Monday, June 21, 2010

Management Meeting: 27 June


I would like to call a Management Meeting on Sunday, 27 June 2010. Venue will be at the Castle Hill Masonic Centre. Meeting will start at 5:00 PM.

Please make every effort to attend and all are welcome.

Agenda :

(a) Half year report

(b) Activities for the next five months: Ladies Night; Third Degree Exemptification, Christmas Party, Re -installation and Investiture of Officers, Membership, other matters.

 Hope to see you all.

Together brethren,
Bro Manny Maniago
WM LJR 1045

Friday, June 18, 2010

"Her Son, Jose Rizal" Play: 17-20 June

Congratulations to Fine Artists Collaborations. The play was magnificent, entertaining and enriches our Filipino heritage. RJ Rosales [very talented son of our Bro Ross & Baby Rosales, Moderator.] as Dr Jose Rizal in the centre stage and Manny Diel as Rizal in the prison cell were both superb in their roles, same as Belen Mendoza in her role as Dona Teodora. If ever have another chance I would watch it again. I think there are four artists playing the role of Rizal's mother in the four sessions. The play lasts one and a half hour. Highly recommended . We thoroughly enjoyed the night.


Bro Manny Maniago
Filipino Community Cooperative Limited
A Fine Artists Collaboration
[Production debut]
"Her Son, Jose Rizal"
A Theatre Piece by Leonor Orosa Goquingco
Directed by Armando Reyes
Featuring RJ Rosales [of Miss Saigon fame] & a great cast
at Tom Mann Theatre
136-140 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW
17, 18 & 19 June 20101 at 7 PM
Matinee 20 June 2010 at 2 PM

Thursday, June 17, 2010

BusinessWorld Weekender: Clash of the dogmas

BusinessWorld Weekender: Clash of the dogmas

"A history of acrimony: Rogelio L. de los Santos noted in Patriots, Masonry and the Filipino Religious Psyche (a research project of the National Historical Institute, 2006), mentions that while the Masons were looked upon favorably by the Church in the early days (requirements for admission even included confession, and profession of faith in the Holy Trinity), by the 17th and 18th centuries, "the religious character of the Masons would be subjected to doubt and criticism, owing to members who were influenced by the liberal and anti-clerical ideas of the Period of Rationalism and Secularism" (1600-1700 A.D.).

Reverend James Anderson, the minister of a Scottish Presbyterian Church in London, said to have been influenced by John Calvin, introduced the concept of God as "the Great Architect of the Universe" in Masonic teaching. In 1723, Mr. Anderson and John Desaguliers drew up the Masonic constitution and ritual; it kept the framework of the old operative Masonic guilds but alterations were made that removed the Catholic soul and spirit from these constitutions. The Craft was opened to Jews and other non-Catholic believers, further alienating the Church.

Past Grand Master Reynold S. Fajardo, explained Masonry’s appeal in The Brethren: Masons in the Struggle for Philippine Independence (published by Enrique L. Locsin and the GLP, 1998): "Masonry preached religious tolerance based on an irreducible minimum of belief in God and the immortality of the soul, personal and civic morality, liberty, equality and peace. It emphasized the ideals of brotherhood, freedom of conscience, tolerance, as well as the absence of class, caste, and race requirement as its standards of admission.""

[Click link above to read the full article.]

Friday, June 11, 2010

District 32 Sportman's Night: 16 June


District Sportman's Night conducted by the Hills Lodge this Wednesday,  16th June at 7.30 pm.

No regalia, Lodge not opened and ladies and partners are especially invited;  speaker is John Konrads. Dress casual.

Those interested brethren together with sisters are most welcome. Remy and myself are attending this function.


Bro Manny Maniago