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Bishop’s hope: More vocations from ‘levitical town’ of Hagonoy

During the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the National Shrine & Parish of St. Anne’s declaration as a national shrine, Cubao Bishop and Malolos Apostolic Administrator Honesto F. Ongtioco said he hopes more young people from the town of Hagonoy will heed God’s call to the priesthood.

Singing priests to stage concert for Nova retirement house

In celebration of the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Life, a group of priests from the Diocese of Novaliches will be holding a concert in the Caloocan City Sports Complex in Bagumbong in this city at 3:00p.m. on Nov. 3 to benefit a retirement house for priests.

Sorsogon laity hold 1st diocesan congress

For the first time, the Diocesan Council of the Laity of Sorsogon through the Commission on the Laity held its 1st Diocesan Congress at the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Seminary High School Department Auditorium in this city on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Palawan youth gearing up for ‘Year of the Youth 2019’

The youth ministry of the Vicariate of Puerto Princesa, together with their shepherd, Bishop Socrates Mesiona, is laying the groundwork for the celebration of the “Year of The Youth 2019,” which will be locally launched on Nov. 30.

Sagada youth learn ‘responsible journalism’

Pope Francis, in his message for World Communications Day, praised educators who teach young people how to read and question what they see on social media. Along this lines, the pastor of a Catholic community in Sagada, Mountain Province, is helping train young people to be responsible journalists.

‘Bayanihan’ spirit moves post-‘Ompong’ recovery in Baguio

On Indigenous Peoples’ Sunday, Oct. 14, the Social Action Ministry of the Diocese of Baguio gave an update on the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in the highland communities severely affected by typhoon “Ompong,” noting how the strong community spirit of “bayanihan” has been moving locals to help each other rise again.

Church in Palawan aims to plant 10k trees

In response to Pope Francis’ encylical Laudato Si, the Vicariate of Puerto Princesa is set to plant 10,000 trees in a protected landscape in South Palawan.

‘Theology school’ for lay launched in Palawan

The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa on Sept. 24 officially launched “Pasonaid,” a four-month course where lay people can learn more about the Catholic faith and theology, at Holy Trinity University in this city.

Priest: If BECs are alive, vocations are alive

St. Vincent School of Theology (SVST) rector Fr. Danilo Pilario, CM revealed during a talk on Sept. 8, that the vibrancy of Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs) is linked to the vibrancy of vocations.