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Catholic Diocese of Virac celebrates 40th anniversary

VIRAC, Catanduanes – The Catholic pious of the island joins the Diocese of Virac on a celebratory mood during the occasion of its Ruby anniversary with the theme “Bagong Ebanghelisasyon: Pagpabunga kan Pagtubod.” According to steering committee secretary Rev. Fr. Eric John Rojas, they expect thousands of devotees on Aug. […]

Watch the Holy Father preside over the Easter Mass 2014

Watch the Holy Father, Pope Francis, presides over the Holy Mass of Easter Day, St. Peter’s Square, Vatican city, on April 20, 2014. Sunday, 4:15 P.M. This is a live streaming feed direct from the Vatican, in Rome. This post views todate: 3,715

Watch The Holy Father presides over the Easter Vigil

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, presides over the Easter Vigil 2014 at St. Peter’s Basilica, April 19. VATICAN, April 19, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily for the Easter Vigil Pope Francis encouraged those present to remember the moment they first felt the love of God, saying that Jesus’ resurrection […]

The first, holiest Christmas story ever unfolds in Bethlehem

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to […]

Caceres Archbishop Tirona Launches Kumusta Po TeleRadio Program

Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona has launched a radio program in partnership with the Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) and the Caceres Renewal Communities (CRC). Debuting its first episode last March 3, Kumusta po, Bishop? is a teleradio program shown on PBN TV 5 and heard on 98.3, the Mother’s […]

Catholic Bishops Observe Increase in Attendance During Sunday Masses

Catholic bishops observe increase in attendance during Sunday masses. According to Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo all the masses in their cathedral are full with people. “The nine masses in Jaro Cathedral are still filled to capacity. Priests maintain their masses in center and barrios. This is our observation in our […]

Cardinal Tagle: I greet you a Blessed Easter!

Beloved brothers and sisters, In the name of the Christian faithful in the Archdiocese of Manila, I greet you a Blessed Easter! We rejoice with the whole of humanity and creation in the Risen Lord who is our hope. In an early discourse on Easter, St. Peter declared, “They put […]

Supreme Court Halts RH Implementation

(CBCP) —The issuance by the Supreme Court of a status quo ante (SQA) order against Republic Act (RA) 10354 today has indicated that the petitions filed against the law triumphed in showing the vital need for the high court to study the petitions further, a lawyer said. “The Supreme Court […]

9/16/1972 Live Blogging at the Colgante Bridge

Saturday, September 16, 1972. As the “vancuerna” of the images of the Virgin of Peñafrancia and the Divino Rostro passed under the bridge, the people became more excited and jostled for a good view. Some were praying the rosary, many were chanting “Viva La Virgen!!!” and “Viva El Divino Rostro!!”

The Humble Church of St. Peregrine Laziosi of Calabanga

To a newcomer and the uninitiated the new parish of St. Peregrine of Laziosi has a humbling effect. The building of course represents the glimmer of a dream rather than a concrete reality. It is because the current building was constructed of lumber (some coconut lumber) and bamboo with nipa roofing.

Francia Falcon Apelo, Educator

Francia Falcon Apelo, one of the pillars of the local educational community will be surely missed soon enough. She last handled the post of school counsellor at the Calabanga Polytechnic college (now the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture). Previous to that, she was well remembered at the Calabanga Central Division Pilot School for the several subjects she ably handled.

St. Peregrine Laziosi Parish Constructs Tontonan

The parish of St. Peregrine of Laziosi is currently building its “Tontonan” or that structure we are always familiar with used during the Catholic church’s Easter Sunday ceremony of “Salubungan” or “Domingo sabat.” The parish is located in barangay Sto. Domingo, municipality of Calabanga.

Christmas is Over After the Gifts of the Magis

All the merriment and festivities that came with the happiest season of all is winding now, but not until the three mens’ visit to the infant Jesus is consumated. The event is closely associated to the Epiphany.

Paolbo’s Divine Mercy Parish to Build Pastoral Center

Alas, there is more on the drawing board for the Divine Mercy parish and community. The next project will be the proposed construction of another facility to service the growing religious community around Paolbo. Yes, the parish of Divine Mercy is set to build a new pastoral center building within […]

Peñafrancia Fluvial and the Pagoda

We focus our attention on the volunteer devotees, the people that paddles manually the boats all stringed together pulling the “vancuerna” or “pagoda” or the barge that carries about one hundred fifty people including the images of the Virgin of Peñafrancia and the Divino Rostro.

Peñafrancia Fluvial on the Naga River

Some 300 military personnel helped in cleaning the river due to unwanted debris and garbage before the actual fluvial procession. The residents and the city government of Naga should take not only one look but also envision a program on how to keep the river clean and alive again before is too late.

Peñafrancia Fluvial Unfolds this Afternoon

It’s all systems go for the Penafrancia fluvial and procession this afternoon. The event rolls on at 2:30 P.M. with the recitation of the novena at the cathedral. Tentative schedule here- Procession starts at 3:00 P.M. At 4:00 P.M. arrival at the embarcation point- the place where the images are destined to be transferred to the barge. It will happen at the foot of the Tabuco bridge.

Paolbo Parish Observes Peñafrancia Tercentenary

The image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia and the Divino Rostro was routed around the parochial vicinity of the parish of Divine Mercy in Paolbo. Pious volunteer “voyadores” carried the images in a makeshift platform on their shoulder towards the San Miguel bay by the shoreline of barangay Belen.

The Parish Church of Divine Mercy in Paolbo

What can the alliance of dream, determination, cooperation, faith, hope, charity, hard work, perseverance, community organization and vision accomplish and build?
A parish church and pious Catholic community in the sub-hilly part of Calabanga’s village in Paolbo.

Archdiocese of Caceres Installs New Calabanga Parish

A new Catholic parish was canonically erected last October in the town of Calabanga by the Archdiocese of Caceres. The parish of St. Peregrine of Laziosi with its seat at barangay Sto. Domingo, is the 79th of the archdiocese. The new church is under the vicariate of Our Lady of La Porteria. Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legazpi, OP, DD, himself installed Fr. Joseph Collada Olin as the first parish priest during the mass held at the Union elementary school.

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Watch The Holy Father presides over the Easter Vigil

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, presides over the Easter Vigil 2014 at St. Peter’s Basilica, April 19. VATICAN, April 19, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily for the Easter Vigil Pope Francis encouraged those present to remember the moment they first felt the love of God, saying that Jesus’ resurrection […]

Francia Falcon Apelo, Educator

Francia Falcon Apelo, one of the pillars of the local educational community will be surely missed soon enough. She last handled the post of school counsellor at the Calabanga Polytechnic college (now the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture). Previous to that, she was well remembered at the Calabanga Central Division Pilot School for the several subjects she ably handled.

Peñafrancia Fluvial Unfolds this Afternoon

It’s all systems go for the Penafrancia fluvial and procession this afternoon. The event rolls on at 2:30 P.M. with the recitation of the novena at the cathedral. Tentative schedule here- Procession starts at 3:00 P.M. At 4:00 P.M. arrival at the embarcation point- the place where the images are destined to be transferred to the barge. It will happen at the foot of the Tabuco bridge.

Supreme Court Halts RH Implementation

(CBCP) —The issuance by the Supreme Court of a status quo ante (SQA) order against Republic Act (RA) 10354 today has indicated that the petitions filed against the law triumphed in showing the vital need for the high court to study the petitions further, a lawyer said. “The Supreme Court […]

Caceres Archbishop Tirona Launches Kumusta Po TeleRadio Program

Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona has launched a radio program in partnership with the Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) and the Caceres Renewal Communities (CRC). Debuting its first episode last March 3, Kumusta po, Bishop? is a teleradio program shown on PBN TV 5 and heard on 98.3, the Mother’s […]

Peñafrancia Fluvial and the Pagoda

We focus our attention on the volunteer devotees, the people that paddles manually the boats all stringed together pulling the “vancuerna” or “pagoda” or the barge that carries about one hundred fifty people including the images of the Virgin of Peñafrancia and the Divino Rostro.

Cardinal Tagle: I greet you a Blessed Easter!

Beloved brothers and sisters, In the name of the Christian faithful in the Archdiocese of Manila, I greet you a Blessed Easter! We rejoice with the whole of humanity and creation in the Risen Lord who is our hope. In an early discourse on Easter, St. Peter declared, “They put […]

Catholic Diocese of Virac celebrates 40th anniversary

VIRAC, Catanduanes – The Catholic pious of the island joins the Diocese of Virac on a celebratory mood during the occasion of its Ruby anniversary with the theme “Bagong Ebanghelisasyon: Pagpabunga kan Pagtubod.” According to steering committee secretary Rev. Fr. Eric John Rojas, they expect thousands of devotees on Aug. […]

The Parish Church of Divine Mercy in Paolbo

What can the alliance of dream, determination, cooperation, faith, hope, charity, hard work, perseverance, community organization and vision accomplish and build?
A parish church and pious Catholic community in the sub-hilly part of Calabanga’s village in Paolbo.

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Peñafrancia Fluvial and the Pagoda

We focus our attention on the volunteer devotees, the people that paddles manually the boats all stringed together pulling the “vancuerna” or “pagoda” or the barge that carries about one hundred fifty people including the images of the Virgin of Peñafrancia and the Divino Rostro.

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Caceres Archbishop Tirona Launches Kumusta Po TeleRadio Program

Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona has launched a radio program in partnership with the Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) and the Caceres Renewal Communities (CRC). Debuting its first episode last March 3, Kumusta po, Bishop? is a teleradio program shown on PBN TV 5 and heard on 98.3, the Mother’s […]

Francia Falcon Apelo, Educator

Francia Falcon Apelo, one of the pillars of the local educational community will be surely missed soon enough. She last handled the post of school counsellor at the Calabanga Polytechnic college (now the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture). Previous to that, she was well remembered at the Calabanga Central Division Pilot School for the several subjects she ably handled.

Paolbo’s Divine Mercy Parish to Build Pastoral Center

Alas, there is more on the drawing board for the Divine Mercy parish and community. The next project will be the proposed construction of another facility to service the growing religious community around Paolbo. Yes, the parish of Divine Mercy is set to build a new pastoral center building within […]

The first, holiest Christmas story ever unfolds in Bethlehem

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to […]

Christmas is Over After the Gifts of the Magis

All the merriment and festivities that came with the happiest season of all is winding now, but not until the three mens’ visit to the infant Jesus is consumated. The event is closely associated to the Epiphany.