BP Pabillo

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

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BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

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BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

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BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10) Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God Read More »

BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila Read More »

BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God Read More »

BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

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BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10) Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God Read More »

BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila Read More »

BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

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BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

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BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

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BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God Read More »

BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila Read More »

BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10) Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God Read More »

BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila Read More »

BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10) Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God Read More »

BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

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BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

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BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila Read More »

BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10) Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God Read More »

BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

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BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

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BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila Read More »

BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10) Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God Read More »

BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

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BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

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BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

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BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

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BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10) Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

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BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila Read More »

BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10) Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God Read More »

BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila Read More »

BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10) Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

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BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

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BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

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BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress …

Pastoral Instruction: We humble ourselves before God Read More »

BP Pabillo

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila

My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila, During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We …

RCAM Pastoral Instruction: Panginoon, Kaawaan mo kami. Days of Prayer and Charity in the Archdiocese of Manila Read More »

BP Pabillo

It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not! Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love …

Easter Message 2021 Read More »

BP Pabillo

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

http://https://www.facebook.com/tvmariaphils/videos/510705330174255

 

I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions …

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila:

After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a new shepherd to our local Church, His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, who will be the 33rd Archbishop of Manila.  He comes to us with his episcopal motto, Audiam, I will listen, which is derived from the response of the young Samuel to the call of God, “speak, Lord, your servant is listening” (1 Sam 3:10).  As a listening shepherd, Cardinal Advincula invites us to be a listening Church, a community of faith that is always ready to heed and obey the will of God revealed to us in the Scriptures, in the teachings of the Church, in the liturgy and prayer, in the community, in the least of our brothers and sisters, in creation, and in our daily experiences.

The solemn installation of our new Archbishop will be on June 24, 2021, the solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist, at 8:30 in the morning, at the Manila Cathedral.  On this day, we also celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the City of Manila and of the first parish in Manila that will later become the Manila Cathedral.

The following day, June 25, at 9:00 in the morning, Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass with the representatives of the laity and young people in the Archdiocese of Manila.  On June 26, at 5:00 in the afternoon, he will pray the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the religious men and women.  And on June 27 morning, he will visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and celebrate Sunday Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish.

Because there are pandemic-related limitations on the capacity of churches these days, we invite you to join the live broadcast of these celebrations on the cable channels of TV Maria and on our Archdiocesan and parish social media pages.

I also invite you to a 9-day spiritual preparation from June 15 to June 23.  Let three elements mark this novena:

  • Prayer: Let us spend these days listening to God in prayer. In our Masses during the novena, we will use special Mass formularies in line with the theme for the day. We will also pray the Prayer of Thanksgiving for a New Archbishop after the Post-Communion Prayer of the Mass.  On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula.
  • Catechesis: Let us spend these days listening to the teachings of the Church. Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila. Our Commission on Catechesis and Education is preparing short catechetical video presentations on these topics which we could show before our Masses.
  • Charity: Let us spend these days listening and responding to the cries of the poor. We ask all parishes to dedicate some days during the novena to organize activities that would promote charity and generosity, like feeding programs, distributing of food bags or gift certificates.  Caritas Manila will distribute gift certificates for 50,000 families (worth PhP 50 M) to the parishes.  Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese.

I take this opportunity to thank all of you, especially our priests and lay leaders, for your collaboration and support during the 16 months that I was tasked to administer the Archdiocese.  Through prayer and hard work, we were able to carry out the Lord’s mission, especially during this challenging time of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With the coming of our new Archbishop, let us pledge to him our filial obedience and love.

 

Yours truly in Christ Jesus,

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

9 June 2021

 

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10)

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila: After more than one year of being sede vacante, we rejoice in thanksgiving to God for the gift of a …

PASTORAL INSTRUCTION “Your servant is listening” (1 Sam. 3:10) Read More »

BP Pabillo

My dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

We are nearly 15 months into the Covid 19 Pandemic. While we are grateful for the scientific and medical progress being done to stop this pestilence, as a community of faith we unceasingly use the resources of our faith to call upon us heavenly help. Let us heed the powerful and trustworthy Word of God in the Scriptures. We hear God’s Word to Solomon:  “If I close heaven so that there is no rain, if I command the locust to devour the land, if I send pestilence among my people, if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:13-14).

We have been praying since day one of the pandemic. But have we prayed enough? Have we really humbled ourselves? Do we strive to seek the will of God and be pleasing to him? Has each of us turned from our sins and begged for pardon? Let us set a date that we as an Archdiocese do this together.  So I invite you all to join in a day during which we implore God’s mercy on us. It will be on June 1, the beginning of the month of the Sacred Heart, and for us in the Archdiocese, the month that we will receive our new archbishop.

I invite all to join in a day of prayer and fasting. We can all do these in our homes and even in our offices and places of work. Because of the health protocols we cannot externally manifest this desire to humble ourselves. Let the priests, the spiritual leaders of your parishes, schools, and ministries, do this on behalf of the people while you join us online. At 8:30 am the priests will gather in Quiapo Church for a communal penitential service during which they can confess their sins to one another. We priests also admit our failures during this year of pandemic. We may not have been courageous enough in encouraging the flock, not creative enough in serving those in need, not prayerful enough for the sake of our people. We are sorry. We express this sorrow with a penitential walk from Quiapo Church to Sta. Cruz Church where we will together celebrate the Eucharist, praying for you, our people, for the needs of the country and the world in this time of pandemic. Please join us in humbling ourselves before God.

I invite all the priests to join in this very important action for the sake of our people. Let us do this in Spirit and in Truth.

In the afternoon all the parishes will celebrate Mass with the people pleading for forgiveness and healing of our land.

We heed this call of the prophet: “Between the porch and the altar let the priests weep, let the ministers of the LORD weep and say: ‘Spare your people, LORD!’”  (Joel 2:17).

 

Yours truly in Christ our Savior,

Bishop Broderick Pabillo
Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila
May 25, 2021

 

 

 

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My Dear People of God in the Archdiocese of Manila,

During these days, we are overwhelmed by so much suffering. So many are getting sick with the Corona Virus. We all know of people who have died due to the disease.  Because of the many restrictions imposed on us, many have lost their jobs, businesses have closed, and not a few are having mental health issues. In the midst of so much pain and uncertainty we call on our God: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami! Lord, have mercy! Lord, save us!”

We firmly believe that God is powerful and he loves us. So we turn to him with confidence. Hence, in the Archdiocese of Manila, let us join our hands, our voices and hearts together in prayer and charity to implore God’s help as we also help one another. We hold on to God’s words who said: “If my people… humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14).

Therefore, all the parishes and religious communities in the Archdiocese will have a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on May 5, 6, and 7 at 6:00 pm which will be live streamed to all the faithful. The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will prepare the prayers. There will be a pre-recorded video of a reflection for each day which will be played during the Holy Hour. Together we shall implore the Lord for the front liners (May 5), for the sick (May 6), and for the dead (May 7).

On May 8, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila will gather for the Mass for the Dead at the Manila Cathedral at 9 am. We bring together at the altar of the Lord all the tears and sorrows of our people for their loved ones. We ask all our parishioners to join in this mass via internet. The whole Archdiocese will mourn for our dead during this

pandemic but with great hope given by the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. A memorial wall can be set up in parishes with the pictures of those who have died this past year. This can serve as a reminder to all to always pray for them.

As we beg for God’s mercy, let us also be merciful to our brothers and sisters. So I encourage parishes, BECs, schools, and religious institutions to organize activities and programs that would promote charity, like feeding programs and distribution of food bags and gift certificates. The idea of mutual help among communities which expresses our Bayanihan Spirit has caught fire. This is inspired by the example of the early Christian community in Jerusalem where “there was no needy person among them, fo  those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale … and they were distributed to each according to need” (Acts 4:34-35). Thus, the simple aim of “Give what you can. Take what you need.” (Magbigay ayon sa kakayanan. Kumuha batay sa pangangailangan.)

Back in March of year 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Caritas Filipinas had come up with a campaign: ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN / CARITAS KINDNESS STATIONS. The idea of Caritas Kindness Station is to decentralize the humanitarian response – so that the communities themselves help the needy, and not through the usual top-to-bottom approach or the donor-to-beneficiaries framework of providing relief assistance. Thus the idea of the Kindness Station is simple: “take what you need, spare some for others, give what you can.” Now we see that this is doable and it is inspiring many people. Let us put our heart into it.

In this moment of crisis, let us look up to heaven and earnestly pray: “Panginoon, kaawaan mo kami.” Just as earnestly let us share even the little that we have through the ALAY KAPWA SA PAMAYANAN  that we set up in our communities so that there be no one among us who is in need.

 

 

Yours truly in Christ,
+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 20, 2021

 

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Happy Easter to all! Alleluia! Easter is Easter, with pandemic or not! Easter is Easter, with lock downs or not!

Easter is the assurance of victory. Any act of love and sacrifice for others will bring new life. We need this message in our time when so many acts of love, service to others, and prayers are being offered. We witness this among our medical frontliners who are tired, in danger, and not adequately compensated. We see this among family members who comfort and serve those of their families who are sick. We admire the daily wage earners who continue to work, putting themselves to daily risk, to support their families. We are aware of prayer requests and promises of prayers in many social media accounts. We are all enveloped in prayers these days. All of these efforts and good will join in the victory of the resurrection. Jesus’ new life shows us that God rewards all acts of love and sacrifice. God blesses all the good that is being done.

So Easter is not only about Jesus. It is also about us. Jesus is the guarantee that a new and better day is coming. Let us not lose hope. We continue to strive because we know, with God’s help, that we shall overcome. Praise God who gives us victory over death, over sickness, over evil. This is the real meaning of the Easter.

Today we open the 500th anniversary of the gift of the Christian faith to our country. We humbly accept this gift and in gratitude we will generously share this faith to others. We are gifted to give. Together with the disciples we enthusiastically share with others: “We have seen the Lord.”

Happy Easter to one and all!

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

April 4, 2021

 

Easter Message 2021

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I thank the Holy Father, Pope Francis for his trust in entrusting to my care the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay in Palawan. It is one of the youngest ecclesiastical jurisdictions within the Metropolitan of Manila, barely 19 years old and I would say, the poorest in terms of material resources as church. It is also challenging in terms of the location of the Christian communities crossing mountains and seas to reach them. In a word, it is a mission territory.

I thank the Holy Father that in the near twilight of my life, I am still given a chance to work in a mission territory and to live poor among the poor, the fisher folks, the subsistence farmers and the indigenous peoples. It will be a totally different engagement than what I have been doing these fifteen years in the Archdiocese of Manila. As God is here in Manila, He is also there in Northern Palawan. This is the basis of my confidence. My saying yes to this assignment is my small way of living out the Missio Ad Gentes, our theme this year.

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I take this opportunity to thank the Archdiocese of Manila for accepting me to work with you these years. I was a stranger and you accepted me. I was indeed a stranger to Manila when I first came here in 2006. A stranger to the culture of the big cities and to the culture of Church work here in an urban setting. But now, I live no longer a stranger but a brother among the priest, the religious and the lay faithful. I really feel at home now with you. I gain a lot in physical weight, in wisdom and in experience working among you. I know that our fraternal and connection will continue if only there are internet connections where I will be.

Although they are not here physically present, I thank Cardinal Rosales and Cardinal Tagle for the privilege working by their side. Cardinal Tagle is still my boss because as Apostolic Vicariate, we are under the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. I will miss the opportunity of working directly under Cardinal Advincula. But being my Metropolitan Archbishop, I am sure we, in Taytay will continue to get his care and his support.

I also thank Archbishop Brown, our Papal Nuncio for facilitating this appointment. If you go to Palawan, Archbishop and all of you, what you have said about experiencing the beauty of nature, you will get in Northern Palawan together with the simplicity of the faith of the people there.

I still don’t know when I would go there to Palawan. That depends on the readiness of the people and the priests there especially in this time of the pandemic. It is so difficult to gather the priests together, that in fact, when they make a retreat they come here to Manila because it is easier to come to Manila than to gather together in Taytay. We will just let you know when will be he installation in their place.

St. Joseph the Worker is a patron of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay. I entrust myself and my work to his protection and guidance. Thank you very much. (Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC)

 

Message of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo for his appointment as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Province of Palawan

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My dear People of God in