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Reverend Manny Edgar-Beltran

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Ora et Labora
Doing that which is right
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  1. Month of Our Lady
    Daily signs of her presence, all around us. As we enter the month of May, millions of believers, including myself, pay special attention to Mary the mother of our Savior Jesus the Christ. In the northern hemisphere everything is blooming and the sight of new life, thru foliage, butterflies, lady bugs, baby birds, and flowers, remind us of our nurturing mothers, especially the SPECIAL Mother MARY.   The image of a young lady comes to my mind when I think of Mary’s fiat, when she answer the
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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”