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Last April 15, 2016, the Pastoral Care for Children and Vulnerable Adults (PCCVA) held a Diocesan Orientation on the Abuses of Women at the Palace of the Rock in St. Peter Parish Shrine of Leaders.

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Evangelization Key To Celebrate Year Of Threefold Blessings

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“Evangelization is the key to seamlessly put together the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the Year of the Family, and the Year of the Eucharist,” remarked Diocese of Novaliches’ Commission on Faith and Formation Director Msgr. Romulo Rañada to encapsulate the purpose of the Diocesan Orientation on the Year of Threefold Blessings held last February 20, 2016 at the Cathedral Shrine of the Good Shepherd Parish Hall at Regalado Avenue, Fairview Park, Quezon City.

According to Msgr. Rañada, Catholics would only come to a common and useful understanding of this Year of Threefold Blessings–the Universal Church’s celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy as declared by Pope Francis last December 8, 2015 with the local celebration of the Year of the Eucharist and the Family declared by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) beginning November 29, 2015–through evangelization.

He emphasized in his almost two-hour talk entitled, “The Eucharist, the Family & the Jubilee of Mercy: Towards a Common Understanding & Vibrant Celebration”, of the need of each Catholic, especially those belonging in the Diocese of Novaliches, to concretize the often-forgotten aspects of evangelization of Joy, Mercy, and Mission in their daily lives.

Ang na-ebanghelyo masaya–kahit madaming problema, hindi nagagapi ng problema,” he said reiterating the Joy that comes from receiving the Good News of Christ. As such, an evangelized person is one who smiles often in witness to having received the Joy of Christ–the Good News–in his/her life. (“An evangelized person is joyful–amidst the many problems he/she faces, an evangelized person is never overcome by one’s problems.”)

He also threw several questions for reflection to the almost 700 participants present during the said event. Questions like, “Are you aware, are you conscious that the heart of our evangelization is Mercy?”; “(Na) Ang pagala-ala kay Kristo ay hindi lang dun sa simbahan, kundi sa ating daily life?” (“Are you aware that remembering Christ is done not only within the church but also in our daily life?”); “‘Pag tayo ba nagdiriwang ng Misa, damang-dama ba natin ang pagiging pamilya?” (“When we celebrate the Mass, do we feel we are a family?”); and “Pwede ba tayong hubugin para tayo maging Tagapagpadala Ng Awa?” (“Can we be molded into Missionaries of Mercy?”).

Msgr. Msgr. Rañada’s rich-in-content talk was actually based from two important documents of the Catholic Church: Pope Francis’ Misericordiae Vultus or Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy and CBCP’s Pastoral Exhortation on the New Era of Evangelization that he presented through practical applications in the daily lives of those present in the event.

As such, he highlighted everyone’s role in making the family a focal point of evangelization; in making the celebration of the Eucharist an opportunity for the deepening of the Faith; engaging in an “internal” pilgrimage in this Jubilee of Mercy that requires dedication and sacrifice; and in rediscovering the Works of Mercy that include practicing Pope Francis’ “Judge Not, Condemn Not” and “Forgive and Give”. In addition, he also focused on the important role of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) members in evangelizing families beyond their own as the missionary aspect of evangelization in the context of community.

The Year of Threefold Blessings was spearheaded by the Diocesan Pastoral Office’s Commissions on Faith and Formation, Family and Life, and Social Action to arrive at a unified understanding and direction for the actual celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy, the Year of the Eucharist, and the Year of the Family in the Diocese of Novaliches.

Divided into four main parts, the event began with the Holy Mass presided by Diocese of Novaliches Bishop, Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, D.D.; the orientation conducted by Msgr. Romulo Rañada; the Panel Discussion & Open Forum facilitated by Vicar General for Pastoral Affairs Rev. Fr. Antonio E. Labiao, Jr., Social Action Commission Overall Lay Coordinator Atty. Ira Agustin, and Social Communications & Media Ministry Director Rev. Fr. Ambrosio Nonato Legaspi; and, finally, the Workshop that involved the different Commissions and Ministries that were present.

The event surprisingly gathered almost 700 participants composed of Clergy, Religious, and Lay coordinators / ministry heads from the 63 parishes of the Diocese. Currently, the result of the Workshop held during the event is in the process of approval of the Presbyteral Council, Clergy, and Diocesan Pastoral Commissions prior to its release by the Pastoral Office to all Commission and Ministry members. (~SocComm Nova)

 

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Novaliches Holds Orientation For IEC 2016 Delegates

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The Diocese of Novaliches held an Orientation / Meeting for its 51st International Eucharistic Congress 2016 Non-Paying Delegates yesterday, January 15, 2016, at the Caritas Novaliches Office in Good Shepherd Cathedral Shrine, Fairview Park, Quezon City.

The Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, D.D. welcomed the delegates and briefed them on the background of #IEC2016. While, Delegation Coordinator Dharel Cuntapay gave delegates the details of what they need to know and do for IEC from registration to accommodations.

Last December 12, 2015 during the Diocesan Theological Pastoral Congress, the Bishop announced that the IEC 2016 Organizers has given the Diocese of Novaliches free-registration slots to the IEC 2016 Conference out of its big contribution to its”Piso Para Sa Misa Ng Mundo” Fund Raising Program. The free slots actually gave the Bishop the option to either send 20 full-registration participants (Jan 24-31) or 40 half-registration participants (Jan 24-27 or Jan 28-31). The Bishop preferred to send 20 full-registration participants and 1 half-registration participant.

Families from the Holy Cross Parish in Basak Pardo, Cebu City will host 18 of the delegates for their accommodations and daily breakfast and dinner while three (3) of the delegates will be staying in a hotel. Meanwhile, daily transportation to and from the host families to the IEC Venues will be provided by the Holy Cross Parish and the IEC 2016 Organizers.

The Bishop is also inviting all IEC2016 delegates of the Diocese of Novaliches (including Regular Delegates) to attend the Send Off Mass this Sunday, January 17, 2016, 3:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd Shrine. The Send Off Mass will be officiated by the Bishop himself.

Meanwhile, the Bishop will be flying to Cebu earlier for the annual CBCP Plenary Meeting that begins January 19, 2016.

The International Eucharistic Congress, a gathering of people meant to promote the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of a Christian, is hosted in the Philippines for the second time due to efforts of the Most Rev. Jose Palma, Archbishop of Cebu. The first IEC held in the Philippines was in 1937.