Thursday, December 30, 2010
To: all Parish Priests / Administrators/ Chaplains
Last December 21, 2010, the Holy Father has accepted the resignation of Bishop Francisco San Diego, D.D. from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Pasig and appointed his Eminence, Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, D.D. as the Apostolic Administrator.
We therefore would like to request your Reverences to instruct your parish secretaries to address all requests for correction of church records, dispensations, clearances and other chancery concerns to the newly appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese.
Fr. Mariano Baranda, Chancellor
Thursday, December 23, 2010
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BY FR. JOSELITO JOPSON
VATICAN CITY - The Holy Father addressed the Philippine bishops of Luzon including Pasig Bishop Franciso C. San Diego, D.D. on the recently concluded Ad Limina visit from November 27 – December 7, 2010.
From the New Advent Website, the visit ad limina means, technically, “the obligation incumbent on certain members of the hierarchy of visiting, at stated times, the “thresholds of the Apostles”, Sts. Peter and Paul, and of presenting themselves before the pope to give an account of the state of their dioceses.
The object of the visit is not merely to make a pilgrimage to the tombs of the apostles, but, above all, to show the proper reverence for the Successor of St. Peter, to acknowledge practically his universal jurisdiction by giving an account of the condition of particular churches, to receive his admonitions and counsels, and thus bind more closely the members of the Church to its divinely appointed head.”
According to Vice-Chancellor Fr. Mark See, the visit was highlighted by an audience of the bishops to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and a visit to the different dicasteries of the Roman Curia, which is a term used by Vatican corresponding to a ministry or department as subdivisions of the Papal Curia.
If a bishop has difficulty traveling from one dicastery to another, as in the case of Bishop San Diego, Fr. Mark observed, “The bishops with their fraternal kindness extended to the bishop assistance in their long walk to the different offices of the dicastery.”
Last November 25, the 35 Luzon Bishops celebrated Mass at the crypt of St. Peter where they also had the opportunity to venerate the remains of the Prince of the Apostles and recite the Creed.
They concelebrated at the 4 major Basilicas of St. Peter, St. Paul, Sta. Maria Maggiore, and St. John Lateran. They also attended Pope Benedict’s general audience last December 1 at St. Peter’s Basilica and celebrated mass at the Our Lady of Peace Chapel where the remains of St. Josemaria was laid.
The message of the Holy Father
In the audience of the Holy Father with the Luzon Bishops including our very own Bishop Francisco, he commended them for their commitment to uphold life from conception and their efforts to counter any move to push for the approval of the Reproductive Health bill.
“In the light of this prophetic task, I commend the Church in the Philippines for seeking to play its part in support of human life from conception until natural death, and in defense of the integrity of marriage and the family,” said Pope Benedict.
“The task of proclamation touches upon issues relevant to the political sphere,” explained the Roman Pontiff. “For her part, the Church contributes most toward the building of a just and charitable social order when, by preaching the truths of the Gospel, and bringing to bear on all fields of human endeavour the light of her doctrine and of a Christian witness, she respects and fosters the political freedom and responsibility of citizens,” quoting Gaudium et Spes, no. 76.
Pope Benedict also underscored the role of social communications and the Church’s commitment to uplift the lives of the poor.
“It is important that the Catholic laity proficient in social communications take their proper place in proposing the Christian message in a convincing and attractive way. If the Gospel of Christ is to be a leaven in Filipino society, then the entire Catholic community must be attentive to the force of the truth proclaimed with love.”
Noting how the Filipinos remain without employment, the Holy Father appreciated the charitable actions and prophetic statements of the bishops on behalf of the poor and called on everyone to fight against corruption.
“There is a clear and consistent application of the rule of law through the land,” the Pope explained.
Though Bishop San Diego came back from a long and tiring flight, he was still able to celebrate the Holy Eucharist for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception last December 8 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Fr. Rabonza advised the priests celebrating mass in the Diocese of Pasig to pray for the apostolic administrator in this way: " ... Gaudencio, our apostolic administrator ..." starting today. (J. Jopson)
Il Santo Padre Benedetto XVI ha accettato la rinuncia al governo pastorale della diocesi di Pasig (Filippine), presentata da S.E. Mons. Francisco C. San Diego, in conformità al can. 401 § 1 del Codice di Diritto Canonico.The Holy Father Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation to the pastoral government of the Diocese of Pasig (Philippines), submitted by S. E. Mons. Francisco C. San Diego, in accordance with the can. 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law.
Friday, November 12, 2010
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Cardinals Ricardo Vidal and Gaudencio Rosales lead Archbishops, Bishops, and thousands of well-wishers in greeting Pasig Bishop Francisco C. San Diego a Happy 75th birthday at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral last October 10,2010.
BY RANDY ALVEZ
A native of Bulacan who served as Bishop of Palawan and San Pablo Laguna and currently serving as Bishop of Pasig, Most Reverend Francisco C. San Diego celebrated his 75th birthday with a Thanksgiving Mass last October 10, 2010 at 10 in the morning in the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pasig City.
Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, and CBCP President and Tandag Bishop Nerio Odchimar led the 19 Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines in gracing the special birthday celebration in honor of the Diamond Jubilarian, His Excellency Bishop Francisco San Diego, together with more than 1,200 guests and well-wishers.
Also present were Pasig City Mayor and Mrs. Bobby and Maribel Eusebio, Pateros Mayor and Mrs. Joey Medina, Lone District of Pasig Representative Roman Romulo and other government officials, Priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters, relatives and friends of Bishop San Diego and parishioners of the Diocese of Pasig.
After the Eucharistic Celebration, a reception program dubbed “A Gift of Life, a Gift of Ministry, a Gift to the Church” was later held at the Pasig Catholic College grounds.
Only faith in Jesus can save
In a homily delivered by His Eminence Cardinal Vidal, he underscored San Diego’s loyalty to the Gospel, marking him as a servant of God. “With the length of years God has given him, he has also returned to the Lord with fidelity for his service to the Church. We must return to the Lord for every good gift we have received and acknowledge His goodness. A grateful heart is also a joyful heart…also steadfast in faith…” explained Cardinal Vidal.
“Only one of the ten lepers came back to thank the Lord. As Bishop San Diego gives thanks to the Lord, so must you. Laity and Religious of Pasig, give thanks for the gift of a Pastor who is truly after the Lord’s heart. As the first Bishop of Pasig, he ministers to you…with your help and with the grace of God, he endured all the birth pangs of a newly created community. As he turns 75, he marks a milestone with you…like Isaac son of Abraham, you came forth from the loins of an old man and your birth is a sign that with God nothing is impossible,” he added.
The Archbishop of Cebu’s final words: “God’s message cannot be chained. Let us mark it well that God’s law cannot be limited to only those who believe in Him. For those who do not believe are still subject to the law of God…God’s eternal law governs the whole universe…civil laws must therefore reflect what is just and righteous in the eyes of God. For it cannot be that the atoms and the universe obey the will of God but not governments and human beings. Perhaps we have been shouting at each other so loudly that we do not hear what God is saying…Nawa’y mag-umapaw at magbunga nang masagana ang pagpapala ng Panginoong Diyos sa pamamagitan ng Birhen Maria ng Immaculada Concepcion na Patrona ng Cathedral at ng buong bansa. Bendisyon para sa ating lahat sa Diamond Jubilarian, His Excellency Bishop Francisco San Diego. Ad Multus Años, kapatid!”
Before the Mass ended, Bishop San Diego delivered his thanksgiving speech.
“I don’t know how to thank God… first for giving me life and second for giving me the grace of the priesthood…But still not only the gift of the priesthood but the gift to be one of the successors of the Apostles… Of course, this is my last journey in serving God as Ordinary of a Diocese. And I’m thankful to all my cooperators in the Diocese, my beloved Priests. And I cannot imitate Archbishop Soc when he said he has the best priests, the priests of Dagupan. I don’t like to tell a lie but I would like to say that my priests love me and also I love them. That is all and I hope that we will still continue loving each other and we will not divorce each other. I also thank everybody especially those who prayed for me when I was in the point of death twice. Still God extended my life. And now I thank you for sharing with me your time especially the two Cardinals. To Cardinal Vidal who had known me when I was still in my short pants in the seminary and also to my Father in the Metropolitan, Cardinal Rosales for giving his time to be with me in my 75th birthday celebration, thank you to all of you.
And finally before I end, I would like to thank my father and my mother wherever they are now because I owe them since they were the ones used as instruments why I am here now. Thank you Lord! I hope you give me the opportunity to rest in the service when time comes. Thank you to all of you. May God bless you!”
The success of this momentous event in the life of the first Bishop of Pasig, Bishop Francisco C. San Diego which will forever form part of the history of the Diocese of Pasig was made possible by the joint efforts of the Council of the Laity in cooperation with the Liturgical Ministry of the Diocese of Pasig.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Fr. Salvador "Buddy" Yun (1963 - 2010), originally hailed from Tanay Rizal. He is survived by his mother Fermina Oliguer and 9 other siblings.
He finished seminary formation at the San Carlos Seminary and was ordained a priest on June 23, 1990.
He served the Diocesan Shrine of our Lady of Aranzazu (San Mateo Rizal) as parochial vicar. His first assignment as parish priest was St. John Maria Vianney Parish from 1994 - 2000. He was parish priest of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parish until the time of the separation of Pasig into a separate Diocese in 2002. From there he was transferred to Sto. Nino de Taguig, then to St. Anne Shrine in Sta. Ana, Tagig, his last assignment.
He was School director of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva High School, Sto. Nino Parochial School and Colegio de Sta. Ana. Hence, he was rightfully assigned Superintendent of the Diocese of Pasig since last year.
He was also co-anchor of the radio program "Hello Father 911" every Wednesday evening at Radyo Veritas, together with Frs. Mar Baranda and Lito Jopson.
He died of pulmonary and multiple organ failure.
Here is the schedule of Wake:
August 12, 2010, 6:00PM - Departure from Arlington Pasig to St. Peter Memorial Chapel, Tanay Rizal
August 13, 2010, 6:00PM - Concelebrated Mass, Presider: Most Rev. Francisco C. San Diego, D.D., Venue: St. Peter Memorial Chapel, Tanay Rizal
August 14, 2010, 8:00AM - Departure from Tanay to the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne
August 16, 2010, 8:00AM - Concelebrated Mass, Presider: Most Rev. Francisco C. San Diego, D.D., Venue: Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne
Departure for the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Pasig follows after the Mass (Wake at ICC Formation Center)
August 17, 2010, 9 AM - Concelebrated Funeral Mass, Presider: Most Rev. Francisco C. San Diego, D.D., Venue: Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
Let us pray for the eternal repose of the soul of Fr. Buddy. Godspeed, Fr. Buddy! Enter into God's kingdom Jesus prepared for you, His faithful priest.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Meanwhile, the 7th anniversary of the Diocese of Pasig will be celebrated with a Thanksgiving mass on Friday, August 20, 2010, 8 a.m. at the Pasig Cathedral. The Parish Pastoral Councils, the founding families, students, and parishioners are requested to attend this memorable event.
Those who wish to send their greetings to the Bishop and the Diocese through the "Daloy" Newspaper may download the Advertisement and sponsorship forms HERE. The deadline is August 7, 2010. THE DEADLINE IS AUGUST 7, 2010. THANK YOU. - Editor
Friday, July 30, 2010
JULY 30, 2010 - Fr. Salvador "Buddy" Yun, parish priest of the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne, is presently confined in the Intensive Care Unit of the New Medical City, Pasig City.
Pasig Bishop Francisco C. San Diego requests that all parishes recite the following prayer for his speedy recovery:
Lord our God,
You sent your Son into the world
to bear our infirmities and to endure our sufferings.
For our priest, Fr. Salvador Yun, your servant who is sick,
we ask that your blessing will give him strength to overcome his weakness
through the power of patience and the comfort of hope,
and that with your aid, he will soon be restored to health.
We ask this throuh Christ our Lord. Amen.
The tagalog prayer is as follows:
Ama naming makapangyarihan,
Ikaw ang kagalingan ng mga nananalig kailanman.
Dinggin Mo ang aming dalangin
para sa aming pari na si Pader Salvador Yun,
na aming hinihinging tulungan Mo at kaawaan,
upang sa pagbabalik ng kanyang kagalingan,
Ikaw ay mapasalamatan sa pagtitipon ng iyong Sambayanan
sa pamamagitan ni Hesukristo
kasama ng Espiritu Santo,
magpasawalang hanggan. Amen.
Monday, July 5, 2010
In a letter dated June 7 and sent to Pasig Bishop Francisco C. San Diego, Bishop Ongtioco mentioned that he incurred the said penalty for committing the following serious offenses: for attempting to celebrate the liturgical actions of the Eucharist though not promoted to the sacerdotal order and invalidly administering the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
In a report released by UCANews, de Borja claimed that he entered a seminary in Russia and returned to the Philippines in 2009 saying that he was an "ordained priest" on vacation.
"He even presented documents proclaiming himself a member of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine in France," the report said.
"However, a check with the Vladivostok-based Mary Mother of God Mission Society, revealed that no Filipino priest was assigned there."
Ferrendae Sententiae is a mode of excommunication consisting of an official proclamation by a local Ordinary which bars a person from attending Mass, receiving communion and participating in religious ceremonies.
This pronouncement is in effect anywhere in the world.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
However, the bishop also reminded the faithful of the following obligations whenever baptisms would be held in chapels:
1. to give proper attention on the submission of requirements for baptism, and
2. to instruct the parish secretaries to properly register the baptismal data in the canonical books.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
To all Parish Priests:
Dear Reverend Fathers,
Peace in the Risen Lord!
We are pleased to deliver to your Reverences copies of Free DALOY for your parishioners. Please distribute it on Sunday, May 9, 2010, as the articles are as relevant as the Elections that will be held the next day. This would be a good way celebrate the 44th World Communications Day in our parishes and diocese through the reactivation of DALOY.
Secondly, in line with the celebration of the World Day of Communications on May 16, 2010, Ascension Sunday, may I request your Reverences to read the Pastoral Letter of His Excellency, Most Rev. Francisco C. San Diego, D.D. titled, “GAMITIN ANG DIGITAL MEDIA SA PAGLILINGKOD SA SALITA”.
Thirdly, there will be a Second Collection for the Celebration of World Communications Day on May 16. 20 percent of the proceeds will go the Episcopal Commission on Social Communications while the rest will be used for the on-going production of DALOY and continuing formation of our Media Ministers. Please remit your contributions to the “Roman Catholic Bishop of Pasig” as soon as possible.
Last but not the least, as part of the World Communications Day celebration, may we invite your Media representatives to attend the meeting on May 14, Friday, 7:30 p.m. at the Domus Mariae, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, for the evaluation of DALOY and to prepare to be installed by Bishop Francisco C. San Diego as your parish Minister of Media and Public Affairs on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
Let us pray for a fruitful Media Ministry up ahead with the support and guidance of our Beloved Bishop, Francisco C. San Diego, D.D.
Fr. Lito Jopson
Media and Public Affairs Minister
Minamahal kong bayan ng Diyos sa Diyosesis ng Pasig:
Sumusulat ako upang ipabatid sa inyo na ang Linggo ng Pag-akyat ni Kristo sa langit nitong ika-16 ng Mayo ay tinatawag ding “Pandaigdigang Araw ng Komunikasyon”. Taun-taon at ngayon sa ika-apatnapu’t apat na pagkakataon, ang Santo Papa ay nagpapahayag ng kanyang mensahe sa buong mundo ukol sa maayos paggamit ng Mass Media upang maipangalat ang Mabuting Balita, tulad ng atas na binigay ng Panginoon sa kanyang mga disipulo bago siya umakyat sa langit na “ipahayag ang Mabuting Balita at gawin mga alagad ko ang lahat ng mga bansa.” (Mateo 28,20)
Sa taong ito, na tinatawag ding “Taon ng mga Pari”, minarapat ni Santo Papa Benito XVI na magpahayag ng mensahe ukol sa “Digital World” na may kaugnayan sa mga pari. Dito, linilinaw ng Santo Papa na malaki ang maitutulong ng Bagong Media sa mga pari upang “ipahayag ang Salita ng Diyos at isulong ang Komunio kasama ni Kristo at sa Kanya.”
Pahayag ng Santo Papa, “Ang mga pari ngayon ay nakatayo sa harapan ng makabagong panahon: kung ang mga bagong teknolohiya ay nakalilikha ng mas malalim na uri na pakikipag-ugnayan ng mga tao kahit sa malalayong lugar, tinatawag ang mga pari na tumugon sa pamamagitan ng paggamit ng teknolohiya sa paglilingkod sa Salita ng Diyos.
Ang mga Web sites, blog, larawan at panooring “digital”, kasama ang mga naunang media ay maaaring makapagbukas ng bagong pamamaraan para sa dialogo, pagpagtuturo ng pananampalataya, at katekesis.”
Ngunit higit sa kaalaman ng mga pari sa mundo ng digital communications ay ang paghubog ng kanilang pusong pampari - ang kanilang kaugnayan kay Kristo. Ayon sa ating Santo Papa, “Ito ang pinakakaluluwa ng ministerio ng isang pari; nagdudulot ito ng buhay sa kanyang gawaing pastoral, ang kanyang pagkakabit kay Kristo.”
Mga kapatid, ipagdasal natin ang ating mga pari! Misyon nilang magtatag ng tunay na pakikipagkapwa-kalooban at magbigay-saksi sa buhay na nagmumula sa pakikinig ng Ebanghelyo ni Hesus, ang walang-hanggang Anak na dumating sa ating piling para sa ating kaligtasan.
Minamahal ko mga pari, huwag ninyong kalilimutan na ang pagiging mabunga ng inyong pagkapari ay nagmumula kay Kristo mismo na natatagpuan at pinakikinggan sa panalangin, ipinapa- hayag sa pagtuturo at pagsaksi sa buhay, at nakikilala, minamahal at ipinagdiriwang sa mga sakramento lalo na sa Banal na Eukaristiya at Pagpapatawad.”
Ang mga bagong teknolohiya ay ang bagong pagtatagpo ng iba’t ibang media. Nawa’y sa gitna nito matagpuan natin ang presensya ni Kristo, hindi lamang sa makabagong pamamaraan kundi sa pinakapuso ng kanyang mga hinirang, ang mga pari nating inatasang magpangalat ng Mabuting Balita ng Kaligtasan!
Ang inyo Servus Dei,
+FRANCISCO C. SAN DIEGO, D.D.
Obispo ng Pasig
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
PASIG CITY – Pasig Bis-hop Francisco C. San Diego implored the people to pray for their priests.
Speaking before a multitude of parishioners at the Holy Thursday Chrism mass at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral last March 31, 2010, the Bishop underscored the importance of the role of the priests as highlighted in the Year of the Priests proclaimed by the holy Father, Pope Benedict the XVI, also coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary of the cure of Ars and the patron of parish priests, St. John Marie Vianney.
“(St. John Marie Vianney) tried as a young priest to perform the ministry in the administration of the sacraments, especially the sacrament of penance, which in turn, in hearing confessions to people even from other parishes, many of them became Catholics,” the bishop narrated.
The Bishop reminded the clergy or their role to be “Other Christ.” Quoting from St. John Vianney, “If I will meet a priest and angel, I will first greet the priest. Why? What can the priest do what the angel couldn’t? That is the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.”
The bishop also advised the faithful to call for the priests when there is a dying member of the family.
He also prohibited holding of funeral masses during Sundays. “The Sunday mass is for the living, not for the dead. Funeral masses are not held on Mondays because of the people’s superstitious beliefs,” clarified the bishop.
The summary of the obligation of the priest is “cura animarum”, that is, the care of souls. “The disciples were sent by God to different places to preach the word, so we have to preach and care for souls,” the bishop reminds his priests.
“Why be ashamed? Is it shameful to save souls? That is one way you have a member of the family, call on the priests of the church. Why? He will give the last rite to the sick person to enter to heaven.”
He also reminded the faithful of their responsibility to save souls. “It is necessary for the lay apostolate to save souls. This is what you have neglected. Because when I ask (the lay), ‘Did the deceased receive the last sacrament?’ The common answer is that they are ashamed, because people might think the member will die.”
The mass was attended by all the priests of the diocese of Pasig together with guest priests and the lay people representing the parishes.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Fr. Loreto Sanchez - Parish priest, Sta. Martha Parish - Kalawaan, Pasig, effective March 27, 2010
Fr. Darwin Calderon - Parish priest, San Antonio Parish, Maybunga, Pasig, effective March 27, 2010
Fr. Ramil Marcos - Parish priest, Sagrada Familia Parish, Bagumbayan, Taguig, effective April 10, 2010
Mrs. Riverita A. Soriano - Pondo ng Pinoy Lay coordinator
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The officiating prelate is Pasig Bishop Francisco C. San Diego.
Rev. Joeffrey took his semnary formation at the University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary while Rev. Mark finished his at the Colegio Eclesiastico Internacional Bidasoa in Navarra, Spain.
After ordination, Fr. Joeffry will celebrate his thanksgiving mass at the Cathedral at 6 p.m. of the same day while Fr. Mark will celebrate thanksgiving mass at the Sancta Maria Stella Orientis Chapel at the University of Asia and the Pacific at St. Josemaria Escriva Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City at 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
We can't say it's final unless its final.
We hope to come up with the revived Daloy issue this April.
All priest-coordinators and lay coordinators are column writers and contributors. Give us an update and reflections regarding your ministry.
Parish Priests, please appoint media coordinators who are writers to writer for your parish.
The Deadline for submission for the April edition is March 12 with an extension of a week.
Let's supervise the growth and development of the Diocese through Daloy!