Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Liturgical Ministry releases guidelines on All Saints and Souls Days

PASIG CITY - Diocesan liturgical minister Fr. Daniel Estacio reminds all clergy of the  Diocese of Pasig to observe the liturgical guidelines for the Solemnity of the All Saints and Commemoration of the faithful departed on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, respectively.

In the circular sent by the Chancery, Fr Mar Baranda wrote: "All masses in the morning, afternoon and evening of November 1, Saturday will take the proper (readings and prayers) of the Solemnity of all Saints.

However, we decree that those who will participate in the Masses on the evening of the Solemnity of all Saints, Saturday, November 1 also satisfy their Sunday Obligation.

All masses on November 2, Sunday, will take the proper (readings and prayers) of the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day) since the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed takes precedence over Sundays in Ordinary Time. (Table of Liturgical Precedence: 1,3; II, 6)"

Fr. Daniel also shared a Facebook reminder to the all that "October 31, November 1 and 2 are Sacred days and NOT scared days."

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pagsasara ng Taon ng mga Laiko, idinaos sa Pasig

PASIG CITY - Idinaos ang Pagsasara ng Taon ng mga Laiko sa pamamagitan ng banal na misang pinangunahan ng Obispo ng Pasig Mylo Hubert Vergara noong ika-25 ng Oktubre 2014 sa Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral.

Tatlong mensahe ang binanggit ng mahal na Obispo para sa mga layko: ang pinili, ang pinagpala, at ang pinakamamahal.

Una, pinili ang layko upang maglingkod.

“Ang ating mga layko ay biyaya mula sa Diyos … sa lahat ng mga pinili upang maglingkod, ikaw ang pinili,” wika ni Bishop Mylo.

Ikalawa, binanggit niya na pinagpala ang layko ng Diyos. 

Nagbigay ng napapanahong paalala ang Obispo, “Pinagpala ka.  Maraming nagagawa ang Parokya, ngunit ano man ang galing natin ay hindi atin, kundi dahil sa kanya (sa Diyos),”

Ikatlo, ang layko ay pinakamamahal ng Diyos.

“Pinili ka sapagkat minamahal ka ng Diyos … at ano ang iyong tugon?  Pag-ibig din,” wika ni Bishop.

Samantala, opisyal na pinahayag ng Chancellor Fr. Mar Baranda sa banal na misa ang bagong assignment ng mga kaparian bilang kura paroko, school directors at parochial vicars simula ika-1 ng Pebrero 2015.

“Kapag may paring ipinadala sa inyong parokya, pinagpala kayo ng Diyos… mahalin niyo ang mga pari,” paalala ng Obispo.

Binasbasan din ni Bishop Mylo ang imahe ng Santo Papa Juan Pablo II, tanda ng pagtangi natin sa Santo Papang nakabisita sa ating bansa noong 1981 sa beatification ni Lorenzo Ruiz at noong 1995 sa para sa Pandaigdigang Araw ng mga Kabataan.

Ang rurok ng pagbabasbas ng imahe ay ang paghahandog sa madla ng mga banal na pangunahing relikya ng Banal na Papa, ang bahid ng kanyang dugo at hibla ng buhok .  Ang mga ito’y binigyan pitagan ng mga mananampalataya pagkatapos ng misa.


Samantala, iginawad ni Bishop Mylo ang parangal sa labing
pitong mga lider-layko sa pamamagitan ng Lay Leadership Awards bago matapos ang misa. (Ulat ni Fr. Lito Jopson)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pasig Lay leaders recognized in the closing of the Year of the Laity

PASIG CITY – Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara gave the Lay Leadership Award to those rendering invaluable service in the different diocesan commissions and ministries in the Eucharistic Celebration of the Closing of the Year of the Laity held last October 25, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pasig City.  The recipients of the Lay Leadership Award are the following:

Tony and Tita Kosca, Family and Life Ministry; Pedro Estaquio Capistrano, Youth Ministry; Mary Tan, Catechetical Ministry; Conrado Alvez, Jr., Media and Public Affairs Ministry; Eric Gonzales, Prison Ministry; Manuel Gonzales, Jr., PPCRV; Irish Menguito, PADSS; Augusto “Prof. Tito” Morales, Liturgical Affairs; Geling Julian, Vocation Ministry; and Frankmar Cabeltis, Mission Ministry.

Marifel Castriciones, Biblical Apostolate; Thely Bautista, Marian Movements; Antonio Manalo, Jr., Charismatic Movement; Anita Concepcion, BEC; Wilfrieda Legaspi, Cultural Heritage; Elsa Verdadero Perlas, SSDM; and Gertrudes Bautista, Council of the Laity. (Report by Fr. Lito Jopson)

Pasig Chancellor announces New Parish assignments

BY FR. MARIANO BARANDA, CHANCELLOR

For the first time in the the Diocese of Pasig, a general reshuffle of priests will be held in February 2015.  In the past, there have been movements or changes in assignments involving certain parishes where the need was immediate. The general reshuffle is aimed at providing the parish and the parishioners an opportunity to work together under a new leadership.

In preparation for the general reshuffle, the bishop created a personnel board with the task of studying and preparing the new assignments of priests.  It was through a careful evaluation and assessment of the priest’s charisma and strength to complement the parish needs as shown in the survey results, that the board made its recommendations to the bishop for his perusal and approval. However it is the bishop who made the final decision on the assignments. 

We thank you dear parishioners for supporting and taking care of your parish priests for the past years. We ask that they be welcomed with joy to their new assignments even as we pray for a more fruitful ministry.

 By order of His Excellency Most Rev. Mylo Hubert C. Vergara D.D. bishop of Pasig, I now announce to you the new assignments effective February 1, 2015.
Fr. Arnold Eramis, from St. Michael Chaplaincy, The Fort Taguig to Sta. Rosa de Lima, Pasig;
Fr. Joselito Jopson, from Sto. Rosario de Pasig to Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pasig;
Fr. Amando Litana, from the Shrine of St. Anne to Sta. Clara de Montefalco, Pasig;
Fr. Michael Ortega, from St. Ignatius to San Guillermo, Pasig;
Fr. Roy Rosales, from San Roque to Holy Family, Pasig;
Fr. Loreto Sanchez, from Sta. Marta to San Antonio Abad, Pasig;
Fr. Victor Virtudazo, from St. Jude Thaddeus to San Sebastian, Pasig;
Fr. Jimmy Montecillo, OAD, San Agustin, Pasig;
Fr. Julito Villerente, CP, Sta. Marta, Pasig;
Fr. Simplicio Roxas, Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception Cathedral;
Fr. Bernardo Carpio, Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

Fr. Jorge Bellosillo, from Holy Family to San Roque, Pateros;
Fr. Joeffrey Catuiran, from San Guillermo to St. Ignatius, Taguig;
Fr. Renier Llorca, from Sta. Clara de Montefalco to St. Anne, Taguig;
Fr. Apolinario Matilos, from Immaculate Conception to St. John the Baptist, Taguig;
Fr. Edmond Reynalod, from Sto. Tomas de Villanueva to St. Michael, Taguig;
Fr. Royger Ballaran, OSJ, Fr. Peter the Fisherman, Taguig.

Fr. Mariano Baranda, from Sta. Rosa de Lima to Holy Rosary, Taguig;
Fr. Juvi Coronel, from St. John the Baptist to Perpetual Help, Taguig;
Fr. Daniel Estacio, from St. Joseph to Sto. Niño de Taguig;
Fr. Danny Flores, Sagrada Familia, Taguig;
Fr. Rizalino Jose, from Sta. Lucia to Maria Reyna ng mga Apostoles, Taguig;
Fr. Reynaldo Reyes, from St. Vincent Ferrer to St. Joseph, Taguig; also Chaplain Of SM Aura;
Fr. Pedro Enrique Rabonza IV, from Maria Reyna ng mga Apostoles to St. Michael Chaplaincy, Taguig;
Fr. Mark Sese, from Perpetual Help to Ina ng mga Dukha, Taguig;
Fr. Arnel Martinez, SSS, St. Vincent Ferrer, Taguig.

Fr. Paulino Balagtas, from Sto. Niño to Sta. Lucia, Pasig;
Fr. Darwin Calderon, from San Antonio Abad to Sto. Tomas de Villanueva, Pasig;
Fr. Emmanuel Hipolito, from San Sebastian to Sto. Niño de Pasig;
Fr. Hernandez Mendoza, from St. Michael to St. Jude Thaddeus, Pasig;
Fr. Errol Mananquil, from Sagrada Familia to Immaculation Conception, Karangalan, Pasig;
Fr. Hokan Samson, from Sto. Niño de Pasig to Sto. Rosario de Pasig.

Two of our priests will have fulltime assignments to manage our parochial schools:
Fr. Orlando Cantillon, School director of Bicutan Parochial School, Colegio de Sta. Ana, Holy Family Parochial School of Kapitolyo, Sto. Niño Catholic School, Taguig, and Sto. Niño Parish School, Greenpark;
Fr. Orlindo Ordoña, School director of Escuela Catolica de San Sebastian, Pasig Catholic College, Pateros Catholic School, and Tipas Catholic School.

Our Vicars Foraine are:
Fr. Joselito Jopson, Vicariate of the Immaculate Conception;
Fr. Darwin Calderon, Vicariate of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva;
Fr. Renier Llorca, Vicariate of St. Anne;
Fr. Daniel Estacio, Vicariate of Sto. Niño.



Thursday, October 16, 2014

MTRCB INVITES PASIG TO MEDIA SUMMIT

PASIG CITY - the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) invites the Diocese of Pasig to its Second Family and Child Summit on November 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Dubbed with the theme "Matalinong Panonood Para sa Pamilya at Lipunan nina Juan at Juana", the Summit aims to empower parents and responsible adults, including community leaders, educators and formators, in developing the viewing habits of the young.  Also, the summit intends to further strengthen our collaboration with stakeholders to promote a value-oriented and audience-sensitive media and entertainment culture.

MTRCB invites a small ccontingentled by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, Diocesan Minister of Media and Public Affairs Fr. Joselito Jopson and Vice-Chancellor Fr. Mark Sese for the event.

If you are interested to join please contact the Ministry of Media and Public Affairs at 6429672 and look for Buboy or email us at dioceseofpasig@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Two Churches dedicated to the Holy Rosary to hold Eucharistic Celebrations

The Parish of Sto. Rosario de Pasig Parish in Rosario, Pasig City, will close the Jubilee Year with the Eucharistic celebration to be officiated by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara on October 13, 2014 at 6 p.m.  The mass will also be highlighted with Episcopal Coronation of the 18th century image of Sto. Rosario de Pasig.

Meanwhile the Parish of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Lower Bicutan, Taguig City will hold the Rite of Dedication of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church on October 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.  Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara will the main celebrant.

Priests, religious sisters and all faithful are invited to these celebrations.


RCBP to promote coordination between Church and Barangay

PASIG CITY - Pasig Priest-coordinator Fr. Jhun Sanchez, underscored the presence of the Church in the Barangay assemblies last October 12, 2014 to promote the programs and activities of the Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan or UBAS.

Fr. Jhun said that is in pursuant to the memorandum DILF-NCR Director Renato Brion dated September 10, 2014 and Memorancum Circular no. 2014-100 from DILG Sec. Mar Roxas dated August 18, 2014.

During the Assemblies, the barangays are enjoined to undertake various activities such as the delivery of the State of Barangay Address (SOBA), discussion of compliance to DILG Circular no. 2014 - 81 and issues and concerns affecting the barangay, and other activities that would create public awareness on and generate participation in said undertaking.

According to DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, the SOBA should emphasize on the accomplishments of the first semester and the financial report the itemized monthly collections and disbursement, the summary of income and expenditures, and update on the on-going programs and projects of the barangay.

Other programs include disaster preparedness, sold waste management, peace and order situation, particularly on the proliferation of the activities pertaining to illegal drugs in the barangay, monitoring and strict enforcement of the laws against human trafficking at the barangay level
and monitoring and strict enforcement of existing laws and ordinances on stray animals.