Sunday, July 28, 2013

Say Panpikasi Lawas

Scripture: Luke 11:1-13
1 He was praying in a certain place, and when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." 2 And he said to them, "When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. 3 Give us each day our daily bread; 4 and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive every one who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation."
5 And he said to them, "Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, `Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him'; 7 and he will answer from within, `Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything'? 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him whatever he needs. 9 And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

            “Lord, on the day I called for help, You answered me...” saya so Salmos tan ebat et sayan agew. Agaylay dakep ya nalikna itan na sakey ya too. Bilang sakey ya pari manlapud ugaw ak anggad itatakken ko nibagak met ya talagan say Dios anggaponi agew ya agtoak inebatan ed saray amin ya pikakasik. Say kuanko ingen singa favorite ak na Dios amo. Siguro amin tayo met nibaga tayo tan.
            Siopa ed sikayo so kakapansine to? Odino karaklan met ed sikatayo so akaloob lad sinean awa. Agaylaydakep ya mansine mas lalo la no 3D no say babantayan et dakdakel so effects to singa PACIFIC RIM kuantora or TRANSFORMER. Irarayan babantayan kailangan talagay baleg ya sinean. Wala met balet iraramay babantayan ya agla kailangay baleg ya pannengnengan singa alimbawa say diad TV ya “ BE CAREFUL WITH MY HEART” samay sakey ya kaibak ingen uneyag ni no walay kilig moments da di Sir Chier tan si Maya.
            Walay balbaleg ya panbantayan no maminsan agkani nakontento kasumpal na palabas say gabay tayo sige ni. Walamet may melag ya panagbantayan nakontento tayo la ta say nenengnengen et aliwa labat ya saray actions da no ag ingen samay buon istorya.
            Say panagpikasi untan to met walay baleg ya pikakasi tayo wala met iramay angkekelag. Karaklan ya pikasi tayo say napapansin tayo ya ag tayo nakontento tan singa ag itayo dedengelen na Dios saramay angkakabaleg ya pikasi tayo. Balet saramay angkekelag ya iiter na Dios balet nakokontento itayo ya agtayo balet napapansin ya iiter la manaya na Dios iray kerekerew tayo.

            No pantitipunan itayo iray angkekelag ya eebatan na Dios iray pikakasi tayo. Baka mas dakel ni nen say say angkakabaleg ya pikakasi tayo. Nen imbangat nen Kristo iray disipulos to no panuy manpikasi say imbangat to samay AMA MI ya kuantonid samput amin ya kekerewen tayo et iter na Ama tayo basta ag itayo untutundan manpikasi. Melag man o baleg ya pikakasi dedengelen ya amin na Ama tayo. Misalamat itayo ed say untan lan panangaro na Dios ed sikatayo. Pansinen tayon amin komun iray amayamay lan ebat to ed saray pikakasi tayo.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Agew ya Panagpainawa: Agew Parad Dios

15th Friday of Ordinary Time

Scripture:  Matthew 12:1-8
1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, "Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath." 3 He said to them, "Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless? 6 I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is lord of the Sabbath."

      The "Sabbath rest" was meant to be a time to remember and celebrate God's goodness and the goodness of his work, both in creation and redemption. It was a day set apart for the praise of God, his work of creation, and his saving actions on our behalf. It was intended to bring everyday work to a halt and to provide needed rest and refreshment. Jesus' disciples are scolded by the scribes and Pharisees, not for plucking and eating corn from the fields, but for doing so on the Sabbath.

Nothing is too heavy to carry for those who love!

15th Week of Ordinary Time Thursday

Scripture:  Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."


Wala may abaybayag lan storya a sakey ya lakin mankelaw ed sakey ya ugaw ya kada migagalaw ya sampiruan et sangkaalsa ton naynay so agi ton melag ya walay polyo to. Mabetbet iran sikaday taya pero no maminsan met sikaday manliket ya eerelen na taya. Tinepet to may laki ed samay ugaw no aga nabebelatan odino igaton toni so agi to insan migalaw pan makapanpainawa. Balet say kuanto may ugao. “ Aga ya ambelat ta agik ya, “ kuanto. 

On ya twa anggapoy ambelat ya lilibiten parad saray toon mangaaro anggano agaylay irap panliketan tonin gawaen mas lalo la no walay laok ton panangaro.  Sayan konsepto et gagawaen la na saray atateng ed saray anak da. Ikukurang dara ya makapan aral, napakan dara, nakawesan, napanayam ed ag nabasa no uran. Balet panliketan darayan trabaho lapud panangaro dad anak da.

Say dios ingen abayag to layan ginawa... sinakbat to ingen so krus parad sikatayo anggano nairapan inanusan to ta say panliketan to samay pakasalba tod sikatayo ed kairapan. Anggad natan ni iimbitaan to itayon unassinger ed sikato no nanairapan tayo ed saray lilibiten tayon problema wadtan ya naynay ya mangiba ed sikatayo pian nayarian tayo tan nalampasan tayo iray antokaman ya dadalanen tayon pakagunigonan ed bilay.

Misalamat tayod dios ed saraya...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pride and Proud

Reflection for Wednesday: July 17, 2013
Scripture Matthew 11:25-27
25 At that time Jesus declared, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and  understanding and revealed them to infants; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and  any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."

Wala ray mantetepet ed siak no kasalanan ya talaga so pride na sakey ya too. Tetepeten damet ed siak no antoy pidumaan ya pride ed proud?

Bilang sakey a pari say iyebat ko nipaakar ed bibliya balet laokan koy daiset ya background tan say meaning na pride tan proud ya gagamiten na sakey a too no sikato et mansasalita odino unkikilos.

Diad Websters Dictionary singa pareho labat so labay dan ibaga:
Pride:  (noun); verb - pride, prided, priding; adjective - prideful
1.      Inordinate self – esteem,
2.      Justifiable self – respect
3.      Elation over an act or possession
4.      Haughty  behavior
5.      Ostentatious display
Proud:  adjective; adverb - prouldy
1.      Having or showing self esteem
2.      Highly pleased - exultant
3.      Having proper self – respect
4.      Giving reason for pride
5.      Spirited

Say labay ton ibaga siren arayan duaran salita no maminsan parehoy labay dan ibaga no maminsan met sananey depende ed panggamit ed sikara.

Dyad Pangasinan ya Bibliya say labay ton ibagay pride et panag panagpaatagey parehod proud.

Mabetbet ya diad biblya met siren say tutukuyen ya pride and proud et amay meaning ya the inordinate love of oneself at the expense of others and the exaggerated estimation of one's own learning and importance”. Saya et nanengneng tayod Salmo 10: 4 no kapigan saray mapaatagey et arawrawi ira ed kakabatan ed Dios. Saya so kasalanan ya klasen pride or being proud.

Sananey met may halimbaway proud ka ed nanay mo, tatay mo, odino singa aramay diad pelikula ya halimbawa Star Cinema “PROUDLY PRESENTS”....... kuantora. Araman may meaning ya Highly pleased or Exultant.

Dyad sayay ebanghelyo tayo natan siguro sikaton imbaga nen Kristo ya say pangipapakabatan toy kakabatan to et aliwan parad saray makabat balet dyad saray ugugao ta walad sikaray ugali ya mapaabeba aliwan mapaatagey amay untitiwala irad mas atagey ni nen say sikara. Parad saray ugugao walaray pandedependian dan ateng da. Untan to met parad saray mapaabeba undedepende irad Dios ed say kakabatan to. Manmaliw tayo met komun ya singa saray ugugao aliwan mapride no ag ingen mapaabeba ed arap to. Ta amin ya walad sikatayo pati kakabatan tayo inter tod sikatayo.


Friday, July 5, 2013

"anda review"


makapamiss met awa!
kumusta met lara kasi iraramay people ya wadyad video?
antomet la kasi gagawaen da natan?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Reflection for Saturday in the 3rd Week of Lent

Saturday in the Third Week in LentLuke 18:9-14

            Nen kalabyan pasempetak ya mandadrive paarap ed Canan, dugadugan mandedengelak ed radyo ed 103.1 MOR, walay may segment dan tepetan day reaksyon iray listeners. Say topic et, Antoy gawaen da no walay katongtong dan sobray lastog to?. Amayamay so ebat da walaray say kuanda et paulyanan dala, sapawan da or aray arum tuklawen tay mata to tan amayamay nira…  hehehe. Grabe met ya talaga anggan siopa tan met siguro naasar tayo no unyan sitwasyon so nasabi tayo.
               Say ebat tayo karaklan ed saraya ed very human siyempre tan ordinaryo. Balet dyad ebanghelyo tayo natan singa umman so agawa. SI Kristo angistoryay parabola ya duaran mitotongtong ed Dios nen limmarad templo. Amay sakey ya pariseo malaslastog tan say dasal toni ingen balaw ed arom ya too. Samantalang amay sakey ya managsingil ya buwis et manbabawin unkekerew na perdona ed Dios ed saray kakapuyan to ngalngali agtoni nilingaw ya papatuken so pagew to.
                Kasempet dan dwa antoy agawa? Amay makasalanan akaawat ya grasya aman balet so pariseo simmempet ya singa anggapoy agawa. Akin? Ta say Dios manaya nenengnengen to so mapaabeban puso.  Say mapaatagey napaabeba say mapaabeba sikaray napaatagey.
                Untan met pa so twan nagagawa ed relasyon tayo ed kapara tayon totoo no maminsan abalang tayo sikatayo lay sangakatalinoan tan sangkatagueyan pati pitotongtong tayod arom anta manaya elekan tan babalawen da tayo labat la.
                Anggano say relasyon tayod Dios met dyad panagdasal aliwan sikatayo labat lan naynay so mansasalita tan manbibida kailangan tayo met so undengel ed Dios. Manpareen  tan masimuon ya manbabawi ed saray kakapuyan tayo tan birbiren tayon amin ya walad sikatayo pati mismon bilay tayo ed nanlapu ed sikato. Diad tway twa anggapon balot so nilastog tayod sikato.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

FPG: Fasting, Prayer and Giving

Sermon Parad Miyerkules ya Dapul
February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013



Sunday, January 6, 2013

jubilee for the children

Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
Archdiocesan Jubilee for Children Celebration
Ugugao: Panaligan parad panarian na Dios

Schedule of Activities:

January 12, 20113     -           Mass for the Children in St. John Cathedral
All parishes and schools of the Archdiocese will send their delegates ranging from 6 to 12 years old.
8:30 - 9:30am  -           Holy Mass to be presided by Archbishop Socrates B.  Villegas
10:00 - 11:30   -           Games (Larong Lahi) and Magic Shows with Catechism
                                     basag banga
a.    pabitin
b.    coin huntig
c.    mambo jambo
d.    pinoy henyo
11:30 am                     -           Awarding of Winners

January13, 2011        -           Children Catechism in every Parish
            Suggested Activities:
1.    Mass in the Morning or joined in the Misa Pro Populo
(Select children who can participate as lectors in the church)
Attached are the Prayers of the Faithful and the Prayer for Children
2      Catechism DAY 1 ( See attached module for Day 1)
3.    Games
Ex.        a. basag banga
            b. pabitin
a.    coin huntig
b.    mambo jambo
c.    pinoy henyo

NB: Please employ the parish catechists and the Youth to facilitate in the games and for the catechism.

January 20, 2011 -     Children Catechism (Day 2) with games after Mass in the morning.

January 27, 2013    -           Culmination of the Jubilee for Children in every Parish
 With children’s catechism (DAY 3)

                                                Organization of Children’s Ministry in every Parishes
            This organization prepares the children in their entry to the Youth Ministry. Meaning, when they have reached the age of 13 automatically they are members of the Youth in the Parishes. It is necessary that in this organization 1 member of the Youth ministry will supervise and takes care of them. They will be called their “ Atsi” or “Kuya”.

Prayers of the Faithful
Priest:        The Lord Jesus held up to all his followers the simplicity and trust of children as a condition for all entering the kingdom of heaven.  Let us there call on Jesus in prayer, saying:

Lord, in children let us welcome you.

Lord Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, you sanctified childhood; grant that these children may grow as you did in wisdom, age, and grace. Let us pray to the Lord:

Through their parents and the Church you show these children the tenderness of your own love; grant that those entrusted with their care will be tireless in watching over them. Let us pray to the Lord:

In baptism you have given all of us rebirth to a new childhood and opened to us the doors to your Father’s house; grant that as faithful servants we may follow wherever you lead. Let us pray to the Lord:

Even as a child you had to undergo persecution and exile; grant that all children who are victims of the evil of these times may find help and protection. Let us pray to the Lord:

Priest:        Lord, our God, out of the speech of little children you have fashioned a hymn of praise. Look with kindness on these children whom the faith of the Church commends to your tender care. Your Son, born of the Virgin Mary gladly welcomed little children. He took them in his arms, blessed them, and held them up as an example for all. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Prayer for Children

Lord, we thank you for our children; they are our joy, our fulfillment.  It is because we love them so much that we implore your blessing and protection.  Anticipate the needs of these children with your tender blessings, and grant that no evil may corrupt their mind, but that, advancing in age, in wisdom, and in grace, they may live so as to please you always.

Lord hear our prayers and with your unfailing protection, watch over these children whom you have blessed with the grace of baptism. When they have grown to maturity, grant that they will confess your name in willing faith, be fervent in charity, and persevere courageously in the hope of reaching your kingdom, where you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

Catechism for Children
1st Day – January 13, 2012


1.    Ano ang simbahan?
Mga ibat – ibang salita kung ano ang simbahan
a.        Ecclesia: ekklesia    -          salitang gryigo o greek: isang communidad na itinatag ni Kristo. Greek ekklesia (ecclesia), the term by which the New Testament writers denote the society founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ. (Catholic Encyclopedia)
b.       Iglesia            -           Salitang Kastila/Pangasinan
c.        Simbahan     -           Filipino
d.       Simbaan        -           Pangasinan

2.    Ano and ibig sabihin ng SImbahan?
·         Ang simbahan ay mga taong naniniwala kay Kristo
·         Mga Kristiyano : Mga Katoliko
3.    Ano pa ang ibang ibig sabihin ng SImbahan?
·         Ito ay and gusali o “building” templo kung saan ginaganap ang misa at ibatibat sacramento.
·         Bahay ng Panginoon
4.    Sino and nagpatayo ng simbahan
·         Si Kristo, siya ang anak ng Diyos na pinanganak ni Birhen Maria.
5.    Kailan ipinatayo ang SImbahan?
·         Mag 2000 taon ang nakalilipas nong ipinatayo ni Kristo and Simbahan. Ito ang pagkakaiba natin sa ibang relihiyon na bago palang.
6.    Bakit  may SImbahan at ano ang kanyang misyon?
·         Para ipalaganap ang kaharian ni Kristo sa lupa. (kaya nga tayo ay nagdaos e ng Christ the King noong November 25, para ipaalala sa atin na ganito ang gating paniniwala na si Kristo ay ang ating hari at anak ng Diyos.
7.    Saan makikita ang simbahan…
·         Kahit saan dito sa atin halos lahat ng bayan ay may simbahan.
8.    Paano natin makikita ang simbahan sa ating Bayan?
·         May Krus
·         May Tore
·         May kumbento kung saan nakatira si Father
·         May binyagan
·         May altar
·         At ang karamihang pangalan ng simbahan ay pangalan ng mga santo – mga taong nagsilbi ant hindi ipinagpalit ang paniniwala sa dios.
Ex. Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish

2nd Sunday
January 20, 2012
Tema:            Ang mga Bumubuo ng SImbahan

1.    Gaano kalaki ang simbahan?
·         May simbahang binubuo ng lahat ng mga tao na nananampalataya sa buong mundo at ang tawag dito ay UNIVERSAL CHURCH
2.    Paano nahahati ang Simbhan?
·         Ang simbahan sa buong mundo na tinatawag na universal church ay may mga sangay
·         Ito ay tinatawag na DIOCESE o ARCHDIOCESE kung saan ito ay pinamumunuan ng isang Obispo. Ito ay galling sa salitand Gryego “diokesis” na ang ibig sabihin ay pamamahala.
Ex .           a. Archdiocese of Lingayen – Dagupan
                  b. Diocese of Alaminos
                  c. Diocese of Urdaneta
Ang Diocese at Archdiocese ay parehong pinamumunuan ng Obispo halos walang pagkakaiba maliban lang sa trabaho ng Obispo. May mga bagay na pinamumunuan ng Archdiocese ang kasama nitong mga diocese.

Halimbawa: Ang Archdiocese of Lingayen – Dagupan nasasakupan niya ang mga:
a.    Diocese of Urdaneta
b.    Diocese of Alaminos
c.    Diocese of San Fernando
d.    Diocese of Cabanatuan
e.    Diocese of San Jose

Ang tawag sa mga Diocese na ito ay Suffragan niya.

Sa atin an gating Obispo ay si Most Rev. Socrates B. Villegas o kung minsan sila ay palagi nating tinatawag na Father Soc kasi pari din sila na naging Obispo.

3.    Ang Diocese ulit ay may mga sangay ang tawag dito ay Vicariate.
·         Ito ay binubuo ng mga simbahan na karamihan ay magkakalapit para mas madali ang pag – aasikaso ng mga nananampalataya.
·         Ito ay pinamumunuhan ng isang Vicar Forane na isa ding pari na nakatalaga para mag – asikaso sa mga ito.
Ex. Vicariate of St. Vincent Ferrer. Ang Vicar Forane ay si Fr. Manuel Sayson
4.    Ang Vicariate pag hahatiin pa natin ang susunod na ay ang PAROKYA o Parish sa Ingles na karamihan ay pinangalanan sa mga santo o para sa ating panginoon.
·         Ang namumuno dito ay tinatawag na Parish Priest na isa ding pari.
·         Ex: Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish
5.    Kung Palilitin pa natin ang Parish ito na ang mga Chapel o Kapilya sa ating mga barangay.
·         Ang namumuno dito ay ang Parish Priest parish kasama nya ang mga Pastoral Council ng bawat barangay na sila ding nag – aasikaso dito.
6.    At ang pinakamaliit na grupo ng simbahan ay ang ating PAMILYA
·         Kung Kayat ang Bahay din natin ay maaari din nating tawagin tahanan ng diyos. Lalong lalo na kung naniniwala tayo sa kanya at hindi nawawala ang pagdarasal.
7.    Bakit pakailangan hatiin ang simbahan?
·         Para mas epektibo ang pangangalaga ng mga nananampalataya.
8.    Anu – ano ang mga nakikita natin sa loob n gating PAROKYA?
a.    Pari, Sacristan, Lectors, EEMS, Katekista, Kabaatan, seminarista, maraming mga tao, religious organizations, at siyempre mga BATA na isa sa mga pinakapaborito ni Kristo. (Mark 10: 13 – 16)

3rd Day
January 27, 2012

TEMA:           Ang Archdiocese ng Lingayen – Dagupan

1.    Kailan itinatag ang ating Diocese?
·         May 19, 1928
2.    Kailan naging Archdiocese ang Lingayen – Dagupan?
·         Noong February 16, 1963 naging Archdiocese and Lingayen – Dagupan sa pamamagitan ni Pope Paul VI kaya sa pagdating ng February 6, 2013 tayo ay maghahanda na sa ika 50th Anniversaryo ng pagiging Archdiocese.
3.    Sino ang unang Obispo?
·          Cesar Ma. Guerrero
4.    Sino ang Ating Obispo Ngayon?
·         Socrates B. Villegas
5.    Saan nakatira an gating Obispo?
·         Sa st. John Evangelist Cathedral
·         Ang ibig sabihin ng Cathedra ay “upuan” at ito ay ang upuan ng Obispo.
Halimbawa: sa pamilya ang tatay ay nakaupo sa kabisera karamihan nasa parting tabi dulo ng lamisa doon siya nagbibilin sa kanyang pamilya. Ganon din ang Obispo sa Cathedral din sya nagbibilin sa kanyang mga nasasakupan.
6.    Paano tayo maghanda?
·         Sa pamamagitan ng pagbubuo natin ng CHILDREN’S MINISTRY sa ating mga parokya. Para ang mga bata ay maging aktibo din sa simbahan katulad ng mga matatanda at mga kabataan..

Handbook for the Catechist as regards history of ALD
-       Historically, Pangasinan figures prominently as the battleground for many wars in the country. Lingayen Gulf was the headquarters of the Chinese pirate Limahong who came even ahead of the Spanish forces. In World War II Americans landed in Lingayen to resume military operations against Japan. Andres Malong, a Filipino officer commissioned with the Spanish forces, led the first revolt of the province in 1660.The Augustinian were the first missionaries to arrive in Pangasinan. But they found the people unresponsive, addicted to idolatry and the so-called Anitos. Unable to make much headway, they proceeded north to the Ilocos provinces, but not before having founded the big towns of Lingayen, Dagupan and Manaoag. Some secular priests and some Franciscans are also recorded as among the first missionaries of Pangasinan. But like the Augustinian, they also went north abandoning the socalled barren and unfruitful land.
The Dominicans were the most successful missionaries in Pangasinan and they stayed until the Revolution of 1898. As early as 1587, they established the town of Binalatongan, now San Carlos City. Other big towns they founded are Calasiao, Binmaley, Santa Barbara and San Fabian. Meanwhile the Augustinian Recollects evangelized the western part of the province which is now the territory of the Diocese of Alaminos.
The Diocese of Lingayen was erected on May 19, 1928, comprising the entire province of Pangasinan. In 1954, because of the destruction brought on Lingayen by World War II, the See was transferred to Dagupan, and the diocese is now known as the Diocese of Lingayen Dagupan. On January 12, 1985 the western part of Pangasinan was made the Diocese of Alaminos, and the eastern part the Diocese of Urdaneta, both dioceses becoming suffragans of Lingayen-Dagupan along with the dioceses of Cabanatuan, San Jose (Nueva Ecija) and San Fernando (La union). in 1963 the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese.
There are 26 parishes in the archdiocese served by 106 priests, 12 religious brothers and 33 religious sisters. Catholic institutions include 2 seminaries, I major and I minor, 27 Catholic schools, a hospital, 2 clinics, a formation center, a social action center, and a catechetical center. Faith Communities number 24 in all.
Pastoral activities are concentrated on worship, catholic education, Youth apostolate, social action and pastoral work with the family. A noteworthy innovation is the attention given to worship. The archdiocese is achieving progress in making the liturgy the framework of worship. Devotions remain popular, but adequate success has been achieved to integrate these with liturgy Thus, devotions to saints, who are local favorites, have. been weaned off the novena syndrome and integrated with the celebration of the Mass.
On social action, Archbishop Oscar V Cruz established the Caritas Dagupan, the primary objective. of which is to help the poor of Christ help themselves through livelihood and health projects. The Archdiocesan Commission on social Action and Allied Services initiates programs that encourage. entrepreneurship among the rural communities The Commission grants financial assistance to rural folks so they can put up small scale industries, or organize cooperatives to eventually improve their standard of living.
Since Archbishop Cruz assumed office, one of his main preoccupations has been the formulation of an Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan. After much reflection and deliberation, the Plan was finally finished. The Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan is based on the integrated advisory observations made by the clergy and the laity who had been constantly consulted by the Archbishop on the matter.
The plan is on a short term basis of three years, after which evaluations are made, necessary adjustments adopted, and then the renewed Pastoral Plan is launched for another three years. Subsequently the plan will go through the same evaluation, adoption, and renewal processes.
The plan itself starts with the situation of broken and sinful unbelievers, ignorant and indifferent, notwithstanding the call to be healed, to be whole, to be holy, to be believers. The vision is the Living Body of Christ through witnessing, worshipping, serving and evangelizing community. And mission is renewed and intensive evangelization, renewed and intense living of gospel values; development of the spirit, charisms and capabilities of the Presbyterium; promotion, encouragement and maximization of the ecclesial participation of the laity in line with the above, programs have, been devised to particularize the mission component of the Plan. In particular these programs involve the clergy, the laity and the community apostates.

·         Cesar Ma. Guerrero(+): Feb. 22, 1929-Dec. 16, 1937)
·         Mariano Madriaga(+): March 17, 1938-Feb. 7, 1973
·         Federico G. Limon, SVD(+): Feb. 7, 1973-July 15, 1991
·         Oscar V. Cruz: July 15, 1991-Sep. 8,2009
·         Socrates B. Villegas: Sept. 8, 2009 – present