COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No.  891         Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                        1 September 2016



September 1st is WDP for the environment.  Mother Nature has been abused for a long time.  Air, water and soil pollution. Degradation of the environment through excessive logging and destructive mining driven by greed and ignorance.  We have been remiss in our role as steward of God’s creatures.

We study, pray and act (SPA).

Following is a prayer I composed yesterday, 31st August, for Radio Veritas

World Day of Prayer for the Environment

Loving Father, Creator of the universe,

We thank you for making this Earth

habitable for us, your children.


The rich diversity of creatures,

their interconnectedness,

and their inner dynamism

show a design beyond compare.


You entrusted us, Lord God,

the care and protection of our planet earth.

But we have been remiss

in our role as steward.


Lord Jesus, forgive us

for polluting air, water and soil;

denuding mountains of trees;

and degrading the environment

through excessive logging

and destructive mining,

driven by greed and ignorance.


Holy Spirit, teach us

that we are responsible

for the present and future generations;

and, therefore, to exert efforts

to make this world, our home, a better place to live in.


Triune God, empower us

to heal our land;

to mend broken hearts; and

to promote truth, justice, love and freedom,

that you may be glorified and

that peace may reign in our country.


Mary, Queen of all creation,

“enable us to look at this world

With eyes of wisdom” as Pope Francis writes.AMEN.

(Laudato Si, 241)

August 31, 2016


The Association of the Knights of Columbus in the Diocese of Marbel (AKCDM) held its 30th Annual Convention on 21 August 2016 at the South Cotabato Gym and Cultural Center, City of Koronadal.  Host: Marbel Council 7658.

Theme: “Knights of Columbus: Missionary Disciples of the Eucharist.”

Fr. Ernesto O. Bendita, Vicar I, St. Anthony de Padua/Cathedral Parish, Council Chaplain gave the invocation.

Fr. Joel Aliligay, Diocesan Director, Christian Formation Center explained the theme.

Mayor Peter B. Miguel, City of Koronadal, welcome the delegates.

Bishop Dinualdo presided and delivered the homily during Mass.

Elected Officers:

President         :  Ernesto Pantua, Jr.

Vice-President            :  Jolly Marquez

Treasurer         :  Danilo Silva

Secretary         :  Milo Manlabao

Auditor           :  Emer Ampo

Total paid registered delegates – 465.



Date and Venue: 20 August 2016, Parish Gym.


  • To welcome the new vicars: Fr. Ernesto O. Bendita and Fr. Freddie Paulo.
  • To orient participants on the Diocesan Strategic Plan on Pastoral Accompaniment of Newly Weds and Christian Families through a Comprehensive, relevant and systematic program designed to Christify individuals and families and to empower them to become effective evangelizers.
  • To explain new policies, plans and programs:
  • To be effective, each volunteer should focus on only one involvement.
  • The monthly assembly is the venue for airing one’s concern to the vicars. No bureaucracy.  Direct line of communication.
  • Plans to procure a generator, catv, air conditioning units and spacious area appropriate for a Cathedral.
  • Masses in the GKKs will be scheduled.
  • Sick calls: patient in danger of dying has priority.
  • Choirs to familiarize themselves with the various mass settings. Request for training to be coursed to Amy Mabad.
  • Schedules of weddings, funeral masses, baptism: interviews of couples to be married, confession, adult baptism and chaplaincies were tackled.

Attendance:  884 (MINISTRIES, ROMs = 551; GKKs – 333{13 Zones})



Our Lady of Matutum Abbey, Trappistine Monastery, Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato

Solemn Professed:

  • Giovanna Garbelli – Abbess
  • Rosangela Calcatera
  • Miriam Silva
  • Virginia Ventura
  • Anna de Simoni
  • Emilia Bergamini
  • Rosanna Savarese – Sub-Prioress
  • Franca Bini
  • Vera Bruni – Novice Mistress
  • Josephine Augustin Porimattathil
  • Josie Tupas – Junior Mistress
  • Rosario Gomonit
  • Elizabeth Serra
  • Gabriella Bayogos
  • Aida Alpanta
  • Candelaria Javier
  • Julie Ann Pesongco
  • Marie Rafael – Prioress
  • Leah Ponteras
  • Joy Baluran
  • Concepcion Garciano
  • Anna Marie Ando
  • Stella Maris Zonio
  • Marites Aniceto
  • Claire Caquilala

Temporary Professed:

  • Teresa dela Cruz
  • Dinah Mae dela Cruz – solemn profession on Sept.

04, 2016

  • Charlotte Abregon
  • Benedicta Rodas


  • Roxanne Acaylar
  • Sheila Felisa Prieto
  • Agnes Lipasan

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