A message from Fr. Resti
I thank God for a safe travel back to the US last Tuesday, February 2. My heart continues to overflow with so much gratitude as I look back at the celebrations for my 25th priestly ordination anniversary, first in the US and then in the Philippines. I am overwhelmed with the acceptance, understanding, and love shown by the sheer presence of many people who graced the occasion in Vacaville last January 10. In the same way that I am so grateful for the turn-out of events as I celebrated, together with my 3 other fellow ordinandi, the priestly ordination anniversary in our own respective hometown parishes in the Philippines. An added bonus was our attendance to the International Eucharistic Congress that was being concurrently held in the country. I cannot thank the Lord enough for the gift of 25 years in the priesthood as well as the people who made the event very meaningful. Thank you for your gracious presence, heartfelt greetings, and generous gifts. I wish I could name each one of you and write them down here. The space will never be enough. Please know that in my heart, I am very grateful and I am keeping you and your good intentions in my humble prayers.
Our pastoral council is organizing many parish activities geared towards drawing more spiritual benefits from the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Among the different communal activities would be monthly group pilgrimages every first Saturday to the different designated sites, parish conferences on the theme of mercy, faith sharing sessions on forgiveness, a youth contest about mercy, and much more. Please watch out for detailed announcements. Fr. Cleetus will guide the activities and Dayna Rigot will be in charge of the overall coordination. May our parish receive the mercy of God in a special way and transform us to be “merciful like the Father.” (Lk. 6:36) click here to read full message…
Let us be one in accompanying each other in the observance of Lent as we grow in faith, hope and love.
A solemn and meaningful lenten journey to all!