• CSFI and IHMP Held A Forum on Bansang Moro Basic Law

    Maluso, Basilan. Claret Samal Foundation, Inc. together with the parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (IHMP) had a Forum on Bangsamoro Basic Law at 8:00 in the morning of Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the IHMP Convent Hall. Hon. Peter Eisma, one of the commissioners appointed to draft the basic law, was invited to be the speaker. ...

    Saturday, 13 September 2014
  • The Claretians of the North Meet the General

    Quezon City. The Claretians of the North met Fr. Josep Abella, CMF, General Superior of the Congregation, Friday morning, September 12, 2014 at the Institute of Consecrated Life for Asia in Quezon City. Members of the communities of ICLA, Theology House, Claret Formation Center, Mayumi, and the Curia community received Father General with a warm welcome and had a short dialogue and discourse on the upcoming General Chapter and his purpose of his visit in the Philippines. After a period of discussion, Father General celebrated a mass with them at the ICLA chapel.  Fr. Abella  is in the Philippines for his Canonical visit. He already visited Vietnam community last Sunday.      ...

    Friday, 12 September 2014
  • CMF Superior General's Visit Gives Dare to CMF Scholastics

      Quezon City. Fr. Josep Ma. Abella, CMF, General Superior of the congregation spent an evening with scholastics and formators last Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the San Antonio Ma. Claret Theology House expressing his expectations to the communities of Claretians. He gave emphasis on the following five key point, significant and relevant in today’s modern world of mission: (1) Human maturity: being aware of the things that give meaning to one’s life; (2) Missionary heart: bearing a heart that is enthusiastic for the mission; (3) Commitment to the community: entrusting one’s self and to remain faithful to the Claretian charism; (4) Taking studies seriously: studying hard to give better service  (ministers of the Word) to the people in the future; and (5) Interiorizing the essential values of being a Claretian: securing the human values. “We are witnesses of God’s Kingdom” he said. Father General also presided the Eucharistic Celebration of the community in the evening ...

    Thursday, 11 September 2014
  • Claret School of Zamboanga City, SAMCP & ZABIDA Joint Humanitarian Aid in Rio Hondo

    Zamboanga City. San Antonio Ma. Claret Parish in cooperation with Claret School of Zamboanga City and Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA) conducted a feeding and origami-learning activity for the elementary school pupils of Barangay Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City,  Wednesday, September 10, 2015.as an expression of our concept of peace-building. Teachers from Claret School of Zamboanga City together with ZABIDA staff taught the school children on how to do origami of “peace birds”. The feeding program followed and was conducted by the youth and lay leaders of San Antonio Ma. Claret Parish, staff of Katilingban para sa Kalambuan, Inc. Akay Kalinga, Reach Out to Others Foundation, Peace Advocates Zamboanga, members of the Interreligious Solidarity for Peace, faculty of the elementary school and out-school youths enrolled in ZABIDA’s Mindanao Youth for Development program. The activity was also graced by the city councilor Rudy Bayot. ZABIDA had also c ...

    Wednesday, 10 September 2014
  • JPIC Commission Visits the New Frontier of the Claretian Mission

    Journeying with the Indigenous people in Datal Anggas, Saranggani Province There is a new Claretian mission frontier in the Philippines with the Indigenous People (IP). It is located in the south eastern Mindanao in Datal Anggas, Sarangani Province. I went there last September 3-8, 2014 with the main objective to visit and experience the new Claretian IP mission. It was really a different experience for me as I traverse the road that sophisticated people won’t dare to travel. Indeed in terms of Claretian mission in the Philippines it is unique, challenging yet inspiring. The mission started with a commitment of the Claretian Philippine Province to accompany Indigenous people last 2010 in the 12th Provincial Chapter. After that, the succeeding years of Claretian missionary life was putting flesh to this written commitment. And eventually it brings forth the Claretian community in Datal Anggas Mission Station. At present, there are two zealous Claretian missionaries that are assigned ...

    Tuesday, 09 September 2014
  • Build Back Better Zamboanga: Recovery of School Vegetable Garden

    Zamboanga City. A year after hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) seek temporary shelter in the Tetuan Central School following the Zamboanga Siege, stakeholders of peace commemorate the unfortunate event in the school by rehabilitating the school's vegetable garden which was severely damage during the IDPs occupation there. Led by the largest consortium in the city---Zamboanga Basilan Integrated Development Alliance (ZABIDA) joined hand with the school administration including some of the teaching staffs and students, Tetuan Barangay Officials, Parent-Teachers Community Association (PTCA), community leaders including the members of 4Ps, Mindanao Youth Development Programs and Department of Education Office of the School Superintendent simultaneously plant vegetables in the school garden in an attempt to recover the school vegetable garden as a way of rehabilitating and healing after the Zamboanga Siege. Earlier, Reach Out to Others Foundation (ROOF), one of the membe ...

    Monday, 08 September 2014
  • 3rd General Assembly of RCP-MPC Water Sytem Held in Tungawan

    Libertad, Tungawan. The Risen Christ Parish Multi-Purpose Cooperative Water System held its 3rd General assembly at 1:00 in the afternoon of Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Claret Mini Gym, Brgy. Libertad, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay. Barangay officials and many of the consumers attended the said assembly.  The objectives of this assembly is 1) to clarify the operation and management of the water system; 2) to let the consumers know the financial status; 3) to inform the consumers about the formalization of the collaboration among the RCP-MPC, Claretian Missionaries of Tungawan and the local barangay unit; 4) to discuss and approve the proposals for the settlement of arrears of the consumers; and 5) to provide an opportunity to the consumers to express their conserns regarding the water system. The Tungawan Water System is a project of the Claretian Missionaries through the efforts of Fr. Carlos de Rivas, CMF funded by Manos Unidas and is currently supervised by Sch. Kevin Rendor, ...

    Sunday, 31 August 2014
  • ZABIDA Receives Placa de Apreciation from the City Government of Zamboanga

    El Placa de Apreciation ta presenta con Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance, Inc. (ZABIDA) por el dedicao esfuerzo y servicio ya extende con el pueblo soberano para el proteccion y defensa del Ciudad de Zamboanga durante el conflicto del Septiembre 2013 y por estar unido na conviccion de Un Bandera, Un Nacion y Un Ciudad de Zamboanga. Con agradecimiento, el Gobierno Local de Zamboanga tambien to reconoce el asistencia ya rindi para na alivio, recuperacion y rehabilitacion del Ciudad despues del crisis. Este reconomiento ta entrega este Febrero 26, 2014 na Paseo del Mar, Ciudad de Zamboanga. Sgd: Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar Aladeza Ciudad de Zamboanga ...

    Saturday, 30 August 2014
  • Housing Assistance of Claret School of Quezon City (BATCH MAGNUS)

    Ormoc City. Claret School of Quezon City's BATCH MAGNUS, through Dr. Thelma Morato-Conjares, Fr. Christian James Castro, CMF, Fr. Nick Eucapor, CMF and Fr. Ronaldo Ronnie Banaria CMF, gave support to the on-going housing assistance project in Ormoc   The donation financed the construction of a new house for four kids living on a shack as well as other houses of poor people in the area who still need shelter, a year after the storm. The orphans who were Angelica, the eldest, 17 years old, who does odd jobs (e.g. laundry) for her relatives and neighbors to support the other 3 younger siblings. The younger brother of about 15 has a hearing problem. Two other younger brothers do not appear in the pictures below as they were in school when these photos were taken. They are both grade school pupils. The house for these orphan kids were fixed at the end of the month. The benificiaries and the Claretian Missionaries would like to extend its gratitude to the Batch Magnus and the rest ...

    Friday, 29 August 2014
  • Universal Claretian Mission Day 2014

    To the Local Superiors and Community Members Dear Fathers and Brothers: Greetings of Peace! Come October, we will once again celebrate the feast of our Father Founder and with it,  an  event  that will remind us of our membership to a missionary family,  the ‘Universal Claretian Mission Day’ . This year’s theme is ‘Servants of the Word which leads to commitment’.                                                                                          To help us make this mission day celebration more meaningful, we are sending ...

    Friday, 29 August 2014
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Updates on the Aftermath of Yolanda
Provincial Government
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“A Son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a man on fire with love, who spreads its flames wherever he goes. He desires mightily and strives by all means possible to set everyone on fire with God’s love. Nothing daunts him: he delights in privations, welcomes work, embraces sacrifices, smiles at slander, rejoices in all the torments and sorrows he suffers, and glories in the cross of Jesus Christ. His only concern is how he may follow Christ and imitate him in praying, working, enduring and striving constantly and solely for the greater glory of God and the salvation of humankind.”


Daily Gospel

  • Gospel: Lk 7:36–50 -
        One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to share his meal, so he went to the Pharisee’s home, and as usual reclined at the table to eat. And it happened that, a woman of this town, who was known as a sinner, heard that he was in the Pharisee’s house.
         She brought an alabaster jar of perfume, and stood behind him, at his feet, weeping. She wet his feet with tears; she dried them with her hair; she kissed his feet and poured the perfume on them.
        The Pharisee who had invited Jesus was watching, and thought, “If this man were a prophet, he would know what sort of person is touching him; isn’t this woman a sinner?”



AUGUST 3 - 8, 2015


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