DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2018-112
14 November 2018
TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PARISH ADMINISTRATORS, RECTORS, CHAPLAINS, GUEST PRIESTS, PRIESTS ON LOAN AND RELIGIOUS PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE
RE: ST. PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION 2018 (Obolum Sancti Petri)
Dear Monsignori and Fathers:
The special collection for the “Obolum Sancti Petri”, or also known as St. Peter’s Pence which is done on the Sunday closest to the birthday of the Holy Father Pope Francis (December 17), coincides with the special collection intended for the Youth Apostolate on December 16, the first day of the Misa de Gallo.
With this in mind, as approved by the CBCP Permanent Council, we would like to inform all Reverences that this year, the special collection for Peter’s Pence will be done on all Sunday Masses of December 9, including the Saturday anticipated Mass of December 8. Thus, the special collection for the Youth Apostolate will still remain on December 16, the first day of the Misa de Gallo.
St. Peter’s Pence is the name given to the financial support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of their sharing in the concern of the successor of St. Peter for the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need.
Kindly remit said collections to the Diocesan Finance Office within ten (10) days.
REV. FR. RODEL D. PAULINO
REV. FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES