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Circular 2018-9: Canonical Coronation of Mary Help of Christians


April 26, 2018

Circular 2018-9

RE: Canonical Coronation of Mary Help of Christians

My dear people of God:

By the grace of God and favor of His Holiness Pope Francis, the image of Mary Help of Christians, venerated in our archdiocesan seminary, has been granted the honor of receiving papal coronation.  This is a clear message of affirmation from the Holy Father that this image of the Mother of God with the Child Jesus has contributed to the growth of the Catholic faith in Pangasinan for the past ninety years. The image was a gift of the then Apostolic Delegate Archbishop Guglielmo Piani to Bishop Cesar Maria Guerrero, the first Bishop of Lingayen. This gift caused the naming of our archdiocesan seminary as Mary Help of Christians Seminary.

This papal decree authorizing the coronation of the image gives the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan the unique honor of having two images canonically crowned, the first image being Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag crowned on April 22, 1926.

The liturgical rites of crowning the venerated image will be held on August 22, 2018 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Dagupan City at nine o’clock in the morning presided by the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Caccia.

The next four months leading to the historic ecclesial event will be a period of intense catechesis, acts of piety and works of mercy in honor of Mary Help of Christians.

I call on you our brothers and sisters to consider this blessing as a challenge to love the Lord even more and seek ways to grow in holiness.

Sincerely yours,


Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan



April 26, 2018

Circular 2018-9

RE: Say Pankorona ed say Imahen di Maria, Tulong Daray Cristiano

Pinablik iran Totoo’y Dios:

Lapud say grasya na Dios tan say panangaro na Santo Papa Francisco, say imahen nen Maria, Tulong Daray Cristiano (Mary Help of Christians), ya papagalangan diad saray seminario tayod arkidiosis, so naitday kagalangan diad say pangawat toy korona a manlapud Santo Papa. Sakey iyan malinew a pakabat a nanlapud say Santo Papa ya sayan imahen na Ina na Dios a kaibay Anak ton Jesus so akapangiter na inpamabaleg na pananisia Catoliko ed Pangasinan diad apalabas ya siam a pulon taon. Sayan imahen so inpangaro nen saman ya Apostolic Delegate Archbishop Guglielmo Piani ed si Bishop Cesar Maria Guerrero, say unaan ya Obispo na Lingayen. Sayan regalo so rason no akin et atawag ya Mary Help of Christians Seminary so seminario tayod arkidiosis.

Sayan decree ya nanlapud Santo Papa ya mangigagangan ed say pankorona na sayan imahen so mangiiter ed say Arkidiosis na Lingayen-Dagupan ya niduman kagalangan lapud say dwaran imahen ya akoronaan na ganggan na Santo Papa. Say unaan et say Inan Birhen na Santo Rosario na Manaoag ya akoronaan nen Abril 22, 1926.

Say rito ya pankorona na sayan gagalangen ya imahen so nagawa no Agosto 22, 2018 diad Katedral na San Juan Ibanghelista ed Dagupan City ed oras na alas nueve ed kabwasan. Saya so ipangulo na say Apostolic Nuncio Arsobispo Gabriele Caccia.

Diad sarayan apat a bulan ya mamaarap ed sayan maawaran ya nagawad simbaan so panaon na naspot ya katekismo, panagdasal tan panagaway kimey na panangasi a pamagalang ed say Ina, Tulong Daray Cristiano.

Tatawagen ko so imano yon amin, agagik ira, ya akoen iyan bendision a sakey a ayatan ya mas aroen so Katawan tan anapen iray dalan a mamabaleg ed panagbilay na kinasanto.

Say matoor ed sikayo,


Arsobispo na Lingayen Dagupan


Circular 2018-8: Northern Luzon Clergy Retreat

April 25, 2018

Feast of Saint Mark, Apostle

Circular 2018-8

RE: Northern Luzon Clergy Retreat

Reverend Fathers:

In order to more fittingly observe the 2018 Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons, as desired by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, the diocesan and religious clergy of the Metropolitan Provinces of Nueva Segovia, Tuguegarao and Lingayen Dagupan and the suffragan dioceses will have a joint Northern Luzon Clergy Retreat from July 16 midday until July 20 midmorning at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart in Baguio City. The retreat preacher will be Father Michael Gaitley, MIC who is known worldwide for the Marian campaign “33 Days to Marian Consecration”.

The obligation to make a yearly spiritual retreat is imposed upon all ordained ministers as indicated in the Code of Canon Law # 276 par4. The annual spiritual retreat is not optional.

Kindly contact the Chancery to indicate your chasuble size so that you can receive the token vestment for the event.

We will leave from Saint John the Evangelist Cathedral together on July 16 at 10 am. We will be lodged at the Betania Retreat House in Baguio and will be shuttled by bus daily to the Baguio Cathedral for all the conferences and liturgical acts. All the meals will be in the retreat house.

I trust that you value the importance of such an event not for just for our spiritual renewal but in order to foment sacramental brotherhood with the priests from the other dioceses.

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,


Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan



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