St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Friday, May 7, 2010

6th Sunday of Easter

As our celebration of the Easter season is coming to an end, Jesus in the Gospel is preparing his disciples in advance for his physical absence and so that they may not feel all alone by themselves after his return to the Father so that they will continue to believe in him. Jesus knew that we are in need of guidance in our lives, so he promised to send the Holy Spirit to be our advocate and our guide, so that we will not get lost on our journey to heaven.

As we celebrate the Holy Eucharist, let as ask for the outpouring of the Spirit so that He may teach, remind and guide us the way we should live.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


We are all invited to participate the Bike for Hope this coming May 9, 2010 at Ascension of the Lord Parish, GSIS. Bike for Hope is for the peaceful election on May May 10, 2010.

Just bring your own bike and take note NO ELECTION Campaign during biking. 

For more info. pls. see the details indicated on the attach picture.

Thank you.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

3rd Sunday of Easter

Theme: Tuo ug Higugmaa ang Nabanhaw'ng Hesus

The readings of this Sunday continue the manifestation of Jesus’ presence among us. Christ is truly raised from the dead in order to give us strength and hope. We are challenged then to have faith in him as we partake in the table of the Eucharist because the Risen Lord is with us in life. This faith should be evident in our love of God and neighbor. 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Feast of St. Vincent Ferrer

Vincent Ferrer (1350–1419), Dominican friar. The son of an Englishman who had settled inSpain, Vincent was born at Valencia. He became a Dominican in 1367 and quickly distinguished himself both as a philosopher and a preacher, who had notable success in arousing Christians to repentance and converting Jews, including the Rabbi Paul who became bishop of Cartagena. The Avignonese pope of the Great Schism, Pedro de Luna, also called Benedict XIII, invited him toAvignon, where Vincent advised him without effect to achieve a reconciliation with the Roman Pope Urban VI.

Vincent left to devote himself entirely to preaching, which was to be his life's work. He met with extraordinary success in different parts of France, Spain, and Italy. One biographer said that he came also to England and Scotland. Some of his main topics were sin, the Last Judgement, and Eternity. Vincent's brother was prior of the Grande Chartreuse, which monastery received several notable subjects as a result of his preaching. In Spain he preached in the open air as no church was large enough to hold the crowds; again he converted many Jews.

In 1414 the Council of Constance attempted to end the Schism which had proliferated since 1409 with three, instead of two, claimants to the papal throne. Again Vincent tried to persuade Benedict to abdicate, but again he failed. He did, however, prevail upon Ferdinand, king ofAragon, to withdraw his allegiance. As a consequence Benedict's credibility collapsed and the schism was ultimately healed. The last three years of Vincent's life were spent in France, mainly inNormandy and Brittany. Worn out with his labours, he died at Vannes on 5 April. A spontaneous popular cult arose at once. The fact that most of his preaching had been in the territory of the Avignon obedience did not prevent the Roman Pope Callistus III canonizing him in 1455, the formal Bull being promulgated by Pius II in 1458. This authorized his feast on 6 April, but in fact it has always been held on 5 April.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Palm Sunday

Christians around the world are preparing to celebrate one of the holiest days of the year -- Palm Sunday.

It's the Sunday before Easter and commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem five days prior to his crucifixion.

The people of Jerusalem laid palm leaves in his path as a sign of welcome.

The day is also referred to as Passion Sunday, commemorating the beginning of Holy Week as well as Jesus' final journey to the cross.

In Anglican and Roman Catholic churches, members of the congregation hold small crosses made of palm leaf, both to remember the palm leaves which the people of Jerusalem waved when Jesus arrived, and to remember the cross on which he died.

Some Christians display the crosses from that service in their homes during the year as a symbol of their faith. The crosses are burned at the start of Lent the next year to provide the ash for Ash Wednesday.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Blessing of cornerstone & Laying of Time Capsule of the FORMATION Center

Today, March 21, 2010 is the blessing of cornerstone and Laying of Time Capsule of the Parish Formation Center with the Archbishop of Davao, Abp. Fernando R. Capalla, D.D as the presider.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mass for the Sick and confession tomorrow

March 20, 2010 at exactly 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon, the Parish will have the confession and mass for the sick and aged. The Mass and confession will preside by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Zenon Ampong, DCD at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Maa Davao City. After this will have the free feeding of lugaw.