Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, who’s now in Rome for the conclave to choose a new pope, leads the list of homilists of Make Mine Productions’ television presentation, “The Seven Last Words in the Year of Faith, Year 26,” on March 29, Good Friday, 12 nn to 3 p.m., on IBC Channel 13.
Cardinal Tagle will reflect on the last word, “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.”
Make Mine Productions takes from the ABC Promotions Inc., which had been producing the TV program for the past 25 years. For the 26th edition of the Lenten special, executive producer/director Meng R. Canlas shot the episodes partly in the Holy Land with Fr. Erick Santos, who will speak on the fifth word, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Other invited homilists are Fr. Arlo Yap, SVD (first word), Fr. Xavier Alpasa, SJ (second word), Fr. Anton CT Pascual (third word), Fr. Peter Coching, SVD (fourth word) and Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite, SSP (sixth word).
All homilists will center their reflections on the Year of Faith, and the call of every Christian to stand up for the faith.
Fr. Larry Faraon hosts the program from a script by Chit M. Chua.
“The Seven Last Words” TV presentation is sponsored by Fortune Life Insurance Co. Inc., Fortune Care, Eternal Plans Inc., Eternal Gardens Memorial Park, Baguio Oil, Pagcor, Gibson Shoes, Lakan Metal Corp., Villaram Builders, and Tristar Travel and Tours Inc.
Marian seminar set March 17
A Marian Encounter seminar will be held on March 17 at the Tan Yan Kee Student Center of the University of Santo Tomas, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The seminar will have as Lenten theme, “Mary at the Foot of the Cross.”
The speakers are Fr. Louis Niez, A.M., who will talk on “Mater Dolorosa”; Fr. Pio Aclon of Santisima Trinidad Parish, who will discuss “The Seven Sorrows of Mary”; and Fr. Aloysius Aliño, who will talk on “Fiat, Stabat, Magnificat.”
Father Aliño is the parish priest of the Sto. Niño Shrine in Bago Bantay, QC.
The seminar will end with the celebration of the Eucharist at 4 p.m. by Fr. Choy Ramos.
For further information, call the Missionaries of Mary at 7438729.
Servant of God
Msgr. Aloysius Scwartz
The Sisters of Mary and the Brothers of Christ will mark the 21st death anniversary of their founder, Servant of God Msgr. Aloysius Scwartz, on March 16, at Girlstown in Biga, Silang, Cavite, with Mass which supporters of Girsltown and Boystown will attend.
The celebration should have been the inauguration of the new museum, but the inauguration has been postponed to June 29, Scwartz’s ordination date.
Msgr. Scwartz initiated the Girlstown and Boystown project in Busan, South Korea, when he was a missionary there. It sought to help poor boys and girls go to school. The late Cardinal Sin invited him in 1985 to set up the same here. Some 4,000 boys and 4,000 girls have been helped by the ministry.
Joselito I. Palisoc
As its way of giving back for the success of Dermcare Luxe, Zenaida Palisoc, president and CEO, has been sending 25 scholars to college under her late husband’s Joselito I. Palisoc Scholarship Foundation Inc.
The scholars study in state universities.
Holy Land pilgrimage
In the Year of the Faith this 2013, more and more priests are joining Adams Express Travel to launch their own group departures that start in the Holy Land, Egypt and Jordan.
In their second departures, they choose the Marian route which includes Lourdes, Fatima, Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Zaragoza, the Black Madonna in Montserrat up in the Catalonian mountains.
Adams has sent 14 groups the past two years to the Holy Land and sent the biggest delegation to the canonization of Pedro Calungsod outside Cebu. The very inspiring and wonderful pilgrimage chaplains to lead this summer are Fr. Choy Ramos, March 24; Fr. Jun Sescon, April 1; Fr. Jojo Buenafe, April 8; Fr. Ben Villaflores, April 9; Fr. Frank Savadera, April 11; Fr. Jade Licuanan, April 16; Fr. Jojo Sumngat, May 16; Fr. Rodel Paulino, May 19; and Fr. Joel Victorino, May 20.
For details, call 5223876 or text Anna Ayo at 0908-5919908.
Goodbye, Ma Afing
Doña Josefina Reyes vda. de Abraham passed away on Feb. 4 at 2 a.m. on her 99th birthday in her house in Tuguegarao, Cagayan Valley.
“Ma Afing,” as she was affectionately called, was the wife of the late Pedro Abraham, first cousin of St. Charbel, the Meronite monk from Lebanon.
Archbishop Emeritus Diosdado Talamayan calls “Ma Afing” a “great and outstanding Christian.” Funeral services were held Feb. 7, 8 a.m., at the Tuguegarao Central Methodist Church.
Mass of Remembrance
The Prayer Warriors of the Holy Souls will hold a “Mass of Remembrance” on March 11, 11 a.m., at the Chapel of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, lower level of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral on Lantana St., Cubao, QC.
A priest will be available for confession before and after the Mass. The saint friend of the Prayer Warriors for March is St. Catherine of Bologna.
Bishop Jaucian marks milestone
Blessings to Bangued Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian, SVD, on his 25th anniversary as a priest on March 12. A Thanksgiving Mass will be held at the Cathedral of St. James in Bangued, Abra, at 10 a.m.