COMMUNICATIONS from the Bishop

No. 913          Diocese of Marbel, Philippines                   07 February 2017


Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez in the Decree dated 06 February 2017 “establish, erect and constitute the Parish of San Pedro Calungsod in Barangay Malandag, Malungon, Sarangani Province, comprising the Barangays of Malandag, Banahaw, Atlae, Datal – Tampal, Alkikan, Kibala, Kiblat, Malabad, B’laan and Datalbatong.”

Estimated population is 30,000, of which 18, 883 are Catholics in 28 active GKKs.

It was detached from the Parish of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Poblacion, Malungon.

PPC President is Renante Soñal; PEC, Epifania Manlangit.

Bishop’s homily (Gen. 1: 1-19.  Mk. 6: 53-56)

Theme: God is good.  Everything He created was good.  Specially, human beings-made after His image and likeness.

Satan, the Enemy, tempted Adam and Eve to disobey God.  They fell from God’s goodness.

But God sent His Son to restore men and women to goodness.

Jesus Christ came to restore humans not only to spiritual Good; but also tophysical goodness through healing, among others.

God wants all to be good.  He formed Christians to be “salt of the earth” and “light of the world” (Mt. 5: 13-16).

Christians have to preserve the Faith received in baptism and to guide and enlighten people in their faith journey towards the “Summum Bonum” – the Highest Good – God!

Fr. Robert Feguro was installed as the first parish priest.

Fr. Arturo Pancho started forming and organizing the proposed parish.  Fr. Reygie Peñol, assisted by Fr. Sinon Alcarde, parish priest of Malungon, complete the preparation.

Priests present – 44: 1 Dominican, 1 Claretian, 5 Passionist and 37 diocesan.

Congratulations and prayers!



Theme: “Communion in Mercy, Mission for Mercy.”

Jan. 16 – Manila Metropolitan Cathedral

Presider           :  Apostolic Nuncio Giuseppe Pinto

Homilist          :  Luis Antonio Card. Tagle (Archbishop of Manila)

Jesus’ mercy was shown in the Wedding at Cana where He turned water into wine. (Jh. 2: 1-11)

Jan. 17 – University of Santo Tomas, Manila

Talk 1    : “The Church is called to be a Communion in the love and mercy of God” – by Orlando Card. Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato.

Talk 2    : “The Church Receives and Celebrates the Mercy of God through the Word and Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation” – Fr. Patrice Chocholstk, Cure of Ars (France) Sec. Gen.  WACOM.

Talk 3    : “The Church is the Servant and Witness of God’s Mercy” – Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MC

Talk 4    : “The Church is sent to be Missionary of Mercy to the Poor and Suffering World” – Arch. Anicetus Bongsu Sinaga, OFMCap, Medan, Indonesia.

Talk 5    : “Remembering and Celebrating the Mercy of God as a Forgiven and Forgiving Community” – Bp. Emeritus Teodoro Bacani, Novaliches

Presider           : Gaudencio Card. Rosales- Arch. Emeritus of Manila

Homilist          : Abp. Ramon Arguelles, Lipa

(Fr. Joel Aliligay, had no report on 19-20 January 2017)



Venue  :  Kiosk, Bishop’s Compound

Bishop’s sharing          : “BECs: Agents of Communion, Participation and Mission”

MINISTRY DATE No. of Participants Present Parishes not Represented
3.1. GKK 11 Jan. 2017 36 Lake Sebu, Maitum, Tampakan
3.2. KRISKA 13 Jan. 2017 44 Kiamba, Maitum, T’boli
3.3. Catechetical 16 Jan. 2017  


Banga, Bula, Kiamba, Maasim, Maitum, Milbuk, Surallah, Tampakan


3.4. Family and Life, 25 Jan. 2017, 38 present.  Not represented: Glan, Maitum, Milbuk.

 Bishop’s sharing:

“Vocation, Mission and Spirituality of Christian Families”

Based on

: “Apostolic Exhortation ‘Familiaris Consortio’, Pope John Paul II on the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World, 22 November 1981.  Number 17.”

: Apostolic Exhortation ‘Evangelii Gaudium’, Pope Francis on the Joy of the Gospel, 24 Nov. 2013. Nos. 176-183’ 186-216; 238-255; 238, 239, 259-261. 262, 268, 272, 280, 284, 287.”

: Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’, Pope Francis, on Love in the Family, 19 March 2008.  Nos. 313-325 (The Spirituality of Marriage and Family).


  1. Vocation :  called to love; a community of life and love.
  2. Mission :  sent to love God, others, nature.
  3. Spirituality :  live a life of love: God, family members, others, nature.

Love is based on FC, EG, and AL.  These 3 are based on Vat. II, among other authentic teachings.  Ultimately based on Word of God.

  • 1 Jh. 4: 16-21. “God is love…Love of God and neighbors.”
  • 1 Thess 5: 12-22. Some demands made by life in communities.  Respect and love for teachers.  Peace among members.  Warning to idlers.  Care for the wea  Patience.  No revenge.  Promote common good.  Be happy.  Pray constantly.  Thank God for everything.  Respect prophets.  Think before doing anything.  Hold on to what is good and avoid every form of evil.


  1. PAID UP

4.1. Personal Renewal Experience (PREX).  Jan. 27-29, 2017.  San Isidro Labrador Parish, Alabel, Sarangani Province.  Facilitators: PREX (Parish Renewal Experience).  Priests: Fr. Rano and Fr. Gamo (Reported by Fr. D. Gamo).

4.2. Recollection, PAID-UP beneficiaries.

Date and venue   : 24 January 2017.  CKRC, OLPHS Compound, Koronadal City.  34 knew Mary as Our Mother and helper.  Confessed and received communions.  Team.  Fr. Joel Aliligay & TOEs., Kriska alagad.

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