COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 848          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                    3 December 2015

  1. DIOCESAN PRIESTS’ RECOLLECTION

Thirty-nine (39) priests attended the December recollection, 1 December 2015, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Surallah, South Cotabato.

Atty. Noel A. Ben, IBP Governor for Western Mindanao Region, shared his knowledge and experiences as an advocate and Trial Lawyer.

He took off from the life of St. Francis Xavier who used his knowledge, wisdom and positions – as legate of the King of Portugal and Apostolic Nuncio – to help the poor and abused specially in Goa, India.

Atty. Ben uses his legal expertise to serve the poor.  He quoted from St. Augustine: “Knowledge must be put at the service of charity.”

His advocacies: civic voluntarism, community services, free legal; assistance.  Two types of free legal aid: traditional and developmental.

His conclusion: “So many tasks to be done; so many talents to be shared.” From: Fr. ReygiePeñol)

Fr. Frank Romano, parish priest, delivered an inspiring homily on justice, faithfulness and peace.

 

  1. CHRISTMAS PARTY: PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS

Priests and religious gathered for their annual bonding on 30 November 2015, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Seminary.

Theme: “Journeying with the Poor.”

Fr. Jezreel O. Calopez, presider and homilist.  He developed with passion Christ’s words to the first four apostles: “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Six parlor games; four teams.  Enjoyable!

“Bring food to be shared.  Gifts for poor families in Milbuk Parish”, request from Management led by Fr. Angelo Buenavides.

Total participants – 99.  Diocesan priests – 39.  Passionist Fathers – 6.  A.R Sisters – 8.  SPC Sisters – 5.  Marist Brothers – 2.  OND Sisters – 5.  SMSM Sisters – 4.  SFSC Sisters – 2.  CMF Father and Brothers – 3.  OP Siena Sisters – 8.  OP Fathers and Brother – 3.  DST Sisters – 5.  MFST Sisters – 3.  Passionist Sisters – 5.  CMF Sisters – 1.

Bishop’s message: (1) continue with this kind of gathering to strengthen the bond of unity.  (2) December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016 – Jubilee of Mercy. December 27, 2015 – Launching of the CBCP’s Year of the Family and Eucharist.

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF THE GKK PRACTITIONERS, DIOCESE OF MARBEL,

     CELEBRATES 25TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Date and venue: 28 November 2015; South Cotabato Gym and Cultural Center.

Theme: “DAGKKP at 25: Deepens the Eucharistic Community in the Mission to Serve All Families.”

Objectives: (1) 3,500 GKK practitioners mobilized; (2) participants informed of their mission to serve all families; and (3) Holy Eucharist celebrated as thanksgiving to God.

Fr. Romeo Buenaobra gave a lecture on the theme.

Bishop Dinualdo, presider and homilist.  Be vigilant.  Pray.  Avoid indulgence, drunkenness and anxieties.  Trust in God.

Total participants: 3, 675.

AVA – 394: Surallah – 140.Norala 80.  Lake Sebu – 63.  Sto. Niño – 52.  Banga – 43.  T’boli – 16.

GAMMA – 171: Glan – 100.  Malungon – 41.  Alabel – 30.  Malapatan – 0.

KVA – 1, 565: Marbel – 1,000. Polomolok – 170.  Tampakan – 100.  Tupi – 100.  SagradaFamilia – 70.  Cannery – 66.  Tantangan – 50.

MAKIMAMI – 73:  Maitum – 50.  Maasim – 23.  Kiamba – 0. Milbuk – 0.

MEDA – 1,466: OLPGV – 600.  Calumpang – 300.  Lagao – 300.Bula – 100.  Fatima – 100. St. Michael – 66.

 

  1. DECEMBER SCHEDULE
01 – Diocesan priests’ recollection, Surallah Parish, 13 – Opening of Holy Door, Cathedral, 5:15pm
  9am 14 – Meeting, KIDMADICO, Koronadal, 9am
02 – Mass & Confirmation, Marbel, 9am & 1pm, 16 – Misa de Gallo, Cathedral Parish Gym, 4:30am
  Gym 17 – Conference & Mass, Trappistines, 9am
03 – Fiesta Mass, St. Francis Xavier, Malapatan, 9am 18 – Meeting, Principals & CMRE, Bp.’s Res., 9am
04 – Mass, Adoration Chapel, Marbel, 8:30am      – Christmas Party, Paghidait, Bp.’s Res., 6pm
05 – Conference, Laycos, Marbel, Bp.’s Res., 9am 19 – Mass & Mtg., Millennium Ben., Bp.’s Res.,
     – Christmas Party, CFC Global, Bp.’s Res., 6pm   10am
06 – Christmas Gathering, CWL, Phila Grande, Mass, 20 – Mass, MEWS, Siena Cllge. Polomolok, 10am
  10am 22 – Mass & lunch, AR Sisters, Bp.’s Res., 10am
07 – Orientation, Strat Action Plan, Greenwoods, 23 – Christmas Party, PPC/PEC Marbel, Bp.’s Res.,
  9am   6pm
08 – Solemnity, Immaculate Conception 24 – Christmas Eve Mass, 9pm, Marbel Parish Gym
09 – Conference & Mass, TOEs, Bp.’s Res., 9am 25 – Mass, DXCP, 10am
10 – Human Rights Forum, Marbel Parish Gym      – Mass, CP Nuns, 4:30am
11 – Conference & Mass, Poor Clares, Polomolok, 27 – Fiesta Mass, SagradaFamilia Parish, Bo. 5,
  9am      – Launching, Year of Family and Eucharist
     – Christmas Party, Marbel PREX, Bp.’s Res., 6pm 28 – Mass, Millan Reunion, Bp.’s Res., 9am
12 – Talakayan, DXCP, 10am 31 – New Year’s Eve Mass, Marbel Parish Gym,
     – PPC Marbel, 6pm   9pm

 

  1. DECEMBER BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS

Prayerful birthday greetings to: Fr. Francisco Bajos (Dec. 03); Fr. Alan Catigday (Dec. 04); Fr. Jesus Jordan (Dec. 05); Fr. Rodrigo Gegone (Dec. 14); Fr. JefilCallego (Dec. 15); Fr. FloroLitigio (Dec. 22); Fr. Alex Salas (Dec. 23); Fr. Ernesto Bendita (Dec. 28); and Fr. Joseph Benitez (Dec. 31).

 

  1. DECEMBER PRIESTLY ORDINATION ANNIVERSARIES

Congratulations to: Fr. Joy Peliñoand Fr. Rodrigo Gegone(Dec. 01); Fr. RamilNerio and Fr. Alan Catigday (Dec. 05); Fr. Jerome Millan (Dec. 07); Fr. Romeo Buenaobra (Dec. 28).

A Grace-filled Christmas and A Joyful New Year 2016!

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