Thursday, September 24, 2009
Aguillo for the "Palaro" prizes and the sponsorship of the very first baptismal rights for 80 children, bro. Greg Barron for the other prizes as well and Coun. Wanda Alimagno who is always there to support the activities of the Lakeside Nest Community
Chapel Group... Thanks to you all!!!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
September 11, 2008, was a very, very, very special and blessed day for us coordinators of Lakeside Nest Catholic Community Chapel Group (LNCCCG) and the residents, regular mass attendees and supporters of our community in Lakeside Nest Subdivision. BISHOP LEO DRONA, S.B.D., the Bishop of the Diocese of San Pablo, visited and blessed our chapel. We were so excited, happy, honored, privileged and humbled on his visit. Among the other chapels and mini pastoral groups from the different towns being under St. Francis of Assisi Parish of Pulo, Cabuyao, Laguna’s guidance, Thanks to FR. WILLIAM BUSTAMANTE, our Parish Priest who suggested the Bishop to see us, ours was one of those four (4) chapels visited. We were so THANKFUL since the chapel went to show that it is really and already verified as a sacred place which goes to show that Fr. William is also happy on the activities we are doing and have done over the years to make the people come closer to the Lord Jesus and also help the youth come to service for GOD. Actually, our small community is only about going on it’s 4th year so we are really still young that’s why we were so privileged and humbled for the Bishop’s visit...
We didn’t have a fancy banner or streamer since we lacked time for preparation and we were so worried that we won’t have anything to show that we were so happy. We only made welcome messages in Tagalog, English, Visayan and Bicolano written on white poster paper which the Bishop saw and appreciated too. When he arrived, all were so excited and happy to see them. When the Bishop started the prayer before the short conference with him, I myself had goose bumps and I knew that he brought the Holy Spirit with him. When the Bishop started to ask questions about the activities of the small community we have in the subdivision and gave him a short story how the community and the Holy Mass celebration came about, my tears started to fall and I was shaking with excitement and happiness. I didn’t know that the people too were crying according to my co-coordinators that I wasn’t able to see but it only means that the people were also touched by this blessed occasion.
Our community thinks and says that that special day was a big “reward” for all of us from the past years and we didn’t expect that this early, we would be given that opportunity. The Bishop’s visit would always be a part of our lives and a part of the history of the chapel. We just wish that someday, the Bishop would come back to bless us all again and our chapel… THANK YOU SO MUCH once again, BISHOP LEO DRONA!!!
Monday, September 22, 2008
The following day, the children still continued on with their activity and on the climax of the said activity wherein the children had to crawl on the floor, to the ground and on the soil with small thorns to let them realize how blessed they are and how GOD loves them because of the sacrifices He did and gave for our forgiveness, they have realized and it did gave them that impact and according to the children, they wouldn’t forget that particular experience they did for them to understand…
Dearest Lord Jesus,
THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything… For every drop of Blood You have shed for your love to us to be the BEST example of LOVE, UNDERSTANDING, FORGIVENESS and HUMILTY… We THANK YOU with our whole heart. THANK YOU also for the families You have given us, for the life we have and the future since we know that you wouldn’t abandon us. May we too not learn to abandon You but rather think of ways how we can do small deeds every day since You have said: “Whatever we do to the least of Your brothers, we also have done it unto You”… Amen.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
"No one was promised that life would always be fair. People are born imperfect; We make mistakes and we make bad decisions. You may have been hurt by others in the past or right now, but the important thing is how you choose to deal with those hurts and pains. Failing to let go of the past and holding on to those pain, those hurt, those grudges and that anger can only harm you and ruin you in your life and how you deal with others... Trials are the proof of how strong we are as a person and how we are loved by God.
There's no need for us to worry because we are 101% handcrafted by Him. Life is an undying cycle. It is a battle of survival. A battle of making the right choice of good and evil within us... If you quit, then you are a loser. If you fall, choose to stand up and go on. Stand up with God since He is always there. Not beside you but carrying you... If you keep on complaining about the miseries of your life, nothing will happen. God doesn’t throw stones that we can not catch. Live with Him and everything will turn out fine.
So for now, let’s pray to be like birds, leaving things we don’t need to carry – grudges, sadness, fear, pain, anger and regrets… Let us fly light… God’s given life to us is beautiful!!! Amen to that!!!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
It's that time of the season once again were everyone is excited to buy gifts for their loved ones and friends and for gift giving... It is also always the best time for reflection to help make us better persons as we go on with life... As our group reminisces our first outreach activity last year, before the said date of December 16, 2006, Saturday, we asked our regular mass attendees for ladies clothes that they could give to us as hand-me-downs for the “lolas” (grandmothers) of BAHAY NI MARIA(HOUSE OF MARY) in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines. Our cooperative and supportive neighbors at Lakeside Nest Subdivision gave us a few boxes of clothes and food for us to bring there and we THANK the LORD JESUS for that special day since it was a successful occasion! We were able to achieve what we were hoping for... To be able to put smiles on the lolas’ lips even for a short while and for the children to realize that someday, they too will age and they too would need the love and presence of their family members to continue showing that smile while they still breathe here on Earth. They were able to reflect that it is not right to treat elders with no respect. They were able to learn too that whatever and however we have treated our parents and our parents’ parents, we would also be treated the same by our children and our children’s children.
With that special moment with the lolas, our group would like to THANK the peach nuns who have given these women a home and for taking care of them, most especially to sister Sarah who welcomed our group warmly and for allowing us to spend a few hours with the lolas… And to the lolas of BAHAY NI MARIA, THANK YOU FOR THAT SPECIAL CHRISTmas...