Fund Raising


Collected for 2012-2013: $107,578.58


Donors from Infantahins to build the Gabaldon


Segundo and Evelyn Amarga
Maria Alejandra Arizala
Octavio Arizala
Rodolfo & Neneto Arizala
Cesar & Sonia Astrera
Hector & Fabbee Bunag
Erlinda Bustonera
Kelly and Annabelle Clayton
Renato & Norma Coronel
Eddie Cua
Nilda Cua
Samson & Carolina Cua
Pol & Sally Derilo
Ricardo & Malou Espinosa
Mario & Tita Espiritu
Marites Espiritu
Melecia Garcia
Nony & Emmie Garcia
Rudy & Bennie Garcia
Kevin & Trish Glodava
Kirsten Glodava
Mark & Mila Glodava
Venchito Gucon
Manny & Marilyn Ibanez
Marc Ibanez
Paul & Mercy Ignacio
Josefina Juntereal
John & Joannes kirtley
Maricar Knize
Mario & Norma Leodones
Reynaldo & Merlita Miguel
Ramon & Myrna Monreal
Jures Ocampo
Imelda Orantia
Linda Poblete
Thomas & Sonia Pope
Felicidad Prohibido
Sandra Recio
Jon & Amor Santiago
Nonong & Carmelita Telan
Isabel Tena
Junlo & Rowena Tena
Jovy Valentino
Frederick & NoraVillamayor


Non-Infantahin Donors


A Taste of Italy
Abando, Napoloeon & Marciana
Ahern, John & Jan
Albyn, Mary
Allen, Frank & Jere
Almuete, Marivic
Altevogt, Jan
Alvarez Foundation
Alvarez, Guillermo & Annette
Amon, Elizabeth
Andersen, Scott & Lynn
Angell, Mike & Leanell
Anonymous
Aranjuez, Cristeta
Archdiocese of Denver
Arrupe High School
Ashmann, Marshall & Amelia
Asuncion,n, Virginia
Atienza, Pablo & Esther
Aye, Andrew & Theresa
Atwell, Scott
Baker, Raymond & Frances
Bandong, Naty
Banzon, Dolly
Banzuela, Mary Ann
Bartley, K.D. & C.E.
Bascanot, P.P. & V.C.
Bautista, Elaina
Beaudette, Therese
Bergeon, Christopher & Annette
Best, Chad & Heather
Betts, Steve & Nancy
Bosch, Warren & Karen
Botardo, D.S. & E.G.
Brandsma, Michael & Molly
Breitenbach, Randy & Maureen
Brock, Kurt & Charlene
Brown, Mary Lou
Buczkowski, Lee
Buntua, Connie
Cabigas, Emelita
Canaria, Apolonio & Alma
Canlas, Lourdes
Cardosi, Julius & Mary
Carr, Andrew & Nancy
Carrol, Arturo & Marcia
Carter, Helene
Carter, James & Maryanne
Casil, Rosa
Cassidy, Pete
Caulkins, Edward & Robin
Cavan Corporation
Chadwick, Scott & Stacie
Chaplick, Scott & Camilla
Church of the Risen Christ
Close, Joan
Colorado State Bank & Trust
Competente, Perfecto & Estrella
Corder, Steve & Pat
Coushane, Bruce & Jennie
Craige, Catherine Laboure
Cropp, Deacon Bob & Peggy
Cruz, Arnie & Ana
Cunnane, Brian & Kay
Curran, Gerald & Nida
Damore, Tony & Diane
Davis, Jim
De Dios, Bobby & Regina
De Leon, Remedios
Deniken, Andrew & Leslie
Dennehy, Jan
Devera, Melva
Digo, Dawn
Donaldson, Linda
Dulay, Ovideo
E.M. Weckbaugh Foundation
Eason, Timothy & Shirley
Eckrich, Mark & Joan
Edwards, Jennifer
Eggert, William & Elizabeth
Engelmann, Karl & Melissa
Espeja, Roann
Esteron, Cristeta
Evans, Kevin & Linda
Fabro, Brigida
Faley, David & Jodi
Fangman, Matt & Terri
Filby, Matt & Julie
Filipino Night
Finegan, Jean
Fleming, Fred & Adeline
Fons, Randal & Sharon
Forster, Sue
Frank, Jim & Connie
Franzen, Steve & Kim
Frontz, Jasper & Jennifer
Funderburk, Ben & Sheri
Galicia, Maria Elena
Gallagher, Greg & Carrie
Gallagher, Mike & Liz
Gallo, Joe & Sylvia
Garden Chase Investment
Garovillas, Marie
Gerken, Ray & Tommie
Glodava, Phil & Donna
Goggin, Noel & Nimh
Golden Press
Goldwire, Hal & Miki
Gorder, Andrew & Jill
Granada, Mark
Green, Rev. John
Grepo, Norma
Grooters, Daniel & Jennifer
Gruidel, Jeff & Jennifer
Hagan, Mark & Madonna Borger
Hall, John & Linda
Hanzlik, Bill & maribeth
Harper, Anthony & Pamela
Harper, Victor & Jean
Hartman, Kendra
Havernan, Patrick & Johanna
Hayes, Charles
Heath, Chris & Laura
Heintzelman, Steven & Shelly
Heule, Tom & Lisa
Hilt, Mary Ann
Holtz, Thomas
Holzkamp, Kurt & Angela
Hone, Mack & Lisa Millet
Horne, Joanne
Hueckel, Glen & Sharon
Hut, Art & Laverne
J.P. (Bill Hanzlik's Friend)
Janiczek, Joseph & Mary
Jantomaso, Patricia
Jeske, Tim & Shar
Job, Sheryil
Johnson, Corey & Loraine
Jomoya, Rosalia
Jotte, Robert & Sonia
Jurlalero, Cornelia
Keating, Gary & Bridget
Keller, George
Kelley, Colleen
Kelley, Mark & Melanie
Kemberling, Rev. Andrew
Kennedy, Samuel & Elizabeth
Kennedy, Burke & Denise Munger
Kimzey, Bill & Carolyn
Kleman, Paul & Michelle
Kopp, Kevin & Nancy
Krietsch, Ann
Laber, Garald
Lane, Bill & Linda
Lane, Joyce Marie
Large, Robert
Leadbeater, Ellen
Liwanag, Wilfredo & Ludy
Lum Lung, Paul & Colleen
Mabley, Laura
Majka, Martin & Cindy
Malcolm, James & Holly
Malone, Bill & Terry
Manansala, Fred & Catherine
Mandapat, Elizabeth
Maranan, Melinda
Martin, Andrew
McAdam, Gary & Claudia
McCarthy, Patrick & Chris
McCoy, Maryann
McDermott, Shawn & Dana
McElhiney, Jan
McGarrity, Jeff & Sonia
McGowan, Dan
McGuigan, Maureen
McKenna, Tim & Marie
McKinzie, Gary & Jackie
McMillion Foundation
McPherson, J.R. & Ellen
Meno, Deanne
Mercer, Todd & Katie
Meske, Randal & Lucia
Micek, Leonard & Laura
Miller, Alan & Karen
Miller, Dorothy
Miscellaneous Cash
Mitchell, V.S. & A.F.
Modz, Frank & Bernadett
Monark, John & Barbara
Monark, Rosemary
Moore, Forrest & Shirley
Morrisoe, Patrick
Morton, Julie
Murphy, Mark & Kelli
Nagle, Midge
Natterman, Mary
Nepel, Jay & Jennifer
O'Brien, Jim & Susan
O'Shea, Ray & Colleen
Ocampos, Rodrigo & Bernadita
Olorvida, Cresencia
Oro, Patrick & Lisa
Orzal, Juliet
Osterman, Michael
Our Sunday Visitor
Pablo, Leony
Pallazo, Dominic & Ellen
Panasci, Ernest
Pasion, Phil & Lynne
Paterson, Nancy
Payos, Manilena
Pennies from Heaven
Perchiazzi, Tom & Amy
Perry, Sam & Becky
Picardo, Virginia
Piccone, George & Kristi
Pietro, Diane
Pitrone, Russ & Lucy
Polakovic, Mike & Terry
Post, Rick & Sharon
Priester, John & Rosemary
Pristera, Bob & Jo
Pruneda, Efrain
Rafferty, Jerry
Ramirez, John & Mary Lee
Rapatan, Thelma
Rapp, Dick & Nancy
Rastrelli, Deacon Alan & Brenda
Reed, Tom & Shelley
Reichardt, Gerry & Frances
Reyes, Araceli
Reyes, Angelita
Rice, Mary
Ricupero, Karen
Rivera, Antonio & Aurora
Robertson, David
Rood, Donna
Rorick, Brian & Beth
Rossi, Msgr. Walter
Runberg, David & Liz
Sablada, Amalia
Sakas-Sluder, Elena
Salem, Hassan & Sheila
Salvato, Mark & Laura
Samuels, Denzil & Shari
Sanderson, John & Joni
Sangalis, Steve & Moiria
Schaffer, Rev. Darrell
Schmidt, Andrew & Helene
Schneider, Joanie
Seeds of Hope
Sengco, Ronald & Mary Ann
Serra-Dagat, Reema
Shinner, Steve & Cindy
Sillecchia, Lucia
Smerker, Mimi
Smith, Colleen
Smith, Don & Eileen
Smith, Harris & Linda
Smith, Lee
Smith, Phil & Shari
Smith, Todd
Smooke, Douglas & Jean
Spirit of Chrit
St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Rose of Lima
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Stern, Tom & Katherine
Stevenson, Dean & Connie
Stroud, Steve & Mary
Sturges, Jerry & Jennifer
STM Office
STM Religious Education
STM School 2nd Grade, Mrs., De la Cuesta
STM School 2nd Grade, Mrs. Dornbos
STM School 2nd Grade, Mrs. Wink
STM School 5th Grade, Mrs. Whitehouse
STM School Student Council
STM Youth Ministry
Sullivan, Bill & Tricia
Sullivan, Douglas
Sweeney, Kevin & Rosanna
Sullivan, Joseph, Sean, Mike and Gracie
Talana, Mario & Loreto
Tapp, Mike & Betsy
Tedesco, Thomas & Karlyne
Terry, Jim & Stacy
Tewahade, Kebere & MIna
The Kelley Foundation
Victorian Tea Party
Thompson, Bob & Shelley
Thompson, Mike & Jane
Thony, Lucien & Olivia
Tilahun, Mengistu & Migbar
Todd, Richard & Joanie
Torres, Nestor & Marilyn
Trask, Linda
Trouchton, Terry & Marybeth
Turner, Patricia
Turner, Vicki
Utenick, Michael & Mary Ann
Uy, Cecil
Vargas, Rose
Vizurraga, Tony & Deanne
Walsh, Darren & Julia
Wegener, W.S.
Weger, John & Ruth Freige
Wegner, Len & Cathy
Welch, Marge
Weston, Leo & Bernadette
White, James & elizabeth
Wiley, Richard & Michelle
Wilhoite, William & Karen
Wolach, Pat
Wolberg, Wayne & Neice
Wood, Dennis & Linda
Wooods, Keith & Sally
Wright, Richard & Elizabeth,br /> Wulff, Sydnia
Yanez, Marcelina
Zacher, Karen
Zakovich, Paul & Marleen
Zapapas, Jim & Jan
Zimmerman, John & Mary
Zimmerman, John & Megan
ZTL Foundation

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August 07, 2015

Teardrop, Raindrop

by Rudy A. Arizala
06 August 2015

Solitary tear
Like slow raindrop
Fell; silent water
Made ripples below.
Only the heart know
Devastated soul
Swimming to survive
A raging storm
At innermost chord
Of a lonely heart!

Caressing wind blow
Drying up the tears
Of a grieving face.
Not a single trace
Of extreme sadness
On water’s surface
But at the bottom,
Extreme sadness reigns!
Ripples gone; not sadness
Despite wind caress!

August 04, 2015

Legacies of Mabini and Quezon

LEGACIES OF MABINI AND QUEZON
By Rudy A. Arizala
19 August 2015

I.Introduction
Perhaps due to maze of political, economic and security problems we are facing today, we forgot to give nation-wide recognition and celebration to two important births of the “Fathers of our nation”. The 23rd of July, the birthdate of Apolinario Mabini and 19 August, the birthdate of Manuel L. Quezon. On 23 July 2011, we inaugurated in Infanta, Quezon the reconstructed Gabaldon type of school building housing 12 modern, spacious classrooms for the Infanta Central School but we forgot to give due importance to two forlorn statues at the side of the newly inaugurated school building - that of Pres Manuel L. Quezon and of ex-Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Aguinaldo Government Apolinario Mabini.

The inauguration of said school building on 23 July was significant in the sense that on said date, a Filipino hero considered as the “Brain of the Philippine Revolution” was born at barrio (now Brgy. Talaga), Tanuan, Batangas. Incidentally, Mabini emphasized not only love of country but but also the value of education.

In paying tribute to his mother in his book: “La Revolucion Filipina” (The Philippine Revolution), he wrote as follows:

To My Mother:

When, still a child, I told you that I wanted to acquire learning, you were overjoyed , because your heart's desire was that a son of yours should be a priest; to he a minister of God was for you the greatest honour that a man could aspire to in this world.

Realizing that you were too poor to meet the expenses of my education, you worked as hard as you could, heedless of sun and rain, until you caught the illness that took you to your grave.

But I was not fated to be a priest. I am, however, convinced that the true minister of God is not one who wears a cassock, but everyone who

proclaims His glory by good works of service to the greatest possible number of His creatures, and I shall endevour to be faithful to your desires as long as I have the strength to do so.

Mabini in his ‘True Decalogue” wrote the importance of education in the development of good citizenry of a nation as follows:


"Third. Thou shalt cultivate the special gifts which God has granted thee, working and studying according to thy ability, never leaving the path of righteousness and justice, in order to attain thy own perfection, by means whereof thou shalt contribute to the progress of humanity; thus; thou shalt fulfill the mission to which God has appointed thee in this life and by so doing, thou shalt be honored, and being honored, thou shalt glorify thy God."

Mabini also said that the Filipinos should cultivate God-given special gifts; work and study hard - "according to thy ability, never leaving the path of righteousness and justice.. ."

Aside from the value of education, Mabini in his “True Decalogue advocated also love of country and striving for its independence.

The True Decalogue’s fourth paragraph provides:

“Thou shalt love thy country after God and thy honor and more than thyself: for she is the only Paradise which God has given thee in life, the only patrimony of they race, the only inheritance of they ancestors, and the only hope of thy posterity; because of her, thou hast life, love and interests, happiness, honor and God.”

And its Sixth Paragraph states: “Thou shall strive for the independence of they country: for only thou canst have any real interest in her advancement and exaltation, because her independence constitute your own glory and immortality.”

Another Filipino hero and patriot whose 137th birth anniversary we celebrate on 19 August 2015, is Manuel L. Quezon. He was born in Baler, Tayabas; rose to the Presidency of the Philippine Commonwealth and considered “the brain of Philippine Independence.”

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August 03, 2015

Ode to a Former Classmate: Expeding

ODE TO A FORMER CLASSMATE
-”EXPEDING”
by Rudy A . Arizala
Santiago, Chile 03 August 2015

Eternal rest you deserve
Xavier earth mission fulfilled
Public teacher you have served
Education of youth rendered
Duty to God and nation
Inculcated right conduct
Now Expeding rest in peace
God keep you in His mansion!


Expeding was my classmate in Grade II under Mrs. Consolacion Alvarez. Pls see picture below.

Grade II.Arizala.jpg

Expeding is in Second front row standing 4th from left of viewer; while I am in the last or back row standing third from left of viewer.
This group or Class photo was taken in 1938-39 by Mang Mariano Espena.

July 10, 2015

Ode to Omar Sharif

By Rudy A. Arizala
Santiago, Chile 10 July 2015

Orion’s star in desert land
Middle East as viewed from London
Arab land of the Green Crescent
Region of brave, noble warriors
Scene of “A Thousand Night” legend
Heart palpitate with great ardor
Admired heroic acts with love
Recorded in Zhivago’s world;
In Lawrence of Arabia land.
Find rest now in eternal peace!

July 06, 2015

Ode to Marie Louise Goux

NOTRE DAME DE VIE INSTITUTE (NDV) PHILIPPINES
Announces
The Entrance into Eternal Life of

MARIE LOUISE GOUX on July 6, 2015
(Born in France on May 6, 1924)

She was the Local Responsable (Superior) for many years until the year 2000. Her wake is at the NDV Center of Solitude for Asia on 383 Sentinela Road, Barangay Encanto, Angat, Bulacan. The schedule of Funeral Mass and interment will be announced later.
We invite you to join us in prayer as we thank God for the gift of Miss Goux to the Church in the Philippines whom she had served since her arrival from France in 1954.

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ODE TO MARIE LOUISE GOUX
By Rudy A. Arizala
Santiago, Chile, 06 July 2015

May you enter door of enternity
After serving Notre Dame de Vie
Reborn with love, blessed sanctity
Inspired us with peace and tranquility
Eternal blessings be yours always
Godliness, fidelity, Christian faith
Over the years you left behind us
Under your tutelage and guidance
Xavier Orient mission realized!

June 24, 2015

Death is not the end

by San Agustin de Hipona
(Translation from Spanish text to English text)
by Rodolfo A. Arizala
Santiago, Chile 24 June 2015

Death is nothing; simply I have entered the other room.
I am what I am, you are what you are.
What we are, to others we continue to be.

Give me the name what has always given me. Speak of me what you have always done. Do not speak in different tone of voice.

Do not be solemn and sad.

Continue laughing what has made us laughed together. Pray, smile, think of me.

That my name be uttered as what always you have done, without emphasis of any kind, without any tint of shadow.

Life is what has always been. The thread of life has not been broken.
Why should I be out of your mind, simply because I am out of your sight?

I wait for you; I am not far away, I am on the other side of the road.
Do you see? Everything is fine?

Do not weep if you love me. If you will know the gift of the Lord and what is Heaven! If you would hear the song of the Angels and see me amidst them. If you would see with your own eyes the horizons, the eternal meadows and the new paths I walk on. If for a moment you could contemplate as I do the beauty before me, all other beauties would pale in comparison.

Believe me: When death comes to break your ties which have chained me, and when one day which the Lord has appointed and designated, your soul will come to this Heaven in which you have preceded mine, on said day you will see again whom you have loved and who always will love you, and will find his heart with all its tenderness and purity.

You will see me again but transfigured and happy, no longer waiting for death, but walking forward with you on new paths of Light of Life, drinking with full satisfaction before the feet of the Lord the nectar with which nobody will never be thirsty again. End.