COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 910          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                   11 January 2017


To celebrate the 100 years’ anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions this 2017 a Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima from Fatima, Portugal will bless the Diocese of Marbel with the visit scheduled on March 10-13, 2017.

Christ the King/St. Anthony Parish will host the Pilgrim Image with its team of five (5) persons on March 10; Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Polomolok, March 11; Our Lady of Fatima Parish, GSC, March 12; and Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, GSC, March 13.

Our Lady of Fatima’s image will be coming from Kidapawan on March 10; will depart for Cotabato, March 13.

This visitation is under the care of the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) of the Philippines. “WAF is a Public International Association of the Faithful of Pontifical Right whose mission is to contribute for the ‘New Evangelization’ of the World through the diffusion and living of the authentic Fatima message.  Its general purpose is ‘the promotion of the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church and the strict adherence to the tenets of the Gospel; the personal sanctification of adherents through faithful adherence to the message of Fatima and the promotion of the common good by the spreading of the message of Fatima’” (From the letter to Bishop D.D.G., January 6, 2017).

Message of Fatima: conversion, prayer, penance, works of mercy.  Archbishop Angel N. Lagdamero, Jaro, is the WAF Philippines National Spiritual Director.

This visit is a graced event for unity and peace; we need conversion; intense prayer life; penance for sins committed; to be more merciful.

Hence, I strongly exhort everyone to participate.  This is an activity that fits well with our 2017 focused theme: “Parish: A Communion of Communities”.

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