Archdiocese of Manila

Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

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Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

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Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

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Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

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Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

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Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

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Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

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Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

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Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

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Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with the Good News. Ayaw agad nating maniwala sa Mabuting Balita. Given the multitude of falsehoods we encounter in our surroundings, we often doubt the authenticity of good news. Totoo ba ito, o hindi?

My dear friends, today, we are reminded to embrace the truth and to be bearers of that truth. Christ is truly risen! We are an Easter people, and our song is Alleluia! Allow me to leave you with these three points for reflection:

First: Truth Will Triumph: The story of Jesus’ resurrection has been passed down among the Jews for generations. The chief priests opted to propagate an alternative narrative—that the apostles had stolen Jesus’ body. However, over time, the apostles’ firsthand account prevailed. Why? Because it was true! They had witnessed the risen Christ not just once but repeatedly. Their unwavering testimony stood firm even in the face of persecution and death. Tandaan natin: anumang totoo, anumang mabuti ay laging magtatagumpay.

Second: Easter Is a Life-Giving Encounter: The apostles didn’t merely “see” the risen Jesus; they encountered Him. Divine mercy enveloped them when Jesus said, “Peace be with you,” despite their past abandonment. Divine revelation unfolded as He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And divine love ignited their hearts in His presence. These encounters transformed their lives, reinforcing the authenticity of their message. Mga kapatid, buksan natin ang ating puso sa maraming pagkakataon na magpapakita sa atin ang Panginoong Muling Nabuhay, lalo na sa ating pagiging mga lingkod ng Simbahan. Huwag nating kakalimutan na Siya ang ating pinaglilingkuran.

Third: Easter Is Our Spiritual Treasure: As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.

Finally, we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first to share in the Good News of her Son’s resurrection. Let us ask her to help us be bearers of the truth of the Gospel to the whole world.

Happy Easter! May your proclamation of the Good News continue to inspire and uplift those you serve. Amen. (Photo by Mio Angelo Hermoso/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Easter Monday Mass with RCAM Employees, Manila Cathedral, April 1, 2024, 9 am

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay Kristo:

Masaya akong makasama kayo sa Misang ito sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Santisima Trinidad Parish. Nagkakatipon tayo upang magpasalamat sa Panginoon sa maraming biyayang dumaloy sa pamayanang ito at upang hilingin ang pagggabay at direksyon ng Diyos kung ano pa ang mga pangarap at plano niya para sa parokyang ito.

Makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng anibersaryo ngayong taon sapagkat ito ay taon ng Hubileyo sa inyong parokya.  Ano ba ang Jubilee Year? Sa kapanahunan ng Lumang Tipan, pinagdiriwang ng mga Israelita ang Hubileyo upang muling sariwain ang kanilang ugnayan sa Diyos, kapwa at kalikasan. Ginagawa ito bilang isang pasasalamat sa lahat ng kanilang natanggap na biyayang galing sa Diyos.

Tuwing Jubilee Year, tinutulungang bumangon ang mga dukha, pinapalaya ang lahat ng mga alipin, kinakalimutan ang lahat ng sama ng loob, at higit sa lahat, pati ang utang ay pinapatawad. Sa pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo sa taong ito, hinihikayat ko kayo na bigyang puwang sa inyong puso ang mga nangangailangan at patawarin ang may kasalanan. Isang mapayapa at panibagong-buhay ang mithiin ng pagdiriwang na ito.

Ang isang pinakamatingkad na biyaya ng Jubilee Year ay ang pagbuhos ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos.  Isang natatanging biyaya ang igagawad sa inyo ngayon ng Santo Papa, Papa Francisco, sa pamamagitan ng Penitensaryo Apostoliko at ng inyong lingkod: ang Bendisyon Apostoliko.

Ang bendisyong ito ng Santo Papa ay may kalakip na indulhensya plenarya.  Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang sinumang Kristiyanong dadalaw sa Santisima Trinidad Parish, sa isang lakbay-dalangin sa buong taon ng hubileyo ng parokya at ang lahat ng mga makikiisa sa mga pagdiriwang at gawain ngayong parish jubilee year, sa ilalim ng mga nakaugaliang kondisyon (pagkukumpisal, pagtanggap ng Komunyon, at pagdarasal alang-alang sa mga intensyon ng Santo Papa) ay magtatamo ng kapatawaran ng lahat ng kasalanan at sa lahat ng epekto nito. Through the jubilee indulgences, we receive the total gift of God’s mercy.

Tunay ngang napakalaking biyaya! Ang Santisima Trinidad Parish ay magiging bukal ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos. Dadaloy ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sa bahaging ito ng Kamaynilaan. Anong biyaya ang hihigit pa sa habag at malasakit ng Diyos?   Kaya nga’t napakaganda na ang tawag ninyo sa programa ng pagmamalasakit sa mga poor families ng parokya ay Caridad de Trinidad.  Ang bukal ng kakayahan nating magbahagi ay ang pag-ibig ng Banal na Santatlo.

Sa lumang tipan, dalawang salita ang ginagamit para sa habag. Ang una ay hesed, ang ikalawa ay rahamim.  Pinapahiwatig ng hesed ang katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Sa kabila ng ating pagiging suwail sa kanya, patuloy niya tayong pinapatawad at minamahal.  Pinapahiwatig naman ng rahamim na ang pagmamahal ng Diyos ay tulad ng isang magulang sa kaniyang anak. Tulad ng nasusulat sa aklat ni Propeta Isaias: “Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya? Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan, hindi kita malilimutan.” (Isa 49:15)

Sa ating ebanghelyo ngayon makikita natin kung papaano ipinadama ni Hesus na muling nabuhay ang hesed o rahamim sa Kanyang mga alagad.

Ang mga alagad ay nag-aalala sa pagkamatay ni Hesus. Matatandaan na iniwan nila ang kanilang Panginoon sa Kanyang pagdurusa dahil sa takot at pangamba. Ngunit sa kanilang muling pagtatagpo, sa halip na sila ay pagalitan o parusahan, inaliw ni Hesus ang kanilang mga pusong naguguluhan. Pinawi Niya ang kanilang takot at pag-aalala. Binati niya sila “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan”.  Hindi lamang ito simpleng pagbati; ito ay hesed o rahamim.  Ito ang paraan ni Hesus upang aliwin ang kanilang mga pusong puno ng takot at pangamba.

Hindi Niya ipinangako ang isang panlabas na kapayapaan na nag-aalis lamang ng mga problema; bagkus, ang kanyang ipinangako ay ang kapayapaan na tumatagos sa puso. Para bang sinasabi Niya sa kanyang mga alagad: “Sumainyo ang kapayapaan! Mahalaga kayo sa aking mga mata. Walang ibang makakapalit sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo.”

Makikita uli natin ang hesed o rahamim sa muling pagtatagpo ni Hesus at ni Tomas kung saan ipinakita Niya sa alagad ang Kanyang mga sugat. Tulad ng sinabi ni Propeta Isaias: “Ngunit dahil sa ating mga kasalanan kaya siya nasugatan; siya ay binugbog dahil sa ating kasamaan. Tayo ay gumaling dahil sa kanyang mga sugat”. (Is 53:5) Paano tayo gagaling sa pamamagitan ng mga sugat? Ang mga sugat ang tanda ng hesed o rahamim. Sa mga sugat na iyon, literal nating nadarama na minahal tayo ng Diyos hanggang sa huli. Inako Niya ang ating mga sugat at tinaglay ang ating kahinaan sa Kanyang katawan. Para bang sinasabi Niya kay Tomas: “Halika Tomas, hipuin mo ang mga tanda ng pagmamahal ko sa iyo”.

Mga ginigiliw kong kapatid, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos sa kanyang kagandahang-loob, habag at malasakit. Ipanalangin natin ang ang buong sambayan ng Santisima Trinidad Parish.  Nawa’y maging makabuluhan ang pagdiriwang ninyo ng Hubileyo at maging instrumento kayo ng habag at malasakit ng Diyos sa inyong kapwa at sa isa’t-isa upang matupad ang inyong misyon na maging nananalangin at nagmamalasakit na pamayanan.  Amen. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Santisima Trinidad Parish, April 6, 2024

Sa ating kura paroko na si Fr. Jek Arada; sa mga kapatid kong pari at diyakono, relihiyoso at relihiyosa; sa mga parish servants; mga parokyano; mga minamahal kong kapatid kay …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024.

The Cardinal reflected on the gospel of St. Luke, recalling that as the two disciples of Jesus walk to Emmaus, they are saddened with the thought that the Messiah that was supposed to save them seemed to have failed.

He connected this to the struggles a student faces in their studies wherein there are times when they feel defeated.

Just like in the journey to Emmaus, Cardinal Advincula reflected that Jesus is journeying with the students as they study and as they take part in the Sportsfest.

Cardinal Advincula likened the Sportsfest to the earlier days of the starting church in the book of the Acts of the Apostles where the community is brought together through love and helping each other.

He stated, “Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.”

“The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay,” he said.

“The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The Cardinal ended his homily by reminding the participants that they are not only representing their respective schools but as well as the celebration of the love of the resurrected Christ. (By: Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal Advincula: There is always hope for renewal, for resurrection

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula celebrated the Holy Mass for the RCAMES Sportsfest held at San Felipe Neri Catholic School, Mandaluyong City last April 3, 2024. The Cardinal reflected …

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Archdiocese of Manila

Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula reminded during his Easter Monday mass homily that as Easter people, the faithful need to embrace the truth and be bearers of that truth.

Cardinal Advincula shared that with the great number of fake news in one’s surroundings, the authenticity of the Good News is doubted.

“Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

He emphasized how the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life; serving as the ultimate proof that God is the God of the living, and not of the dead.

The Cardinal left three points for reflection: truth will triumph, Easter is a life-giving encounter, and Easter is our spiritual treasure.

He added, “As church workers and as seminarians, you carry this same truth—the risen Christ lives! Your baptism connects you to this life-changing story. During this Easter Season, seek deeper encounters with Jesus. Open your heart to His presence, and let Him reveal Himself to you. He longs to encounter you, just as He did with the apostles. Ang muling pagkabuhay ang ating kayamanan. Ito ang dapat nating inaasam-asam: Ang buhay na walang hanggan sa piling ng ating Poong mahal.”

Cardinal Advincula also encouraged the faithful to turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance in being the bearers of the truth of the Gospel.

The mass was held in the Manila Cathedral with the employees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila present. (By Louise Nazir A. Banzuela/SOCOM-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

Cardinal calls on the ‘Easter people’ to be bearers of Truth

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Archdiocese of Manila

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ:

Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ito ay araw na puno ng kagalakan, puno ng pag asa. Isang araw na nagpapaalala na kahit sa gitna ng kadiliman, mananaig parin ang liwanag.

Ngunit ano nga ba ang kaugnayan nito sa kapanapanabik na pagdiriwang natin ng Sportsfest na lalahukan ng ibat-ibang pamparokyang paaralan ng ating Archdiocese?

Sa ebanghelyong sinulat ni San Lukas, narinig natin ang kuwento ng dalawang alagad na tinatahak ang daan patungong Emmaus. Matatandaan ninyong ang kanilang puso ay tigib ng lungkot at pagdadalamhati pagkatapos ng araw ng pagkapako at pagkamatay ni Hesus. Hindi nila maunawaan kung bakit ang Mesiyas na inasahan nilang magpapalaya sa kanila ay tila hindi nagtagumpay.

Pero hindi ba kung atin ring titingnan ang buhay natin bilang mga estudyante wala namang makapagsasabi na madali lang ang lahat. Studies can be tough. Tests can be stressful. There might be times when you feel defeated, like you can’t keep going. Ngunit katulad ng kuwento ng dalawang alagad, nakikilakbay si Hesus na kapiling natin, kahit minsan parang hindi rin natin siya agad nakikilala.

Ang mga susunod na kaganapan sa ating Sportfest ay hindi lamang tagisan ng kakayahan sa larangan ng lakas ng katawan at talas ng isip. This sportsfest, my friends, is a chance to experience Christ journeying through the roads of Emmaus in our life.

  1. Ang ating katawan at mga kakayahan ay regalo ng Diyos. Pinapaalala ni San Pablo sa sulat niya sa mga taga Corinto na ang ating katawan ay templo ng Banal na Espiritu Santo. Ang sportsfest na ating ginaganap ay pagdiriwang at pagpupugay sa biyaya ng ating katawan.  A sportsfest is a celebration of those bodies – their strength, their agility, their ability to work together.  Remember the story from Acts we just heard? Peter and John, filled with the Holy Spirit, helped a crippled man walk. Their bodies became instruments of God’s grace.  Sa ibat- ibang laro alalahanin ninyo hindi kayo nagtatagisan o nagpapalakasan bagkus nagdiriwang ng biyaya mula sa Diyos. Run with joy, jump with enthusiasm, and show the world the amazing things your body can do.
  2. Ang ating pagtutulungan ay salamin ng buhay ng Simbahan. Naalala niyo yung panahon na nagsisimula pa lamang ang simbahan na inilalarawan sa mga Gawa ng mga Apostol, kung paano nila binuo ang mga komunidad sa pamamagitan ng pagmamahal at pag akay sa isat-isa. Ganoon din ang diwa ng ating Sportsfest. You will be cheering for your teammates, strategizing together, celebrating victories as one. You will experience the joy of relying on others and the satisfaction of achieving something together.
  3. Sa pagkakaisa makakatagpo natin si Hesus. Katulad ng mga alagad na naglalakbay patungong Emmaus, hindi rin nila nakilala si Hesus noong una. Gayunpaman, taimtim at tapat paring sinamahan ni ang dalawa at matiyagang pinaliwanag ang kasulatan sa kanila. The games in this Sportsfest will likely have moments of frustration, moments where winning might seem like everything. Remember that Christ lived life to the full and celebrated life will gratitude and enthusiasm. He played fair, He treated others with respect, and He never lost sight of the bigger picture. Ipagdiwang natin ang ating magiging mga tagumpay at kahit ang panahong kulanganin tayo na masungkit ang tagumpay. Makatagpo nawa natin si Hesus sa pagkakaisa, pakikipagkapwa at pagdiriwang ng buhay sa Sportsfest na ito.

The Easter story reminds us that even in the face of immense difficulty, there is always hope for renewal, for resurrection.  Let this sportsfest renew your spirits, be a celebration of your gifts, and be a testament to the Christian values of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Humayo kayo at magalak, pero higit sa lahat alalahanin ninyo na narito kayo hindi lang sa ngalan ng mga eskuwelahang kinakatawan ninyo bagkus sa pagdiriwang ng pagmamahal ni Hesus na muling nabuhay.

Happy Easter sa inyong lahat. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC | Photogallery)

 

HOMILY TRANSCRIPT | Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, RCAMES Sportsfest, San Felipe Neri Catholic School, April 3, 2024

My dear brother priests; beloved administrators, faculty and staff; my dear students; dearly beloved in Christ: Today, on this beautiful Easter morning, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus …

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Archdiocese of Manila

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Reverend Monsignor Reginald Malicdem, Vicar General and Vice Moderator Curae, my dear brother priests, assisting deacon, religious sisters, seminarians to be admitted to the candidacy for holy orders, and our dear lay collaborators in the Archdiocese of Manila, my brothers and sisters in the Lord,

It brings me great joy to celebrate this Holy Mass with you on Easter Monday, commemorating together the grace of new life brought about by the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. As St. Paul affirms, the Resurrection is the foundation of our faith: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).

The Resurrection stands as the ultimate proof that God is not a God of the dead but of the living. It is God’s response to the unavoidable reality of death, which entered human history due to sin and the breaking of the first covenant. Thus, the Resurrection becomes a powerful message of hope and life.

Regrettably, from the very beginning until now, there have been those who question the veracity of the Resurrection. In today’s Gospel, we hear how the chief priests were already aware that something supernatural had occurred. The guards’ account of an earthquake, an angel, and an empty tomb all pointed to the fact that Christ had risen. Nevertheless, they chose to circulate a different story: that the apostles came at night and stole Jesus’ lifeless body. Sadly, “this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day” (Matthew 28:15).

At times, we find ourselves grappling with