Deeply rooted Marriage


“With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Cf. Ep 4:2-3)

For many, the ideal marriage is about a lifetime commitment to love one another in sickness and in health no matter what. But what if challenges arise in their lives which put their relationships to the test? How will they conquer it? It is important for people to strengthen the relationship they have with their spouses and to put God in the center of their lives as not to succumb to their problems which is what Marriage Encounter is about.

According to Mrs. Monica Flores, a housewife, married for 36 years who has been frequently assisting the ME Weekend Seminars with her husband, Mr. Basilio Flores, Marriage Encounter is a way for married couples to open themselves in order to know and accept each other more. During the marriage encounter there are priests who give talks with valuable lessons regarding marriage. There are also guests who share their personal experiences as married couples, such as overcoming trials and difficulties together. Most often, these talks are related to the topic the priest is focusing on.

Some of the significant things she learned during their Marriage Encounter are the importance of dialogue, listening and prayer. She said that dialogue is an important factor in healthy relationships not only towards one’s spouse but also toward each other. Prior to the Marriage Encounter, she said that one of the big reasons as to why she and her husband fought was because they didn’t know how to listen to each other. It came to the point wherein they wanted to go their separate ways. Through the Marriage Encounter, she and her husband both learned to accept the challenges that come their way no matter how painful it may be, apologize to each other and try to talk things through in order to find a solution.

She highly recommends married couples to participate in the Marriage Encounter because they are missing out on a lot without it. It is really an encounter like no other. Each hour of the seminar has talks which teaches people the importance of their feelings to each other.

In a nut shell, in line with Ephesians 4:2-3. Just as Mrs. Flores said, humility, gentleness, patience and love are important in having a peaceful marriage, a marriage pleasing to the eyes of God. These things are often taught in the Marriage Encounters that is why it is very important for couples to seize the opportunity to attend it, in order to build the foundation of their marriage.


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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