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The CHRONOS: Monthly Diocesan Schedule for FEBRUARY 2009

July 26: Laoag's foundation anniversary and St. Anne Parish fiesta

Today, the Diocese of Laoag celebrates her 48th birthday. Today, too, is the launching of activities in commemoration of the diocese's golden anniversary in 2011.

Let us pray for our diocese. Let us pray for the increase of faith and the deepening of love and commitment to God and the Church.

Happy fiesta to the Piddiguenos!

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July 25: Fiesta greetings!

Today is the feast of St. James the Greater.

Happy fiesta to our brothers and sisters in Solsona and Pasuquin!

Cadaratan Church: A Miracle in Progress

Cadaratan Church: A Miracle in Progress

The Dream Church of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Cadaratan, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte

The Dream Church of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Cadaratan, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte

Foundation for the church-construction project in Cadaratan, Bacarra put up!

The construction of the OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH CHURCH started anew, September 8, the birthday of Mama Mary. Very crucial in this project is the financial consideration being tacked by the whole parish community. To address this concern, we, the Parish Pastoral and Finance Councils, together with our newly-appointed parish priest, Rev. Leonardo L. Ruiz, planned to put up a FOUNDATION for the continuation and completion of the construction of the parish church.

The Foundation is chaired by our beloved Bishop, Most Rev. Sergio L. Utleg, D.D. and the members of the Board include Victor R. Bolosan, M.D., Rosalina R. Javier, Flordelina T. Cadelina, Eugenia M. Mendoza, Emilia B. Agonoy and Dante Subia, all from Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

Registration of the Foundation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is under way.

Architects and Engineer: Arch. Coleen Cajigal and Arch. Joemar Bolosan, Engr. Eduardo Cid.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED. For those who wish to send their donations directly through the bank, this is our bank: PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK, Batac Branch, Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. DOLLAR ACCOUNT NUMBER: 158881300038; Account Name, Most Rev. Sergio L. Utleg, D.D., Victor R. Bolosan, M.D. and Flordelina T. Cadelina. PESO CHECKING ACCOUNT: 158881300020, with the same above-mentioned account name.

The Happy Priests

The Happy Priests
The clergy during their annual retreat with Bp. Mylo Vergara of the Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija as retreat master at Betania Retreat House in Baguio City, November 10-13

HELP BUILD THE CHURCHES OF OUR YOUNG PARISHES!

ST. JOHN BOSCO (BARESBES, DINGRAS)
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER (CARASI)
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI (DAVILA, PASUQUIN)
OUR LADY OF FATIMA (CADARATAN, BACARRA)
ST. ROSE (STA. ROSA, SARRAT)

OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP (PANCIAN, PAGUDPUD)

For financial assistance or donations in-kind, please contact the Bishop or the Curia at (077)770-5210, or Fr. Lorenzo Torreflores (Baresbes, Dingras) at 0917-5701085, Fr. Danny Devaras (Carasi) at 0920-5537806, Fr. Lester Menor (Davila, Pasuquin) at 0915-7879701, Fr. Leo Ruiz (Cadaratan, Bacarra) at (077)670-3801, and Fr. Anthony Dimagiba (Sta. Rosa, Sarrat) at (077)782-2031, Fr. Antonio Calautit, SVD (Pancian, Pagudpud) at 0918-5228902.


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Pray for your priests. They need your prayers as much as you need theirs.

Pray for your priests. They need your prayers as much as you need theirs.
The clergy of Laoag with the lone cardinal of Thailand and the bishop of Changmai

Pastoral Letter, No. 2, Series of 2008 ( A Pastoral Letter on Vocations)

October 1, 2008

TO: Brother Priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters, the Lay Faithful in the Diocese of Laoag

RE: Diocesan Vocation Months (October-November 2008)


To be read in all masses on October 5

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings in Christ!

Our Lord Jesus Christ, during his preaching in Galilee, while he went about the cities and villages was moved to compassion for the people because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd (Mt 9, 36). From this look of love, flowed the invitation to his disciples: PRAY therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9, 38).

Today as ever, we know that this invitation of our Lord remains constant and becomes even a stronger call to every baptized Christian. Our Holy Father, Benedict XVI, in his message for the 45th World youth Day of Prayer for Vocations chose the theme: “Vocations at the Service of the Church-Mission” in which he highlighted the statement: “Although every disciple of Christ, as far in him lies, has the duty of spreading the faith, Christ the Lord always calls whoever he will from among the members of his disciples, to be with him and to be sent by him to preach to the nations (AG#23).

We all need to pray for Vocations and above all to encourage and nurture them in our families, parish communities and schools so that there will never be a lack of those who preach the Gospel. I, therefore, encourage every parish and every school to cooperate in the work of promoting vocations within the Months of October and November.

During these months, our diocesan Commission on Vocations has lined up a series of activities that would make people especially the young become more aware of this program. Please engage actively in all or at least some of these activities. I have entrusted to Rev. Rey Magus Respicio, the Vocation Director of the Diocese, the task of coordination regarding this matter.

Let us help create a culture of vocations in our diocese, and ask our Blessed Mother Mary, Our Lady of Vocations, to help us implore the Lord for the flowering of new apostles who are willing to serve the church.

Yours in Jesus and Mary,

MOST REV. SERGIO L. UTLEG, DD
Bishop of Laoag

The Chronos for October 2008

1: Wednesday: St. Therese of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor. WHITE.

Feastday of MCST Sisters, Concelebrated Mass, 9:00 a.m.

Bishop’s Schedule:
Presides over the Eucharistic Celebration on the Feastday of MCST Sisters

2: Thursday: GUARDIAN ANGELS, WHITE.

Bishop’s Schedule:
Collates Reports of Diocesan Audit Team
Officiates the Blessing of the Windmills in Bangui, 2:00 p.m.

3: Friday: 26th Week, Ordinary Time. GREEN.

4: Saturday: St. Francis of Assisi , WHITE.

PATRONAL FIESTA
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Davila, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Concelebrated Mass, 9:00 a.m.

5: + 27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, GREEN.

Bishop’s Schedule:
Officiates Mass in Marcos

Commission on Vocation:
Launching of Diocesan Vocation Awareness Activity and Reading of the Bishop’s Pastoral Letter in all masses in the different parishes

6: Monday: 26th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN, or m. of St. Bruno, priest, WHITE.

7: Tuesday: Our Lady of the Rosary, WHITE.

8: Wednesday: 27th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN.

Bishop's Schedule:
Attends the IP Meeting in Manila (8-9)

Commission on Social Action:
The San Lorenzo Medical Dental Charity Clinic Doctors, Nurses, Volunteers and Staff headed by Rev. Leonardo L. Ruiz and Rev. Jaime B. Jose goes to Olongapo, Zambales for a Pilgrimage visit at “Ina Poon Bato” (8-9)

Let us pray for:
Rev. Ruben V. Abaya (Birthday)

9: Thursday: 23rd Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN, or m. of St. Denis, bishop, and Companions, martyrs, RED, or m. of St. John Leonardi, priest. WHITE.

Let us pray for:
Rev. Jose Vernon C. ILano (Birthday)

10: Friday: 27th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN.

Catechetical Office:
Catechetical Coordinators’ Meeting, Cordero Hall, 8:30 a. m.

11: Saturday: 27th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN.

Bishop’s Schedule:
Officiates wedding in Sarrat, 10:00 a. m.

Commission on Social Action:
Orientation Seminar on Parish Commission on Service of St. William Parish, Janssen Hall, 2:00 p. m.

12: + 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, GREEN.
Indigenous People’s Sunday

Extreme Poverty Day

Bishop’s Schedule:
Presides over a Eucharistic Celebration dedicated to the IP’s at St. James Parish, Ayala, Alabang

Let us pray for:
Rev. Franklin D. Gorospe (Priestly Anniversary)

13: Monday: 28th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN.

14: Tuesday: 28th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN, or m. of St. Callixtus, Pope and Martyr, RED.

15: Wednesday: St. Teresa of Jesus, virgin and doctor, WHITE.

Let us pray for :
Rev. Joel C. Barut (Birthday)

16: Thursday: 28th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN. or m. of St. Hedwig, religious, WHITE, or m. of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin, WHITE.

Let us pray for:
Rev. Rey Magus S. Respicio (Priestly Anniversary)

17: Friday: St. Ignatius of Antioch , bishop and martyr, RED.

Commission on Youth:
Youth Encounter (17-19)

18: Saturday: St. Luke, evangelist, RED.

Commission on Social Action:
Bike for Mama Mary and Mother Earth, from Bantay, Ilocos Sur to Luna, La Union

19: + 29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, GREEN.

Bishop’s Schedule:
Officiates Mass at Brgy. Isic-Isic, Vintar

20: Monday: 29th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN.

Catechetical Office:
Northern Luzon Regional Catechetical Council Meeting in Abra (20-22)

Let us pray for:
Rev. Melchor B. Palomares (Priestly Ordination Anniversary)

21: Tuesday: 29th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN.

PRIESTS ASSEMBLY

22: Wednesday: 29th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN.

23: Thursday: 29th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN, or m. of St. John Capistrano, priest, WHITE.

24: Friday: 29th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN, or m. of St. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop, WHITE.

Commission on Youth:
Youth Encounter (24-26)

25: Saturday: 29th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN, or m. of BVM on Saturday, WHITE.

26: + 30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, GREEN.
Prison Awareness Sunday

Bishop’s Schedule:
Attends the CFC Regional Youth Assembly in Bacarra

Let us pray for:
Rev. Pitz Acoba (Birthday)

27: Monday: 30th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN.

28: Tuesday: Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles, RED.

Bishop’s Schedule:
Officates the Fiesta and Installation of Rev. Gregorio A. Apuya

Patronal Fiesta:
Feast of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Concelebrated Mass, 9:00 a. m.

Installation of Rev. Gregorio A. Apuya

29: Wednesday: 30th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN.

Mission Office:
Outreach in Adams

Let us pray for:
Rev. Gregorio A. Apuya (Birthday)

30: Thursday: 30th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN.

31: Friday: 30th Week, Ordinary Time, GREEN.

CATECHETICAL AND MISSION OFFICE: Outreach in Adams, October 29, 2008

CATECHETICAL AND MISSION OFFICE: Diocesan Catechetical Day, September 20, 2008, Part 1 (2)

CATECHETICAL AND MISSION OFFICE: Diocesan Catechetical Day, September 20, 2008, Part 2 (2)

COM. ON THE CLERGY & OFF. ON CH. HERITAGE: Convocation (Playa Tropical, Currimao, Aug.18-20, 2008)