Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    by CK This morning when I woke up, I noticed that some leaves in our tree in the backyard are starting to turn yellow and I told myself, what an early sign.  For sure we have our nice days numbered as Fall is soon approaching.  I love the color of Fall because it feels so refreshing [...]

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Holy Week practices in the Philippines

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PASSION OF CHRIST. Scenes from the Via Crusis are re-enacted in the streets
From crucifixion rites to the Easter egg hunt adopted from Western countries, the Catholic faithful in the Philippines observe practices and traditions in observing Holy Week
MANILA, Philippines – Holy Week is observed by devout Catholic faithful around the world. In the Philippines, it’s [...]


There is Joy in Giving

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
The Yuletide season, Christmas and New Year has come and gone.  The Christmas lights and decorations are already kept and shelved;the greeting cards  gathered in a tin; travelers for the holiday are safely home.
Before Christmas Day,  many among us began  a month-long dash to find the right gift for everyone in [...]


Looking Beyond Life’s Burdens

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Are your aspirations falling apart and your toils slipping away to nothing? Or are you in the midst of a painful, dark time desperately seeking for answers of hope.  In facing life’s burdens, it is humbling and wise to remember God’s promise to those who put their trust in the Lord, as He says:
“You will [...]


Buhay dito sa Kanada

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by Dingdong Amandy

Bakit kaya iniisip natin , kay sarap mag-ibang bansa
Tila bagay ang pera kay daling kunin sa bulsa
Laging iniisip nating pilipino, mas malaki ang kita.
Pero ang di nyo alam, kay hirap kitain ang pera.
Itong aking kwento, ay hango sa aking karanasan
Dati kong trabaho, papetiks-petiks lamang.
Pero di naman parati, pati utak ay pagod din minsan.
Ayun, [...]


What is your Christmas wish for all the victims of Typhoon Yolanda?

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My Christmas wish for our kababayans who are survivors of Typhoon Yolanda is new hope , fast recovery and new life in the year ahead.

Ruth Padilla
of Calgary, Alberta
I wish and pray that the effects of the devastating experience, the trauma, the loss of property and loved ones will soon be forgotten. May God’s divine healing [...]


Speak Words of Grace

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by Pastor Nilo
How amazing words that proceed from our mouth can do – they can either give life to or destroy hopes, ambitions, and goals.  If we speak words that give comfort, encourage, and strengthen others, then  blessed are those who hear them. On the contrary, cold words make others cold and hot  words [...]


PABASA sa Mahal na Hesukristo – A Holy Week Tradition

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Sponsored by K of C – San Lorenzo Ruiz Council 14767 @ Chopstix Restaurant Calgary
By: Tata “Tatsky” Gascon-Delos Reyes
The life and suffering of Jesus Christ was once again narrated in this annual religious tradition practiced by many Filipinos all over the world.  Pasyon or Pabasa are verses structured in stanzas of five lines, with each [...]


A Testimony of an Enlightened Youth

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It was like a self-made curse as I look back at it now. Every thought was towards myself. Was it all my fault? I will never know the truth to that question, but from what I have done up until now might draw a map to the source. That which has happened to me had [...]


A Testimony of an Enlightened Youth

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It was like a self-made curse as I look back at it now. Every thought was towards myself. Was it all my fault? I will never know the truth to that question, but from what I have done up until now might draw a map to the source. That which has happened to me [...]


PINOY ITO, ANONG SAY MO?

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By Roberto Ugaddan

NOW THAT YOU ARE IN CANADA, HOW DO YOU OBSERVE THE LENTEN SEASON AS A FILIPINO?

Nida Guillermo
First if all I make sure i reconcile with our Lord. Go to regular and special masses especially during the Holy Week. Fasting on meat on Good Friday. We also join the Station of [...]


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