Archive for June 2010
The Basic Reflexology seminar was given to provide skills to the parishioners and offer opportunities for work to the participants.
During the Graduation Exercises held at the end of the seminar, Mr. Ponciano Catipon, the TESDA Provincial Director, in his speech to the graduates, said that the most of the graduates of the Basic Reflexology are already employed or are offering home-services. He noted that massage therapists are in demand especially in the province. He said that with the seminars being provided by TESDA, “We can fight poverty in Pangasinan.”
The Basic Reflexology came after Caritas-San Fabian sponsored a five-weekend, 10-day sessions on Basic Hairdressing.
During last year’ onslaught of Typhoon Pepeng, a greater portion of Binday, notably Sitio Binday South, was destroyed by rushing flood waters. Twenty-One houses were destroyed, and more than 5 hectares of farmland were eroded and destroyed during that calamity.
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) was one with the protesting residents in asking the Department of Public Works and Highway to present a comprehensive plan in the construction of the flood control dike along Bued River. The Social Action Apostolate of the parish through Bro. Antonio Supremido, the ASAP Parish Coordinator, has been coordinating closely with the residents and officials concerned regarding the said action of the residents.
The residents of Brgys. Binday and Anonang were worried that the construction of the said flood control dike located at the downstream of the Binday Dam could easily be destroyed by the strong waters rushing coming from the upstream of Bued river.
Engr. Renato Milan, the Provincial Administrator of the National Irrigation Administration, said that the residents do not want a repeat of the disaster that happened to them which destroyed their houses and the irrigation canals resulting in less harvest for them.
Mr. Juan Juguilon, Jr., the Municipal Agriculturist, expressed his apprehension that failure to properly rehabilitate the Bued River will result once again in the destruction of the Binday Dam.
The concerned officials of the Barangays Binday and Anonang and the municipality of San Fabian as well as the affected residents are demanding that they be consulted in the rehabilitation project as they know more about the “life” of Bued River.
A mass was celebrated by Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, the parish priest, near the Binday Dam, before the Rally was held.
Vision and Mission of ALDCS
Rev. Fr. Manuel S. Bravo, Jr, the Catholic Schools Superintendent, read the new Vision and Mission of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Schools (ALDCS). The Vision of ALDCS states: “In communio, the ALDCS form Christian Stewards through holistic Catholic Education and Formation.” To achieve this vision, the Mission is given in the following: “ To mold evangelized and evangelizing communities through – Authentic witnessing, Learning-conducive environment, Definitive School Policies, Procedures and and Systems, Christ-centered stewardship and Systematic and comprehensive education and formation.” The new vision and mission will guide and set the direction of the ALDCS.
The politics of the Church: Communio
In his homily, Msgr. Socrates B. Villegas, DD mentioned that politics of the church is communio. Communio has three elements. First is the “Communio with God”. He said that we cannot be a good teacher, a good priest-director or even a bishop if we are not in the grace of God.
Secondly, there must be communio with the Church. In rephrasing the words of St. John the Apostle, Msgr. Villegas asked, “How can you say you are incommunio with God who you cannot see, when you can not be in communiowith others who you can see?”
Thirdly, there must be communio with the society. He said that the Catholic Schools should not only produce God loving pupils but also produce patriotic students.
“While we are proud to be Catholics, we must be proud that we are Filipinos”, Msgr. Villegas said. “Love of country is another expression of our love of God.” (TO LISTEN TO THE HOMILY OF MSGR. SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS, DD, please click HERE).
The Catholic Schools
The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Schools is composed of St. Thomas Catholic School (Mangaldan), San Jacinto Catholic School (San Jacinto), Holy Cross Academy (Laoac), Mapandan Catholic School (Mapandan), Archdiocesan Catholic School of San Fabian (San Fabian), St. John’s Cathedral School (DagupanCity), Binmaley Catholic School (Binmaley), St. Columban’s College (LIngayen), St. Columban’s Institute (Domalandan, Lingayen), St. Charles Academy (San Carlos City), Urbiztondo Catholic School (Urbiztondo), Mary Help of Christians Catholic School (Basista), Malasiqui Catholic School (Malasiqui), St. Vincent Catholic School (Bayambang), Jesus the Nazarene Academy (Dulag, Binmaley) and the Mary Help of Christians High School Seminary (BInmaley).
31 May 2010 – Lingayen, Pangasinan. In a solemn celebration, Rev. Estephen Mark Rayos Espinoza was ordained to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood by his Excellency Socrates B. Villegas, DD, the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan at the church of the Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Lingayen, Pangasinan.
Fr. Estephen is the first priest ordained by Msgsr. Socrates B. Villegas, DD as Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan. He was assigned in the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, for about a year, first as a seminarian, and as a Deacon upon his ordination to the Diaconate.
Fr. Espinoza is presently assigned as a Parochial Vicar in the Parish of St. Ildephonse, Malasiqui, Pangasinan.