COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 849          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                    8 December 2015

  1. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
We celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 8 December.

Pope Blessed Pius IX officially declared that Mary was conceived by St. Anne free from original sin: “We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, from the first instant of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin, is a doctrine revealed by God and therefore to be believed firmly and constantly by all the faithful.” (Apostolic ConstitutionIneffabilis Deus’)

This doctrine was confirmed four years later when Mary told St. Bernadette at Lourdes on 25 March 1858 “I am the Immaculate Conception.”

We honor Mary by being obedient to God (“Fiat” – Lk. 1: 38), praising God for the Marvels God worked on Mary (“Magnificat” – Lk. 1: 46) and trusting Jesus (“Facite”- Jh. 2: 5).

Jubilee Year of Mercy begins today with the opening of the Door of Mercy, St. Peter’s Basilica, by Pope Francis.  All the other Holy Doors in Basilicas and Cathedrals will be opened on 13 December 2015.

  1. ORIENTATION, DIOCESAN STRATEGIC PLAN, 2016 YEAR OF THE FAMILY

     AND EUCHARIST AND PASTORAL VISIT 2016

Date and venue: 7 December 2015, Christ the King Formation Center, City of Koronadal.

Attendance: 118 representatives from Parish Pastoral Councils and Parish Economic Councils; plus four (4) parish priests: Fr. Bajos (Maasim), Fr. Estraza, C.P. (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish), Fr. Japitana (Tupi) and Fr. Rey Joloro (Lake Sebu).

AVA: 27

Lake Sebu – 7.  Surallah – 6.  Sto. Niño – 5.  T’boli – 5.  Norala – 4.  Banga – 0.

KVA :37

Sagrada Familia (Bo. 5) – 8.  Cannery – 6.  Marbel – 6.  Polomolok – 6.  Tantangan – 5.  Tampakan – 3.  Tupi – 3.

MEDA: 25

OLPGV – 6.  Bula – 5.  Calumpang – 5. Lagao – 5.  Fatima – 4.  SMAP – 0.

GAMMA: 14

Alabel – 5.  Glan – 4.  Malapatan – 3.  Malungon – 2.

MAKIMAMI: 15

Maasim – 5. Maitum – 5. MIlbuk – 5. Kiamba – 0.

Facilitator: Fr. Romeo Buenaobra, V.G.

Staff: Fr. Joel Aliligay, Trins Remollo, Naneng Perez, Jhun Perez.

  1. 15TH GENERAL DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY, ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND LIFE

     WORKERS

Date and venue: 21 November 2015, Tupi Municipal Gym.

Theme: “Eucharist: Fountain of life in the Family.”

Points:

  1. Christian Marriage in the Family is a life-long commitment to selfless love.
  2. Selfless love is impossible without superhuman strength from God.
  3. The Eucharist provides superhuman strength.
4. Christian families are living witnesses to Christ’s power to work miracles.

5. The greatest need of Christian families today is a renewed faith in the Holy Eucharist.

Speaker: Bro. Crispin Betita, FMS, Director, Marcellin Foundation, Marist Brothers.

 Newly Elected Officers:

Chair               : Loreto Morta, Lagao

Vice                 : Lina Frusa, St. Michael

Secretary         : Romelita Arguelles, OLPGV

Treasurer         : Rita Moso, Marbel

Auditor           : Erlinda Bonzo, Norala

Committees:

Education                    : Merlinda Yañez/Alejandra

Villacrampa, Polomolok

Finance                        :  Filipina Decatoria, Bula

Evaluation/Planning    :  Edna Palomo, Banga

Attendance: 1,356 plus working committee – 50.  Total – 1, 406.

OLPGV – 200.  Calumpang – 180.  Polomolok – 118.  Tupi – 110.  Lagao – 82.  St. Michael – 80.  Marbel – 71.  Norala – 65.  Banga – 52.  Sto. Niño – 52.  Bula – 45.  Alabel – 34.  Tampakan – 33.  Bo. 5 – 32.  Fatima – 30.  Maasim – 29.  Maitum – 24.  Cannery – 22.  Malungon – 21.  Surallah – 20.  Tantangan – 20.  Surallah – 16.  Glan – 10.  Lake Sebu – 10.  Kiamba, Malapatan, Milbuk – 0. (Trins J.R.)

 

  1. DIOCESAN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, LAY LITURGISTS
Date and venue: 14 November 2015, Bula Parish Gym

Talk: “The Role of Lay Liturgists, Functions and Active Participation in the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist” by Fr. Jefil Q. Callego.

Mass presider: Fr. Romeo Buenapbra, V.G., Director, DLC.  Concelebrants: Fr. Ernesto Bendita, COWL Commissioner and Fr. Freddie Paulo.

2016 – 2017 Set of Officers

President         :  Angelie Rondario, Glan

Vice                 :  Elma Jamero, Polomolok

Secretary         :  Lucille Dispo, Fatima

Treasurer         :  Reina Banquerigo, Bula

Auditor           : Tertuliana Perez, Marbel

Attendance: 1,939

Calumpang – 220.  Glan – 153.  Malapatan – 129.  Bula – 100.  Fatima – 100.  Lagao – 100.  Marbel – 100.  OLPGV – 100.  St. Michael – 100.  Surallah – 100.  Sto. Niño – 75.  Norala – 70.  Banga – 67.  Tampakan – 60.  Tantangan – 51.  Cannery – 50.  Sagrada Familia (Bo. 5) – 50. T’boli – 44.  Alabel – 43.  Polomolok – 33.  Lake Sebu – 30.  Maasim – 30.  Tupi – 30.  Malungon – 29.  Kiamba – 27.  Milbuk – 26.  Maitum – 22.

Congratulations.  All parishes represented! (Reported by: Naneng Perez)

 

  1. DIOCESAN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, LAY LITURGICAL LEADERS

Date and venue:  21 November 2015, Polomolok Municipal Gym

Talk: “Lay Liturgical Leaders: Proclaimers of the Good News to the Poor” by Fr. Joel Aliligay.

Mass Presider and homilist: Fr. Romeo Buenaobra, V.G.

Officers: 2016 – 2017           

President         :  Romeo Ipac, Bula

Vice                 :  Jimmy Momo, Marbel

Secretary         :  Lito Sarayno, Lagao

Treasurer         :  Dioscoro Paulo, Jr., Sto. Niño

Auditor           :  Leopold Lacson, SMAP

Attendance: 1, 929

Glan – 170.  Lagao – 139.  Marbel – 127.  St. Michael – 118.  OLPGV – 93.  Norala – 86.  Malungon – 82.  Surallah – 78.  Banga – 77.  Sagrada Familia – 75.  Alabel – 72.  Tupi – 72.  Maasim – 70.  Fatima – 65.  Polomolok – 65.  Tampakan – 65.  Malapatan – 64.  Calumpang – 63.  Sto. Niño – 62.  Cannery – 60.  Kiamba – 56.  Bula – 46.  Tantangan – 42.  Maitum – 32.  T’boli – 32.  Lake Sebu – 18.  Milbuk – 0.

Priests: Fr. Rey Mission, Fr. Frank Romano, Fr. Ricky Legario, Fr. Joel Aliligay (Naneng Perez)

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