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                In preparation for the January 2005 implementation of the Diocesan Ecclesiastical Evangelization Program’s (DEEP) Diocesan Pastoral Plan – Phase IV 2004-2009, the Local Church of the Diocese of Sorsogon is conducting a series of conferences/seminars with the purpose of disseminating information about the Program.

August 21, 2004

-          Family and Human Life Council Core Group at Gubat Parish Rectory, Gubat, Sorsogon.

-          Council on Service at Licup’s Hall, Sorsogon City

-          Council on the Laity at St. Matthew’s Hall, Sorsogon City

August 28-29

-          Community Organizers, Minor Seminary, Sorsogon City

September 11

-          Pastoral Moderators at every vicariate

a.        Sts. Peter & Paul, Sorsogon City

b.        Our Lady of the Pillar, Pilar, Sorsogon

c.        St. Anthony of Padua, Gubat, Sorsogon

d.       St. Michael the Archangel, Irosin, Sorsogon

e.        Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Bulan, Sorsogon

September 24

 -   Diocesan Women’s Network, St. Matthew’s Hall, Sorsogon City

September 26

              Family and Human life Coordinators, St. Matthew’s Hall, Sorsogon City

                The councils tasked with the formulation of specific guidelines and programs for implementation by the different commissions have an acronym of FLYMEWEST, i. e.: Family and Human Life, Laity, Youths, Worship, Education, Service, and Temporalities.


The Vision of the Diocese of Sorsogon & the Goals of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan:


The Vision:

                A community of FAITH living in LOVE according to the Gospel message, responding in SERVICE to the signs of the times, striving in HOPE, for the coming of the Kingdom.


Goals-Phase I-III:

1.        to form the local church into an evangelical and evangelizing communtiy of FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE

2.        to organize the Local Church of Sorsogon into a worshipping and serving community, present in small communities that give witness to a life of Unity, Justice, Peace, and Love.

3.        to organize in the Local Church of Sorsogon basic communities that are fully worshipping and serving, and empowered to give witness to Christian Stewardship.


Goal-Phase IV:


1.        to form a Local Church

a. where Faith and Life are integrated

b. where Justice and Love are the norms of social life, and

c. where authentic Christian families are formed through an effective organization, properly managed resource, and sufficient program of formation. £  (Juan G. Galindes)

Vol. XVI No.4 (August  - September 2004)

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