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Circular 2018-10: Oratio Imperata Against Calamities

May 28, 2018

Circular 2018-10

RE: Oratio Imperata

Reverend Fathers:

Following our established pious tradition, the Oratio Imperata Against Calamities herein enclosed, must be prayed in all parishes, chaplaincies, pastoral stations and schools in every Mass BEFORE the POST COMMUNION PRAYER from the Sunday of Corpus Christi, June 3, 2018 until November 1, 2018, the Solemnity of All Saints.

Through the past years, our province has been spared from natural calamities thus helping our Catholic faithful to maximize the fruits of agriculture and aqua culture. Our parishioners gratefully attribute this blessing to our Oratio Imperata.

The English, Pangasinan, Tagalog and Ilocano translations may be used according to your prudent pastoral judgment.

Oremus pro invicem.

Sincerely yours,

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan

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ORATIO IMPERATA

In the Archdioceses of Lingayen Dagupan to be prayed in every Mass BEFORE the POST COMMUNION PRAYER from the Sunday of Corpus Christi, June 3, 2018 until November 1, 2018, the Solemnity of All Saints.

Leader:

Almighty God, Lord of the universe, Creator of everything, we come to you seeking your divine protection as we face our fears and confront the threats that cause us anxiety.

After every invocation let us say

“DELIVER YOUR PEOPLE LORD”.

From strong typhoons

From relentless rains

From destructive earthquakes

From drought and pests

From deadly floods and storm surges

From red tides and fish kills

From deadly lightning

From violence and wars
From corruption and sin

From criminality and terrorism
From selfishness and indifference

Leader:

Divine Jesus, you calmed the storms and walked over the waters. Give us fine weather. Shield us from distress. Drive away from our land all calamities and disasters of nature. We entrust ourselves you now and forever.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, pray for us.

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ORATIO IMPERATA

Lider:

Dios a Makapanyari, Katawan na kalapagan, Manamalsa na amin, onaasinger kamin manaanap na madibinon panangiyagel Mo no arapen mi ray pakataktatakotan mi tan saray kaugsan ya mangiiter na pagpaga’d sikami.

Kasumpal na balang pikakasi, say ebat tayo:

KATAWAN, ILABAN MO RAY TOTOOM.

Ed saray maksil ya bagyo,

Ed saray agmanondan oran,

Ed saray makaderal a yegyeg,

Ed say kaekatan ed tiagew tan saray peste,

Ed red tides tan ipatey na saray sira-sira,

Ed maka-andi rad bilay a kirmat,

Ed say violenten kipapasen tan bakal,

Ed corruption tan kasalanan,

Ed kriminalidad tan terorismo,

Ed inkasiblet tan anggapoy pibabali.

Lider:

Jesus a Dios, pinatondam iray bagyo tan nanakar kad tapew na danum. Iter mod sikami so maabig a panaon. Iyarawi Mo kamid saray gonigon. Ekal Mod bansa mi so amin a kalamidad tan panderal na kalikasan. Imamatalek mi dili mi’d Sika natan tan diad andi-aggaan.

 

Ina’y Santo Rosario na Manaoag, pikasi mo kami.

 

Circular 2018-6: Pilgrim Jubilee Cross

March 19, 2018

Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary

Circular 2018-6

RE: Decade of Communio PILGRIM JUBILEE CROSS

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

In order to prepare the people of God more deeply and fittingly for the celebration of the centennial jubilee of the creation of the Diocese of Lingayen in the year 2028, we have declared a DECADE OF COMMUNIO for the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan.

I was inspired to have a PILGRIM JUBILEE CROSS launched for our archdiocese. The pilgrim jubilee cross has a stone relic from the Upper Room where the first Eucharist was celebrated and where the Apostles received the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem graciously accommodated our request for this unique relic. The Upper Room is closely linked to our Cathedral patron Saint John the Evangelist who rested his head on the chest of the Lord at the Last Supper (cfr. John 13:23).

The PILGRIM JUBILEE CROSS has ten icons embedded on the vertical and horizontal planks corresponding to the Communio themes that we have assigned for each year:

Jesus Gives Keys to Peter 2018 for Taoir na Pananisia

Jesus Accompanies the Disciples of Emmaus 2019 for Tabin

Jesus and Samaritan Woman by the Well 2020 for Pandurungo

Jesus at Last Supper 2021 for Dayew tan Pisasalamat

Jesus Meets Blessed Virgin after Resurrection 2022 for Panaabetan

Jesus Heals the Ten Lepers  2023 for Aro tan Panangasi

Jesus Washes the Apostles Feet  2024 for Panag-asikaso tan Panaglingkor

Jesus in the Manger  2025 for Panagpaabeba

Jesus Ascends to Heaven 2026 for Pasimbalo

Jesus at the Wedding in Cana 2027 for Sipanan

 

There will be Para-Liturgical Guide which may be used by the Catholic faithful when the pilgrim cross visits the schools, pastoral stations or parishes.

Here is the 2018 schedule of the pilgrim cross vicarial and school visitations:

April 2 to April 30 within the Vicariate of Saints Peter and Paul

May 1 to May 31 within the Vicariate of the Epiphany

June 1 to June 30 within the Vicariate of Saint Thomas Aquinas

July 1 to July 31 within the Vicariate of Saint Dominic

August 1 to August 31 within the Vicariate of Saint Vincent Ferrer

September 1 to September 30 within the ALDCS

October 1 for safekeeping at the Saint John the Evangelist Cathedral until the next pilgrimage season in 2019

The Vicars Forane  and Superintendent of Schools will make the schedule of visits to the parishes or schools in coordination with the parish priests, school directors or pastoral directors for this year’s pilgrimage season.

When the pilgrim cross is brought to a parish, school or pastoral station:

1.    The parish or school must organize a FESTIVE  jubilee welcome procession of the pilgrim cross attended by a good number of the faithful;

2.    The Eucharist is celebrated to welcome the pilgrim cross;

3.    Parish organizations or campus ministry may venerate the cross by kissing or touching the cross;

4.    The para-liturgical guide is used by the Catholic faithful assigned to take turns in praying before the cross.

5.    The priests in the vicariate must be available for confessions at particular times while the pilgrim cross is present in the church or school.

I trust that you understand that pious devotions such as these are closest to the heart of our Catholic faithful. While some of us priests have a tendency to intellectualize our faith, the JUBILEE PILGRIM CROSS can be a focal point for raising awareness about the Church and fomenting devotion to the Lord and loyalty to the Church.

Let us encourage and inspire such pious devotions as avenues for new evangelization.

I advise the parish priests to discuss with the parish lay leaders and the school directors with the campus ministry, the activities that the community may hold while the JUBILEE PILGRIM CROSS is visiting the parish or school.

We dream of a community of Christ’s disciples called to Christian witnessing and mission living out the spirit of ICTHUS inspired by Mary Our Lady of Manaoag.

Sincerely yours,

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan

 

Circular 2018-5: Ministry of Mery

March 12, 2018

Circular 2018-5

RE: Ministry of Mercy

Reverend Fathers:

In order to respond pastorally to the serious problem of drug abuse and the alarming cases of extra judicial killings related to the drug problem in the past two years, we constituted last year an archdiocesan MINISTRY OF MERCY  to extend pastoral assistance to the affected families including those orphaned by the killings.

By the grace of God, we are prompted to move forward to a wider and more focused program to attend to the various pastoral aspects of the socio-pastoral problem of drug dependence, sale and abuse.

The Ministry of Mercy will now have three interrelated components namely, Education and Prevention Advocacy (EPA), Community and Family based Rehabilitation of drug dependents (CFR) and the Ministry of Compassion to the families of EJK victims (MC-EJK).

The Ministry of Mercy will be under the Ministry of Social Action (MISA) in the spirit of our Synod.

There will be a Seminar Training Program for the Ministers of Mercy to be held on April 5, 2018, Thursday, from 8:00am until4:00 pm at the Lay Formation Center, Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City.

Each parish must DILIGENTLY and PRUDENTLY choose THREE lay leaders who can be assigned to each of the three component teams of the ministry, that is, Education and Prevention Advocacy (EPA), Community and Family Based Rehab (CFR) and Ministry of Compassion to the families of EJK victims (MC-EJK). Please refrain from sending just anyone available. The diligent selection will insure the stability of this important pastoral ministry.

After a general introduction to open the seminar, the parish Ministers of Mercy will be divided immediately into three workshop groups each with a competent resource person trainer to equip them for their particular tasks.

I plead with you to prepare for this post Easter training seminar. We have a duty from the Lord to take care of the least of our brethren and we will be judged at the sunset of life by what we did to the least of our brethren. Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan

 

Circular 2017-16: Pari sa Sambayanan

October 10, 2017

Circular 2017-16: Clergy Formation

Reverend Fathers:

In pursuit of the need for ongoing formation for the clergy as indicated during the Second Synod of Lingayen Dagupan, we shall have a seminar for diocesan and religious priests entitled Pari para sa Sambayanan to be held in two batches on October 26 (first batch) and October 27 (second batch) both at the Guerrero Hall of the Archbishop’s House from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

The aim of this seminar is to equip our clergy with skills and knowledge in community organizing and pastoral leadership. I trust that you agree that such talents are greatly needed these days in view of our current social situation and on account of the vision set forth by the Synod.

You are kindly requested to contact the Chancery in order to reserve a slot in the batch you have chosen to join before October 16, 2017.

Thank you for your openness to participate in ongoing formation programs like this.

Oremus pro invicem.

Sincerely yours,

 

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan

Circular 2017-14: Eucharistic Celebrations for the Second Synod

August 14, 2017

Memorial of Saint Maximillian Kolbe

Circular 2017-14

RE: Eucharistic Celebrations for the Second Synod

My dear people of God:

You are invited to join the celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit on the occasion of the Opening of the Synod of Lingayen Dagupan to be held on Saturday September 2, 2017 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist at nine o’clock in the morning. The catechists, lay liturgical and social action ministers and our youth leaders must attend this Opening Mass.

All the members of the synod must be at the Mass to make their oath of office before assuming their ecclesiastical function. The Sacred Penitentiary will grant a plenary indulgence with Apostolic Blessings upon all who will attend the opening Mass.

The closing Mass will be held on September 9, Saturday, at the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag at three o’clock in the afternoon.  The medallions of participation at the synod will be bestowed at this Closing Mass as well as the usual plenary indulgence and Papal Benediction.

We are at the threshold of a new chapter in our pilgrimage as a people of God in Lingayen Dagupan. This a wonderful time to be Catholics!

Sincerely yours,

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan

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