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M I P F I E S T A
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I M M A C U LA T E C O N C E PT I O N : Mary conceived without sin
Few doctrines of the Catholic Church are as misunderstood as the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Many people, including many Catholics , think that it refers to the conception of Christ through the action of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary. That event, though, is celebrated at the feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. What is the Immaculate Conception? The Immaculate Conception refers to the condition that the Blessed Virgin Mary was free from Original Sin from the very moment of her conception in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne. We celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 8; nine months before is December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. John Hardon, S.J., in his Modern Catholic Dictionary, notes that "Neither the Greek nor Latin Fathers explicitly taught the Immaculate Conception, but they professed it implicitly." It would take many centuries, though, for the Catholic Church to recognize the Immaculate Conception as a doctrine, and many more before Pope Pius IX, on December 8, 1854, would declare it a dogma. In the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IX wrote that "We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful." As Father Hardon further writes, the Blessed Virgin's "freedom from sin was an unmerited gift of God or special grace, and an exception to the law, or privilege, which no other created person has received." Another misconception people have is that Mary's Immaculate Conception was necessary to ensure that Original Sin would not be passed on to Christ. This has never been a part of the teaching on the Immaculate Conception; rather, the Immaculate Conception represents Christ's saving grace operating in Mary in anticipation of His redemption of man and in God's foreknowledge of Mary's acceptance of His Will for her. In other words, the Immaculate Conception was not a precondition for Christ's act of redemption but the result of it. It is the concrete expression of God's love for Mary, who gave herself fully, completely, and without hesitation to His service.
(Ref: Scott P. Richert, About.com Catholicism)

Sama-samang Paglalakbay sa Liwanag ng Salita ng Diyos sa Gabay ni Inang Maria

NOBYEMBRE 29 - DISYEMBRE 8

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M I P F I E S TA 2 012 : N O BY E M B R E 2 9 - D I SY E M B R E 8 Sama-samang Paglalakbay sa Liwanag ng Salita ng Diyos sa Gabay ni Inang Maria
UNANG ARAW, Nobyembre 29, Huwebes - ARAW NG PAGHIHILOM Tagapamahala: GPPC / Maintenance Commission / Sis Diding Guiriba / Lay Apostolate / MIP Charismatic Community 5:00 am 6:00 am 7:30 am 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm Djana Brass Band Misa General clean-up of MIP Grounds with Mandated Org’ns Mother Theresa School Brass Band Novena Novena Mass with Fr Teo S. Rustia Koro: MIPCC Mass Sponsors: Lay Apostolate & AKM Cluster 1
(Veraville Classic; Veraville 5/5A; Veraville Fremont; Veraville 3; Veraville 3A; Villa Luningning)

IKA-ANIM NA ARAW, Disyembre 4, Martes - ARAW NG KAPITBAHAYAN Tagapamahala: Sis Donna Caacbay / BEC 6:00 am 8:00 am 10:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm Misa BEC Cookfest Venue: Multipurpose Hall Community Bible Quiz Novena Novena Mass with Fr John Paul Y. del Rosario Mass Sponsors: BEC & AKM Cluster 5 (Mercury Atlas; Apollo 4;
Moonwalkers; No Name Club; Barangay Side; Ranger; Iris)

BEC Night: Kapitbahayan goes OPM-Retro

IKAPITONG ARAW, Disyembre 5, Miyerkules - KUMPISALANG BAYAN Tagapamahala: Bro Joel Abellanosa / CLPR 6:00 am 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm Misa Simula ng Kumpisalan (muli pagkatapos ng Misa*) Novena Novena Mass* with Msgr Armando V. Villarruz Koro: Tinig Mass Sponsors: AKM Cluster 6
(Hollero; Nimbus East, West & Central)

IKALAWANG ARAW, Nobyembre 30, Biyernes ARAW NG MGA MANGGAGAWA / ARAW NG MGA YUPPI ES Tagapamahala: Bro Kristoff Jongco / YPEW / EMHC / Execom 5:00 am 6:00 am 8:30 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm Takbo para kay Inang Maria 3 Assembly: Barangay Misa Pagbisita sa mga maysakit at may kapansanan Novena Novena Mass with Fr Rustico V. Cruz Mass Sponsors: YPEW & AKM Cluster 2
(Dona Leoncia; Sta. Rita; St Scholastica; Jarn Road; Mikesell)

IKAWALONG ARAW, Disyembre 6, Huwebes - ARAW NG MGA BATA Tagapamahala: Hermano/Hermana Mayor Antonio & Gloria Felipe 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm Misa Children’s Mass with Fr Jufer T. Lopez, CSS Mass Sponsors: Mga paaralang pampubliko at pribado sa MIP Parada ng mga Bata Novena Novena Mass with Msgr Benedicto S. Aquino Mass Sponsors: AKM Cluster 7 Koro: CCA Venue: Multipurpose Hall Programa / Storytelling / Mascot Show / Palaro

8:00 pm

“Thanks-a-Lot” Dinner Venue: Multipurpose Hall

IKATLONG ARAW, Disyembre 1, Sabado - ARAW NG MGA KABATAAN Tagapamahala: Sis June Santos / UYG / COY / COMCARE 6:00 am 7:00 am 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:45 pm 6:00 pm Misa (1st Saturday) - Block Rosary Groups OPLAN Linis Kabataan Kumpil Most Rev Roberto C. Mallari
Bishop of San Jose de Nueva Ecija

Youth Night Venue: Multipurpose Hall Novena Novena Mass with Fr Don Einar S. Cambe Koro: UYG Mass Sponsors: UYG/COY & AKM Cluster 3 (Skynet; Agro Homes 1 & 2; Explorer; Apollo 1, 2 & 3 ;Skylab;
Orbiter; Mariner; Veraville Townhomes 1)

(Phase 2; Emmaus; Sto Nino; Mooncraters; Villa Pangarap)

IKASIYAM NA ARAW, Disyembre 7, Biyernes - ARAW NG PAROKYA Tagapamahala: Hermano/Hermana Mayor Antonio & Gloria Felipe at Execom 6:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm Misa Novena Novena Mass with Fr Dennis L. Batacandolo, CSS Mass Sponsors: Execom & AKM Cluster 8
(Early Bird; San Marco & Extension; Lunar Rover; Pegasus; Challenger; Moonstone)

IKAAPAT NA ARAW, Disyembre 2, Linggo - ARAW NG MGA LOLO’T LOLA Tagapamahala: KC / CWL / AKM / MBG 5:00 am 6:45 am 7:00 am Medical Outreach Venue: Multipurpose Hall Novena Novena Mass with Msgr Roberto C. Guiuan Koro: KC Mass Sponsors: KC; CWL; MBG; Handmaids of the Lord; UMVHAI; Bgy Talon V; Senior Citizens 8:00 am Breakfast para kay Lolo at Lola Pagpapatuloy ng Medical Outreach 8:30 am / 10 am / 4 pm / 5:15 pm / 6:30 pm / 7:45 pm - Regular Sunday Mass 9:00 pm YugYugan sa Gabi hatid ng KC Venue: Multipurpose Hall IKALIMANG ARAW, Disyembre 3, Lunes - ARAW NG PAMILYA Tagapamahala: Bro Jojo Adille / Commission on Family and Life / CFC 6:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm Misa Novena Novena Mass with Fr Virginio B. Pedregosa Koro: FL Mass Sponsors: Family Life; CFC & AKM Cluster 4
(Soyuz & Extension; Titan; Luna; Vanguard & Extension; Proton)

8:00 pm

Gabi ng Parokya

Venue: Multipurpose Hall

ARAW NG KAPISTAHAN NG IMMACULADA CONCEPCION Disyembre 8, Sabado - Pistang Pangilin [Holy Day of Obligation] 6:00 am 8:30 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Misa Misa Mass Sponsors: AKM Cluster 9 (Rainbow; Delnor; St Mark;
Wonderland; Metrocor; Hamilton Place; Royal South)

Search for MIP Singing Stars Venue: Multipurpose Hall

FIESTA HIGH MASS Most Rev Jesse E. Mercado, Bishop of Paranaque Mass Sponsor: Hermano/Hermana Mayor Antonio & Gloria Felipe Baptism Misa Mass Sponsor at Koro: MIPSS Elem & High School Prusisyon Tagapamahala: Knights of Columbus, EMHC, Bgy Talon V at Legion of Mary Anticipated Sunday Mass Koro: Tinig Karakol Street Dance Competition Venue: Multipurpose Hall