St. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a former German knight in that city. He studied law at the University of Perugia and practiced as a lawyer in the courts of Naples. King Ladislas of Naples appointed him governor of Perugia. During a war with a neighboring town he was betrayed and imprisoned. Upon his release he entered the Franciscan community at Perugia in 1416. He and St. James of the March were fellow students under St. Bernardine of Siena, who inspired him to institute the devotion to the holy Name of Jesus and His Mother. John began his brilliant preaching apostolate with a deacon in 1420. After his ordination he traveled throughout Italy, Germany, Bohemia, Austria, Hungary, Poland, and Russia preaching penance and establishing numerous communities of Franciscan renewal. When Mohammed II was threatening Vienna and Rome, St. John, at the age of seventy, was commissioned by Pope Callistus III to preach and lead a crusade against the invading Turks. Marching at the head of seventy thousand Christians, he gained victory in the great battle of Belgrade against the Turks in 1456. Three months later he died at Illok, Hungary. His feast day is October 23. He is the patron of jurists.
As per Diocesan directive on its status quo position regarding the Congregation’s Orans and Post Consecration posture, we will follow the old practice where the faithful STANDS AFTER the Consecration (sanctification of Bread and Wine) instead of remaining in the kneeling position. Both kneeling and standing positions are considered signs of adoration and respect. For […]
The PCJ Care Mission would like to announce the 2017 Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccination Day on July 30, 2017, Sunday from 7:00 – 12:00nn, at the Halsl B and C of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Center. All interested parties may avail of the discounted prices by registering and paying at the Parish Office. No […]
The Presentation of the Child Jesus (PCJ) Parish 35th Anniversary Coffee Table Book is now available at the Parish Extension Office or Church entrance. Get one (1) for every Php1000.00 donation to PCJ’s Scholarship Program. Limited edition Coffee Table Book themed shirt is also available.
For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.Source: Acts 18:10