Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 26: Day of Professionals

22 APRIL - Mark your calendar this April 26: this is the Day of Professionals.

Announced by the Diocesan Family and Life Ministry, prayers will be offered for our professionals who have helped us in areas where we need professional help. The Panalangin para sa mga Propesyonal is given by the ministry to be recited in all masses this April 26. The prayer goes this way:

"O Lord, we pray for all professionals: doctors, lawyers, teachers, caregivers, engineers, architects, and all those trained to be of service to your people in various fields of human need and undertaking. They have undergone long years of study and education to perfect the skills you gave them. Thank you for all those years, particularly for the talent you have shared to us through them.

Help them realize that all their gifts are given for the good of the whole human race in the spirit of stewardship in Jesus' name. May they utilize their talents that others may see in them the reflection of your infinite perfection. May they be drawn to the wellspring of life that only you can give.

With the help of Mary our Mother, we ask you this in the name of your beloverd Son in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Pasig Diocese joins Earth Day

15 APRIL - The ongoing climate change is a clear manifestation of the destruction of God's creation as a result of man's greed and apathy. If not reversed or mitigated, it will bring untold destruction and miseries specially to the vulnerable sector, the poor and the underprivileged.

It is in this regard that the Diocese of Pasig joins the world in observing "Earth Day" on April 22, 2009 to bring to the fore the issue of climate change to increase the awareness regarding this problem and for people to take concrete action to mitigate it.

Together with Balikatang Lingap Pamayanan, Inc. as the lead convener of Greensavers and Sinrisers net and CENRO of Pasig City, diocesan bishop Francisco San Diego announced that special masses will be held in all parishes on April 26 at 6:00 p.m. to highlight the call of caring for God's creation.

Friday, April 17, 2009

One-day accounting seminar

posted Apr 16, 2009 12:40 PM by Diocese Pasig

The Finance office of the Diocese of Pasig in coordination with the Audit department of the Archdiocese of Manila will be conduction a one-day Accounting Seminar in the Parish Management System of PIMs for Parish cashiers, bookkeepers and accountants. This is to introduce the new version of the accounting system to all parish finance personnel. It will be help on April 27, 2009, Monday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pasig Catholic College Computer Laboratory.

THE MILESTONE OF THE STA ROSA DE LIMA PARISH

By: Mayet M. Avis

The parish was erected last September 10, 1969 and it indeed has a very colorful and magnificent history.

Not like other parishes who celebrate their patron’s feast day annually, Sta. Rosa de Lima Parish celebrates theirs every other year. In celebration of this tradition, the last feast day was celebrated in Bagong Ilog on August 24, 2008. This glorious tradition was already agreed upon by both barangay Bagong Ilog and Sumilang several decades ago which was unanimously discussed by the elders of the barangays based on the history of the patron’s discovery.

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Latest announcements

Holy Week second collections

posted Apr 3, 2009 10:22 AM by Diocese Pasig

This is to remind all parishes of the second collections this Holy week:
April 5 (Palm Sunday) - Alay Kapwa
April 10 (Good Friday) - Holy Land
April 12 (Easter Sunday) - St. Peter's Sunday
Kindly remit the second collections to the curia not later than 15 days from the date of collection.

5th Asian Youth Day launch

posted Apr 1, 2009 1:53 PM by Diocese Pasig [ updated Apr 1, 2009 1:59 PM ]

As a kick-off activity for the Asian Youth Day which will be held on November 20-27, 2009 here in the Philippines, the Pasig Diocesan Youth Ministry will launch its AYDS - Days in the Diocese on April 26, 2009 at San Roque Parish, Pateros. There will be a Eucharistic Celebration at 3:30 p.m. followed by a short program and the delegation of the Diocesan Youth Cross to go to all parishes in the Diocese until November. For more information, contact Peter Capistrano at 09062351185, Mr. JC Perez at 09215422346 or Ms. Liberty anne Cana at 09228318403.

St. Jude Thaddeus Parish Fiesta

posted Mar 29, 2009 10:46 AM by Diocese Pasig

The St. Jude Thaddeus Parish is preparing for its 10th year anniversary this May 8, 2009. Its parish administrator is Fr. Vic Virtudazo.

Bishop of Pasig endorses "Padre de Pamilya"

MARCH 26 - Pasig bishop Francisco San Diego, D.D. followed the stream of bishops in the Metropolitan See of Manila in endorsing "Padre de Pamilya" as a mode for families to obtain a free bible for every household.

In a letter sent to all the priests in the diocese of Pasig, bishop Francisco likened having a bible to having a crucifix in every home. "Just like the crucifix, every Catholic home must have a bible in which the family life is centered and where they receive spiritual nourishment," announced the bishop.

For every ticket bought, a bible will be provided for every family in the program "Isang Biblia, Bawat Pamilya."

According the the letter endorsed by the Archbishop and the bishops of the Metropolitan See, "Padre de Pamilya" is an independent film about a Catholic family struggling to survive in a corrupt-laden society. It stars Ariel Rivera and Jacklyn Jose.

It will be shown in the SM Theaters from April 29 to May 5, 2009. Tickets will be sold at P130 each.

The Archbishop and bishops of the Metropolitan See of Manila are composed of Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes, Cubao Bishop Hoonesto Ongtioco, Kalookan Bishop Deogracias Iniguez, Jr., Manila Auxiliary Bishop Bernardino Cortez, Manila Auxiliary Bishop Roderick Pabillo, Novaliches Bishop Antonio R. Tobias, Paranaque Bishop Jesse Mercado, and our Pasig Bishop Francisco C. San Diego.

Paschal Mystery and the integrity of creation

MARCH 31 - "One of the big issues we have to face in our time is that of the environment: the destruction of God's creation."

This was revealed by Fr. John Leydon in a recollection given to the Clergy of the Diocese of Pasig last March 31.

Dr. Leydon indicated that something catastrophic will happen in the next 50 years unless people change their ways.

Unfortunately, this issue is not connected with our faith in Jesus, Christ crucified.
"Unlike the people of indigenous culture who are connected to the elements and all beings and there is a sense of the Sacred in creation all around them, we have lost that connectedness; nature for us is just a bunch of objects to be processed for human use. We have lost our sense of the sacred in god's creation. Worse, we have labeled it "progress" and "development."

Fr. Leydon connected creation with the paschal mystery. "Jesus is the second person of hte Trinity, but he is also the flowering of God's creation. The modern story of creation tells us of a single unfinished event from energy, to matter, to the first life cell, to mulitcellular life, to humanity. Jesus emerges out of this process not as an infividual human being but as representing all of humanity and all of creation."

Fr. Joven Antique is the minister for the newly created Ministry of Ecology of the Diocese of Pasig.