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:
8:00am Talk of Dr. Lucille Montes (Counselor and Psychologist)
9:00am Talk of Mr. Edwin Valles (Courage Philippines)
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
FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES