Saturday, June 24, 2017

Third Courage Orientation Seminar 2017



Searching for true love?

We can only find it in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

If you have same-sex attraction and seek to know Jesus' love more deeply through His Church, sign up for the Courage introduction seminar on July 15, Saturday, 2-6 p.m. Find out more how the Church can help you in your struggle. Courage is the Roman Catholic Apostolate for persons with same-sex attraction.

Send us a PM on our FB page or contact the following to reserve slots and for more details:

Edwin 0916-313-7249

Olan 0936-932-6532

May the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus draw us all closer into His love.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Obra Maestra: A Marriage and Family Conference



On the 36th anniversary of CFC (Couples for Christ), everyone is invited to discover the beauty of the family in light of St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body in a conference entitled Obra Maestra: A Marriage and Family Conference to be held at the SMX Convention Center on June 18, 2017 (Sunday). One of the speakers is our beloved spiritual director, Fr. Daniel Healy, who will deliver a talk on the topic of same-sex attractions entitled Living the Truth in Love.  For tickets/inquiries, please call or text Ms. Maia Tolentino at (0998) 9020426 or you can register here directly: https://www.cfchomeoffice.com/events/obra-maestra


About the Speakers




Damon Owens, an international speaker and evangelist for over 20 years, is the founder and executive director of joytob. Following four-years as the first executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute in Philadelphia, he served as Chairman of the 2016 International Theology of the Body Congress. In 2002 after 16 years in the technology sector, he sold out of his firm and founded Joy-Filled Marriage New Jersey, and New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association, non-profit organizations dedicated to building a marriage culture through training, seminars, and conferences. Damon and his wife Melanie taught Natural Family Planning (NFP) for 14 years, and served as NFP Coordinators for the Archdiocese of Newark (NJ).

A Certified Speaker for the Theology of the Body Institute, National Trainer for Ascension Press, and presenter at the 2015 World Meeting of Families, Damon keeps a full international speaking schedule at conferences, marriage seminars, universities, high schools, seminaries, and parishes on the good news of marriage, sexuality, Theology of the Body, Theology of the Family, adoption, and NFP.

Damon currently lives outside Philadelphia with his wife Melanie and their eight children.

(Source: www.joytob.org)





Our Director, Fr. Daniel Healy, was born and raised in Minnesota. In 1983 he graduated from the University of Dallas. While at the University, he met a couple of men who knew of the Anawim Community. He visited the Community in Corning, New York in 1980. In 1984, he moved to Corning and joined the Community. For many years he worked closely with Anawim’s founder, Fr. Francis Marino.

In 1994 he received an M.A. in Religious Studies at the Institute of Religious Studies, on the campus of St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, New York. Later that year he was sent to the Philippines to help establish a new Anawim Center in Las PiƱas. While in the Philippines, he made a retreat, during which he became aware of his call to the priesthood. After completing his studies at Divine Word School of Theology in the Philippines, he was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Alaminos, Pangasinan in 2001.

With his health failing, Fr. Francis Marino stepped down as Director of the Community in 2002 and Fr. Daniel was voted in as Director. Along with his duties as Director and priestly duties serving the needs of Community members, Fr. Daniel serves the local parish, Mary, Mother of the Church.

For over fifteen years he has also been spiritual director to members of Courage Philippines. Courage is an international Catholic apostolate which ministers to persons with same-sex attractions. He is also on the staff of Anawim’s periodical booklet of liturgical meditations, Pondering the Word the Anawim Way.


(Source: www.anawim.com)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Five Fatima Prayers That Every Catholic Should Know About


Today marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's first apparition to the shepherd children. This extraordinary event invites us to rediscover the relevance of the Fatima messages in our present day and age and we do so by incorporating these special Fatima prayers during our prayer time.

The apparition of an angel and Our Lady to three poor children in Fatima, Portugal in the early 20th century is one of the most famous miracles in the Catholic world.

The children received many messages, mostly calling for personal conversion and prayer, as well as the words of 5 new prayers.

The first prayer is one many Catholics are likely already familiar with, but the other 4 are not as well-known.

Here are the 5 prayers given to the children at Fatima:

1) The Fatima Prayer/Decade Prayer

“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.”

Mary told the children that people should add this prayer to the end of each decade of the Rosary.


2) The Pardon Prayer

“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for all those that do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.”

This prayer was given to the children by the angel that visited them in 1916, the year before Mary appeared to them.


3) The Angel’s Prayer

“O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg the conversion of poor sinners.”

This is another prayer given to them by the angel. There was a Eucharistic host and chalice suspended in the air, and the angel led them in kneeling before it and praying this prayer.


4) The Eucharistic Prayer

“Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament.”

When Mary appeared to the children for the first time on May 13, 1917, she said, “You will have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort.” According to Lucia, one of the children, a bright light shone all around them, and without thinking about it, they all started reciting this prayer.


5) The Sacrifice Prayer

“O Jesus, it is for the love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners [that I do this].”

Mary gave the children this prayer, as well as the Fatima Prayer/Decade Prayer, on June 13th, 1917. The prayer is meant to be recited when you are offering up suffering to God.

So get praying!


[Source: Church Pop]

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Feast of the Divine Mercy



From Sr. Faustina's Diary: Jesus' Promise on His Feast of Mercy:

"Once, as I was going down the hall to the kitchen, I heard these words in my soul:

Say unceasingly the chaplet that I have taught you. Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death.

Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation.

Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy. I desire that the whole world know My infinite mercy.

I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.

I heard these words:

"My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable Mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy.

The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain COMPLETE FORGIVENESS of sins and punishment.

On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity.

Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. Every soul in its relation to Me will contemplate My love and mercy throughout eternity."

The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter.
Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. "


This year's Feast of the Divine Mercy is on April 23.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Litany of Humility


The Litany of Humility is a beautiful litany that will help us grow in the virtue of humility composed by Rafael Cardinal Merry de Val (1865-1930), the Secretary of State for Pope St. Pius X. Pride is one of the deadly sins and we should strive to do our best to root out this sin in our soul. Jesus Christ is our perfect model of humility. He asks us to learn from Him for he is "meek and humble of heart" (Matt 11:29). The picture above depicts the Crowning of Thorns when Jesus bore all kinds of insults, mockery, and humiliation in order to atone of this sin. 

Read also The Twelve Degrees of Humility by St. Benedict.


O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me. 
From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, Jesus. (repeat after each line)

From the desire of being loved, 
From the desire of being extolled, 
From the desire of being honored, 
From the desire of being praised, 
From the desire of being preferred to others, 
From the desire of being consulted, 
From the desire of being approved, 

From the fear of being humiliated, 
From the fear of being despised, 
From the fear of suffering rebukes, 
From the fear of being calumniated, 
From the fear of being forgotten, 
From the fear of being ridiculed, 
From the fear of being wronged, 
From the fear of being suspected, 

That others may be loved more than I, 
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it. (repeat after each line) 
That others may be esteemed more than I , 
That, in the opinion of the world, 
others may increase and I may decrease, 
That others may be chosen and I set aside, 
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, 
That others may be preferred to me in everything, 
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should. 



Saturday, March 25, 2017

First Courage Information Seminar 2017


Courage Philippines will be having its first introduction seminar on same-sex attraction on April 22, 2017 (Saturday) from 2 to 6 p.m. Kindly refer to the poster above for details. You can also send us a message on our FB page.  Feel free to pass this around.

Friday, March 17, 2017

NOT Born That Way


Hi guys!

Turn up your speakers and listen to this round table discussion by Church Militant hosts on the subject of homosexuality. Also, kindly include in your prayers Joseph Nicolosi, a pioneer of reparative therapy, who passed away last March 8, 2017.

Here is the link: http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/gays-are-suffering-and-can-get-help 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lent 2017



Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. Let us make this Lent fruitful by reflecting on our life, performing works of mercy and acts of mortification, and spending more time in prayer. Today is also a day of fasting and abstinence.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Plenary Indulgences at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel


Last Monday, I had the chance to attend the Episcopal Coronation of the image of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in QC and learned that the National Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel has been granted a Spiritual Bond of Affinity with the Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major by the Apostolic Penitentiary last November 2016, which affords the faithful to gain Plenary Indulgences:

1. On the titular feast day of the Liberian Basilica (Aug. 5);

2. On the titular feast day of the Church itself;

3. On all the solemnities of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God;

4. Once a year, on a day to be chosen by every faithful freely;

5. As often as a group of pilgrims go there for reason of devotion.

(These indulgences are granted under the customary conditions.)

The Mt. Carmel Church is the fourth Marian church in the Philippines to be affiliated with the Basilica of St. Mary Major after Caysasay, Manaoag, and Sto. Domingo churches. The shrine is located along Dona Juana Rodriguez Ave. (formerly Broadway Ave.) New Manila, Quezon City. It is a few blocks away from LRT-2 Gilmore station. I highly encourage everyone to visit this beautiful church especially this coming Lent.

Confessions will be available in the shrine on March 1, Ash Wednesday (Day of Fasting and Abstinence), at St. Joseph Bldg from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Masses will also be held on the same day throughout the day (6 a.m., 7:15 a.m. 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5 p.m, 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Walk for Life 2017


February is not just the love month but also a pro-life month. Let us show our love and support by attending Walk for Life on February 18, 2017 (Saturday) at the Quirino Grandstand.  Support the pro-life cause by offering prayers and making a stand on life issues that are currently facing us. Refer to the poster above for full details and feel free to share this post on social media. Love life!