourn the …

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

Circular No. 2022 – 95 20 December 2022 TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD …

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

OBITUARY: Mgsr. Modesto Teston, 79

HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D. Archbishop of Manila The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends deeply mourn the …

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

Circular No. 2022 – 95 20 December 2022 TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD …

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

OBITUARY: Mgsr. Modesto Teston, 79

HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D. Archbishop of Manila The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends deeply mourn the …

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

OBITUARY: Mgsr. Modesto Teston, 79

HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D. Archbishop of Manila The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends deeply mourn the …

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

OBITUARY: Mgsr. Modesto Teston, 79

HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D. Archbishop of Manila The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends deeply mourn the …

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 95
20 December 2022

TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD (https://rcam.org/6646-2/)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings in the Lord!

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (25 December) and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (1 January) fall on a Sunday this year. Both are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Those who participate in the Masses during these celebrations fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy day of obligation.

We decree that those who participate in the evening Masses of the eve of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (24 December) and the eve of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (31 December) likewise fulfill both obligations of Sunday and of the holy
day of obligation.

We gladly take this opportunity to assure you of our paternal and prayerful solicitude.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA

 

FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AND THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

Circular No. 2022 – 95 20 December 2022 TO: ALL THE CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: FULFILLMENT OF OBLIGATION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD …

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula, during a mass at the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, admitted that there is still a “dark and wide gap” between the Church and the poor in the country.

“Our local Church is far from being with the Church of the poor that we aspire to be. The Church does not know the poor and the poor do not know the Church,” the Cardinal said in his homily.

“Our poor and marginalized brethren feel that their views and values are disregarded in our Church communities and organizations,” he said.

According to the cardinal these “disturbing realizations” came during the recent National Synodal Consultations last July held at Tagaytay City.

“We must immerse ourselves in the life of the poor, be friends with them, journey with them, empower them for mission, include them in the life and activity of the Church and advocate for their dignity,” the prelate said.

According to the Cardinal for the Church to cover the wide gap, those who are active in the Church is called to live the virtue of humility, which not only entails docility and heavenly orientation, but also solidarity with the lowly.

Humility is more than just the ascetic denial of worldly pleasures and prestige, according to the Cardinal, nor simply the willingness to suffer shame and dishonor.

“True humility must be expressed as solidarity with the last, the least, and the lost among us.”

Attending the consistory in Rome, the Manila Archbishop was present at the creation of 20 new cardinals in Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Aug. 27.

He is also taking part in the two-day extraordinary consistory, which started on Aug. 29, called by Pope Francis.

Earlier, members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines owned up to their shortcomings why the country is still “far from our dream of a Church of the poor.”

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July.

“We saw gaps and closed doors in our work of evangelization. We saw shadows,” read a statement released by the Church leaders following the National Synodal Consultation held in Tagaytay City in July. (Mio Angelo Hermoso/SOCOM-Vicariate of Santa Clara de Montefalco)

 

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula presided over the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to mark the 30th World Day of the Sick at the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangel on February 11, 2022, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 9 a.m.

The theme for the celebration was, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

In his homily, Cardinal Advincula focuses on the message of Pope Francis for the 30th celebration of World Day of the Sick to consider the poor and the marginalized who do not enjoy the benefits of healthcare in the country.

He as well commended all those who work in the medical profession and institutions and those who helped and bravely dedicated their service to the people in order to care for them especially during the time of the pandemic.

“For his part, in his message for this year’s celebration, Pope Francis puts a spotlight on those who are still denied easy, equal and full access to healthcare on the one hand. And the medical institutions, religious missionaries, scientists and health care workers who have served us through different health crises on the other hand,” said Cardinal Advincula.

The Archbishop of Manila also recognized the pains and sufferings of the sick people that even if they are surrounded and cared for by their families, the sick person said the Cardinal is the only one who truly understands what they are going through.

“They not only suffer the physical pain of their malady, but also the psycho-emotional and spiritual torment of the fear, anxiety, uncertainty and despair associated with their disease. Even if their loved ones surround them and care for them twenty-four-seven, sickness is a very personal and private affair,” said Cardinal Advincula.

“The sick person is the only one who fully understands, feels and bears the brunt of his or her illness,” he added.

Citing our experiences of isolation and quarantine during the pandemic, Cardinal Advincula asked the faithful to make use of it to have a broader understanding of our sick brothers and sisters.

“Our own experience of pandemic quarantine and isolation should make this easy to understand. We are thus prompted to be more sensitive and patient too, and understanding of the sick among us and to extend to them a more comprehensive consideration and accompaniment way beyond the physical. Imitating Jesus, may our hearts be moved with great compassion for them,” Cardinal Advincula said.

The archdiocesan celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick was organized by the Ministry on Healthcare headed by Fr. Manuel Abogado in coordination with the Philippine Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The World Day of the Sick is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church every February 11. It was initiated by St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992. The feast coincides with the Commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. (Jheng Prado|Photo by Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila

The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives,
and friends deeply mourn the demise of

REV. MSGR. MODESTO M. TESTON
(Priest of the Archdiocese of Manila) 

who passed away on September 10, 2021 at the age of 79.

Msgr. Teston’s assignments as priest of the Archdiocese of Manila were as follows: Parish Priest, Our Lady of Airways Parish, Pasay City; Chaplain, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City; Member, Presbyteral Council; Vicar Forane, Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia, Ecclesiastical District of Pasay; Assistant Chaplain, Pius XII Catholic Center, U.N. Ave., Paco, Manila; Administrative Officer/ Assistant Executive Director, Caritas, Manila; Assistant Parish Priest, St. Anne Parish, Taguig City; Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Antipolo, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Roque Parish, Pateros, Rizal; Assistant Parish Priest, San Jose de Trozo Parish, Tondo, Manila.

The wake of Msgr. Teston will be at Our Lady of the Airways Parish, Pasay City.

Further details will be announced later.

The clergy and the lay faithful are requested to pray for the repose of his soul.

 

 

OBITUARY: Mgsr. Modesto Teston, 79

HIS EMINENCE JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA, D.D. Archbishop of Manila The clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila; bereaved siblings, Fe and Felomino; nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends deeply mourn the …

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Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula encouraged the faithful to learn from the experiences of Jesus’ foster father and the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Catholics around the world reflect on the theme of synodality.

In his homily for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Cardinal Advincula said that some of the journeys in the life of St. Joseph exemplify synodality’s wisdom of communion, participation and mission.

“Our patron thus teaches us that we are made for communion, no matter how painful, difficult, and inconvenient that might be sometimes. We were, after all, created in the image and likeness of our Triune God who is a community of love. Cultural trends that cut us off from God and neighbor should therefore be unmasked and resisted. Most especially in Church, we have to remember, renew, and strengthen these vertical and horizontal life-giving bonds through humble listening and self-sacrificing availability,” he emphasized before the community of the newly declared Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph in Sta. Cruz, Manila on March 20.

“St. Joseph’s journeys to Egypt and back and to Sepphoris with Jesus instruct us about the inclusion and participation of the littlest ones in the family of God… We can thus appreciate how St. Joseph and the Holy Family identified themselves with refugees, the regular laborer, and the poor… If only we allow ourselves to be instruments of God, like St. Joseph, each one of us can be valuable participants in the story of salvation,” the Cardinal added.

“Finally, St. Joseph’s journey back home to Nazareth, after losing and finding Jesus in the Temple, tells of the lifelong and challenging mission he embraced to be a loving and supportive husband to Mary and a role model to Jesus in faith and righteousness… Joseph and Mary illustrate to us the potential fruitfulness of the mission of the laity, in general, and the critical function of the mission of the family, in particular. They also instruct us that mission does not have to be grand, loud, or exceptional,” the Archbishop of Manila also said.

He also urged every family to be “holy families” just like what Joseph and Mary did to theirs as they “actively seek, trust and act on God’s will for us.”

Cardinal Advincula led the historic occasion with a thanksgiving Mass and presided over the opening of its Jubilee Door and installation of its new parish priest and first shrine rector, Rev. Fr. Peterson Tieng, LRMS.

The Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Joseph was first known as San Jose de Trozo Parish and established in the 1930s to recognize St. Joseph as the carpenter and its connection to logging and woodcraft which were considered as most prevalent sources of livelihood in the area at that time. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)