New Timetable of Schedule of Speakers’ Fomat of BA/CFD Doctrinal Bible Exposition(CFD Dipolog City Chapter)

CATHOLIC FAITH DEFENDERS, INC

OUR LADY OF MOST HOLY ROSARY CATHEDRAL PARISH

DIPOLOG CITY CHAPTER

FEBRUARY 28, 2015

Greetings!

Dear Mr. Moderator:

The new timetable of schedule of speakers’ format of BA/CFD Doctrinal Bible Exposition, an ecumenical program of the group in every Saturday at 5:00-8:00pm at Rizal Monument Plaza Magsaysay Dipolog City was made based on the result of decision by majority vote in the core group meeting last year (2014). The meeting was held at Saint Vincent’s College Room 101.

May you allow me to present the said format subject for implementation and compliance is in your hand. You can see the presentation of the new format below:

TIME                                      SPEAKER

5:00-5:30PM CFD SPEAKER (1ST SPEAKER)
5:30-5:40PM QUESTIONS
5:40-6:10PM CFD SPEAKER (2ND SPEAKER)
6:10-6:20PM QUESTIONS
6:20-6:30PM NON-CATHOLIC
6:30-6:40PM QUESTIONS
6:40-6:50PM NON-CATHOLIC
6:50-7:00PM QUESTIONS
7:00-7:10PM NON-CATHOLIC
7:10-7:20PM QUESTIONS
7:20-8:00PM REBUTTAL (CFD SPEAKER)

Effective as of this date (February 28, 2015). THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS…

PREPARED BY:

(SGD) BRO. NICHOLAI M. LUCEÑOS, CFD

CHAPTER SECRETARY

VERIFIED BY:

(SGD) BRO. MAURITO A. ESTILLORE, CFD

Presiding Officer/ VP for External Affairs

NOTED BY:

(SGD) ATTY. MIGUEL L. ABAS, SR., CFD

CFD National Bible Consultant/CFD Director Dipolog City

Copy Furnished:

CFD Chapter President- BRO. EDWIN B. YTAC, CFD

CFD Education Chairman- BRO. ARMANDO SAGUIN SR., CFD

Source: http://nicholailucenos.blogspot.com/2015/02/new-timetable-of-schedule-of-speakers.html

Service to God always is a Big Challenge to us!

          You can give a lot of service through Church organizations, ministries, movements. But don’t forget that we are urged by the Church (Roman Catholic Church)  to participate doing it not only a bound duty to priests, bishops, archbishops, cardinals, seminarians, religious, missionaries. On my life I have been touched a lot of situations, encounters that God give to me in everyday routine. As my life story tells:
    ” In my life childhood years, catholic devotion which is the praying of the holy rosary was my grandmother spiritual work and she also bring me often to that devotion everytime a group have a rosary. In year 2009 on my high school years praying the Holy Rosary at 4:00am or 5:00am was already part of my daily routine on that year until today. As a youngboy to the group and all the companions majority are old praying the Holy Rosary was part of their life. I am an active with that year praying the Holy Rosary with Mary at dawn is undoubtely questioned to my mind and later on  I  know that the activity is not so easy. But I did not questioned it because it comes to my mind that praying it always is not bad but a good activity. After praying the Holy Rosary is the time in morning is my high school class but I indeed do it. I know “GOD” throught praying of the Holy Rosary full of mysteries about our Lord Jesus Chris and the Role of Mary. To ask favor to Mary in intercession of prayers send to his son our Lord Jesus Christ. Down to the other encounter is part of my marian devotion is to ask God. I asked God by praying the Blessed Sacrament was not in useless because he answered my prayer. My prayer is to asked guidance on my support in taking college after high school graduation was made into reality until I graduated last october 2014 leading the course in degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Financial Management at Saint Vincent’s College Dipolog City. I achieved the degree by taking the privileged of the school Saint Vincent’s College as a working scholar in library department year 2010-2014 also the support of my neighbor who is an engineer together with the parents and other people. Now I am a professional one but having a big challenge about service to God. Because if you’re now a professional it may come unexpectedly to our life in work that can divide or even stop our service to God. Pray to God about this intention even you are far you can still continue doing the service to God.”
 
Nicholai M. Luceños – a former working scholar, working scholar president,former SPES President, Perpetual Dawn Rosary Movement member (since 2009-present) Dipolog City Chapter, Catholic Faith Defender Chapter Secretary Dipolog City Chapter, Knights of the altar secretary.
May this short and simple article can helped and inspired you. God Bless us All!!!

POPE FRANCIS PAPAL VISIT 2015 PHILIPPINES “MERCY AND COMPASSION” ITINERARY JANUARY 15-19, 2015

ITINERARY

15-19 JANUARY 2015

Thursday 15 January 2015
17:45 Arrival at Villamor Air Base in Manila
OFFICIAL WELCOME
Friday 16 January 2015
09:15 WELCOME CEREMONY at the Malacañan Palace
COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT
10:15 MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES and the DIPLOMATIC CORPS at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of the Presidential Palace
11:15 HOLY MASS with the bishops, priests, women and men religious at the Cathedral – Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Manila
17:30 MEETING with the FAMILIES at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila
Saturday 17 January 2015
08:15 Departure by plane from Manila for Tacloban
09:30 Arrival at the airport of Tacloban
10:00 HOLY MASS near Tacloban International Airport
12:45 Lunch with some of the survivors of typhoon Yolanda at theArchbishop’s Residence in Palo
15:00 Blessing of the Pope Francis Center for the Poor
15:30 MEETING with the Priests, Women and Men Religious, Seminarians and Families of the Survivors at the Cathedral of Palo
17:00 Departure by plane for Manila
18:15 Arrival at Villamor Air Base in Manila
Sunday 18 January 2015
09:45 Brief Meeting with the Religious Leaders of the Philippines at thePontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila
10:30 MEETING WITH THE YOUTH at the Sports Field of the University
15:30 HOLY MASS at Rizal Park in Manila
Monday 19 January 2015
09:45 Leave Taking Ceremony at the Presidential Pavilion of Villamor Air Base in Manila
10:00 Departure by plane from Manila for Rome
17:40 Arrival at the airport of Rome/Ciampino

Source: http://papalvisit.com.ph/

LET US CELEBRATE ‘ALL SAINTS DAY’ AND NOT ‘DEMONS DAY’!

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ALL SAINTS DAY

Source: http://www.splendorofthechurch.com.ph/2014/10/31/let-us-celebrate-all-saints-day-and-not-demons-day/

SAINT DOMINIC SAVIO, pray for us! ‪#‎AllSaintsDay‬

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Church needs ‘new breed’ of apologists—priest

Source:  http://www.cbcpnews.com/cbcpnews/?p=44025

MANDALUYONG City, Oct. 14, 2014—A Catholic priest discussed the need for apologists with the brains and the heart for interreligious dialogue.

Talking to members of Catholic Faith Defenders (CFD) on Monday, Oct. 13, Fr. Carlos V. Reyes stated the “circumstances of the time that we are living now require a new generation of apologists”.

Faith and obedience

The priest, himself an apologist “committed to the faith and obedient to the Church”, stressed that aspiring faith defenders must know how to exploit new methods and explore different approaches in defense of Catholicism.

He added that they must defend the faith in its entirety, something that presupposes acceptance of Vatican II.

“Apologetics must encompass the whole content of Church Magisterium and the methods proposed by the Church through which that teaching is disseminated and communicated,” he explained.

An executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)’s Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue (ECID), Reyes shared these changing times call for apologists who can “uphold and teach Catholic dogmas with charity towards all, who seek Christian unity, and who are in dialogue with persons of various convictions”.

He is aware, however, that many Christians, Catholics and Protestants alike, reject interreligious dialogue.

“The strongest argument favoring dialogue is the Trinity. God is a Trinity of Persons and is a perpetual dialogue between Father and Son through the Holy Spirit. If we were created in God’s image and likeness, then we must be coherent with God’s Trinitarian essence,” Reyes said.

The priest laments there are Catholics who, while they have the best of intentions in defending the faith, unconsciously become offenders in the name of that faith.

‘Un-christian polemics’

He pointed out, “Dialogue is only possible between two parties who have the spirit of dialogue and mutual respect. I just pray that they may arrive at a point where they see the necessity of dialogue while being civil with them. I will certainly not resort to polemics and name calling. It is un-Christian.”

“St. Francis did not go into polemics. Saints who were polemical became saints in spite of being polemical and probably not because of it. Saints like Cyril of Alexandria and Jerome for example. Besides, circumstances are different now,” the priest shared.

He said being debating harshly with non-Catholics does cause them to stop proselytizing, when it may actually give them more excuse to redouble their efforts at converting others.

“Mainline Protestants do not proselytize and I think that this is due mainly to our friendship with them. As for us losing the sheep, it is more a question of how we shepherd the flock. The attitude of some priests and Catholics actually drive people away from the Church,” Reyes noted.

He believes hurt sheep are easier to lure away from the Church, and that a more charitable approach in all aspects of ecclesial life goes a long way.

“People are more receptive to difficult teachings be it dogmatic or moral if the priest or bishop has mass appeal,” said Reyes.

“A better way to put it is: charitable truth and truthful charity,” he added. (Raymond A. Sebastián)

Netizens campaign for more ‘Pinoy’ saints

Source: http://www.cbcpnews.com/cbcpnews/?p=44025

ANTIPOLO City, Rizal, Oct. 26, 2014—An online campaign that is making waves in social media aims to raise awareness about the lives of yet to be recognized saintly Filipinos, including foreign saints who had lived in the country at some point.

Started by Jovi Atanacio, the Facebook group “Wanted: Filipino Saints” introduces to netizens ordinary men and women—some well-known, others not so—who led lives of extraordinary virtues and holiness.

‘Tidal wave of immorality’

“By this Facebook page on ‘Filipino’ saints, I hope to propagate holiness and earnestly pray that in God’s time [Filipino saints may] be recognized by the Church and be raised to the altars for our emulation,” he said.

According to Atanacio, it has been his long-time dream to create a group that would research, showcase, and promote holiness as exemplified by lives of known and unknown Filipinos.

“In this time of societal decay, when we see officials clamoring to pass RH Bill—and soon legalize the murder of the unborn through abortion—I pray to God to raise more saints from our beloved country to counter the tidal wave of immorality,” he explained.

Atanacio said the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo was one of his inspirations in creating the group in 2012.

“When Sec. Robredo died, there were news that he lived a holy life, his confessor related he confessed regularly and attended daily mass. He lived his faith and worked honestly and with integrity,” he said.

There is a need for Catholic role models, he said, especially of those who have lived in modern times and in the country.

“It greatly helps when we can identify with them and their experiences,” Atanacio explained.

Robredo’s example

Raised in a devoutly Catholic household, Atanacio told CBCPNews that saints have always fascinated him due mostly to his parents’ influence who taught him and his siblings to be familiar with them.

“Our father especially acquired many books about them. This collection I continued when I had my own earnings. The internet also helped me in my research on saints. Others were contributed by the group members … Since the 90s (in my early 20s) I’ve been looking and collecting news clippings on possible candidates for sainthood..” he shared.

And Robredo provided this needed impetus.

“Like a ray of sunshine, DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo came. He is the sign and hope that saints still live among us Filipinos. It is high time that we know them and be inspired by their examples,” said Atanacio, who is also a member of the “Work of the Saints”, an apostolate which propagates holiness by holding expositions of saints’ relics in parishes and schools in Metro Manila and the provinces.

In “Wanted: Filipino Saints”, Atanacio invites his over 2,000 fellow saint-lovers to post biographical information of and anecdotes on saints, blesseds, venerables, martyrs or servants of God who were Filipino-born as well as foreign ones with links to the Philippines either as missionaries, visitors, or “bilocators”.

He also encourages members to promote the lives of as yet obscure Filipinos who may have possessed heroic virtues, and are potential candidates for sainthood.

To visit the page, interested parties may like the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/394440117276318/?fref=ts. (Raymond A. Sebastián)