Friday, December 19, 2014

Alternative Homily guide for the Papal Visit 2015

Mercy and Compassion Homily Guide for Advent, Christmas, and New Year.  You may download this homily guide at www.papalvisit.ph.

Revised national prayers for the papal visit

You may download the jpeg image of the revised papal visit prayer in English and Tagalog which will  be prayed in all parishes before the post communion prayer of every mass from December 15, 2014 till January 14, 2015.

Monday, December 8, 2014

PDYM holds Youth Directors' Night

PASIG CITY - The Pasig Diocesan Youth Ministry invites all young people of the Diocese of Pasig to the Youth Directors' Night on December 13, 2014, Saturday, 7 - 9:30 PM at the Sta. Clara de Montefalco Parish.  There will be a short preparatory session on Youth Ministry Awareness Week (December 9 - 15), National Youth Day (December 16) and on the forthcoming Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis (January 15 - 19, 2015).  Added to this, there will also be a simple fellowship which we encourage each of the parishes to bring food that can be shared to everyone.

Monday, November 10, 2014

MTRCB CHAIR: "MAPANURING PAMILYA" SA TELEBISYON AT PELIKULA, DAPAT UMALINGAWNGAW SA LIPUNAN

“Ang pamilyang Pilipino ay haligi ng lipunan ngunit gumagalaw rin ito sa nasabing lipunan. Ang pagiging maalam at mapanuri ng pamilya ukol sa mga palabas sa telebisyon at pelikula ay dapat na umalingawngaw sa lipunan. Society after all is our larger family. The rating system will be nothing if the family and society will not be able to understand and use it well...We have to be on our guard...” were excerpts from the opening remarks of Chairman Toto Villareal. He encouraged everyone to pass on to their families and friends alike whatever learning they will bring home.
Chairman Toto Villareal acknowledged the participants of this summit coming from the different sectors and religious institutions. He emphasized that the family is the basic foundation of society and that we should uphold the dignity of the family, the human persons especially the children, the women and persons of disabilities, all under a culture of age appropriate and audience-sensitive entertainment. He welcomed the presence of the different special guests, the new volunteer board members and deputies from the RP Dragon Boat Team, from the Diplomatic Sector and the Executive Director of the Episcopal Commission on Social Communications of the CBCP, Rev. Fr. Joselito Jopson.
The summit marked the 29th anniversary celebration of MTRCB as Chaiman Toto unveiled the 2015 2nd Info-mercial of the MTRCB featuring Mr. and Mrs. Ryan and Judy Ann Agoncillo, which promotes the different ratings in the movie and television review. A tool created to develop parental awareness of the program with MTRCB as guide. It also empowers the parents to be the primary educators of their children. Mr. Jose “Joey” Reyes directed the info-mercial.
Chairman Toto thanked all of the stake holders and Board Members and Staff of MTRCB for a very successful event. He issued a final statement calling the attention of Law Makers, to pass direct laws for the MTRCB. Meanwhile, he reviewed the “sensitivity and self-regulations” that was discussed in the speeches and panel discussions can be applied in all forms of media. He reminded the contingents to be firm and to take a stand on issues relevant to our ideals.
The Diocese of Pasig Media Ministers attended the MTRCB 2nd Family and Child Summit dubbed as “Matalinong Panonood para sa Pamilya at Lipunan nina Juan at Juana” at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City last November 8, 2014. The Parish and School Media Ministers were tapped by His Excellency Most Reverend Mylo Hubert Vergara, Bishop of Pasig and Head of the Episcopal Commission on Social Communications of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), not only to animate media in the Diocese of Pasig but to help promote responsible viewership in movies and television as well.
An ecumenical prayer led by Rev. Fr. Arnold Abelardo (LRC), Pastor Dennis Sy (Victory Church Ecumenical Formator and Speaker), Bro. Rommel Sanvictores (Station Manager of INC Pilipinas), and MTRCB Vice Chairperson Emmanuel Borlaza started the program.
Representative Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo talked about the role of the family in promoting responsible viewership in films and television.
“How do you censor? How do you classify all the information that is available for our children?” Congresswoman Leni asked the audience. She believes the MTRCB is doing its job fully well. But she continued to ask if MTRCB has sufficient authority or does it have the right regulations to control the information that are very much accessible to our children.
Then she suggested that we should give emphasis to the value formation in the family and said, “Quality time comes after quantity time. Presence of the parents is what is lacking now and we need to be on the same wave length of our children. Assimilation of action is more important than assimilation of words.” And she ended with “Practice what you preach and spend as much time with your children.” Her challenge is to come up with thoroughly studied measures that will regulate social media in the internet which so many children have access to. She pointed out that parents have the biggest responsibility in value formation.
Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” A. Aquino said that his goal is to come up with legislations in the senate and to support government agencies that are doing an exemplary job. He talks about the impacts of social media in the Filipinos. He emphasized that the role of families and institutions today are very important. We have to teach our children to be more critical with what they see, hear, and read. The family should be more protected and ready to analyze and discern information together. Finally he said, “The MTRCB should not do it alone and we should face the challenge together.”
MTRCB Board members Gladys Reyes, Alex and Judy Insay plus celebrity couple Paolo and Suzy Abrera dwelled on the topic “Family TV and Film Viewing” in a panel discussion that was facilitated by BMs Jackie and Kata.
First Placer Aira b. Magbanua of Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School, Second Placer Cynnikate Godinez and Third Placer Drandreb E. Angelitud both from Bagong Silangan Elementary School were awarded with cash prizes and certificates as winners of the MTRCB poster-making contest.
Children’s Film Festival contributors: Iran Embassy and Chinese Embassy representatives, Directors Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil and Ditsi Carolino were awarded with plaques of appreciation
Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, EJ Falcon, Jovit Baldivino, Princess Velasco, Michael Pangilinan and Ms. Diva Montelaba were the guest celebrity entertainers of the day.
Board Members Jackie Aquino and Bobby Andrews hosted the morning session while Board Member Gabby Concepcion and Ms. Kata Inocencio hosted the afternoon event. (Conrad Alvez)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pasig Media attends 2nd Family and Child Summit

QUEZON CITY - Members of the Ministry of Media and Public Affairs from different parishes of the Diocese of Pasig attended the Movie and Television Classification Review (MTRCB)’s 2nd Family and Child Summit held yesterday (November 8) at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City to help promote responsible viewership in movies and television.
With the theme “Matalinong Panonood Para sa Pamilya at Lipunan Nina Juan at Juana,” the summit aims to empower parents and adults in developing the viewing habits of the young audience.
Fr. Lito Jopson said MTRCB Chair Eugenio “Toto” Villareal has invited a contingent from the Diocese of Pasig to be led by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara to grace the event.
Father Jopson said the Pasig Diocese in response to the invitation, organized the Ministry of Media and Public Affairs and invited all parish priests, media ministers, and school directors within the diocese to join the summit.
MTRCB Chair Villareal said the summit also intends to further strengthen their collaboration with stakeholders to promote a value-oriented and audience-sensitive media and entertainment culture.
The gathering, culminating the MTRCB’s 29th anniversary celebration, was attended by some 300 participants from the movie industry, academe, parish and lay organizations particularly members of the different parishes’ Media Ministry as well as parents and students.
Keynote speakers of the summit include Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino and Congress Representative Atty. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. There was also a panel discussion with MTRCB Board Member Gladys Reyes, celebrity couple Paolo and Suzi Abrera, and Alex and Judy Tinsay.
The MTRCB also launched its new 2015 informercial featuring the Agoncillo family of Ryan and Judy Ann Agoncillo and directed by Dir. Jose Javier Reyes, DGPI.
Towards the end of the one-day summit, winners of the MTRCB poster-making contest from different schools in Metro Manila were announced and awarded with cash prices, plaques and certificates.
Likewise, directors, embassy representatives and the Quezon City Film Development Commission were recognized for showcasing their films on MTRCB’s Children’s Classics at the QC Cinema Film Festival held recently.
The event was hosted in the morning by Board Members Bobby Andrews and Jacky Aquino while Board Member Gabby Concepcion and Ms. Kata Inocencio hosted the afternoon session. (Report by  Lou Echano Dominguiano, Jose Bobby Casimiro, Ramon Nate)


Liturgical seminars and Advent recollection schedules bared

PASIG - The Ministry of Liturgical Affairs has lined up the following renewal programs, liturgical conferences, and Advent recollection this November 2014.  The activities are scheduled as follows:
Renewal programs for Lectors and Commentators and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) on Saturday, November 15 at St. Paul College Convention Hall from 7 AM to 12 noon and 1 to 5:30 PM, respectively.  Participants are to be duly endorsed by the Parish Priest pending attendance at mandatory formation programs in their parishes if there are any; otherwise, they will not be recommended for renewal; 

The Liturgical Conference on the seasons of Advent and Christmas scheduled on November 22 from 8 AM till 12 noon at the San Felipe Hall, Immaculate Conception Cathedral Formation Center, Pasig City.  Seven delegates from each parish who are requested to participate consist of the Worship Ministry Coordinator and the respective Chairpersons of the following sub-ministries: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Greeters and Collectors, Altar Servers, MBG, and Music Ministry.

Meanwhile, there has been a change of schedule of the Diocesan Advent Recollection from December 6 to November 29, Saturday, 7 AM - 12 Noon at the Sta. Clara de Montefalco Parish.  Fifty participants per parish are requested to attend.

The Liturgical Affairs Ministry reminds the renewing liturgical ministers of the "no renewal, no service" policy of the diocese. (Report by Fr. Jopson)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mass for deceased clergy of Pasig

PASIG - Pasig Chancellor Fr. Mar Baranda called on the parish priests to send at least five parishioners to attend the Mass for the deceased Clergy of the Diocese of Pasig at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral to be presidec by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara on November 24, 2014 at 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pagbibihis sa imahe ng Imaculada Concepcion ng Pasig


Vocation Gathering slated this November 2014


File Photo by Tin Aquino

PASIG - In celebration of the Diocesan Vocation Month, the commission on Vocation initiated a Youth Gathering titled "Living God's call: Mercy and Compassion" to be held on November 14 -1 5, 2014 at the Pasig Catholic College Gymnasium.

This overnight event starting 7 P.M. will be participated in by youth and young professionals from the different parishes of the Diocese.   Aimed at promoting vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, the gathering will also prepare the youth for the forthcoming Visit of His Holiness, Pope Francis to the Philippines.

Commission head Fr. Loreto Sanchez, Jr. invites the parish priests to send 20 - 30 youth delegates from from the Altar Servers Ministry and Parish Youth Ministry especially those in senior high school, college or young professionals who would consider committing themselves to God.  Registration is free.

Kindly bring sit-up mats, bottled water, jackets, and medicines if necessary.  Midnight snacks and breakfast will be provided by the Commission.  (REPORT BY FR. LITO JOPSON)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Liturgical Ministry releases guidelines on All Saints and Souls Days

PASIG CITY - Diocesan liturgical minister Fr. Daniel Estacio reminds all clergy of the  Diocese of Pasig to observe the liturgical guidelines for the Solemnity of the All Saints and Commemoration of the faithful departed on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, respectively.

In the circular sent by the Chancery, Fr Mar Baranda wrote: "All masses in the morning, afternoon and evening of November 1, Saturday will take the proper (readings and prayers) of the Solemnity of all Saints.

However, we decree that those who will participate in the Masses on the evening of the Solemnity of all Saints, Saturday, November 1 also satisfy their Sunday Obligation.

All masses on November 2, Sunday, will take the proper (readings and prayers) of the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day) since the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed takes precedence over Sundays in Ordinary Time. (Table of Liturgical Precedence: 1,3; II, 6)"

Fr. Daniel also shared a Facebook reminder to the all that "October 31, November 1 and 2 are Sacred days and NOT scared days."

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pagsasara ng Taon ng mga Laiko, idinaos sa Pasig

PASIG CITY - Idinaos ang Pagsasara ng Taon ng mga Laiko sa pamamagitan ng banal na misang pinangunahan ng Obispo ng Pasig Mylo Hubert Vergara noong ika-25 ng Oktubre 2014 sa Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral.

Tatlong mensahe ang binanggit ng mahal na Obispo para sa mga layko: ang pinili, ang pinagpala, at ang pinakamamahal.

Una, pinili ang layko upang maglingkod.

“Ang ating mga layko ay biyaya mula sa Diyos … sa lahat ng mga pinili upang maglingkod, ikaw ang pinili,” wika ni Bishop Mylo.

Ikalawa, binanggit niya na pinagpala ang layko ng Diyos. 

Nagbigay ng napapanahong paalala ang Obispo, “Pinagpala ka.  Maraming nagagawa ang Parokya, ngunit ano man ang galing natin ay hindi atin, kundi dahil sa kanya (sa Diyos),”

Ikatlo, ang layko ay pinakamamahal ng Diyos.

“Pinili ka sapagkat minamahal ka ng Diyos … at ano ang iyong tugon?  Pag-ibig din,” wika ni Bishop.

Samantala, opisyal na pinahayag ng Chancellor Fr. Mar Baranda sa banal na misa ang bagong assignment ng mga kaparian bilang kura paroko, school directors at parochial vicars simula ika-1 ng Pebrero 2015.

“Kapag may paring ipinadala sa inyong parokya, pinagpala kayo ng Diyos… mahalin niyo ang mga pari,” paalala ng Obispo.

Binasbasan din ni Bishop Mylo ang imahe ng Santo Papa Juan Pablo II, tanda ng pagtangi natin sa Santo Papang nakabisita sa ating bansa noong 1981 sa beatification ni Lorenzo Ruiz at noong 1995 sa para sa Pandaigdigang Araw ng mga Kabataan.

Ang rurok ng pagbabasbas ng imahe ay ang paghahandog sa madla ng mga banal na pangunahing relikya ng Banal na Papa, ang bahid ng kanyang dugo at hibla ng buhok .  Ang mga ito’y binigyan pitagan ng mga mananampalataya pagkatapos ng misa.


Samantala, iginawad ni Bishop Mylo ang parangal sa labing
pitong mga lider-layko sa pamamagitan ng Lay Leadership Awards bago matapos ang misa. (Ulat ni Fr. Lito Jopson)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pasig Lay leaders recognized in the closing of the Year of the Laity

PASIG CITY – Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara gave the Lay Leadership Award to those rendering invaluable service in the different diocesan commissions and ministries in the Eucharistic Celebration of the Closing of the Year of the Laity held last October 25, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pasig City.  The recipients of the Lay Leadership Award are the following:

Tony and Tita Kosca, Family and Life Ministry; Pedro Estaquio Capistrano, Youth Ministry; Mary Tan, Catechetical Ministry; Conrado Alvez, Jr., Media and Public Affairs Ministry; Eric Gonzales, Prison Ministry; Manuel Gonzales, Jr., PPCRV; Irish Menguito, PADSS; Augusto “Prof. Tito” Morales, Liturgical Affairs; Geling Julian, Vocation Ministry; and Frankmar Cabeltis, Mission Ministry.

Marifel Castriciones, Biblical Apostolate; Thely Bautista, Marian Movements; Antonio Manalo, Jr., Charismatic Movement; Anita Concepcion, BEC; Wilfrieda Legaspi, Cultural Heritage; Elsa Verdadero Perlas, SSDM; and Gertrudes Bautista, Council of the Laity. (Report by Fr. Lito Jopson)

Pasig Chancellor announces New Parish assignments

BY FR. MARIANO BARANDA, CHANCELLOR

For the first time in the the Diocese of Pasig, a general reshuffle of priests will be held in February 2015.  In the past, there have been movements or changes in assignments involving certain parishes where the need was immediate. The general reshuffle is aimed at providing the parish and the parishioners an opportunity to work together under a new leadership.

In preparation for the general reshuffle, the bishop created a personnel board with the task of studying and preparing the new assignments of priests.  It was through a careful evaluation and assessment of the priest’s charisma and strength to complement the parish needs as shown in the survey results, that the board made its recommendations to the bishop for his perusal and approval. However it is the bishop who made the final decision on the assignments. 

We thank you dear parishioners for supporting and taking care of your parish priests for the past years. We ask that they be welcomed with joy to their new assignments even as we pray for a more fruitful ministry.

 By order of His Excellency Most Rev. Mylo Hubert C. Vergara D.D. bishop of Pasig, I now announce to you the new assignments effective February 1, 2015.
Fr. Arnold Eramis, from St. Michael Chaplaincy, The Fort Taguig to Sta. Rosa de Lima, Pasig;
Fr. Joselito Jopson, from Sto. Rosario de Pasig to Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pasig;
Fr. Amando Litana, from the Shrine of St. Anne to Sta. Clara de Montefalco, Pasig;
Fr. Michael Ortega, from St. Ignatius to San Guillermo, Pasig;
Fr. Roy Rosales, from San Roque to Holy Family, Pasig;
Fr. Loreto Sanchez, from Sta. Marta to San Antonio Abad, Pasig;
Fr. Victor Virtudazo, from St. Jude Thaddeus to San Sebastian, Pasig;
Fr. Jimmy Montecillo, OAD, San Agustin, Pasig;
Fr. Julito Villerente, CP, Sta. Marta, Pasig;
Fr. Simplicio Roxas, Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception Cathedral;
Fr. Bernardo Carpio, Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

Fr. Jorge Bellosillo, from Holy Family to San Roque, Pateros;
Fr. Joeffrey Catuiran, from San Guillermo to St. Ignatius, Taguig;
Fr. Renier Llorca, from Sta. Clara de Montefalco to St. Anne, Taguig;
Fr. Apolinario Matilos, from Immaculate Conception to St. John the Baptist, Taguig;
Fr. Edmond Reynalod, from Sto. Tomas de Villanueva to St. Michael, Taguig;
Fr. Royger Ballaran, OSJ, Fr. Peter the Fisherman, Taguig.

Fr. Mariano Baranda, from Sta. Rosa de Lima to Holy Rosary, Taguig;
Fr. Juvi Coronel, from St. John the Baptist to Perpetual Help, Taguig;
Fr. Daniel Estacio, from St. Joseph to Sto. Niño de Taguig;
Fr. Danny Flores, Sagrada Familia, Taguig;
Fr. Rizalino Jose, from Sta. Lucia to Maria Reyna ng mga Apostoles, Taguig;
Fr. Reynaldo Reyes, from St. Vincent Ferrer to St. Joseph, Taguig; also Chaplain Of SM Aura;
Fr. Pedro Enrique Rabonza IV, from Maria Reyna ng mga Apostoles to St. Michael Chaplaincy, Taguig;
Fr. Mark Sese, from Perpetual Help to Ina ng mga Dukha, Taguig;
Fr. Arnel Martinez, SSS, St. Vincent Ferrer, Taguig.

Fr. Paulino Balagtas, from Sto. Niño to Sta. Lucia, Pasig;
Fr. Darwin Calderon, from San Antonio Abad to Sto. Tomas de Villanueva, Pasig;
Fr. Emmanuel Hipolito, from San Sebastian to Sto. Niño de Pasig;
Fr. Hernandez Mendoza, from St. Michael to St. Jude Thaddeus, Pasig;
Fr. Errol Mananquil, from Sagrada Familia to Immaculation Conception, Karangalan, Pasig;
Fr. Hokan Samson, from Sto. Niño de Pasig to Sto. Rosario de Pasig.

Two of our priests will have fulltime assignments to manage our parochial schools:
Fr. Orlando Cantillon, School director of Bicutan Parochial School, Colegio de Sta. Ana, Holy Family Parochial School of Kapitolyo, Sto. Niño Catholic School, Taguig, and Sto. Niño Parish School, Greenpark;
Fr. Orlindo Ordoña, School director of Escuela Catolica de San Sebastian, Pasig Catholic College, Pateros Catholic School, and Tipas Catholic School.

Our Vicars Foraine are:
Fr. Joselito Jopson, Vicariate of the Immaculate Conception;
Fr. Darwin Calderon, Vicariate of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva;
Fr. Renier Llorca, Vicariate of St. Anne;
Fr. Daniel Estacio, Vicariate of Sto. Niño.



Thursday, October 16, 2014

MTRCB INVITES PASIG TO MEDIA SUMMIT

PASIG CITY - the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) invites the Diocese of Pasig to its Second Family and Child Summit on November 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Dubbed with the theme "Matalinong Panonood Para sa Pamilya at Lipunan nina Juan at Juana", the Summit aims to empower parents and responsible adults, including community leaders, educators and formators, in developing the viewing habits of the young.  Also, the summit intends to further strengthen our collaboration with stakeholders to promote a value-oriented and audience-sensitive media and entertainment culture.

MTRCB invites a small ccontingentled by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, Diocesan Minister of Media and Public Affairs Fr. Joselito Jopson and Vice-Chancellor Fr. Mark Sese for the event.

If you are interested to join please contact the Ministry of Media and Public Affairs at 6429672 and look for Buboy or email us at dioceseofpasig@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Two Churches dedicated to the Holy Rosary to hold Eucharistic Celebrations

The Parish of Sto. Rosario de Pasig Parish in Rosario, Pasig City, will close the Jubilee Year with the Eucharistic celebration to be officiated by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara on October 13, 2014 at 6 p.m.  The mass will also be highlighted with Episcopal Coronation of the 18th century image of Sto. Rosario de Pasig.

Meanwhile the Parish of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Lower Bicutan, Taguig City will hold the Rite of Dedication of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church on October 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.  Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara will the main celebrant.

Priests, religious sisters and all faithful are invited to these celebrations.


RCBP to promote coordination between Church and Barangay

PASIG CITY - Pasig Priest-coordinator Fr. Jhun Sanchez, underscored the presence of the Church in the Barangay assemblies last October 12, 2014 to promote the programs and activities of the Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan or UBAS.

Fr. Jhun said that is in pursuant to the memorandum DILF-NCR Director Renato Brion dated September 10, 2014 and Memorancum Circular no. 2014-100 from DILG Sec. Mar Roxas dated August 18, 2014.

During the Assemblies, the barangays are enjoined to undertake various activities such as the delivery of the State of Barangay Address (SOBA), discussion of compliance to DILG Circular no. 2014 - 81 and issues and concerns affecting the barangay, and other activities that would create public awareness on and generate participation in said undertaking.

According to DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, the SOBA should emphasize on the accomplishments of the first semester and the financial report the itemized monthly collections and disbursement, the summary of income and expenditures, and update on the on-going programs and projects of the barangay.

Other programs include disaster preparedness, sold waste management, peace and order situation, particularly on the proliferation of the activities pertaining to illegal drugs in the barangay, monitoring and strict enforcement of the laws against human trafficking at the barangay level
and monitoring and strict enforcement of existing laws and ordinances on stray animals.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Family and Life Ministry celebrates 11th anniversary

PASIG CITY - The Pasig Diocesan Family and Life Ministry headed by Bro. Alex and Sis. Helen David celebrated its 11th Anniversary last Sept. 27, 2014 with the review on Responsible Parenthood and Natural Family Planning by Brother Alex Miranda From the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne Parish.

Priest coordinator Fr. Darwin Calderon led the renewal of commitment of all active members of the ministry while Emeritus Couple coordinators Tita and Tony Kosca gave the inspirational message for all to join hands in the strengthening the Church of the home, the Family, heeding the words of St. Pope John Paul II, "The future of humanity passes by way of the family."  (Report by Zita Mendiola of St. John the Baptist Parish)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Biblical Apostolate to host last Bible Seminar

The Diocese of Pasig Biblical Apostolate will hold its last Bible Seminar for this year on the Pauline Letters to be given by Fr. Gil Alinsangan, SSP this October 11, 2014, 8 - 12 noon at the John Paul II Building at the Pasig Cathedral Compound.

Five delegates are requested from each parish.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Parents of priests join hands in a 1-day meet

Parents of Priests Association (PAPA) will hold a gathering of parents, siblings, relatives, and benefactors of priests on October 18, 2014, starting 1 p.m. at the San Carlos Seminary, EDSA, Makati City.

Fr. Jose Quilongquilong, S.J. will be the main speaker and Parañaque Bishop Jesse Mercado will be the Mass presider and homilist.

This event is part of the celebration of the Year of the Laity and an invitation to all lay people, especially parents and relatives of priests, to be brave and heroic in the living out of their faith.

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle asks the bishops to inform the parents, relatives, and benefactors of the priests in their dioceses and encourage them to participate.

"I fully endorse this activity," he said.

All parishes to prepare for the Pope's visit in January

PASIG - Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara instructed all parishes to prepare for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15 - 19, 2014 by using the Catechetical reflection and formation modules that are distributed by the Central and Steering Committees of the Papal Visit.

These modules could be used in schools, BECs, bible sharing, prayer meetings and other such gatherings.

The Programs Committee of the Philippine Conference on the New Evangelization (PCNE) of the Archdiocese of Manila offered its services in developing the modules.  CBCP President and Steering Committee Chairman of the Papal Visit Archbishop Socrates Villegas accepted the offer.

There are four sessions in the kit: one module for each of the four months leading up to January 2015.  The first session started last September 2014.

Manila Archbishop and Chair of the Central Committee for the Papal Visit Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminds all Archbishops, Bishops and Diocesan Administrators to entrust the program to any person or body that could best disseminate and implement it.

Bishop Mylo responded by entrusting the modules to all parishes in the Diocese.

"As we pray for the spiritual and pastoral fruitfulness of the Pope's visit, let us also explore it as a catechetical moment," Cardinal Tagle said in his endorsement letter.

Pasig to officially close the Diocesan Year of the Laity

PASIG - The Diocese of Pasig will officially close the Year of the Laity on October 25, 2014, 7:30 - 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pasig City.

The activities will include a video presentation on the different diocesan activities for the Year of the Laity, sharing from the four vicariates, the Eucharistic celebration to be officiated by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, and the awarding of inspiring lay leaders for Diocesan Commissions or Ministries.

Chancellor Fr. Mar Baranda reminds parishes to sent at least fifty parish delegates and 20 school delegates to the event.

Pasig Bishop endorses YUPPEACE

PASIG - Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara endorsed the Young Upbeat for Professionals for Peace (YUPPEACE), a community born under the inspiration of the 1995 World Youth Day.

YUPPEACE Spiritual director Fr. Armand Robleza, SDB will be conducting a seminar based on the code of Champions authored by him and endorsed by the Episcopal Commission on Youth.

The seminar is about life and its challenges, how the youth are to deal with it and emerge champions.  It shows how life can be an enchanting experience when lived with and for others, leading to fulfillment and transformation.

"Aware of the many problems, hardships, and difficulties that cause worries and fears, I strongly endorse the seminar and hope it will make of us instruments of peace," said Bishop Mylo in his endorsement letter.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Biblical Apostolate to Host Bible Seminar on St. John

The Pasig Diocesan Biblical Apostolate will host its 8th Bible Seminar on the "Gospel of St. John" to be given by Fr. Gil Alinsangan, SSP on September 27, 2014, 8 a.m. at the St. John Paul II formation center at the Cathedral compound.

The Biblical apostolate is requesting for five delegates per parish.

It hopes that the Word of God may continually bless and inspire the people of Pasig.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Homiletic Tips for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D.

How deep is your concern for your others? What are you willing to do to show your love for them?

1) Reading from Ezekiel: Try your best to warn them of doing wicked deeds; 

2) Responsorial psalm: Motivate them to soften their hearts and listen to the voice of God; 

3) Reading from Romans: Follow the command of the Lord to love your neighbor as yourself; 

4) Gospel of Matthew: Do fraternal correction in a loving way; 

5) Three steps to a fruitful dialogue: truthful confrontation, sincere communication, loving compassion;   

6) A final thought: When in dialogue with a person, remember Steven Covey's 5th habit-- 'Seek first to understand, then be understood.'

Advise to preachers: Your homily should confront people about evil, communicate God's love and, above all, show the compassion of Christ.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Youth celebrates 3rd DYD

Taguig City - The Pasig Diocesan Youth Ministry will hold its 3rd Diocesan Youth Day on Aug. 20, 2014 at the Sto. Niño Parish, Signal Village, Taguig City.

Dubbed with the theme "Asian Youth! Wake up! The Glory of the Martyrs, shines on you"  with the bible text "We have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him" (Rom 6, 8), the 3rd DYD would adapt the 6th Asian Youth Day in Korea.

It will be highlighted with the Holy Mass at 9 AM to be presided by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara.

31 active lay volunteers receive Episcopal Award

AUGUST 21, 2014. The Diocese of Pasig celebrated its 11th Anniversary with a Thanksgiving Mass officiated by His Excellency Most Reverend Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, Bishop of Pasig and all the Clergy of the Diocese.

Bishop Mylo expressed his gratitude to the Laity of the Diocese of Pasig, "Salamat...Kayo ay nagsisilbing inspirasyon sa paglilingkod sa ating Diyosesis...".

Rev. Fr. Orlando B. Cantillon presented the Episcopal Awardees as Bishop Mylo assisted by Fr. Daniel L. Estacio, Liturgical Ministry Director and Gertrudes Gigi Ejansantos Bautista, Coordinator of the Council of the Laity, distributed the Certificate of Recognition and medals.

The Episcopal Awardees are picked among the church workers of every parish who have been in service for twenty (20) or more years, have been an officer of the Parish Pastoral Council, have at least one relative serving in the parish, and have a good moral ascendancy.

The church workers of the 31 parishes, clergy, religious, school directors and teachers, city government officials and media ministries flocked to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral to witness and participate in the affair.  (Conrado Alvez)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bishop Mylo endorses "Live Christ, share Christ" Missionaries

The following is the complete text of Bishop Mylo's endorsement of the "Live Christ Share Christ" missionary workers' evangelization efforts.

Aware of the many issues and concerns confronting our people today especially those that delve on moral principles I would very much welcome in our diocese of Pasig movements and organizations who will stand for Christ and his teachings.

The missionary workers of Live Christ, Share Christ (LCSC) is a Christian Catholic lay organization devoted to Evangelical missions and value formation initiatives.  In its desire to bring about moral recovery and values transformation to different institutions, they have initiated "Live Christ, share Christ" whose mission is geared towards grassroots lay evangelization.

In connection with the Year of the Laity celebration and in response to the pressing needs of the times I am endorsing to your Reverences the "Live Christ, Share Christ" to help out with your evangelization ministry.  We hope and pray that many more lay members of the Church will heed our Lord's command to go and proclaim the good News of salvation.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pasig Diocese to Hold General Assembly of Health Care providers

The Diocese of Pasig Health Care Ministry will hold its First General Assembly of the Health Care providers of the diocese with the theme: "I was ill and you cared for me" (Mt. 25, 36).  The purposes of the activity are to give recognition and appreciation the the Health Care providers during the Year of the Laity and to strengthen and energize their spiritual life by making them realize that they are instruments of the tender, loving care of God.  It is in this field of work that Health Care providers are "called to be saints, chosen to be brave, and sent forth as heroes."

In a letter addressed to all parish priests, DPHCM Director Fr. Joven Antique is calling on all parishes to send at least five representatives from the Health Care organizations to attend this gathering.

"This will be a great moment to uplift the Spirit of the Laity who are engaged in taking care of our sick brethren whom Jesus identified with, 'When I was ill, you cared for me,'" mentioned Fr. Joven.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Priests to join youth and employees in PaDSS sportsfest

The Pasig Diocesan Schools System (PaDSS) invites the clergy to join in a sportsfest participated in by students and employees from all eleven schools of PaDSS.

In a letter addressed to the priests by PaDSS Superintendent Fr. Orlindo Ordoña, he hopes that the priests would participate in basketball, volleyball, and badminton competitions.

For more information, call PaDSS at 7380641 or email at padss_pasig@yahoo.com.

Vocations Ministry, an addition to Parish Ministries

The Commission of Vocations intends in the Year of the Laity to establish in every parish of the Diocese of Pasig a Parish Vocation Ministry or PVM.

According to Vocations Director Fr. Loreto Sanchez, Jr., the PVM is a special ministry aimed at promoting vocations to the diocesan priesthood and religious life.  It will be composed of selected lay faithful who possess commendable love for priests.

The parish priests are invited to send three representatives, one of them preferably the head of the Parish MBG, to the first gathering of Diocesan Vocation Promoters on August 9, 2014, 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the San Felipe Neri, ICC Formation Center.

In a letter addressed to the parish priests, Fr. Jhun asks the faithful to pray for the promotion of vocations.  "Our prayer, morever, should lead us to action so that from our imploring heart may arise the readiness of our young to say "yes" to God's call," said Fr. Jhun.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pasig clergy holds Priests' Day Sportsfest

In commemoration of the memorial of St. John Marie Vianney, patron of parish priests, the clergy of the Diocese of Pasig will hold their Priest's Day Sportsfest on August 4, 2014 starting 9 AM at the Pasig Catholic College.

Games lined up for sportsfest are basketball, volleyball, badminton, and parlor games.  Teams competing are the North team consisting of clergy from the vicariates of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva and Immaculate Conception while the South team is composed of the priests from the vicariates of St. Anne and Sto. Niño.

The priests are looking forward to a time of camaraderie and bonding.

Activities lined up for Pasig's 11th anniversary

To commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Diocese of Pasig, the Episcopal Commission on Lay Apostolate will hold a one-day theological-pastoral symposium entitled "Saints and Heroes, no less" on August 21, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Philsports Arena (ULTRA), Pasig City. 

There will also be a concelebrated Mass at 10 a.m. to be led by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.  

The Pasig Chancery requests parish priests to send 5 and 50 delegates, respectively, for the two events.

Homiletic Tips for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D.

God is compassionate and provides for those in need:

1) Reading from Isaiah: God assures a people in exile that he will provide for them with no cost, that they will experience wine, milk, and rich food without spending money; 

2) Responsorial Psalm: The Lord's compassion grants the desires of those in need; 

3) Reading from Romans: Nothing can hinder us from the love of Christ who provides for us even when we are worried, troubled or lacking in the basic necessities of life;  

4) Gospel of Matthew: The multiplication of the loaves and fish for the hungry crowd shows Jesus' compassion but invites us to do our share of compassion for everyone to have their fill; 

5) To give without counting the cost means: 

G-enerosity without conditions, 
I-nterest in helping those in need, 
V-igor in giving, 
E-nabling others to give; 

6) A final thought: Everything we have belongs to God. We own nothing. As stewards of God's blessings, we are called to share what we have, most especially to the poor in our midst.
Advise to preachers: When you preach well, people give generously during mass.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Homiletic Tips for 16th Sunday in Ordinary time

by Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D.

God forgives our sins and in our weakness.  He patiently allows us to grow in our love for him.

1) Reading from Wisdom: God's care for us is manifested in giving us hope by granting repentance after we sin; 

2) Resp. Psalm: Our Lord is good and forgiving; 

3) Reading from Romans: The proof of God's forgiving love and compassion is that the Spirit helps us in our weakness; 

4) Gospel of Matthew: Not immediately removing the weeds among the wheat is God's assurance of his mercy and love, giving us a chance to come back to him, to change and to become a better Christian; 

5) Mercy invites us to: M-eekness in humility, E-nter the heart of our compassionate God, R-epent of our sins, C-orrect our faults, and Y-earn for a life dedicated to God; 

6) A final thought: "God's face is that of a merciful Father/Mother who is always patient. A little bit of mercy will make the world less cold and more just." (from the book--A Year with Pope Francis)

Advise to preachers: May your preaching instill in the hearts of your hearers the mercifullove of Jesus.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Homiletic Tips for Corpus Christi Sunday

by Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D.

The Eucharist assures us of God's providence, calls us to share what He provides for us and asks us to commune with Jesus, the living bread so that we will live forever.

1) Rdg from Exodus: God provided manna for the hungry Israelites in the wilderness; 

2) Resp Psalm: Praise the Lord for he fed his people with finest wheat; 

3) Rdg from Corinthians: We all share in the one cup and the one loaf; 

4) Gospel of John: When we eat Jesus as the living bread and drink his blood from the cup of wine he offers us, we live forever; 

5) Three lessons from the Eucharist: providence, sharing & eternal life; 

6) A final thought: "The Eucharist is at the apex of God’s action of salvation: the Lord Jesus, making himself broken bread for us, sheds on us in fact all His mercy and His love, so as to renew our heart, our existence and our way of relating to Him and to our brothers." (Pope Francis, Feb. 4, 2014)


Advise to preachers: Every time you preside over the Eucharist, break the Word well to feed God's people with the spiritual food to nourish their souls.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Homiletic Tips for Trinity Sunday

by Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D.

"God so loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but mayhave eternal I life." (John 3:16).

Reflections:

1) The Triune God teaches us to love with the unique and distinct love of the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit; 

2) The Father sent his only Son to us so that we will experience his loving presence: 'God-with-us'; 

3) The Son gave his life for us, his sacrificial love for our salvation: 'God-for us'; 

4) The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father as the fulfilled promise of the Son to dwell in us forever: 'God-in-us' (by virtue of baptism); 

5) The Trinity challenges us to 'be-with-others', 'be-for-others'; and 'be-in-community'; 

6) A final thought: The world promotes a culture of individualism and selfishness. The Blessed Trinity calls us to selfless love. In the words of St. Augustine: "if you see love, you see the Trinity." (De Trinitate, VII, 8, 12: CCL 50, 287). For Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: "To be able to love a great love, it is not in how much we give but how much loving is put in the giving."


Advise to preachers: "You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips." (Oliver Goldsmith)

2014 Pasig Catholic Mass Media Awardees

by Fr. Joselito Jopson, priest-coordinator, Media Ministry

It is with great honor that I present to you the Bishop’s awardees for the 2014 Pasig Catholic Mass Media Awards.  These are the following:

1. BEST NEWSLETTER - TINIG - SAN GUILLERMO PARISH
2. BEST NEWS ARTICLE - “BISHOP SAN DIEGO CELEBRATES GOLDEN PRESBYTERAL ANNIVERSARY” - CONRAD ALVEZ, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL
3. BEST FEATURE ARTICLE - “EMPLOYEES’ DAY” - EZRA MARIE A. PINTUCAN, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
4. BEST LONG FILM  - “427 YEARS OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL”  - CINEKATOLIKA, MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS MINISTRY, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL
5. BEST SHORT FILM - “BASO” - SEM. DAN CHRISTOPHER R. MAGDANGAN; “PANGSIMBA” - CINEKATOLIKA, MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS MINISTRY, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL
7. BEST WEBSITE - pateroscatholic.com - JOSEPH CONRADO S. JACER & MA. ESTRELLA PILAR O. BECARES, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

8. BEST SOCIAL NETWORK ACCOUNT - Faith and Light Colours of Asia - CLOYD VILLEGAS

Monday, May 26, 2014

FINALISTS OF THE PASIG CATHOLIC MASS AWARDS 2014

We are proud to announce the finalists of the PCMMA 2014

BEST NEWSLETTER

1.     THE CRUSADER, GRADE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT -  PASIG CATHOLIC  COLLEGE
2.     THE CRUSADER, HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT - PASIG CATHOLIC  COLLEGE
3.     PAMATNUBAY -  IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL PARISH
4.     TINIG - SAN GUILLERMO PARISH

BEST NEWS/OPINION/FEATURE ARTICLE

1.     “BISHOP SAN DIEGO CELEBRATES GOLDEN PRESBYTERAL ANNIVERSARY” - CONRAD ALVEZ, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL
2.     “EMPLOYEES’ DAY” - EZRA MARIE A. PINTUCAN, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
3.     “INCREASE MY FAITH, LORD” - KAREN JAVIER, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
4.     “JOURNEYING WITH CHRIST IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL” - HAROLD ABEL B. MANALO, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
5.     “PCS ADVOCATES PONDO NG PINOY” - JAMIDAH DENIELLE I. LAPEÑA, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
6.     “SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES: THE NEW WAVE OF COMMUNICATION” - EMEL FRANCIS L. MARASIGAN, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
7.     “WYD 2013: RIO TO CUBAO” - THALIA JANINE V. COSTALES, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

BEST LONG FILM

1.     “427 YEARS OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL”  - CINEMAKATOLIKA, MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS MINISTRY, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL
2.     “62 YEARS OF COMMITTED SERVICE TO CATHOLIC EDUCATION – THE MISSION CONTINUES” - JOSEPH JACER, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
3.     “FAITH” - SEM. DOMINIQUE DOARTE S. GAPAYAO
4.     “LOVE STORY” - MATTHEW RIVERA AND JP DACUTANAN

BEST SHORT FILM

1.     “BASO” - SEM. DAN CHRISTOPHER R. MAGDANGAN
2.     “PANGSIMBA” - CINEMAKATOLIKA, MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS MINISTRY, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHEDRAL

BEST NEWS PHOTO

1.     “TALIKDAN ANG IYONG KASALANAN AT MANIWALA SA MABUTING BALITA” - MINA M. ANORE, SAN GUILLERMO PARISH

BEST WEBSITE

1.     holyrosarytaguig.org - RIZALYN LLANETA & JOHN ROSS MALINAO, HOLY ROSARY PARISH
2.     lomsgp.weebly.com - LEGION OF MARY, SAN GUILLERMO PARISH
3.     pateroscatholic.com - JOSEPH CONRADO S. JACER & MA. ESTRELLA PILAR O. BECARES, PATEROS CATHOLIC SCHOOL

BEST SOCIAL NETWORK ACCOUNT

1.     Faith and Light Colours of Asia - CLOYD VILLEGAS
2.     Holy Rosary Official - JOHN PAUL DACUTANAN, HOLY ROSARY PARISH
3.     Pateros Catholic School Facebook Page - JOSEPH JACER, PASIC CATHOLIC SCHOOL
4.     Reach Youth Online - MICHAEL SEÑA

5.     Santo Rosario de Pasig Parish Page - MA. CRISTINA S. EVIDENTE, STO. ROSARIO DE PASIG PARISH

WATCH THE GIVING OF THE AWARDS BY BISHOP MYLO HUBERT VERGARA ON JUNE 7, 2014 - 2 TO 4 PM, AT THE PASIG CATHOLIC COLLEGE, AULA MINOR, PASIG CITY! MABUHAY PO ANG MEDIA PRACTITIONERS NG DIOCESE OF PASIG!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Easter 'Urbi et Orbi' Message of Pope Francis

Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter!
The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised… Come, see the place where he lay” ( Mt 28:5-6).
This is the culmination of the Gospel, it is the Good News par excellence: Jesus, who was crucified, is risen! This event is the basis of our faith and our hope. If Christ were not raised, Christianity would lose its very meaning; the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse, for this is the point from which it first set out and continues to set out ever anew. The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him and made him the Lord of life and death. In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death.
That is why we tell everyone: “Come and see!” In every human situation, marked by frailty, sin and death, the Good News is no mere matter of words, but a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly and the outcast… “Come and see!”: Love is more powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.
With this joyful certainty in our hearts, today we turn to you, risen Lord!
Help us to seek you and to find you, to realize that we have a Father and are not orphans; that we can love and adore you.
Help us to overcome the scourge of hunger, aggravated by conflicts and by the immense wastefulness for which we are often responsible.
Enable us to protect the vulnerable, especially children, women and the elderly, who are at times exploited and abandoned.
Enable us to care for our brothers and sisters struck by the Ebola epidemic in Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and to care for those suffering from so many other diseases which are also spread through neglect and dire poverty.
Comfort all those who cannot celebrate this Easter with their loved ones because they have been unjustly torn from their affections, like the many persons, priests and laity, who in various parts of the world have been kidnapped.
Comfort those who have left their own lands to migrate to places offering hope for a better future and the possibility of living their lives in dignity and, not infrequently, of freely professing their faith.
We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all war and every conflict, whether great or small, ancient or recent.
We pray in a particular way for Syria, beloved Syria, that all those suffering the effects of the conflict can receive needed humanitarian aid and that neither side will again use deadly force, especially against the defenseless civil population, but instead boldly negotiate the peace long awaited and long overdue!
Jesus, Lord of glory, we ask you to comfort the victims of fratricidal acts of violence in Iraq and to sustain the hopes raised by the resumption of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.
We beg for an end to the conflicts in the Central African Republic and a halt to the brutal terrorist attacks in parts of Nigeria and the acts of violence in South Sudan.
We ask that hearts be turned to reconciliation and fraternal concord in Venezuela.
By your resurrection, which this year we celebrate together with the Churches that follow the Julian calendar, we ask you to enlighten and inspire the initiatives that promote peace in Ukraine so that all those involved, with the support of the international community, will make every effort to prevent violence and, in a spirit of unity and dialogue, chart a path for the country’s future. On this day, may they be able to proclaim, as brothers and sisters, that Christ is risen, Khrystos voskres!
Lord, we pray to you for all the peoples of the earth: you who have conquered death, grant us your life, grant us your peace!
Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter!