Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Invitation to write news

We have invited people from the Diocese of Pasig, who are members of "Daloy" to write articles on what is going on in their respective areas.

We would be greatly enriched with your articles. God bless!

"Higher Calling"

July 22, 2009

Just what exactly is the "higher calling" as Gov. Panlilio mentioned in the news?

This is not to react to his statement, but the "higher calling" is a highly theological concept that demands reflection. For there is no hierarchy of vocations, nor a civil position definitely be regarded as "higher" than an ecclesiastical position?

What exactly is the "higher calling"? This could be a prelude to opening one's heart to the call of the Divine Master to do His will and to pattern one's life after Him. Whether it be a street cleaner or a manager in a bank, as long as one knows it is God's calling, then he freely responds to the way of life.

There are three states as taught by the Church, each equally important based on the charism given to each of us by the Holy Spirit. These are the single-blessed life, the married life, and the priesthood. There could not be any calling higher than these because these are where God calls us to live a life of holiness and martyrdom.

How do we respond to God? This is our higher call. What do you think?

For information about the priestly vocation, click here.

Fr. Lito Jopson

Monday, July 20, 2009

TWO MAJOR YOUTH EVENTS TO BE HELD IN MANILA

Two major youth events will be held in Manila - the 5th Asian Youth Day on November 20-27 and Pilgrimage of Trust on February 3-7 next year.

This was announced by by John Carlo Perez, RSW, Asst. Coordinator of Pasig Diocesan Youth Ministry and noted by Fr. Juvi Coronel, PDYM Director.

The Fifth Asian Youth Day (SYD5) will focus on the Word of God and the Eucharist with the Theme "YAsia Fiesta! Young Asians: Come Together, Share the Word, Live the Eucharist".

A significant component of the AYD5 will be the Days in the Diocese where the delegates will stay with host-parishes and families. Pasig will host to about 200 delegates, both locals and foreigners.

Meanwhile, a meeting intended for young people from all over the world called the "Pilgrimage of Trust on earth" will be held in Manila on February 2010.

Begun by Taize's founder, the late Brother Roger, this will be the fifth meeting of its kind in Asia, and the second for the Philippines that hosted the event last 1991.

Dubbed with the theme "inner life and human solidarity, the meeting is aimed to support young people in their search for God and in their desire to commit themselves in the Church and society. Trust, peace, and reconciliation will be central themes of the meeting.

For more information regarding this meeting please contact the National Secretariat for Youth Apostolate at (632) 5279567 or email at ecy@info.com.ph. Their office is located at the CBCP building, 470 Gen. Luna St. Intramuros, Manila.

The PDYM would also like to remind the young people about the on-going Pilgrimage of the Youth Cross and Icon of Our Lady in the parishes as part of the awareness campaign for these momentous events. This started last April 2009 and will end on November 2009.