COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 901               Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                   17 November 2016

  1. BISHOP CLOSES HOLY DOOR

Bishop Dinualdo closed the Holy Door, Jubilee Year of Mercy, Christ the King Cathedral, last 13 November 5:15 in the afternoon.  Holy Doors in Rome’s Basilicas will be closed by Pope Francis and his delegates on 20 November 2016.

Bishop exhorted all to do more corporal works of mercy like feeding the hungry and spiritual works of mercy specially instructing the ignorant as a fitting preparation for the coming of the “Day of the Lord” – the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Seventeen priests – 13 diocesan and 4 passionist – concelebrated Mass with the Bishop.  Shared dinner followed.

 

  1. 1ST BIBLE CONGRESS IN THE LIGHT OF NEW EVANGELIZATION

Dates and venue:  October 3-5, 2016; Plaza del Norte Hotel and Convention Center, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

Theme: “The Word of God is the Life and Mission of the Church.”

Objectives: (1) deepened awareness of importance of God’s Word; (2) appreciated God’s Word; and (3) participants updated on current biblical studies.

Topics and speakers:

(1) “The Word of God is the Life and Mission of the Church” by Bishop Pablo Virgilio S. David, Bishop of Kalookan. Listen, respond, proclaim God’s Word.

(2) Sharing of the Word of God in BEC Experiences – Youth Bible Camp. Family Life.  Social Media.  Word of God and Aging Gracefully.  Word of God and Pastoral Care.  Word of God and Our Home, the Earth.

(3) Concurrent sessions

(i) BEC in Pampanga – Fr. Jess Layug

(ii) BEC in Maddela, Quiriño – Fr. Anthony Addauan

(iii) BEC in Northern Luzon – Bishop Rene Mayugba

(iv) BEC in Marbel – Ms. Trinidad J. Remollo

“History, Program, Lights and Shadows of BECs.”

Superb presentation!

Participants: 340+ from all over the country.

Marbel – 7.

 

  1. 27TH DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY, KRISTOHANONG KASILINGAN ALAGADS (DAKKA)

Date and venue:  October 22, 2016, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish Gym, General Santos City.

Theme: “Eyukaristiya: Nagadasig sa Pamilya sa Pag-atiman sa Kinaiyahan” (The Eucharist Enlivens the Family in Caring for the Environment).

Objectives: (i) Families’ knowledge and care for the environment increased; (ii) active Kriska units honored; (iii) officers for 2017-2018, elected; (iv) praise and gratitude to God rendered through the Mass.

Topics and speakers:

“Ugnayan ng Parokya at Pulisya para sa Espiritwal na tulong sa mga Biktima ng Illegal na Droga”, PSupt (Fr.) Jaime Consolacion Seriña III, Chaplain, PNP R-12.

“Eukaristiya: Nagadasig sa Pamilya sa Pag-atipan sa Kinaiyahan” – Fr. Ariel Destora, Director, Diocesan Social Action Center.

Mass presider – Fr. Joel Aliligay, Director, Diocesan Christian Formation Center.  Concelebrant – Fr. Manny Gellez, CP, Parish Priest, OLPGV Parish.

Elected Officers, Years 2017 – 2018

President         : Meriam Calumpang – Bula

Vice P.                        : Geraldine Ponio – Calumpang

Secretary         : Lanie de Dios – Calumpang

Treasurer         : Zoinda Buyoc, Tampakan

Auditor           : Violeta Govan – Lagao

Committees

Education        : Geraldine Ponio, Lilia Genterola – Banga

Finance            : Remedios Estandarte – Marbel

Evaluation       : Edwin Cordova – Fatima

Attendance:  3,191

OLPGV – 1,000.  Calumpang – 600.  Lagao – 200. Bula – 150. Polomolok – 127. St. Michael – 123.  Banga – 100. Fatima – 100. Marbel – 100. Tampakan – 100. Jesus the Good Shepherd – 80.  Tupi – 80. Alabel – 60. Glan – 50. Malapatan – 50. Surallah – 50. Maasim – 40. Norala – 40. Sto Niño – 40. Sagrada Pamilya – 27. Tantangan – 25. T’boli – 20. Lake Sebu – 15. Milbuk – 3. Kiamba, Maitum, Malungon – 0. PNP Buklod – 5. Unregistered – 16. Fr. Eugene Porras, Bula.

 

  1. 26TH DIOCESAN ASSOCIATION OF GKK PRACTITIONERS (DAGKK), GENEAL ASSEMBLY

Date and venue: November 12, 2016; Notre Dame of Marbel University, City of Koronadal, South Cotabato.

Theme: “Strengthening GKKs Through the Family and the Eucharist in Relation to ‘Amoris Laetita’”

Objectives:

  • To respond to the challenge of Amoris Laetitia through strengthening of families in the GKKs.
  • To celebrate the Eucharist meaningfully as GKKs in the Diocese.
  • To strengthen GKK relationship through the activities of the 26th DAGKK GA.
  • To elect officers for the years 2017-2018.

Topics and speakers

  • Fr. Jaime C. Seriña, III – “Ugnayan sa Parokya at Pulisya para sa Espiritwal na Tulong sa mga Biktima ng Illegal na Droga.”
  • Andres Magallanes, EVP, NDMU. On the theme. Plus content of Comprehensive, Relevant, Systematic Program on Pastoral Accompaniment of Christian Families from Womb to Tomb and Beyond”.  Plus Strategic Plan for 2017 on “Parish as Communion of Communities.”

Fr. Joel Aliligay – Mass Presider.

Attendance: 3,856

Marbel – 1,000. Calumpang – 600. OLPGV – 514. Polomolok – 205. Surallah – 200. Jesus the Good Shepherd – 108. Bula – 100. Fatima – 100. Glan – 100. Lagao – 100. Tampakan – 100. Tupi – 100. Maasim – 68. St. Michael – 67. Banga – 60. Norala – 60. Sagrada Familia – 57. Sto. Niño – 50. Maitum – 40. Alabel – 30. Malungon – 30. Malandag – (new parish) – 28. T’boli – 26. Kiamba – 11. Milbuk – 2. Lake Sebu – 0. Malapatan – 0. Unregistered – 25.

Officers, Years 2017-2018

President         : Nicasio Mamon – Norala

Vice P.                        : Aldrin Fernandez – OPLGV

(Dadiangas)

Secretary         : Calixta Plantinos – Surallah

Asst. Sec.        : Zoinda Buyoc – Tampakan

Treasurer         : Evangeline Zabanal – Bula

Auditor           : Geraldine Ponio – Calumpang

Committees

Education        : Aldrin Fernandez, Elsie Oftama (St. Michael)

Finance            : Cecile Cimeni – Lagao

Evaluation       : Jocelyn Detablan – Sagrada Familia (Bo. 5)

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