National Shrine

of

Our

Mother

of

PERPETUAL

HELP

Redemptorist, Baclaran, Philippines

Neumann Center

Photo Exhibit

Batang Layko si Kristo

Takbo Alay Kay Inay Maria 2014

International clean-up day and

bird watching

BACLARAN CHURCH REDEVELOPMENT PLAN

 

Complete Renovation of Ceiling--------17,108,500.00 PHP

 

Urban Design:

Bell and Carillon Tower-----------------10,084,000.00 PHP

Paved Surface ----------------------------9,330,000.00 PHP

Covered Pathway--------------------------4,158,000.00 PHP

 

TOTAL Cost Estimate--------------------40,680,500.00 PHP

 

 

For Donation:

 

• Baclaran Redevelopment Drop Boxes inside the Church

• Front Office / Information of the Baclaran Church (always ask for a receipt)

• Banks:

 

o BPI Account

Account Name: Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer

Account Number: C/A # 0371-0054-63

SWIFT Code: BOPIPHMM

Branch: BPI Baclaran Branch

Address: 3100 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300 Philippines

 

o BDO Account

Account Name: Redemptorist Fathers

Account Number: C/A # 4748001321

SWIFT Code: BNORPHMM

Branch: BPI Baclaran Redemptorist Road Branch

Redemptorist Road, Baclaran, Parañaque City

1702 Philippines

 

Please inform us at (00)63 (0)2 832 11 50.

You may fax your deposit slip to

(00)63 (0)2 551 17 53 or e-mail at baclaranrector@yahoo.com.

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Superior / Rector

Our Mother of Perpetual Help

National Shrine

Redemptorist Road, Baclaran

Parañaque City, 1700 Philippines

Tel: (00)63 (0)2 832 11 50/51

E-mail: baclaranrector@yahoo.com

 

 

Mariathon - Takbo at dasal handog kay Inay Maria

Flores de Maria culmination day

 

Remembering Pope John Paul II at the Shrine

On April 27. 2014, the second Sunday of Easter,  two of the most beloved popes of the modern era—Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paull II—are declared saints at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.  We especially remember when Pope John II visited the Shrine in 1981 and when he was Cardinal of Poland some years before he became pope.

Pilgrims from Brunei

Bishop Cornelius Sim and Rev. Fr. Robert Leong with the Lay from Brunei participated in a pilgrimage at the Shrine

 

Easter Vigil at the Shrine

In Memoriam: Sr. Jo

Sr. Josephine Flores, MPS, a long time partner in the Shrine ministry has returned to our creator on February 26, 2014.

 

Rest in peace, Sr. Jo! You are not forgotten!

 

Thanks to All Donors

100 days after the Typhoon Yolanda,  we pray to Mary, Our Mother of  Perpetual Help, to sustain the hope  of the Filipino People.

FR. MICHAEL JAMES KEENAN, C.Ss.R.

1931- 2014

 

 

Fr. Michael James “Mick” Keenan was the longest serving Australian confrere in the Philippines. Born in famous town of Griffith in New South Wales, Australia on the 23rd day of August, 1931. The second eldest son of Daniel Keenan and Elizabeth Smith. He was professed on February 2, 1951 and ordained priest on March 10, 1957 by Bishop J. O’Collins of the Diocese of Ballarat, Australia.

 

Fr. Mick took a nine-month pastoral year at Mayfield in the city of New Castle north of Sydney. At the end of the pastoral year 1958, he was appointed to the Philippine Mission. Someone recalls that the director of seminary remarked:  "that boy is a rock of common sense".  He brought that with him to the Philippine Island. He sailed from Sydney on March 19, 1959 on the Eastern Argosy and arrived in Manila Bay on April 05, 1959, and was posted at once to the Bicol region. There, Michael made his mark for 14 years conducting parish missions in town and barrio.   Even today, we are told that he is well remembered by the older people.

 

            After his long stint in Bicol, Fr. Mick was transferred to Baclaran in 1973. From 1975 to 1978 he served as Vicar to the Vice-Province and as VP Bursar and Baclaran House Bursar until 1982. He became Assistant Novice Master from 1984 to 1987. He was the Superior of Lipa Community from 1987 to 1990 and House Bursar from 1990 to 1994. He became Novice Master from 1994 to 1996. He was appointed to Baclaran community in 1996 and became House Bursar until 2001. From 2001 to 2008 he served as assistant to House Bursar of Baclaran community and again became the House Bursar from 2008 to 2014.

 

On March 10, 2014 Fr. Mick returned to Australia and was immediately admitted to St. Vincent’s hospital. He was later moved to the hospice where he died peacefully this morning.

 

            Special thanks to all those here who assisted Fr. Michael in his illness, and made it possible for him to travel to Australia and be with his family during his last days.  We thank Dr. Nida Pica who did all that could be done for one who, as it turned out, was suffering from an incurable disease.   It was so good that Fr. Michael's niece, Bernadette, was able to come up here, first of all to see him in the hospital, and then, again, to come back to assist in preparing him for the flight to Sydney.  Bernadette, in an e-mail four days ago, said that she felt that he was failing fast, and added that she believed that his death would be a 'happy relief' for 'Uncle Mick'.

 

            We have lost a treasured member of our Vice-Province, and of the Province of Canberra. But after his faithful life as a Redemptorist, and his long period of illness, he was surely prepared for the call of the Lord, and through the prayers of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, now enjoys what is promised to those who live and die in the Congregation.

 

 

Fr. Ariel Lubi, C.Ss.R.

Vice-Provincial

 

 

 

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