February 16, 2017
Annual Clergy Retreat
As decided during our clergy meeting, our CLERGY ANNUAL Retreat will be a preached retreat to be held in July in preparation for the September Archdiocesan Synod.
The first retreat batch will be held on July 17 to 21 and the second retreat batch will be from July 24 to 28 both at the Betania Retreat House in Pansol, Los Banos Laguna. The retreat director will be Father Noel Jetajobe, a professor of Sacred Scriptures at the Mary Help of Christians Theology Seminary. The retreat conferences will focus on the biblical foundations of Communio in preparation for our Synod whose theme is COMMUNIO AS GIFT AND MISSION.
The annual spiritual retreat is an obligation imposed on us by Church laws as indicated in Canon 276 par. 4.
The coordinator of the first batch of retreatants will be Father Antonio Ray Quintans while the coordinator of the second batch will be Father Jim Cerezo.
All diocesan and religious priests exercising ministry within the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan must enlist in any of the two groups by making a reservation at the Chancery before Palm Sunday April 8.
Please make arrangements that the parish sacramental needs are attended to while you undergo the spiritual retreat by coordinating with the other priests who will join the other batch.
Every batch will go together by common transport to and from the retreat house.
Please choose your retreat batch and block off the dates in your schedule. Thank you for your generosity in the pursuit of priestly piety.
+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS
Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan