Archive for July 2010
For the past ten months, some have been living in makeshift structures they call their homes. Others have made a part of the barangay hall their home. Kind neighbors and relatives have taken some of them.
Hope has been rekindled.
The Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, with the Franciscan Movement for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (FMJPIC) headed by Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM, has given them this hope: a land where they can put up their house, and rebuild their lives!
The housing project will be built in a land owned by Mr. Franco Gachallan. A 2,500 sq/meters area from the said lot was acquired by the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, and the Franciscan Movement for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (FMJPIC). Materials for the houses will be provided by FMJPIC, while the labor will be provided by the beneficiaries. Each family shall have a 100 sq/meter lot, and about 50 sq/m area for their house.
A formation program as well as a sustaining livelihood component will be introduced to the 25 families.
The group of Fr. Joel Sulse visited the site. A Mass was celebrated together with the families. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, parish priest and Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM, celebrated the mass.
Fr. Joel Sulse is also the parish priest of Santuario de San Antonio, Forbes Park, Makati.
The beneficiaries have started clearing the land in preparation for the building of their homes.
Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM
A potluck! Good lunch shared by the families.
A letter of invitation was sent by Rev. Fr. Estephen Mark R. Espinoza, the Spiritual Director of the Apostles of Divine Mercy in Malasiqui, to all the parishes and chaplaincies in the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan informing them of the upcoming event.
The first Archdiocesan Congress on the Divine Mercy was held in the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, last 22 June 2008. The Parish of St. Thomas Aquinas, Mangaldan, Pangasinan hosted the 2nd Archdiocesan Congress on 4 April 2009. The annual congress is attended by hundreds of devotees of the Divine Mercy.
The theme of this year’s congress is centered on “Divine Mercy and the Cenacle”.
Fr. Estephen Espinoza in his letter gives the following schedule:
Registration at 8AM; Bible Enthronement at 9AM.
Fr. Enrique V. Macaraeg, the Parish Priest of St. Ildephonse Church, will welcome the delegates. A Short Drama featuring the devotion to the Divine Mercy will be portrayed by the youth of the Parish of St. ldephonse.
The introduction to the whole congress will be delivered by Fr. Estephen. The first talk will be given by Rev. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza on “Divine Mercy and the Eucharist”. Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, will reflect on “Divine Mercy and Confession” for the 2nd talk.
Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, DD will celebrate the Mass at 2,30 PM.
Delegates are advised to bring their own snacks and lunch for the occasion.
Mrs. Celia V, Lambino is the President of the Parish of St. Ildephonse Apostles of the Divine Mercy.