Parish Pastoral Council

VISION. MISSION. VALUES.

SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF ARANZAZU PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL IS AN INSTITUTION THAT BRINGS TOGETHER LAY PEOPLE AND THEIR PARISH PRIEST, TO WORK JOINTLY TO BUILD THE PARISH AS A LIVING CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS LIKEWISE CARE ABOUT PARISH LIFE IN OTHER COMMUNITIES OF THE DIOCESE, SHARE IN THE CONCERNS OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH, AND STRIVE TO BRING THE GOSPEL MESSAGE TO ALL PEOPLE AND PLACES. THESE GUIDELINES FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE PARISH OF OUR LADY OF ARANZAZU, SAN MATEO, RIZAL, WAS ADOPTED FROM THE STATUTES THAT GOVERN THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL IN ALL THE PARISHES IN THE DIOCESE OF ANTIPOLO IN PURSUANCE TO THE SPIRIT OF VATICAN II AND SPECIFICALLY THE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW CODE OF CANON LAW FOR THE PURPOSE OF FULFILLING THE CHURCH’S MINISTRY IN THE PARISH LEVEL.

THE PASTORAL COUNCIL: IT’S VISION AND MISSION

WE DESIRE TO FORM A COMMUNITY OF DISCIPLES OF THE RISEN CHRIST REALIZED BY SMALL ECCLESIAL COMMUNITIES NOURISHED BY THE EUCHARIST AND ENLIGHTENED BY THE WORD OF GOD WHERE PRIEST AND LAITY WORSHIP, SHARE AND SERVE TOGETHER ACCORDING TO THEIR GOD-GIVEN CHARISMS AND THROUGH THE VARIOUS MINISTRIES TOWARDS THE RENEWAL OF OUR SOCIETY AND THE PRESERVATION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT SO THAT THE MISSION OF CHRIST MAY BE LIVED AND SHARED WITH THE TOTAL COMMUNITY, A MISSION THAT RECOGNIZES GOD’S UNIVERSAL LOVE AND PREFERENTIAL OPTION FOR THE POOR AND THE OPPRESSED.

Worship Ministry

HEAD: SIS. RAQUEL “ROCKY” ORTEGA
FOR IT IS IN LITURGY THROUGH WHICH, ESPECIALLY IN THE DIVINE SACRIFICE OF THE EUCHARIST, THE WORK OF OUR REDEMP­TION IS ACCOMPLISHED; AND IT IS THROUGH THE LITURGY, ESPE­CIALLY, THAT THE FAITHFUL ARE ENABLED TO EXPRESS IN THEIR LIVES AND MANIFEST TO OTHERS THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST AND THE REAL NATURE OF THE TRUE CHURCH. (SACROSANCTUM CONCILIUM NO. 2)

Evangelization & Lay Formation Ministry

HEAD: BRO. RAMON RODRIGUEZ
THE CHURCH’S ESSENTIAL MISSION, FOLLOWING THAT OF CHRIST, IS A MISSION OF EVANGELIZATION AND SALVATION. SHE DRAWS HER ZEAL FROM THE DIVINE LOVE. EVANGELIZATION IS THE PROCLAMATION OF SALVATION, WHICH IS A GIFT OF GOD. (PCP 11 NO. 241)

Social & Human Development Ministry

HEAD: SIS. CECILIA “CECIL” ROCA
THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME TO BRING GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR, TO PROCLAIM LIBERTY TO CAPTIVES, AND TO GIVE NEW SIGHT TO THE BLIND; TO FREE THE OPPRESSED AND ANNOUNCE THE LORD’S YEAR OF MERCY. (LUKE 4:16‑19)

Temporalities Ministry

HEAD: BRO. BENJAMIN “JEPPOY” BUENVIAJE
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS THE INHERENT RIGHT, INDE­PENDENTLY OF ANY SECULAR POWER, TO ACQUIRE, RETAIN, ADMIN­ISTER AND ALIENATE TEMPORAL GOODS, IN PURSUIT OF ITS PROPER OBJECTIVES. THESE PROPER OBJECTIVES ARE PRINCIPALLY THE REGU­LATION OF DIVINE WORSHIP, THE PROVISION OF FITTING SUPPORT FOR THE CLERGY AND OTHER MINISTERS, AND THE CARRYING OUT OF WORKS OF THE SACRED APOSTOLATE AND OF CHARITY, ESPECIALLY FOR THE NEEDY. (CANON 1254)

Youth Ministry

HEAD: SIS. LIA ANDREA “LIA” SALAMAT
THE YOUTH ARE AMONG THE MOST ACTIVE IN RAISING THE SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS NOT ONLY OF THEIR PEERS BUT ALSO OF THEIR ELDERS. THEY ARE IN THE VANGUARD OF MUCH CAUSE­ ORIENTED ORGANIZATIONS AND ARE ACTIVE IN THE SOCIAL APOSTOLATE OF THE CHURCH. IN ADDITION, ALL OF THEM NEED THE SUP­PORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT, THE ENABLING APOSTOLATE OF THE REST OF THE CHURCH. (PCP 11 NO. 384)

Vocation Ministry

HEAD: BRO. LEODAN LACETA
THE JOURNEY OF THE PRIESTLY VOCATION BEGINS WITH A CALL BY JESUS, A DRAWING TO HIS PERSON, A DESIRING TO DO WELL TO OTHERS. [BUT] QUITE NORMALLY THIS JOURNEY STARTS AT HOME WHERE EVANGELIZATION FIRST TAKES PLACE, AND WHERE THE SEED OF A VOCATION IS FIRST NURTURED… [PARENTS ARE THEREFORE CALLED ESPECIALLY TO] FOSTER, NOT BLOCK THE GROWTH OF PRIESTLY VOCATION. (PCP II NO. 466, 565)

Family & Life Apostolate Ministry

HEAD: BRO. ARNULFO “JOJO” MATOCINOS JR. & SIS. CELISA “LISA” MATOCINOS
THE FUTURE OF HUMANKIND PASSES THROUGH THE FAMILY. SO DOES THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH. HENCE, THE CHURCH SHOULD DIRECT ITS PRIMARY ATTENTION TO THE CHRISTIAN FAM­ILY SO THAT IT MAY BECOME NOT ONLY THE OBJECT BUT ALSO THE SUBJECT OF EVANGELIZATION. (PCP 11 NO. 597)

Media & Public Information Ministry

HEAD: BRO. ARNEL YANGO
THE PARISH MEDIA ENCOMPASSES ON MAXIMIZING THE AVAILABLE TOOLS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS, BROADCASTS, MEDIA RESOURCES, WEBSITES, ADVERTISING, GRAPHICS, AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT IN THE AREAS OF THE NEWS CASTING, AUDIO, VIDEO, LIGHTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY. (INTER MIRIFICA,VATICAN)

Shrine Council

HEAD: REV. FR. MOWIE VILLAMAYOR (up to January 2017)
A Pilgrim community committed to the pastoral care of Shrines and Pilgrimages, making these channels of renewed evangelization to deeply experience God so that with the whole church, we journey towards the heavenly Jerusalem. (excerpts from https://www.facebook.com/pg/acsp2015/about/)

Year of the Parish Logo

The circles of people whose hands are intertwined symbolize the communion within the Basic Ecclesiastical Communities (BECs). These communities are linked together by the outline of the cross which signifies the parish as communion of communities. It also includes other faith communities and organizations that are in the parish that – although trans-parochial in nature- are called to actively take part in the life of the parish and BECs. The outline of the cross also symbolizes the vertical and horizontal dimension of communion – communion with the Triune God and with each other. The bread and chalice at the center symbolize the Eucharist which is the sacrament and celebration of this communion. The bible which is also at the center symbolizes the Word of God that is shared and proclaimed which is the source of faith and basis of communion and which nourishes and build up communion. The sun rays symbolize the light of Christ that shines in the life of the members of parish and these communities.

The theme: “Forming BECs that are agents of communion, participation and mission” is a call to action for all the members of the parish, the BECs and the trans-parochial faith communities and organizations to work together to build up the BECs where communion is experienced and that actively participate in the prophetic mission of evangelization, in sanctification and liturgical celebration, and in the mission of social transformation and making the kingdom of God – a kingdom of justice, peace, harmony and freedom – a reality. (http://cbcpbec.com/?p=3227)

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