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  • Sunday Gospel reflection with Fr. Bill Grimm

    July 22, 2016

    Jesus is telling us disciples that we need not worry that God will not understand our prayers. We do not have to use proper formulas, the right words. God loves us so much that our inadequate prayers suffice.

  • Celebrating Eid al-Fitr in the Philippines

    July 06, 2016

    Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, is a national holiday in the Philippines, a predominantly Christian country. Islam is the second largest religion in the Philippines with Muslims accounting for about 5 percent of the country’s estimated 100 million population. Eid al-Fitr is a feast of thanksgiving to God celebrated with prayers and gatherings. In the Philippines, especially in the southern region of Mindanao, the celebration is an occasion for Muslim and Christian communities to come together.