COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No.  856         Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                                                  25 January 2016

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Elected officials:

Prioress General          :  Sr. Ma. Sofia O. Taguinod, OP

Councilors:

  1. Ma. Bernadette B. Agregado, OP
  2. Caroline S. Capili, OP
  3. Mary Fe G. Encarnacion, OP
  4. Mesalina E. Cloma, OP
  5. Rosalea G. Busilac, OP
  6. 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.

  1. DONATIONS, BISHOP’S RETIREMENT HOME

Total, as of 13 January 2016, P3, 657, 723.71.

Breakdown:

  • Parishes – P2, 020, 000.00
Parishes     Parishes  
Norala       50,000.00   OLPGVP       75,000.00
Sto. Niño       50,000.00   St. Michael     100,000.00
Lake Sebu         5,000.00   Calumpang     100,000.00
T’boli       10,000.00   Fatima       50,000.00
Surallah     100,000.00   Bula     100,000.00
Banga       50,000.00   Lagao     100,000.00
Marbel     800,000.00   Alabel       50,000.00
Tantangan       20,000.00   Malapatan       30,000.00
Bo. 5, Marbel       35,000.00   Maasim       50,000.00
Tampakan       50,000.00   Maitum         5,000.00
Tupi       50,000.00   Total 2, 020.000.00
Polomolok     100,000.00      
Cannery       40,000.00      
  • 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.

  1. 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

  1. FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

Prayerful birthday greetings to Fr. Ricky Emboltorio (Feb. 05); Fr. Rolando Japitana (Feb. 17); and BISHOP DINUALDO D. GUTIERREZ, D.D. (Feb. 20).

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