DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2017-115
1 December 2017
TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PARISH ADMINISTRATORS, CHAPLAINS, RECTORS OF SHRINES, GUEST PRIESTS, PRIESTS-ON-LOAN, and RELIGIOUS PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE
RE: PASTORAL LETTER OF HIS EXCELLENCY, MOST REV. JESSE E. MERCADO, D.D. FOR THE FORMAL LAUNCHING OF 2018: YEAR OF THE CLERGY AND THE CONSECRATED PERSONS IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE
Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:
We are pleased to forward to you the Pastoral Letter of His Excellency, Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D. in time for the celebration of our Diocesan Day on 9 December 2017 and to formally commence the Year of the Clergy and the Consecrated Persons in the diocese with the theme, “Kalakbay, Kaakbay, and Kaagapay”.
Our dear Bishop requests your Reverences that in all Masses on 3 December 2017, the 1st Sunday of Advent, the shorthand form of the Pastoral Letter be read during the Homily or may be used as a Homily guide. Please see attached English and Tagalog versions.
The attached Pastoral Letter in full text, together with the prepared powerpoint presentation may be used by the priests as guide for talks, recollections and reflections in the parishes.
We also include a copy of the Diocesan Logo of the Year of the Clergy and the Consecrated Persons.
Moreover, the Commission on Liturgy (DCLPR) will soon release the Prayers of the Faithful and the Post Communion Prayer for this Liturgical Year.
Thank you so much and may God continue to bless us always.
REV. FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES
- Pastoral Letter of Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D. (full format)
- Pastoral Letter of Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D. (shortened format in English and Tagalog)
- Diocese of Parañaque, Year of the Clergy and the Consecrated Persons Logo
- Powerpoint presentation