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Archive for August 21st, 2011


4:30am

And I thought it was the phone ringing, I wanted to go back to sleep but the persistent sound woke me up. I almost forgot, hubby and mom have to go home  to the province early today and son will be leaving for Pansol, Laguna for their team building seminar.  Hmm, how nice it is to feel the early morning breeze  on such a lovely day like this. Back to the grind – watering the plants, taking care of the Koi food at the pond, a little cleaning at the yard and preparing  breakfast which consists of cold slices of embutido and  left-over  fried tilapia from last night. So many things to do today before catching the 9am mass at the nearby village. I am not complaining though because Sundays are usually reserved for the family.

We enjoy going to mass together but this time it was just my daughter and me.  Hubby and my son attended an anticipated mass last night. They have finally unveiled the newly renovated altar at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish.It’s so beautiful, the simple decor and the almost life-size statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, St. John Mary Vianney and our first Filipino saint, San Lorenzo Ruiz were lined up at the altar. The image of St. Jude was  in a glass-encased  shelf.  Earlier on, I greeted Fr. Alex online,  it’s his birthday today.  I asked him where Fr. Matthew is because I haven’t seen him say mass for quite a very long time at the parish.  Actually, they are guest priests from the Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross who help in the Sunday mass celebrations.

I was grinning from ear to ear when I saw Fr. Matthew. Speaking of the angel, the angel appears.  And I thought, this would be another beautiful celebration  of the Holy Eucharist and it was.  He has that gift that makes the parishioners all-ears listening to his homily.  One can always learn a lesson or two from what he shares, simple life anecdotes and adventures that relate to the gospel.

And it feels good sometime to just feel the quiet of the morning.  It’s another lovely Sunday to cherish and to remember.

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