The Archdiocese of San Fernando formally launches the continuation of its activities in celebration of the 500th year of Christianity in the Philippines.
With the general theme “Manatad kang Kanauan, Balayan a Mipanuanan” it highlights the call to all, rich and poor alike, to share whatever gifts they have received from God.
In a circular letter released last September 09, Archbishop Florentino Lavarias tells us that the activities aims to intensify the call for the renewal of the faith through living it out by mission.
The celebration is divided into three parts: Mayakit, Migising and Milablab. The Mayakit phase focuses on the nine-year preparatory themes of the 500 years of Christianity. Each Sunday from September 19 to November 14, parishes are encouraged to reflect on each theme by watching the video of the day, a prayer service and a reflection guide, which will be distributed through the Archdiocesan Commission on Social Communication.
The second phase Migising, tackles on the Archdiocese of San Fernando’s journey to being a community of apostles through its various missions. This phase will happen on November 13.
Lastly, to close this quincentennial, an Archdiocesan commissioning will be held on the 26th of March, 2022.
The objective is to awaken the identity and missions we have received in baptism and confirmation, and strengthened by the Eucharist, express in our live the very faith we profess. In responding to the call, the Clergy, Religious and the Laity–those who were “gifted” are in turn called to “give.”
Further announcements will be done at the Archdiocese of San Fernando’s Media channels (Facebook, Radio channel).