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Jaro Cathedral ‘Holy Door’ opens for Mercy Jubilee

JARO, Iloilo City, Dec. 16, 2015 – “Open the gates of justice, we shall enter and give thanks to the Lord.” (Ps 118, 19) With these words from Psalm 118, and tapping on the Cathedral door with a hammer, Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo opened the “Holy Door” ushering in the Jubilee of Mercy in the [...]

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Malolos youth gather for diocesan ‘big day’

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Dec. 16, 2015 – The future leaders of the Church, delegates from various vicariates and parishes, gathered to celebrate their annual Diocesan Youth Big Day at Malolos Sports and Convention Center on Sunday, Dec. 13. During the Mass held to mark the event, Malolos Bishop Jose Oliveros reminded the young leaders about [...]

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Parish inaugurates sanctuary for century-old bells

MEYCAUAYAN, Bulacan, Dec. 14, 2015 – A small park that houses three century-old bells was inaugurated and consecrated at St. Francis of Assisi Parish on Sunday, Dec. 13. Malolos Diocese Bishop Jose Oliveros led the unveiling ceremony after the Holy Mass which he concelebrated with parish priest Msgr. Adalberto Vergara, Parochial Vicars Fr. Norberto Ventura [...]

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Novaliches launches Year of Eucharist in 3-in-1 event

QUEZON City, Dec. 14, 2015 – The Diocese of Novaliches, in line with the preparations for the 5th Centennary of Christianity in the Philippines, launched on Dec. 4 the Year of the Eucharist and the Family during a Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Antonio Tobias. D.D. for the diocese’ 3-in-1 celebration held at the Mary [...]

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‘Simbang Gabi for worship not courtship’

JARO, Iloilo City, Dec. 14, 2015 – With the onset of the traditional dawn masses or “Simbang Gabi”, this parish would like to remind the faithful of the most important dimension of the celebrations. “Simbang Gabi is for worship, not for courtship,” the Jaro Cathedral Parish, through its newsletter “Candle Light, offered as a timely [...]

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Parañaque millennials ‘happy’ over Mercy Jubilee

PARAÑAQUE City, Dec. 12, 2015 – Catholic millennials from the Diocese of Parañaque commit themselves to taking advantage not only of the “avalanche of graces” the yearlong Jubilee of Mercy has to offer, but also to living it out and sharing with others its timeless message of hope and forgiveness. “As a young practicing Catholic, [...]

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Prelate to new priests: Don’t be blinded by admiration, privileges

PALO, Leyte, Dec. 11, 2015 – A prelate’s advice to new priests could well extend to lay people as well: don’t by misled how people treat you. “Do not be blinded by these privileges, they are just externals,” warned Palo Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du, reminding five newly-ordained priests further, “The big responsibility is on you. [...]

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BACOLOD, 10 Dec. 2015 – A feeding program held on Dec. 8 by the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception served as a “virtual bridge” in this parish as it culminated the CBCP’s Year of the Poor and entered the Year of the Eucharist and the Family. “Those who share are living the social impact of [...]

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Jaro Cathedral set as Jubilee ‘pilgrimage church’

JARO, Iloilo City, Dec. 9, 2015 – Jaro Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo, D.D. designated St. Elizabeth Metropolitan Cathedral, also known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles, in Iloilo City, as a “pilgrimage church” for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. In naming the Cathedral as a “pilgrimage church” Lagdameo said, “Pope Francis, in [...]

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PALO, Leyte, Dec. 9, 2015 – Five Yolanda survivors are added to the roster of clerics in the Archdiocese of Palo today, bringing the total number of active priests in the diocese to around 150. Ordained at the Palo Metropolitan Cathedral to the presbyterial rank were Reverends Jan Ian Brylle D. Callera, Dino Evan B. [...]

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Davao names new parish after Pedro Calungsod

DAVAO City, Dec.7, 2015—In time for the season of Advent, the season of waiting for the Lord’s coming, a parish has been finally established in this part of the city, taking on the name of the country’s newest saint, St. Pedro Calungsod. Archbishop of Davao Romulo G. Valles presided over the Holy Mass and rite [...]

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Davao inaugurates ‘Laudato Si’ organic garden

DAVAO City, Dec. 7, 2015—To give people a concrete example on how to feed the family without harming the environment, a parish in the Archdiocese of Davao has put up an urban container organic garden named after Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si. Auxiliary Bishop of Davao George B. Rimando officiated the inauguration and blessing of [...]

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Baclaran holds ‘vocation concert’

PARAÑAQUE City, Dec. 5, 2015 –The Redemptorist Community held a vocation concert on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (OMPH) in Baclaran, Parañaque City to wrap up this year’s vocation month. Redemptorist lay missionary Edwin Dio Despabiladeras said it was the first time an activity this big was [...]

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Mindanao dioceses take hardline vs. coal mining

MANILA, Dec. 4, 2015 – In a show of unity, the Dioceses of Dipologo, Ozamis, Pagadian, Iligan, and Marawi released on Nov. 11 a statement against coal mining and coal power plants, common concerns in the area. “As Bishops of the Dioceses of Dipolog, Ozamis, Pagadian, Iligan, and Marawi (DOPIM), which comprise the civil provinces [...]

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Advent, perfect example of God’s mercy – priest

MARILAO, Bulacan, Dec. 4, 2015 – A priest reminded recollection attendees to remember that Advent is all about God’s mercy, especially when they feel despair, experience poverty, and undergo hardships. “Let emptiness lead you to God’s fulfillment,” said Fr. Nap Baltazar, Nuestra Señora de Lourdes Parish in Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan parish priest on Nov. [...]

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San Pablo diocese launches Golden Jubilee

SAN PABLO City, Laguna, Dec. 3, 2015 – The Diocese of San Pablo kicked off a year-long celebration of its Golden Jubilee on Nov. 28 with the clergy, religious, and laity coming in full force at the Cathedral of Saint Paul the First Hermit for the official opening of the Cathedral’s newly-constructed Golden Jubilee Door. [...]

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