Schedule of the Formation of Lay Ministers for 2009 set
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
The schedule for the formation of the different Lay Ministers has been set. Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz, DD, in his Circular Letter No. 4, (Series 2009), directed that the Formational Agenda for the Lay Ministers this year shall focus on St. Paul and his writings. This is to be done in commemoration of the 200th birth anniversary of St. Paul and in response to Pope Benedicts’s promulgation that June 2008-2009 as the Pauline Year.
This year 2009, the Formation Program shall also include the other members of the parish ministry — the ushers/usherrettes and the collecta team, the members of the choir besides the Lectors and Commentators and the Eucharistic Ministers.
The first Formation Seminar for the Parish Choral Groups shall be held on 21 February, Saturday for Vicariates 1 and 2; 22 February for Vicariates 3 and 4.
The Recollection-Seminar for the Liturgical Ushers and Usherettes together with the members of the Collecta Team will be 28 February, Saturday for Vicariates 1 and 2; and 1 March, Sunday for Vicariates 3 and 4.
The Annual Lenten Recollection of Lay Ministers, viz., the Lectors and Commentators and the Lay Eucharistic Ministers will start on 7 March, Saturday. The formation seminar for the new Lay Ministers will be held on 7-8 April, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday.
All the formation seminars and recollections will be held at the Lay Formation Center, Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City. Holy Mass at 8:30 AM will open the day. It will end at 4:00 PM. The paricipants are asked to bring the a Bible and writing materials. There is seminar fee of Phil. Pesos Two hundred (P200.00).
For the complete schedule, kindly click this link provided by the Lay Formation Center.
The Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
(Central Pangasinan, Philippines)