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Bulletin – July 5, 2017

 EVANGELIZATION:

July 12 CW SDSA Corporate Worship
July 19 EC SDSA Healing Mass
July 26 CW SDSA Corporate Worship
Aug 2 CW SDSA Corporate Worship
Aug 9 EC SDSA Eucharistic Celebration
Aug 16 CW SDSA Corporate Worship
Aug 23 CW SDSA Corporate Worship
Aug 30 CW SDSA Healing Night

 

  • Wishlist: Amplifier

MANAGEMENT:

 

  • BLD ID: BLD members who have no ID yet, especially the LSS No. 53 graduates, Bro. Fred Estioko will be taking ID pictures near the entrance of the church. Please have your photos taken. Also, please fill out the personal information sheet form at the registration table. Fee is P150. Please claim IDs at the BLD Manila Secretariat.

 

  • Annual General Meeting of BLDMMDFI will be on July 20, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at BLD Manila Secretariat. Please get your notice of meeting with proxy form from Sis. Beth Sumbi. Also, please update your annual membership dues of P100 per year.

 

  • Reminder: Due to pronounced security concerns, all BLD members are encouraged to wear their official BLD ID during our CW/EC at SDSA.

 

  • BLD House of Worship: we are looking for a 1,000-square meter property in Makati, Pasig, Taguig or Mandaluyong for our future permanent office and venue for corporate worship. For any referrals, please contact Bro. Gene & Sis. May Mercado at 09271271937.

 

HOUSE OF WORSHIP FUND

 

As of July 4, 2017 7,136,380.54

 

 

    Date TITHES & LOVE OFFERING
(EC/CW) (Secretariat) TOTAL
June 7     55,459.00     55,459.00
June 14     86,600.00  25,000.00   111,600.00
June 21     52,500.00     52,500.00
June 28     51,100.00 12,000.00     63,100.00
TOTAL   245,659.00 37,000.00   282,659.00

Thank you very much for your generosity!

 

Please make all check donations payable to:

BLD MANILA

FORMATION:

  • Teaching for New LSS No. 53 Graduates:

New Creation Realities & Growth in Prayer – July 15, Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 nn at SDSA Bay Area3, 2nd Floor, Santuario De San Antonio Parish Center, Forbes Park, Makati City.

 

  • Teaching for those undergoing Discipling:
  • Christian Discipleship & BLD Community- Module 6 – July 8, 2017, Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Secretariat.
  • Spiritual Warfare – July 22, 2017 Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Secretariat.

 

 

MISSION:

  • Poverty Alleviation Ministry: we praise and thank the Lord for the successful Medical/Dental Mission held last Saturday, July 1, 2017 at GK Euro Maralit which benefitted 471 patients from indigent patients. To our partners, Don Lorenzo & Maria Pin Foundation, Inc., who provided all the medicines and services of doctors & dentists, the working team & other sponsors (Fr. Simpliciano Academy sisters), thank you very much! To God be the glory!

 

  • Poverty Alleviation Ministry is now accepting sponsors for 125 scholars of the SOH Enhanced Learning Program. Those who are moved by the Spirit to help indigent children, please approach or contact any PAM members or its coordinators, Bobbie and Enda Villar at 09195957777 and 09204759780. Donation is only P500/month or P6,000/year.

 

  • We are inviting Community members and non members to join the Mission Outreaches:

 

SCHEDULE OUTREACH
July 15 & 29 (Sat)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

GK – Villa Paraiso
July 16 (Sun)

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tunasan, Muntinlupa
July 22 (Sat)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Target Range, Parañaque
July 22 (Sat)

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Naujan Mindoro -San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish (Pls. get in touch with Eran & Dorlie

Carandan)

July 23 (Sun)

2:00 nn – 4:00 pm

Smokey Mountain

(Risen Christ Parish)

July 23 (Sun)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bagumbayan, Lower Bicutan
July 23 (Sun)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

GK Euro Maralit

 

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WSC Reflection for July 2, 2017

Community Word:
True disciples of Christ bear much fruit.

Theme:
We bear much fruit when our relationship with Jesus is the focal point of our lives.

Promise:
“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” (Mt 10:40)

Reflection:
It is easier to welcome friends than to welcome strangers. We are wary of people we do not know especially during these times when there are possible threats to our safety and our very lives. For example, people would be careful in giving alms to a sun-baked woman carrying a child begging for money, perhaps suspecting her of being used by beggar syndicates. Now a days, it is becoming common to have CCTV s installed in residences and offices as a security measure from burglary and crimes against property and persons. Filipinos are generally a welcoming people, and in town fiestas many still welcome strangers to dine in their homes as is customary. But little by little this is changing because of a culture of mistrust and suspicion that may be slowly creeping into our society today.

In the gospel of the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus is teaching us a different kind of welcoming. We are asked to go beyond our comfort zone to welcome not only those who are close to us, such as our family members, love ones and friends, but to embrace the cross of inconvenience in welcoming those who are “strangers,” in the person of the last, the least and the lost among us. Many might still find it difficult to spend time and resource attending to the needs of the poor, who are sick in hospitals, who are imprisoned, who are recovering from abuse, who are orphaned and abandoned. After all, for some, there are more important matters to attend to – family days, scheduled vacation, shopping and other social endeavors.

Jesus is showing us what is essential if we truly want to follow and establish a sincere relationship with him. For it is indeed difficult to take up our cross, to love Jesus more than we love our family. Though he is not telling us to ignore those who we love, we must choose Jesus with the kind of love that he himself exemplified – a selfless, self-giving love, as he chose to die for us because he loved us first. Jesus is teaching us that when we are at a crossroad where we need to choose between the priorities and attachments in this world and Christ’s truth and love, we must choose to act in ways that show that we are truly his disciples.

We cannot go on in life with an “all for myself” attitude. As Christians, the fruit of the Spirit of being kind, generous, gentle and loving should manifest more in our relationship with others. When we develop the habit of being more hospitable, more caring and more attentive to other people’s needs, we strengthen our relationship with Jesus whose generosity cannot be outdone – “Whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink…he will surely not lose his reward,” (Mt 10:42). In the first reading, we see that if you are kind and hospitable, the Lord God will bless you more than what you have given away, because His “kindness is established forever” and His “faithfulness is confirmed in the heavens,” (Ps 89:3).

Thus, our theme this week – We bear much fruit when our relationship with Jesus is the focal point of our lives – reminds us that if we love Christ above all, we will be worthy of Christ. He will welcome us and we too will be welcomed by the Father. This is the promise of Jesus in Matthew 10:40: “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”

Following Jesus is to die to ourselves, just as Christ died for our sins and rose again that we may live (Rom 6:4). If we die in Christ, then we will live with and in Him. And to be in Christ is to be spiritually fruitful by imitating his ways – being kind, compassionate and giving.

Prayer:
“Dear Jesus, open my eyes that they may see the deepest needs of people; move my hands that they may feed the hungry; touch my heart that it may bring warmth to the despairing; teach me the generosity that welcomes strangers. Let me share my possessions to clothe the naked; give me the care that strengthens the sick; make me share in the quest to set the prisoner free. In sharing our anxieties and our love, our poverty and our prosperity, we partake of your divine Presence.”

Reflection Questions:
1. What do you feel in a situation when you have to give up your comfort and convenience to attend to a person in need?

2 When being hospitable to a person you do not know, do you perceive that behind the face of that stranger is the face of Jesus?

This Week’s Daily Mass Reading Guide:
July 2, 2017 (Sun) – 2 Kgs 4:8-11,14-16/Ps 89:2,3,16-19/Rom 6:3,4,8-11/Mt 10:37-42
July 3, 2017(Mon) – Eph 2:19-22/Ps 117:1, 2/Jn 20:24-29
July 4, 2017(Tues) – Gn 19:15-29/Ps 26:2-3, 9-12/Mt 8:23-27
July 5, 2017(Wed) – Gn 21:5, 8-20/Ps 34:7, 8, 10-13/Mt 8:28-34
July 6, 2017 (Thur) – Gn 22:1-19/Ps 115:1-6, 8, 9/Mt 9:1-8
July 7, 2017 (Fri) – Gn 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67/Ps 106:1-5/Mt 9:9-13
July 8, 2017(Sat) – Gn 27:1-5, 15-29/Ps 135:1-6/Mt 9:14-17

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Monthly Reflection for July 2017

Community Word: True disciples of Christ bear much fruit.

Order: “Live in newness of Life.” (Rom:4b)

Reflection:
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit,” (John 16:5). Christ is the vine and we, his followers, are the branches. Our fruitfulness is determined not only by our connection to Jesus, but by the quality and authenticity of our relationship with him. We validate this thru our Community Word for the month of July which states – True disciples of Christ bear much fruits. The weekly themes and bible promises (verses) for the 13th to the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time challenge us to “live in newness of life” (Rom 6:4b) by walking in the Spirit, guided by God’s word and equipped with unwavering faith to grow in the likeness of Christ throughout our lifetime.

The services we render in the Lord’s vineyard would have no meaning if they are not rooted in our love and intimate relationship with Jesus. A lifetime of good works cannot be purposeful and fruitful unless these are done in loving devotion to him. This is the theme for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – We bear much fruit when our relationship with Jesus is the focal point of our lives. Our Lord wants us to share the love we have experienced with him to others. Many may not appreciate or notice your work, or you might get rejected. But if your mission is motivated by your zeal for God you should never be discouraged. The promise of Jesus this week from Matthew 10:40 – “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me,” will give us strength to persevere in bringing Christ to those we encounter in our faith journey.

The theme for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time is – We bear much fruit when we surrender to God’s ways. One way to show that we truly love God is our act of obedience and submission to His holy will. He is absolutely perfect in all things and He knows our potentials, capabilities and our limitations better than us. We need to completely surrender every area of our lives to Christ to optimize our fruitfulness. We have to give our all to Jesus, not only our plans and aspirations, but including our trails and pains that we experience while serving his people. Our encouragement comes from his promise this week – “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest,” (Mt 11:28).

The theme for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time is – We bear much fruit when our hearts become rich soil for the word of God. A seed in order to grow and bear fruit needs to be sown in fertile soil. It is the same with the word of God; to work in our life, it should be nurtured in a receptive heart. A heart devoid of rocks of pride, weeds of selfishness, and thorns of worries is open to “hear and heed” the Holy Scriptures, the word of truth. This is a life spent in sowing salvation and bringing compassion and healing to others. A heart nourished in God’s word becomes an instrument in making others realize this promise – “My word shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.” (Is 55:11b). Truly, God’s word never fails.

For the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the theme is – We bear much fruit when our works of faith prosper the Kingdom of God. Living out God’s purpose in our lives means fulfilling the great plan of building His kingdom on earth. The many blessings we receive and the good things that happen to us while working to prosper His kingdom manifest the Lord’s glory and what He has prepared for us in heaven. For others, there may be doubts and questions if we are going make it, to overcome challenges and become successful in our ways. The answer is expressed in the promise this week from Matthew 12:43 – “The righteousness will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” There is no defeat, only victory for those who labor in the kingdom of God, seeking God first and following His teachings in the path of holiness.

Finally, for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the theme is – We bear much fruit when we desire the kingdom of heaven as our treasured possession. The kingdom of heaven is a priceless treasure to be desired above all else. Many of us have searched diligently for the kingdom of God before we found Jesus, our Savior. We struggle to get rid of anything that would hinder the reign or our Lord and King, and enable the power of His Spirit to lead and mold us. Still, there are times that we would falter and fall short of His glory. But St. Paul encourages us not to lose heart. He gives this promise – All things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,” (Rom 8:28). As we experience trials and pains in the process of renewing our minds and souls, the Holy Spirit will renew His gifts in us and make us fruitful followers of Christ. And as we yearn to love God, all that we do for His greater glory will bring us closer to Him and be with Him finally in eternity.

 

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Bulletin – June 28, 2017

EVANGELIZATION:

July 5  EC SDSA Eucharistic Celebration
July 12 CW SDSA Corporate Worship
July 19 EC SDSA Healing Mass
July 26 CW SDSA Corporate Worship

 

  • LSS No. 53 Grand Reunion will be on July 1, 2017, Saturday, 1:30-5:00 p.m. at Two E-Com, MOA, Pasay City. Shepherds, please assist your lambs in going to the venue. Thank you.
  • Wishlist: Amplifier

PASTORAL:

  • BLD Members who need counseling and who want to be prayed over (hospital or home), may get in touch with Bobby (0933 279 0342) and Nene Hernandez (0916 6399023) or BLD Manila Secretariat at 478 9782.

 

MANAGEMENT:

  • BLD ID: BLD members who have no ID yet, especially the LSS No. 53 graduates, Bro. Fred Estioko will be taking ID pictures near the entrance of the church. Please have your photos taken. Also, please fill out the personal information sheet form at the registration table. Fee is P150. Please claim IDs at the BLD Manila Secretariat.

 

  • Annual General Meeting of BLDMMDFI will be on July 20, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at BLD Manila Secretariat. Please get your notice of meeting with proxy form from Sis. Beth Sumbi. Also, please update your annual membership dues of P100 per year.

 

  • Reminder: Due to pronounced security concerns, all BLD members are encouraged to wear their official BLD ID during our CW/EC at SDSA.

 

HOUSE OF WORSHIP FUND

 

As of June 27, 2017 7,124,497.67

 

 

    Date TITHES & LOVE OFFERING
(EC/CW) (Secretariat) TOTAL
June 7     55,459.00     55,459.00
June 14     86,600.00 25,000.00   111,600.00
June 21     52,500.00     52,500.00
TOTAL   194,559.00 25,000.00 219,559.00

Thank you very much for your donations!

 

Please make all check donations payable to:

BLD MANILA

MISSION:

  • TheInstitutional Services Ministry would like to thank all donors and volunteers in last Sunday’s, June 25, mission outreach for 100 indigent young patients at the Pediatrics and Pediatric Oncology Wards of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila. Some 18 volunteers, mostly from Homestead 1, Solo Parents and Singles ministries, spread God’s love and graces to the youngest and most vulnerable patients. ISM looks forward for more volunteers and supporters in BLD’s various outreaches. All glory and honor to God!

 

  • Poverty Alleviation Ministry is now accepting sponsors for 125 scholars of the SOH Enhanced Learning Program. Those who are moved by the Spirit to help indigent children, please approach or contact any PAM members or its coordinators, Bobbie and Enda Villar.

 

WE ACCEPT SPONSORS FOR 125 NEW SOH ELP SCHOLARS.

for only PHP 6,000 PER SCHOLAR PER year

OR (PHP 500 a month).

PLEASE APPROACH ANY POVERTY ALLEVIATION MINISTRY MEMBERS OR contact Bobbie and Enda Villar CP# 0919 595 7777 Or CP# 0920 475 9750;

 

“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed free.” (Lk 4:18)

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Community Word for August 2017

(WORD, THEMES AND PROMISES)

READINGS
August 6 – Dn 7:9-10, 13, 14/Ps 97:1, 2, 5, 6, 9/2Pt 1:16-19/Mt 17:1-9
August 13 – 1Kgs 19:9, 11-13/Ps 85:9-14/Rom 9:1-5/Mt 14:22-33
August 20 – Is 56:6-7/Ps 67:2, 3, 5, 6, 8/Rom11:13-15, 29-32/Mt 15:21-28
August 27 – Is 22:19-23/Ps 138:1-3, 6, 8/Rom 11:33-36/Mt 16:13-20

COMMUNITY WORD
The glory of God transforms our lives.

ORDER
“Listen to him.” (Mt 17:5b)

PROPHECY:
My word will be your guide in your daily life.

DIRECTION:
Profess the Truth that binds the community together

THEMES AND PROMISES

Week#1 (Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord)
Theme: We are transformed as we listen to Him.
Promise: “…all peoples see His glory” (Ps 97:6b)

Week#2 (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Theme: We are transformed as we set our eyes of faith on Jesus.
Promise: “The Lord himself will give his benefits; our land shall yield its increase.” (Ps 85:13)

Week#3 (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Theme: We are transformed as we put our trust in the love and mercy of God.
Promise: “All who… hold to my covenant…I will bring to my holy mountains.” (Is 56:6b,7a)

Week#4 (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Theme: We are transformed as we pray for and submit to those in authority.
Promise: “Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven.” (Mt 16:19b)

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WSC Reflection for June 25, 2017

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time(Cycle A, Year I)

Community Word:
The gifts of the Holy Spirit strengthen our commitment to serve God.

Theme:
We are strengthened by the gifts of the Holy Spirit when we testify to others what Jesus has done in our life.

Promise:
“Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.”(Mt 10:32)

Reflection:
As followers and disciples of the Lord, our faithfulness has benefits as well as challenges.  In the readings of the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Times, we see that the Lord wants us to approach these challenges, not with fear or intimidation, but by relying fully on His love because His perfect love casts out all fear.

In the first reading, the prophet Jeremiah was threatened even by his own friends because he was faithful in proclaiming God’s word.  He laments – “All those who were my friends are on the watch for any misstep of mine,” (Jer 20:10b).  It would have been easy for him to seek revenge, yet he simply trusted in God as he declared: “…the Lord is with me, like a mighty champion: my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph…..they will be put to utter shame, to lasting unforgettable confusion,” (Jer 20:11).There is no better defense from persecution than being more confident in declaring that the Lord is our Protector from those who puts us down and in testifying to everything that God has done in our lives.

In Psalms, David re-echoes the same powerful words of Jeremiah’s prayer: …the Lord hears the poor, and his own who are in bonds he spurns not.  Let the heavens and the earth praise him,” (Ps 69:34-35).  We praise God because He answers our prayers out of His great love for us, especially when we feel discouraged and hopeless.  When we feel there is no salvation from all our woes, we find our refuge in the Lord and proclaim His compassion and mercy that we too may lead other desperate souls to Him. We continue to testify that Jesus is the Christ who saved us from sin and death. He came to bring us to the Father through His teachings and His examples and sending us the Holy Spirit to empower us with His gifts.  God’s grace through Christ powerfully outweighed Adam’s sin.

Our theme for the week is: We are strengthened by the gifts of the Holy Spirit when we testify to others what Jesus has done in our life.  Let us learn from the bible readings of this Sunday and of the ensuing weekdays, and let us never doubt what God has done and will continue to do in our lives. We simply focus on God’s love and His promise of eternal life. In the Gospel, the apostles were challenged to be courageous in proclaiming the Good News; in fact, they were met with opposition, rejection, persecution and even martyrdom. Just as Jesus instructed His apostles, He is also teaching us to focus on our mission and as we do, He will strengthen us and cast out our fears, that we might “…speak in the light…proclaim on the housetops,” (Mt 10:27). Indeed, being faithful to our Master may be challenging, but Jesus has given us a beautiful and inspiring promise when we do not hesitate to confess before men that He is our Lord and Savior: “Everyone who acknowledges me before others, I will acknowledge before my Heavenly Father,” (Mt10:32).
Prayer:
Lord, anoint us with Your Holy Spirit to strengthen and guide us, and remove our fears when we are faced with challenges. We seek forgiveness for the times when we doubted your presence and allowed fear to keep us from proclaiming Your message of salvation.  Thank you for your promise of eternal life with You in heaven.  Amen.

Reflection Questions:
1. When I am faced with hesitation or fear of any kind for doing God’s work, do I immediately seek God’s help or simply turn away and do nothing?

2. What should I do to overcome my reluctance to be a witness or sharer in community on my “new Life” or “transformation” story?

This Week’s Daily Mass Reading Guide:
June 25, 2017 (Sun) – Jer 20:10-13/Ps 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35/Rom 5:12-15/Mt 10:26-33
June 26, 2017(Mon)  – Gn 12:1-9/Ps 33:12, 13, 18-22/Mt 7:1-5
June 27, 2017(Tues) – Gn 13:2, 5-18Ps 15:3-5/Mt 7:6, 12-14
June 28, 2017(Wed)  – Gn 15:1-12, 17-18/Ps 105:1-4, 6-9/Mt 7:15-20
June 29, 2017 (Thur)- Acts 12:1-11/Ps 34:2-5, 6-9/2Tm 4:6-8, 17-18/Mt 16:13-19
June 30, 2017 (Fri) – Gn 17:1, 9, 10, 15-22/Ps 128:1-5/Mt 8:1-4,
July 1, 2017(Sat)   – Gn 18:1-15/Lk 1:46-50, 53, 54, 55/Mt 8:5-17

“Ignorance of the Bible is ignorance of Christ.  Read your Bible daily!”

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Message of the District Council of Stewards of Manila on the Occasion of Bukas Loob sa Diyos Catholic Charismatic Covenant Community’s 32nd Anniversary

Corinthians 1:10: “I appeal to you brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions
among you. But that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”

Psalm 133:1: “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”
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With the theme, Being One is Fun, Bukas Loob sa Diyos Catholic Charismastic Covenant Community rejoices in another milestone. The 32nd Foundation thrives and progresses in unity and love, and it is our obligation to live and flourish as one community in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

As our Community comes together again, let us be guided and inspired by the entreaties we find in Sacred Scriptures. Let us remember that Jesus himself exhorted his followers to be united as one in their attempts to spread the Word and to minister to those who are still lost.

As a family, we have stood together through countless trials. Yet because of God’s relentless love, we strive to stand as one. The Lord has blessed us with each other not only for company and enjoyment, but also for support as we overcome the challenges of life. Our faith continues to weave unbreakable bonds with our family and friends.

May God’s light shine upon us as we continue our endless pursuit of love and service. Now let our hearts sing with praise and thanksgiving to the Lord for instilling in us the spirit of community.

District Council of Stewards,

Gene & May Mercado

Presiding Stewards

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Message of Rev. Fr. Victor C. De Jesus, S.J., Spiritual Director of the District of Manila, on the Occasion of Bukas Loob sa Diyos Catholic CharismaCc Covenant Community’s 32nd Anniversary

Message of Rev. Fr. Victor C. De Jesus, S.J., Spiritual Director of the
District of Manila, on the Occasion of Bukas Loob sa Diyos Catholic
Charismatic Covenant Community’s 32nd Anniversary – 19 June 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters and especially our Covenanted and Committed Disciples,

A blessed 32nd anniversary of our community constantly called to grow in being bukás-­loób sa Diyós, open to and generous with God!

Last Sunday, the Eucharist reminds us that in Christ, we are to be like bread broken and wine outpoured for the renewed evangelization of our country, our church, and our world.

Current events in 2017 especially in Lanao del Sur and environs show us the terrible effects of extremist Islamism that is not truly Islamic. We Filipino Catholic Christians should pray with and for the Islamic community and establish ties with them through inter-­‐religious Dialogue and Inter-­religious cooperation to prevent more Muslims from joining the violent and ideological pseudo-­Islamic Islamist terrorist groups.

Let our formation program integrate Studies in Islam and inter-­‐religious dialogue in keeping with Church teaching. Let us reach out also to the poor in Muslim enclaves in Metro Manila and other city centers and show them that we are united in our shared faith in Abraham, in Jesus (Issa) and Mary (Maryam) and in the importance of works of mercy, especially for the needs of the poor and hungry.

This 21st century challenge to the Church and to BLD (OSG) is the Spirit’s call to all.
Yours truly in the Lord,

Fr. Victor C. de Jesus SJ
District Spiritual Director
BLD Manila

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BLD 32nd Foundation Message of His Excellency, Archbishop Angel N. Lagmadeo of the Archdiocese of Jaro, BLD Global Spiritual Director

MESSAGE
History covers the 32nd Anniversary of Bukas Loob sa Diyos Catholic Charismatic Covenant Community of Manila District: a history of blessings, graces and trials experienced and lived by the community, its BLD members and their families.

I hope that you will be able to put in words and pictures the history of BLD in your Districts for future generation to appreciate and thank God for.

The most important blessing is that you yourselves and your families enable Christ to be more tangibly present in our society today, in education, in work, in government as well as in politics. I would even support or recommend that some of you accept invitation to become members of the city or municipal councils.

The motive is that Christ may become better known and served. And you on F.I.R.E. (Fruitful, Inspired, Renewed, and Empowered).
God bless you all!

+ANGEL N. LAGDAMAEO, D.D.
Archbishop of Jaro &
BLD Community Spiritual Director
June 7, 2017

Download: Manila 32nd Foundation Message Abp ANL, 7June2017

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BLD Manila & Global 32nd Anniversary Council of Servants Leaders Message

Bukás-Loób sa Diyós
Catholic Charismatic Covenant Community
Council of Servant Leaders
“We are to be faithful to the Lord, and only to the Lord because we are His servants.”
Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo, Community Spiritual Director

 

Today, June 19, 2017, we celebrate the 32nd Foundation Anniversary of Bukas Loob sa Diyos Catholic Charismatic Covenant Community, as we reminisce the founding of BLD Manila in 1985 that started off the establishment of 54 more districts globally. After 32 years, we praise and thank our Triune God that BLD remains united in vision and purpose.

 
Unity is the essence of our being in community. As faithful members, we fellowship with one another in our personal transformation and in pursuit of our evangelization and mission works. Celebrating the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ this Sunday, we are also reminded that we share in Christ’s word and mission through the Holy Eucharist. Receiving the Eucharist is not only about entering into a personal relationship with Christ, but also in fellowship and communion with one another through Him. The Eucharist is the sacrament of love and unity which builds up and gives life to our community.

BLD Manila’s celebration theme is “Being One is Fun…BLD Fun-dation Day.” As the theme suggests, this day will be filled with activities that will promote camaraderie, friendly competitive games and most of all fun with one another, with our families and friends. Even in this occasion, we continue to celebrate the goodness of the Lord to live our community life in rest and recreation. More importantly, it is a celebration of our gratefulness to the Lord for giving us each other to love and enjoy.

With joy in our hearts, the Council of Servant Leaders joins BLD Manila, 54 global districts and several prayers groups and outreaches of BLD, in thanking our God Almighty for His benevolent graces and Spirit of faith, hope and love, allowing us to participate in building His Kingdom and making Christ known to more people.

May God grant us all more faithful and spirit-filled years of service!

COUNCIL OF SERVANT LEADERS
Rey and Voleth Florogo
Presiding Servant Leaders

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BLD Mla&Global 32nd Anniversary CSL Message, Jun2017

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