* Daily Mass Reading – Nov 24

….from Deacon Ben…..

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

As mentioned in yesterday’s email, the Los Angeles Filipino Cursillo Community is helping to put on a religious musical named “Fides Ecclesiae” next Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Fox Theater in Redwood City.  Fr. Engelberto Gammand of the Diocese of San Jose informed me that Bishop Oscar Solis, auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and the first Filipino-American bishop ordained in the United States, will also be acting and singing together with a number of other priests from the Diocese of Los Angeles.

You can see a video about Bishop Solis and read a brief biography at this link: http://216.246.97.58/~balitang/isyu-results-march-7-2013/.  You can also learn about Fr. Engel at this link:  http://globalnation.inquirer.net/85771/father-engel-keeping-up-the-fraternal-bonds-of-filipino-priests-in-the-us.  Both are fascinating individuals and dedicated clergy, and we are blessed to have them serving in our dioceses.

So now you have even more reasons to come with your family and friends to see this uplifting production which will raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan victims and also help our Filipino priests in the U.S. attend an annual convention in Florida next year.  Not only will you be reunited with your Cursillo friends from throughout California and begin the Advent season with a celebratory artistic performance, you’ll also get to see our first U.S. Filipino bishop and L.A. priests in a new (stage) light!

Please see the flyer at the bottom of this email.  Here are some names and phone numbers of people you can call to arrange for tickets (if the flyer is unreadable, please see the attachment):

  1. Lou Concepcion:  (408) 439-9414
  2. Beth Madatu:  (408) 903-6305
  3. Angie Solis Pacubas:  (408) 607-6812
  4. Jocelyn Deauna:  (415) 601-2399
  5. Carlos & Malou Orino:  (707) 426-1401
  6. Derick Santiago:  (916) 439-3351

The address of the Fox Theater is 2221 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA  94603.  If you don’t have GPS, you can print out directions by providing your home address and the theater’s address on this link:  www.mapquest.com.    See you there!

Here are links for today’s Mass on Sunday, November 24, 2013:  Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

1.  Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/112413.cfm  (from the U.S. Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops website)

2.   Video reflection:  click on “Daily Reflections – Video” shown below the calendar on the above link.  Then click on the correct date.

3.   Daily meditation: http://www.rc.net/wcc/readings/nov24.htm  (from the Daily Scripture Readings & Meditations website)

“Make a friend.  Be a friend.  Bring your friend to Christ.”

De Colores!

Deacon Ben Agustin … Email:  benagustin@juno.com … Cell:  (510) 388-1551