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Contests marking Perpetual Help Jubilee launched

PARAÑAQUE City, May 20, 2016 – The Redemptorists of Baclaran have come out with a set of literary, artistic, photography, and musical contests as a special way of marking 150 years of making Our Mother of Perpetual Help known. The contests are open to all devotees, whether amateur or professional, whose original entries can expound [...]

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Obando prayer dance focuses on 3 saints

OBANDO, Bulacan, May 20, 2016 – Many pilgrims flocked to this town from May 17 to 19 to join its annual prayer dance for fertility that was dedicated this year to St. Clare of Assisi, Nuestra Señora de Salambao, and St. Paschal Baylon. In celebration of the feast day of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception [...]

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Groups gather in Tawi-Tawi for Bajau empowerment

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi, May 17, 2016–A gathering of different groups based in Mindanao is happening here to empower the Bajaus, who are considered a marginalized group in society. The Claret Samal Foundation Inc. (CSFI) based in Basilan has organized the 9th Pastoral Assembly of Care for Nomads and Bajaus in the Philippines (CNBP) at the Beachside [...]

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MARILAO, Bulacan, May 8, 2016 – As a response to the need for more powerful and effective speakers to spread the Good News in the Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs), Diocese of Malolos’ Office of the Promotion of Basic Ecclesial Communities (OPBEC) held a Speakers’ Bureau Training at the Mother of Mercy Chapel in Loma de [...]

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Bulacan gets 1st solar-powered nat’l shrine

HAGONOY, Bulacan, May 6, 2016 – As part of caring for the environment, the National Shrine and Parish of St. Anne in Hagonoy, Bulacan, in cooperation with SolaRex International and Steel Corporation (SISCORP), installed on April 20 a solar power panel generator system, the first ever in the diocese. According Msgr. Luciano C. Balagtas, P.C., [...]

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Archbishop leads 10k marchers vs. coal plants

BATANGAS City, May 5, 2016— Led by Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles., around 10,000 Filipinos from various Church groups, concerned citizens, and civil society organizations marched here today to call for a moratorium on new coal plants in the country, With only five days to go before the elections, the demonstrators demanded that the next administration [...]

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Bacolod diocesan taskforce preps for polls

BACOLOD, May 3, 2016 – The taskforce formed by the Church in Bacolod in view of the national and local elections is getting ready for the May 9 polls in this diocese. Fr. Ernie Larida, Director of Bacolod’s Diocesan Social Action Center (DSAC), disclosed that the recently-formed Diocesan Task Force Eleksyon 2016 was organized to [...]

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St. Anne’s parish to mark 25 years as nat’l shrine

HAGONOY, Bulacan, May 1, 2016 – The town of Hagonoy is proud to be home to the Parish Church of St. Anne, which will celebrate a quarter of a century as a national shrine. Promulgated in 1991 decision by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, the shrine will mark 25 years as a national [...]

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Hagonoy nat’l shrine marks feast

HAGONOY, Bulacan, May 1, 2016 – The National Shrine and Parish of St. Anne in Hagonoy, Bulacan celebrated the town’s thanksgiving feast, known as Pistang Pasasalamat ng Bayan, with a procession of the town’s patron saints as well as a Holy Mass. Fr. Joselito R. Martin, current rector of San Carlos Seminary and a Hagonoy [...]

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‘Yolanda’-damaged church to become St. Anthony shrine

TABON-TABON, Leyte, April 27, 2016 – Once completely devastated by super typoon Yolanda, the now reconstructed and bigger St. Anthony de Padua Parish will be serving as an archdiocesan shrine in the future. “We will make [the parish] a shrine of St. Anthony de Padua for the whole archdiocese where we can do pilgrimage, especially [...]

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Alaminos to install new bishop next week

MANILA, April 27, 2016— A new bishop will be installed in the Diocese of Alaminos in Pangasinan next week. Bishop Ricardo Baccay will be the third bishop of the diocese, a post which had been vacant since early 2014 when Marlo Peralta became Archbishop of Nueva Segovia in Ilocos Sur. Thousands of bishops, priests, the [...]

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Educators’ training aims to foster Marian devotion

BACOLOD, April 26, 2016 – In the hope of nurturing a renewal of Marian devotion among Catholic educators in the country, a newly-established Catholic professional organization had Mariology as the main topic for its latest updating program for religion teachers held in this city from April 18 to 23. “It is our hope that the [...]

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N. Ecija town to present ‘People’s Agenda’ to candidates

JAEN, Nueva Ecija, April 26, 2016 – After a landmark stakeholders’ meeting on April 22 to discuss the town’s most pressing concerns, citizens of this “election hotspot” will be presenting what they believe to be top issues candidates running in the May 9 elections should prioritize. The People’s Agenda will be presented to the Jaen’s [...]

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Volunteers study voting system ahead of polls

GUIGUINTO, Bulacan, April 24, 2016 – The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) of the Diocese of Malolos under the Commission on Social Action (CSA) held on April 23 its general orientation in preparation for the upcoming elections on May 9, orienting volunteers on the entire voting process . Explaining seven categories for PPCRV [...]

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MARILAO, Bulacan, April 24, 2016 – The Diocese of Malolos’ Commission on Social Action launched on April 22 Green Guitars, a concert in celebration of Earth Day 2016. Held at SM City Marilao Open Parking, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., the concert featured Ebe Dancel of the former Sugarfree band and Filipino rock band Sponge [...]

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Parañaque holds ‘Year of Mercy’ vigil, pilgrimage

PARAÑAQUE City, April 23, 2016- In celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Mary Queen of Apostles Parish (MQAP) in the Diocese of Parañaque conducted from April 22 to 23 an overnight vigil and pilgrimage to the Cathedral parish of St. Andrew, one of the diocese’ designated jubilee churches. “This a very extraordinary event [...]

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