ATTENTION: All Parish Priests, Parochial Vicars, Rectors of Shrines, Parish Administrators, Parish CLPR Coordinators, Parish Secretaries, Commission on the Family
SUBJECT: PARISH WEDDING MINISTRY TEAM
Dear Fathers, Monsignori, Brothers and Sisters:
I would like to endorse to your reverence the establishment of the PARISH WEDDING MINISTRY TEAM (PWMT).
This is in response to last year’s seminar on the canonical and liturgical details on the celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony organized by the Chancery and the Commission on Liturgy and Popular Religiosity. During the open forum, it was resolved that there is a need for parishes to have a team of people who will take charge in the preparation and proper celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony, from the initial registration to the actual event itself.
In this regard, we are sending you the guidelines for the PWMT. We hope that this will be of help to your community as you form a group of people from different ministries who would facilitate the proper and meaningful celebration of weddings in your parish community.
At the same time, we will be holding an orientation meeting on the vicariate level for the formation of the PWMTs in your local communities. We will schedule this through the vicariate CLPR lay coordination and the Office of the Pastoral Department (OPD).
We look forward to your cooperation and collaboration in this significant endeavor in our mission of forming Christ-centered families here in the Diocese of Parañaque.
Yours in Jesus and Mary,
REV. FR. JOHN FRANCIS FREDERICK K. MANLAPIG
REV. FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES