31 July 2010

Housing Program launched for Typhoon Pepeng Victims

30 July 2010 – San Fabian. Ten months after Typhoon Pepeng washed out their lands and destroyed their homes, the twenty-four families of Binday South, San Fabian, Pangasinan can once again look at their future with hope. Ten months ago, they had lost almost all their properties; had very little hope; their future seemed dark and uncertain.

073020102651For the past ten months, some have been living in makeshift structures they call their homes. Others have made a part of the barangay hall their home. Kind neighbors and relatives have taken some of them.

Hope has been rekindled.

The Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, with the Franciscan Movement for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (FMJPIC) headed by Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM, has given them this  hope: a land where they can put up their house, and rebuild their lives!

The housing project will be built in a land owned by Mr. Franco Gachallan. A 2,500 sq/meters area from the said lot was acquired by the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, and the Franciscan Movement for Justice, Peace and Integrity of 073020102648 Creation (FMJPIC). Materials for the houses will be provided by FMJPIC, while the labor will be provided by the beneficiaries. Each family shall have a 100 sq/meter lot, and about 50 sq/m area for their house.

A formation program as well as a sustaining livelihood component will be introduced to the 25 families.

The group of Fr. Joel Sulse visited the site. A Mass was celebrated together with the families. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, parish priest and Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM, celebrated the mass.

Fr. Joel Sulse is also the parish priest of Santuario de San Antonio, Forbes Park, Makati.

The beneficiaries have started clearing the land in preparation for the building of their homes.

073020102642Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM, inspecting the site for the Housing Project.

073020102643The clearing of the lot by the heads of the families.

073020102650 Bro. Tony Supremido with the people listening intently to Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM, explaining the nature and the processes of the housing program.


Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM


A potluck! Good lunch shared by the families.


25 July 2010

Rectory Roof undergoes much needed repairs

25 July 2010 – San Fabian, Pangasinan. Typhoon Cosme in 2008 brought much destruction in San Fabian. The parish church and the rectory were not spared by the fury of the typhoon. One 070220102601 third of the front part of the parish church was blown off. Several other parts of the roof were blown off. The roof of the rectory suffered the same fate.

Two years after destruction caused by Typhoon Cosme, the roof of the parish rectory is now undergoing repairs.

“After Typhoon Cosme, whenever it rains, the rains pour outside and inside the rectory!” said Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, the062520102589 Parish Priest of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr.

“It is about time that the roof undergoes the much needed repairs”, observes Fr. Mendoza.

The repairs started almost a month ago, and will soon be finished by the first week of August 2010. Bro. Bernie Solis has been undertaking the repairs.

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PREX sa Barrio Class 2: Brgy. Longos Central

25 July 2010 – San Fabian, Pangasinan. The Parish Renewal Experience (PREX) Weekend Seminar was held in Brgy. Longos Central. The Parish has brought the PREX seminar to the barangay as part of her bringing the adult formation program to t072320102634he grassroots. Brgy. Longos Central is the second barrio to hold the seminar. The first was Brgy. Palapad. The seminar was held last 23-24 July 2010. It was held at the Longos Proper Chapel (Boquig).

Sis. Violeta Omiles, the Brgy. Longos Central coordinator, facilitated the weekend seminar in coordination with the Parish PREX Secretariat.

Fr.  Oliver E. Mendoza, the Parish Priest, with Bro. Dexter Carino gave the talks for the two-day seminar. The “PREX sa Barrio” has been modified for the needs and circumstances of the barangay.



19 July 2010

The Visit of the Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima to Vicariate III

16 July 2010 – Mangaldan, Pangasinan. The Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima visited Vicariate III, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, 071520102621 last 15-16 July, Thursday-Friday. It was the last vicariate to be visited by the image before it was brought to the Diocese of San Fernando, La Union. The Parish of St. Thomas Aquinas, Mangaldan, Pangasinan hosted the two day visit.

Msgr. Renato P. Mayugna, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, celebrated the welcome liturgy and the Holy Mass on July 15 as the image arrived in Mangaldan from the Parish of the Annunication of the Lord in Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City.

Msgr. Socrates B. Villegas, DD, Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, celebrated the Mass on 16 July 2010, Friday at 3:00 PM as part of the Farewell Liturgy of the visit.

Vicariate III is composed of six parishes: St. Fabian, Pope and Marty, (San Fabian), St. Thomas Aquinas, (Mangaldan), St. Joseph the Patriach (Mapandan), St. Hyacinth (San Jacinto), Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary (Manaoag), Holy Cross (Laoac).

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071520102619Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD crowning the image of Our Lady of Fatima071620102624 Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, DD

17 July 2010

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time C (Pangasinan Reflection)

Diad say abasan Ibanghilyo, nangelan tayon no panon ya si Jesus ed binmisita ed abong na saray kakaaro to: sikara di Maria tan si Martha. Kairong nen Jesus, tampol ya inmirong si Maria ed salien nen Jesus, tan agto la tinaynan. Ingen, wadman ya ondedengel labat ed amin ya ibabaga nen Jesus. Si Martha met balet, tampol ya nanparaan na panangan da. Agmabayag, lapud karakel ya pnapapagaan to, linman nan-coplain si Marta ed si Jesus:  “Katawan, anggapo tay walad sika, a satay agik et palpaolyan to ak a mankikimey a bukor? Ibagam karid sikaton tulungan to ak!” Imbes na balet ya ibaki nen Jesus si Maria ya ontulong ed si Marta ya matalikarkar ya mapaparaan na nanduroman bengatla, say inkuan nen Jesus: "Sika, Marta, amayamay a bengatla so pampapagaan tan pansasakitan moy olo. Saksakey so talagan nakaukolan! Pinili nen Maria so lalon maung a gawaen, tan ag ya naekal ed sikato.”

Sayan kasin ebat nen Jesus et aliwan matunong ed si Marta? Ta say tua, no walay bisita, walad met so nepeg ya mankimey, manluto, manlinis. Anto sirin so twan aanapen nen Jesus ed si Marta ya nalmo nen Maria? Say tua, aliwan lapud agaylay koli nen Marta odino sikato so dakerakel ya panpapagaan to ed abong da so tinawag na imano to nen Jesus, no ingen lapud si Marta diad karakel lanti na panpapagaan to, alingwanan to si Jesus. She was not making Jesus welcome. Tan lapud saya, say imbaga nen Jesus ed sikato et si Maria et apili to so mas laon maung. Anto so mas lalun maong tan importante ed si Jesus?

Say matua tan maabig ya relasyon tayo ed si Jesus. Saray karakel ya gagawaen tayo so komon aliwan rason ya nalingwanan tayo so Katawan. Odino rason ya ipireg tayo so Katawan tan unaan tayo ray say amta tayo ya "mas importante" ed bilay tayo. Aminpiga tayo lan inrason ya agtayo mimisa ta dakerakel so pasakan tayo; odino, walay importanten laen tayo. Tan diad inagew-agew ya pankimey tayo, nepeg wadman so Dios ed amin ya bengatlan gagawen tayo, diad amin ya nanaabet tayo ran totoo, anggaman anton karakel ya gagawaen tayo. Saray kimey tayo so aliwan rason pian nalingwanan tayo so Dios, odino agtayo nanengneng so Katawan ed kimey tan saray nanaabet tayo diad kimey tayo.

Ed amin, si Jesus so sanka-importantian. Ed amin, si Jesus labat. Si Jesus, anggan kapigan. Ontan pa komon. Amen

04 July 2010

Archdiocesan Congress on the Divine Mercy set on 17 July 2010

4 July - Malasiqui, Pangasinan. The 3rd Archdiocesan Congress of the Divine is set on 17 July 2010, Saturday at the Parish of St. Ildephonse, Malasiqui, Pangasinan.

  A letter of invitation was sent by Rev. Fr. Estephen Mark R. Espinoza, the Spiritual Director of the Apostles of Divine Mercy in Malasiqui, to all the parishes and chaplaincies in the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan informing them of the upcoming event.

The first Archdiocesan Congress on the Divine Mercy was held in the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, last 22 June 2008. The Parish of St. Thomas Aquinas, Mangaldan, Pangasinan hosted the 2nd Archdiocesan Congress on 4 April 2009. The annual congress is attended by hundreds of devotees of the Divine Mercy.

The theme of this year’s congress is centered on "Divine Mercy and the Cenacle”.

Fr. Estephen Espinoza in his letter gives the following schedule:

Registration at 8AM; Bible Enthronement at 9AM.

Fr. Enrique V. Macaraeg, the Parish Priest of St. Ildephonse Church, will welcome the delegates. A Short Drama featuring the devotion to the Divine Mercy will be portrayed by the youth of the Parish of St. ldephonse.

The introduction to the whole congress will be delivered by Fr. Estephen. The first talk will be given by Rev. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza on “Divine Mercy and the Eucharist”. Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, will reflect on “Divine Mercy and Confession” for the 2nd talk.

Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, DD will celebrate the Mass at 2,30 PM.

Delegates are advised to bring their own snacks and lunch for the occasion.

Mrs. Celia V, Lambino is the President of the Parish of St. Ildephonse Apostles of the Divine Mercy.