DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2018 – 064
1 August 2019
TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PASTORS, PARISH ADMINISTRATORS, RECTORS, PAROCHIAL VICARS, CHAPLAINS, GUEST PRIESTS, AND RELIGIOUS PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE
RE: ST. JOHN MARY VIANNEY SUNDAY ON AUGUST 4, 2019: HOMILIES FROM CBCP AND VOCATION PROMOTION
On August 4, 2019, 18th Sunday of the Ordinary Time, we will be celebrating the Feast of St. John Mary Vianney, the patron saint of religious and diocesan priests. Please see attached copy of homilies from the CBCP – Episcopal Commission on Clergy translated in major Philippine dialects. You may read or use them as your guide for the Homily in all your Sunday masses on August 4, 2019 and Saturday anticipated mass of August 3, 2019.
Likewise, this occasion is an opportune time to promote vocation to the priesthood, especially now that we are celebrating the Year of the Youth in our diocese. May we appeal to you, my dear priests, to have your homily or a short time after the post communion prayer a way to promote our priestly vocation to the young people.
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Matthew (:37-37)
May the Good Lord prosper the works of our hands. God bless us all.
(sgd.) REV. FR. ERNESTO S. SICAN
Diocesan Vocation Director
(sgd.) REV. FR. JOSEPH D. LANDERO
Attached: CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Clergy
Homily St. John Mary Vianney Sunday (versions in English, Tagalog, and Cebuano)