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Renewal/Ongoing Formation Schedule for Greeters and Collectors and Music and Choir




CIRCULAR NO. 2017 – 03
15 March 2017


TO:
ALL PARISH PRIESTS, SHRINE RECTORS, CHAPLAINS, PARISH WORSHIP COORDINATORS, PARISH COORDINATORS OF GREETERS AND COLLECTORS AND MUSIC AND CHOIR MINISTRY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE:
RENEWAL / ONGOING FORMATION SCHEDULE FOR GREETERS AND COLLECTORS AND MUSIC AND CHOIR


Dear Reverend Monsignori, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters:

Greetings in the Lord!

We look forward with gratitude and joy to March 16, 2021, the fifth centenary of the coming of Christianity to our beloved land. We remember with thanksgiving the first Mass celebrated on Limasawa Island on Easter Sunday March 31 that same blessed year. We remember the baptism of Rajah Humabon who was given his Christian name Carlos and his wife Harah Amihan who was baptized Juana in 1521. Our eyes gaze on the Santo Niño de Cebu, the oldest religious icon in the Philippines, gift of Ferdinand Magellan to the first Filipino Catholics that same year. Indeed 2021 will be a year of great jubilee for the Church in the Philippines.


We shall, therefore, embark on a nine-year spiritual journey that will culminate with the great jubilee of 2021. It is a grace-filled event of blessings for the Church starting October 21, 2012 until March 16, 2021.

All the succeeding events are bound together by the themes of “faith” and “evangelization”. Evangelization is the proclamation, witness and transmission of the Gospel given to humanity by our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the opening up of people’s lives, society, culture and history to the Person of Jesus Christ and to His living community, the Church. The mission of all of us who are called to take part in the “New Evangelization” is the Church’s own essential mission, as it was the mission of Jesus Himself also.

Year 2017: The Parish as a Communion of Communities. This is a year when we more deeply discern not only the structures of governance of our dioceses and parishes but also of the quality of faith life in the parish, the fellowship, belongingness, and participation experienced by its members. In a special way we shall probe into our efforts of making the parish a communion of communities, a communion of Basic Ecclesial Communities and of covenanted faith-communities and ecclesial movements. We shall discern and implement measures on how communities of consecrated life may be more integrated into the life and mission of the parish. In brief, our focus will be the building of a parish that is truly a faith community immersed in the lives of its people.

As we begin a new liturgical year, we are glad to inform you of the program of formation for 2017. 


RENEWAL FORMATION REMINDERS

1.
We will follow the Pre-registration procedures for our renewal / on-going formation. 


PROCEDURE OF PRE-REGISTRATION

Step 1:
Ministry coordinators should inform your members of your date of seminar   (basic and renewal) and confirm their attendance

Step 2:
After the evaluation, the ministry coordinator will secure a recommendation letter signed by the parish priest, worship and him/herself.

Step 3:
Fax or email the recommendation letter to ALC office for ID tagging.

Step 4:
Deliver the original recommendation letter to ALC office along with the payment to get the new IDs one month before the renewal seminar

Step 5:
Distribute the new ids to the confirmed participants and remind them to bring it on the day of seminar.


2.
Please be reminded that for every formation, it is a must for every ministry of the parish to secure and submit a recommendation letter containing: 

The complete names of the participants who will attend the seminar. Indicate their FULL NAMES: surname, given name, middle name. (eg. Dela Cruz, Juan Mahirap). 

It should be addressed to Fr. Genaro O. Diwa, Minister, Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission

It should be signed by the Parish Priest, Worship Coordinator, and Ministry Coordinator


The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission will not entertain any participants whose names are not included in the recommendation letter prior to the signing of the parish priest. We shall not also allow ministry coordinators to add participants’ names in the recommendation on the day of the formation since they are given ample time to complete the list and accomplish the letter.

3.
Mark the date of the on-going formation seminar assigned to your vicariate. It is highly recommended that you attend the seminar assigned to your vicariate.

4.
Bring your NEWLY issued IDs (Year of BEC ids) for scanning to verify your attendance. No ID, no attendance. 

5.
Registration fee is Php. 100.00. No show for paid participant for renewal seminar will be deemed forfeited.

6.
We encourage participants to come early for the registration during seminars. The registration for the renewal seminar is only until 9:30 am for morning sessions and until 2:30 pm for afternoon sessions.


RENEWAL / ON-GOING FORMATION FOR GREETERS AND COLLECTORS (MORNING)

8:00 am - 12:00 nn 
at the Lay Formation Chapel, 
San Carlos Seminary Formation Complex, Guadalupe, 
EDSA, Makati City 


June 10
Vicariate of Our Lady of Guadalupe (7 parishes) Vicariate of St. John the Baptist (7 parishes) &
Vicariate of St. Peter & Paul (7 parishes)

Mass Sponsor:
National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish


June 24
Vicariate of San Felipe Neri (7 parishes)
Vicariate of Sta. Clara de Montefalco (11 parishes)
Vicariate of St. Joseph the Worker (5 parishes)

Mass Sponsor:
Sta. Clara de Montefalco Parish


July 1
Vicariate of Our Lady of Loreto (9 parishes)
Vicariate of Nuestra Señora de Guia (6 parishes) &  Transparochial

Mass Sponsor:
Nuestra Señora de Perpetuo Socorro


July 8
Vicariate of Holy Spirit (8 parishes)
Vicariate of San Jose De Trozo (6 parishes)

Mass Sponsor:
San Jose De Trozo Parish


July 22
Vicariate of Holy Family (6 parishes)
Vicariate of San Fernando de Dilao (5 parishes)
Vicariate of Sto. Niño (7 parishes) 

Mass Sponsor:
Sto. Niño Parish, Tondo


RENEWAL/ON-GOING FORMATION FOR MUSIC AND CHOIR (AFTERNOON)

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
at the Lay Formation Chapel, 
San Carlos Seminary Formation Complex, 
Guadalupe, EDSA, Makati City 


June 10
Vicariate of St. Joseph the Worker (5 parishes)
Vicariate of St. John the Baptist (7 parishes) &
Vicariate of St. Peter & Paul (7 parishes) Transparochial

Mass Sponsor:
EDSA Shrine


June 24
Vicariate of San Felipe Neri (7 parishes)
Vicariate of Sta. Clara de Montefalco (11 parishes)
Vicariate of Our Lady of Guadalupe (7 parishes)

Mass Sponsor:
San Felipe Neri Parish


July 1
Vicariate of Our Lady of Loreto (9 parishes)
Vicariate of Nuestra Señora de Guia (6 parishes)
Vicariate of Holy Spirit (8 parishes)
Vicariate of San Jose De Trozo (6 parishes)
Vicariate of Holy Family (6 parishes)
Vicariate of San Fernando de Dilao (5 parishes)
Vicariate of Sto. Niño (7 parishes) 

Mass Sponsor:
Archdiocesan Shrine of Espiritu Santo


MASS SPONSORS

In every renewal formation, a particular parish is assigned as mass sponsors. Their task is to prepare: the Lectors who will proclaim the readings, EMHC to give the communion, Choir to sing in the mass, Greeters and Collectors who are in-charge of the collection and altar server (if possible) who will serve in the mass at the start of the formation program.


ARCHDIOCESAN RECOGNITION DAY FOR RETIRING LAY LITURGICAL MINISTERS

The Archdiocese will honor the retiring lay liturgical ministers in a Mass presided by the Rev. Fr. Genaro O. Diwa on June 3, eve of the Solemnity of Pentecost at the Manila Cathedral from 9 am to 11 am. 

The objective of this recognition day is to appreciate and value the time, zeal and years of service a lay liturgical minister have shared to his/her parish/community. We wish to recognize those ministers who are advance in years or have reached retiring age of 70; and, those ministers who have difficulty performing their task due to health reason.

Parishes are requested to submit the names of their retiring lay liturgical ministers to the ALC office with the signatures of the Parish Priest, Worship Coordinator and Ministry Coordinator. Please submit the names of your participants on or before May 15, 2017 to give us enough time to prepare the certificates. You may send it via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax it to us at 5278983. We encourage all officers of the different ministries to join in the celebration.


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Thank you very much for your usual generous support.




Sincerely yours,

FR. GENARO O. DIWA
Minister