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  • Sunday Gospel reflection with Fr. Bill Grimm

    February 17, 2017

    I once asked a political activist what he hoped to achieve in life. His answer was simple. "I want to be holy." That is what God needs of us and what God wants of us.

  • Celebrating the feast of Child Jesus

    January 17, 2017

    The devotion of Filipinos, especially people from Cebu, to the Child Jesus has deep historical roots.   The image of the Holy Child was brought to the country by Magellan on April 14, 1521 as a gift to Queen Juana.   In 1565, when Spanish conqueror Miguel Lopez de Legazpi arrived in Cebu, a Spanish soldier found the image inside a burned house of a native.    Legazpi named Cebu as the "City of the Most Holy Name of Jesus."   Today, the image now known as Santo Nino de Cebu, is considered the oldest Christian relic in the country. It is enshrined at the Basilica, the oldest church in the country.   The feast of the Santo Nino de Cebu is celebrated every third Sunday of January.