DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2019 – 097

27 November 2019

 

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL HEADS, DOPPSA SCHOOL DIRECTORS AND CAMPUS MINISTRY HEADS
SUBJECT: DIOCESAN DAY 2019

Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters:

I am pleased to hear how the various Vicariates, through the efforts of the Vicars Forane, as well as the parish priests, have gathered their parishioners to celebrate the culmination of the Year of the Youth as a fitting occasion to be together as a family. Congratulations!

I am also happy to inform you that this year, we shall celebrate two momentous events in our life as a local Church. First, we celebrate the 17th anniversary of the establishment of our diocese and second, the opening of the year 2020 as the Year of Ecumenism, with the theme: Diocese in Mission: Ecumenism as a Path towards Christian Unity. This will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon, at the Diocesan Center for Evangelization, No. 8 Villonco Rd., West Service Rd., Sucat, Muntinlupa City,

This is a fitting occasion for us to understand the deeper meaning of Ecumenism as we learn to WALK TOGETHER, WORK TOGETHER and PRAY TOGETHER with our other Christian brothers and sisters.

In line with this endeavor, we urge parishes and DOPPSA schools to send representatives who have the capability to cascade their learnings from the activity and strategize how to promote the spirit of Ecumenism among our people.

 

In view thereof, the following are requested to act as “cascaders”:

For parishes: 3 representatives

  1. Parish Priest
  2. Any 2 members of PPC or those involved in formation

For DOPPSA SCHOOLS

  1. School Principal
  2. Campus Ministry head

 

Your presence will be of utmost importance to the success of our endeavor.

Let us be together in believing in Jesus, the unifying force among us Christians.

For your reference, please refer to the attached program.

Sincerely yours,

(sgd.) MOST REV. JESSE E. MERCADO, D.D.

Bishop of Parañaque

 

Attested by:

(sgd.) REV. FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES

Chancellor

 

“ECUMENISM AS A PATH TOWARDS CHRISTIAN UNITY”

PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES

TIME ACTIVITIES IN CHARGE
7:30 AM Arrival of participants/parishes Ushers
 

8:00 AM

 

Morning Prayer

Lauds

 

CLPR

 

8:30 AM

Welcome Message  

Fr. Rolly Agustin

Head of OPD

 

9:00 AM

 

Talk on the Year of Ecumenism, Inter-Religious Dialogue and Indigenous Peoples

 

Video presentation

 

Episcopal Commission on Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Dialogue

 

 

9:30 AM Sharing of Experience

2 persons or group

 

 

10:00 AM Break  
 

10:30 AM

Songs/Community singing

(songs expressing Unity or the theme –that all may be one)

 

 

 

11:00 AM

Eucharistic Celebration

Declaration of the Opening of  the Year of Ecumenism

 

His Excellency, Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D.

 

 

CLPR