2. 3rd Diocesan MEWS Graduates Christmas Gathering

MEWS graduates gathered at Notre Dame Siena College of Polomolok, 20 December 2015.

Theme: “Eucharist: Source of Life and Love in the Family.”

Dr. Crisanto “Choi” Torrijos gave the following updates on the Marriage Encounter Weekend Seminar.  From 2011 to 2015 total couples – graduates: 1,310 or 2, 620 individuals; of the 27 parishes 21 have conducted MEWS.  Parishes without MEWS conduction are Lake Sebu, T’boli, Kiamba, Malapatan, Malungon and Milbuk.

Fr. Joel Aliligay, Director, Diocesan Christian Formation Center, gave an input on “The Arrows of John the Baptist.”

Mass presider and homilist: Bishop Dinualdo.  Concelebrants: Fr. Reynaldo Mission, V.F. and parish priest of Polomolok and Fr. Joel Aliligay.

Bishop’s homily.  Micah prophesized that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, a little town in Judea.  “He shall shepherd his flock.”  “He shall be peace.” (Micah 5: 1-4).

The best sacrifice is Christ’s offering of his body in obedience to God’s will. (cf. Heb. 10: 5-10)

Obedience to God’s will was what Mary did to accept her role as Mother of Jesus Christ and what made her to set out in haste to be with her cousin Elizabeth who was six months pregnant. (cf. Lk. 1: 39-45)

We must be obedient to God as Jesus and Mary were.  This will make a happy celebration of Christmas and peaceful and joyful New Year 2016.

Attendance: 281.

Polomolok – 101.  Calumpang – 53.  Lagao – 25.  OLPGVP – 18.  SMAP – 17.  Glan – 15.  Tantangan – 14.  Banga – 9.  Norala – 8.Alabel – 6.  Fatima – 5.  Marbel – 5.  Cannery – 3.  Surallah – 2. (Trins J. R.)

Back to: COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop (No. 854, January 9, 2016)

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