31 August 2009

San Fabian Parish hosts ASAP Advocacy Training, KA-ANTABAYAN

30 August 2009 – San Fabian. The Social Action Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan (ASAP) as part of its continuing formation program for the lay ministers of social action of the archdiocese held an Advocacy Training at the Parish Center of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, San Fabian, Pangasinan.
aldantabay09.3 The training program  involved a skills training on “Critical Awareness” process in making a study/survey of a current situation and making a concrete stand and action responding to the understanding of the situation. This was given by Mr. Tony Liwag of the ASAP secretariat and the ADVOCACY ASAP coordinator.

Three desks of the advocacy ministry were also discussed. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, the ASAP Director talked on the ANTI-GAMBLING Desk, Ms. Farah Decano, a councilor of the City of Dagupan and a proponent of the ordinance on the anti-flesh trade, spoke on the ANTI-FLESH/PROSTITUTION Desk. Mr. Juvenal Azurin, a member of the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) presented the illegal Drugs situation in Region 1 and the province of Pangasinan. This was for the ANTI-DRUGS ADDICTION desk.

A workshop was held to discuss possible immediate actions and continuing programs to be done regarding the three advocacy desks discussed during the training/workshop.

aldantabay09.2 The chairpersons of the different Parish Social Action Apostolate, the Parish Advocacy coordinator and the three desks officers of Anti-Gambling, Anti-Flesh and Anti-Drugs Addiction were invited to attend the training/workshop.

KA-ANTABAYAN of the Student Councils

A gathering of presidents and officers of Student Councils of different universities and colleges in Pangasinan was also held in the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, last 29 August. It was a half-day affair which was held in the afternoon of Saturday, 29 August.

The Archdiocesan Social Action Apostolate invited the students for a possible convening and eventual organization of the different student councils.

These student councils officers were able to organize themselves and resolved to work together in bringing about the common good of the Pangasinan youth and students.

29 August 2009

ALD Clergy holds annual Retreat

24-28 August 2009 – Baguio City. The clergy of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan held their annual retreat at the Betania Retreat House, Baguio City. The annual retreat of priests is done in accordance the provisions of Canon Law which states that: Clerics have a special obligation to seek holiness in their  lives, because they are consecrated to God by a new title through the reception of orders, and are stewards of the mysteries of God in the service of His people. (Can. 276). It further states that “they are also obliged to make spiritual retreats”. (Can 276, 1.400.

This year’s retreat was held without an extra-ordinary retreat facilitator. Retreat speakers were members of the different committees preparing for the ALD Clergy Renewal Program, viz., the Worship, Education, Social Action, Temporal and Youth committees.

Rev. Fr. Arcadio Mejia, Jr . (Education), Rev. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza (Social Action), Rev. Fr. Julius Cuison (Worship), Rev. Fr. Mario Morales (Temporalities) and the young clergy who presented their reflection through a skit, reflected with the clergy regarding the life of the clergy.

Msgr. Oscar V. Cruz, DD,  gave one talk on the encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, “Caritas in Veritate”. He emphasized that peace which is the fruit of justice can never be a reality unless there is truth based on love.
Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, the Auxliliary Bishop of Lingayen-DAgupan, joined the clergy in their retreat, and provided the spiritual guidance and counsel to the clergy during the weeklong retreat.

ALD Clergy: "Laban!"
To see more pictures of the Clergy Retreat, please click HERE.

24 August 2009

PREX Class 39 held

23 August 2009 – San Fabian. The thirty-ninth PREX edition in the parish was held at the parish center last 21-23 August 2009. It had the biggest initial number of participants at fifty-two. Forty-six finished the three day weekend seminar. It is still the biggest class since the Parish Renewal Experience Seminar (PREX) was introduced in the parish lat 2004.

The weekend seminar was facilitated by Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, the parish priest, and Bro. Estephen Espinoza.
prex39.1 PREX Class 39 with the sponsoring Class PREX 38.

To see more pictures of PREX Class 39, kindly click HERE.

23 August 2009

Cabaruan, Angio receive the Sacred Images for the Brgy. Visitation

22 August 2009 – San Fabian. The images of the Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary visited the barangays Cabaruan and Angio for the Barangay Visitation Program of the parish. Brgy. Cabaruan welcomed the images last 15-22 August while Brgy. Angio had their visitation from 22-29 August 2009.

The Sacrament of Baptism was received during the visitations in the two barangays. The adult formation program and the Youth Encounter were also held as part of the Visitation Program.

Rev. Fr. Abraham Esquig celebrated the mass in Brgy. Cabaruan last 22 August; Rev. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza celebrated the mass in Brgy. Angio last 29 August.

The image of the Blessed Virgin Mary arrives in Brgy. Cabaruan

The faithful of Brgy. Angio
To see more pictures of the Brgy. Visitation in Angio, please click HERE.

20 August 2009

Parish Social Action Apostolate Ministers undergo “Antabay” Formation Program

16 August 2009 – San Fabian. The “'’Antabay’: Becoming Neighbor” formation program for the ministers of Social Action Apostolate was held at the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr last 16 August, Sunday. The “Antabay” formation seminar was given to the core team members of the different Parish Social Action Apostolate of the four vicariates of the Archdiocese.  The Parish of St. Fabian is now re-echoing the asap09.5 same program to the parish social action ministers.

The core team of the parish facilitated the seminar. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza and Bro. Estephen Espinoza gave the main talks to the participants. Thirty-six (36) parishioners participated in the “Antabay” seminar. The core team of the parish is composed of Bro. Tony Supremido, the Social Action Apostolate Chairperson, Sis. Elizabeth Terte, Secretary, Sis. Shirley Tersol, Treasurer, Bro. Felipe Dagarag, BEC coordinator, Bro. Marvin Borja, Youth Apostolate Coordinator. The three ministry coordinators are: Sis. Ma. Rowena A. Nicer, Caritas, Bro. Martin Estayo, Advocacy, and Sis. Leonara Datuin and Sis. Nida Bautista, Justice and Peace.

The different Desk Coordinators and the members  were also chosen after the one-day seminar.

The Archdiocesan Social Action Apostolate (ASAP) has been undergoing a re-organization, re-structuring and formation since Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz, DD, formalized and institutionalized the apostolate. ASAP is the ecclesial response to our being sent by Jesus, through the Church, to fulfill the mission of loving our neighbor and loving our God, for one cannot be separated from the other. It is our service as a Church, specifically, the local church of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan. It is our service as Christians to the poor and the marginalized in our society, for this kind of service is also directed to the cause of God for His people.
asap09.1The ASAP ministers of the parish undergoing a workshop during the “Antabay” formation seminar.
081620091459081620091461  Role-playing for the participants of the “Antabay” seminar.

19 August 2009

Parish Youth undergo Theater Arts Workshop

16 August 2009 – San Fabian. A three-day live-in workshop on Theater Arts was undertaken by some selected youth of the Parish Youth Apostolate Committee last 14-16 August 2009. The participants of the workshop were the different chairpersons of the cultural commission of the Barangay Youth Apostolate. The workshop was held by a youth group called Kabataang Artista para sa Tunay na Kalayaan (Karatula).

The young people had their first production when they presented a short skit as an intermission during the seminar/workshop of the lay ministers of the Social Action Apostolate of the Parish of St. Fabian.




Brgy. Anonang welcomes the sacred images

15 August 2009 – San Fabian. The sacred images of the Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary visited Barangay Anonang for the  Barangay Visitation Program of the parish as part of its evangelization and formation program. The visitation lasts for a week in every barangay. During the week, an adult formation program and a youth encounter seminar are held.

The farewell liturgy was held on 15 August, Saturday on the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. The mass was celebrated by Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, the parish priest. One couple received the Sacrament of Matrimony. Sixteen children received the Sacrament of Baptism.

Despite the rains, the people held a procession to bring the sacred images from Brgy. Anonang to Brgy. Cabaruan.


To see more photos about the Barangay Visitation in Anonang, click HERE.

14 August 2009

The NEW Garden of the Resurrection for Ossuaries

14 August 2009 – San Fabian. A garden where simple but refined ossuaries could be stored was built by the parish of St. Fabian. An ossuary, also referred to as a bone house, is a facility for the storage of human bones. The existing place for ossuaries is the Chapel of Mt. Carmel where wakes are also held. Unfortunately, the chapel has, as of late, cannot anymore accommodate more ossuaries. The new project also provides the parishioners another option where to transfer the bones of loved ones buried at the Catholic cemeteries in Cayanga and Nibaliw.

The project was started during the last week of May 2009. Work stopped for a month. It was resumed on the first week of July. By the end of the same month, the project was completed and finished. The blessing of the garden was scheduled last 12 August. But due to bad weather, the blessing was re-scheduled on 19 August 2009, Wednesday, after the afternoon mass.


To see more pictures of the projects, please click HERE.

Seminar/Workshop on Creative Use of Scriptures in Catechism

9 August 2009 – San Fabian. The Catechetical Apostolate of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, received a much needed  skill and training with the holding of a seminar/workshop on the various ways and methods of bringing the doctrine more creative09.4 interesting to the grade school children. The seminar/workshop is called “The Creative Use of Sacred Scripture in Catechism”. This is the second time that the seminar/workshop was given to the parish catechists. The first time was held last 28 June 2008.

Sis. Silvana M. de Vera facilitated the one-day seminar/workshop. She is a parishioner of St.Thomas Aquinas Parish, Mangaldan, Pangasinan. She is currently a member of the Biblical Apostolate of the Archdiocese, and has received several trainings and seminars on the various ways and means of bringing the Good News more effectively. She has also received extensive training on Bibliodrama.

The seminar/workshop is based on the 9 types of intelligences of man.

9 Types of Intelligences

Verbal / Linguistic

This area has to do with words, spoken or written. People with creative09.1 high verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading, writing, telling stories and memorizing words along with dates. They tend to learn best by reading, taking notes, listening to lectures, and discussion and debate. They are also frequently skilled at explaining, teaching and oration or persuasive speaking. Those with verbal-linguistic intelligence learn foreign languages very easily as they have high verbal memory and recall, and an ability to understand and manipulate syntax and structure.

Logical / Mathematical

This area has to do with logic, abstractions, reasoning, and numbers. While it is often assumed that those with this intelligence naturally excel in mathematics, chess, computer programming and other logical or numerical activities, a more accurate definition places emphasis on traditional mathematical ability and more reasoning capabilities, abstract patterns of recognition, scientific thinking and investigation, and the ability to perform complex calculations. It correlates strongly with traditional concepts of "intelligence" or IQ.

Visual / Spatial

This area has to do with vision and spatial judgment. People  with strong visual-spatial intelligence are typically very good at visualizing and mentally manipulating objects. Those with strong spatial creative.09.3intelligence are often proficient at solving puzzles. They have a strong visual memory and are often artistically inclined. Those with visual-spatial intelligence also generally have a very good sense of direction and may also have very good hand-eye coordination.

Musical / Rhythmic

This area has to do with rhythm, music, and hearing. Those who have a high level of musical-rhythmic intelligence display greater sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, tones, and music. They normally have good pitch and may even have absolute pitch, and are able to sing, play musical instruments, and compose music. Since there is a strong auditory component to this intelligence, those who are strongest in it may learn best via lecture. In addition, they will often use songs or rhythms to learn and memorize information, and may work best with music playing in the background.

Bodily / Kinesthetic

This area has to do with bodily movement and psychology. In theory, people who have Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence should learn better by involving muscular movement, i.e. getting up and moving around into the learning experience, and are generally good at physical activities such as sports or dance. They may enjoy acting or performing, and in general they are good at building and making things. They often learn best by doing something physically, rather than reading or hearing about it. Those with strong bodily-kinesthetic intelligence seem to use what might be termed muscle memory - they remember things through their body such as verbal memory or images.

This area has to do with interaction with others. In theory, people who have a high interpersonal intelligence tend to be extroverts, characterized by their sensitivity to others' moods, feelings, temperaments and motivations, and their ability to cooperate in order to work as part of a group. They communicate effectively and empathize easily with others, and may be either leaders or followers. They typically learn best by working with others and often enjoy discussion and debate.

creative.09.2 Intrapersonal

This area has to do with introspective and self-reflective capacities. Those who are strongest in this intelligence are typically introverts and prefer to work alone. They are usually highly self-aware and capable of understanding their own emotions, goals and motivations. They often have an affinity for thought-based pursuits such as philosophy. They learn best when allowed to concentrate on the subject by themselves. There is often a high level of perfectionism associated with this intelligence.

Naturalist “Nature Smart”

This area has to do with nature, nurturing and relating information to one's natural surroundings. Those with it are said to have greater sensitivity to nature and their place within it, the ability to nurture and grow things, and greater ease in caring for, taming and interacting with animals. They may also be able to discern changes in weather or similar fluctuations in their natural surroundings. Recognizing and classifying things are at the core of a naturalist. They must connect a new experience with prior knowledge to truly learn something new.


Sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, why do we die, and how did we get here.

Barangay Colisao welcomes the Sacred Images

8 August 2009 – San Fabian. The Barangay Formation Program and the Visitation of the Sacred Images of the Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary were held in Barangay Colisao. Colisao is the fourteenth barangay that has undergone the visitation and formation. There are 34 barangays in San Fabian.

The visitation in Brgy. Colisao lasted for a week, from 1- 8 August. The images were all kept at the barangay chapel. They were brought out twice to visit two puroks during the week.

The Barangay Formation Program was held on 6 August 2009, Thursday. It was given by Bro. Leopoldo Manalo, Sis.  Fritzy Naravas, Sis. Violy Omiles, Sis. Betty Abrazaldo and Sis. Cita Chua. The Youth Encounter was held and facilitated by the team of the Parish Youth Apostolate.

The farewell mass was held on 8 August, Saturday at 2:00 in the afternoon. There were 11 children who received the Sacrament of Baptism. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, the parish priest, celebrated the mass.

A Drum and Lyre Band from Brgy. Anonang accompanied the images as they were brought to Brgy. Anonang, the next barangay to hold the visitation.


To see more pictures of the Brgy. Visitation in Colisao, please click HERE.

06 August 2009

Youth-Serving-Youth Program held in the Parish

080220091369 2 August 2009 – San Fabian. Youth from the different Youth Encounter seminars conducted in the different barangays during the Visitation of the images of the Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary gathered together at the Parish Center for a one-day celebration of “Youth-Serving-Youth” program last 2 August, Saturday.

Youth Serving Youth is an “advocacy service program” of the Archdiocesan Youth Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan. It advocates for and actively implements series of God-centered and Youth participated initiatives and agenda that foster moral and socio-economic well-being of the Archdiocesan Youth Community.

It promotes a series of activities designed to nurture the young people’s understanding and advocacy of the “moral truths” 080220091368 behind various social, cultural, economic, health and environmental issues.

The members of the Parish Youth Apostolate Committee (PYAC) facilitated the one-day YSY.YSY as a program values the youth as a beneficiary and at the same time as a model and a participant.

As a  Beneficiary (the recipient and object of a Church-based values-formation activities)  who, at a critical age, must be morally oriented for and towards a Christ-centered present and adult life. As a  Model , as a youth like any human person molded in the likeness of Christ, he must be able to apply and radiate His virtues for others to emulate and to follow. As a Participant he becomes an active and productive Christian both in the promotion of the ideal and in the implementation of the Program.

In matters of morals and faith, the Program’s banner statement leads the youth to his vocation of voicing his “NO” to SMOKING, ALCOHOLIM and ADDICTION; GAMBLING; PRE-MARITAL SEX as well as his “YES” to GOD, FAMILY, CHURCH and THE YOUTH APOSTOLATE.

The youth of Parish of San Fabian, Pope and Martyr, after the day had this commitment: “Build your life on the only Model who will not deceive you: JESUS CHRIST”

02 August 2009

Corazon “Cory” Cojuangco Aquino, 1933-2009

2 August 2009 – San Fabian. Yellow ribbons for Cory! Yellow ribbons for democracy! Yellow ribbons for our hope of a better Philippines!

The Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, joins the Filipino people in praying for the eternal repose of the soul of Corazon “Cory” Cojuangco Aquino, former President of the Philippines (1986-1992), an icon of Philippine Democracy.

080220091371 Yellow was the color used by Cory in her fight against the dictatorship which began 26 years ago when Ninoy Aquino, her husband, was assassinated in 1983. Yellow has since then become a symbol of protest against any form of abuse and unbridled power, including the fight against corruption and the fight for moral transformation in our society. It is now a symbol of what we hope to achieve for in our beloved country!

01 August 2009

Sunday Readings: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

ONONAN BABASAEN    Ex. 16:2-4, 12-15

Babasaen ya inaon ed libro Exodo

Diman ed kalawakan, nanriklamod kinen Moises tan Aaron iray amin ya Israelita.  Inkuandad sikara, "Magmaung ni la laingen komun no say Katawan et pinapatey to kamid man ed Egipto.  Nayarian mid may ondongo a mangan na karni tan arum ni ran kakanen ed anggaay nayarian mi.  Balet inawit yo kami a pateyen ed eras diad kalawakan."

Say Katawan kuantod kinen Moises, "Natan paoranen ko a manlapud tawen na kakanen a para sikayon amin.  Saray totoo et nepeg ya ompaway iran inagew-agew a manala na kanen dan onduga ed sanagew.  Diad onya nasubok ko no onuren da kasi iray bilin ko.

"Nadngel ko ray riklamo da ray Israelita.  Ibagam ed sikara ta diad kapansironget nawalaan ira na karnin siraen, tan diad kabwasan nawalaan ira na tinapay ya anggan antoy karakel na labay da.  Diad satan, naamtaan da a siak so Katawan a Dios da."

Diad labi walay olup na amayamay a pugo a mantikyab iran sinmabi tan apanatan day kampo, tan diad kabwasan walay linaew ed kaliber-liber na kampo.  Nen naandipat lay linaew, wala ray atilak ed dalin a bengatlan tirampiak tan maimpis.  Singa ra kinmigtel a linaew.  Nen anengneng ira na saray Israelita, ag da amta no anto ra man kanyan nantetepetan ira, "Anto ya?"

Si Moises kuantod sikara, "Sikato yay kanen yo ya inter na Katawan."

Salita na Katawan.


E.    Say Katawan initdan to ray nakan a nanlapud tawen.

1.    Saray bengatlan nadngel tan naamtaan mi, saray bengatlan imbagad sikami na saray lalaki mi--Ag mi ra iyamut ed saray anak tayo; ibaga mid ontombuk a kailalakan so nipaakar ed pakayariy Katawan tan saray matalonggaring a kiwas to tan saray makapakelaw a ginagawa to. E.
2.    Balet nansalitad tawen tan ingganggan ton onlokas iray puirta to.  Initdan to ray nakan a nanlapud tawen, diad impangoran to na mana a kanen da.  E.
3.    Kanyan angan iray kakanen da ray anghil, Say Dios initdan to ra na daakan.  Inyakar to rad masanton dalin to, diad kapalandeyan a sikaton diliy anakep.  E.

KUMADWAN BABASAEN    Ef. 4:17,20-24

Babasaen ya inaon ed sulat nen Pablo ed saray taga Efeso

Diad ngaray Katawan sirin, ibabagak tan ipupurek kod sikayo: ag ki la mambibilay a singa saray Hintil, ya andi-kakanaay kanunotan da.

Aliwan ontan so inaral yod Cristo, no tuan nadngel yoy nipaakar ed sikato tan inaral yoy katwaan a walad kinen Jesus.  Ibeneg yo lay gendat a panagbilay yo.  Paolyan yo lay daan ya inkatoo yo a nadederal lapud saray maoges a pilalek.  Nepeg a naoman lay kanunotan tan getma yo.  Nepeg yon isolung so balon inkatoo, a pinalsan kaparparay Dios, tan nipanengneng diad tuan panagbilay a masanto tan matonung.
Salita na Katawan.


E. Alleluia.  Saray karnirok derengelen day bosis ko, kuay Katawan; amtak ira tan totombuken da ak.  E. Alleluia.

IBANGHILYO    Jn. 6:24-35

Babasaen ya inaon ed masanton ibanghilyo onung ed kinen Juan

Nen anengneng na saray totoo ya andid may Jesus tan saray disipulo to, linmogan irad saray baloto tan linma rad Capernaum a mananap ed kinen Jesus.

Nen arumog day Jesus ed biek na dayat, tinepet dad sikato, "Maistro, kapigay insabim dia?"

Inmebat si Jesus, "Ibabagak ed sikayoy katwaan: aanapen yo ak aliwan lapud anengneng yo ray makapakelkelaw a gawgaway pakayarik, no ag lapud napsel kayon angay tinapay.  Mankimey kayo, aliwan pian nawalaan kayoy kakanen a naderal, no ag ingen pian nawalaan kayoy kakanen a mansiansia ya anggad bilay ya andi-anggaan.  Iter na Anak na Too yan kakanen ed sikayo, lapud sikatoy initday Dios Ama na pakayari to."

Kanyan tinepet da, "Antoy nepeg min gawaen pian nasumpal mi ray pagagaway Dios?"

Inmebat si Jesus, "Niay pagagaway Dios ed sikayo: manisia kayod imbaki to."

Tinepet dad sikato, "Anton makapakelaw a gawa so nipanengneng mod sikami, pian sisiaen mi ka?  Antoy gawaen mo?"  Insan da intuloy ya inkuan, "Angan na manna ed kalawakan iray lalaki mi, ta ibabagay Masanton Sulat, 'Initdan to ray tinapay a nanlapud tawen."

Inmebat si Jesus, "Ibabagak ed sikayoy katwaan: aliwan si Moises so angiter ed sikayo na tinapay a nanlapud tawen.  Say Amak so mangiiter ed sikayo na tuan tinapay a nanlapud tawen.  Ta say tinapay ya iiter na Dios et samay linmasur a nanlapud tawen tan mangiiter na bilay ed sankamundoan."

Inkuandan tampol, "Katawan, itdan mo kami lawas sirin itan a tinapay."

Inkuanen Jesus, "Siak so tinapay na bilay.  Ag lan balut naerasan so siopaman ya ondagod siak, tan ag lan balut naapgaan so manisiad siak."

Ibanghilyo na Katawan.