TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PARISH ADMINISTRATORS, RECTORS, PAROCHIAL VICARS, CHAPLAINS, GUEST PRIESTS, PRIESTS ON LOAN AND RELIGIOUS PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE

RE: MASS OF THE HOLY CHRISM 2017

Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

This is to formally invite you to the Mass of the Holy Chrism at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Don Jesus Blvd, Alabang Hills, Cupang, Muntinlupa City on Holy Thursday, 13 April 2017. Lauds will start at 6:30 A.M., followed by the Eucharistic Celebration at 7:00 A.M.

To ensure order during the celebration, the following arrangements shall be implemented:.

1. Seating Assignments in the main church:

a. Clergy – Incardinated Clergy West Transept
Religious Clergy – East Transept
b. Religious Sisters and Brothers – Left and Right Side Nave
c. Official Delegates – Central Nave
d. General Public – lower ground

Official Delegates shall follow a pass system to ensure that each parish will be equally represented inside the Main Church. Twelve (12) official delegate passes are allocated for each parish, which will be delivered by the Sacred Heard Parish Staff or sent via LBC from April 3-8, 2017.

The Religious Congregations shall also be given one (1) car pass per congregation, which they may get from the Pastoral Department at the Diocesan Center. (see above address)

Video screens will be placed at the function rooms and the daily chapel at the lower ground to accommodate other parishioners and the general public who will attend the Mass.

2. Designated Parking Areas: Clergy, Religious and Parish Delegates will be given color coded parking passes to ensure order and easy identification by enforcers who will direct the vehicles to their appointed parking areas (See attached Area Map).

Please note that the enforcers assigned to the parking areas will also be identified by the color of their uniform based on our color codes.

a. Clergy (violet) – West Side of the Church (Facing the Stained Glass of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque) (see attached map).
b. Parañaque City and Muntinlupa City Parishes and Religious (Red) – Southridge Parking Area (see attached map).
c. Las Piñas City Parishes and Religious (Green) – Madison Galery’s Parking Areas (see attached map).

There are 200 parking slots available along Don Jesus Blvd. and Hillsborough Drive for other vehicles.

The Commission on Liturgy and Popular Religiosity requests that all Incardinated Clergy wear their Alb and the Religious Clergy their habit for the celebration of the Mass.

Furthermore, please note that only parish priests or their representatives with authorization letters may personally claim the sacred oils from the designated place at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish.

For further clarification please call the Pastoral Department at Telefax 8509315 or the Chancery at Tel. No. 8071662.

Thank you,

REV. FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES
Chancellor

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