Tuesday, May 28, 2013

An hour of Eucharist Adoration with the Pope

We are calling on our parishioners in the Diocese of Pasig to join the Bishop of Pasig, Most Rev. Mylo Hubert Vergara and the Holy Father, Pope Francis in an hour of Eucharistic Adoration on June 2, Sunday, 11 PM at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.  Invite your friends and parishioners to attend the event.



PASIG CITY - The Diocese of Pasig will join the Holy Father Pope Francis in an hour of Eucharistic Adoration on June 2, 2013, Sunday, 11 PM at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

This is in line with the celebration of the Year of Faith, which one of the objectives is “to intensify the celebration of faith in the liturgy, especially in the Eucharist, which is the summit towards which the activity of the Church is directed and also the source from which all its power flows” (Porta Fidei, no. 9).

In a letter addressed to the diocesan bishops of the Philippines including Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, informed that Pope Francis will preside at an hour of Eucharistic Adoration in St. Peter’s Basilica, on Sunday, June 2, 2013, 5 PM Rome time and 11 PM Philippine time.  This activity shall be in communion with the bishops and with their local diocesan communities around the world.

“The universal scope of this moment is to a gesture of spiritual sharing,” the Archbishop explained in his letter.

“The event will provide many of the faithful with an opportunity to join with their local bishops and with the Successor of Peter in the prayer of adoration to Jesus alive in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.”

“Though aware of the concrete organizational challenges which may arise, most especially due to the possibility of zones,” Archbishop Rino assured the bishops, “to strive to foster an enthusiasm among your priests, religious communities, and all of the faithful to participate in this initiative and to live during the Year of Faith in accordance with the intention of the Holy Father, a moment of profound communion with Christ, “the one mediator between God and men.” (1 Tim 2:5)

Meanwhile, in a circular to parish priests, rectors and chaplains of parishes, shrines, and chaplaincies, Chancellor Fr. Mar Baranda directed the communities “to send fifty delegates from each parish to join our bishop and the Holy Father in this special event during the Year of Faith."

Bishop Mylo also communicated to Pope Francis this good news of Pasig Diocese’s involvement in communion with the Holy Father together with the other dioceses from around the world.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Holy Family Parish's New Church to be Blessed by Bishop Mylo

PASIG CITY - The Holy Family Parish invites everyone to the solemn dedication of its new church to be presided by His Excellency, Most Rev. Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D., Bishop of Pasig on the 31st day of May 2013, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at 5:30 p.m.

The Holy Family Parish is located at East Capitol Dr., Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Daloy April-May 2013 issue

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Bishop Mylo hands the historic PCMMA trophies to Pasig Media Practitioners

Photo: A representative from the University of Asia and the Pacific accepts the award for Best Newsletter/ Magazine from Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara while Conrad Alvez and Fr. Lito Jopson, Lay Media Coordinator and Priest-minister, respectively look on. Photo by Cristy Evidente

by Fr. Joselito Jopson

PASIG CITY – Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara personally handed the trophies to what was to be known in the history of the Diocese of Pasig as the first recipients of Pasig Catholic Mass Media Awards during the Mediafest 2013 held at the Pasig Catholic College Aula Minor last May 17, 2013.

“Universitas” of the University of Asia and the Pacific bagged the Best Newsletter / Magazine award while “An Unlikely Lesson on Rights and Liberties” written by Frances Christine Sayson of St. Paul College Pasig was adjudged “Best News, Opinion, or Feature Article”.

The Best Video Documentary or Narrative (Long Film) was awarded to “Ikaw Na!”, produced by Roque Rey Navarro and Nick Tayag of Pasig Catholic College while Sta. Clara de Montefalco’s “Kuwaresma: Pagpapalain ng Pananaliag, Pag-asa at Pag-ibig” bagged the Best News Photo Award.

Special Citations were given to “Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay”, a long film documentary produced by Antoinette Jadaone of San Guillermo Parish “for its unique, witty, and intelligent treatment and engaging presentation on the character actress’ slice of life, remarkably weaving both fact and fiction, and for exemplifying the values of perseverance and determination to excel in one’s field and craft”; short film documentary “Palayok, Pangarap, Pag-asa” produced by the Pasig ICC Soup Kitchen “for using the medium of television by giving voice to the voiceless and the inspiring the audience of helping them live humane lives”; and the websites www.pasigiccsoupkitchen.com, www.stmichaelparishhagonoy.weebly.com, and www.uap.asia for excelling in website design, presentation, and access to information in the fields of non-profit organization, parish, and academic institutions.

Earlier in the program, Bishop Mylo gave a Catechesis on Social Networks as “Portals of Truth and Faith; New Spaces for Evangelization”, highlighting this year’s Message of the Holy Father for the 47th World Communications Day”.

Citing the book “The New Digital Age” written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen that “The Internet is the world’s largest ungoverned space”, the Bishop, in quoting Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, asserted that the internet also run the risk of being transformed “into systems aimed at subjecting humanity to agendas dictated by the dominant interests of the day … while claiming to represent reality, it can tend to legitimize or impose distorted models of personal, family, or social life.” (Message on 42nd World Communications Day #2, 2008).

Bishop Mylo challenged the 400 participants to utilize the internet’s information and transcend to deepening in the knowledge of ourselves and others, quoting Pope Emeritus Benedict when he said, “it is not only ideas and information that are shared, but ultimately, our very selves.”
He also enlightened the audience to transcend from communication to communion.  “Can social networking be an instrument of deeper communion with others, building communities and enhance my communion with God?” the Bishop asked.

Finally, the Bishop challenged the faithful to transcend from free expression to evangelization, citing the Pope Emeritus, “in their witness, in the way in which they communicate ‘choices, preferences, and judgements that are fully consistent with the Gospel.”

The event was hosted by Leo Felipe and Cathy Caday.  TV Maria Philippines assisted in the TV production and will show the event on TV Maria Channel on cable and satellite TV.  Clyde Villegas directed the historic event. 

The Mediafest and Pasig Catholic Mass Media Awards 2013 was organized by the Pasig Diocesan Media Ministry Steercom headed by Fr. Joselito Jopson and Conrad Alvez, priest-minister and lay-coordinator, respectively.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Important announcement: Mediafest 2013


Dear Father / Sir / Madam:


On May 12, 2013 on the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, we shall be celebrating the 47th World Communications Day.

I am sending to your Reverences the message of the Holy Father, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for the 47th World Communications Day by which you may develop your homilies.  There will also be a special collection to be used for the apostolate of evangelization through the use of mass media.
Also, please invite 10 to 20 of your parishioners to attend the Mediafest 2013, the Media Ministry’s celebration of the Year of Faith in the Diocese of Pasig on May 17, 2013, 1 – 4 p.m. at the Pasig Catholic College Aula Minor, Pasig City.  Highlighting this festival are the Media Conference to be given by none other than our Beloved Bishop, Most Reverend Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D. and the announcement of the recipients of the first ever Pasig Catholic Mass Media Awards, by which the finalists may be one of your parishioners.

Thank you once again and we hope to see you on Friday, May 17, 2013 for our Mediafest.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Media Minister


Bishop of Pasig

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Social networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization

Summarized by Fr. Joselito Jopson
You may use this material in developing homilies and points for reflection:

1.      The social networks are the new “agora” and help foster dialogue and debate that reinforce bonds of unity between individuals and promote harmony of the human family. Eventually, it is not the ideas and information that are shared, but ultimately, our very selves.
2.      What social networks are for: to build relationships, make friends, look for answers to questions, to find intellectual stimulation, share knowledge.  Communities are also built. They are nourished by the aspirations rooted in human heart.
3.      A great degree of truth and values is at stake here vs. popularity, relying on persuasion rather than logic of argumentation.  Thus, people should commit to the value of dialogue, reasoned debate, and logical argumentation; discourse and expression which appeal to the noblest aspirations of those involved in the communication process.
4.      The task therefore is how to be inclusive, benefiting from the full participation of believers who desire to share the message of Jesus and human dignity.  The Good news at this point is so important, but it may be absent in the experience of many people in this world. The digital environment runs parallel to the world, especially the young.
5.      The new language is to be used for the Gospel to reach the minds and hearts of all.  It is composed of images and sound, imagination and affectivity to invite people to an encounter with the mystery of God’s love.  The icons are translated to this world to portray the truths of faith.
6.      In social networks, believers show authenticity by sharing the source of their hope and joy: faith in the merciful and loving God in Christ Jesus, verified by the witness, through their choices, preference, judgments fully consistent with the Gospel, eventually confirming Religion in public debate and life of society.
7.      Love, truth, meaning of life – are found only in Jesus, in the midst of heated and divisive voices, sensationalism, we are called to attentive discernment, quoting Elijah who saw the Lord, not in earthquake or fire, but in a still, small voice.
8.      Social network: a factor in human development, reinforcing unity in global community., facilitating spiritual and liturgical resources, helping people to pray with closeness to those who share the faith to those who are distance from it.  There are direct encounters, experience of the community and even pilgrimages, until the ends of the earth.

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