DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2018 – 107
19 October 2018
TO: VICARS FORANE, PARISH PRIESTS, PAROCHIAL VICARS, RECTORS OF SHRINE, and DIOCESAN, VICARIATE and PARISH COORDINATORS of the COMMISSION ON SERVICE TO HUMAN PROMOTION (COSHP) and its MINISTRIES
RE: ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY and RECOLLECTION
Dear Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters
Greetings of Peace!
In this Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons, we experience heightened public persecution as members of our local and universal Catholic Church for the sins of a few clerics as well as for the misperceptions of our works of mercy. This brought us renewed appreciation not just of the humaneness, but also and more importantly, the humanness of our clergy, the religious and other consecrated persons. With this experience, we realize how direly we need God’s grace to be merciful to our persecutors and especially to each other, as magka-lakbay, magka-akbay at magka-agapay in our journey to holiness as bearers of the Gospel of Christ. It is our shared prayer that even amid enemies’ attacks, we continue to respond to the Gospel that urges us “to witness to charity & compassionate service to our suffering brethren who hunger for truth and justice, charity, and solidarity”.
In the spirit of this common prayer, we invite you to our Annual General Assembly and Recollection on November 17, 2018 (Saturday), 8:00AM – 5:00PM at Villongco Hall, Diocesan Center for Evangelization.
During our General Assembly in the morning, we shall review the fruits of this year’s journey and present our CoSHP diocesan & ministry plans for the Year of the Youth. Guiding us in our Recollection in the afternoon shall be Rev. Fr. Christian Emmanuel Gabinete on the theme: “Being merciful”. Fr Ian is Parish Priest of Holy Infant Jesus Parish, Asst. Exorcist, and Head of the Apostolic Movement of the Divine Mercy in our diocese. Capping the day will be an anticipated Sunday Mass.
May we request our Vicars Forane/ Parish Priests to send your Vicariate/Parish CoSHP Coordinators along with your CoSHP Ministry Coordinators and to provide for their transportation & food. Thank you for your support.
In Jesus, the fount of mercy
(sgd.) MSGR. ALBERT VENUS (sgd.) MR. RENE G. QUIROZ
Chairperson Over-all Lay Coordinator
(sgd.) REV. FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES