2017 COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 910 January 11, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 911 January 20, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 912 January 29, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 913 February 07, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 914 February 14, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 915 February 16, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 916 February 18, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 917 March 02, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 918 March 03, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 919 March 13, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 920 March 20, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 921 March 23, 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 922 March 31, 2017)

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COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 922          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                   31 March 2017

  1. SIX SEMINARIANS VESTED WITH CASSOCK AND SURPLICE

Bishop Dinualdo presided during the Solemn Investiture Ceremonies, 25 March 2017, our Lady of Perpetual Help Big Chapel, Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

In his homily Bishop Dinualdo briefly explained the Marian virtues in the Annunciation (Lk. 1: 26-38).

Purity, though engaged with Joseph, Mary said “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” (v. 34).  Premarital sex is common today.

Humility: Mary said “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord” (v. 38).  Lowly servant of God.

Obedience: “May it be done to me according to your word” (v.38).

Purity of intention – to serve God and God’s people for God’s glory.  Purity in words and behavior.  Color of cassock and surplice is white – symbol of a major Seminarian’s lifestyle.

Humility:  Be truthful. “Humildad es andar in vardad” (Sta. Teresa de Avila).  Jesus – the WAY, TRUTH and LIFE.”

Obedience: to God, your superiors – obey God’s command to love Him, one another and our planet Earth – God’s creation.

Invested Seminarians

Name From To  
1. Vengie Morada Compendio Tampakan REMASE, Davao
2. Leandre Marc Mesa Degracia Tampakan St. John Vianney, CDO
3. Francis Louie Poblanor Ferrer Milbuk REMASE, Davao
4. Leogen Degala Lumogdang Marbel San Jose, Manila
5. Mark Bernard Rodriguez Ormita Cannery REMASE, Davao
6. Josefil Delator Rosales Surallah REMASE, Davao

Seminarian Vincent RAY DAUT was invested last year.  He will pursue Theological Studies in San Jose Seminary, Manila.  He is from Marbel.

Mass Celebrant:  Fr. Ronald Plomillo, OLPHS Rector

 

  1. SEMINAR ON MASS AS COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS

Date and venue:

March 4, 2017, OLPGVP Gym for Cebuano Speaking Area.

March 11, 2017, Banga Parish Church for Ilonggo Speaking Area.

Participants:

Lay Liturgists –                        811

Lay Liturgical Leaders –          465

TOTAL                                    1, 275

TOPICS:

Introduction

Meanings of Communion and Community

The Ideal Community

Part I    – Development of Community celebration in the Church Development of “Ecclesia”

Part II   – Deeper understanding of the Mass we celebrate as Community

  1. Mass – a sacrifice of the Community and of the Priest
  2. The Priest and the people at Mass.
  3. The participation of the people at Mass.
  4. The Role of the Priests at Mass.
  5. Our Mass today
  6. Christ’s Paschal Mystery

Speaker: Fr. Romeo Buenaobra

Particulars.  Attendance per parish, per ministry.

PARISH Lay

Liturgists

Lay

Cooperators

PARISH Lay

Liturgists

Lay

Cooperators

AVA     GAMMA    
T’boli 19 14 Malungon 5 2
Lake Sebu 17 13 Malandag 1 0
Surallah 26 14 Alabel 10 1
Sto. Niño 30 9 Malapatan 14 4
Norala 9 10 Glan 1 1
Banga 93 73 MAKIMAMI    
KVA     Maaim 38 70
Marbel 70 39 Kiamba 28 2
Tantangan 32 30 Maitum 1 0
Tampakan None None Milbuk None None
Tupi 4 2      
Polomolok 2 2      
G. Shepherd 4 0      
Sagrada Pamilya 23 22      
MEDA          
OLPGV 136 80      
Lagao 100 16      
Bula 23 47      
St. Michael 3 2      
Calumpang 114 7      
Fatima P. 6 3 TOTAL 812 463

Reported by Naneng L. Perez

 

  1. APRIL SCHEDULE
01 – Conference, Laycos, Marbel, Bp.’s Res., 9am 18 – Conference & Mass, Trappistines’, Landan,
02 – Fiesta Mass, San Pedro Calungsod, Malandag,   Polomolok, 9am
  Malungon, 9am 20 – Rite of Accceptance, Bp.’s Chapel, 4pm
05 – Conference & Mass TOES, Marbel, Bp.’s 21 – Conference, PREX Marbel, Bp.’s Res., 6pm
  Res., 9am 22 – Conference, CFC, Marbel, 5:30pm
06 – Mtg., Dr. Roger Aturdido, et.al., Bp.’s Res., 9am 24 – Diaconal Ordination (Ten.) Sems. Leyso &
07 – Mass, Adoration Chapel, Marbel, 8:30am   Francisco, Bp.’s Chapel, 4pm
08 – Talakayan/Conversation, DXCP, 10am 25 – Meeting, Paghidait, Casa Gemma, 5pm
09 – PALM SUNDAY 27 – Conference & Mass, Poor Clares, Polomolok,
11 – Chrism Mass, Cathedral, 9am   9am
  Lunch – Cathedral Compound 29 – Mass (Tentative) GKK Purok Nagkakaisa,
16 – Radio Easter Mass, DXCP, 10am   Koronadal

 

  1. APRIL BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS

Prayerful birthday greetings to: Fr. Ronald Plomillo (Apr. 08);  and Fr. Rene Dasilao (Apr. 16).

  1. APRIL ORDINATION ANNIVERSARIES

Congratulations to: Fr. Fortunato Ferolino (Apr. 02); Fr. Bobby Parreño (Apr. 05); BP. DINUALDO D. GUTIERREZ (Apr. 07); Fr. Raul Vale (Apr. 08); Fr. Jefil Callego (Apr. 11); Fr. Jesus Jordan (Apr. 12); Fr. Antonio Chua (Apr. 14); Fr. Joe-an Paez & Fr. Floro Litigio (Apr. 20); Fr. Rolando Japitana (Apr. 26); and Fr. George Carin (Apr. 30).

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COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 921          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                   23 March 2017

  1. ‘SUKARAP’ MEETING
A meeting among the representatives of the Mayor of General Santos City, officials of the PNP Region 12 and faithful of the Diocese of Marbel took place in the Conference room, Sto. Niño de Bula Parish, General Santos City on 21 March 2017.

CMO Jonathan Blando led the GSC Mayor’s contingent of five persons.  PCSupt. Cedrick Train, Acting Regional Director, PNP Region 12 led the peace officers.  Bishop Dinualdo, the evangelizers.

Aim was to address the problems related to SuKaRaP (Sugal, Kawat, Rape – others add patay) in General Santos City.

Police identified twenty-six (26) gangs of minors involved in illegal activities.

These groups committed in 2016 310 crimes: theft – 138; physical injury – 25; illegal drugs trafficking – 16; robbery – 10; rape – 3; and others – 118.  Others are: trespassing, alarms and scandals, malicious mischief and motornapping.

GSCPO’s interventions: 246 minors were rescued and turned over to parents.

GSC Police Office reported 41 common crimes were committed in January and February 2017: theft – 21; physical injury – 3; robbery – 1; others – 14; rape and drugs – 0.

GSCPO’s interventions, January-March 2017: rescue of minors – 159.  Actions taken afterwards: 102 referred to parents; 55, BSWD; and 2, DSWD.

Such interventions, however, did not achieve the desired result – rehabilitated offenders.  Neither was poverty addressed effectively.

Police officers religiously implemented the PIPS – Police Integrated Patrol System: mobile patrol; foot patrol; oplan SITA; oplan Kapkap Bakal; strengthening the utilizations of Force Multiplier’ and BCPC; conducted DARE lectures; and implementation of City Ordinance 07 Series of 2013 – “The Children’s Code of General Santos City of 2013.”

 

These efforts were not enough.  More resources are needed: human, financial and material.  Specifically: concerned citizens to help the 800 GSC police officers; professionals – physicians, psychologist, guidance counselors; money (where does the IRA for barangays go?); CCTV, etc.

Way forward

2nd meeting, 20 June 2017, St. Michael the Archangel Parish, City Heights, GSC, 9am.

A Concept Paper (Suggested)

  • Change SuKaRaP to something positive.  How about “Children in Need” (CIN)?
  • Vision/end-goal/expected outcome of interventions

“Children in need to become integrally developed individuals/persons, who are responsible (ability to respond), responsive (active/participative), disciplined (self-controlled) citizens (patriotic) and are committed to promote the common good.”

  • Strategies

a) Police operation (security); b) education/formation (knowledge, values, skills, behavior); c) prayers (God’s/Allah’s/Dwata’s help needed); d) income generating projects (poverty mitigation); e) medical and psychological interventions (healthy mind in a healthy body); f) many others.

  • Persons directly responsible

a)      GSC civil government’s concerned departments/units.

b)      PNP GSC/Region 12

c)      Parishes in Metro Dadiangas

Support groups: Health practitioners; business entrepreneurs; multimedia communicators; above-all, other Faiths.

Time frames: Plans for 1 year, 3 years, 6 years.

Suggested name for us caretakers/shepherds: “Promoters of Integrally Developed Persons” (PIDP)

 

  1. 88TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, PHILIPPINE FEDERATION OF CATHOLIC

BROADCASTERS AND CATHOLIC MEDIA NETWORK

Date    :  February 20-23, 2017

Venue  :  CICM Retreat House, Talisay City, Negros Occidental

Hosts   :  Diocese of Bacolod – Bishop Patricio A. Buzon, SDB

Participants :  45, Radio and TV Networks

Activities:  opening mass at San Sebastian Cathedral, February 20, 2017, 6pm; Reports by Fr. Paulo Barondon, PFCB-CMN President and Fr. Francis Lucas, PFCB-CMN CEO/Executive Director.

Topics discussed:

  • Renewal status of the CBCP franchise.
  • Network – revenue sharing scheme;
  • Scouting for other sources of funds;
  • CMN’s various social platforms upgrading of radio equipment;
  • KBP’s reports;
  • Ideas for improving CMN’s Social Media Platform, National/local levels;
  • New partnership, projects, trainings and programming;
  • Re-enforcement – News sharing and survey form for CMN Philippines;
  • Regional Marketing/News sharing, i.e., Pulso sa CMN.
  • Field trip

(Reported by Fr. Raul Vale, DXCP’s Spiritual Director)

 

  1. COLLECTION, EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS, SURIGAO CITY
  • Marbel Parish                                                        – P 25,227.25
  • & Mrs. “Choi” Torrijos                                          –      5,000.00

(sent already to Surigao’s Account)

  • Anonymous                                                            –      8,000.00
  • Social Action Center                                            –   59,106.75

Particulars:

  1. Maasim Parish                                                     –      6,406.75
  2. Maitum Parish                                                     –   17,700.00
  3. Banga Parish                                                        –  10,000.00
  4. Lake Sebu                                                              –     5,000.00
  5. Surallah Parish                                                   –   20,000.00
  • Norala Parish                                                      –    15,000.00 

TOTAL                                                                                112,334.00

N.B..: Waiting for other parishes.  Share in the Spirit of Lent – Alay Kapwa.

 

  1. 2016 ALAY KAPWA COLLECTION
  1. Anthony Parish (Marbel)                              – P27,327.50
  2. L. of Miraculous Medal P. (Banga)             –   1,828.95
  3. Cruz Parish (Maasim)                                    – 11,629.25
  4. San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish (T’boli)                –   1,288.75
  5. Niño Parish (Tampakan)                              –   4,014.25
  6. San Isisdro Labrador P. (Alabel)                 –   8,580.45
  7. Teresita P. (Tupi)                                              –   6,817.90
  8. L. of Lourdes Parish (Polomolok)               –   6,823.85
  9. L of Lourdes Parish (Surallah)                   – 35,000.00
  10. Niño Parish (Sto. Niño, SC)                           – 37,250.00
  11. Holy Cruz P. (Calumpang)                            – 66,257.65
  12. L. of Immaculate.C. Parish (GSC)               –   9,505.00
  13. L. of Fatima Parish (Fatima, GSC)              –   4,250.75
  14. Michael Archangel Parish (SMAP, GSC)  –  18,251.25
  15. Niño Parish (Maitum)                                   –      522.00

TOTAL                                                                          P 239,377.55

 Sent to NASSA: P76,600.01 (32% of total)

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COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 920          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                   20 March 2017

  1. JOINT RECOLLECTION, CLERGY

Date and venue:  14 March 2017, Parish Formation Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Polomolok, South Cotabato.

Attendance:  62.  1PNP Regional Chaplain, 1OFMCap., 1OP, 13 CP and 46 diocesan.

Fr. Joel Aliligay, Director, Diocesan Christian Formation Center. Precis

“The Eucharist Strengthens Communion”

Based on the CBCP’s 2017 theme “Parish: A Communion of Communities.”

From Acts of the Apostles 2: 42 and 4: 32-35. We can discern four interrelateddimensions of communion.

  • Communion of mind and heart(solidarity)
  • Communion of word and faith (unity of faith)
  • Communion of the table (Eucharist)
  • Communion of goods (corporal and spiritual works of mercy)

Eucharist: basis of communion, strengthens communion.

Pope St. John Paul II writes in his Encyclical Letter

“Ecclesia De Eucharistia”

  • “The Church draws her life from the Eucharist” (n. 1)
  • “The Church draws her life from Christ in the Eucharist; by him she is fed and by him she is enlightened.” (n. 6)
  • “The Eucharistcreates communion and fosters communion” (n. 40).
  • “Through her communion with the body of Christ the Church comes to be ever more profoundly ‘in Christ in the nature of a sacrament, that is, a sign and instrument of intimate unity with God and of the unity of the whole human race’” (n. 24; II, “Lumen Gentium”, 1)

Communion leads to mission.

Pope Benedict XVI in his Apostolic Exhortation

“SacramentumCaritatis” writes:

  • “The Eucharist and mission” (n. 84)
  • “The love that we celebrate in the sacrament is not something we can keep to ourselves but by its very nature it demands tobe shared with all… The Eucharist is thus the source and summit not only of the Church’s life, but also of her mission: ‘An authentically Eucharistic Church is a missionary Church’” (“Proposito 42”, Synod of Bishops).

Fr. Joel Aliligay: “The strength in our communion graced by the Eucharist, henceforth, manifests a MOVEMENT FROM INSIDE OUT.  From belief to moral acts.  From prayer to praxis. From self-preservation to community preservation.  From human loving to divine loving perfected in Charity and social justice.  From communion to mission.  Communion and Mission are interconnected. (cfr. Pope St. John Paul II, ChristifidelesLaici, n. 32).

Challenge hurled by Fr. Joel Aliligay.

Be committed to the Diocesan Pastoral Accompaniment of Illegal Drugs Users and Pushers (PAID-UP) Formation program from here to hereafter (a continuing formation programs until Christ is formed in them and afterwords union with God in the next life.

Thank you Fr. Joel.  You have inspired us!

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COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 920          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                   20 March 2017

  1. EARTH HOUR
  1. Earth Hour is a movement organized by World Wide Fund (WWF) for nature (Wikipedia).
  2. Earth Hour is the hour from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. every last Saturday of March when people all over the world switch off unnecessary lights in their homes, business establishments and even in landmarks.
  3. This practice started in Sydney, Australia in 2007/2008 in order to conserve energy and promote awareness about environmental issues (Wikipedia).
  4. Earth Hour aims to make people aware of the urgency to mitigate global warming and climate change and to take the necessary steps to make our planet a better place to live in.
  5. Global Warming/climate change has been causing deaths in several countries (human and non-human); droughts here and abroad; natural calamities; famine and diseases. People suffer, specially the poor.
  6. People cause global warming/climate change: burning of fossil fuels; deforestation; mining, etc.
  7. People must solve global warming/climate change.
  8. We Are responsible to God who commands us to “cultivate and take care” of the garden – our planet Earth (cf. Gen. 2: 15); and responsible to the present and future generations.
  9. Let us listen, understand and obey God’s will.
  10. Let us join the movement – the Earth Hour: no unnecessary lights from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. on 25 March 2017.

Let us pray with Pope Francis:

“God of love, show us our place in the world as channels of your love.”

 “Enlighten those who possess power and money

that they may avoid the sin of indifference,

that they may love the common good,

advance the weak,

and care for this world in which we live.”

 (“A Christian prayer in union with creation”, in “Laudato Si’” 2015, p. 180).

+DINUALDO D. GUTIERREZ, D.D.

Bishop of Marbel

18 March 2017

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COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 920          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                   20 March 2017

  1. EARTH HOUR
  1. Earth Hour is a movement organized by World Wide Fund (WWF) for nature (Wikipedia).
  2. Earth Hour is the hour from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. every last Saturday of March when people all over the world switch off unnecessary lights in their homes, business establishments and even in landmarks.
  3. This practice started in Sydney, Australia in 2007/2008 in order to conserve energy and promote awareness about environmental issues (Wikipedia).
  4. Earth Hour aims to make people aware of the urgency to mitigate global warming and climate change and to take the necessary steps to make our planet a better place to live in.
  5. Global Warming/climate change has been causing deaths in several countries (human and non-human); droughts here and abroad; natural calamities; famine and diseases. People suffer, specially the poor.
  6. People cause global warming/climate change: burning of fossil fuels; deforestation; mining, etc.
  7. People must solve global warming/climate change.
  8. We Are responsible to God who commands us to “cultivate and take care” of the garden – our planet Earth (cf. Gen. 2: 15); and responsible to the present and future generations.
  9. Let us listen, understand and obey God’s will.
  10. Let us join the movement – the Earth Hour: no unnecessary lights from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. on 25 March 2017.

Let us pray with Pope Francis:

“God of love, show us our place in the world as channels of your love.”

 “Enlighten those who possess power and money

that they may avoid the sin of indifference,

that they may love the common good,

advance the weak,

and care for this world in which we live.”

 (“A Christian prayer in union with creation”, in “Laudato Si’” 2015, p. 180).

+DINUALDO D. GUTIERREZ, D.D.

Bishop of Marbel

18 March 2017

 

  1. JOINT RECOLLECTION, CLERGY

Date and venue:  14 March 2017, Parish Formation Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Polomolok, South Cotabato.

Attendance:  62.  1PNP Regional Chaplain, 1OFMCap., 1OP, 13 CP and 46 diocesan.

Fr. Joel Aliligay, Director, Diocesan Christian Formation Center. Precis

“The Eucharist Strengthens Communion”

Based on the CBCP’s 2017 theme “Parish: A Communion of Communities.”

From Acts of the Apostles 2: 42 and 4: 32-35. We can discern four interrelateddimensions of communion.

  • Communion of mind and heart(solidarity)
  • Communion of word and faith (unity of faith)
  • Communion of the table (Eucharist)
  • Communion of goods (corporal and spiritual works of mercy)

Eucharist: basis of communion, strengthens communion.

Pope St. John Paul II writes in his Encyclical Letter

“Ecclesia De Eucharistia”

  • “The Church draws her life from the Eucharist” (n. 1)
  • “The Church draws her life from Christ in the Eucharist; by him she is fed and by him she is enlightened.” (n. 6)
  • “The Eucharistcreates communion and fosters communion” (n. 40).
  • “Through her communion with the body of Christ the Church comes to be ever more profoundly ‘in Christ in the nature of a sacrament, that is, a sign and instrument of intimate unity with God and of the unity of the whole human race’” (n. 24; II, “Lumen Gentium”, 1)

Communion leads to mission.

Pope Benedict XVI in his Apostolic Exhortation

“SacramentumCaritatis” writes:

  • “The Eucharist and mission” (n. 84)
  • “The love that we celebrate in the sacrament is not something we can keep to ourselves but by its very nature it demands tobe shared with all… The Eucharist is thus the source and summit not only of the Church’s life, but also of her mission: ‘An authentically Eucharistic Church is a missionary Church’” (“Proposito 42”, Synod of Bishops).

Fr. Joel Aliligay: “The strength in our communion graced by the Eucharist, henceforth, manifests a MOVEMENT FROM INSIDE OUT.  From belief to moral acts.  From prayer to praxis. From self-preservation to community preservation.  From human loving to divine loving perfected in Charity and social justice.  From communion to mission.  Communion and Mission are interconnected. (cfr. Pope St. John Paul II, ChristifidelesLaici, n. 32).

Challenge hurled by Fr. Joel Aliligay.

Be committed to the Diocesan Pastoral Accompaniment of Illegal Drugs Users and Pushers (PAID-UP) Formation program from here to hereafter (a continuing formation programs until Christ is formed in them and afterwords union with God in the next life.

Thank you Fr. Joel.  You have inspired us!

 

  1. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MEETING AFTER FR. JOEL’S SHARING
  • Bishop exhorted all to pray for the confirmation of the Appointment of Regina Paz Lopez as DENR Secretary by the Commission on Appointments.
  • Pray for Senators not to pass the Bill on the Reimposition of the Death Penalty.
  • Martial Law is a threat – if local government officials do not cooperate with the President in his campaign against illegal drug trafficking, corruption and criminality.
  • SuKaRaP (Sugal, Kawat, Rape, Patay) needs to be addressed by the City Government, PNP and Diocese.

Gathering ended with Eucharistic celebration and lunch.  Fr. Ricky Legario, VF, KVA, presider.  Fr. Carlo Glenn de la Cruz, homilist. (From Fr. Dennis Gamo)

Thanks to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Polomolok.

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