Thousands March for Life


“I came that they may have LIFE, and have it abundantly”(Cf. Jn 10:10)”

The parishioners from St. Andrew the Apostle Parish expressed their cooperation to the calling of Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to WALK FOR LIFE last February 18, 2017, Saturday at the Quirino Grandstand Manila.

Two buses and several private cars transported participants from the parish who were assembled around 4:00am, when most people were still sound asleep in their homes. The event was organized by the CBCP and the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas. It was participated by thousands of catholic - priests, religious men and women, religious organizations, schools, and parishes from different dioceses. It was a day of reflection and prayer while walking with banner, slogans and placards around the vicinity of the grandstand to stand firm against extrajudicial killings and death penalty. Among those who attended the event are Bishops Broderick Pabillo, Pablo Virgilio David, and Honesto Ongtioco. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, CBCP President clarified that Walk for life is neither to defend the drug addicts or killers nor to protest but to stand for the value and sanctity of life given by God. Walk for life is walk for God. There were many sins in life that we need to address (ABCDE): A-bortion B-lasphemy C-orruption D -rugs and E-xecution. ArchbishopVillegas said, “The sun will soon rise. There will be hope. Never be afraid of darkness. Never live in fear.” His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle made a surprise appearance to remind the faithful of their duty to be witnesses to the truth that human life is sacred in all areas of life and not just when time and situation call for it. Echoing Pope Francis’ message for this year’s World Day of Peace, Cardinal Tagle called for a renewed culture of “active non-violence” in addressing the country’s challenges. He said Jesus himself was a tireless worker of love in action. “Non-violence does not mean it is passive. But we believe that we cannot stop violence also by violence. If the response to violence is also violence, we double the violence. We should not be doubling or propagating violence. We should match it with non-violence. Strength, not violence.” As one parish community celebrating 50 years of grace, let us altogether penalty! It is not the solution because it will onlycreate bigger problems. Mahalaga ang buhay. Hindi sagot ang pagpatay! #BuhayLaiko #WalkforLIFE2017



Sunday Mass Schedule Effective March 2011

6:30am - Filipino
8:00am - English
9:30am - English
11:00am - English

12:15n.n - English

3:30pm - Filipino
5:00pm - English
6:30pm - English
8:00pm - English

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