DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2019 – 012
24 January 2019
TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, CHAPLAINS, RECTORS OF SHRINES, COORDINATORS OF THE PARISH COMMISSION ON THE FAMILY
RE: LAUNCHING OF COURAGE CHAPTER IN PARANAQUE
Dear Fathers, Monsignori, Brothers and Sisters:
Greetings of Peace!
On this Year of the Youth, one of the goals of the Diocesan Commission on the Family is to provide a venue for youth accompaniment. One of the accompaniment programs we will launch this year is geared towards accompanying persons with same sex attraction.
With the approval of His Excellency Most Rev Jesse Mercado, we shall be launching a chapter of Courage in the Diocese of Parañaque. Courage is a Roman Catholic apostolate for persons who experience same sex attraction. It is a support group that can help persons with same sex attraction to live a chaste life in accordance with the teachings of the church on homosexuality. The Courage chapter in Parañaque will be under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Daniel Healy and Fr. Jonathan Cadiz.
If you happen to know someone who is interested to join, please invite them to the Courage Introduction Seminar on February 2 at 2pm in St Joseph Parish (Bamboo Organ Church) Las Piñas City. For further inquiries you may check the Facebook page of Courage Philippines or get in touch with the parish coordinator of the Commission on the Family.
Sincerely yours in Christ
FR. JONATHAN T. CADIZ
FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES