DOP- CIRCULAR NO. 2018- 024
March 8, 2018
TO: PARISH PRIESTS, PAROCHIAL VICARS, RECTORS OF SHRINE VICARIATE AND PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL HEADS, and all DIOCESAN, VICARIATE/ CITY and PARISH COORDINATORS of the COMMISSION ON SERVICE TO HUMAN PROMOTION (COSHP), GOOD GOVERNANCE, PUBLIC AFFAIRS and ADVOCACY (GGPAA), PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL for RESPONSIBLE VOTING (PPCRV), and UGNAYAN ng BARANGAY at mga SIMBAHAN (UBAS)
RE: GGPAA FOLLOW-UP ASSEMBLY on March 17, 2018
Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Greetings of Peace!
May we invite you again to the GGPAA Follow-Up Assembly on March 17, 2018 (Saturday), 7:30AM – 12:00NN at the Villonco Hall of the Diocesan Evangelization Center to address the GGPAA organization and the coordination concerns particularly on the forthcoming Barangay Elections and the implementation of the community-based drug rehabilitation programs in the parishes.
We congratulate and thank those parishes that sent to the General Assembly last February 10, 2018 delegates who are solely designated as parish coordinators of GGPAA, PPCRV and UBAS. The objective of the February 10 Assembly was to fully organize the GGPAA Ministry along with its sub-ministries of PPCRV and UBAS in order to carry out its goals for 2018 which include:
(1) Voters Education and Poll-watching with regard to the forthcoming Barangay & SK Elections;
(2) The implementation of the community-based drug rehab programs in the parishes; and
(3) To address community concerns such as unabated corruption, peace & order and Federalism.
Many parishes, however, sent delegates who were not specifically the designated parish coordinators of GGPAA, PPCRV and UBAS but were either the PCoSHP head, Eucharistic Ministers of the Holy Communion, etc. The assembly therefore failed in its objective of getting the GGPAA ministry fully organized.
Therefore, may we urgently reiterate our request especially to our parish priests to kindly designate or appoint, if he has not yet done so, its parish coordinators for GGPAA, PPCRV and UBAS who preferably, do not have leadership positions in other commissions or ministries in the parish which may conflict in their effective dispatch of responsibilities.
May we also emphasize that by supporting the objectives of GGPAA, we help promote the preservation and restoration of human dignity.
We look forward to seeing you all in our GGPAA Follow-up Assembly and in carrying out GGPAA’s goals in 2018.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
MSGR. MELCHOR DAVID (sgd) MSGR. ALBERT VENUS
GGPAA Diocesan Clergy Coordinator Chairperson, Caritas Parañaque
FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES