Nativity Fast: 40 Days of Preparing the Spirit for Christmas

For many of us in the Philippines, Christmas and fasting don't go together. After all, this predominantly Christian nation has the longest Christmas in the world, starting from September 1 to well beyond December 25. Even non-Christians have reasons to celebrate, as this season is the perfect time to gather the family or hold class … Continue reading Nativity Fast: 40 Days of Preparing the Spirit for Christmas

How to Choose Your Child’s Ninong or Ninang

For many Filipino Roman Catholics, choosing a child's ninong and ninang is easy. Here are the most common criteria for selecting children's sponspors for baptism: Parent's siblings or cousinsParent's friendsParent's bosses or co-workers Sometimes, status placement is also a factor. As social scientist Belen T.G. Medina (2001) states: "... Through the kumpadre system, the lower … Continue reading How to Choose Your Child’s Ninong or Ninang

Steps for Getting Married at St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, San Jose City (2022)

Are you planning your Roman Catholic wedding and looking for a church? If you are from the Diocese of San Jose de Nueva Ecija, why not choose our very own Cathedral? St. Joseph Cathedral is located at Maharlika Highway, corner San Jose-Lupao Road. Centrally located at San Jose City, it is easily accessible from all … Continue reading Steps for Getting Married at St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, San Jose City (2022)