Priestly Worship

Ciel Tagaza Many churchgoers trade the traditional Church they were born and baptized in for newer, “trendier” mega-churches. Some can relate more to the casually dressed preacher than the cassock-wearing clergyman, the concert-style worship than the liturgical hymns. And there … Continue reading

Posted in August 2017, Worship | 1 Comment

The Value of Silence

by Ciel Tagaza In music, the rests between notes are as significant as the notes themselves. Imagine listening to someone talking who did not stop for breath or proper phrasing. It would be difficult to make sense of the endless, … Continue reading

Posted in July 2017, Worship | Leave a comment


by Ciel Tagaza Last Sunday, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity. As the Church eases into Ordinary Time, it is a reminder for the faithful that God is here and will always be faithful – even in the … Continue reading

Posted in June 2017, Worship | Leave a comment

Revelation and Response

by Ciel Tagaza God’s Word is revelation. The story of creation demonstrates how God spoke the world and all that is in it into being. And that is just the beginning of the unraveling of the mystery of God. The … Continue reading

Posted in May 2017, Worship | Leave a comment

His Glory at the Cross

by Ciel Tagaza The event at Calvary is a historical fact. Nevertheless, it is not limited in time and space. It goes back into the past, to the beginning, and opens toward the future until the end of history. It … Continue reading

Posted in April 2017, Worship | 1 Comment

The Beauty of Lent

by Ciel Tagaza One week into Lent and we’re steeped in the penitential theme of the season. We were greeted on Ash Wednesday with, “Repent!”, reminded of God’s call to return to Him whole heartedly and believe in the Gospel. … Continue reading

Posted in March 2017, Worship | Leave a comment

Taste and See

by Ciel Tagaza In last Sunday’s Gospel (Matthew 5:13-16), Jesus uses salt and light (and a city on a hill) metaphorically to describe our purpose – to enliven the world and be beacons that God may be felt, seen and … Continue reading

Posted in February 2017, Worship | Leave a comment

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

by Ciel Tagaza Christmas season is liturgically over. After the holidays, gatherings, having taken down the Christmas tree and the nativity scene, and taken stock of all the presents we received, we now find ourselves in ordinary time. Perishable items … Continue reading

Posted in January 2017, Worship | Leave a comment


by Ciel Tagaza Now on our third week of Advent, we find ourselves in the beginnings of a new season, the start of a new liturgical year. While Advent is about waiting for the second coming of Christ, it is … Continue reading

Posted in December 2016, Worship | Leave a comment

The God Who Sees

by Ciel Tagaza “How long, LORD? Will you utterly forget me? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I carry sorrow in my soul, grief in my heart day after day? How long will my … Continue reading

Posted in November 2016, Worship | Leave a comment

Charismatic Spirituality

by Ciel Tagaza There are different expressions of Christian spirituality. Just look at the Catholic Church. It boasts of a rich spirituality – thanks to the saints, who throughout the ages have contributed to the deposit of Faith by their … Continue reading

Posted in October 2016, Worship | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment