Thursday, August 29, 2013

2013 Cardinal Sin Book Award







Congratulations, Bro. Dave Ceasar F. Dela Cruz, for winning the 2013 Jaime Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards Liturgy Category for your book "MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD"! Accepting the award for Bro. Dave was Fr. Dennis G., Tamayo, CMF, Executive Director of Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc.




In "MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD", Bro. Dave presents his research on the Saints and their relics. This handbook of information is suited for Catholics and non-Catholics of all ages. It explains the Communion of Saints, what is a Saint, what are relics, what is the process of canonization, as well as liturgical celebrations and devotions. Utilizing Sacred Scriptures, ancient and modern Traditions, Church Teachings and the Liturgy, he offers remarkable answers in the field of Hagiography, the study of Saints.


Grab a copy of this award-winning book at the Claretian Bookstore at 8 Mayumi St., U.P. Village, Diliman, QC. It is also available at religious stores (St. Paul’s) and National Bookstore and Powerbooks Branches nationwide. Please call (02)924-6835 (Bookstore) or (02)921-3984 (for bulk orders).

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Saint Joseph in the Eucharistic Prayers


 Paternas vices (Prot. N. 215/11/L) – of the Congregation for Divine Worship
(Copy of the decree courtesy of Fr. Ron Mariano's Facebook)


EPII:

that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with Blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles

EPIII:

with the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs

EPIV:

with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
and with your Apostles

(http://www.news.va/en/news/st-josephs-name-added-to-eucharistic-prayers-ii-ii)

Friday, June 7, 2013

MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD (Buy the Book Online!)


http://www.stpauls.ph/books/Inspirationals/more-precious-than-gold/

During his pontificate, Pope John Paul II has declared many men and women to be Saints; men and women from all walks of life, particularly those of recent times. This is part of the long Tradition in which the Catholic Church has venerated the Saints and their relics since her very beginnings. One is declared a Saint by means of the process called canonization, a lengthy process that studies and investigates ones life and works in order to determine if they are truly in heaven and thus able to be venerated.

Author Dave Dela Cruz presents his research on the Saints and their relics that has resulted in this handbook of information suited for Catholics and non-Catholics of all ages. More Precious Than Goldexplains the Communion of Saints, what is a Saint, what are relics, what is the process of canonization, as well as liturgical celebrations and devotions. Utilizing Sacred Scriptures, ancient and modern Traditions, Church Teachings and the Liturgy, he offers remarkable answers in the field of Hagiography, the study of Saints.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Claretian News


Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc. launched its newest title MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD:  A Catechism on the Veneration of the Saints and Their Relics by Dave Ceasar Dela Cruz last April 2, 2013 at the Blessed John Paul II Parish (Holy Family Chapel) at Eastwood City. 

The event was made even more meaningful with the celebration of the Eucharist commemorating the death anniversary of Blessed John Paul II and the display of his relics.
 
Author Dave Ceasar Dela Cruz presents his research on the Saints and their relics that has resulted in this handbook of information suited for Catholics and non-Catholics of all ages. More Precious Than Gold explains the Communion of Saints, what is a Saint, what are relics, what is the process of canonization, as well as liturgical celebrations and devotions. Utilizing Sacred Scriptures, ancient and modern Traditions, Church Teachings and the Liturgy, he offers remarkable answers in the field of Hagiography, the study of Saints.

The author is a professional licensed teacher and a mandated catechist. He studied the Sacred Liturgy at the Paul VI Institute of Liturgy specializing in relics of the Saints and the liturgy. He completed his post-graduate studies at the Graduate School of Liturgy at San Beda College, Manila. Currently, he works as the vice postulator for the Cause for Canonization of Blessed Ivan Merz.

MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD is now available at the Claretian Bookstore at 8 Mayumi St., U.P. Village, Diliman 1101, Quezon City. Call the Bookstore at 924-6835 or Marketing at 921-3984 for bulk orders.  The book is also available at leading Catholic Bookstores and all National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches nationwide. Suggested Retail Price is PHP120.00.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Book Launching: More Precious Than Gold

Prayers and love!

More Precious Than Gold is available in all National Bookstore and other Catholic Bookstores

Dean Dr. Martin, Fr. Ariston Sison and Fr. Arnel Recinto

The author with Ms. Ilsa Reyes, a renowned author and radio anchor

With Bro Jess Matias, editor and renowned author of books on Padre Pio

Asst. Director Fr. Ed and Director Fr. Dennis of Claretian Communications Foundation

Photos courtesy of Sem. Dinky Nievera of the Diocese of Novaliches

MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD
April 2, 2013
Blessed John Paul II Parish, Eastwood City

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Prayer for Our Holy Father

HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Father, we pray for your protection and guidance over our Holy Father, Pope Francis. Give him strength and wisdom to stand as a prophet for our times. May he be a light in darkness around which we gather in hope. We ask you to bring about reconciliation through his faithful teaching of peace and justice. Grant him compassion and care to live the gospel in love and service to all people. Let him follow in the path of Peter and Paul who, filled with the Holy Spirit, preached that the Lord saves all who call upon his name.

Habemus Papam!


His Holiness Pope Francis
266th Supreme Pontiff

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Invitation

The Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc.

cordially invites you to a
BOOK LAUNCHING 
of


Date:
April 2, 2013, Tuesday
Commemoration of Saint Pedro Calungsod and
8th Dies Natalis (Death Anniversary) of Pope Bl. John Paul II

Time:
5:30PM (Solemn Mass)
6:15PM (Book Launching)

Venue:
Blessed John Paul II Parish
c/o Holy Family Chapel, Orchard Rd.,
Eastwood City, Brgy. Bagumbayan,
Quezon City


For inquiries, please contact Ms. Madz N. Arana or Ms. Tess Adora
Tel. No.: (02) 921-3984, 922-0011 ; Fax No.: 921-7429



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"I was especially interested in your book, as we have just consecrated our new chapel in the Cathedral that contains the relic of the tilma of St. Juan Diego. I wish you a very success with it. I agree with you that devotion to the saints and their relics can be an important agent for the new evangelization.

I am grateful for your daily prayers, and assure you of mine for your apostolic labors, especially your work for the canonization of Blessed Ivan Merz."

+ Jose H. Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Apostles' Creed for Lent



The purpose of the Creed or Profession of Faith is that the whole gathered people may respond to the Word of God proclaimed in the readings taken from Sacred Scripture and explained in the Homily and that they may also honor and confess the great mysteries of the faith by pronouncing the rule of faith in a formula approved for liturgical use and before the celebration of these mysteries in the Eucharist begins. (IGRM, 67)
Instead of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, especially during Lent and Easter Time, the baptismal Symbol of the Roman Church, known as the Apostles’ Creed, may be used. (Rubrics, 19)

I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, 
At the words that follow, up to and including the Virgin Mary, all bow. 
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.
"When we affirm “I believe in God”, we are saying, like Abraham, “I trust in you, I entrust myself to you, O Lord”, but not as to Someone to turn to solely in times of difficulty or to whom to devote a few moments of the day or week. Saying “I believe in God” means founding my life on him, letting his Word guide it every day, in practical decisions, without fear of losing some part of myself. When, in the Rite of Baptism, the question is asked three times: “Do you believe?” — in God, in Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit — the holy Catholic Church and the other truths of the faith, the triple response is in the singular: “I do”, because it is my own life that with the gift of faith must be given a turning point, it is my life that must change, that must be converted. Every time we take part in a Baptism we should ask ourselves how we ourselves live daily the great gift of faith." 
-Pope Benedict XVI