Friday, July 30, 2010

Retreat: Prophet of Fire - Series 1

The TOC communities from Bulacan, Cubao, and Project 4 congregated at the Claret Retreat House, Cenacle Drive, Sanville Subdivision, Culiat, Quezon City. This was held on July 23 -25. The theme of the retreat is based on the book "Prophet of Fire" which is divided into a series of retreats. The retreat was facilitated by the provincial delegate, Rev. Fr. Noel Rosas, O.Carm. The retreat will be given again by the last quarter of the year for the remaining TOC communities.

Opening Mass to start the Retreat
Sis. Rose Perol during the 1st Reading
At the Holy Mass
Session I
The retreatants
Session I
Sis. Helen Araos, TOC during Lauds
Community at Prayer: Praying the Liturgy of the Hours
Statue of St. Anthony Mary Claret
Claret Seminary

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

18th Carmelite Family Day

On July 18, the entire Carmelite Family congregated at the gymnasium of the United Laboratories, Inc. at Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong to celebrate the 18th Carmelite Family Day. The theme of the gathering was "Carm-el Family Philippines @ 18: A Celebration of Unity." Rev. Fr. Paul Medina, OCarm was invited as homilist since he was the one who started the gathering of the Carmelite Family 18 years ago. The event started with the enthronement of the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, followed by the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided by Rev. Fr.Narciso Reyes, OCD, then some presentations by the member of the Carmelite Family. After the presentations, lunch was served through potluck to the members present.

Preparing for the Holy Mass
Enthronement of the Virgin of Carmel
Gospel read by Rev. Fr. Narciso Reyes, OCD
During the homily
Fr. Paul Medina, OCarm giving the homily
TOCs from Cabanatuan
TOCs from Pampanga, Bicol, and Project 4
Bro. Philip Escudero of Sta. Ana Community
TOC from Sta. Cruz, Fr. Paul, Bro. Ruel, and Sis. Baby
Fr. Paul Medina and the TOCs of Sta. Cruz, Laguna
TOCs from Sikatuna together with the Carmel Youth
Ice Breaker
TOCs of Sikatuna Village
OCDS Presentation
TOC Presentation
OCarm Friars and Sisters' Presentation
OCD Presentation
Image of Our Lady donated by Sr. Rachel to the Carmelite Family
Sis. Sonia Uyehara of the TOC Project 7
TOCs from Cubao
TOCs of Tondo with Fr. Anton

July 16 Celebration: Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Family, Guiguinto, Bulacan

The Carmelite Chapel on the evening celebration of the Solemn Commemoration of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Procession to the Altar, Fr. Domingo Salonga (main celebrant) and Fr. Adrian Layug
Homily stressing Mary as Patron, Mother, and Sister of Carmelites
TOC Seminarians

July 16 Celebration: Immaculate Conception TOC Community, Malolos, Bulacan

The image of Our lady and the relics of the Carmelite saints and blesseds including the relics of Capuchin and Passionist saints
Blessing of the Scapular
Scapular Imposition
Relics exposed for veneration
Carmelite - St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, Bl. Angelo Paoli, St. Simon Stock, St. Edith Stein, St. Teresa delos Andes, St. Angelus, St. Andrew Corsini, St. Albert of Trapani, Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucified, Bl. Mary of the Angels, St. Maria Maravillas of Jesus, etc.
Passionist - St. Maria Goretti, Bl. Grimoaldo Santamaria,
Capuchin Franciscan - St. Lawrence of Brindisi, St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen,
Rogationist - St. Hannibal Mary di Francia,
Other Congregations - Bl. Josaphata Hordashevska, Bl. Maria Assunta Pallota, Bl. Anne Marie Javouhey
Relic veneration
Relic Veneration
Relic Veneration
Exhibit near the Chancery Office

July 16 Celebration: Immaculate Conception TOC Community, Sta. Cruz, Laguna

The Immaculate Conception TOC community of Sta. Cruz, Laguna started the Novena in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on July 7, 2010. On July 13, they went to the Sta Cruz Municipal Jail together with Rev. Fr. Frederick Villareal and some members of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate. They celebrated the Mass and imposed the Brown Scapular to the inmates. Sis. Mercy Rana gave the introduction about the Brown Scapular to the inmates. After the Mass, the community provided Sopas and juice for them.

On the day of the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel the communty held a Solemn Procession after the six o'clock mass. They imposed the Brown Scapular to the people who celebrated the mass with them. Rev. Fr. Rico De Luna, the parish priest gave the talk about Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the Brown Scapular.

Mass at the Sta. Cruz Municipal Jail

First reading (L) and the blessing of the scapular (R)

Distribution of the scapulars

Imposition of the Brown Scapular

The TOC members together with the DMI

Preparing for the procession