Archive for June 2011
June 29, 2011
Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul
RE: Songs for Mass
My dear brother priests, religious sisters and parish choir directors:
I am pleased to share with you this repertoire of Mass Songs entitled “MASS OF SAINT JOHN THE BELOVED” written by Professor Ryan Cayabyab, a native of San Carlos City. The lyrics of the Mass songs use the latest translation of the Roman Missal. With a typically Filipino pandanggo rhythm, the compositions also deliberately avoid repetitious refrains in order to encourage singing them at Mass without unduly prolonging the liturgy.
The ICTHUS Song which is actually a song rendition of our archdiocesan vision may be used as entrance song for Mass. This repertoire contains the easy to sing melodies of I Confess, Glory to God, the Creed, Sanctus, Memorial Acclamation, Our Father and Lamb of God. The Asin ng Pamayanan may be used as Recessional Song.
As we make the musical scores and compact disc copies of these songs available to you now, we also hope that by February 2012, when we launch the year long preparations for the 50th year of our archdiocese and the 85th year of the creation of our diocese, all the parish communities and schools would have become familiar with the songs.
I trust that you will exert every effort to encourage the learning of these songs and their use in our parish liturgies. This repertoire is uniquely ours, composed for us and made by one of us. Let us unite to spread what is beautiful in our Church. Thank you.
+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS
Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan
27 June 2011 – Dagupan City. “I am pleased and honored to invite you to attend the “RUN FOR LIFE” of the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan on July 16, 2011, the twenty first yearly commemoration of the Central Luzon earthquake that devastated Dagupan immensely. By the grace of God and the resiliency of the Pangasinenses, we have risen even stronger from the rubbles of that natural calamity.”
In a letter sent to the parishes, Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan sent his invitation for all to take part in a “Run for Life”, an advocary run of Caritas Lingayen-Dagupan of the Ministry of Social Action of the church.
To Promote and Protect Life
The run will start from the St John the Evangelist Cathedra Church going to A.B. Fernandez West Avenue and out to the de Venecia Road and back to the St. John Cathedral Church. The “Run for Life” is expecting to have approximately 2,000 runner-advocates from the members of the clergy, the parish lay leaders, ministers and members of religious organizations. The students and faculty members of the Archdiocesan Catholic School as well the Universities and Colleges in Dagupan City and nearby towns are also invited to join the advocacy run. The different provincial and local government officials, as well as the officials of the local Department of Education, are also invited to take part in the run.
The Ministry of Social Action (MISA) of the Archdiocese said that the run hopes to promote and protect life. “The Church has always been pro-life. She has always stood by for the promotion, protection and defense of life”, said Fr. Allan Kristoffer Soriano, the Social Action Director. “The Church will always be there to fight for and defend life.”
The run will also coincide with the commemoration of the the 1990 earthquake that devastated the City of Dagupan and several towns in Pangasinan. Many churches and structures were also damaged by the earthquake of 1990.
Different groups for Various Runners
Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas also said that the run will involve different groups for various runners. “There will be … one-kilometer; three-kilometer and five-kilometer groups. It will be a leisurely run and walk for the gift of life that God gives all of us, a tribute to the resiliency and heroism of Pangasinenses.”
The ceremonies will start with a celebration of the Mass at 3:30 pm at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Dagupan City. The actual fun run will kick off at 5:00 pm. A short program and orientation will precede the run. It is hoped that the event will end by 7:00 PM.
Pro-Life T-shirts will be sold for the runners to help defray the expenses for the event.
Below is the formal invitation of Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, DD regarding the “Run for Life”
I am pleased and honored to invite you to attend the “RUN FOR LIFE” of the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan on July 16, 2011, the twenty first yearly commemoration of the Central Luzon earthquake that devastated Dagupan immensely. By the grace of God and the resiliency of the Pangasinenses, we have risen even stronger from the rubbles of that natural calamity.
The ceremonies will start with a celebration of the Mass at 3:30 pm at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Dagupan City. The actual fun run will kick off at 5:00 pm and will go towards the De Venecia Highway. There will be different groups for various runners—one-kilometer; three-kilometer and five-kilometer groups. It will be a leisurely run and walk for the gift of life that God gives all of us, a tribute to the resiliency and heroism of Pangasinenses.
I hope you can join the Mass and at least be present at the kick off of the night run. It will be big boost for the participants to have you. Let us celebrate what is great and good with Pangasinan.
I am looking forward to your presence. Thank you even now.
+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS
Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan
June 24, 2011 Solemnity of Saint John the Baptist
Circular 2011/21 Re: School of Lay Leaders Level Three
My dear brother priests, religious women and parish leaders:
Having completed the module on the sacraments and the spirituality of stewardship in our School of Lay Leaders (SLL), we are now ready to begin level three of the same formation program dwelling on the Catechism of the Catholic Church as recommended by the Holy Father.
The following are encouraged to attend this module on the Catechism of the Catholic Church: parish catechetical coordinators, parish council officers, interested teachers in Catholic schools or those who have completed the first two modules. Because the program is modular, it is not necessary to attend the first tow modules to enroll in the third.
The seminars will be held at the Lay Formation Center in Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City from 1:30 PM until 4:00 PM on these dates: August 13, 20, 27; September 17, 24; October 22, 29, November 12, 19, 26.
There will be no fees required but the participants must commit to attend at least eight of the ten seminar days to be considered graduates of the program. There will also be a diagnostic examination after the seminar.
Please convey the information to your lay leaders and encourage them to avail of this formation program. We cannot see the Church renewed without sustained catechesis. Thank you for sharing the vision.
+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan
Dagupan City, 17 June 2011. The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan will hold a 60-Hour Adoration at the Sanctuario de San Juan Evangelista to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI’s 60th year as a priest. The adoration will start on 28 June 2011, Tuesday. It will end on 1 July 2011, Friday. A mass will be celebrated at 5:00 PM at the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Dagupan City to open the celebration of the Pope’s 60th sacerdotal anniversary. Another mass will close the commemoration on 1 July 2011, at 6:00 AM at the Sanctuario de San Juan Evangelista.
Pope Benedict XVI was ordained a priest on 29 June 1951. It is very fitting that the the adoration will end on 1 July, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Day of Prayer for Priests.
For the Sanctification of Priests and For more Vocations
The intention proposed by the Congregation for the Clergy, according to L’Osservatore Romano, the official Vatican Newspaper, is the sanctification of priests and to obtain from God the gift of new and holy vocations. According to Zenit, an international news agency, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza and Archbishop Celso Morga Iruzubieta, prefect and secretary of the congregation, note that the anniversary is a “particularly propitious” occasion to draw near to Benedict XVI, and to express to him gratitude, affection, and communion in the service of God and his Church and, above all, in that “shining of the Truth on the world,” which he calls us to.
Schools and Parishes
The 60-Hours of adoration will be distributed to all the parishes and schools of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan. Each parish and school will be given a one-hour adoration. The Congregation for the Clergy also proposes that in addition to praying for the Pope’s life, health, happiness and protection from every evil, the faithful are asked to pray for bishops, priests, deacons and all ministers of the Gospel, that they may be faithful to their vocation and their self-giving, and to remember the Church, vocations, the laity and deceased priests.
Schedule of the AdorationJune 28, 2011 Tuesday 5:00 PM MASS- Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John 6:00 Epiphany of the Lord Parish/Lyceum 7:00 St.Rose of Lima Parish – Domalandan 8:00 Jesus the Nazarene – Dulag 9:00 St.Hyacinth Parish – San Jacinto 10:00 Our Lady of the Purification Parish – Binmaley 11:00 San Gabriel Parish – Bonuan Boquig 12:00 Annunciation of the Lord Parish – Bonuan Gueset June 29, 2011 Wednesday 1:00 AM Vicariate I Youth Ministry 2:00 Vicariate I Youth Ministry 3:00 Vicariate I Youth Ministry 4:00 St. Therese Parish 5:00 Our Lady of the Holy Rosary – Manaoag 6:00 Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr – San Fabian 7:00 St. Thomas Aquinas – Mangaldan 8:00 St. Columban’s College 9:00 St. Vincent Catholic School 10:00 Urbiztondo Catholic School 11:00 Malasiqui Catholic School/University of Pangasinan 12:00 Mary Help of Christians Catholic School – Basista 1:00 PM Holy Cross Academy – Laoac 2:00 St. Charles Academy 3:00 San Jacinto Catholic School 4:00 Mapandan Catholic School 5:00 St. John’s Cathedral School 6:00 San Antonio de Padua Parish – Don Pedro 7:00 Mary Help of Christian High School Seminary 8:00 St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish – Mapandan 9:00 Cristo Divino Tesoro Parish – Buenlag 10:00 Holy Family Parish – Sta. Barbara 11:00 Vicariate II Youth Ministry 12:00 Vicariate II Youth Ministry June 30, 2011 Thursday 1:00 AM Vicariate II Youth Ministry 2:00 Vicariate III Youth Ministry 3:00 Vicariate III Youth Ministry 4:00 Vicariate III Youth MInistry 5:00 Sts. Peter and Paul Parish – Calasiao 6:00 Holy Family Parish – Tandoc 7:00 Mary Help of Christians College Seminary 8:00 Santo Tomas High School/Dominican School, Dominican Laity and Religious Sisters 9:00 St. Columban’s Institute 10:00 Archdiocesan School of San Fabian 11:00 Jesus the Nazarene Academy 12:00 Binmaley Catholic School 1:00 PM St. Catherine of Siena Parish – Villanueva 2:00 St. Joseph Husband of Mary Chaplaincy – Malacanang 3:00 St. Pius V – Urbiztondo 4:00 St. John the Baptish Parish/University of Luzon 5:00 San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish – Wawa 6:00 St. Vincent Ferrer Parish – Bayambang 7:00 St. Dominic Parish – San Carlos 8:00 Mary Help of Christian Parish – Basista 9:00 Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chaplaincy – Canan 10:00 St. Ildephonse Parish – Malasiqui 11:00 St. John the Evangelist Parish – Dagupan 12:00 Vicariate IV Youth Ministry July 1, 2011 Friday 1:00 AM Vicariate IV Youth Ministry 2:00 Vicariate IV Youth Ministry 3:00 Religious Sisters 4:00 Religious Sisters Augustinian M. Sisters 5:00 Most Holy Rosary Parish – Calmay 6:00 MASS