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April 1, 2011
Re: Archdiocesan Youth Day
My brothers in the priesthood:
We have an opportunity before us to put into practice the spirituality of stewardship that we have been preaching about since the start of the Lenten season.
The Parish of Saint Rose of Lima in Domalandan, Lingayen, the host of the 2011 Archdiocesan Youth Day, is in need of financial aid in order to cover the expenses of this church event. Those among us who have been host parish priests know the great demands that this undertaking entails.
In response to the appeal for help from a member of our spiritual family, we shall hold a second collection for the Archdiocesan Youth Ministry in all the Masses on April 17, 2011, Palm Sunday. Incidentally, this special collection for the youth coincides with the turn over of the World Youth Day Cross by Pope Benedict XVI to the host country of the next World Youth Day. You can animate the parish youth leaders to spearhead this collection.
Secondly, I am inviting all the parishes to make a stewardship contribution for the 2011 Archdiocesan Youth to be remitted to the Chancery by April 15. In the spirit of stewardship, we will not impose a quota on parishes but instead appeal to your sense of fraternal solidarity and communion. Let us start to live our Lenten homilies and set an example for the Catholic faithful.
Even now, please receive my pastoral blessings and fraternal confidence in your priestly stewardship. Thank you.
+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS, DD
Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan
More than 1000 youth from the parishes and chaplaincies of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan joined the Archdiocesan Youth Day held in the Parish of the Holy Cross, Laoac, Pangasinan. The Archdiocesan Youth Day (AYD) is the annual gathering of the youth of the Archdiocese. The Holy Cross Parish hosted this year’s AYD celebration from 21-24 April 2009.
The Archdiocesan Youth Day (AYD) is the coming together of young people from the 24 parishes and 4 chaplaincies of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan for reception, recollection and renewal, recreation and re-commissioning this encounter. This encounter enables the young people to gather information, programs, and plan their future spiritual lives. It also provides them the opportunity to interact, create friendship, share their own culture and heritage, discuss issues that concern them and the rest of the society. The AYD is a four day experience of being Church-praying, celebrating, caring, serving and witnessing.
This year is the 14th year of the AYD. Its theme was “ You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be my witnesses.” (Acts 1,8). Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, the Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan presided over the opening mass. Msgr. Oscar V. Cruz, DD, the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, celebrated the culminating mass on the last day of the four day youth celebration.
It was announced to the whole assembly during the mass that the 15th AYD will be held in the Parish of the Annunciation of the Lord, Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City. The AYD was coordinated by the Archdiocesan Youth Apostolate. Fr. Manuel S. Bravo, Jr is the Archdiocesan Youth Director with Fr. Erci Galivo, the Youth Coordinator. Fr. Alvin Platon hosted this year’s AYD. He is the parish priest of the Holy Cross Parish, Laoac, Pangasinan.