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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

Recollection of Parish Pastoral Council Officers/Members

Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

Recollection of Parish Pastoral Council Officers/Members

Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

On Implementing Lockdown of Churches

Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

Recollection of Parish Pastoral Council Officers/Members

Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

On Implementing Lockdown of Churches

Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

On Implementing Lockdown of Churches

Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

Recollection of Parish Pastoral Council Officers/Members

Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

On Implementing Lockdown of Churches

Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

On Implementing Lockdown of Churches

Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

On Implementing Lockdown of Churches

Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

Recollection of Parish Pastoral Council Officers/Members

Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

On Implementing Lockdown of Churches

Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

On Implementing Lockdown of Churches

Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

On Implementing Lockdown of Churches

Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

Recollection of Parish Pastoral Council Officers/Members

Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

On Implementing Lockdown of Churches

Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult times of fear and despair. We encourage you to continue and strengthen your on-line Masses.
  2. We entrust the implementation of lockdown of Churches to the pastoral prudence and discernment of parish priests, ad casum (case-to-case basis), in consultation with the parish pastoral council, Local Government Units, health authorities and other concerned government agencies.
  3. We encourage our parishes to continue taking care of the poor in our communities through our feeding programs and community pantries/kindness stations.
  4. We would like to reiterate #10 of the COVID-19 Guide prepared by the Ministry on Health Care, issued in October 2020, on implementing lockdown of parish offices which can also be used in considering the implementation of church lockdown:

GUIDANCE ON KEEPING PARISH OFFICES OPEN & IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN

In instances where uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may be occurring in a Parish Office or RCAM unit, it may be necessary to close the office for several days (lockdown) and stop work. However, lockdown of a parish office can be prevented if minimum health standards are maintained. Locking down a parish office is an extreme intervention and should be considered carefully.

  1. What health and safety measures should be enforced in every parish office and RCAM office?
    a. Practice proper personal hygiene: frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, wearing of face shields, respiratory etiquette, no spitting.
    b. Regular disinfection of furniture, office spaces, equipment.
    c. Enforce physical distancing among staff members and among staff and visitors
    d. Restrict mass gatherings.
    e. Limit in-person transactions as much as possible; promote on-line transactions.
    f. Re-engineer office lay-out to provide 2-meter distance or more distance between workers.
    g. Re-engineer office so transactions with public can be done across glass partitions/windows.
    h. Stagger work hours and meal times to reduce in-person interaction.
    i. Ensure proper ventilation of in-door spaces by opening windows and doors that lead to open spaces.
    j. Take temperatures of all staff daily, whether they live in office dormitories or commute to work daily.
    k. Staff to
    – complete Daily Self-Health Check (cf. Annex E) BEFORE going to work;
    – stay home and isolate oneself when symptoms of COVID-19 infection appear, though minor it may be.
    – inform the office so that proper measures can be undertaken.
  2. When should temporary closure of a parish office (lockdown) be undertaken as a result of COVID-19 infection?
    a. When a confirmed case has led to exposure by close contact of EVERYONE in the office, temporary closure of the parish office may be undertaken. In other words, everyone in the office is considered a case or a close contact and has to either

1) go into isolation because s/he is symptomatic or
2) go into quarantine because s/he is a close contact. Because of this situation, there is no one who can work in the parish office.

Let us be extra careful during this time. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

I assure you of my blessing and pastoral solicitude.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

(Signed)
+ JOSE F. CARDINAL ADVINCULA
 Archbishop of Manila

 

 

On Implementing Lockdown of Churches

Circular No. 2022 – 03 5 January 2022 TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers: Greetings of peace …

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Circular No. 2024 – 12
12 February 2024

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ALAY KAPWA 2024

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

May we request your Reverences to appeal to the generosity of our parishioners and to make them aware that the funds collected for the Alay Kapwa, a Lenten evangelization and fundraising program, express our compassionate commitment to the poor and marginalized?

The attached pastoral letter reminds us that “The charitable donations raised during the second collection for the six (6) Sundays of Lent (18 February 2024 to 24 March 2024) will be sent to Caritas Manila’s Damayan Program, our social service arm for relief assistance and humanitarian aid for our brothers and sisters in need. Through the Damayan Program, we helped feed more than 10,000 malnourished children/pregnant or lactating mothers and extended relief and rehabilitation assistance to urban poor families severely affected by the victims of natural and man-made disasters in 2023.”

Kindly remit the collections to the Treasury and Accounting Department of the Arzobispado de Manila.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.

Most sincerely in Christ,

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

 

ALAY KAPWA 2024

Circular No. 2024 – 12 12 February 2024 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, TEAM MINISTRY MODERATORS AND MEMBERS, RECTORS, MISSION STATION PRIESTS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: ALAY …

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Circular No. 2023 – 81
13 October 2023

TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARZOBISPADO DE MANILA OFFICES SCHEDULE

Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

This is to inform you that Arzobispado de Manila offices will be closed on these dates:

30 October 2023 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

31 October 2023 – Non-working Holiday

1 November 2023 – All Saints’ Day

2 November 2023 – All Soul’s Day

Please disseminate this notification to your secretaries and parishioners so that clients from your parishes and communities will be properly advised.

Be assured of our support and prayers for all your pastoral endeavors.

Most sincerely in Christ,

 

FR. ISIDRO T. MARINAY
Chancellor

 

 

 

Arzobispado de Manila Offices Schedule

Circular No. 2023 – 81 13 October 2023 TO: ALL THE CLERGY, RELIGIOUS SUPERIORS (MEN AND WOMEN), HEADS OF SECULAR INSTITUTES, SCHOOLS, LAY ASSOCIATIONS AND MANDATED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE …

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Circular No. 2022 – 76
14 October 2022

TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022)

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers,

Greetings of peace in the Lord!

We are organizing a recollection of Parish Pastoral Council officers/members on 29 October 2022, Saturday, 9:00 AM at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord (SM Megamall) to prepare our lay leaders for the coming clergy transfer of assignments. You may send five (5) to ten (10) officers/members of the pastoral council.

Our lay leaders have an important role in the transition process in our parishes. Let us involve them in this synodal and spiritual journey so that they will also have a profound sense of our collaborative mission in the Archdiocese of Manila.

Kindly confirm the participation of your lay leaders through Mobile Phone No. 0929-2525262 (Arnel/Precious of the Chancery).

Thank you very much. Let us unite ourselves in prayer.

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. CARMELO P. ARADA, JR.
Vice Chancellor

 

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Circular No. 2022 – 76 14 October 2022 TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, RECTORS, AND CHAPLAINS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA RE: RECOLLECTION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL OFFICERS/MEMBERS (29 OCTOBER 2022) …

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Circular No. 22-16

Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines,

Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord!

Elections are coming in just a few more days, and I have been receiving messages from our faithful, asking that we call for three days of INTENSE PRAYER on May 8, 9, and 10. I know that you may already have issued your own calls to prayer. Nevertheless, allow me to submit this request to your own personal consideration for your respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

In the context of our present circumstances, it is important to remind ourselves of the words of St. Paul, in Ephesians 6:12 , “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” On account of this, he admonishes the Christian community in v. 18, “With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit.”

We can only fight this battle in the best way we can—through prayer and well-discerned action. May I therefore recommend the following suggestions:

1. That during the whole days of May 8, 9, and 10, we keep our Parish Churches open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed for adoration, encourage our lay faithful— especially our Eucharistic Adorers and members of the Apostleship of Prayer—to take turns in keeping vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, and repeatedly praying the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, along with the Litany of Our Lady of Loreto, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Oratio Imperata for the Elections.

2. That we request the communities of consecrated persons in our respective ecclesiastical jurisdictions, especially the Contemplatives among them, to do the same in their Convent chapels.

3. That on Monday, May 9, upon the opening of the polling precincts, we have our Church bells rung at 6am for ten minutes, to remind our faithful to exercise their civic duty as citizens to vote, and to do so in the spirit of prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to enlighten their consciences in their choice of new national and local leaders for our country.

4. That in our solidarity in prayer, we beg the Holy Spirit to drive away the evil spirits that influence desperate candidates and their supporters to engage in vote buying, fraudulent practices, threats, intimidations and acts of violence.

5. That we consciously pray that all national and local COMELEC officials faithfully and efficiently carry out their duties as mandated by law, and, with the assistance of PPCRV, NAMFREL, the mass media, the PNP and all other organizations accredited to monitor the conduct of the elections, and succeed in accomplishing a clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful election.

6. That those among our faithful who have consciously and openly opted to support particular candidates may do so with no other motive than to allow the conscience-guided, genuine and sovereign will of our people to be truly reflected in the result of these elections.

7. And finally, that the meaningful participation of citizens in fighting the politics of patronage and promoting of the politics of the common good, which Pope Francis calls the “highest form of charity,” be sustained beyond this election and lead to a greater political maturity for our nation.

May this election become a concrete experience of synodality for our people. Thanking you most sincerely for your kind attention, I remain,

Very truly yours,

+MOST REV. PABLO VIRGILIO S. DAVID, D.D.
Bishop of Kalookan
CBCP President
06 May 2022

 

 

Three Days of Intense Prayer for the Elections

Circular No. 22-16 Dear Brother Archbishops and Bishops of the Philippines, Greetings of Peace and Joy in the Risen Lord! Elections are coming in just a few more days, and …

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Circular No. 2022 – 03
5 January 2022

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA
RE: ON IMPLEMENTING LOCKDOWN OF CHURCHES

Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:

Greetings of peace of the Lord!

As the COVID-19 cases escalate due to the Omicron variant, I would like to reiterate the following points which were agreed upon during the 5 January 2022 Presbyteral Council meeting to protect God’s people entrusted to our pastoral care.

  1. Sacraments and other religious activities are essential for the faithful, and, taking into consideration health protocols, they must not be deprived of their spiritual nourishment during these difficult