DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2020-001

January 3, 2020

 

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PARISH ADMINISTRATORS, CHAPLAINS, AND RECTORS OF SHRINES IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE
RE: SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL AND SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR THE YEAR 2020

 

Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

As recommended by the CBCP – Episcopal Commission on Liturgy (for ORDO 2020),  reviewed and approved by the Bishop’s Office and Finance Department, may we forward to you the attached Schedule of Special and Second Collections for the Year 2020 for your reference.

Unless otherwise noted, the collections are to be done after Communion (as a “second collection”) in all Masses of the Sunday indicated, including anticipated ones. Please remit to the Bishop’s Office within fifteen (15) days.

Thank you for your usual cooperation!

Sincerely yours,

 

(sgd.) REV. FR. JOSEPH D. LANDERO    

Vice Chancellor

 

Attached: Schedule of Special and Second Collections 2020


SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL AND SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR THE YEAR 2020

 

January 05, Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord

Pro Negritis: Remittances will be forwarded to Rome to support the missionary endeavors of the Church in Africa.

 

January 19, Feast of the Sto. Niño

Sancta Infantia or Holy Childhood Day: Remittances will be forwarded to Rome to support the work of the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood (nurseries, orphanages, scholarships, food, etc.).

 

January 26, 3RD Sunday in Ordinary Time

National Bible Sunday: Remittances will be appropriated as follows: 40% for the Diocesan Biblical Apostolate; 30% for the Regional Biblical Center; and, 30% for the CBCP Episcopal Commission for Biblical Apostolate.

 

February 11, Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes

World Day of the Sick: Remittances will be forwarded to the CBCP to support the work of the Episcopal Commission on Health Care.

 

March 10, 1st Sunday of Lent

National Migrants’ Day: Remittances will be appropriated as follows: 70% for the Diocesan Migrants Ministry; 30% for the CBCP Episcopal Commission on the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples.

 

April 05, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Alay Kapwa Sunday: Remittances will be forwarded to the CBCP to support the work of the Episcopal Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace (National Secretariat for Social Action).

 

April 10, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

Terra Sancta: The only collection for the day – done during the Veneration of the Cross – will be remitted to Rome in favor of the humanitarian and religious activities of the Catholic communities and institutions in the Holy Land.

 

 

May 24, Solemnity of Our Lord’s Ascension

Catholic Communication’s Sunday: Remittances will be forwarded to the CBCP to support the work of the Episcopal Commission on Social Communications and Mass Media.

 

June 28, Sunday Nearest to June 29, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul

Opus Sancti Petri: Remittances will be forwarded to Rome to support the work of the Pontifical Work of St. Peter the Apostle (formation of seminarians, novices, clergy and religious all over the world).

 

July 26, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fil-Mission Sunday: Remittances will be forwarded to the CBCP to support the work of the Mission Society of the Philippines (MSP).

 

August 2, Sunday Nearest to August 4, Memorial of St. John Mary Vianney

St. John Mary Vianney Sunday: Remittances will be forwarded to the CBCP to support the work of the Episcopal Commission on Clergy (ongoing formation of the Filipino clergy).

 

September 6, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Catechetical Week: Remittances will be forwarded to the Diocese of Parañaque to support the Diocesan Catechetical Ministry.

 

September 13, 24TH Sunday in Ordinary Time

Catechist’s Day: Remittances will be forwarded to the Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education (ECCCE).

 

October 11, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Indigenous People’s Sunday: Remittances will be forwarded to the CBCP to support the work of the Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples.

 

October 18, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

World Mission Sunday: Remittances will be forwarded to Rome to support the missionary efforts of the Church ad gentes.

 

October 25, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prison Awareness Sunday: Remittances will be forwarded to the Diocese of Paranaque to support the work of the Diocesan Prison Ministry.

 

December 16, First Day of Simbang Gabi

National Youth Day: Remittances will be appropriated as follows: 70% for the Diocesan Youth Ministry; 30% for the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth.

 

December 20, 3rd Sunday of Advent  (Gaudete Sunday) and Nearest to the Birthdate of Pope Francis (December 17)

St. Peter’s Pence (Obolo Sancti Petri): Remittances will be forwarded to Rome to support the charities of the Holy Father.

 

December 27, Feast of the Holy Family

Holy Family Day: Remittances will be forwarded to the Diocese of Paranaque to support the work of the Diocesan Family Life Ministry.

 

 

Nota Bene:

 

  1. Unless otherwise noted, the collections are to be done after Communion (as a “second collection”) in all Masses of the Sunday indicated, including anticipated ones.
  2. All Special and Second Collections are to be sent to the Office of the Bishop within fifteen days.
  3. The fourth Sunday of every month is “Pondo ng Pinoy Sunday” in the Diocese of Parañaque. It is “a time for offering the ‘crumbs’ for recalling the graces received from our Diocesan projects and for deepening our understanding of Pondo ng Pinoy’s message of love” (DOPC 2007-046). “…all 25 cent collections from parishioners will be offered during the celebration of the Mass” (DOPC 2010-039).
  4. In addition to the above-mentioned collections, the Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese of Parañaque may also contribute voluntarily to the Church’s mission ad gentes. This collection, named after Pope Paul VI’s Apostolic Letter Ecclesiae Sanctae issued motu proprio, will be remitted to Rome.

 

Appendix: Universal and National Observances (with no special collection)

February 2, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

World Day of Consecrated Life and Religious Life

            Pro-Life Sunday

 

September 27, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

            National Seafarers’ Day

 

November 29, 1st Sunday of Advent

            Catholic Handicapped Day

            National AIDS Day