Bishop appeals for support for Cathedral’s construction

The Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan renews appeal for prayers and support for the ongoing construction of the San Jose Manggagawa Cathedral.

Taytay, Palawan Apostolic Vicar Bishop Broderick Pabillo has reported that, as of 2023, approximately PHP 30 million has been spent on the construction, with funds coming from the support of the community.

The project, which has been delayed due to the pandemic, natural disasters, and financial constraints, is now 35% complete.

Bishop Pabillo expressed hope that the community would continue to support this long-standing project. “Based on the continuous help you have provided, we are hopeful, with the help of Saint Joseph, to inspire you, and also inspire others to further assist us,” stated Bishop Pabillo.

To aid in fundraising efforts, the vicariate launched a “Trip to Palawan for 2” raffle draw on July 15, 2023. The proceeds from this initiative will go towards the cathedral’s construction. The raffle offers participants the chance to win one of five trips for two to Palawan.

The Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay was established in 2002 after the Apostolic Vicariate of Palawan was divided into two: the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa, overseeing Central and Southern Palawan, and the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, which covers Northern Palawan.

In 2009, under the leadership of Bishop Emeritus Edgardo Juanich, the vicariate acquired land for the cathedral. However, due to limited resources, the cathedral’s construction has remained ongoing.

The Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay calls on the faithful and the broader community to contribute to bringing this significant project to fruition.

Those interested in supporting the cathedral’s construction may contact the Chancery office of the vicariate or Bishop Pabillo’s office at 0921-754-5457 and 0915-936-9752 for more details. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish)



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