Saint Mary Mokena was filled to the brim on Sunday, December 16 as the church hosted its very first Simbang Gabi Mass and reception.
Saint Mary Mokena echoed with the sound of cherished Christmas carols on Friday, December 2. The church choirs, along with professional soloists and instrumentalists brought the Christmas spirit to guests of all ages.
Saint Mary parishioners and volunteers teamed up to give the less fortunate much to be thankful for during the parish's annual Thanksgiving food drive.
Catholics need to go to a priest for confession because, at that moment, the priest acts in the person of Christ. He is a “servant of God’s forgiveness” and a conduit for the grace of forgiveness between God and man (Catechism of the Catholic Church CCC: 1466). In that sense, Catholics do still confess their sins directly to God.
Last month, Father Dindo Billote, pastor of Saint Mary Mokena and Father Mario Quejadas, pastor of Saint Walter Church in Roselle led a Catholic pilgrimage to Southeastern France and Northwestern Italy.