“How much do You love me?”. I asked Jesus: “How much do you love me?” He answered, “This much,” and He stretched out His arms and died. Program 10:00Registration 10:30Welcome Opening prayer 10:45 Session (Consul Senen Mangalile) God’s Love
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“How much do You love me?”
I asked Jesus: “How much do you love me?”
He answered, “This much,”
and He stretched out His arms and died.
10:45 Session (Consul Senen Mangalile)
Love of Self
Love for Others
Confession: Fr. Rodge Cardenas
14:00 Mass (Suita Catholic Church)
15:30 Seven Last Words
Introduction by Fr. Rodge Cardenas
Into Your hands I surrender
All of my hopes all my dreams
All I ever long to be is in Your hands
All of my fears all my sorrows
Everything that I carry today with me
Lead me to know you more
To rest within your hands
To carry me
Lead me to trust you more
Surround me with your grace o God
To put the burdens of life a little behind me now
Just be able to know you a little bit more
Let my journey this lent
be a little bit more soul-searching for me
that as You have withdrew into the wilderness for forty days
I withdrew from everyday concerns for this day
May I hear you more deeply today
Reading: Romans 8:31-39
A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Romans.
If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him?
Who will bring a charge against God's chosen ones? It is God who acquits us. Who will condemn? It is Christ Jesus who died, rather, was raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.
What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? As it is written: "For your sake we are being slain all the day; we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered."
No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Almighty and everlasting God: Creator of the heavens and the earth; Sovereign Ruler of all that was, and is, and is to be. We adore you, for you are altogether holy and perfect in every way, and we marvel at the brilliance of Your Glory.
From the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same, you manifest to us your love through the beauty of your creation. You send us reminders of your love through the splendour of nature, through the kindness of our fellow men, through the steady presence of the Holy Spirit in all things big and small.
Let me at least love you with all my heart and soul and mind and strength. And let my love be worthy of the name, showing itself by confidence, by generosity, by sacrifice, acknowledging cheerfully that all your dispensations are best for me, counting no cost when I work for you, giving up gladly what is dear to me when you so ask it, when it is for your service and to further the interests of your undying love. Dispose of me, O Lord, as you please; for from now on I am entirely yours. I offer you all that I am and all that I have. I shall labour and suffer for your glory, for the salvation of others, and for my own unity with you forever.
The Steadfast Love
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
His mercy never comes to an end.
They are new every morning, new every morning.
Great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord.
Great is Thy faithfulness.
Ang pag-ibig Mo ay hindi nagmamaliw.
Ang awa Mo ay walang kapantay.
Ito’y laging sariwa, bawa’t umaga katapatan Mo’y dakila.
Tapat Ka’t dakila.
Reading: 1 Cor 3:11-17
A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Corinthians.
Nobody can lay down any other foundation than the one which is there already, namely Jesus Christ.
On this foundation, different people may build in gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay or straw but each person's handiwork will be shown for what it is. The Day which dawns in fire will make it clear and the fire itself will test the quality of each person's work. The one whose work stands up to it will be given his wages; the one whose work is burnt down will suffer the loss of it, though he himself will be saved; he will be saved as someone might expect to be saved from a fire.
Do you not realise that you are a temple of God with the Spirit of God living in you?
If anybody should destroy the temple of God, God will destroy that person, because God's temple is holy; and you are that temple.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Why should you love yourself?
Think about this. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true. 1 At least 2 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way. 3 A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you. 4. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep. 5. You mean the world to someone. 6. If not for you, someone may not be living.7. You are special and unique.
8. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you trust God to do what's best, and wait on His time,sooner or later, you will get it or something better. 9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good can still come from it.10 When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world. 11. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you. 12 Always remember the compliments you received . Forget about the rude remarks. 13. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know and you'll both be happy
14. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.
Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life!
1.) Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate antidepressant.
2.) Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.
3.) Buy a Tivo (DVR), tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4.) When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to be at peace today.'
5.) Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6.) Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did last year.
7.) Always pray and make time to exercise.
8.) Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of Six.
9.) Dream more while you are awake.
10.) Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less foods that are manufactured in plants.
11.) Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12.) Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13.) Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14.) Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15.) Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class ... but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16.) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17.) Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
18.) Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
19.) Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20.) Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21.) You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22.) Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
23.) Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
24.) Ladies - Go on and burn those 'special' scented candles, use the 600 thread count sheets, the good china and wear our fancy lingerie now. Stop waiting for a special occasion. Everyday is special.
25.) No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26.) Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'
27.) Forgive everyone for everything.
28.) What other people think of you is none of your business.
29.) Time heals almost everything. Give time, time!
30.) However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31.) Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch with them.
32.) Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
33.) Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. God provides remember?!
34.) The best is yet to come. (in Heaven)
35.) No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
36.) Do the right thing!
37.) Call your family often.
38.) Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: 'I am thankful for __________.' Today I accomplished_ ________.
39.) Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
40.) Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
Lord, create in me, a heart so tender, so loving, and full of faith, that it dissolves all doubt, worry, fear, hurt and pain. Let your glory be manifested in me, through the healing of these afflictions, in every soul that I encounter. Let your brilliance and magnificence illuminate dark alleys, filled with misery and despair.
Heavenly Father, bring comfort to those who mourn. Bring strength, in times of weakness; and perfect peace, to quiet life’s storms.
Then let your spirit rain upon me, and fill my cup to overflowing. I desire a revelation of your majesty, and the fullness of your presence.
This I pray, in the precious name of Jesus.
Warrior is a Child
Lately I've been winning battles left and rightBut even winners can get wounded in the fightPeople say that I'm amazingStrong beyond my yearsBut they don't see inside of me I'm hiding all the tearsChorusThey don't know that I come running home when I fall downThey don't know who picks me up when no one is aroundI drop my sword and cry for just a while'Cause deep inside this armourThe warrior is a child
Unafraid because his armour is the bestBut even soldiers need a quiet place to restPeople say that I'm amazing Never face retreatBut they don't see the enemies That lay me at His feetChorusThey don't know that I come running home when I fall downThey don't know who picks me up when no one is around
I drop my sword and look up for His smileBecause deep inside this armourDeep inside this armourDeep inside this armourThe Warrior is a Child
Reading: 1John 4:11-21
A reading from the First Letter of John.
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him. In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us. This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us, that he has given us of his Spirit.
Moreover, we have seen and testify that the Father sent his Son as savior of the world. Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him and he in God. We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us. God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.
In this is love brought to perfection among us, that we have confidence on the day of judgment because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love.
We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God," but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
This is the commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
This is the Word of the Lord.
God of Love, I thank You for the people in my life who are easy to love. I thank You for my family and friends who understand my actions, who support me in my decisions, and whose presence can lift the burden of a thorny day. Help me with those who are difficult to love. When they come at me with criticism and wild expectations, when they ignore me or try to bend me to their will, let me recognize their flaws and their dangers. But then let me remember your attitude toward them, and lead me to see them in the light of Your love.Amen.
A New Commandment
A new commandment I give unto you,That you love one another as I have loved you,That you love one another as I have loved you.
By this shall all men know you are My disciples,if you have love one to another.By this shall all men know you are My disciples,if you have love one to another.
Lord I lift your name on High
Lord I lift Your name on high.
Lord I love to sing Your praises.
I’m so glad You’re in my life.
I’m so glad You came to save us.
You came from heaven to earth, to show the way.
From the earth to the cross, my debt to pay.
From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky,
Lord I lift Your name of high.
End: …hi---gh. Lord I lift Your name on hi--gh.
Lord I lift Your name.
Lord I lift Your name on High.
The Seven Last Words
“Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”
Reflections by Sr. Nida Indelible
Only by grace
VerseJesus Christ, You healed my lifeNow I can find, peace insideThe love that You give, is my reason to liveMay all that I do, bring glory to Your nameChorus It's only by Grace, my wrongs have been erasedAnd Your love brings me freedomIt's only by grace, Lord it's only by Your graceI worship You in this place....It's only by Your graceBridgeI bring this offeringI lift my voice and singLord I lift Your name on HighCause You have changed my life
“Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise .”
Reflections by Tina Clarete
At the foot of the cross
(Voices of Hope)
Verse 1At the foot of the crossWhere grace and suffering meetYou have shown me Your loveThrough the judgment You receivedAnd You've won my heartAnd You've won my heartNow I canChorusTrade these ashes in for beautyAnd wear forgiveness like a crownComing to kiss the feet of mercyI lay every burden downAt the foot of the cross
Verse 2At the foot of the crossWhere I am made completeYou have given me lifeThrough the death You bore for meAnd You've won my heartAnd You've won my heartNow I canBridgeAnd You've won my heartAnd You've won my heartNow I can(Repeat Chorus twice)
I lay every burden downI lay every burden downAt the foot of the crossAt the foot of the crossAt the foot of the cross
“Woman, here is your son.”
Reflections by Consul Senen Mangalile
Mariang Ina Ko
(Philippine Consulate choir)
Sa 'king paglalakbay sa bundok ng buhay
Sa ligaya't lumbay maging talang gabay
Mariang ina ko, ako ri'y anak mo
Kay Kristong Kuya ko akayin mo ako
Kay Kristong Kuya ko akayin mo ako
Maging aking tulay sa langit kong pakay
Sa bingit ng hukay tangan aking kamay (KORO)
Sabihin sa Kanya aking dusa at saya
Ibulong sa Kanya, minamahal ko Siya (KORO)
“My God, my God,why haveYou forsaken me?”
Reflections by Francis Elegado
Create in me
(Couples for Christ)
Create in me a clean heart,
Put a new and right Spirit within me
Cast me not away from Your presence
And take not Your Holy Spirit from me.
Have mercy on me, O God in Your goodness.
In Your compassion, blot out all my sin.
Thoroughly cleanse me from all of my guilt.
Wash me till I’m whiter than snow.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation.
Uphold me with a willing spirit.
So I will teach transgressors Your ways.
And sinners will return to You.
You are pleased with sincerity of heart,
Not with sacrifices or with holocausts.
My sacrifice is a broken spirit,
For You will not refuse a humble heart.
“I am thirsty. ”
Reflections by Simon Ortiz
Hesus ng aking buhay
Sikat ng umagaBuhos ng ulanSimoy ng dapithaponSinag ng buwan
Batis na malinawDagat na bughawGayon ang Panginoon kongHesus ng aking buhay
Saan man ako bumalingIka’y naroonTumalikod man sa ‘YoDakilang pag-ibig MoSa aki’y tatawag at magpapaalalangAko’y iyong ginigiliwAt siyang itatapat sa puso
Tinig ng kaibiganOyayi ng inaPag-asa ng ulilaBisig ng dukha
Ilaw ng may takotGinhawa ng abaGayon ang Panginoon kongHesus ng aking buhay
Saan man ako bumalingIka’y naroonTumalikod man sa ‘YoDakilang pag-ibig MoSa aki’y tatawag at magpapaalalangAko’y Iyong ginigiliwAt siyang itatapat sa puso
Saan man ako bumalingIka’y naroonTumalikod man sa ‘YoDakilang pag-ibig MoSa aki’y tatawag at magpapaalalangAko’y iyong ginigiliwAt siyang itatapat sa pusoAt siyang itatapat sa puso
“It is finished. ”
Reflections by Saint Anthony Tiu
Lamb of God
Your only Son, no sin to hide
But You have sent Him from Your side
To walk upon this guilty sod
And to become the Lamb of God
Your gift of love they crucified
They laughed and scorned Him as He died
The humble King they named a fraud
And sacrificed the Lamb of God
O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God
I love the holy Lamb of God
O wash me in Your precious blood
My Jesus Christ the Lamb of God
I was so lost I should have died
But You have brought me to Your side
To be lead by Your staff and rod
And to be called a Lamb of God
O Lamb of God, sweet Lamb of God
I love the holy Lamb of God
O wash me in Your precious blood
Till I am just a lamb of God
My Jesus, the Lamb of God
into your hands
my spirit. ”
Reflections by Edcel dela Torre
Into Your hands
Into Your hands, I commend my spirit oh Lord
Into Your hands, I entrust my life
For I must die if I should truly live
Into Your hands I commend my love
Oh God my God! Why have You gone from me
Far from my prayers far from my cry
To You I call and You never answer me
You send no comfort and I don't know why
You've been my guide since I was very young
You showed the way when I needed someone's hand
And now I'm lonely nobody's by my side
Stay near my Lord and be my friend
No Greater Love
You loved me when I was so unlovely;
You sought me when I was lost
You showed me how much You really loved me
When You bought me at the highest cost
Chorus:There’s no greater love than this,
There’s no greater love than this
That a man would give his life for a friend
There’s no higher sacrifice
Than a man would give his life
You have paid a precious price for me
You chose me when I was so unworthy;
You cleansed me with Your own blood
You clothed me with righteousness and mercy
And You crowned me with Your steadfast love