First Friday of the Month, of the Year

Every year, starting a few years back, I said that I will hear mass of the very first Sunday of the year at Sta. Rita de Cascia  parish church in nearby barangay. We were under this parish once before they decided to make the church near us a parish.

For this year, I failed. I failed in going for my year ender and my Sunday starter. What’s wrong with me?!

Isang Biyernes ng hapon, habang pinapasyal ko si Dorothy, nakita kong naglalabas ng motor ang pinsan ko. Nung tinanong ko kung saan sya pupunta, magpapagupit daw sya sa labasan. Ang sabi ko, paloadan nya ako. Tapos, bigla na lang pumasok sa isip ko na makapagsimba na rin lang. Kinaumagahan, naisip ko naman na kung may lalabas din naman mula sa subdvision namin, magsisimba ako. And then poof.

Dali daling umuwi ng bahay at nagbihis at umangkas na paalis!  Yehey libre pamasahe. Tricycle fare isn’t cheap. It’s 26 pesos one way. So kung gagala man ako kulang pa yung 50 pesos para lang makauwi ako sa amin eh pwede na nga ako makapunta ng Maynila with that amount kung wala lang tricycle eh.

Ang ganda lang ng hapon na yun. Very nice. Ang nice ng ulap. Hindi rin ako nalate sa mass. The sermon was good. I miss this church. :-) Though madalas paiba-iba ng itsura ang simbahan na ito, madalas ang renovations and mostly every big events eh nangangabog ang church na ito, nakakamiss pa rin bumalik at makita ang bago nilang pinaghirapan para sa mga tao kaya ngayong taon ganito ang kanilang set-up for Christmas.

I really like that they exposed this rock again as the altar table. They covered it for years kasi.

Detail of the door. Sta. Rita receiving the stigmata. 

Kung hindi man ako nakapagsimba ng first Sunday of the year, nakasimba naman ko ng first Friday of the year. It’s really nice.

With that, naglakad ako pauwi. No budget for tricycle eh. Haha

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Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish, Sta. Rita Guiguinto, Bulacan || First Friday of the year 2012