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We are Hundredfold Blessed!

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Inserita il: 23/02/2013

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Dayew tan pisasalamat!
Praise and thanksgiving!
We are Hundredfold Blessed!

As the universal Church celebrates the Year of Faith, the Archdiocese of Lingayen- Dagupan celebrates also its fiftieth anniversary as a Metropolitan See.
After a long year preparatory celebration last February 16, 2013 in thanksgiving  a festive and solemn Eucharistic celebration presided by the Most Reverend Giuseppe Pinto, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines at St John Cathedral, Dagupan City. Forty five (45) Archbishops and Bishops led by Archbishop Jose Palma, the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President, hundreds of priests, Religious and thousands of faithful from different sectors of society were present.

In his homily delivered by Fr.Gerard Francisco P. Timoner III, OP., Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of the Philippines he said “To proclaim the Good News, motivated by no less than the compulsion to speak from the abundance of one’s heart about God’s boundless love; to preach the faith of the Church with a firm conviction that to live the values of the Gospel in community is the first form of preaching; and to listen attentively to the voice, values and culture of God’s people, these are important lessons of the “old evangelization” that should have an enduring influence in today’s new evangelization. Let us remember that evangelization is about inviting people to gather around Jesus, to become a community nourished by Word and Sacrament. To baptize in the name of the Triune God is to build a community patterned after the perfect community of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Evangelization is ultimately the work of God who is ever ancient yet ever new.”
In his message the Most Reverend Giuseppe said: “Lingayen-Dagupan was elevated as a Metropolitan See during the years of the Second Vatican Council and celebrates its Golden Jubilee during the Year of Faith. A happy coincidence, and because of this, a time of grace to profess the faith with a witness that must be seen in every sector of society. Today, the light of Christ and of the Gospel shines with great intensity in this particular Church and it shines in the streets and the squares of Dagupan, in the cities and villages, in schools and neighborhoods, and also over the splendid Lingayen Gulf. In thanking the Lord for the many gifts He has lavished upon this ecclesial community, with the hope of abundant works of faith and of Christian charity, I am pleased to transmit the warm greetings and Apostolic Blessings of the Holy Father Benedict the Sixteenth (XVI) to each of you, to your families, and especially to the elderly and the sick.”

Dayew tan pisasalamat…pankakasakey tan misyon! Let us make our golden jubilee year a year long epiphany, wrote Archbishop Socrates Villegas in his Pastoral Circular.
Our Sisters from San Fernando La Union, Alaminos City and Lingayen joined the celebration and one with the fold in thanking the Lord for the gift of a jubilee and praying for the blessing of more jubilees.

A Mystic once said: to think is to thank! Indeed, when we think of the countless blessings of the past 50 years, we cannot but be thankful!

Sisters of Lingayen

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