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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!

Click here to read CBCP news on the launching.

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




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

CEAP Superintendents Commission, Mid-year National Assembly, Palazzo de Laoag, P. Paterno St., City of Laoag, Ilocos Norte, February 3-5, 2009

Host Region
Region I (CEAP Schools Superintendents)

CEAP Superintendents Commission: Retrospect and Prospect Towards a Renewed Direction

To provide SupCom members opportunities for communion and fellowship
To revisit and refine the 2006-2008 SupCom plan
To explore new directions towards the strengthening of SupCom organizational structure and communion among members


DAY 1 ( February 3, 2009)

Manaoag,Pangasinan;Agoo, La Union; Vigan, Ilocos Sur
3:30 A.M. Assembly Place: Phoenix Publishing House along Quezon Avenue ( a 50 - seater bus is available) Pilgrimage meals to be served at shrines sites (courtesy of Region I Superintendents)
6:00 P.M. Approximate time of Arrival/ Registration
7:00 P.M. Dinner - Sponsored by PHOENIX Publishing House

DAY 2 ( February 4, 2009)

7:00 A.M. Breakfast
8:00 A.M. Eucharistic Celebration (Most Rev. Sergio L. Utleg, D.D.,Bishop of Laoag, Presider)
10:00 A.M. Opening Activities
National Anthem
Welcome Remarks (Rev. Fr. Paquito G. Gallego, Chair, Superintendents Commission)
Presentation and orientation of Participants (Rev. Fr. Albert N. Delvo, Superintendent, Diocese of Novaliches)
11:00 A.M. Keynote Address (Rev. Msgr. Gerardo O. Santos, President, Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines)
Executive Directors Time (Sr. Teresita F. Bayona, SPC, Executive Director, CEAP) 12:00 P.M. LUNCH - Sponsored by DIWA Learning Systems
2:00 P.M. Presentation/ Review, Davao 2008 Convention
KRAs Evaluation - Sr. Ma. Corazon P. Manalo, DC
Secretary, SupCom
Reaction - Dr. Carmelita I. Quebengco
EVP, De La Salle Philippines, Inc.
Corporate Secretary, CEAP
3:00 P.M. Planning Workshop (Refining KRAs)
Separate workshop for new Superintendents
Dr. Belen B. de Jesus
EVP, University of Regina Carmeli
Workshop Reports
7:00 P.M. Dinner - Sponsored by Most Rev. Sergio L. Utleg, D.D.
Cultural Presentation / Sponsors Night

Ms. Lourdes B. Estonactoc
Superintendent, Diocese of La Union
Officer of the Day

DAY 3 ( February 5, 2009)

6:00 A.M. Breakfast
7:00 A.M. Recapitulation of the Previous Days Activities (Sr. Ma. Alma E. Amancio, OP
Superintendent, OP Molo Congregation)
7:30 A.M. Presentation / Critique / Approval of Plan
10:30 A.M. Sharing of Best Practices
Luzon (Rev. Fr. Rufo Ramil H. Cruz, Diocese of San Jose)
Visayas (Rev. Fr. Eduardo O. Ventic, Archdiocese of Cebu)
Mindanao (Sr. Amelia David, ICM, Diocese of Pagadian)
12:00 P.M. LUNCH - Sponsored by VIBAL Publishing House
2:00 P.M. Sharing of Best Practices (continuation)
SupCom Academy International Exposure
The Superintendent and the School Law
The Superintendent and Catholic School Governance (Rev. Fr. Paquito G. Gallego)
The Superintendent’s Role in Managing Change
An Approach to Catholic School Enrolment Mgmt. (Rev. Fr. Eduardo O. Ventic)
Church Teachings and the Mission of Catholic Schs.
Mutual Funds and the PERA Law (Rev. Fr. Redentor S. Corpuz)

Business Meeting

4:00 P.M. Conference Synthesis (Rev. Msgr. Ramon B. Aguilos, Superintendent, Archdiocese of Palo)
Evaluation / Awarding
Eucharistic Celebration (Most Rev. Ernesto A. Salgado, D.D., Archbishop of Nueva Segovia, Presider)
6:00 P.M. Dinner - Sponsored by REX Publications

Rev. Fr. Aureo A. Pati-an
Superintendent, Diocese of Iligan
Officer of the Day



Rev. Fr. Paquito G. Gallego, Diocese of Antipolo, Chairman
Rev. Fr. Eduardo O. Ventic, Archdiocese of Cebu, Vice-Chairman
Rev. Fr. Jeronimo Ma. Jose Cruz, Diocese of Kalookan, Treasurer
Sr. Ma. Corazon P. Manalo, DC, DC-SLMES, Secretary


Northern Luzon
Rev. Fr. Adolfo T. Paroni, Jr., Diocese of Urdaneta
Central Luzon
Rev. Fr. Rufo Ramil H. Cruz, Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija
Southern Tagalog
Rev. Fr. Teodulfo B. Baria, Jr., Diocese of Laguna
Rev. Fr. Salvador Nicolas R. Bilono III, Diocese of Legaspi

Eastern Visayas
Rev. Msgr. Ramon B. Aguilos, Archdiocese of Palo
Central Visayas
Rev. Fr. Pedro C. Arguillas, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Schools
Rev. Fr. Enrique Balongag, Diocese of Dumaguete
Western Visayas
Sr. Ma. Alma E. Amancio, OP, OP Molo Congregation

Mindanao (so far listed)
Sr. Zenaida S. Mofada, OP
Northern Mindanao Region
Sr. Ma. Rachel B. Bernardo, RVM
Southern Mindanao Province
Sr. Ma. Magdalena M. Monteza, RVM

Rev. Fr. Jeronimo Ma. Jose Cruz, Diocese of Kalookan
Sr. Ma. Corazon P. Manalo, DC, Daughters of Charity Education Ministry


Rev. Fr. Paquito G. Gallego
Rev. Fr. Eduardo O. Ventic
Rev. Fr. Jeronimo Ma. Jose Cruz
Sr. Ma. Corazon P. Manalo, DC
Rev. Fr. Teodulfo B. Baria, Jr.
Rev. Fr. Joel Reynold P. Castillo
Rev. Fr. Rufo Ramil H. Cruz
Rev. Fr. Albert N. Delvo
Rev. Fr. Fidel G. Fabile
Rev. Fr. Adolfo T. Paroni, Jr.
Sr. Mary Gertrude M. Borres, RA
Sr. Ma. Anicia B. Co, RVM
Sr. Cecilia Espenilla, OP
Sr. Lilia Tolentino, SPC

Dr. Belen B. de Jesus
Dr. Carmelita I. Quebengco

Ms. Lilian R. Rivera, Head
Mr. Reldino R. Aquino, In-charge of Finance
Ms. Carmencita P.L. Logan
Mr. Joel C. Javiniar

Mid-Year National Assembly Working Committees

Registration and Welcoming Group
Rev. Fr. Jose Vernon Ilano
Mr. Manayon Macugay
DLACS Principals

Rev. Fr. Danilo Laeda
Bro. Derrick Rabanes
Ms. Vangie Amodo

Cultural Presentation
Ms. Nita Julian
Mrs. Grace Sales
Ms. Mercy Reyes

Ms. Serafina Paulino
Ms. Judith Tagalicud

Pastoral Letter No. 1, Series of 2009

Patpatgek a Kakabsatko ken Cristo,

Domingo ita nga aldaw, ngem iti liturhiyatayo, yantangay addatayo iti Tawen ni San Pablo, rambakantayo ti Fiesta ti Panagbabawina. Napinget idi un-unana a namarparigat ken nangidadanes kadagidi immuna a Cristianos, ngem kalpasan ti panagbalbaliwna naglatak kas Apostol kadagiti Nasiones. Isu ti nangbangon kadagiti adu a Nacristianoan a Kagimongan. Kadagiti sursuratna, ingunamgunamna kadagidi immuna a Cristianos nga, iti ayatda ken Cristo, agbiagda a nasantoan ken addaan gagar a mangisaknap ti Sao ti Dios. Nagbalin pay dagiti sursuratna kas bagnosda iti inaldaw-aldaw a panagbiagda ken namatibker iti pammatida a nangrakrak iti bakud iti nagbedngan iti Judio ken Gentil, tagabo ken siwawayawaya, tapno agbiag ti amin kas agkakabsat iti sidong ti maymaysa nga Ama nga isu ti Dios.

Iti pannakainspirartayo kadagiti pagpatulad ken panursuro ni San Pablo, tarigagayantayo met a pasantaken dagiti Nacristianoan a Kagimongan ken Parokia tapno ad-adda ti panagtignaytayo a mangsango kadagiti karit ken mangitungpal kadagiti ipaannong ti Pannakaisaknap ti Sao ti Dios. Daytoy ti gapuna a pabaroentayo dagiti amin a Parish Pastoral Councils (PPCs) and Parish Finance Councils (PFCs) kadagiti amin a parokia iti diocesis ita a tawen. Ammoenyo koma ngarud dagiti sumaganad:

1. Sakbay nga aggibus daytoy a bulan ti Enero, naurnos koman ti tunggal parokia ti PPC ken PFC. Siguradoak a madaman nga ileplepas ti Kura Parokoyo daytoy. Naipromulgaren ti Constitution and By-Laws of the PPC and PFC. Mangnamnamaak a naipalawag kadakayon ti proseso ti pannakapili dagiti kameng dagitoy dua a konseho.

2. Inton Pebrero 28, Sabado, iti a las 9 iti bigat, maaramidto kadagiti amin a parokia ti panagpili kadagiti agbalin nga opisial ti PPC. Dagiti laeng kameng ti PPC ti mabalin a makipaset iti panagpipili ken mabalin a maidasig kas opisial. Iti beddeng ti PFC, amin a kameng ken opisial ket pilien ti kura paroko.

3. Inton Abril 6, Lunes to Semana Santa, kalpasan ni Misa ti Crisma, maaramidto ti panagsapata dagiti baro a kameng ken opisial ti PPC ken ti PFC kadagiti amin a parokia, ket isunto metten ti opisial a rugi ti panagtakemda. Agserbidanto iti unos ti dua tawen, wenno uppat a tawen no mapilidanto manen iti maikadua a gundaway. Kalpasan ti maikadua a termino, masapul a masuktandanton.

No napilikayo kas kameng wenno opisial ti PPC wenno PFC, sipaparaburkayo koma a mangipaay iti bagiyo, oras ken pigsayo, nga agserbi kadagiti Tattao ti Dios iti parokiayo. Sirmata ti Maikadua a Vatican Council nga amin a nabuniagan makipaset ken makibinnulig iti pannakabangon ti Pagarian ti Dios ditoy daga. Babaen iti panangawatyo kadagiti annong nga italek kadakayo ti Kura Paroko ken dagiti kaparokiayo, makikaysakayo iti Biag ken Mision ni Cristo nga Apotayo.

No maorganisartayo ita a tawen dagiti komision, konseho ken Nacristianoan a Sangakaarrubaan (NASAs) kadagiti parokia, ken nabiag ken agtigtignay dagitoy, nabunganto ti pannakarambak ti Tawen ni San Pablo ti diocesistayo. Babaen ti panangibabaet ni San Pablo Apostol ken ni Maria nga Inatayo, maaramidtayo koma dagiti planotayo ken agbunga koma dagiti banogtayo tapno maidanon ti Naimbag a Damag ti Pannakaisalakan kadagiti amin a kakabsattayo kadagiti parokia.

Toy agserserbi kadakayo,

+SERGIO L. UTLEG, D.D.Obispo ti Laoag

(Mabasa kadagiti amin a misa iti Fiesta ti Panagbabawi ni San Pablo, January 25, 2009)

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)