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1 Volume 6, Issue 1, February - March 2014, Pasig City, M.M., dioceseofpasig.org CARRYING OF THE CROSS. Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara spearheaded the carrying of the cross on the road to Calvary in the Annual Retreat for Pasig Clergy held last Nov , 2013 in Israel and Jordan. The most solemn intention of the bishop and the clergy was to pray for the recovery of the provinces devastated by typhoon Yolanda. PHOTO BY FR. HOKAN SAMSON Diyosesis ng Pasig sa landas ng pagpapanibago NI PING JAVIER Narito ang pinaikling pahayag ng pagninilay ng kanyang Kabunyian Luis Antonio Cardinal G. Tagle sa ika - 10 Anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Diyosesis ng Pasig: Isang tatak ng sambayanang Kristiyano ang pasasalamant at laging mulat sa sambayanan ng Diyos tulad ni Maria. Hamon din ang pagiging tapat sa kanyang panawagan kaya magkakaroon tayo ng pagbabago at pagnanais na maging dalisay. Minsan humihina ang pagpapanibago kahit panay ang pasasalamat. Huwag magsasawa. Manalig dahil ang simbahan ay nasa kamay ng Panginoon. Ang tao ay laging may lilinisin, dadalisayin at patuloy na iaasa sa Panginoon. Ang mga pangunahing kaisipan ng pasasalamat, pagpapanibago at pananalig kay Kristo ay magkakaugnay; hinango ko ang aking pagninilay sa sulat pastoral ni Bp. Mylo. Tayo ay kinasihan ng biyaya na maging diyosesis at nagkakaroon ng pagpapanibago at pananalig ang ating diyosesis kay Kristo. Ano ba ang pagiging Diyosesis? Why be thankful? What do we need to be thankful for? The Vatican II document Christus Dominus (meaning Lord Jesus ) talks about the bishops. It says that a diocese is that portion of God s people which is entrusted to a bishop. Ito ay tunay na simbahan kung saan ating nararanasan ang pagiging isa, katoliko, apostoliko, at banal. There are 4 components of a diocese which make up pasasalamat, pananalig at pagpapanibago. Una, ang Simbahan na tinipon ng Espiritu Santo. Hindi lahat ng pagtitipon ay mula sa Espiritu Santo. How do we know if the Holy Spirit is the reason for the Ipagpatuloy sa p. 2 Reflection on Bp. San Diego s Servus Dei BY CONRAD ALVEZ PASIG CITY - His Excellency, Most Reverend Francisco C. San Diego, D.D., Bishop Emeritus of Pasig, had an advanced celebration of his Golden Presbyteral Anniversary last November 30, 2013 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral coinciding with the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. At the beginning of the Eucharisctic Celebration, His Excellency, Most Reverend Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, D.D., Bishop of Pasig, read the greetings of the Supreme Pontiff Pope Francis in HEART-TO-HEART TALK. Bishop Mylo plays host to a segment interviewing lay and religious in the Closing of the Year of Faith at the Ynares Stadium. English and Latin. It says: We congratulate our Brother, Ven- erable Francisco C. San Diego, Bishop Emeritus of Pasig, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of his presbyteral ordination. And we impart to him our Apostolic Blessing as a sign of heavenly favours. We also assure him of our prayers and request him for prayer for the Petrine office. We exercise, given on the 14th day of November, Bishop Mylo Vergara also extended his greetings in behalf of the clergy, religious, and the laity of the Diocese of Pasig, A citation of gratitude was given by His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Continued on p. 11 Lessons on the Year of Faith BY KURT CRUZ The Year of Faith is an opportunity for Catholics to experience a conversion to turn back to Jesus and enter into a deeper relationship with him, stated Pope Francis. He described this conversion as opening the door of faith (Acts 14:27). In line with Closing of the Year of Faith in the Vatican, The Diocese of Pasig, headed by His Excellency, Most Reverend Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, D.D., Bishop of Pasig, held its own celebration at the Ynares Sports Arena in Brgy. Kapitolyo that started at 5:00 pm last November 22. The theme of the celebration: Pasasalamat, Pagpapanibago, Pananalig called for thanksgiving, renewed and deeper faith in God. The event was kicked off by the El Shaddai Chamber Choir and Youth Animators. After the praying of the Holy Rosary, the Pasig Catholic College (PCC) Pep Squad performed an amazing production number. The event featured three segments that dealt on the theme of the celebration. Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Cruz tackled the first which was Continued on p. 11

2 February - March 2014 Church News FRANCIS LENT SCHEDULE VATICAN City, Feb 27, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News) The Vatican made public the schedule of Pope Francis liturgical celebrations for March and April, including the list of Lenten and Easter activities over which he will preside. On March 16, the Second Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis will make a pastoral visit to the Roman parish Santa Maria dell Orazione, and will celebrate a penitential liturgy the next Friday, March 28, at 5 p.m. in St. Peter s Basilica. The following Sunday, April 6, the Pope will make another pastoral visit to a Roman parish at 4 p.m. In honor of Palm Sunday and the Passion of our Lord on April 13, Pope Francis will hold a blessing of the palms and a procession at 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter s Square. Following these events, he will celebrate Mass inside of the Papal Chapel. On Holy Thursday the pontiff will celebrate a Chrism Mass in St. Peter s Basilica at 9:30 a.m., and on Good Friday, taking place on April 18, he will celebrate the Lord s Passion at 5 p.m. in St. Peter s Basilica, and will pray the Stations of the Cross at 9:15 p.m. at the Colosseum. For Holy Thursday, the Vatican made a special note that although the Pope will preside over the in Coena Domini Mass in the afternoon, he will like last year as well as in previous years in Buenos Aires select a situation of a special nature from a pastoral point of view, which will be communicated when appropriate. As such, there will be no celebration in St. Peter s Basilica that evening, nor will there be the possibility for a large number of faithful to attend, as the Papal Household will not be distributing tickets for this event., April 19 the Pope will preside over the Easter Vigil at Pagpapanibago, p. 1 gathering? Kapag may pananampalataya. A diocese is a community of faith. Faith is the reason for the gathering and this is what we have to be thankful for at nabubuklod tayo bilang isang bayan. Kung hindi dahil sa Espiritu Santo, hindi tayo magkakatipon dito. Iba - iba tayo pero nagkakaisa tayo dahil sa biyaya ng Espiritu Santo. This is a miracle. Kahit iba-iba tayo nagiging iisa sa pananampalataya. Ano ba ang mga kilos ng Holy Spirit? Marami. Halimbawa, natuturuan tayong manalangin nang sama-sama, isang komunidad na nananalangin sa Diyos. Ang Holy Spirit ay nagbibigay ng iba t ibang gifts na tanda rin ng pagkilos nito. We have the gift to teach, share talents, and be a catechist and use this to promote God s teachings for the common good and faith; You can also use your gift of cooking not only for your family but for the prisoners 8:30 p.m. in St. Peter s Basilica, and on Easter Sunday he will hold a public Mass in St. Peter s Square at 10:15 a.m., after which he will give the Urbi et Orbi, which is a special blessing given to the city and to the world, from the Basilica s central balcony. For the Second Sunday of Easter, or Divine Mercy Sunday, taking place on April 27, Pope Francis will preside over a public Mass in St. Peter s Square at 10 a.m., during which he will canonize both Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII. Announced by the Vatican last September, the canonization of both pontiff s was approved after the verification of the second miracle needed in the case of Bl. John Paul II last summer. However, in the case of John XXIII, Pope Francis has decided to canonize him despite the fact that only one miracle has been formally approved by the Vatican, instead of the usual two. Although the decision to waive the second miracle is unusual, it is within the authority of the Pope to do so. When the decision to canonize the pontiff was announced last summer, Vatican press office director Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J. explained that since there was already one approved miracle allowing Pope John XXIII to be beatified, the canonization will still be valid, even without a second miracle. Bl. John Paul II is perhaps one of the most well-known pontiffs in recent history, and is most remembered for his charismatic nature, his love of youth and his world travels, along with his role in the fall of communism in Europe during his 27-year papacy. The cherished Polish Pope died in 2005, marking his 2011 beatification as one of the quickest in recent Church history, and is the first Pope to be beatified by his immediate successor. and feeding program, kung magaling kang kumanta pwede ka sa choir, etc. Gamitin natin ang ating mga talento o galing sa paglilingkod sa simbahan at sa Diyos. Think about pagpapanibago because there are many gifts of the Holy Spirit which we do not develop and use. Minsan nagseselos tayo sa gifts ng iba. That is why we need repentance. Nasasayang (ito) pag hindi nagagamit sa common good. Second, from Christus Dominus - paano kumikilos ang Holy Spirit? Ang sabi ay sa pamamagitan ng obispo at mga kaparian. This is a ministry of communion. Lahat ng ordained ay servants, tagapaglingkod para kay Kristo. Thank the Holy Spirit sa kanyang tiwala para ang bayan ay matipon. At sa pasasalamat, magpanibago rin tayo. Baguhin ang isip, styles which do not purify at hindi napagkakaisa ang tao. Manalig sa Panginoon. Lahat tayo ay makasalanan. We need to repeatedly renew kung ano ba 2 DALOY Diocese of Pasig Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter s Basilica on Jan. 6, Credit: Kyle Burkhart/CNA. Cardinal Quevedo tagged as Cardinal Peace HISTORIC MOMENT. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo officially becomes the first cardinal from Mindanao during a ceremony led by Pope Francis MANILA, Feb. 27, 2014 With many calling him Cardinal Peace because of his involvement in the Mindanao peace process, Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo said it is his desire to work for peace in the southern region, but would prefer that he does it behind the curtain. When they say Cardinal Peace, I am not in front. I am behind. I am behind the curtain. [Both sides] would consult me, but my name does not appear. I want to work for peace, yes, but not in the forefront. I want to talaga ang misyon ng mga kaparian sa bayan ng Diyos... tagapangasiwa, tagabuklod ng bayan ng Diyos, hindi ng pera o building, but the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the diocese and the best assets of the church are the faithful. Pray for them to be good, remind them with true concern. Love them in all sincerity. Pray that they be obedient to the Holy Spirit. Third, the Word of God makes the diocese a true diocese. Faith comes from hearing from the preacher of the Word of God na siya nating pamantayan sa buhay. Pakinggan natin ng paulit-ulit para hindi malimutan. Ang Salita ay hindi kinukuha kung saan-saan kundi ito y na nagbibigay ng buhay sa atin. Through these, individually and as a community, nagkakaisa tayong lahat. Pag-ibayuhin ang catechetical ministry kahit saang ministry tayo. Use and give away bibles para maikalat ang Salita ng Diyos. His Word should always be the motivation for our action. Check on our knowledge of faith through the bible and the teachings of the church. Pang-apat, ang Espiritu Santo ang nagtitipon sa mga tao through the Sacraments na siyang simbolo ng biyaya ng Diyos sa atin through rituals, symbols, tubig, at langis. Ang mga sakramento ay pagtitipon sa pananampalataya at pagdiriwang ng pananampalataya. Maraming salamat po at maligayang anibersaryo. stay in the background, Quevedo said during a conference he gave at the Collegio Fillipino in Rome on Feb. 23. Quevedo, who have been silently involved in a dialogue for peace in conflict ridden Mindanao for many years, said mutual mistrust that creates all the misinformation is at the root of the Mindanao conflict. Quevedo said he carries out his role in the interreligious dialogue on three levels. First, in my dialogue with students in my university, we have a dialogue of life, he said. The Cardinal described how Muslims and Christians would study, play and even pray together. The second level of dialogue, according to Quevedo is sharing of religious experiences, noting that even NGOs that are Chris- Continued on p. 11

3 Diocesan / Local news Vicarial assembly report: dagdagan ang formation programs ng parokya NI FR. ORLY CANTILLON PASIG CITY - Mukhang nababanaag ang sentimyento ng mga mananampalataya sa Diyosesis ng Pasig batay sa nilikom na ulat na naganap na pagtitipong bikaryato ng Diyosesis ng Pasig. Maaaring magbigay-liwanag ito sa direksyon na nais tahakin ng Diyosesis ng Pasig sa paghahanda para sa pinaplano nitong Sinodo. Taglay ang apat na modyul, nagbigay diin ito sa pangarap ng Diyosesis, mga inaasahan sa mga pari, relihiyoso, laiko, at ng Obispo ng diyosesis. Ang kasalukuyang situwasyon ng mananampalataya Nababanaag sa ulat na malaking tulong ang mga programa ng parokya nakakapagpahubog ng pananampalataya: katesismo, life in the spirit seminar, retreats, recollection, prayer meetings at BEC seminars. Mungkahi ng mananampalataya na dagdagan ang mga programa na kasama ang mga kabataan, kaalaman sa biblia, pagiging lider, para sa pamilya, SSDM, katekista, at BEC. Bagamat nakatutulong na ang pagkakaisa ng mga aktibo sa simbahan, may mga balakid sa pagpapatupad ng mga programa tulad ng kakulangan sa pamumun at komunikasyon,, walang commitment, kani-kaniyang pride, at maraming kontrabida. Bagamat may pakikinig at pagtitiwala sa kura paroko dahil sa pagbaba niya sa mga pook, mayroon ding mga balakid dahil kulang sa koordiason, hindi nakikita ang kura paroko o hindi siya kilala. Kung may kinalaman sa diyosesis tulad ng vicarial assemblies, recollections at anniversaries, malaking tulong ang mga paanyaya ng Obispo at sa kanyang aktibong pakikilahok. Pangarap para sa diyosesis Pangarap ng mga mananampalataya na magkaroon ng pagkakaisa at pagmamahalan sa diyosesis, iisang layunin at patutunghuhan, magandang komunikasyon, paglilinaw ng tungkulin ng mga laiko, malalim na pananampalataya, paggalang sa ibang paniniwala, maging banal, at maibahagi ang mabuting balita, maging tapat na lingcod, at maging makatotohanan. Nais nilang tanggalin ang mga balakid tulad na pagkakanya-kanya, pagkakaiba ng paniniwala, Itutuloy sa p. 8 St. Anne recognizes laity Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara formally opening the Jubilee door of Sto. Rosario de Pasig Pasig to mark the opening of the Jubilee Year. RICCI CREDITO An August to remember There may have been twelve months in a year but August is one of the most awaited months. For us parishioners of Sta. Rosa de Lima Parish, one great August passed. The Fridays of August are scheduled for Street masses led by parish priest Fr. Mar Baranda. August marked the nine days of novena in honor of our dear patroness. The former resident priests of the parish were the mass celebrants. We have been fortunate because August 17 was the Pastoral Visit of Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara. Despite the bishop s heavy schedule, he still faced us with enthusiasm. We are all grateful for we have been his 10th Parish Visitation. In the Fiesta Mass, Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara emphasized in his homily the virtues of humility and holiness. BY CYNTHIA ANDARAYAN A binyagang-bayan was held last August 24. A number of infants became Catholics. In celebration of the Year of Faith, God gives us ways to strengthen our spiritual relationship with Him. Spiritual maturity may take a lifetime process but God prepares activities to glorify His name and to serve His flock. These activities express faith without limits. One wonderful month happened and definitely it s an August to remember. Sto. Rosario bilang Jubilee Church NI FR. LITO JOPSON ROSARIO, PASIG CITY, OCT. 7, Masayang naipagdiwang ang pagbubukas ng taon ng Jubileo sa Sto. Rosario de Pasig Parish noong ika-7 ng Oktubre Pinamunuan ng Obispo ng Pasig, Obp. Mylo Hubert Vergara ang pagbabasbas at pagpasok sa banal na Pintuan sa may kanang harapan, kasunod ang mga pari ng Diyosesis ng Pasig at mga paring naging bahagi ng kasaysayan ng parokya, ang Mayora ng Pasig at kanyang asawa, Mayor Maribel at Bobby Eusebio, Mons Romulo, Bgy. Captain Kaye dela Cruz, mga kagawad at konsehal, at mga pamayanan na maayos na lumahok sa makasaysayang pangyayaring ito. Naidaos din ang pagkokorona sa naiayos na imahe ng Sto. Rosario na nakatayang naililok noong siglo ikalabingwalo. Ang nagprusisyon ng korona ay ang pamilya ni Billy at Angie Francisco, PPC lay coordinator at ang tumulong Itutuloy sa p. 8 NI KENNETH MANUEL TAGUIG CITY - The Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne celebrated their thanksgiving feast in honor of their patroness St. Anne last February 21 to March 2, 2014 by recognizing the contributions of the laity in promoting and enriching the faith not only in the parish but also in the whole city of Taguig. The entire celebration guided with the theme Pasasalamat ng Bayan sa Biyaya ng Pananampalataya sa Taon ng Layko, inspired by the celebration of the Year of the Laity and the Shrine s 426th Year Jubilee, encouraged the laity s participation not only during the novena but also on the actual feast day. Various organizations and Ministries showcased their talents as they present it in front of the dev- PHOTO BY KENNETH MANUAL otees during the novena masses all presided by Rev. Fr. Amando Litana and Rev. Fr. Arnel Barba, both resident priests of the Shrine of St. Anne. Processions were done on the first two days of the novena, organized by San Felipe Bukluran of Sta. Ana and San Sebastian Bukluran of Wawa respectively. Ms. Dulce and the FORTEnors also performed on a fund raising concert organized by the Parish Pastoral Council. March 2, the culminating date of the Thanksgiving Feast, was celebrated both by the clergy and laity with a regular Sunday Mass schedule. A procession was also held at 7:00 in the morning following the bridge to bridge route (Tuktukan bridge to Bambang Bridge then back to the Shrine) where devotees joined in prayer, both of petition and thanksgiving. The Concelebrated Mass presided by His Excellency, Most Rev. Mylo Hubert Vergara, Bishop of Pasig was held at 10:00 in the morning, attended by the Local Government officials headed by Mayor Lani Cayetano, the Parish Pastoral Council, the locals of Taguig, and the devotees of St. Anne. The St. Anne Theater and Dance Company accompanied with the St. Anne Grand Chorale, same as during the novena, added more color and grandeur to the celebration by performing the entrance song and the Gloria. The Fiesta celebration also served as an avenue of charity, for the proceeds of the love offerings collected during the entire celebration will go to San Antonio Abad Parish in Carmen, Bohol and San Joaquin Parish in Palo, Leyte, both recovering from the aftermath of the earthquake and typhoon Yolanda, as aid to their recovery, which is another manifestation of the laity s great contribution to the missions of the Church. Need to raise funds? USE DALOY! DALOY reaches out to all parishes, schools, and institutions in the Diocese of Pasig and beyond. Through the internet, we can even reach out to all faithful anywhere in the world! It is the most powerful tool to reach out to people and share the Word of God to them. Call us at for more information on how you can reach out through the power of media. Empower life! Diocese of Pasig DALOY 3

4 February - March 2014 Opinion Shepherd s staff His Excellency, Most Rev. Mylo Vergara, D.D., MA, SThD Bishop of Pasig Laiko ng Pasig, presensya ng Diyos sa daigdig Liham Pastoral para sa Taon ng mga Laiko Dapat ninyong paliwanagin ang inyong ilaw sa harap ng mga tao Upang luwalhatian ang inyong Amang nasa langit. (Mateo 5:16) Minamahal kong Sambayanan ng Diyos ng Diyosesis ng Pasig, Kapayapaan mula sa Panginoong Hesukristo, ang Prinsipe ng Kapayapaan! Buong galak kong ipinahahayag sa inyo ang taong 2014 bilang Year of the Laity o Taon ng Laiko. Habang naghahanda tayo sa ika-500 taon ng pagdating ng Kristiyanismo sa ating bayan, nagtakda ang mga Obispo ninyo ng iba t ibang paksa bawat taon ( Live Christ, Share Christ, CBCP Exhortation on the Era of the New Evangelization, July 23, 2012). Noong isang taon ay Year of Integral Faith Formation na napaloob sa mas malawak na Year of Faith o Taon ng Pananampalataya ng buong Simbahan sa buong daigdig. Naging makabuluhan ang nagdaang taon dahil sa National Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, tuwing unang Sabado ng buwan. Sa tulong ng Kalinis-linisang Puso ni Maria, bawat Pilipino ay nagkaroon ng pagkakataong maunawaan, maisapuso at maisabuhay ang pananalig sa Diyos. Ngayong Taon ng Laiko hangad ng inyong mga Obispo na muling tuklasin ng lahat ng laiko ang kanilang katauhan bilang binyagan na isinasabuhay ang kanilang bokasyon at misyon ng pagka PARI, pagka PROPETA at pagka HARING LINGKOD sa Simbahan at lipunan. Ito ang biyayang tinanggap natin mula sa Diyos sa Binyag, pinagtibay sa Kumpil at pinalakas sa Banal na Eukaristiya. Pagnilayan natin ang Taon ng Hangad ng inyong mga Obispo na tuklasin ng lahat ng Laiko ang kanilang katauhan bilang binyagan na isinasabuhay ang kanilang bokasyon at misyon ng pagka-pari, pagka- PROPETA, at pagka- HARING LINGKOD sa Simbahan at lipunan. 4 DALOY Diocese of Pasig Laiko sa tulong ng ilang laikong huwaran sa pagsasabuhay ng biyaya ng kanilang pagiging binyagan. Sa loob ng aking pagpa pastol sa Diyosesis ng Pasig, tatlong laikong Katoliko ang nagsisilbing inspirasyon sa akin. Ang una ay si Miss San Juan na madalas kong nakikita sa pagdiriwang kon gn Misa kapag Linggo ng umaga sa ating katedral. Mahigit siyamnapung taong gulang na at naka wheel chair kapag nagsisimba si Miss San Juan. Nasabi nga po ng aking ina na naging guro pa niya ito sa high school. Nakakatawag pansin sa akin ang taimtim nyang debosyon sa Banal na Misa at taimtim na pananalangin pagkatapos ng Misa. Kahit hirap na ang kanyang katawan dala ng kanyang katandaan at kapansanan para pumunta pa sa simbahan para magsimba at magdasal ay buong tapat at tiyagang ginagawa ito, patunay ng pagsasabuhay ng kanyang pagka PARI bilang binyagan. Dinalaw ko nga siya noong nakaraang Pasko sa kanyang bahay. Hiniling ko sa kanyang ipagdasal ako at lahat ng pari ng ating diyosesis. Binigyang diin ko sa kanya na napakabisa ng pagdarasal nya at pagsa-sakripisyo niya para mapabanal kaming mga pari. Ang ikalawa ay si Ka Luring na bantog na katekista mula sa St. Michael Parish, Hagonoy. Batang Pari pa po ako nang nakilala ko si Ka Luring. Pumanaw siya halos tatlong taon na ang nakaraan. Nagsilbi siyang inspirasyon sa akin dahil isa siyang tapat na taga-pangaral ng salita ng Diyos at ng katuruan ng Simbahan. Kahit pagod na pagod siya at walang pera, hindi ito naging hadlang sa pagtuturo niya sa public school at mga mumunting pamayanan. Usapang nga naming mga pari noon, kapag kailangan niya ng tulong ng pari para sa Misa o sa Kumpisal, isang paki usap lang niya ay di mo na siya matatanggihan kahit punong-puno ang iskedyul mo. Tunay ngang naging inspirasyon si Ka Luring sa akin dahil isinabuhay niya ang pagka-propeta niya bilang binyagan. Ang ikatlo as si Bro. Ferdi Fuentes na taga Holy Family Parish, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig Bago siya yumao dala ng sakit na kanser noong nakaraang taon, naging huwarang lider-lingkod siya ng parokya. Malaki ang naitulong niya sa pangangasiwa ng proyekto ng bagong tayong simbahan ng Holy Family Parish. Minsan, dinalaw ko siya sa ospital at damang dama ko ang malalim niyang pananampalataya sa Diyos at patuloy na hangaring maglingkod sa kanya hanggang kaya ng kanyang katawan. Nagsilbi din siyang inspirasyon sa kanyang asawa at mga anak at pati na rin kapwa lingkod sa parokya. Pinatunayan niya sa akin ang Continued on p. 8 Bishop Mylo stoops down to kiss and venerate the Star of Bethlehem believed to be the spot where Jesus was born. FR. HOKAN SAMSON Editorial Lent and the poor It is significant that in both pastoral letter of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines The joy of the Gospel and the Church of the Poor issued last January 2014 and its Lenten message Poverty that dehumanizes and poverty that sanctifies, the core message is focused heavily on the plight of the poor. Just look around and see the signs of abject poverty; back this up by surveys conducted to prove that the income gap between our rich and poor has not closed: the richest ten percent of our population is earning ten times more than the poorest ten percent, with the income of the richest families soaring way beyond the income of the poorest. (Family Income and Expenditure Survey, NSCB, 2012) The height of the political scandals is turned on the high ranking government and elected public officials on the issue of pork barrel, with amounts reaching up to unfathomable scales. Tapping it all off is the incessant desire for political aligments for the 2016 elections; only heaven knows what lies in politicians hearts for running for public office - either they use power responsibly or perpetuate a culture of corruption, thus, inflicting more pain on the already suffering Filipinos. The CBCP underscores the pervading cancer of corruption that can only by eradicated by seeking truth and restoring integrity. The bishops invite us to consider the remedy: to shift from a dehumanizing poverty to poverty that sanctifies: simplicity of life, commitment to the good, just, and true, and surrender to God, the source of salvation. Taking off from Amartya Sen s total human development, the CBCP reminds us: We are to exercise moral poverty by strengthening our resolve to practice solidarity with the neglected and to denounce injustice and all forms of radical inequality. We are to embrace spiritual poverty by deepening our rootedness in Christ, whose poverty alone enriches us. Heed Pope Francis words: We may be sure that none of our acts of love will be lost, nor any of our acts of sincere concern for others. No single act of love for God will be lost, no generous effort is meaningless, no painful endurance is wasted (EG 279).

5 Cate-tsismis Opinion Fr. Michael Israel Ortega Mga laiko - bagong bayani ng ebanghelisasyon Ngayong taong 2014 ay itinatag ng Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines bilang Taon ng Laiko, sa kanilang liham na pinamagatang Filipino Catholic Laity: Called to be Saints... Sent Forth as Heroes (CBCP Pastoral Exhortation for the 2014 Year of the Laity, Dec. 1, 2013). Sa ating Diyosesis, mas lalo pa ito pinatingkad ng ating butihing Obispo, Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, sa ating kamalayan noong naglabas siya ng liham-pastoral na pinamagatang Laiko ng Pasig: Presensya ng Diyos sa Daigdig. Ito y kamakailan binasa sa bawat parokya. Sa kanyang liham-pastoral, pinatingkad ni Bp. Vergara ang mga tatlong papel ng mga laiko, na tinanggap nila noong sila y bininyagan bilang pakikibahagi sa buhay na banal ni Hesukristo, na dapat gampanan nila bilang Katolikong Kristiyano. Ang mga ito y PAGKA-PARI, PAGKA-PROPETA, at PAGKA-HARING LINGKOD. Kapag sinabi PAGKA-PARI, hindi nangangahulugan na lahat, kahit mga babae t bata ay maging pari tulad ni Fr. Daniel Estacio o Fr. Joselito Jopson na kayang magmisa. Sa konteksto ng pagiging laiko, ang ibig sabihin nito y gawing banal ang mga gawain sa pamamagitan ng pag-aalay ng mga ito sa Diyos. Ang isang laiko ay masasabi natin na isa siyang pari kung inaalay BEC Nene Concepcion BEC: nalalapit kay Kristo, nagkakalapit sa isa t isa, lumapit sa kapwa niya sa Diyos, sa kanyang panalangin, ang lahat ng kanyang mga gawain sa buhay, ang mga dinadala niyang mga problema t pagsubok sa buhay, at ang kanyang mga karanasan (CCC 901). Sa ganitong paraan, napapabanal niya hindi lang ang kanyang sarili at mga taong nakakasalamuha niya, pati na ang mundong kinagagalawan niya. Kaya, kayong mga laiko ay maging pari na hindi na kinakailangang mag-ordenahan na pari o maging madre (pero hindi namin kayo pinipigilan na maging pari kung lalaki po kayo, o maging madre, kung babae ka, kung talagang may tawag o bokasyon po kayo). Sa isang palad naman, ang PAG- KA-PROPETA ng isang laiko ay ito: maging matatag ang kanyang kalooban na ipahayag ang Mabuting Balita at ipakilala si Kristo sa lahat. Ibig sabihi y ang isang laiko ay dapat ipahayag ang Mabuting Balita at si Hesukristo sa kanilang karaniwang buhay, sa kanilang gawa t salita. Ang papel na ito, kung seseryosohin ng bawat laiko, ay magiging mabisa dahil ito y magagawa sa mismong totoong buhay ng tao (CCC 905). Ang PAGKA-HARING LINGKOD nama y nangangahulugan na ang mga laiko ay dapat maglingkod sa kapwa laiko, tulad ni Hesus. Sa Mabuting Continued on p. 8 Ang kapulungan ng mga tagapagsulong ng BEC sa Probinsya Eklesiastika ng Maynila ay binubuo ng Arkideyosis ng Maynila, Diyosesis ng Antipolo, Cubao, Kalookan, Novaliches, Imus, Parañaque at Pasig (BEC- NCR). Bumalangkas ang nasabing Kapulungan ng kongkretong pagkilos na magpapalawak, magpapatatag, at magpapaunlad ng mga BEC sa mga Diyosesis na saklaw nito. Dahil sa maraming mabubuti at matatagumpay na karanasan ng kapatiran, pagtutulungan, pagsasamahan at pagkakaisa, nakita ang panganagilangang patatagin at sinupin ang pagbubuklod ng nasabing kapulungan, magkaroon ng pagtutulad ng pananaw at pag-unawa sa BEC, makapagtuklas ng mga bagong pamamaraan sa pagbubuklod, pagpapalawak at pagpapaunlad ng mga BEC sa pamamagitan ng mga isinasagawang pamamaraan sa iba tibang diyosesis na angkop isakongkreto sa mga lunsod at iba pang urbanisadong lugar, at makapagpalungsad ng sama-samang pagkilos upang isakongkreto ang kapatiran na pangunahing layunin ng munting simbahan. Ilan sa mga isinasagawa at isasagawang pagkilos ng kapulungan ay ang updating ng mga datos ng mga diyosesis, fora at symposia, pulong konsultasyon, sama-samang pag-aaral at pagpapalitan ng karanasan sa pamamagitan ng exposure ng mga BEC sa Diyosesis ng paglulunsad ng pinag-isang malaking pagtitipon - ang BEC-NCR General Assembly. Sa ngayon ang gumampan ng gawaing ito ay ang Diocese of Cubao na idinaos sa St. Paul University QC noong February 15, 2014 kung saan ang bawat diocese ay nagbahagi ng ulat sa pamamaraang power point (video voice) presentation sa umaayon sa temang: Nalalapit kay Kristo, nagkakalapit sa isa t isa, lumapit sa kapwa. Nalalapit kay Kristo (Union). Ang mga katuruan ng simbahan na naglalahad ng kahalagahan ng sama-samang pakikipag-ugnayan kay Kristo ay maituturing na gabay sa pagbubuo at pagpapanatili ng mga BEC sa mga pamayanan ng mga Alagad ng Diyos. Nagkakalapit sa isa t-isa (Communion). Mga kaalaman/pananaw sa BEC na pinaninindigan sa pagpapatatag ng mga BEC sa Parokya, mga pangparokyang pamayanang pakilos na naisasalin sa kongkretong pamama- Continued on p. 8 Canonically yours Rev. Fr. Pedro Enrique L. Rabonza IV, JCD On parish pastoral councils Q. A. Are parish pastoral councils really needed in parishes? I wonder why some parishes exist without the Parish Pastoral Council. Although in Canon Law the existence of such council is only recommendatory while the existence of Parish Finance Council is mandatory. The existence of the Parish Pastoral Council is a direct result of Vatican II ( ). The bishops of the world assembled at that time affirmed and reaffirmed the fact that through baptism, laypersons have an indispensable role in the mission of the Church. The Pastoral Council is one result of this teaching. A Parish Priest, by working with the pastoral council, is seeking suggestions and recommendations on matters which touch the pastoral activity of his entire parish. Canon law sets out some guidelines for how the council is to operate (canon Mediatalk Fr. Joselito Jopson, ECE, MA, SICL When our TVs shift to digital The Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting Television or ISD- BTV, the official Japanese system of digital TV, will slowly be implemented in the Philippines starting late this year or early next year. An ISDBT International Conference was held last Jan , 2014 at the Edsa Shangrila Hotel to orient Philippine broadcasters to this new system. then a series of conferences will be given to participants in the Electronics Engineering division to know and design the system. In a speech delivered by Sec. Mario Montejo of the Department of Science and Technology, he underscored the advantages of such system: ISDBT provides better viewing experience, and education opportunities, disaster management, wider TV space we have to plan before adopting a system that best suits the county. He acknowledged that the Philippines is in a critical transition to digital terrestrial TV that would change viewer expectations. The ISDB TV s infinite possibilities. ISDBT, promoted as having infinite possibilities has three features favorable to both consumers and businesses - social innovation, data broadcasting, and technological innovations. Social innovation. ISBDT provides real time enjoyment connected with advertising. It is an interactive device in which one can order products or participate in game shows in the convenience of his own home as in Japan s JOIN TV. ISDBT works in harmony with social networking such as Facebook and Twitter. It can also serve as a tool for measuring surveys and public opinion. Data broadcasting. also known as ), but basically the role and scope of the pastoral council is determined by the individual Statutes of Parish Pastoral Council. Members are appointed by him for a certain period of time and the code suggests that the lay membership of the council reflect the diverse population of the parish: regions, economic and social conditions, professions, ministries, organization and types of work. The pastoral council acts in an ordinary capacity to advise the Parish Priest; it enables him in his decision making to draw on the gifts and talents of others. When effectively organized and active within a parish, it ensures a vital and life-giving relationship between pastoral policy and the daily Christian experience of the people. datacasting, TV experience will now be active in providing information of almost anything like weather forecast, food and restaurants, and even police information with a system that is friendly to children and the elderly. Government information is easily accessible, providing knowledge, education, information, service and formation among the viewers. Contribution to education. Universities and other educational institutions can avail of services of ISDBTV. In a test broadcast in Botswana, the Department of Agriculture teaches the public on how to breed cattle. There is also a telehealth that informs the people on how to take care of their health. ISDBT s greatest contribution: emergency warning broadcast system. Also known as EWBS, there will be a real-time government response during emergencies like typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, and even terrorism. The greatest fear a citizen can have is isolation and a lack of information. Through ISDBT, the government can give regular and fast updates that could save people s lives in an instant. Technological innovation. With this technology, the TV will not be confined simply in the home; one can watch programs anywhere using their smartphones and tablets. In an island without electricity, TV can be viewed because it doesn t require power. The program is free-toair and transmitted through terrestrial and satellite transmission. Thus, TV information can easily be attained by many, eliminating digital divide. With such technological advancement happening in the Philippines come 2015, how could the Church cope up? Will she use digital television to proclaim God s word? Stay tuned! Diocese of Pasig DALOY 5

6 February - March 2014 Features Pag-aaral, paglilingkod at pagkakaisa ni Obispo Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D., MA, SThD ng Diyosesis ng Pasig Homiliya para sa ika-10 anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag ng Diyosesis ng Pasig noong Agosto 26, 2014 Tunay ngang napakabuti at napakadakila ng pag-ibig ng Diyos sa Pasig, Pateros at Taguig. Parang kalian lang at nakarating na tayo ng sampung taon bilang sambayanan ng Diyos. Ito y dahil sa katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. Ito ang mensahe ng lahat ng pagbasa sa pagdiriwang ng misa natin ngayon. Sa unang pagbasa mula sa aklat ng mga Hari (1 Hari 8:56-61), pinaalalahan ni Haring Solomon ang bayang Israel na dahil sa katapatan ng Diyos sa kanyang bayang minamahal, tinupad Niya ang kanyang pangako sa Israel. Sa pamamagitan ni Moises, sila y nakarating sa lupang pangako at iniligtas sa kanilang mga kaaway. Kaya nga ito ang awit ng salmo: Papurihan ang Maykapal dahil tapat siyang magmahal! Sa ikalawang pagbasa naman, mula sa sulat ni San Pablo sa mga taga-efeso (Efeso 1:3-14), ang katapatan ng Diyos ay pinatunayan sa pagtubos ni Kristo mula sa ating pagkamakasalanan sa pamamagitan ng kanyang kamatayan sa krus at muling pagkabuhay. Ang tapat niyang pag-ibig ay ipinadama niya sa atin sa kanyang pagpapatawad sa ating mga kasalanan. At sa ating ebanghelyo mula kay San Juan (Juan 17:20-26), ang katapatan ng Diyos ay ipinadama sa atin noong una pa man noong ipinanalangin ni Hesus sa kanyang Ama hindi lamang ang kanyang mga alagad kundi pati na rin ang mga mananalig sa kanya Tayo yon! Sabi nga ni Hesus: Kung paanong ikaw ay nasa akin at ako y nasa iyo, gayun din naman, maging isa sila sa atin upang maniwala ang sanlibutan na ikaw ang nagsugo sa akin. Ito po ang ibig sabihin ng motto ng Diyosesis ng Pasig nung itinatag, sampung taon na ang nakararaan: Ut Unum Sint. Sa kabila ng katapatan ng Diyos sa atin, ano kaya ang paaanyaya niyang hamon para mas makabuluhang pagdirwang natin ng ika-sampung taong anibersaryo? Nais kong maglahad ng tatlong hamon: Pag-aaral ng ating pananampalataya Ngayong Year of Faith o Taon ng Pananampalataya, inaanyayahan tayo ng ating dating Santo Papa Benedikto XVI na balikan at pagaaralan ang mga aral ng ating pananampalataya. Ibig sabihin CRISTY EVIDENTE ay dapat magbasa ng biblia, ng ating katesismo at ng iba pang dokumento ng Simbahan katulad ng Vatican II documents. Hindi na po puede sa panahon ngayon na umasa sa pakikinig sa sermon ng pari tuwing misa ng linggo. Marami tayong dapat matutunan para maging mulat sa mga pangaral ng ating pananampalataya. Kaya nga po ngayong taong ito dito sa Pilipinas, idineklara ng ating mga Obispo ng Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) na ito y Taon ng Integral Faith Formation upang seryosohin natin ang personal at pampamayanang paghuhubog tungkol sa mga mahahalagang aral ni Hesus at ng Simbahan. Paghahanda rin ito sa pagdiriwang natin ng ika-500 anibersaryo ng Kristiyanismo sa Pilipinas sa darating na Nung World Youth Day (WYD 2013) sa Brazil nasabi ng ating Santo Papa Francisco sa kabataan na mihahalintulad ang pag-aaral ng pananmpalataya sa mga atleta na nagsasanay sa isang sports field (Sabi daw mahilig manood ng soccer si Pope Francis). Para maging magaling at mahusay na atleta, anuman ang sports mo, kailangang mag-ensayong mabuti para manalo sa laban. Ganun din di ba? Kailangang mag-ensayo sa pamamagitan ng pag-aaral sa ating pananampalataya. Hindi na puede ngayon ang isang Katolikong walang alam sa kanyang sinasampalatayanan. Ito ngang nakaraan kong bisita pastoral sa 6 DALOY Diocese of Pasig Nakarating tayo ng sampung taon bilang sambayanan ng Diyos. Ito y dahil sa katapatan ng Diyos sa atin. ALL SMILES! Bishop Mylo is definitely all smiles as he delivers his homily on the accasion of the 10th anniversary of the Diocese of Pasig. CRISTY EVIDENTE isang parokya, naitanong sa akin ng isang lider-layko kung ano daw ang gagawin ng Simbahan sa marami na ring sumasapi sa ibang sekta o ibang relihiyon pa nga. Kaya nga ang isa sa mga sagot ko: buksan ang bibliya, buksan ang libro ng katesismo, buksan ang maraming aklat na naglalaman ng katuruan ng simbahan. Pag-aralan, pagnilayan at pagdasalan! Paglilingkod sa Simbahan Sinabi ng Panginoon: Marami nga ang aanihin at kakaunti ang manggagawa. Idalangin ninyo sa Panginoon ng ani na magpadala siya ng manggagawa sa kanyang ani. (Mateo 9:37-38) Ito po ang problema natin sa ngayon. Maaaring sasabihin ninyo, napuno natin ang katedral na ito at maraming lingkod ang Diyosesis ng Pasig. Pero sa totoo lang, kulang na kulang po ang mga pari at madre natin na naglilingkod sa lampas 1.6 milyong katoliko (alam niyo po yan!). At noong nakaraang buwan, namatay at inilibing natin ang isa nating pari, si Fr. Mars Selmar. Iiilan din lamang po ang mga seminarista natin. Sana po bawat isa sa atin ay manghikayat ng kabataang magpari o magmadre. Pati mga lider-layko ng mga parokya ay kakaunti rin at bihirang madagdagan. At nuon nga pong nakaraang linngo, nailibing na sa kanyang huling hantungan ang ating kapatid na si Ferdie Fuentes na naging mahusay, mabuti at banal na laikong lingkod ng Holy Family Parish, Barrio Kapitolyo. Marami na ring ilan sa inyo na tumatanda na ay naghahangad na maipamana sa mga kabataan ang inyong paglilingkod. Kaya nga po isa sa mga hangarin ko ang maipamulat sa ating lahat ang pagiging mabuting katiwala ng Panginoon sa ingles ay yung tinatawag na stewardship of time, talent and treasure. Yung bang maunawaan natin na sa Diyos galing ang lahat at bilang tugon sa mga biyaya ng buhay, pamilya, eduksayon at iba pang yamang natanggap natin sa buhay, dapat makapaglinkod tayo sa Diyos para kahit sa mumunting paraan ay maipakita natin ang pagsukli ng utang na loob sa kanya kahit di ito kailangan ng Diyos. Hindi na pwede ngayon ang isang Katolikong walang alam sa kanyang sinasampalatayanan. Minsan sa isang pagpupulong sa parokya, naitanong sa akin ng isang aktibong liderlayko kung bakit di niya mahikayat ang ilang miyembro ng kanyang pamilya na maglingkod sa simbahan. Naisip ko at naisagot ko tuloy. May mga sitwasyon kasi na tayo mismo na naglilingkod sa parokya (obispo, pari, madre o layko ka man) ay inaasahang maging mabuting halimbawa ni Hesus. Kaso pagkagaling natin sa simbahan, na inaasahang nakarinig sa Salita ng Diyos at tumanggap ng Banal na Komunyon ay di nagiging salamin ni Hesus. Di nila makita si Hesus sa ating salita at gawa. Kaya siguro kailangan nating magbagong-buhay para makahikayat ng iba na magbagong buhay rin at maglingkod kay Kristo. Pagkakaisa bilang Sambayanan ng Diyos Naalala ko ang isang interview sa kauna-unahang obispong Pilipino sa Amerika, si Bp. Oscar Solis, tungkol sa mga Pilipino sa Los Angeles, California (si Bp. Solis po ay tubong San Jose, Nueva Ecija kung saan ako dating naglingkod bilang obispo). Tinanong sa kanya: Bishop, united po ba ang mga Pilipino sa Archdiocese of Los Angeles? Pabirong sagot niya: Aba oo. Very United. United ang mga Ilocano. United ang mga Bicolano. United ang mga Bisaya. United ang mga Kapampangan Natawa po ako. Di ba may katotohanan. Marami sa atin ay kanya-kanya at tayo-tayo mentality pa rin. Sa parokya, may mga paksyon-paksyon pa rin. May mga ang tingin: Sila, loyal or favorite ni Father, kami rebelde ng parokya at kaaway ni Father. Yun iba naman sariling mandated organization lang ang iniisip. At yun iba walang pakiaalam. Sana po itigil na natin ang pagkakawatak-watak, o kaya ang hidwaan na dulot ng intriga at samaan ng loob sa parokya. Ang mga may tampuhan ay magpatawad na po at magkipagkasundo sa bawat isa. Tahakin na po natin ang daan ng paghihilom ng mga sugatang puso na magdudulot sa ating pagkakaisa upang maayos na ang makapaglingkod sa Diyos at kapwa. Sa aking palagay, ito po ang tatlong hamon sa ating ng Diyos upang maging makabuluhan ang paglalakbay natin bilang diyosesis sa mga taon pang darating: seryosong pag-aaral ng ating pananampalataya, masigasig na paglilingkod sa ating pamayanan at makatotohanang pagkakaisa ng ating sambayayan. Sa pamamagitan ng ating Mahal na Ina, ang Imaculada Concepcion at lahat ng patron ng ating mga parokya, hilingin natin sa Poong Maykapal na maging makabuluhang saksi tayo ng pananampalataya ng Diyosesis ng Pasig sa isip, sa salita at sa gawa. Amen.

7 Family and life Fr. Mar Baranda Sherpherding the flock of Pasig Last year, His Excellency Most Rev. Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D. made his visit to his diocese of Pasig in compliance with the church s law which provides that the entire diocese be visited by its bishop at least every five years. The visit gives the bishop an opportunity to gain a firsthand insight into the pastoral state of the diocese thereby helping him prepare a detailed report which he must present to the Supreme Pontiff every five years on the state of the diocese. It is therefore incumbent upon the bishop to visit all parishes, schools, hospitals and other institutions within his jurisdiction which in a way contributes to the pastoral care of a certain portion of God s people. More importantly, the bishop would be able to see how pastoral workers work in collaboration with various ministries and the prospect of a unified pastoral program in the diocese. As a shepherd, the pastoral visit provides bishop Mylo a chance to be with his flock and know more about their needs and concerns. Inasmuch as no community is perfect and therefore needs guidance from its spiritual leader, his dialogue with the PPC members who represent the whole parish would Family and life Tony and Tita Koska An open letter to FLMers Dear DFLM Pasig: Ten years of being together through good times and bad is hard to come by and we felt a little sad. But we are really so grateful that God has given us the opportunity to serve that long. And to top it all He sent us people like you who believed in the same things we believed in, and loved the same things we loved. We were together in our fight for the good of the family and in spite of the frustrations in recruiting attendees to seminars and would-be members, we remained steadfast and sincere in our commitment. There were happy times, of course during our infrequent but fun-filled agapes. There were times when we said that what we were doing is a thankless job since we don t see the concrete results of our efforts to touch lives and make a difference. But then God marks all the little things we do for Him, no matter how insignificant it may look in our eyes. We did our best and He did the rest. Like the apostles, we, too, were commissioned by Christ and He expects us to continue His work here on earth. We are His mouthpiece and the stewards of His creation. We must expect that the task is not easy especially now in our present time. We know about the pork barrel scandal, the RH bill that we ve been fighting since ten years ago, gay marriages, sexual permissiveness, broken marriages, and above all the ever present fangs of poverty, eating the be enlightening and very much helpful in the administration of the parish. The important thing is that our people do recognize the voice of their shepherd and vice versa. As Jesus the good shepherd says, I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, Jn. 10:14. True indeed, bishops are the successors of the apostles thus they are vicars of Christ in their respective dioceses. Besides talking and listening to lay leaders, the bishop takes time to be with his priests and discusses ways and means that would help bring about a more harmonious relationship among pastoral workers including priests. I remember Bishop Mylo putting emphasis on the need to deepen one s relationship with the Lord as this will sustain our unity and zeal in our apostolate. The bishop finds his pastoral visit fulfilling and inspiring. He says we are indeed blessed because of the dedicated lay men and women in our diocese of Pasig. He is happy to learn that our people long to be guided by their pastors on how well they could serve the Lord, indicative of the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. very core of our p e r s o n - hood. We know about the weakening of our moral fiber as a Catholic country. This is truly overwhelming. And all the more we have to go on. The harvest indeed is great but the workers are few. Let us not allow the dangers and demands of the present world drive us to a corner in fear, but let us take a stand and reinvent ourselves. God gave us individual faculties not to sit on them but to use them collectively for His Kingdom. Let us fill ourselves with knowledge about what s going on and align ourselves to the needs and demands of the present time. This is the challenge we bequeath to you, to all of you. The family life apostolate is no longer just a ministry to us it is our way of life. So no matter how much you try to ignore us, we will be behind you and with you. Our physical disabilities will not be a hindrance to our prayers and to our service in any way we still can. Most of all we wish to thank all the past and present vicariate heads, the parish coordinators, executive committee or core group and all the members of DFLM. We extend our appreciation to the present core group headed by our newly appointed DFLM Lay Coordinator-couple Alex and Helen David and our office administrator, Mulong and Dolor Africa ably assisted by Mon and Angie Pabalan & Gener and Baby Vergara. With them at the helm, we 2nd Collection (Nov.17, 2013) as of Jan. 7, 2014 GRAND TOTAL 1,940, Holy Family 300, Sta. Rosa de Lima 128, San Roque 112, Sta. Clara de Montefalco 94, Sto. Rosario 68, Immaculate Conception Cathedral 51, Sto. Niño de Pasig 47, St. John the Baptist 43, Maria, Reyna ng mga Apostoles 41, Sta. Lucia 44, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary 38, San Antonio Abad 41, Sto. Tomas de Villanueva 37, San Guillermo 35, San Pedro Calungsod Chapel 34, St. Michael Chaplaincy 29, St. Jude Thaddeus 28, Ina ng mga Dukha 27, St. Anne 24, St. Joseph 20, Sagrada Familia 17, Sto. Niño de Taguig 17, San Agustin 15, Most. Rev. Mylo Hubert Vergara 15, Our Mother of Perpetual Help 12, St. Michael Parish 12, Immaculate Conception Karangalan 12, San Sebastian 11, THE MEDICAL CITY 10, Sta. Martha 8, San Vicente Ferrer Quasi Parish 5, St. Ignatius 4, St. Peter the Fisher man 3, other Collections of Diocese of Pasig for the dioceses affected by Typhoon Yolanda Clergy love offering for Yolanda victims DEC 10, , Sto. Niño Catholic School 50, Clergy Budget for Christmas Party 50, Mass Collection at Ynares 34, DONORS c/o Caritas Pasig 33, CBC BATCH 73 25, ROY/EDITH CARINO 20, Budget for Clergy Dinner for the Mo. of Nov , EMHC- Sto. Niño Parish 15, Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parochial School 15, Jeff/Linda Lue 13, Carmelita Dolfi 12, Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 10, Diocese of Pasig Asuncion Family 10, Marietta Nadal 10, ICC PARISHIONERS 10, JOEL/INA BARADAS 10, Torres Arthur/ Ma. Caridad 10, Curia Personnel Budget for Christmas Party Flying Ducks Riders c/o Sta. Martha DALOY 10, , Sto. Nino Parochial School 6, ALFONSO/ TIN AGUILAR 5, Mass Offering- Taguig City Hall 4, Catechetical Ministry 4, Josie Lao c/o San Agustin Parish 3, Zenaida Nuguia 3, Mr. & Mrs. Eduardo Chu c/o San Agustin Parish 3, Rev. Fr. Rizalino Jose 2, LCM Sto. Niño Pasig 2, Sumilang Sub Parish 1, Tess Carmonas & Friends c/o Sta. Martha Parish 1, Kapitbahayan 1, Cel & Michael Del Rosario 1, Conrad & Belen Ferrer 1, Melendrez Family 1, Rodelio Jose 1, Bebong Lubangco 1, Becky Labre 1, Moises Torres 1, Gregorio Mercado Ester Abelido Beneficiaries 1,934, ARCHBISHOP JOSE ADVIN- CULA, CAPIZ BISHOP JOSE ROMEO LAZO, ANTIQUE BISHOP ISABELO ABARQUEZ, CALBAYOG ARCHBISHOP JOSE PALMA, CEBU BISHOP FILOMENO BAC- TOL, NAVAL ARCHBISHOP ANGEL LAGDAMEO, JARO BISHOP JOSE BANTOLO, MASBATE BISHOP EDGARDO JUANICH, TAYTAY BISHOP JOSE CORAZON TALAOC, KALIBO ARCHBISHOP JOHN DU, PALO BISHOP CRISPIN VAR- QUEZ, BORONGAN BISHOP WARLITO CAJAN- DIG, CALAPAN TOTAL AMOUNT COL- LECTED TOTAL AMOUNT DISTRIB- UTED 289, , , , , , , , , , , , ,940, ,934, UNALLOCATED AMOUNT 6, Adapt a Parish Program A year-long commitment of the Diocese of Pasig to the parishes affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Inquire in in your respective parishes today! can rest assured that the DFLM will go a long way for a long time. 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