Thursday, April 28, 2011

Prayer of thanksgiving for the grace of having a new bishop

PASIG CITY - The Chancery has released a thanksgiving prayer for the new Bishop of Pasig, Most Rev. Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D., to be read as a post communion prayer in all Sunday masses starting May 1, 2011.

The prayer goes as follows:

Mapagmahal na Ama,
nagpapasalamat kami sa pagkakaloob mo sa amin
ng isang dakilang biyaya ng bagong Obispo
sa katauhan ng Lubhang Kagalang-galang
Mylo Hubert Caludio Vergara.

Siya'y iyong hinirang upang aming maging mabuting pastol
na gagabay at mag-aakay sa amin
sa landas ng kabanalan at kaganapan ng buhay.

Tulungan mo po siya na magampanan
ang tungkuling iniatang mo sa kanya
nang may matibay na pananampalataya at dalisay na pag-ibig.

Habang kami ay naghahanda
para sa pagtatalaga sa kanya,
pag-alabin mo sa aming mga puso
ang diwa ng pagpapasalamat, pagkakaisa, at pagmamahalan
bilang isang Sambayanan ng Diyosesis ng Pasig.

Lahat ng ito ay aming isinasamo at idinadalangin
sa pamamagitan ni Hesukristo
kasama ng Espiritu Santo
sa tulong at panalangin ni Maria, na aming Ina,
ngayon at magpasawalang hanggan.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pope appoints Bishop Mylo Vergara new Bishop of Pasig

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Most Rev. Mylo Hubert Claudio Vergara, previously the Bishop of San Jose, Nueva Ecija as the new Bishop of Pasig.

Bishop Mylo Hubert Claudio Vergara was born in Manila last October 23, 1962. He finished his studies at the Ateneo de Manila High School, B.S. Management Engineering and Masters in Philosophy at the Ateneo de Manila University. He finished his Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Loyola School of Theology and Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the University of Santo Tomas.

After his ordination to the priesthood last March 24, 1990 for the Archdiocese of Manila, at the end of 1994, he became Dean of Studies and Professor of Philosophy of the Holy Apostles Senior Seminary, EDSA, Guadalupe, Makati City. He also served as parochial vicar of the Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle.

From 1994 to 2001, he became Rector of the same Seminary and at the same time, a member of the Presbyteral Council and head Chaplain of associations. He became Parish Priest at the Santa Rita de Cascia Parish, Philamlife Homes, Quezon City from 2001 to 2004, President of Radio Veritas Global Broadcasting System in 2002, and Chancellor of the the New Diocese of Cubao last 2003. In 2004, he was appointed Parish Priest of the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Last Feb. 12, 2005 he was appointed Bishop of San Jose, Nueva Ecija and was consecrated last April 30.

He is currently the CBCP President of the Episcopal Commission on Seminaries. (Vatican News Services bulletin no. 00584-01.01)

Bishop Vergara replaces Bishop Emeritus Francisco C. San Diego, D.D. who retired last December 23, 2010, becoming the second Bishop of Pasig.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chrism mass to be held on a Wednesday

The Renewal of Priestly vows and the Chrism mass with Apostolic Administrator for Pasig Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales will be held on Holy Wednesday, April 20, 6 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

This was announced by Diocesan Chancellor Fr. Mar Baranda.

There will also be a second collection for the upkeep of the Holy Land on Good Friday during the celebration of the Veneration of the Cross.

Letter from His Eminence, Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, D.D.

28 March 2011

Dear Bishops, Brother Priests, Religious Men and Women and Lay Faithful,


I am writing to thank all of you for responding to the invitation to gather at the Quirino Grandstand last Friday, March 25 and stand for God’s gift of LIFE.

As I witnessed the tens of thousands of you filling up the huge space that extended out into the park and beyond, my heart swelled with gratitude at the commitment to the cause of life that you expressed with your presence. Parish priests and parishioners, leaders and members, young people, office workers, fellow Bishops, Priests Religious—you heeded the call to prayer, albeit made with such short notice and trooped to Luneta, by foot, in buses and jeepneys alone and in groups.

The Lord sees the fervor and zeal in your hearts, and I am sure He is pleased. Thank you, too, to all who couldn’t be with us physically but were with us through radio and internet live streaming, and who played with us.

Thank you to all the people who worked for the event: the Bishops and Priests who organized their parishioners, the Lay Organizations and Movement, the Family and Life Commissions and Transparochial Communities. Thank you, too, to our brothers and sisters of different faiths, denominations and sects who joined in our prayer.

Let us continue to allow God’s grace to work in us a firm resolve to always celebrate life, protect life from conception to natural death/ Our battle is not for votes but for a change of heart, to build in each person, a strong Christian character that is moral and guided by the right conscience.

We continue to pray for our lawmakers. We also pray that the proposed law—and all other laws that could henceforth come—in our legislature that does not contribute to the building up of the human person to his or her full integral and moral development may be thwarted.

Once again, thank you very much! God Love and Bless you always!

In Jesus and Mary,


Archbishop of Manila