Sunday, January 16, 2022

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish: Heaven on Earth

It feels good to have celebrated the holidays of 2021 together with my family in my hometown. It was a meaningful year-end where hopes and dreams are fulfilled. We've also welcomed the new year 2022 with positive hopes and affirmations for a great year ahead.

Another year of aspirations as we face more challenging days of the pandemic. We've survived 2021 and this year, 2022 brings another uncertainty into our lives.

I feel blessed to have celebrated the first Sunday mass of 2022 together with my parents at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in my hometown in Jamindan. It's been two years since my last visit at this time of the pandemic. It's still the same feeling except for restrictions like physical distancing and wearing face masks. The previous year's pre-pandemic was more intimate when we can meet to hug and kiss each other. But now, we just see each other and look at their faces. 

In the absence of Rev. Father Jeffrey Estrella, we have our new Parish administrator who is Rev. Father Patrick Jay Parce who actively calls on the Parishioners to be more faithful and continue to fulfill their religious obligations. As a parishioner, we can contribute to helping build a better Parish for everyone. It may take years to build a more stable and refined church, but with a commitment to the spiritual service of the parishioners, we can be able to experience a "Heaven on Earth" and live a beautiful and meaningful life. 

On January 13, 2022, the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Jamindan celebrated its 4th anniversary as a Parish in 2018. Four years of religious service to the community and alignment to the Divine power, love, and light. The newly built Parish continues to draw flocks of believers and Parishioners as a testament to Mother Mary's intercession to our prayers and petitions.

Yes, heaven is a place on earth. In our daily lives, we may feel small, yet with God's grace, we can do great things. There's a miracle waiting to happen and is already happening if we just see around and feel it. God's love creates miracles in our lives and we have to recognize the blessings poured upon us. God is good and always present in our lives. A heaven-on-earth experience happens when we call his name, sing a song of praise, and kneel to pray.

©️  2022 Del Cusay

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