The Ordinary Time begins tomorrow and it would be good to have a ‘rerun’ before the Christmas Season end (although in the Philippines, Christmas is said to end of the Feast of Sto. Niño).
Oratory Christmas Parties
As always, for every Oratory we organize, we see to it that there would be a ‘Christmas Party’ for the little children. We organized the usual children games, shower the little ones with candies and prizes. But what is more important, and above this material reality, is that the children understand well the true meaning of Christmas. We do this by letting them act the ‘Christmas Plays’ wherein little is the Blessed Virgin Mary and a newborn infant would be the newborn Messiah. Of course, the parents would get emotional as they see children dressed in biblical characters.
Before the Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord, our priests had the opportunity to celebrate for the local barangay of San Celestino the traditional Misa de Gallo. This culminated with the celebration of the Vigil Mass on December 24th held at the barangay chapel. Both members of IVE and SSVM joined the 150 faithful for this solemn celebration. The next day, we celebrated the Mass during the Day at the same chapel, and afterwards baptized three children.