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Circular 2018-18: Pananabangan Month

October 22, 2018

Memorial of Saint John Paul II

Circular 2018-18

RE: Pananabangan Month

My dear people of God:

The core message of the Second Vatican Council and the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines is that the Church is communio. In the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan, we have adopted communio, which is PANANABANGAN in Pangasinan, as our nature, our mission and our vision. Without communio our faith in God cannot be proclaimed; that same faith cannot be lived and our identity will be lost. PANANABANGAN is our spirituality–it is our way of knowing God, serving Him and being with Him. Pananabangan is our way to God.

The month of November is Pananabangan Month in the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan. Although Pananabangan is a yearlong and daily commitment, in November we highlight it, study it more and celebrate its beauty.

  1. We shall have an ARCHDIOCESAN PANANABANGAN ASSEMBLY on November 10, Saturday, in the Parish Church of Saint Dominic in San Carlos City from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm. The parishes and Catholic schools are kindly advised to send their Pananabangan Team Members and five youth leaders. This assembly will also be the occasion to launch the Year 2019 as Pananabangan na Kalengweran as part of the Decade of Communio for the centennial year of the See of Lingayen in 2028. The CBCP will also observe 2019 as Year of the Youth. There will be no registration fees but the assembly participants are kindly requested to bring their food for sharing.
  2. The parish priests, team ministry moderators and school directors are to set aside a date to observe a school or parish Pananabangan Day within the month of November. This local Pananabangan observance can include a shortened renewal seminar on the values of stewardship and a reporting of the current status of the Pananabangan ministry in the school or community. In the spirit of the Filipino fiesta, please have an agape within the parish or school Pananabangan Day.
  3. The Credo of Stewardship should be prayed in all Masses from November 1 to 30 after the Post Communion Prayer before the final blessing.  A copy is enclosed.
  4. There will be a SECOND Collection in all the Sunday Masses of November for the Archdiocesan ICTHUS Pastoral Fund which must be remitted to the Chancery before December 8, 2018. This fund is used to finance the pastoral programs of the archdiocese as well as the support of the financially challenged new parish communities.
  5. You will receive HOMILETIC Guides for all the Sundays of November in order to help our Catholic faithful renew their passion for Pananabangan.

I plead with you to renew your commitment to Pananabangan.

Pananabangan is who we are. Pananabangan is what the Church is. God is Pananabangan of Father and Son and Holy Spirit. Pananabangan is the cure to the social and ecclesial maladies of our age.

Set your heart on Pananabangan. Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS

Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan

 

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