May 8, 2015
Memorial of St. Maria Magdalen of Canossa
Re: Funeral Processions
In our desire to help our Catholic faithful safeguard our Catholic religious traditions in Pangasinan, I am sending to you with this letter a CD containing the Rosary for the Faithful Departed. Kindly insure that all the funerarias in your parish receive a copy of the CD and encourage the funeraria owners to play the audio rosary prayer during the funeral processions to and from the parish church, in place of love songs. Please be at liberty to reproduce more copies of the CD.
I hope this initiative will encourage the bereaved families of the faithful departed to pray during their moment of grief. To promote a culture of prayer is our goal in this pastoral proposition.
Let me take this occasion to assure you of my sentiments of pastoral concern.
+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS
Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan