Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pasig in search of part-time Diocesan Catechists

PASIG - To address the scarcity of volunteer catechists teaching in public schools in the Diocese of Pasig, The Catechetical Ministry is calling on all parishes to actively recruit volunteers from the last week of May till June 26. Orientation starts on June 27, 2011, 8:30 a.m. at the Diocesan Formation Center.

Qualifications for Diocesan Part-time catechists include practicing Catholics, sacramentally alive and involved in community activities, males or females, 18 to 50 years old, at least second year college, possessing good moral standing in the community, expect no salaries or allowances, must pass the qualifications exam and are willing to undergo formation every week from 1 year.

They should submit a recommendation letter by of the Parish Priest, baptismal certificate, and marriage contract if married.

The Diocese only has a total of 71 volunteer catechists teaching in public schools, according to Fr. Daniel Estacio, Priest Director of the Ministry.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Warning to the Catholic faithful

PASIG CITY - A letter was forwarded by Fr. Noel Ormenita, Episcopal Vicar of the the Catholic Church of East (Holy Family Catholic Church) at Imus, Cavite to Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, informing that "Jose Mark Robinson Bunag, also known as Mark Bunag or Fr. Mark Bunag, residing at Kruz na Ligas, U.P. Diliman, is not a validly ordained priest and is not incardinated neither with us in the Catholic Church of the East nor is he incardinated in any Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church."

Further explained in the letter, "We are sending this letter for your information and for the information and guidance of the Roman Catholic faithful and those who belong in our Church. We fervently request your Eminence to this information be disseminated in the parishes, schools, and religious institutes, as Mark Bunag carries with him an invalid celebret, and according to the last report, "offers Masses"

The circular was sent by Pasig Chancellor Fr. Mar Baranda to all clergy, religious, and school heads in the Diocese of Pasig.