“Let me always be your child, oh God…”

Don’t stay in the pains of frustration. It slows down your pace to move on unless you decide to let go from hanging on.
 
You are a child of God. Even before you were formed in a womb, you were already a family of his own. You have been owned by him, so avoid all means to lose this endowment of having his protection and strength. Your struggles are God’s test for you to make firm your determination to go through life’s difficulties. He is in control and when the time comes when your loads are heavy to bear he lifts the other end for you. Never falter with your trust in him as he stands strong as your guiding pillar amidst any destructive torrents that may destroy the serenity of your soul. You have been inscribed in the palm of his hands and no amount of fear can ever topple that covenant he has made with you as his ward. God will always be the strength of your heart and the fullness of your being a child, only if you allow him to be your father. He’s the ultimate family you’ve got.
 
The world may turn its back on you but never by a God who made a family with you.

Film Poster Entries to the First Jaro Archdiocesan Film Festival

JAFF FILM STREAMING SCHEDULE

JAFF FILM STREAMING SCHEDULE

In line with the celebration of 55TH WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY, on Sunday, May 16, 2021, the Jaro Archdiocesan Film Festival (JAFF) Committee announces the OFFICIAL STREAMING TIME AND DATE of the different film entries for SHORT and DOCUMENTARY FILM Categories.

SHORT FILM CATEGORY

DOCUMENTARY FILM CATEGORY

THE FIRST EVER JARO ARCHDIOCESAN FILM FESTIVAL!

THE FIRST EVER JARO ARCHDIOCESAN FILM FESTIVAL!

Watch all 14 short films and 4 documentary films to be premiered live here through our Archdiocese Facebook Page, in connection with the celebration of the 55th World Communications Day and the Quincentenary of the Arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.
Starting tomorrow at 10:00 in the morning till Monday at 9:30 in the evening, witness the stories of each participating parishes and vote for your best and supported films presented for you! Come and see! Abangan!

NEW PARISH PRIEST OF SAN DIONISIO PARISH OFFICIALLY INSTALLED

NEW PARISH PRIEST OF SAN DIONISIO PARISH OFFICIALLY INSTALLED

Last May 13, 2021, Rev. Fr. Raymond Acebuque was officially installed as Parish Priest of Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish, San Dionisio, Iloilo, by His Grace, Most Rev. Jose Romeo Lazo, D.D. The Eucharistic celebration was attended by various priest in the archdiocese, and civil authorities from municipality of San Dionisio. Rev. Fr. Raymond Acebuque succeeded Rev. Fr. Raul Dayaday who was appointed Parish Priest of Saint Thomas of Villanova Parish, Miag-ao, Iloilo.

Photo courtesy of Soccom Team from Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer – San Dionisio and Purely Purple.

LAPUZ PATRONAL FIESTA CELEBRATION 2021

LAPUZ PATRONAL FIESTA CELEBRATION 2021

Last May 13, 2021, the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima at Lapuz, Iloilo City celebrated its annual patronal fiesta. The Fiesta Mass was presided by Rev. Fr. Roberto Palencia, the Oeconomus of the Archdiocese of Jaro, whose birthday was celebrated on that day, and was attended by various priests from the Archdiocese.
Rev. Fr. Manny Gonzales, the outgoing Parish Administrator of Lapuz Parish and incoming parish priest of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Leon, Iloilo, graced the celebration and thanked its parishioners for their support during his stay in said parish.
 
Photo courtesy of the Soccom Team of Lapuz Parish and other contributors.

“NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD…”

There is more to life than just focusing your attention to the worries that surround you. It helps not but develops the stress.
 
Know that with God nothing is impossible. Live with the assurance that you are more than just the food you eat and the clothes you wear. The weariness will truly wear you out when you worry much of these provisions outside the context of your total reliance in God. You tend to focus more on your competence to provide your necessities than realizing that someone values you more than how you assess your essentials in life. When God asks you to seek first his kingdom and his righteousness as he will take care of your needs, it would be more than enough of a guarantee to let go of your anxiety. He knows your needs even before you ask him, and he is much aware of all your concerns even unspoken. In his own timing he knows what’s best for you. In your own weakness he will always be your strength, and he will be your voice even when you lost the words to speak in your humbled silence. In times of this uncertainty, there’s no one to turn to than trust him to do something new.
 
God makes a way and he works in ways you cannot see.

“COMMUNITY PANTRY SA PALASYO” CONTINUES TO BE IN MISSION

"COMMUNITY PANTRY SA PALASYO" CONTINUES TO BE IN MISSION

The “Community Pantry sa Palasyo” spearheaded by the Jaro Archdiocesan Commission on Mission continues to expand since it started last April 26, 2021. From fresh vegetables and goods given at the Archbishop’s Residence Compound, Lanit and Kamalig last April 26-27, to arroz caldo and goods at Brgy. MH del Pilar, Gawad Kalinga Community, Brgy. Tacas, Jaro, Cathedral Grounds and others.Every week, various barangays are reached by this program so as to give relief and provide goods to families within that community. From residents to jeepney and trisikad drivers to senior citizens and children; anyone in the community were catered. 

The Commission on Mission continues to receive and give goods gathered from generous donors and sponsors, so as to provide for more outreach programs to thoss who are in need, most especially in this time of pandemic.

Photos courtesy of Fr. Arthur Flores and Jackelyn Maghopoy.

“NEVER LEAVE ME, OH LORD…”

There’s always sadness in being left alone. It is only when you lose yourself in the Lord that you’ll always be in company.

When everything is well and sufficient in your life, you enjoyed the abode to relax relying on your own strength unmindful even of your dependency with God. This pandemic has made you realize that you are vulnerable and not one of those you cherished was good enough to be your shield. You become fragile and insignificant because of your fears, where your money and power rendered futile. God has allowed this storm to come in letting you realize his presence during this toughest moment of your life. It affects you to be humble and become receptive to his protection as you are shaken awake of your own vulnerability. Your anxiety may escalate of having the thought that he has left you, but God never did and he never will. He is still with you even as, sometimes, you turned your back to him. All you need is just to turn around and once again feel his loving embrace.

God is not changing your situation, but he uses this situation to change you.

Archdiocesan Mission Assembly Day 1.

1st day of the Archdiocesan Mission Assembly.

Different priests and lay leaders gather in their respective vicariates for a 2-day virtual and face-to-face discussion and sharing on the essence of mission in light of the celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity, Year of Missio Ad Gentes and Year of Saint Joseph. 

In today’s session, Most Rev. Midyphil Billones, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu, shared his reflections for the Year of the Mission; and Rev. Msgr. Jose Marie Delgado, PC, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Jaro, on the role of Saint Joseph in the missions. After the 2 talks, an open forum was facilitated, wherein His Grace, Archbishop Jose Romeo Lazo, D.D., actively responded to some questions together with Msgr. Delgado.

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