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Alba Iulia
Monday, March 8, 2021

Spiritual Ground

In memoriam

Last night, I dreamt of my father.Not as I last saw him, Lying peacefully in everlasting slumberBut as the vital man, I remember him to beAnd in that precise moment of dreaming,Against all the law of physics,The bounds of logic, And...

Santo Niño festivals marked in South Australia

Mabuhay! There has been an exciting start to the year with the Filipino community celebrating the Filipino feast, Santo Niño. In South Australia there were three celebrations held over three weeks.  The first was the Santo Niño de Filipinas held on...

Meditating on faith

Most people are afraid to talk about their faith in public. Aside from political correctness, it is an invite to the endless and sometimes pointless debate.   Lately, the common ground especially among millennials is not religion but spirituality.  The...

Catharsis

By Neomi Gestano Thousands of feet in the air brought me distress, but it wasn’t because of the never-ending sky below. The more I became agitated in my seat, the less it helped with the countless emotions that bombarded me...

Recovering our lost rhythm

My visits as a pastoral care worker, offering prayers through liturgy and music to nursing homes especially in their high care area are always fraught with mixed emotions. I am cautioned that these residents could go for hours or...

My Dad, my hero

Hello, everyone.  First, I would like to thank you all for attending my father Joel Pulongbarit Magpayo’s life celebration. For those that don’t know me, my name is Origen, or as dad called me, “Glen”. I’m the second youngest of...

Living, loving, leaving a legacy

“And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” – LUKE 2:10 About mid-January, I put away all my Christmas décor at the garage,...

The day God gifted me with an Air Jordan

By Neil Daculan I find solace in the thought that, however busy I am during the Advent season, there is something I am doing that is right and noble. Balancing family life and my diaconate ministry is not that a...

Simbang Gabi (Dawn Masses) Schedule 2020 in Australia

The listing below is subject to change. Some in the list are to be confirmed (marked as TBC. If you know of other Simbang Gabi service in your area or if any information here is incorrect, email us at...

Simbang Gabi Masses 2020 and Other Liturgical Celebrations in the Archdiocese of Melbourne

With the easing of some Covid-19 restrictions and with up to 150 people now able to attend Mass in person at churches throughout Victoria, the Filipino Catholic Chaplaincy of Melbourne is happy to announce the resumption of the Celebration...
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