by Fr. Ramil Marcos
PASIG CITY - We are about to celebrate 10 years of existence as a diocese. To commemorate this event, we have a program for the celebration intended to make our people aware of the value of belonging to the local church of Pasig where we are called to grow in our love for and following of the Lord Jesus Christ.
There are two parts to the celebration.
The first part is dubbed “Dalaw Patrona sa Parokya”. The official replica of the Patroness of the diocese, the Immaculate Conception will visit a chosen parish in each of the cities or town comprising our diocese.
To date it has visited the Holy Rosary Parish in Lower Bicutan, Taguig, San Roque Parish, Pateros, and Sta. Lucia Parish in Manggahan, Pasig City from July 5 to July 22.
The vicars forane have mobilized their entire vicariates to welcome or visit the replica during its stay in the selected parish closest to the vicariate.
Liturgy Coordinator Fr. Daniel Estacio took care of the welcome and farewell paraliturgies, the assignment of the Parishes and the dates of visitation.
The parish priests and the PPC officers of the three parishes planned for the program of the visitation while the Abang Lingkod ni Maria and Hermanidad dela Semana Santa took care of the security of replica image.
Part two is about the celebration of the canonical establishment of the diocese on August 21, 2013, Wednesday.
The program for the day will start with a concelebrated Holy Eucharist to be led by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara and the clergy of Pasig, 7:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. 50 persons from each parish are expected to attend the celebration.
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is scheduled to talk about “Tugon ng Pasig sa 10 Taon ng biyaya: Pasasalamat, Pagpapanibago, at Pananalig Kay Kristo.”
Fr. Orly Cantillon will present the results of the Vicarial Assemblies while Fr. Lito Jopson will present a video clip of the Diocese’s 10 years.
The meeting will end with the procession of the Patron saints of all parishes in the Diocese of Pasig.
Fr. Daniel is again tasked to handle the liturgy while the PPC presidents of all Parishes and Chaplaincies will take care of the procession of the images.
The PPC of the Cathedral Parish will handle the route of procession, traffic control, and parking of carozzas.
Inspired by the zeal and dedication of our Bishop, let us unite in participating actively in the celebration of the first decade since the establishment of the Diocese of Pasig.