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Capiz young people bounce back after Yolanda

One hundred out-of-school youths receive training on bread and pastry making, carpentry, massage, and meat and fish processing, finding employment afterwards CAPIZ, Philippines – Warren Lavapiez felt his family lost everything after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) rampaged through their tiny village in the Capiz town of Sigma. “The roof, walls, and even the posts,” the 24-year-old out-of-school youth recounted how his house was blown away. When all was silent after Yolanda had created unforgettable damage, Warren realized that his family was in far greater trouble. They had just planted rice for the cropping period, but it was all destroyed, further leaving them in debt. “My father borrowed money to buy the rice seedlings for that season. Our expected yield from the harvest period would have paid the rent for the rice land. We own the land, but it is pawned,” he said in Bisaya. But almost a year after Yolanda ... Read More »

Reflections For Lent, Holy Week And Easter 2014

REFLECTIONS FOR LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2014 Celebrating the Year of the Laity in the Spirit of Evangelii Gaudium COMMISSION ON LITURGY Archdiocese of Capiz REFLECTIONS FOR LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2014 Celebrating the Year of the Laity in the Spirit of Evangelii Gaudium Table of Contents Foreword Acknowledgments CBCP Statement for the Year of the Laity Ash Wednesday:    Fr. Gybbyn G. Gumban (click here) 1st Sunday of Lent:    Holy Father’s Lenten Message (click here) 2nd Sunday of Lent:    Fr. Dexter Dais (click here) 3rd Sunday of Lent:    Fr. Jeffrey Everett Estrella (click here) 4th Sunday of Lent:    Fr. Rey Villanoy Jr. (click here) 5th Sunday of Lent:    Fr. Ramille Bigcas (click here) Palm Sunday:    Fr. Patrick Advincula (click here) Holy Thursday    Fr. Berman D. Ibañez (click here) Good Friday        Fr. Marven Francisco (click here) SIETE PALABRAS Introduction:      Msgr. Victor Bendico Click here 1st Word: “Father, ... Read More »

‘MUCH STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE’

'MUCH STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE' Social Action volunteers share experiences with 'Yolanda' survivors               FOR the volunteers of the Capiz Archdiocesan Social Action Center (CASAC), providing relief goods, medical assistance, construction materials, and other necessities to the typhoon survivors is not enough.             "Much still needs to be done," CASAC volunteer Sarah Jane Valiente said.             A regular staff of the Commission on Social Communications and Mass Media, she has been active in some of the CASAC's programs even before the onslaught of super typhoon "Yolanda." She was automatically tapped to assist in the distribution of relief goods to the survivors.             "Individuals and organizations here and abroad channel their donations, whether in cash or in kind, through the CASAC. And we deliver these goods to our brothers and sisters who badly need our help," said Valiente, whose own house in Jagnaya, Jamindan, Capiz, was partially damaged by ... Read More »

Social Action works with individuals, NGOs in relief, medical, and rehabilitation operations

A MONTH after super typhoon “Yolanda” hit Capiz, the Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace partnered with several individuals and non-government organizations and institutions in providing relief, medical assistance, and rehabilitation efforts to the survivors. The relief operations began days after the typhoon struck, as Rev. Fr. Mark Q. Granflor, chairman of the Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace, some priests and volunteers, gathered goods and distributed them to survivors from different areas in the archdiocese. Donations in cash and in kind continuously trickled in, especially after the commission created a social media account to easily facilitate aid from different parts of the world. To date, the commission has distributed relief goods — food packs that include rice, mongo, canned goods, instant noodles, and bottled water; as well as used clothing, toiletries that include bath soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, laundry soap; and candles and matches. Furthermore, Rev. Fr. ... Read More »

Help Capiz

Fr. Mark Granflor Relief Operations Coordinating Center of the Archdiocese of Capiz  PESO ACCOUNT ACCOUNT NAME: ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF CAPIZ BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (BPI) ROXAS – Plaridel Branch ACCOUNT NO. 001103-3879-02 SWIFT CODE: BOPIPHMM ROUTING NO. 0210-0002-1 DOLLAR ACCOUNT ACCOUNT NAME: ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF CAPIZ BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (BPI) ROXAS – Plaridel Branch ACCOUNT NO. 1104-0246-76 SWIFT CODE: BOPIPHMM ROUTING NO. 0210-0002-1 EURO ACCOUNT ACCOUNT NAME: ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF CAPIZ BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (BPI) ROXAS – Plaridel Branch ACCOUNT NO. 001104-0247-22 SWIFT CODE: BOPIPHMM ROUTING NO. 0210-0002-1 Read More »

Archbishop Advincula ordains Rev. Fr. Alfred L. Asuncion

The Most Rev. Jose F. Advincula, Jr., D.D. consecrates the hands of Rev. Fr. Alfred L. Asuncion during the latter's ordination to the priesthood on November 20, 2013 at the Saint Sebastian church in Jamindan, Capiz. Fr. Asuncion is currently the Archdiocese's vice-chancellor. He is also a spiritual director and professor at the Sancta Maria Mater et Regina Seminarium in Cagay, Roxas City. Read More »

Rev. Fr. Ivan Mikhael Delfin ordained to the sacred order of presbyters

The Most Rev. Jose F. Advincula, Jr., D.D., archbishop of Capiz, officiated the ordination to the Sacred Order of Prysbyters of Rev. Fr. Mikhael Delfin at the Saint Lawrence the Deacon church in Panitan, Capiz on November 19, 2013. Fr. Delfin is currently the Principal of the St. Pius X Seminary in Lawa-an, Roxas City.  Read More »

Archdiocesan Social Action continues province-wide relief operations

THE Archdiocesan Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace distributed relief goods on November 16, 2013 to several barangays badly hit by super typhoon “Yolanda.” Two teams were deployed to distribute basic commodities that include rice, canned goods, instant noodles and bottled water to some 1,519 beneficiaries from coastal barangays: Basiao in Ivisan town; barangays Quiajo, Pandan, Pinamijagan and Sitio Caduolan in President Roxas town; and Manapao, Pontevedra. Aside from distributing goods, the teams also assessed the damaged houses of these beneficiaries. According to volunteer Sarah Jane Valiente, “Many houses were totally damaged. Some residents, grateful for the goods they received said they could provide food for their families, but the urgent need for them now is to rebuild their houses.” They need more construction materials for house roofings, repairs for their bancas and clearing of fallen big trees on houses and roads. Meanwhile, Bishop Broderick Pabillo, auxiliary bishop of ... Read More »

Vaya con Dios, Msgr. Onie!

His Excellency, the Most Rev. Jose F. Advincula, Jr., D.D., Archbishop of Capiz, with the Clergy, the Family of the Deceased, and the Christian faithful of the archdiocese, announces the passing to eternal life of the Most Rev. Onesimo Cadiz Gordoncillo, D.D., Archbishop Emeritus of Capiz, after having received the last sacraments on the 13th of November 2013 at 5:23 p.m. Msgr. Onie, as he was fondly called, was appointed as the 2nd Archbishop of Capiz on the 18th of June 1986. He served the archdiocese until his retirement. The mass of Christian burial of a bishop is at 9:30 a.m. on the 21st of November 2013, Thursday, at the Carmelite monastery oratory in Lawa-an, Roxas City, Capiz. Interment follows at the Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral. The wake is at the monastery oratory. Laus Deo! Read More »

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