DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2018-116
29 November 2018
TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PASTORS, PARISH ADMINISTRATORS, CHAPLAINS, RECTORS OF SHRINES, GUEST PRIESTS, PRIESTS-ON-LOAN, and RELIGIOUS PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE
RE: PASTORAL LETTER OF HIS EXCELLENCY, MOST REV. JESSE E. MERCADO, D.D. FOR THE FORMAL LAUNCHING OF 2019: YEAR OF THE YOUTH IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE
Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:
We are pleased to forward to you the Pastoral Letter of His Excellency, Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D. in time for the celebration of our Diocesan Day on 8 December 2018 and to formally commence the 2019 Year of the Youth in the diocese with the theme, “Filipino Youth in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered”
Our dear Bishop requests your Reverences that in all Masses on 2 December 2018, the 1st Sunday of Advent, the Pastoral Letter be read instead of your regular homily.
Please find the attached Pastoral Letter in full text, both in English and Tagalog versions.
Moreover, our Commission on Liturgy and Popular Religiosity (DCLPR) will soon release the suggested Prayer for the 2019 Year of the Youth which may be recited after the Post-Communion Prayer.
Thank you so much and may God continue to bless us always.
REV. FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES
- Pastoral Letter of Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D. (full format in English and Tagalog)