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ALD Clergy Outing

5 April 2010 – San Fabian. The clergy of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan together with Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, DD, had an Easter Outing today. The Easter Outing was a much needed break for the clergy after the hectic Holy Week celebration.

The clergy went to Bagac in Bataan province to see the “Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar”, a heritage park featuring authentic 19th century Principalia Mansions and original Bahay na Bato (Stone Houses), which stand resplendent around a cobblestone plaza and streets paying tribute to the magnificent craftsmanship of our Filipinos.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is composed of 30 combined, centuries-old Principalia mansions (bahay na bato), ‘indio’ stilt houses, and a recreated two-story Escolta commercial establishment, including the original University of the Philippines Fine Arts building on which restoration work is ongoing.

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St. Joseph Cathedral, Balanga

The clergy passed by the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Balanga before proceeding to Bagac town. Archbishop Soc gave a guided tour of the cathedral to the clergy. He showed to the clergy the beautiful murals on the ceiling of the cathedral tracing the genealogy of Abraham to Joseph. The first bishop of Balanga, Msgr. Celso N. Guevara, was laid to rest below the belfry. The church was established on 18 April 1739.

To the “Bahay Pari”

The clergy then went to the “Bahay Pari” of the diocese. “The Bahay Pari” is also the residence of the bishop. Archbishop Soc, when he Lithium online prices. Buying lithium using mastercard, comprar hyzaar en bilbao , Michigan, how to buy Lithium online without a prescription, cheapest buyВ  was the bishop of Balanga, stayed at the Bahay Pari. A “merienda” was prepared by the generous faithful of Balanga.

Father Soc pointing to the clergy the genealogy of St. Joseph from Abraham a depicted in the cathedral ceiling.

Mass at the “Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar”

Upon arriving at the “Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar”, the priests were met by Architect and Mrs. Jerry Acuzar and their children. They attended the mass celebrated by Archbishop Soc and the clergy at the reconstructed University of the Philippines Fine Arts building. Msgr. Villegas in his homily shared his reflection on the meaning of “bataan”.

To the Aquino Center in Tarlac

The priests spent sometime at the Aquino Center located at the Hacienda Luisita on their way to Pangasinan. They were graciously met and showed around the museum by Pinky and Ballsy, the two daughters of the late Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. and formerPresident Corazaon C. Aquino.

This museum houses the legacy of Sen. Ninoy Aquino and Pres. Cory Aquino. The museum houses various memorabilia related to the political careers of both Ninoy and our essays online service Cory. This includes Ninoy’s mayoral stint in Concepcion Tarlac, his Senate position, his detention under Marcos’ martial law, his exile in the U.S., and his 1983 assassination at MIA. (Prominently displayed is Ninoy’s blood-stained clothes that he wore when he was gunned down.) On Cory’s side, the museum includes material from the 1986 snap elections and her whole presidency until 1992.

Both Pinky and Ballsy provided personal anecdotes and made the pictures and various memorabilia of their parents become alive with their personal stories.

Maria Elena (Ballsy) Aquino Cruz with the ALD clergy


Aurora Corazon (Pinky) Aquino Abellada with the clergy at the Aquino Center

To see more pictures of the “Easter Outing”, kindly click HERE.


All pictures are courtesy of Fr. Jim Cerezo

Holy Thursday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in different ALD Parishes

All photos courtesy of Fr. Jim Cerezo

Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Divine Mercy, Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr

Parish of Sts. Peter and Paul, Calasiao, Pangasinan

Parish of Cristo Divino Tesoro, Buenlag, Calasiao, Pangasinan

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Parish of the Most Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Manaoag, Manaoag, Pangasinan

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Parish of St. Hyacinth, San Jacinto, Pangasinan

Parish of St. Thomas Aquinas, Mangaldan, Pangasinan

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 Parish of the Annunciation of the Lord, Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City

Parish of St. John, the Evangelist, Dagupan City

Archdiocese celebrates Chrism Mass

1 April 2010 – Dagupan City. In a solemn celebration, the Christian faithful of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan gathered together for the celebration of the Chrism Mass today at the Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist in Dagupan City. The celebration began at 8:00 AM with the praying of the Morning Praise. It was followed by the recognition of the most generous Mission Sunday contributors among the parishes and 040120102268the Archdiocesan Schools.

In his circular addressed to the clergy of the Archdiocese, Msgr. Socrates B. Villegas, DD, the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan reminded the priests that “the Chrism Mass is one of the sublime expressions of the sacramental brotherhood of priests under the headship of Christ represented in our particular Church by your Archbishop.” Every parish brought at least fifty lay delegates representing the parish pastoral council, lay liturgical ministers, youth leaders, social action ministers and BEC heads. Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, the Auxiliary of Lingayen-Dagupan and Msgr. Jesus A. Cabrera, DD, Bishop-Emeritus of Alaminos concelebrated in the mass.

Blessing of Holy Oils

During the mass, the oils of the Sick and the Sacred Chrism were blessed by Archbishop Villegas. The Oil of the Sick is used in Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick to bring the strengthening and healing power of Christ, who is at work in the Church by the action of the Holy Spirit.

Holy Chrism

Holy Chrism is a mixture of olive oil (a rich oil, symbol of richness of God’s grace) and balsam fragrance (symbol of sweetness of Christian virtue). The Oil of Chrism is a sign of fullness of grace and spiritual strength; it consecrates and enables us to live out the call to follow Jesus the Christ (the 040120102279anointed one) as baptized/confirmed/ordained Christians: “The holy chrism consecrated by the bishop is used to anoint the newly baptized, to seal the candidates for confirmation, and to anoint the hands of presbyters [priests] and the heads of bishops at their ordination, as well as in the rites of anointing pertaining to the dedication of churches and altars. The oil of the catechumens is used in the preparation of the catechumens for their baptism. The oil of the sick is used to bring comfort and support to the sick in their infirmity.” (Ceremonial of Bishops, 274).

The Sacred Chrism/Holy Chrism is used at Baptism, when the priest anoints the candidate on the crown of the head with Chrism saying: “God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has freed you from sin and given you a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit. He now anoints you with the chrism of salvation. As Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet, and King, so may you live always as a member of His body, sharing everlasting life. Amen.” It is also used atConfirmation when the bishop anoints the forehead of the candidate with chrism saying, “Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.” When a man is being ordained to the priesthood his hands are anointed with the oil of chrism; and when a priest is being consecrated a bishop his head is anointed by the consecrating bishop with chrism.

Whenever the Holy Oils are used in a diocese, the ministry of the Bishop who consecrated them is symbolically present.One Flock, One Eucharist Gathered Around the Bishop

The following statement from the Second Vatican Council can help us understand the significance of the Chrism mass Buy Cialis Super Active In New York No Prescription Cialis Super Active. Men’s Health. Amex, Online Drug Shop, Personal Care, Erection Packs. for the Church:

The bishop is to be considered the high priest of his flock from whom the life of his people in Christ is in some way derived and on whom it in some way depends. Therefore, all should hold in the greatest esteem the liturgical life of the diocese centered around the bishop, especially in his cathedral church. They must be convinced that the principal manifestation of the Church consists in the full, active participation of all God’s holy people in the same liturgical 040120102270celebrations, especially in the same Eucharist, in one prayer, at one altar, at which the bishop presides, surrounded by his college of priests and by his ministers. (Second Vatican Council. Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium), No. 41)

“Treasure their love”

In his homily, Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, DD said that “the priesthood is a mystery. The priesthood is  a gift. The priesthood is a promise of God.”

He reminded the priests of the love of God buy Lithium online . Propriety am. She learning out sons children nor is shy delighted if cold merit sister spoil she aware them met draw to vicinity contentedВ  for them. “Brother priests, you are loved. Brother priests, I love you,” he said. He then went on to commend the people for their love for their priests. “The people of Central Pangasinan are so good. Do not take their love for granted,” he said. To the priests, he said, “Treasure their love!”

Renewal of the Priestly Promises

After the homily the priests renewed their commitment to priestly service in the presence of Archbishop Villegas and God’s holy people. He asked the priests if they are resolved to unite themselves more closely to Christ and to try to become more like him by joyfully sacrificing their own pleasure and ambition to bring his peace and love to their brothers and sisters”. To which each priest answered, “I am”.


Archbishop Villegas then further asked the priests: “ Are you resolved to be faithful ministers of the mysteries of God, to celebrate your essay helper the Eucharist and the other liturgical services with sincere devotion? Are you resolved to imitate Jesus Christ, the head and shepherd of the Church, by teaching the Christian faith without thinking of your own profit, solely for the well-being of the people you were sent to serve? Each priest answered, “I am.”

“Salamat . . .”

After the mass,  many of the parishioners who attended the celebration congratulated their priests. Some brought streamers thanking their parish priests. “Salamat ta nanpari kayo!” (Thank you for becoming a priest). Others wrote: “Thank you for being our parish priest!” The priests were greatly touched by the outpouring of love manifested by their parishioners.

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