Sorry for the lack of updates! ;)

Hi everyone! 😉 It’s been a loooong while since we’ve posted updates on this site. 😉 ROCKERs is much more active on Facebook on our group page here  so if you want to receive the latest updates, news, tips, pls. email me at and ask to be a member. Kindly introduce yourself and why you want to join ROCKERs. Thanks! God bless!

+ AMDG +

Teachermama Tina



ROCKERs Post-All Saints Day Celebration in the news!

From ROCKERs’ coordinator Teachermama Tina:

I was supposed to post this earlier but forgot to! Anyway, the ROCKERs Post-All Saints’ Day party yesterday was a success, thank You Lord and to all the parents and kids who participated. Incidentally, a news article about the party came out LAST week on CBCP for Life’s website (here) and was picked up a few days later by CBCP News (here). I was also privileged to share about ROCKERs, Catholic parenting and homeschooling on Radyo Veritas last Sunday.

Anyway, yesterday’s event went well, and the preparations paid off especially at the sight of the little saints all together! (I will post about in detail soon on my blog and here as well).

(More photos here).

THE NEXT ROCKERS’ ACTIVITY IS ON NOVEMBER 10, SATURDAY, 9AM-11AM AT THE MEDELA HOUSE. We will be having an Advent activity for families. 😉 More details soon!

God bless everyone!


UPDATED! Announcement: ROCKERs November 4 Meet-up / All Saints’ Day Celebration

The monthly meeting of ROCKERs for November will be in celebration of ALL SAINTS' DAY.  
We highly encourage the kids (and even parents too, if you like!)  to come as your favorite Catholic saint or "icon." 
(For ideas, you can go here).

This is our contribution towards keeping the HALLOW in Halloween. ;-)

The venue for Nov 4 is CONFIRMED to be at our usual meeting place, i.e. the MEDELA HOUSE (not Gymboree).
(The complete address of the MH is No. 29, 1st Street, New Manila, QC. It's beside 8 Gilmore Place.)

Below is the program of activities: 
3.30-3.45 pm Arrival/Registration 
3.45-4.00 pm Prayer / Introduction to the program / Brief All Saints’ Day explanation 
4.00-4.30 pm Games 
4.30-4.45 pm Storytelling session with All Saints' Day theme 
4.45-5.15 pm Snacks 
5.15-5.30 pm Time for a short ROCKER parents’ meeting  / Kids Free Play 
5.30-5.40 pm Closing Prayer

IMPORTANT! Things to bring:
- Yourself and your kids dressed up in Saint / Catholic-themed costumes - Food to share (pls. see form below) - Your own cups, plates and utensils (so we don't need to use disposable stuff) 

Please confirm your attendance for the All Saints' Day Celebration by filling in the form below:

ROCKERs Philippines October 7 “Workshop” with My Masterpiece Movement

Posted by ROCKERs servant Teachermama Tina

Thank You Lord for the wonderful teacher-artists from My Masterpiece Movement, especially Mommy Anna, who offered to hold an interactive multi-arts storytelling workshop/performance for our small group of Catholic homeschoolers (ROCKERs!) We all had so much fun – praise God too for the generous Medela Moms Beng and Maricel, who hosted the activity (again!) at the Medela House.

The kids and I (and Ate Lyn!) went early so we could prepare the place. We rode the FX and LRT to Gilmore station and walked to the Medela House. It was pretty tiring because I was carrying a backpack with my not-so-light laptop in it, plus wearing Rysse in front with my Next 9 pouch (I SO love the convenience of babywearing! hehe!).

Anyway, we had fun setting up. I am/we are trying to teach the kids consistently about the concept of service / serving others by helping out, doing chores, etc.

They also had so much fun playing while waiting for the others to arrive, I was a bit nervous that they’d prefer staying in the designated “kids’ play room” rather than joining the workshop. Hehe. Thank God I was wrong to feel so!

Maricel kindly prepared a few toys and books for the kids to play with during idle time.

Sharing is caring!

To make a long story short, the afternoon was AWESOME! 🙂 Filled with fun, story-songs, dancing, singing and even being quiet! 😉

You can view more photos of the activity here and here.


Ideas for Celebrating The Feast Day of St. (San) Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino Saint and Martyr

This is a repost from Teachermama Tina’s blog 🙂

It is St. Lorenzo Ruiz’s Feast Day today (Sept 28). Since it is still flooded outside due to Typhoon Pedring (which seems to have “calmed down” a bit, thank you for joining us in prayer!) I thought I’d try to come up with a post on how to celebrate his Feast Day. (Since I can’t find one on Google! haha!)

But first, here is some information about the St. Lorenzo, or San Lorenzo Ruiz, as he is fondly called by Filipinos everywhere:

Lorenzo Ruiz is the first Filipino saint. He is also the first Filipino martyred for the Christian Faith. Lorenzo Ruiz was a layman, married, and had two sons and a daughter. Born in Binondo, Manila, about 1600’s, he was educated in the school of the Dominicans there. He served as an altar boy and later was a helper and clerk-sacristan in the church of Binondo. He was a member of the Confraternity of the Rosary. 

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Announcement: Register for the Oct 7 Creativity Workshop! :-)

Hi everyone! We have 2 weeks to go till our Oct 7 meet-up and creativity workshop with My Masterpiece Movement (! 🙂 Yey!

We need to submit the number of kids and the ages to the teachers of My Masterpiece Movement by NEXT FRIDAY September 30. 🙂 We also need to know how many people are actually attending, since there is limited space at the Medela House. 🙂

In line with this, may I ask you all to register yourselves and your kids for the Oct 7 event?
Please register/fill up the form even if you have already signified with me before that you will be attending.
Thank you! God bless us all!
P.S. Feel free to text me at 0922-8773587 (Sun) and 0927-2060004 (Globe) if you have any questions. 🙂 Thanks!

Guess who’s coming on October 7?!

ROCKERs Philippines is blessed to have

with us on October 7, 2011. Yipeee! 🙂


To register your children for the workshop with My Masterpiece, please send an e-mail to with the following information:

1. Complete name/s of parent/s:
2. Complete name/s and ages of your children:
3. Contact numbers:

To find out more about My Maseterpiece Movement, please visit their website: or their Facebook page:

To read a Catholic homeschool mom’s reflections after a Creativity Workshop by My Masterpiece Movement, please click here.

Let us build our houses on ROCK

Luke 6:43-49
43 Jesus said to his disciples: “A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from brambles. 45 A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks. 46 Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but not do what I command? 47 I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them. 48 That one is like a person building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it because it had been well built. 49 But the one who listens and does not act is like a person who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, it collapsed at once and was completely destroyed.”
Jesus began His teaching today by reminding people that a good tree does not bear rotten fruits and a rotten tree does not bear good fruits. As God’s creatures, we have divine qualities that are proper to our humanity. We cultivate them to perfection every time we follow His command.
Then, to further guide His listeners, Jesus gave the parable of the house built on rock, saying that if we are to be strong, consistent and stable in faith, we must build our life in the “lived” Word of God. Having read or heard the Word only accomplishes an encounter with God.
After Mass one Sunday morning, a parishioner approached me and said that I just repeated the homily I gave last year for the same occasion. I thought about it and admitted to him that, yes, it was the same homily. I asked him if there is a problem. He said that it seems I did not prepare a homily. He had a point but repeating a homily is not bad. In fact, the Gospels give a united message: salvation. The Word of God is to communicate this message of salvation.
It is not about giving a new message but in having a new way of communicating the same message. The burden is more on the hearer. Given the right message, the hearer must go and live the message. I looked at the person and answered him, “Yes, I admit I delivered the same homily, the same message. Have you lived it?” Surprised at the table being turned on him, he went away quietly. Hopefully the message was clear to him.
We priests who give homilies are not exempt from living the message. In fact, our witnessing to the Gospel message is the best preaching. If people see the message in our lives, I believe we may already be exempted from giving homilies. The goal is for the message to be received as the Lord had given it.
In preparing a homily, the priest is already confronted by the Word. More than anyone, it is the priest who is first faced with the challenge of the Word. In a way, the delivery of the homily is influenced by how much the priest has been affected by it. Hopefully, the message is not only given but already testified to by the life of the priest. Fr. Benny Tuazon
Reflection Question:
Do you get tired of hearing the same message at Mass? It is perhaps time to live the message.
Lord, help me to build my life on a strong foundation — Your Word.
(Reflection taken from the Sabbath)

Parents as Primary Educators— Parents For Eternal Life

by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

(original article here)

What do we mean when we say that parents are the primary educators of their children? We mean everything.

  • We mean that parents begin to teach their children from the moment their children are conceived and born.
  • We mean that parents teach their children during the children’s infancy and childhood.
  • We mean that parents are the first, and most important and indispensable teachers of their children.
  • We mean that unless the children are taught by the parents, the children will be getting only a substitute education. Continue reading

First meeting on the First Friday of September!

This is the presentation used for our first meeting, aptly held on the First Friday of September, 2011.

About Catholic Homeschooling

May God guide us all as we strive to be “parents for Eternal Life”!

– Teachermama Tina Rodriguez 😉


Here is the e-mail I sent out to our Google Group (e-mail group), in case you want to read it. It contains a brief summary of what we talked about.  Continue reading

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