No. 856 Diocese of Marbel, Philippines 25 January 2016
- SURGICAL AND MEDICAL MISSION AND HEALTH FORUM
Fifty-four (54) visitors belonging to the Tomasian Medical Students Fraternity (Tau Mu Sigma Phi), University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, performed major and minor surgeries and held other medical-related activities, January 20-22, 2016, City of Koronadal.
Major surgery – 97 cases; minor – 104. Eye consultation – 240; eyeglasses distributed – 300+. Medical accupuncture – 60+; South Cotabato Provincial Hospital.
Medical missions: Brgy. San Isidro Gym – 690+; Brgy. Gen. Paulino Santos Gym – 800+.
Health forum for Brgy. Health workers and rural health midwives – 250.
The Tau Mu Sigma Phi is celebrating its 70th anniversary. A thanksgiving Mass was celebrated at the Bishop’s Chapel on 23 January 2016. Bishop was presider and homilist. Fr. Romeo Buenaobra, V.G., concelebrated. Breakfast at the Bishop’s Kiosk.
January 23, 2016 is the feast day of St. Marianne Cope (Barbara Koob). Her family emigrated from Germany to the United States one year after her birth. She entered the Third Order of St. Francis; served as teacher and principal in New York schools; helped establish two Catholic hospitals. In 1883 she went to Hawaii to aid those with leprosy, including St. Damian de Veuster.
We thanked God for the compassionate members of Tau Mu Sigma Phi.
- OP SIENA HELD 12TH GENERAL CHAPTER
The Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena celebrated their 12th General Chapter on November 22 – December 15, 2015.
Prioress General : Sr. Ma. Sofia O. Taguinod, OP
- Ma. Bernadette B. Agregado, OP
- Caroline S. Capili, OP
- Mary Fe G. Encarnacion, OP
- Mesalina E. Cloma, OP
- Rosalea G. Busilac, OP
- Marites A. Cruz, OP
OP Siena Sisters are in: Sta. Catalina Regional House, Lagao, General Santos City; Mother Francisca Spirituality Center, Lagao, GSC; ND Siena College of General Santos City; ND Siena College of Polomolok; and ND Siena School of Marbel, Koronadal City.
Our prayers for a fruitful ministry.
- DONATIONS, BISHOP’S RETIREMENT HOME
Total, as of 13 January 2016, P3, 657, 723.71.
- Parishes – P2, 020, 000.00
|Sto. Niño||50,000.00||St. Michael||100,000.00|
|Bo. 5, Marbel||35,000.00||Maasim||50,000.00|
- 5K and above – P1, 584, 423.71
|Diocesan Schools, c/o Fr. Dr. Ampoyas||500,000.00||Gov. Steve C. Solon||20,000.00|
|Priests’ Welfare Program||500,000.00||Fr. Carlos Andalan||18,000.00|
|Mrs. Lora Uy and Family||200,000.00||Fr. Joseph Benitez||15,000.00|
|Mr. Marfenio & Mrs. Rosalina Tan & Family||100,000.00||Erwin/Cyril Durano||10,000.00|
|Fr. Sam Oracion & Fr. Rene Cruz||95,810.00||Mary Jane Sabanal||10,000.00|
|Mr. Mar & Mrs. Aleli Ong Ante & Family||50,000.00||Dr. Hildegarda Heramil||5,000.00|
|Association of the Knights of Columbus, DM||30,613.71||Mrs. Estrella Japitana||5,000.00|
|Mr. Jaime & Mrs. Nilda Apolinares||25,000.00|
- Others, (42 donors): P53, 300.00
Estimated total cost of building – P5M.
Thank you, donors.
- FEBRUARY SCHEDULE
|02 –||Conference & Mass, Poor Clares, 9am||18 –||Pastoral Visit: Mass & Confe., NDMU, 9am|
|05 –||Mass. Adoration Chapel, Marbel, 8:30am||19 –||Pastoral Visit: Mass & Confe., IBED, 9am|
|06 –||Mass & Confirmation, Norala, 9am||20 –||BISHOP’S 77TH BIRTHDAY|
|07 –||Recollection, AR Sisters, Bp.’s Res., 9am||21 –||Reserved – AWRSC|
|08 –||Conference & Mass, Trappistines’, 9am||23 –||Presbyteral Ordination, Tyrone Pancho, CP,|
|09 –||Recollection, Priests & sharing IEC’s topics,||OLPGVP|
|Tupi, 9am (some lay to participate, until 3pm)||23-27-||NBW. Opening Mass: Nat’l Bible Workshop,|
|10 –||ASH WEDNESDAY||Feb. 23, 6pm, Christ the King Cathedral|
|11 –||Fiesta Mass, Surallah – 9am. Polomolok –||Accommodation: Villa Amor & Casa Gemma|
|13 –||Talakayan, DXCP, 10am||26 –||Gen. Assembly, MPPP Inc., C. Gemma, 2pm|
|14 –||MIGRANTS’ SUNDAY COLLECTION||–||Conference, PREX, Bp.’s Res., 6pm|
|15-17-||KIDMACO gathering, Kidapawan||27 –||Fellowship, Couples for Christ Global,|
|17 –||Conference, TOEs, Bp.’s Res., 9am||O.L. of Lourdes, Polomolok, 6pm|
Prayerful birthday greetings to Fr. Ricky Emboltorio (Feb. 05); Fr. Rolando Japitana (Feb. 17); and BISHOP DINUALDO D. GUTIERREZ, D.D. (Feb. 20).
- ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY, FEBRUARY
Congratulations and happy anniversary to Fr. Ernesto Bendita (Feb. 09); Fr. Herminio Hongayo (Feb. 22); Fr. Rene Dasilao (Feb. 27); and Fr. Rafael Cabrido (Feb. 27).
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