Sunday, October 16, 2016

PCMMA 2016 Winners proclaimed


Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara hands prestigious PCMMA Award to Simbayanan ni Maria multi-purpose coop marketing and IT department for their official publication "newscoop" (Photo by Albert Geres)

PASIG CITY - The Diocese of Pasig announced the winners of the 2016 Pasig Catholic Mass Media Awards last October 15, 2016 at the Aula Minor of Pasig Catholic College.

The awards were handed personally by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara; assisting are Fr. Lito Jopson and Randy Alvez, Priest-coordinator and lay-coordinator of the Pasig Social Communications and Public Affairs Ministry, respectively.

The awardees for this year are:

Best Facebook or Twitter account- “Dambana ni Sta. Marta, Parokya ng San Roque, Pateros” by Kyle Rafaelle M. Vasallo, San Roque Parish, administrator

Best NEWS PHOTO - “65th Annual Foundation Week/ white-blue” by Pilar Becares, Pateros Catholic School

Best NEWS, OPINION, OR FEATURE ARTICLE, GRADE SCHOOL LEVEL - “Lenten Season: A call to prayer”, Written by Ezra Marie Pintucan, Pateros Catholic School

BEST NEWS, OPINION, OR FEATURE ARTICLE - “Teen Issue:# Stop Cyber Bullying”, Written by Mark Louis Ampong, Shania Lei Rodriguez, Carmela Suico, Andrea Dimagmaliw, Angela Louise Senen and John Vincent Cruz, Pateros Catholic School

BEST NEWSLETTER OR MAGAZINE - “Newscoop”: Official Publication of Simbayanan ni Maria Multi-purpose Cooperative, published by Simbayanan ni Maria Multi-purpose Cooperative, Sagrada Familia

BEST VIDEO DOCUMENTARY, SHORT FILM: (1-29.59 mins.) - “Ugly Heart” by PCC-Center for Culture and Arts and Gabrielle Mejia, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, producers

BEST VIDEO DOCUMENTARY, LONG FILM: (30 mins. up) - “Sa may Bahay” by Mari Angelo T. Alvarez, St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, producer

BEST WEBSITE - “www.simbayanancoop.org”, Simbayanan ni Maria Multi-purpose Coop by Marketing and I.T. Department of Simbayanan Coop, Sagrada Familia, administrators.

The bishop's talk centered on communication as connection, communion, and compassion.

Addressing all Pasig media practitioners, the bishop concluded with a timely quote from St. Teresa of Jesus whose feast day landed on the same day as the awards event, October 15, "Christ has no body now but yours; no hands, no feet on earth but yours.  Your are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion on this world.  Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body.  Christ has no body now on earth but yours."

Monday, September 5, 2016

BISHOP MYLO – TEENAGER NA ANG PASIG

PASIG CITY, 21 AGOSTO 2016 – “Teenager na po ang diyosesis,” pahayag ng Obispo ng Pasig Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D. sa misa pasasalamat para sa ika-13 anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Diyosesis ng Pasig.

Binaliktanaw ng Obispo ang panahon nang bahagi pa ang Pasig, Pateros, at Taguig ng Arkidiyosesis ng Maynila hanggang sa naging diyosesis ito noong ika-21 ng Agosto, 2003.

Binase niya ang kanyang pahayag sa mga pagbasa sa Linggong ito.

“Dumaan sa makipot na pintuan.  Hindi ito madaling daanan.  Isinabuhay ni Hesus ang misteryo Paskual ng kanyang paghihirap, kamatayan, at muling pagkabuhay.  Tularan natin si Kristo sa misteryo Paskual,” paanyaya ng Obispo, “at ang uuwian natin ang ang Diyos Ama, Anak, at Espiritu Santo kasama ang Mahal na Birheng Maria at mga banal.”

“Ang Diyosesis ay naglalakbay din.  Mula sa pamumuno ng yumaong si Bishop San Diego, dumaan din ito sa maraming pagsubok sa buhay ng diyosesis tulad ng pagtatatag ng curia’t ang pamamastol sa mga pari’t mga naglilingkod sa ubasan ng Panginoon.”

Inanyayahan ni Bishop Mylo ang lahat sa Diyosesis ng Pasig na pagsumikapang pumasok sa makipot na pintuan.

“Marami hamon ang kinahaharapan ng diyosesis tulad ng pagpapawa ng kisame ng katedral.  Mayroon pa tayong retirement home at pastoral center na ginagawa sa Sta. Clara de Montefalco Parish.  Kailangan tayong magsumikap. Hindi ito magagawa ng inyong Obispo lamang,” paalala ni Bishop Mylo.

Pinaalalahanan din tayo ng mahal na Obispo na tupdin ng lahat ang nais ng Panginoon. “Gawin natin ang gusto Niya.  Ipagpatuloy natin ang pagsasabuhay Kristiyano at pagkakaisa.  Tandaan ang motto, ‘Ut unum sint.’ (“That they may be one.”)  Mararating din natin ang buhay na walang hanggan.”

Samantala, ang Edades Family ang tinanghal ng Parokya ng Immaculate Conception Cathedral bilang natatanging pamilya ng Parokya para sa pagdiriwang ng Natatanging Taon ng Habag, Eukaristiya at Pamilya.

Ang Edades Family na kinabubuuan ng mag-asawang Bert at Josefina ay 31 taon nang kasal.  Sila’y may mga limang anak: Thea, Migs, Paulo, Gelo, at Leah.  Si Bert ay kasalukuyang ikalawang Pangulo ng ICC Music Ministry at ang buong pamilya’y aktibong lumalahok sa Simbahan bilang miyembro ng koro.   Fr. Lito Jopson, PDMSC, lawaran ni Conrad Alvez, PDMSC

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bishop Francisco: steward, servant, and shepherd

PASIG CITY - Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara headed the celebration of the Holy Eucharist celebrating the first death anniversary of the late first Pasig Bishop Francisco C. San Diego, D.D. in the Immaculate Conception Cathedral last August 26, 2016.

Speaking before representatives of various parishes of the diocese, religious sisters, incardinated and guest priests, and students of the diocese, Bishop Mylo consoled the flock of Pasig, "Bishop Francisco is interceding for us in heaven."

He described Bishop Francisco as a Steward, Servant, and Shepherd.

"As a Steward, he nourished the gift of vocation to serve God in the priesthood and episcopacy.  We must make sure to take care of what we simply borrowed," reminded the Bishop.

On being a servant, Bishop Francisco's motto is "Servus Dei".  "He served the Church till his last breath.  Even in his last breath, he gave his life to the flock.  We are called in many ways: as teachers, as parents, and others.  How have I been a servant, giving all to the Lord?"  challenged the Bishop.

Third, as a shepherd, Bishop Mylo reminded the flock of Pasig of the motto of the diocese, "Ut Unum Sint" (That all may be one).  He said, "Amidst the difficulties, the tendency to give in to division, let us work for healing and reconciliation."

Bishop Francisco died following a bout of lung cancer and other complications.  He was buried inside the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.  He was 79. Fr. Lito Jopson, photo by Conrad Alvez