DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2018-065

June 14, 2018

 

TO:      ALL PARISH PRIESTS, CHAPLAINS, RECTORS OF SHRINES, COORDINATORS OF THE PARISH COMMISSION ON THE FAMILY 

RE:       PASTORAL ACCOMPANIMENT OF FAMILIES WITH MEMBERS EXPERIENCING SAME-SEX ATTRACTION

  

Dear Fathers, Monsignori, Brothers and Sisters:

Greetings of Peace!

In response to the invitation of Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia to accompany families with children experiencing same-sex attraction, the Diocesan Commission on Family will conduct a seminar on Pastoral Accompaniment of Families with Members Experiencing Same-Sex Attraction on June 30, 2018, 8am to 12nn Saturday at the Diocesan Center for Evangelization Chapel.

This seminar seeks to enlighten pastoral workers on how to organize the ministry of accompanying families with members experiencing same-sex attraction, particularly in giving “respectful pastoral guidance, so that those who manifest a homosexual orientation can receive the assistance they need to understand and fully carry out God’s will in their lives.” (AmorisLaetitia no. 250)

The details of the schedule of the seminar are as follows:

7:30am                          Registration

8:00am                          Talk of Dr. Lucille Montes (Counselor and Psychologist)

9:00am                          Talk of Mr. Edwin Valles (Courage Philippines)

10:00am                        Break

10:15am                        Open Forum

10:45am                       Fr. Daniel Healy (Anawim community)

11:15am                       Mass (Fr. Jonathan Cadiz)

12nn                              Home Sweet Home

We request parishes to send at least 5 COF representatives for the said event. Thank you for your continual support to this endeavor.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ

FR. JONATHAN T. CADIZ

Chairperson

 

 

Attested by:

FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES 

Chancellor