ALD Social Action Apostolate undergoes reorganizaton
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
24 February. The Archdiocesan Social Action Apostolate is undergoing an extensive and intensive reorganization in order for it to more positively respond and effectively work for the social action apostolate of the Archdiocese. In a circular letter addressed to all the parish priests and pastoral team moderators, Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz, DD, informed those concerned of the readiness of the Archdiocese to assume an honest to goodness social action apostolate “as much demanded by the signs of the times.”
The Archdiocesan Social Action Apostolate Director, Rev. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, has been calling for a series of meetings with all the Vicariate Social Action Coordinators for the much needed reorganization and structuring of the apostolate. The Archdiocesan Social Action Apostolate or ASAp has now a full-time Archdiocesan Coordinator in the person of Ms. Janice R. Hebron. Ms. Hebron has been with the Archdiocesan Youth Apostolate until she was assigned in the ASAp.
The ASAp Secretariate, composed of the Archdiocesan Director, Coordinator and Vicariate Coordinators, has been planning and actively visiting the different parishes to meet personally with the Parish Social Action Coordinartors. A meeting of all the Parish Coordinators has been set on 28 February, Saturday, at 2:00 PM, at the Chancery. This will be the first scheduled meeting of the ASAp Secretariate with the Parish Coordinators for the proposed re-organization.
Circular Letter 5, Series 2009 (Information)
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
TO: The Parish Priests and Pastoral Team Moderator, Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
RE: Social Action Apostolate, Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
Greetings of LOVE and PEACE in CHRIST!
After some understandable delay, the Jurisdiction is now effectively ready to assume the honest to goodness Social Action Apostolate as much demanded by the signs of the times — under the leadership of our Archdiocesan Apostolate Director and his full-time Assistant. For your immediate reference and pursuant action, pleace have herewith attached CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 24, SERIES 2007 — with the following observations:
The Parish Coordinator of the Social Action Apostolate is also the de officio Chairman/Chairperson of Parish Social Action Apostolate.
The Parish Priest/Team Moderator, by reason of his over-all responsibility, remains as Director of the Parish Social Action Apostolate.
The Form for the constituents of the Parish Social Action Apostolate Secretariat herewith attached should be filled up and sumitted to the Archdiocesan Director at your earliest convenience.
Very sincerely in the GOOD LORD,
(SGD) + OSCAR V. CRUZ, DD, Archbishop
17 February 2009
The Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
(Central Pangasinan, Philippines)