[UPDATED] Santisimo Rosario Parish - UST and the Young Thomasian Professionals Lay Dominican group, in collaboration with other UST-based Lay Dominican fraternities, invite you to the celebration of a Triduum and Feast Day Mass in honor of Saint Catherine of Siena, Patroness of Lay Dominicans. This is the first parish-wide celebration in her honor, with the theme, "Saint Catherine: Lay Dominican, Consecrated to Christ," in line with the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.
Triduum Schedule (April 25, 26, 27)
4:30pm - Holy Rosary
4:45pm - Triduum Prayers (w/ Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament)
5:15pm - Eucharistic Celebration
After Mass - Veneration of the First Class Relic of St. Catherine of Siena
Feast Day Mass Schedule (April 28)
4:00pm - Start of the Veneration of the First Class Relic (until before Mass begins)
5:00 pm - Solemn Eucharistic Celebration
Celebrants and Preachers
First Day: Rev. Fr. Roberto Luanzon Jr., OP (Spiritual Director, St. Martin de Porres Lay Dominican Fraternity - UST Hospital, Clinical Division)
Second Day: Rev. Fr. Pablo Tiong, OP (Vice Rector for Religious Affairs, UST)
Third Day: Rev. Fr. Carmelo Arada, OP Priestly Fraternity (Spiritual Director, Sanctus Dominicus Lay Dominican Fraternity - UST Campus Ministry)
On the feast day Mass itself (April 28, 5.15pm), no less than the Very Rev. Fr. Napoleon B. Sipalay Jr., OP himself, the Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of the Philippines, will be our main celebrant and homilist. Concelebrating are: Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, OP (Spiritual Director, Young Thomasian Professionals / Parish Priest, Santisimo Rosario - UST); Rev. Fr. Joemar Sibug, OP (Chairman, Provincial Social Communications Team, of which YTP is a member / Dominican Missions Philippines); and Rev. Fr. Roberto Luanzon Jr., OP (Spiritual Director of St. Martin Chapter).
About the theme
During one of his Masses for the Provincial Council of the Dominican Laity, the Prior Provincial, Very Rev. Fr. Napoleon B. Sipalay Jr., O.P., said that while Lay Dominicans do not have vows like the religious do, the Dominican family considers their private promise no less than an act of self-consecration to Christ and to the mission of the Order. In this sense, the Dominican Laity also shares in the celebration of the Year.
Each day of the Triduum will focus on a specific aspect of Saint Catherine's exemplary life. The sub-theme for the first day is, "Saint Catherine, the Christian," focusing on her example as a servant of Christ, the Pope, and the Church, culminating in Blessed Pope Paul VI's declaration of her as one of the first women Doctors of the Church.
The second day's sub-theme is, "Saint Catherine, the Virgin," focusing on her purity as an ultimate consecration to Christ, and the significance of this virtue which is under attack in our world today.
The third day's sub-theme is, "Saint Catherine, the Lay Dominican," focusing on her contributions to the mission of the Order, in her own state of life. How can the Lay Dominicans of today live out their consecration to Jesus in a confused world? How can they share in the preaching mission of the Order in a world where many have denied eternal truths?
For each day, we shall be led in prayer by the different UST-based Lay Dominican fraternities:
Day 1 - St. Martin de Porres chapter (UST Hospital)
Day 2 - Hearts of Jesus and Mary group (Parish)
Day 3 - Sanctus Dominicus Educators' Group (Campus Ministry)
Feast Day - Young Thomasian Professionals (Parish)
Meanwhile, the parish-based Santisimo Rosario Chapter of the Dominican Laity has been asked to lead the Holy Rosary.
The celebration is open to everyone. Non-Thomasians are advised to enter the campus through the P. Noval gate, which is also the nearest to the parish church. For inquiries, contact Bro. Cedrick at 0947-956-7781 or thru email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Thomasian Professionals Lay Dominican Group
Santísimo Rosario Parish, University of Santo Tomás
España Boulevard, Manila 1015 Philippines