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4 November 2011 – Dagupan City. Eleven thousand youth and children will gather at the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Dagupan City on 11 November 2011 at 11 o’clock in the morning to pray the rosary.The gathering is for the A Million Roses for the World (AMROW) Project.
Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, who is actively involved in the project encourages all to participate in the project. “I wish to encourage everyone to participate in “Eleven-Eleven-Eleven”. It is a campaign to pray one million one hundred rosaries all over the Catholic schools, colleges and universities nationwide at eleven o’clock in the morning on the eleventh of November this year twenty eleven (11 am on 11-11-2011). This will be a good occasion to animate our youth to love this beautiful prayer of the Church”
He further said, “The rosary is the life of our Blessed Lord from the eyes of His Blessed Virgin Mother. This campaign aims to teach our youth that prayer can change the world and people who pray can change the destinies of peoples. Indeed there can be no world peace without prayer.”
The participants are expected to start arriving at 8:00 AM at the Assembly Area located at the De Venecia Rotunda. A procession will be held going to the St. John Cathedral from the rotunda.
Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas will begin the praying of the rosary with the Sign of the Cross and the recitation of the Apostles’ Creed. The Sorrowful Mysteries will be prayed by the students of the different catholic schools in the archdiocese. Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, will pray the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The principals of the catholic schools will pray the “Prayer of Commitment”.
The organizers of the event have issued reminders to the participants:
Each one is to bring a rosary.
The participants are expected to bring their white handkerchief. The handkerchiefs will be waved during the entrance of Our Lady of Manaoag, going to the Cathedral.
As GOOD STEWARDS of God’ creation, everybody is enjoined to observe “NO TRASH”. The participants shall maintain the cleanliness of the place during and after the event.
October 24, 2011
Memorial of Saint Anthony Mary Claret
Archdiocesan Activities for November
My dear brothers in the priesthood:
The month of November has some very important events in the archdiocese that require your esteemed presence:
- On November 2, Wednesday, we shall have a Mass for the Departed Priests and Bishops who served the good Lord in the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan, to be held at the Santuario de San Juan at 12:00 noon. We will have a fraternal lunch at the Archbishop’s House after the Mass.
- On November 11, Friday, your presence is requested at the Saint John the Evangelist Cathedral at 10:30 am on the occasion of the national gathering for the A Million Roses for the World (AMROW) Project. We will gather eleven thousand youth and children to pray the rosary at eleven o’ clock in the morning in a project called “Eleven-Eleven-Eleven”. Please come in your cassock or alb and join the praying of the holy rosary. The children and youth of our Catholic schools will also sing together with the corresponding action Asin ng Pamayanan, ICTHUS and A Million Roses for the World. It is a historic event that will be more meaningful with your participation. There will be no clergy meeting that morning.
- On November 20, Sunday, the liturgical solemnity of Christ the King will be held in four vicariate venues, namely, San Gabriel Parish in Bonuan Boquig, San Jacinto Parish, San Juan Bautista Parish in Bautista and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Calmay.
- Even now, please reserve December 13, Tuesday, from 8:30 am until lunch time for our clergy advent recollection, confession and fellowship at the Archbishop’s House.
Thank you for your usual fraternal support and wholehearted cooperation. Oremus pro invicem.
+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS
Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan
August 22, 2011
Memorial of the Queenship of Mary
Dear brother priests, religious men and women and Catholic laity:
The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan will participate actively in the rosary campaign entitled “A Million Roses for the World”, a campaign among Filipinos living in the Philippines and in other parts of the world to pray the rosary from October 7, 2011, Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, until May 31, 2012, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
For each and every day within the prayer campaign, a nation will be prayed for by rosary praying Filipinos. The assigned for each day may be downloaded from www.millionrosesfortheworld.org. I encourage our Catholic faithful to join this rosary prayer campaign – Filipinos at Prayer, Peace for All Nations!
In particular, I wish to encourage everyone to participate in “One Point One on Eleven Eleven”. It is a campaign to pray one million one hundred rosaries all over the Catholic schools, colleges and universities nationwide at eleven o’clock in the morning on the eleventh of November this year twenty eleven (11 am on 11-11-2011). This will be a good occasion to animate our youth to love this beautiful prayer of the Church.
The rosary is the life of our Blessed Lord from the eyes of His Blessed Virgin Mother. This campaign aims to teach our youth that prayer can change the world and people who pray can change the destinies of peoples. Indeed there can be no world peace without prayer.
From September 1 until 30, the enclosed prayer of commitment for the rosary campaign must be prayed in all Masses within the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan before the Post Communion Prayer. I encourage the parish priests and school directors to reproduce copies of this prayer so that the Catholic faithful can join every time it is prayed.
The schools and parishes must animate and prepare their respective Christian communities for the simultaneous rosary praying on November 11, 2011 at 11:00 am.
Let us campaign together to make every priest, religious and layperson in the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan a prayerfully pious child of Mary whom we lovingly venerate in Manaoag. I invoke the blessings of God upon you all.
+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS
Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan
Prayer of Commitment
A Million Roses for the World: Filipinos at Prayer, Peace for All Nations
Almighty God, we adore you and we praise you for blessing Mary among all women and creating her full of grace.
Through Mary, we received Jesus your Son whose birth had made all things new for us here on earth.
We seek your blessing through her praying hands, so that peace may reign in the world and harmony may be established among all nations.
I commit to pray the rosary everyday, as much as possible with my family, for each and every nation on earth so that war may end, famine may cease, terrorism may stop, justice may reign and only your love and mercy may prevail.
I commit to live in the state of grace, to avoid all occasions of sin and to receive Holy Communion as frequently as my situation may allow so that your name may be glorified and all peoples may kneel down before you God of Peace in worship, adoration and thanksgiving, now and forever. Amen.