Christmas 2016

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
Glory, praise and thanks to the Triune God!
I am very much overwhelmed by the fun, joy, peace, and ineffable love that filled our CHRISTmas Party last Saturday. The presence and working of the Holy Spirit are much too obvious not to notice.
While I certainly thank the Lord God Almighty for His grace, I most certainly thank all of you for manifesting your community spirit by punctuating such with your love, cooperation, participation and selfless giving to the glory of our Triune God. Special thanks to the Loved Flock Community - North York Chapter, our coordinator of this year Christmas party headed by their Head Servant, Sister Sheilah Mesina. This could not have materialized without their unconditional love, hard work and concerted effort.
Most sincerely, Norma, my children and I greet you all with the best CHRISTmas wishes and pray for God's best gifts upon you and your families in the coming year. May the Spirit of the Lord guide us and protect us always.
With much love and prayers,

Bro. Don

Our Memories last Forever!!!


Joyeux Noel et bonne annee!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Maayong Pasko - Mabungahong Bag-ong Tuig kaninyong tanan!
Naragsak a Paskua - Narang-ay a Baro a Tawen kadakayo amin!

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

I am very much overwhelmed by the fun, joy, peace, and ineffable love that filled our CHRISTmas Party last Saturday. The presence and working of the Holy Spirit are much too obvious not to notice.
But this grace-filled event could not have materialized if our communities were just sitting down and waiting for it to happen. NO, on the contrary our communities and their members have been busy planning, organizing, collating ideas and information, and gathering gifts for the occasion. And so, while I certainly thank the Lord God Almighty for His grace, I most certainly thank all of you for manifesting your community spirit by punctuating such with your support, love, cooperation and selfless giving to the glory of our Triune God.
Most sincerely, Norma, my children and I greet you all with the best CHRISTmas wishes and pray for God's best gifts upon you and your families in the coming year. May the Spirit of the Lord guide us and protect us always.

To God be the glory, honour and praise!!!
God bless you
Bro. Don Quilao
Head Servant

Christmas 2012

A dance from the members of FCCCPC
Christmas Presentation by the Loved Flock North Chapter
Holy Family Prayer Group
Mary Kris Quilao
Father plus Son, Musically inclined
El Shaddai DWXI - Prayer Partners Fellowship International, Inc.

MESSAGE FROM THE SPIRITUAL ADVISER

My wife Jeanette and I wish you all and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
May the Lord God Almighty continue to bless all of us with continuing good health, peace, joy, and persevering strength as we all serve in His vineyard. May He grant us and our loved ones the finest gifts of faith. love, hope, and charity in our hearts. May His blessings and grace heal us in anything and everything that need to be healed in all aspects of our lives.
Cheers to all, for our health and our salvation.

Sincerely in Christ,
God bless you
Jeanette and Deacon Bob Rosales

Advent: The Knowing behind the Doing

On December 2nd, we invited Fr. Jim Haley, parish priest of St. Peter's Church and our community's spiritual Adviser for a mini-advent recollection. I can still remember the last advent talk that Fr. Jim gave us a few years ago - he said that advent is the hopeful waiting for Christmas.
This year, Fr. Haley stressed the importance of advent in the light of Christmas. Just as action without faith is meaningless, so is Christmas without Advent.
Christmas is all about the celebration, the reminder to us of how much God loves us as His own by sending His Only Begotten God-Son to be born and to live like us, mortal, human beings. But Christmas should not end on the day we take down and put away the Christmas decorations - Christmas should go beyond Christmas.
It was so well put when Fr. Haley said that if Christmas was all about the celebration of God's love to mankind, then Christmas should not end on December 25th - it should be Christmas all year long - and I am not referring to the decors and carols - it's the spirit of joy, of loving, of kindness and of giving that should continue - the reflecting Jesus in our lives.
But advent without Christmas is like putting up the Christmas tree without the lights, the buntings, the decors - it remains just as a tree and nothing more. Advent is not just the hopeful waiting for Christmas - it is the time of preparation, of knowing what needs to be done. Advent is the time when we arm ourselves with the knowhow, with the strengthening of our Christian faith. And Christmas is the doing, putting our faith into action - living up to what is expected of a Christian.
We should not just be Christians in name - we should also be Christians in the way we live our lives - in words, thoughts and deeds. We as Christians should take advantage of the Advent to prepare ourselves for the fulfillment of God's promises in Christmas - by knowing what needs to be done and by actually doing it.
And as Fr. Haley ended the recollection, he told us to reflect on this question - IS THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE I AM A CHRISTIAN

Christmas 2014

The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us (John 1:14)
For two thousand years, we have celebrated this day - and for good reason. This was no ordinary birth!. On this day, Jesus, the "bread of God" came "down from heaven and gave life to the world" (John 6:33). So as we celebrate this joyous event, let's look a little more closely at the way Jesus life to the world.
So today, let's look at the baby in the manger and say: "Thank you for saving me and bringing me into eternal life."


Amazing Grace

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

As we celebrate Christmas, may love, peace, hope, and joy be with you all and may Christ Jesus dwell always in your hearts and in your homes.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all of your love and support you have given me in serving our God and our Community. Bro. Don, your words of encouragement pushes me to the edge in journeying with our Lord Jesus Christ. My beloved FCCCPC Directors, Spiritual Advisers and Spiritual Director inspired me to build my faith. To the community of believers, I thank God for you, for this gesture of love and faith in action, I will always cherish and be grateful. Likewise, please keep me in your prayers.
Let me appreciate my co-worker with the Lord, Minda, my wife for she was the one who prayed hard and drives me to this wonderful work for the glory of God.
With a humble heart, I thank God for the privilege and opportunity to serve in his great vineyard.

Merry Christmas and have a healthy and blissful New Year.,
Praise the Lord!!!

Bro. Tony