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Update from the Filipino Catholic Chaplaincy for April 2014

The Filipino community is still missing the presence of former Chaplain, Fr Loi Viovicente who just recently went to Adelaide for another assignment. We will surely hear from him in the coming months.

Fr. Joselito (Litoy) Asis, our new Filipino Chaplain of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, announces the events in the Filipino Catholic Chaplaincy.

For next month’s events, please mark your calendar:

April 18, 2014 – Good Friday:
Reflections on the Seven (7) Last Words of Jesus on the Cross, to be held at St Mark Chapel, 543 Lygon Street, Carlton North starting 9:30am – 12nn.
Speakers and Themes of the 7 Last Words:
Fr. Joselito C. Asis – Filipino Catholic Migrants Chaplaincy – Introduction & Conclusion
Norma Serrano – Power of Devotion Prayer Group – The First Word: “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.”(Luke 23:34) – The Sacrament of Reconciliation: The Father has forgiven us in Christ.
Virginia “Gigi” Kalong – Philippine Consulate -The Second Word: “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”(Luke 23:43) – The Sacrament of Baptism: The Door to Paradise.
Perla Luetic – Filipino Community Council of Victoria, Inc (FCCVI)- The Third Word:“Woman, behold your son…. son, behold your mother”(John 19:26) – The Sacrament of Sacred Orders: Under the mantle of the Mother of Priests.
Ed Canilao – CFC International – The Fourth Word: “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”(Mark 15:34) – The Sacrament of Marriage: United by and in God through conjugal grace.
Purita Binghay – Frankston Community – The Fifth Word: “I am thirsty.”(John 19:28) – The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist: Thirsting for the Body and Blood of Christ.
Francis Abanilla – El Shaddai Community – The Sixth Word: “It is finished!”(John 19:30) – The Sacrament of Confirmation: We continue the mission of Christ.
Pol Arboleda – Eastern Suburbs (Ringwood) – The Seventh Word: “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!”(Luke 23:46) – The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick: Consolation in time of illness and old age.

To render songs for reflections: Filipino Choir of St Francis (Melbourne) and Filipino Choir of St Anthony (Noble Park)

April 19, 2014 – Black Saturday:
Praying of the Stations of the Cross (Via Crucis) at St. Brigid’s Church Grounds (instead of the usual venue at Ta Pinu, Bacchus Marsh) at 10 in the morning.
Groups to lead the praying of the Stations of the Cross:
1st Station – Philippine Consulate c/o Gigi Kalong
2nd Station – Two Hearts Prayer Group c/o Norma Muyco
3rd Station – El Shaddai Prayer Groups c/o Femia Cruz
4th Station – Families of Christ c/o Lambert Naval
5th Station – Ringwood Filipino Community c/o Pol Arboleda
6th Station – Two Hearts Cell Group c/o Fred Lucena
7th Station – Couples for Christ International c/o Jing Sosa
8th Station – Power of Devotion Prayer Group c/o Norma Serrano
9th Station – Pangkat Pinoy Choir c/o Joe Medalle
10th Station – Harmonico Filipino Choir c/o Rollie Limun
11th Station – CFC Australia c/o Ed Cablao
12th Station – Geelong Filipino Community c/o Jomar Ferrer
13th Station – Frankston Filipino Community c/o Ate Ana Templin
14th Station – Clayton Filipino Community c/o Ate Imma

Collections shall be taken during the Station of the Cross for the Project Compassion of Caritas Australia. Please be generous.

April 26, 2014 – Feast of St Pedro Calungsod:
Thanksgiving Mass in Honor of St Pedro Calungsod at St Brigid’s Church at 10:30 in the morning, followed by a fellowship at the Hall.
Love offering envelopes are available for those who wish to be offered during the mass.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena and Mass every Wednesday at St Brigid’s Church at 8PM (Instead of going to Ta Pinu, Bacchus Marsh). Please join the novena and mass.

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