Lenten season


I was hoping i can go out of town last Holy week but since my friends have no plans of having a vacation,i have no choice but stay home na lng..it was still a rather busy week for me though..
i helped my friend yogi polish Jesus Christ Superstar (a musical),our parish Lenten presentation for Holy Monday and Tuesday.However,due to inevitable happenings (the stage was set up late,the lights have not been designed by 7pm and people were already coming in),we decided to postpone the show that night. the show was a huge success last Tuesday and had a re-run last Wednesday..orchids to the cast and staff of the show!
Maundy Thursday- i went on the usual visita iglesia with my friends.although the real visita is visiting 7 churches,we usually visit 14 for the station of the cross..for those who might want to plan church visits next lent,here's where we paid homage:

1. Sagrada Familia Parish (kalookan) 8. St. Anthony Parish (Bustillos, Mla)

2. Sta. Perpetua Church (QC) 9. San Beda (Mendiola,Mla)

3. San Jose Agudo (Kalookan) 10. St. Jude (Malacanang,Mla)

4. San Roque Parish (Blumentritt,Mla) 11. San Sebastian (San Miguel,Mla)

5. Espiritu Santo (Tayuman,Mla) 12. Holy Face Parish (Quiapo,Mla)

6. UST (Sampaloc,Mla) 13. Black Nazarene (Quiapo )

7. Loreto Parish (Bustillos, Mla) 14. Sta. Cruz Church (Sta. Cruz,Mla)

Ive been doing the stations of the cross for 10 years now,visiting different chuches for every station. i can still remember how hard it was going thru every station the first time, because we went to visit all the churches by walking only. (the only ride we had was from san jose agudo going to blumentritt) so its like walking from 5th ave to carriedo-stretched some more! last thursday visit wasnt really that tiring though..i must have been used to walking these paths every year..well,call it a little sacrifice..

Good Friday- i was home watching two of my more favorite musicals- Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat- both written and created by the magnificent tandem of Tim rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. due to lack of sleep i decided to sleep in the afternoon,woke up late and was not able to attend the Sto. Entierro procession

Black Saturday- the traditionally held 10pm Easter Vigil Mass in our parish started earlier at 9pm so i wasnt able to see the blessing of fire and didnt hear the earlier readings.the salubong procession was also an hour earlier..
I was in Angie's party on Easter Sunday, together with my other colleagues in MUKHA AD ..after a week of reflection and quiet moments,it was great to have a lil party as Christ has already risen..
i wasnt able to push thru with my vacation plans-but it was perfectly ok still! for all the trials and tribulations i had the past year,it was a perfect time to ponder on things,give thanks and repent..
happy easter everyone!
(visit http://aco1116.multiply.com/ for more of Jesus Christ Superstar pics)

About Allan Bough

Allan works full time as a Recruitment Head for an IT Solutions company in Makati and juggles blogging along side. He’s fond of travelling, a certified beach and nature lover and would want to explore more of Earth’s riches. A former community theater director, a pre school teacher and a frustrated Star In A Million contestant, Allan hopes of conquering the big stage for a spotlight one day. Conversation and people are his passion.