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Reverend Manny Edgar-Beltran

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  1. Easter Message 2017
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter! The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message: “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised… Come, see the place where he lay” ( Mt 28:5-6). The message of Easter is about liberation, new hope, new life, but how can we celebrate ester when our brothers and sisters are being terrorized and killed in the name of our children and in the name of God? We can not
  2. Triduum
    Triduum The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us, the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery. The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil. The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are: Chrism Mass Mass of the Lord's
  3. Laetare Sunday
    This Sunday is “Laetare” Sunday (or Mothering Sunday) in the Catholic Church. As we celebrate the fourth Sunday of Lent we take a break from the otherwise penitential season. This time of lent is supposed to give us a glimpse into what Resurrection Sunday will be, so that the altar may be decorated and the liturgical music should have a very happy tone. On this day the vestments for the priest and the deacons are pink or rose, just like on “Gaudete” Sunday during advent. What does ‘Laetare”
  4. What is the New Catholic Church International
    What is The New Catholic Church International? What is a Progressive Catholic church? For years there has been interest in a progressive Christianity in the Catholic Church. People are hungry to return to an all inclusive church just as it was from the beginning of Christianity. For many years there have been priests and bishops who were ordained in the Roman Church but who felt they could not work under the suffocating yolk of the Roman Curia.  In 2012 a group of these priests and bishops