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Mentioning the Name of the Bishop in the Eucharistic Prayer

Circular No. 2011-49
13 October 2011


TO:   ALL THE PRIESTS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE:    MENTIONING THE NAME OF THE BISHOP IN THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER



Dear Monsignori and Brother-Priests,


With the announcement of His Excellency, Most Reverend LUIS ANTONIO G. TAGLE as the new Archbishop of Manila, His Eminence GAUDENCIO B. CARDINAL ROSALES becomes Archbishop-Emeritus and Administrator of the Archdiocese until the new Archbishop has been installed.


We wish to inform Your Reverences that in all Masses following the announcement (October 13, 2011, 6:00 in the evening), we will continue mentioning the name of His Eminence in the Eucharistic Prayer, no longer as “our bishop,” but as “our administrator” (aming tagapangasiwa). Hence, we will say: “Lord, remember your church throughout the world. Make us grow in love together with Benedict, our Pope, Gaudencio, our administrator, his assistant bishops, and all the clergy” (Eucharistic Prayer II).


Thank you very much. Let us praise and thank the Lord for giving the Archdiocese a new shepherd as we also express our gratitude to Him for His Eminence Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales who, for the past 8 years, has truly been a father, brother, and pastor to us.




In Jesus’ love,

(signed)
REV. FR. RUFINO C. SESCON, JR.
Chancellor