In order to minister or serve others, it is imperative that we have to first minister to ourselves. In order to do so, we have to check and know our values. Our values are either programmed (without conscious reflection or deliberation) or developed (formed through direct experience with the object of belief, examination of the alternatives, and the anticipation of possible consequences). Knowledge of our values will help us become more effective ministers and servants to others (family and public square).
"Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among your will be the slave of all. For the Son of man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many." (Mk. 10:43b-45)
The Parish Festival has become a wonderful tradition of our parish that not only fosters community building, sharing, and generosity but also to raise funds to support parish ministries and financial daily operation.
Our Fall Parish Festival was a truly a success because there are people who participated.
A Million Thanks to all of you who have prayed, contributed, worked and came to join us in the Parish Grounds.
In the context of family and marriage, Pope Francis said that, like happiness, holiness is always tied to little gestures. Whoever gives you a cup of water in my name will not go unrewarded. (Mk 9:41). These little gestures are those we learn at home in the family; they get lost amid all the other things we do, yet they do make each day different. They are the quiet things done by mothers and grandmothers, by fathers and grandfathers, by children. They are little signs of tenderness, affection and compassion. Like the warm supper we look forward to at night, the early lunch awaiting someone who gets up early to go to work. Homely gestures.” Little gestures to show our love and mercy to others. Nobody in this world who doesn’t need love and mercy and nobody in this world who is not capable of showing love and mercy.
Belonging to a family as “a factory of hope,” we, members of a family, are taught to hope, to make our life better. We learn human and Christian values at home in the family with the hope to be living witnesses outside home.