Monday, December 22, 2008

Felis Pasgua

Every morning I have been waking up at 4am, sometimes even earlier like 2am or 3am to get ready for mass. In the islands, mass is said at 5am at every church on island (exept the Cathederal starts at 4am and 6am) nine days leading to Christmas. These are called "Aguinaldo" mass. For as long as I can remember, my family would pick one morning to cook and provide food for the hundreds that attend mass. We would have lots of goodies like fried rice, scrambled eggs, corned beef and cabbage saute, boiled eggs, ham, etc... This year, our parish priest (Pale Rey' Rosal) decided to make things easier on the community and that families no longer had to provide food for one entire morning. Instead, the parish leaders divided up groups of the parish (such as CCD students, Neocatechuminist, Altar Servers, Nino groups, etc). Ofcourse anyone else is welcome to come and attend.

I have been busy baking and bringing goodies from my kitchen to share with others! I enjoy baking! I have brought some sticky buns, bread, velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, banana bread, bananas, etc, etc, etc. Last night, I made some rosketi, YUMMY! I wish I had my camera. My camera broke several weeks ago, and I know what I am getting for Christmas!

Anyway, I just wanted to update and write about what's been going on lately.

I miss the holiday season in the mainland, I really missed the Black Friday sale after Thanksgiving! I really miss all the goodness and cheer of the holidays. Oh well, we should be thankful for what we have.

Merry Christmas to all! and Keep Christ in CHRISTmas.

1 comment:

REMEMBERING BEN said...

a very blessed merry christmas my dear