COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 842          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                    14 October 2015


Members of the Preparatory Committee, Dedication of Christ the King Cathedral met last 12 October 2015, 4:00pm., Bishop’s Residence Kiosk.

Date and time: 22 November 2015, 4:00PM.

Mass presider – Bishop Dinualdo.  Homilist – Orlando Card. Quevedo, OMI.

Master of ceremonies – Fr. Jefill Callego.  Asst. MC – Fr. Joemer Candido.

Chanted Gospel – Rev. Deacon Jezreel Calopez.

Mass setting – Christthe Savior.  All parish choirs.  Songs, Rite of Dedication – PREX Marbel, St. Cecilia’s, NDMU.

Cardinal Quevedo, Bishop Bagaforo, Diocese of Kidapawan Administrator, Fr. Carlito Garcia.

Assigned to anoint one point of the wall marked by a cross: (1) Fr. Romeo Buenaobra, V.G.; (2) Fr. George Carin, T.E.V. SarGen; (3) Fr. Romeo Catedral, T.E.V., SoCot; (4) Fr. Apolinario Plaza, CP, Provincial, Passionist Fathers; (5) Fr. Ernesto Bendita, Chancellor, VF, MEDA; (6) Fr. Reynaldo Mission, Judicial Vicar, VF, KVA; (7) Fr. Jospeh Benitez, Vicar for Clergy; (8) Fr. Greto Bugas, VF, GAMMA; (9) Fr. Jonathan Sarcon, VF, MAKIMAMI; (10) Fr. Romeo Subaldo, VF, AVA; (11) Fr. Ronald Plomillo, Rector, OLPH Seminary; (12) Fr. Mario Eudela, PVI, Cathedral/St. Anthony Parish.

Twenty-five (25) chasubles for prelates, the “chosen 12” and guests.  One hundred (100) stoles for concelebrating priests as souvenirs.

Food.  Each parish is encouraged to bring food to share (BFS).  Cathedral parish will supplement.

Cultural presentation, after mass and dinner to have a festive atmosphere! c/o Fr. Mario Eudela and staff.  MC – Ms. Judith Labial.

Other committees will be entrusted to the Cathedral parish.

Persons who attended the meeting.  Bishop, Fr. R. Buenaobra, Fr. B. Ampoyas, Fr. Joseph Benitez, Fr. M. Eudela, Fr. J. Aliligay, Fr. J. Candido, Ms. T. J. Remolo, Ms. T. Perez, Ms. A. Fiel.

Next meeting, Nov. 4, 2015, 4:00PM, Bishop’s Kiosk.



Forty-six priests (2 Passionist fathers) attended the joint recollection, 13 October 2015, Sto. Niño Parish, Sto. Niño, South Cotabato.

Senior faculty members, Notre Dame Diocesan Schools, prepared a history of the 9 diocesan schools.  It was delivered by Ms. Jocelyn D. Agullana.

The purpose was to show how the Church in the Diocese of Marbel responded to the needs of the poor for formal education.

Missionary Fathers of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) of the Prelature of Cotabato under Bishop Gerard Mongeau, OMI, founded two schools ND Glan (1952) and ND Norala (1953).

Later on, the Passionist Fathers under the Prelate Ordinary of Marbel, Bishop Quentin Olwell, CP founded seven schools: ND Milbuk (1959), ND Kiamba (1963), ND New Ilolilo (1964), ND Sto. Niño (1964), ND Maitum (1965), ND San Jose (1966) and ND Maasim (1967).

These schools have survived several financial and political crises due to the support of the parish priests, “inter alia” (among others).

Catholic schools are means of evangelization.  “Catholic institutions should therefore reaffirm evangelization as their primary goal for education”. (PCP II, 637).  There is “the need to align with the thrust and program for renewal of the local church…highlighting the preferential option for the poor and simplicity of lifestyle.” (ibid)

The report was prepared by Nelia C. Badian (NDN), Gemma D. Duco (NDN), Jocelyn D. Agullana (NDNI) and Milagros Mayo (NDNI).



  • Bishop Dinualdo instructed the priests that the sharing during the nine-day Novena Aguinaldo Masses must be done after the Post Communion Prayer. Reason: to avoid misunderstanding that the laity gives homily if the sharing is done after the Gospel.
  • Complete evaluations, strategic plans, were received from these parishes: Alabel, Calumpang, Cannery, Dadiangas, Maasim, Maitum, Marbel. Partial reports from Fatima, Lagao, Polomolok.  Deadline was September 30.  We exhort priests tobe more diligent.
  • KidMaCo Gathering: October 26-27, Cotabato City, behind Archbishop’s residence. Assembly: Cathedral; Departure: 9am.


  2. Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary Community, Calumpang

Superior               –  Sr. Gemma Friales, CP

Vicar/Econome    –  Sr. Maribel Cantos, CP

Secretary              –  Sr. Erlinda Moll, CP

Member               –  Sr. Milagros Ballon, CP

  1. Maria Maddalena Frescobaldi Community

Superior               –  Sr. Clarita Entecosa, CP

Vicar                                –  Sr. Jannet Rojas, CP

Secretary              –  Sr. Lalaine Sumayan, CP

Econome              –  Sr. Norlayn Dimalaluan, CP

  1. Antonieta Farani Community

Superior                 –  Sr. Socorro Delmonte, CP

Vicar/Econome     –  Sr. Gerlie Asumbra, CP

Secretary               –  Sr. Florabel Sudaria, CP

Member                 –  Sr. Mathilde Marin, CP;

Sr. Marie Christine Fontanilla, CP

  1. Holy Trinity Community

Superior                 –  Sr. Sabina Andraque, CP

Vicar/Secretary     –  Sr. Rosario Somodio, CP

Econome               –  Sr. Elsie Yntig, CP



 Marist Brothers Aspirancy, NDDC-IBED Lagao Campus, General Santos City, Tel. (083) 552-5993

Bro. Roy R. Deita – Director of Aspirants; Bro. Elmer E. Jandic – Treasurer; Bro. Nester Martinez.

Marist Brother Dadiangas, NDDC, Marist Ave., GSC, Tel. (083) 552-5209; 552-5196; Fax (083)552-3385

Bro. Arnel S. Alfanta – Religious Superior;Bro. Robert McGovern – NDBRCFI President; Bro. Paterno S. Corpus – President/Treasurer/Vice-Provincial; Bro. Crispin P. Betita – Marcellin Homes – Director; Bro. Jonnel Sisneros, Bro. Briccio J. Baynosa.

Marist Brothers Lagao, NDDC IBED Campus, Lagaio, GSC, Tel. (083) 301-0657

Bro. Teodulo A. Fernandez – Superior; Bro. Fernando A. Armendez, Bro. Wenceslao P. Calimpon, Bro. Gilbert B. Bogacia, Bro. Noel T. Fernandez – Treasurer; Bro. Romulo L. Porras, Sector Bursar, Bro. Edgar R. Ceriales, Bro. Ernie G. Sentina.

Marist Brotehrs Marbel, NDMU, Koronadal City, Tel. (083) 228-2218, Fax (083) 083) 228-2819

Bro. Wilfredo E. Lubrico – Superior/Sector Coordinator; Bro Rommel C. Ocasiones – Treasurer; Bro. Albert A. Muñoz – Vocation Director, Bro. Fred A. Salubre, Bro. J-an C. Legaste.

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Bishop Dinualdo D. Gutierrez is the Bishop of the Diocese of Marbel
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