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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sinong Naka-iwan nito sa kama?

Naku si pong nagpupumilit makapanik ng kama...hmm sinong nag-iwan sa kanya? Si krunchy o si nemo?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Indulgence for Sharing the Catholic Doctrine

Many thanks to you Carlos!

Wow groupmates, it is a very encouraging to hear the heavenly rewards that we get in sharing God's word with our brothers and sisters.

In our group's case. In some way, I think, that mere participation in the discussion group, the simple emailing to impart a message of encouragement, and the thoughtful forwarding of emails(including facebook, myspace and friendster invitations :p) spiritually benefits us. I believe that every catholic egroup message sent comes with doctrinal elements that will meet work the indulgence is calling for. I am just happy that we as a group was able to take advantage of technologies in living the Word of God.
I just hope for a more active participation of our members who have convenient internet access to share the life-transforming gospel to others.
We must let them know that everything we have has to be used for the greater glory of God, whether it be in facebook, multiply,myspace, friendster, youtube, talkshoe, twitter, picasa.

May we benefit and be reinforced with God's mercy.

Your groupmate,

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Transformers Movie

No spoilers here so groupmates who haven't watched the movie yet can read my insight.

I don't think the director/writer considered that the old transformers targeted young audiences. The generation that saw it before saw a series that fits their age. Now, the transformers movie we grew up to see seemed to have evolved into something very different, something that when shown to the same age bracket as before, will also be an instrument to bring poison into the young audiences' minds.

By doing so, it gradually makes us loose our sensitivity to things that are sinful or those that are not. I understand that movie has to have violence just like the tv show because of the nature of the story, but now, the writer/director/producer added things that the movie should have
done without. They injected lustful, and sexual and immoral scenes, and vulgar words. Things that young people should stay away from.

The movie could have the same excitement without the flaws I have mentioned above. Perhaps, the sinful elements were added because of the producers thought that it will attract more audiences, spice up the film. Did it? Didn't the movie just move transformers to a category that is not fit for large number of audience that it has enjoyed it before.

What makes it more dangerous, the fans' curiosity will even make it harder for us not to see the movie. Who wouldn't want to watch a movie that features the robots and story we have loved, and followed.

There were already some clues in the first movie in how Michael Bay creates his own flavor of Transformers, having seducing shots, also mentioning sexual things that are not for the very young audiences. And now, Revenge of the Fallen has gone notches further to that direction. It now really makes sense to me that the USCCB's movie site review classified the movie for limited adult audiences only.

I would suggest not to let the kids see the movie or have the parents least see the movie first and judge if they can let the kids see it. My best recommendation is to wait for the dvd, edit its contents if possible cutting unnecessary and dangerous elements before showing it to the kids.

But as it has been happening, a lot of people will not notice it while they continue to be a corrupted by the movie. Or we just take what the movie brings because of the hope that overall, it is going to be a good one. It is as if that to enjoy the movie, we have to immerse ourselves to such scenes, words and temptations. It sure is a fulfillment of what is written in the book of Revelations that no one will be able to trade without having the mark of the beast or the number of the beast's name Rev 13:17. In the movie industries' case, it is becoming more difficult to find entertaining movies and shows without letting ourselves be in contact with carelessly crafted soul corrupting films. We, the movie goers are also to blame when we patronize such movies and let ourselves buy into this kind of movies.

This is a shout-out to Mel, may he again create movies that is really worth watching.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

St Peter and Paul Celebration at St. Basil's, Los Gatos, CA

This Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saint Basil Church, Los Gatos

Close of the Year of the Holy Apostle Paul

At St. Basil's Church
14263 Mulberry Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 871-0919

Sunday, June 28, 2009

9:15am Sunday Matins

9:30am Confessions

10:00am Divine Liturgy


Moleben to Ss. Peter and Paul
& Unction of the Sick

See Father Anthony's letter below:

Saint Basil the Great
Byzantine Catholic Church
14263 Mulberry Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032-1208
Telephone: (408) 871-0919 - Fax: (408) 871-0911
E-Mail: pastor@stbasil.org - Website: www.stbasil.org


Re: Year of St. Paul Pilgrimage at St. Basil's Church – June 28, 2009

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

As you know, last year the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed a special year in honor of the 2000th birthday of St. Paul the Apostle. The Year of St. Paul began with Vespers on the eve of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, on June 28, 2008. The Year is coming to a close on June 29, 2009, on the Feast Day of these two great Apostles of Christ.

To mark the closing of the Year of St. Paul, St. Basil's parish will be celebrating a PAULINE PILGRIMAGE on the eve the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Sunday, June 28. Besides the usual Divine Liturgy at 10:00am (followed by refreshments), a Prayer Service (Moleben) to Saints Peter and Paul will be offered at 12 Noon. This service will include the Sacrament of the Holy Unction (Anointing) of the Sick (for Catholics properly prepared, usually by Confession). St. Basil's is a designated pilgrimage site (by decree of our Bishop, His Grace Gerald Dino), to which is attached special indulgence (plenary, under the usual conditions; partial otherwise) granted by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, to persons who make a pilgrimage during the Year of St. Paul.

Besides being great teachers and holy martyrs, the Apostles Peter and Paul were graced with the gift of healing from God. Scripture tells us that handkerchiefs and aprons touched by St. Paul when applied to the sick, conveyed healing from God. The same happened when St. Peter's mere shadow was cast upon the sick who were lined up on the street! Join in our prayers to these divinely chosen apostles.

Join us as we honor the great "Apostle to the Gentiles", Paul, the one Christ Himself called the "Chosen Vessel".

You are invited to send in your prayer list (send via email: pastor@stbasil.org ) which will be placed at the icon of St. Paul the Apostle in St. Basil's church, especially at the Vespers on Saturday, June 27, the Matins, Divine Liturgy and Moleben on Sunday, June 28, and at the feast day Divine Liturgy on Monday, June 29 (at 11:30am).

Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, intercede for us with God!
Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Fr. Anthony Hernandez, Pastor

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wow! A lot of Tranformers Toys are now being sold at Walmart. We sure are going to meet a lot of robots in the movie. I think that the movie earnings will be compared to other movies like Terminator (which has the same cgi and sound effects) and Star Trek.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nemo across my legs

Hay naku tong asong ito, masyadong presko....nemuuuuu!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Krunchy


Just introducing to you guys my Krunchy!

Say 'hello' Krunch!

Terminator Salvation

Hi! Just testing how to write blogs through emails.

We watched Terminator Salvation last night. Wow, Transfomers will have a run for its money. The movie used the latest computer graphic techniques (even used the ones used in Transformers) rendering every story elements as close as never before.

The movie's approach is different, pacing action sequences and non action sequences very we'll as opposed to Transformers' sustained high level action.