January 25, 2012
Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul
Re: School of Lay Leaders (Catholic Apologetics)
My brother priests and lay leaders:
We are ready to open another formation series in our School of Lay Leaders (SLL). We invite all parish lay leaders, parish education ministry coordinators and religion teachers from our Catholic schools to avail of this formation program. The forthcoming series will focus on Catholic apologetics so that our Catholic laity can better appreciate the fundamentals of our faith and hopefully be equipped to defend our faith from non-Catholic proselytism.
All the sessions will be held at the Lay Formation Center in Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City always at two o’clock in the afternoon on the following dates:
February 25, March 3, April 21, May 12, May 19, May 26 and June 9.
Although the seminars will be completely free, the seminar participants are kindly requested to make voluntary contributions for the upkeep of the Lay Formation Center.
I request our parish priests and school directors to personally select new and younger lay leaders to attend the SLL. There is a need to form a new generation of lay leadership in the archdiocese. As a standing rule, please do not send lay leaders above sixty years old in age.
Thank you even now for sharing the vision of a renewed Church. Oremus pro invicem.
+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS
Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan