Is All Saints Day a “day of obligation”?

Dear friend, Praised be Jesus and Mary! A few years ago, I wrote this in Facebook: In Singapore, I learned that there were such things as days of obligation. I wanted to influence my family and invite them to attend Mass for All Saints Day today. My family didn’t know about days of obligation, except for Sundays. In Bustos…

Feast of Sta. Monica

Dear friend, Praised be Jesus and Mary! Every first Sunday of May, our barangay (smaller town unit) celebrates the feast of Sta. Monica of Hippo. The real feast day is May 4. This year, it was just perfect that the first Sunday is May 4. If that is not the case, the feast will be moved to…

Fiesta

Dear Reader, Praised be Jesus and Mary! Bustos, the barangay* where I grew up celebrates the feast day of Sta. Monica, patron of married women, every first Sunday of May. So, today, I want to write about Fiestas, a Filipino tradition. Almost all barangay in Philippines celebrates fiesta every year in honor of saints and…