Archive for January 2009
29 January. To celebrate the year of St. Paul, the Mary Help of Christians College Seminary, Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City is holding a play entitled: “Damasku: Landas ni Pablo“. The play is about the turning point in the life of St. Paul as he was going on to Damascus to arrest and persecute the followers of Jesus. The play is written, directed and acted by the seminarians. Proceeds of the play will be used to repair the twenty year old seminary building.
The seminary is under the Rectorship of Rev. Fr. Mario R. Morales. The following are the rest of the administration: Rev. Fr. Jim Cerezo, the Dean of Seminarians, Rev. Fr. Mario Sanchez, the Dean of Studies, Rev. Fr. Julius Cuison, the Spiritual Director and Rev. Fr. Roberto Villamil, the House Minister.
All urged to watch the play and support the College Seminary of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan. Play dates are on: 12, 13, 14, 15 February, 6PM. The play will be staged at the Msgr. Federico G. Limon Memorial Hall. Tickets are sold at P200.00, P100.00 and P50.00. For further information, kindly contact the seminary: +63 75 515 5720.
The more than 500 delegates during the First Family Bible Congress, 17 January 2009.
In a circular letter signed by Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, the Auxiliary Bishop, an invitation coming from the Biblical Apostolate of the Archdiocese together with the Family and Life Apostolate was sent to the different Bible animators, Family Life workers, Catechists, BEC Coordinators and Youth, and various religious organizations and movements (CFC, WE, ME, CFM and other such groups) of the different parishes and chaplaincies of the Archdiocese to celebrate the First Family Bible Congress. The congress was celebrated last 17 January, Saturday. It started at 1:00 PM and ended at 5:00 PM. The St. Therese Gym of the St. Therese Parish in Dagupan City was the venue of the congress.
The congress’ objectives and rationale were the following: to celebrate the centrality of the Word of God in the life of the Christian family and that the Word of God will be the bond of unity in the family. Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba DD was main speaker of the event. Fr. Fidelis B. Layog, the Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate Director, said that about 300 delegates were expected to attend the first Family Bible Congress. The attendance was more than what was expected. Fr. Winston Estrada, the Apostolate Director of the Familyl and Life Apostolate, also spoke to the almost 500 delegates who enthusiastically celebrated the congress, the first of its kind in the Archdiocese.
At the same time, the congress became an occasion for the Archdiocese to celebrate NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK with its theme: MAY THEY BE ONE! Msgr. Mayugba spoke about the congress as an opportunity for the different ministries and apostolates of the Archdiocese to work towards a concerted and collaborated effort of building our BECs that have families grounded on the Word of God, with all group working as one.
In a special note the congress also launched the availability of the subsidized bible (P50.00 only) for poor families in cooperation with the Episcopal Commission of the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) in its program of bringing ” 5 MILLION BIBLES for 5 MILLION FAMILIES in 5 YEARS!” In the congress, Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, grouped the participants for a workshop-sharing. They reflected on two questions with regard to the role of the Bible in the Family: “What good are we doing?” and “What do we need to do more?” The responses of the delegates were both hopeful and inspiring.
Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD sharing his reflection to the delegates
Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD with Fr. Winston Estrada, FLA Director
TO: The Diocesan Clergy, Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
RE: FAMILY BIBLE CONGRESS
The Biblical Apostolate, together with the Family and Life Apostolate of the Archdiocese, in celebration of the National Bible Week is inviting your Bible animators, Family Life workers, Catechists, BEC Coordinators and Youth, and various religious organizations and movements (CFC, WE, ME, CFM and other such groups) to a
FAMILY BIBLE CONGRESS
on January 17, 2009, from 1:00PM – 5:00 PM to be held at the ST. THERESE GYM, in Dagupan City.
This will be the occasion for us to celebrate already our NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK which has the theme: MAY THEY BE ONE! This will also be an opportunity for us to work towards a concerted and collaborated effort of building our BECs that have families grounded on the Word of God, with all group working as one. This will, finally, be the occasion for us to launch also a subsidized bible (P50.00 only) for poor families as we join the Episcopal Commission of the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) in its program of ” 5 MILLION BIBLES for 5 MILLION FAMILIES in 5 YEARS!”
(SGD) + RENATO P. MAYUGBA, DD, Auxiliary Bishop
6 January 2009
TO: The Diocesan Clergy, Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Pangasinan
RE: Commission on the Clergy, Calenday 2009
The love and peace of Christ — the same today, yesterday and forever!
Please be attentive to the herunder YEAR 2009 CHEDULE prepared by the above cited commission and kindly note them now clearly in your calendar. Our attendance to this our own spiritual and pastoral on-going formational program is clearly relevant as well as mandatory.
9 January, Friday, RECOLLECTION by Vicariate I at LFC.
13 February, Friday, UPDATING by Commssion on the Clergy (ACC) at LFC.
13 March, Friday RECOLLECTION by Vicariate II at LFC
9 April, Thursday, CHRISM MASS at the St. John Parish Church.
13 April, Monday, EASTER PARTY by ACC at the Holy Family Parish, Sta. Barbara
8 May, Friday, RECOLLECTION by ACC at the LFC
10 July, Friday, UPDATING by ACC at the LFC
24-28 August, CLERGY RETREAT at the Betania Retreat House, Baguio City
11 September, Friday, RECOLLECTION by Vicariate IV at the LFC
9 October, Friday, UPDATING by ACC at the LFC
13 November, Friday, RECOLLECTION by Vicariate I at the LFC
8 December Tuesday, CLERGY CHRISTMAS PARTY at the St. John Cathedral School
Prepared by: REV. FR. ENRIQUE V. MACARAEG, Chairman, Commission on the Clergy
Noted: +RENATO P. MAYUGBA, DD, Auxiliary Bishop, January 2009
Man is born into this world not as individual devoid of any relation or connection with others, but as an individual whose hierachical need is to be linked wit other people, with creation and with God.
We see this reality of man’s need for inter-connectedness in our young people’s liking for pakikisama. Young people love to feeel a sense of belonging: to a clique, to a group to a barkadhan. And surely, one of the reasons why, is they gain something from thi connection, from this belonging. However, there is a need to help them look closely into these relationships: What kind of communities do they belong to? How do they relate in these communities? How far do they go to reach out to each other in sharing their giftedness? Is Jesus the object of their being together?
For the Archdiocesan Youth Ministry of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, there is one thing clear. A program must be developed to lead the youth to grow in a community according to the image of Christ, drawing them to a responsible participation in the life ministry and work of the entire Catholic Faith community and eventually making them committed and effective agents of change in the Church and society. Hence, the Archdiocesan Youth Apostolate Committee establishes BARKADAan Nen Kristo, a Youth Serving Youth Program.
The Archdiocesan Youth Apostolate. Just like any ministry of the Church, the Youth Apostolate is founded on friendship … on a deeper relationship of the Young with Jesus, the Emmanuel which means “God is with us”. (Mt. 1, 18-25). He is a BARKADA who reaches out to everyone and stays with them through thick and thin as they journey in life. (Luke 2, 13-35). He even expressed before Hi diciple a He empowered them, “And behold, I am with you until the end of the age” (Mt. 28, 16-20) He is also a BARKADA who can offer His very life for His friends, for “no one has greaterlove that this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (Jn 15,1-17)
Just as God journeys with us in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ, our trusted and faithful BARKADA, so too, the Archdiocesan Youth Apostolate Committee (AYAC) of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Pangasinan, Philippines continues her journey with the Pangasinene youth through the BARKADan Nen Kristo.
Barkada. A popular Filipino term which has its contemporary meaning: “a group of friends with common activities and interests. The Filipino attitude of “pakikisama” is very evident in the barakdahan system. In a barkadahan, friends hang our together, eat the same food togther, laugh together, ja together, etc. — they do things together.
Daan. Tagalog word for path or way Life is journey of different atages. Being a youth is a stage of life when a person must be guided properly about the right PATH that he/she myt take for his/her personal growth and development.
Nen Kristo. Pangasinan translation of “OF CHRIST”. Young people must commit themselves to build their lives on the only model who will not deceive them, JESUS CHRIST.
BarkaDaan Nen Kristo is an avenue for young people in all youth settings (parishes, barangays, schools, universities and other informal settings) to experience being with others not only fro fun and friendship but also for authentic fellowship and faith. it’s components and Strategies are designed to promote Christ’s ‘way of life’. It would create Youth Groups, different from other groups of young people, since the center and reason of the group for being together, for theri being “barakada” is the person of JESUS. These Barkadahans are connected to a larger Barkadahan, the Parish Youth Community and integrated to the Archdiocesan Youth Apostolate.
BARKADAAN nen Kristo Spirit. “Build your lie on the only model who will not deceive you: Jesus Christ (John Paul II).
- Awareness. To establish and strengthen the Youth’ relationship with Christ
- Development. To provide opportunities for the Youth’s personal growth.
- Social Responsibility. To encourage the Youth to get involved in the community.
CLIENTELE. All young people in all youth settings (parishes, barangays, schools, universities, SK Federations, Non-Government Youth Organizations)