Circular Letter 2011/27: Caritas Lingayen-Dagupan Offerings
September 1, 2011
Blessed Francis and Blessed Vincent, ORSA
My dear brother priests and religious sisters and brothers:
In commemoration of the liturgical memorial of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta on September 5, we shall observe Caritas Lingayen-Dagupan Day to promote awareness among our Catholic faithful, specially the youth and children, of the primacy of charity in Christian discipleship. On this same occasion, we shall launch the Caritas Lingayen-Dagupan Offerings. This collection is not so much a fund raising scheme but more a program to raise awareness about the charity work of Caritas Lingayen-Dagupan and the obligation to sustain this charity work.
The Caritas Lingayen-Dagupan Offerings will be from September 5, memorial of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and will conclude on September 27, memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Apostle of the Poor. The offerings must be remitted to the Chancery by the first week of October. As it is with the mission collection in schools and parishes, we shall also bestow awards to the parishes and schools with the highest Caritas LD Offerings.
I trust that our parish and school communities will avail of this opportunity before us to promote the mandate of the Lord to “Love one another”.
I invoke the blessings of God upon this project and upon all who will support it.
+SOCRATES B. VILLEGAS
Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan
The Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
(Central Pangasinan, Philippines)