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QTs Kick Off 5th Year Festivities with Mass

posted @ 6/06/2005 09:53:00 AM - 2 comments - share your thoughts

Fr. Steve Tynan
In grateful remembrance of five years of God's faithfulness that has, in turn, allowed Lingkod QC five years of fruifulness, Lingkod QC kicked-off a month-long anniversary celebration with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist on June 3, 2005, also the Feast of the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. One of Lingkod QC's regulars, Fr. Steve Tynan, MGL presided over the mass.

After the mass, Lingkod QC's first Branch Leader, Bobby Quitain gave an exhortation and teaching on what it means and what it takes to be faithful. Bobby exhorted the branch to "Recall, Remain and Rejoice" in order to be faithful. Recall the time when we were first called and the life we led before that call; in so recalling, choose to Remain in this life which we now live and, for that reason, Rejoice because God chose to love us and to call us to Him. Bobby pointed out that being faithful becomes most difficult when "God disappoints us" but reminded the branch that God desires nothing but to bring us to our home with Him--in heaven. And all the adversity we may face along the way is simply a preparation for that plan; thus, the exhortation for us is to remain faithful to the Lord because the Lord remains faithful to us, His people.

The QTs celebrated after the mass with a "surprise party" for Mercy at Ria's house; it turned out to be a double birthday party--for Mercy and for KJ--and a belated one--for Luke. The hours flew by because of Ria's "Magic Sing" and before the QTs realized it, the time was 2:30 in the morning of June 4. To cap the fellowship, the QTs prayed over the birthday celebrants who were still there and awake--Mercy and KJ (Luke had left earlier); after that, the QTs reluctantly--but not after singing for one final time the discovery of the night, "Voltes Fayb"--departed into the cool morning air.