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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 teachermamatina@gmail.com and ask to be a member. Kindly introduce yourself and why you want to join ROCKERs. Thanks! God bless!

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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 (www.welovemymasterpiece.com)! 🙂 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 OFFICIALLY here:
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!

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.”
FAITH ON ITS FEET
 
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)