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Christmas Message from Atty. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas

Christmas has nothing to do with material things. Many of us are preoccupied with on material wealth and changing the physical aspects of our lives. But what is important is that need to have a change of heart. One might ask how possible it is to celebrate Christmas without having new clothes, delicious food, extravagant decorations, or gifts. However, the essence of Christmas is to remind us to focus on the reality of life, the importance of families, and of peace within ourselves and among others. We may not abound in worldly treasures but we have many reasons to thank God. We may continue to ask Him for his blessings and our selfless desires to be able to serve others.

(Dec. 22, 2010 – San Bonifacio Joint Christmas Celebration)

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I would like to share the story of two angels which was just told by one of my siblings this afternoon:

There are two angels, aged and young, who were sent on earth to fulfill a mission. They were transformed as humans and they had to beg for alms since the weather was murky and cold. As they reached a seemingly huge house, they asked the rich man if he could spare some help. Without hesitation, the man allowed them to stay overnight. He offered an underground room. Before the angels left, the old angel covered a tiny hole with a piece of wooden material. The young angel noticed what the old angel did but he didn’t react.

When the two angels reached the second house, they asked the family if they could stay for the night. The father eagerly offered their only room and gave them the only blanket they have.  Just before they were about to leave as the morning approached, the young angel saw the family weeping over a cow which is the sole source of their income. The young angel complained why the old angel allowed this to happen while he even did some repair on the floor at the rich man’s house. The young angel believed it was unfair but the old angel humbly explained. He told the young angel that he covered the tiny hole on the floor because he saw a treasure casket underneath. He did not want the rich man to discover it for fear that he might become more miserly. On the other hand, he allowed the death of the poor family’s cow as a sacrifice for the life of the child who was very ill. He knew that the family could work harder to be able to survive but they could not afford to lose their only son. Since then, the young angel resisted complaining before he could understand the reasons behind circumstances.

Dear friends, as we celebrate Christmas, let us be reminded of God’s never ending love and overflowing grace. Thus, we should find ways to share our blessings to others. Let us learn to look at the brighter side of things and let us be thankful for what we have. God does not give us problems we could not solve. Sometimes, He makes things difficult for us to be able to learn more and do better things in our lives.  We need to stop complaining. If we find it hard to find solutions, at least we try not to be a part or the cause of a problem.

(Dec. 25, 2010 – Christmas Party hosted by the Light of the North Association of Zone II-B)

Atty. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas

Congresswoman, 6th District, Province of Pangasinan


Today, we were so early to arrive at the church to attend the first hour of the Sunday mass. The residents of San Bonifacio and Bomboaya were scheduled to offer (services, blessings, and prayers). Msgr. Cris mentioned three important messages from the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector that: (1) God loves each and everyone of us; (2) we are special in the eyes of God; and (3) He is ready to forgive our sins no matter how small or grave it is despite everything – our differences, our possessions, our physical appearance, and even our inability/difficulty to forgive/love others. Thus, to be worthy of God’s love, we must live as to how we are supposed to answer these questions: Are you willing to turn away from a sinful lifestyle? ready to face your sinfulness? and willing to give things up in order to follow Christ?

Feast Day 2009

I do believe that miracles don’t have to be spectacular. There had been 2 typhoons, Dante and Emong, and rains in the afternoon a few days before St. Isidore’s feast day celebration. My mother’s prayer was answered when she asked God that it would not rain on the 14th and 15th for the preparation and things that needed to be accomplished for that special day. You may call it coincidence but I believe it’s God’s way of showing His care for the people of San Bonifacio.

The activity is regularly observed to honor and thank St. Isidore for his intercession in asking God for His protection, blessings, and guidance. We would like to thank Rev. Fr. Diomedes Laguerta, PPC Finance Officers, the volunteers, donors, mass offerers, and everyone who made the feast day a special and meaningful one.

It is hoped that God’s message for that day would be carried out through our lives that Loving God as He loves us is so easy to do. Father Medz said during the mass that God’s requirement to enter His kingdom is not that difficult. Material possessions are not a measure of God’s ‘final judgment’ but the way we use our lives as His instrument of good works and deeds for others. Let Jesus be the model of our lives for he has taught us how to love God through others. The importance of our faith in God and His role in our lives should not be ignored for He is the source of all good things.