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Archbishop Soc Creates ad hoc committee for the Pangasinan Translation of the Roman Missal

DECREE

In pursuit of our pastoral goal to renew the liturgical life in the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan and thereby lead our clergy and Catholic faithful to higher growth in Christian piety, we hereby create an ad hoc committee to study, evaluate and revise the present version of the Pangasinan translation of the Roman Missal. The ad hoc team shall be composed of the following clerics:

  • Father ERIC GALIVO
  • Monsignor ORLANDO SABANGAN
  • Father ROBERTO C. MEJIA
  • Father OLIVER MENDOZA
  • Father NICASIO VILLAMIL

The ad hoc team shall be under the chairmanship of FATHER ERIC GALIVO. The process of evaluating and revising the present translation must adhere strictly to the guidelines laid out by “FIFTH INSTRUCTION “FOR THE RIGHT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONSTITUTION ON THE SACRED LITURGY OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, art. 36) Liturgiam Authenticam ON THE USE OF VERNACULAR LANGUAGES IN THE PUBLICATION OF THE BOOKS OF THE ROMAN LITURGY.

The subject of evaluation and review will be the Order of the Mass and the Eucharistic Prayers One to Four. After this team of clerics has done its task basing the evaluation and revision from the Latin editio typica, the same ad hoc committee may consult members of the academe with expertise in the Pangasinan language to contribute to the process.

The first draft of the revised Pangasinan translation  of the Roman Missal must be submitted to the Archbishop by Holy Thursday of 2012.

All rights and privileges inherent to the appointment are granted to the  appointees.

From  the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, Dagupan City, October 28, 2011, Feast of the Apostles Simon and Jude

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan

Circular 2011/34: Golden Jubilee of the Archdiocese

October 28, 2011

Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

Circular 2011-34

Golden Jubilee of the Archdiocese

My dear brother priests and religious sisters:

I am pleased to announce to you that we have started our preparations to open a Jubilee Year for the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan on February 16, 2012 culminating the year after on the same date. The Diocese of Lingayen was created on May 19, 1928 with Bishop Cesar Maria Guerrero as the first bishop. It was renamed Diocese of Lingayen Dagupan on February 11, 1954 due to the destruction of the Lingayen Cathedral caused by the Second World War. On February 16, 1963, it was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese with the late Archbishop Mariano Madriaga as the first archbishop.

We are blessed and we want to celebrate the greatness of the Lord. Please be informed that the following activities have been lined up to prepare for the Golden Jubilee in 2013:

  • February 2012 Jubilee of Vocations
  • March 2012 Jubilee of Fathers
  • April 2012 Jubilee of Freedom and Mercy
  • May 2012 Jubilee of the Youth
  • June 2012 Jubilee of Mothers
  • July 2012 Jubilee of the Laity
  • August 2012 Jubilee of Farmers, Fishermen and Laborers
  • September 2012 Jubilee of the Poor
  • October 2012 Jubilee of Consecrated Life
  • November 2012 Jubilee of Government and Business
  • December 2012 Jubilee of Migrants and Immigrants
  • January 2013 Jubilee of Children
  • February 2013 Jubilee of Age and Wisdom

Please expect a pastoral letter to be issued to commemorate this happy occasion. I encourage our parishes, schools and Catholic institutions to align  all their pastoral and apostolic programs to the jubilee program herein presented.

I entrust this jubilee year to the blessings of God through the hands of Our Lady of Manaoag. Let us work together for the spiritual success of this undertaking  and the steady renewal of our Church.

Sincerely yours,

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan

Circular 2011/33: Archdiocesan Activities for November 2011

October 24, 2011

Memorial of Saint Anthony Mary Claret

Circular 2011-33

Archdiocesan Activities for November

 

My dear brothers in the priesthood:

The month of November has some very important events in the archdiocese that require your esteemed presence:

  1. On November 2, Wednesday, we shall have a Mass for the Departed Priests and Bishops who served the good Lord in the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan, to be held at the Santuario de San Juan at 12:00 noon. We will have a fraternal lunch at the Archbishop’s House after the Mass.
  2. On November 11, Friday, your presence is requested at the Saint John the Evangelist Cathedral at 10:30 am on the occasion of the national gathering for the A Million Roses for the World (AMROW) Project. We will gather eleven thousand youth and children to pray the rosary at eleven o’ clock in the morning in a project called “Eleven-Eleven-Eleven”. Please come in your cassock or alb and join the praying of the holy rosary. The children and youth of our Catholic schools will also sing together with the corresponding action Asin ng Pamayanan, ICTHUS and A Million Roses for the World. It is a historic event that will be more meaningful with your participation. There will be no clergy meeting that morning.
  3. On November 20, Sunday, the liturgical solemnity of Christ the King will be held in four vicariate venues, namely, San Gabriel Parish in Bonuan Boquig, San Jacinto Parish, San Juan Bautista Parish in Bautista and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Calmay.
  4. Even now, please reserve December 13, Tuesday, from 8:30 am until lunch time for our clergy advent recollection, confession and fellowship at the Archbishop’s House.

Thank you for your usual fraternal support and wholehearted cooperation. Oremus pro invicem.

Sincerely   yours,

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan

Circular 2011/32: Seminar for Parish Secretaries and Bookkeepers

October 13, 2011

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Circular 2011-32

Seminar for Parish Secretaries and Bookkeepers

My dear brother priests:

In pursuit of one of our pastoral goals in our ICTHUS vision which is the creation of a common accounting system for parishes and Catholic schools from the paradigm of stewardship, we are now ready to train the church staff in the new standardized parish accounting system as recommended during our last clergy meeting.

The seminar for the parish secretaries, cashiers and bookkeepers will  be held on October 20, 2011 at the Guerrero Hall of the archdiocesan chancery from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The seminar module will include guidelines and accounting for non accountants and an orientation into the standardized computerized parish accounting system. For obvious reasons, the seminar participants must bring their laptops so that they can follow the discussions.

The seminar will be given free of charge but the participants must bring their own merienda and lunch.

It is important that you send your trusted and computer literate parish staff who will handle the parish accounting system. The standardized accounting system will be implemented simultaneously by January 1, 2012 in all our parishes.

Needless to say, priests who are interested to learn the system themselves may attend the seminar. The priests need to make a reservation at the Chancery for your lunch and snacks.

I cannot overemphasize the importance of this seminar for the milestone policy for the archdiocese. I am confident that you share this vision as manifested by the unanimous approval during our clergy meeting. Thank you even now.

Sincerely yours,

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan

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