26 February 2013

“Handwritten Unity Bible” project held in San Fabian

26 February 2013 – San Fabian, Pangasinan. One hundred verses were given to the parishioners of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, to write by hand during the holding of the “Handwritten Unity Bible” project last 24 February 2013, Sunday at the Parish Center.


The handwritten Bible has been conceptualized to unite Filipinos in a “Bayanihan” effort with other Christian groups toward national transformation through God’s Word. The Biblical Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan is spearheading the project in the whole archdiocese. It has been held in the Parishes of St. John the Evangelist, Dagupan City, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Manaoag, Pangasinan, as well as at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City.

Handwritten Unity Bible

The Hand Written Unity Bible (HUB)  will need around 35,000 individuals to write each verse of the Bible in English and the same number for the Pangasinan language.

The May They Be One handwritten Bible will be divided into two columns. The first column will be the English version while the second column will be in Pangasinan.

The English version of the handwritten passages will be based from the published Catholic edition of Old and New Testaments while those of the different languages will be copied from the Popular Versions or the New Testament Books of the Philippine Bible Society (PBS).

35,656 verses to raise funds for a Bible Campaign

The 35,656 verses from 78 books of the bible will be written by hand by representatives from various sectors such as the Church, urb


an/rural poor, OFWs, youth, farmers, government offices; schools, indigenous people, and the fisher folks.

The project targets to collect a minimum contribution of PhP50 for each written verse amounting to a minimum of PhP 3.565 million which will go to the May They Be One Bible Campaign.



03 November 2012


The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan is calling for an intensive annual fund appeal for all the pastoral and apostolic programs of the Church in pursuit of our archdiocesan vision to be a community of Christ’s disciples called to Christian witnessing living out the spirit of ICTHUS under the inspiration of Mary, Our Lady of Manaoag.

This annual fund appeal is called ICTHUS Pastoral Fund Appeal to be held during the whole month of November every year starting this year 2012. This ICTHUS Pastoral Fund will be used for our Caritas Lingayen-Dagupan programs for the poor as well as for the other faith formation programs for the children, youth and adult leaders being provided by the different archdiocesan apostolates, ministries and commissions. This fund will be used exclusively for pastoral programs and not for administration.

For the whole month of November, there will be a second collection in all Sunday Masses for the ICTHUS PASTORAL FUND APPEAL.

Kindly read the Circular Letter of Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas regarding the ICTHUS PASTORAL FUND APPEAL

A Mass in One of the Cenacle Communities

533496_455954447780253_1876924375_n3 November 2012 – San Fabian, Pangasinan. A  Holy Mass was celebrated in one of the more than 70 cenacle communities in the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr last 2 November 2012. A cenacle is small Catholic Community composed of 10 or more neighborhood families with a devotion to the Divine Mercy, who come together weekly for prayer and bible sharing.

The community is newly formed. It is in Aringayan, Bolasi, San Fabian, Pangasinan. The place is called “Aringayan” since the original families come from Aringay, La Union; thus they speak  Ilocano and Pangasinan.

Their main source of livelihood is fishing.

This is the first time that a mass was celebrated in their place which is near the beach of San Fabian. It is also an opportunity for the blessing of all their homes, and their fishing boats.

A mass is scheduled to all the cenacle communities of the Divine Mercy every week . It takes about five months to complete a one cycle of visitation to all the communities.










Photos courtesy of Bro. Bernie Solis, one of the lay leaders of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, working with the cenacle communities of the Divine Mercy.

02 November 2012

November 2012: Jubilee of Government Officials

dayew tan pisasalamat 2 (small)2 November 2012 – San Fabian, Pangasinan. The Archdiocese is celebrating the Jubilee of Government Officials this November 2012 as part of the preparation for the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan on 2013. The opening celebration will be on 8 November 2012, Thursday at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Manaoag, Pangasinan. After the opening celebration, the image of our Lady of Manaoag will visit the different LGU Offices. Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, will preside the Mass at 9:00 AM to be attended by the clergy of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan and the provincial and local government officials.


The TABINAN is a Partnership Program between the Archdiocese of  , represented by the Parish and the Local Government Unit (LGU).  The TABINAN Partnership Program is set to be launced on 19 November 2012 at the Capitol, Lingayen, Pangasinan as part of the celebration of the Jubilee of Government Officials.

“Dalaw na Birhen”

The Jubilee activity will center on the visitation of our Lady of Manaoag (Dalaw na Birhen) to the different Local Government Unit Offices starting 8 November 2012. The “Dalaw na Birhen” will last until 25 November 2012, the Solemnity of Christ the King, in San Carlos City, the host of this year’s celebration.

According to the Committee on the Jubilee of Government Officials, the image of our Lady of Manaoag will have an overnight stay at the town plaza, or if deemed necessary in the Municipal Hall or in the Parish Church. The image of our Lady of Manaoag will leave the town at 9:00 AM the following day to be transferred to the next LGU.

The Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr and the Municipality of San Fabian will welcome the image of Our Lady of Manaoag on 12 November 2012, Monday.

“Dalaw na Birhen” Route

    • November 8: Manaoag
    • November 9: Laoac
    • November 10: San Jacinto
    • November 11: Mangaldan
    • November 12: SAN FABIAN
    • November 13: Mapandan
    • November 14: Sta. Barbara
    • November 15: Calasiao
    • November 16: Dagupan City
    • November 17: Binmaley
    • November 18: Lingayen
    • November 19: Capitol
    • November 20: Malasiqui
    • November 21: Bautista
    • November 22: Bayambang
    • November 23: Basista
    • November 24 Urbiztondo
    • November 25: San Carlos City

The highlight of the Jubilee will be the visit of our Lady of Manaoag in the Capitol, the seat of Provincial Government, in Lingayen, Pangasinan on 19 November 2012. The mayors and Vice-Mayors of the different LGU’s within the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, together with the clergy are invited to have a fellowship dinner. A talk about “TABINAN: A Social Action through Church-LGU Partnership” will precede the fellowship.

01 November 2012

PYD: “We’re all in this Together!”

1 November 2012 – San Fabian, Pangasinan. More than 300 youth of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, celebrated the  annual “Parish Youth Day” last 30-31 October 2012. The theme of the celebration was “We’re All in this Together!”

The Parish Center was the venue of the overnight celebration which began at 4 o’clock in the afternoon with the enthronement of the bible led Bro. Randolph Romero as they danced the “Pilgrim Dance”.

Bro. Jordan Nabua, the Parish Youth coordinator and the 8-man team of the Parish Youth Ministry headed by Bro. Char Imbornal, the Parish Youth Leader.

The night was filled with prayer, reflection, songs and dances. The life of San Pedro Calungsod was reflected upon during the night. 

Mass presided by Msgr. Oliver E. Mendoza, the Team Moderator of the San Fabian, was the culminating activity of the two day celebration.


Photos courtesy of Bro. Xavier Narvas