Boholano priest writes second book of Homilies

“Hashtags for Young Seekers” seeks to answer important questions that young people ask

BY PR | 05:01 PM November 9, 2019
Fr. Harold Anthony Parilla

Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary rector Fr. Harold Anthony Parilla launched on Saturday his second book of homilies entitled “Hashtags for Young Seekers” in a book selling activity at the front door of the St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral Parish.

Fr. Parilla presided the 9 a.m. mass at the cathedral and he was signing books thereafter until 11:30 a.m.

Book selling would happen the whole day at the cathedral until nine o’clock in the evening.

Fr. Parilla’s book was published by Creannovate Publishing House 2 years ago and was praised by several leaders, no less than His Excellency Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, who wrote the foreword of the book.

He said, “Reading through Harold’s reflections, I felt assured that I do not need to be embarrassed or fearful of my faults, misconceptions, wounds, pains, and doubts for God remains faithful and near to us. God knows we are pilgrims, God’s work in progress. That is why God walks with us, for alone we perish. God’s hope for us knows no bounds. These are some themes in Harold’s book that warmed my heart, as I wish they would yours.”

In this new volume, Fr. Harold targets young seekers.

He said, “We took the cue from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) which declared 2019 as the “Year of the Youth”, a segment of the preparation for the fifth centenary celebration of the arrival of Christianity in the country. This book is our modest contribution to the challenging and exciting ministry of accompanying young people in their own journey of faith.”

The books are sold at Php 499. Those who will buy it at St. Joseph’s Cathedral today will get a 10% discount. Those who buy three or more will get the books at Php400 each.

Movie actress and book author Dimples Romana wrote the foreword of the book.

In praise for Fr. Harold’s work, she said – “I read the reflections and immediately felt the Holy Spirit come upon me. What a beautiful testimony of God’s love. These reflections will tug at your heartstrings and make you rethink just how deep you can go when it comes to nurturing your faith. These stories have left me with a heart yearning for more and a spirit ready to give.”

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