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A FAREWELL INTERVIEW WITH FR. STEVE

Before he left, we chatted him up about his 6 1/2 years in PLDM. 1. How would you describe yourjourney as the Parish Priest of PLDM?“I’ve had a happy,meaningful and fruitful ministry in PLDM. I wanted the community to getinvolved in the life of the parish. I hope I was able to provide a leadershipthat has made this parish more vibrant. I wanted my 6-year stay to be ...

Fire hits Barangay Botocan

Fire hits BarangayBotocan in Quezon City, one of the areas of the Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy (PLDM), last March 06, 2018. The 8-hour fire burned down the homes of 600 families with at least 4,000 people. In this connection, wewould like to appeal to our generous brothers and sisters to donate – in cash or in kind – to help ease theirsuffering. Donations will be accepted at the parish office from Thursday toSunday. The following relief goods ...

PLDM HOLDS ADVENT RECOLLECTION: GET CONNECTED, GET INVOLVED & GET READY!

Last01 December 2017, PLDM held a well-attended Advent Recollection after the 6pmMass. There were two unique activities during this recollection: (1) parishionerswere asked to bring a leaf; and (2) there was a different format – a silencingactivity, the Recollection proper, sharing, synthesis and final blessing. Theevent began with a silencing activity. Lights were turned off while praisesongs were being played. All eyes were focused on the empty manger placed infront of the altar which was surrounded by lighted candles. This ...

The Meaning of Advent

Passages in the Old Testament showthat God prepared for the coming of Jesus over the centuries. The Compendium ofthe Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCCC) reiterates that, from Moses who ledthe Israelites out of captivity, to the prophets and culminating with John theBaptist, “[God] awakened in the hearts of the pagans a dim expectation of His coming.”We relive this period of anticipation during the season of Advent, where we arein solidarity with the expectant Blessed Virgin awaiting the birth of ...

 NINE COUPLES ATTEND THE MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT RETREAT

by Patricza Torio BraganzaThe Family and LifeMinistry conducted a Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER) last September 23 at theChurch and was attended by nine couples. This program has three aims:To present to the couple‑participantssome important areas of Christian marriage and family life, which form thefoundation for our life together as married couples and as members of CFCTo foster a better understanding andappreciation of God's plan for marriage and family life, and to get the couple‑participantsto commit themselves to living out God's ...

PLDM LAUNCHES ITS TWO NEW LOGOS

During the celebration of the Feast of St. Faustina on Oct. 07, PLDMunveiled two new logos: the Parish logo and the 25th Fiesta logo.Both were designed by Bro. Kyle Laluces, former Youth coordinator.The new Parish logo shows us the golden silhouette of the Lord of DivineMercy with seven rays which springs forth from His side, representing the sevenareas of PLDM. The color gold signifies the brightness of the Lord’s Love andMercy, overpowering darkness among the PLDM faithful. The Fiesta logo ...

THE RISE OF THE PLDM ID

by Elmirah Salanga & Patricza BraganzaThe PLDM Hymn (Halina’tMaglakbay) sends a strong message of a dynamic community that is inperpetual forward movement in manifesting God’s love and mercy. It seals ouridentity as Christ’s missionaries sharing in His mission.For better understanding and recall that will best getthe message across, the video, calledthe PLDM ID, was produced on Sept. 16. Seven major scenes depicting different realities inlife were captured in various areas of the parish. Crowd scenes involving allthe attendees were also ...

Meet Bro. Darius!

by Patricza Torio BraganzaBro.Darius Surel Galicia, our newest resident seminarian, was assigned to PLDM for oneyear of pastoral exposure starting July this year. He is involved in full-timeministry where his pastoral skills are tried and developed. Rectory living and pastoral responsibilities will provide animportant perspective to his ministerial preparation and vocational discernment. He currently assistsin the celebration of the Eucharist as well as in the BEC, APCs, YouthMinistry, Vocation Ministry and Divine Mercy Apostolate. He is 33 years old and ...

DIOCESAN MEDIACOM VISITS THE VICARIATE OF ST. JOSEPH

TheDiocesan Media and Communications (MediaCom) Ministry headed by Fr. Steve helda meeting with the parish ministry representatives under the Vicariate of StJoseph at PLDM last August 26. It served as a venue to report the status of theMediaComm Ministries as well as their plans and programs.Duringthe meeting, Sis. Sherry P. Verzola, current coordinator of the PLDM MediaComMinistry, was designated as the new Vicariate Lay Coordinator of the Ministry. Note: This article is also featured in the October 2017 Daloy Issue, ...

PPC Attends Recollection

by Sherry Palencia VerzolaThePLDM Parish Pastoral Council led by Fr. Steve had a Recollection at the BetaniaRetreat House in Tagaytay last October 21-22. Resourcespeaker Fr. Jonathan Bitoy talked on “The Road to Emmaus” and tackled thejourney that servant-leaders travel and how they can be effective agents ofevangelization. At the end of the session, Fr. Jonathan said, “Our journeytowards transformation continues… Along the way will be many more challenges.Our guide will always be the Lord.” Note: This article is also featured ...