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RIP: Fr. Antonio Enacmal SVD

Fr. Antonio, or Fr. Tony, as he was called, was born in Sariaya, Quezon. He was ordained priest in 1968. His first assignment was as an assistant priest in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro. The next 29 years would see him in different assignments in the island of Mindoro. After a year in the parish at Calapan, he was assigned as assistant in Pinamalayan for three years from 1970 to 1973. Then on 1973-1975, he became the parish priest of Abra de Ilog. The bishop at that time was the late Bishop Simeon Valerio who called him to work at the Chancery. Thus, from 1975 to 1983 he performed the following tasks: Chancellor, Social Action Director, Superintendent of the Diocesan schools, and Coordinator of the Mangyan missions. Afterwards, he was assigned from 1983 to 1989 as Parish Priest and School director in Pola. From 1989 to 1992, he was at the San Rafael Mission House where he was Praeses and Novitiate Treasurer at the same time. From 1992 to 1999 he was in the Divine Word College of Calapan where he was the Administrative and Finance Officer and Director of basic education. In 1999 he was transferred to the Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay. Then from 2000 to 2002 he was the Praeses at the Verbum House of Studies in Los Baños. In 2002 he returned to Tagaytay to be the Director of the Retreat House and at the same time the House Treasurer. In 2004 he was assigned at the Villa Cristo Rey retirement house to be the treasurer. In 2005 he was assigned at the Saint Jude National Shrine where he was the dedicated and patient confessor to the many devotees of Saint Jude. He stayed there until 2011 when illness forced him to move to the Villa Cristo Rey. Even though officially retired , he made himself available for confessions at St. Jude, especially on Thursdays when there are so many devotees flocking to the Shrine. On September 20, he was rushed to Lourdes Hospital because of internal bleeding and vomiting. His condition rapidly deteriorated until he breathed his last at 1:00 PM on September 23, 2018 after having received the last sacraments.

 

His funeral is scheduled on September 26, Wednesday , 3 PM at Christ the King Seminary.

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3rd Sunday of Lent (Year C)

March 24, 2019

Gospel Reading Lk 13, 1-9

 

At that time some people who were present there told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. He said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!

“Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them - do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!”

And he told them this parable: “ There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. (So) cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?’ he said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilise it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not, you can cut it down.’”

 

Reflection

 

The first reading from the Book of Exodus on the call of Moses contains two teachings that are of great consequence. First, it lays down the starting point and the purpose of every vocation where its significance is clarified in all its beauty. Second, it provides us with the first self-identification of God. Here the true essence of God is revealed. God wants to be present in the lives of his people; he is concerned with what happens to them. Let us look at the text. God says to Moses: I have seen the suffering of my people; I have heard their cry; I know well the suffering they are undergoing; and I am upset, I am disturbed, I have decided to do something, to intervene, and to set my people free. And now comes a description of the inconceivable way in which God decided to pursue and to accomplish his plans. He continued saying to Moses: I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people out of Egypt.

THIS IS NOT FAIR! This is a natural and an understandable reaction to what God did. He sees and hears the suffering of the people and is affected and disturbed by this. He has decided to do something about the situation of the Israeli yes in Egypt. Then, he sends Moses to do it. Is this fair? Here, we are dealing with the mystery of how God deals with his people in the world, including us today. God will not and cannot intervene directly in this world. He needs the instrumentality of people who are willing to give him their flesh and bones, their bodies, their talents and gifts through which He will make His presence felt in the midst of the human situation. He needs people in order to do what He wants done for the people and for the world as a whole. The only assurance Moses gets is this promise from God: Do not be afraid, I will be with you. As if God is saying to Moses: It is not you who will do the work. I will be with you and will see you through it. Just trust me.

The beauty of our Christian calling is that our human life, our human actions can become the carriers of God's saving actions. I am a partner of God. My life, therefore, counts. If God chooses someone he will stay with this person no matter how unfaithful the person may be. If I refuse God he will not stop loving me, but he might have to use another person to reach me.

 

By Fr. Magdaleno Fabiosa, SVD

 

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