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COMMISSION ON SERVICE TO HUMAN PROMOTION

 

Scripture establishes the inviolable and inalienable dignity of the human person as created in the image and likeness of God (Gn 1: 26). On this foundation of human dignity is based the tradition of Catholic Social Teachings which repeats the need to work for, aim at, and uphold authentic human development and pursue at all times and places the common good. One principle enshrined in the tradition of social teachings is the need to dialogue with the times, the need to be in solidarity with culture, the need to be in touch with the vagaries contingent in the history of nations and peoples of the world.

The Commission works for the full development of human persons - especially the financially-challenged and the marginalized; and for the social conditions necessary to achieve it in order to protect their human dignity as God’s children created in His image and likeness.  The commission develops and pursues programs and supports advocacies that defend the dignity of human life and responsible care of all forms of creation though people empowerment and community development.  The commission likewise attends to the immediate needs of the community during emergencies

The diocese's flagship program for the Year of the Poor in 2014, Journey in Faith to Action was initially conceptualized by the parish commission as an experiential formation program that seeks to transform the parish community: first the individuals, by developing in them the poverty that sanctifies; then collectively as a community, by serving as instruments in alleviating the poor from the poverty that dehumanizes.

With the barangay, the commission undertakes the Date with our Lord Program, bringing the sick and physically-handicapped parishioners in developing areas to attend regular Sunday Mass in the church.

The Commission has also conceptualized and implemented the AKAP Program with the Commission on Family.  This institutionalizes the Cared and Caring Families, a partnership program which leads selected financially-challenged families to be mentored spiritually, emotionally and materially by caring families. Through their regular interaction, mutual assistance is given, thus concretizing what St Pope John Paul II once said, "Nobody is so poor that he has nothing to give; and nobody is so rich that he has nothing to receive..."


Coordinator:  Emilia Capito

CoSHP Day:  Alay Kapwa Sunday (Palm Sunday)



Social Services and Development Ministry

 

The ministry implements community service and development programs on health and wellness, education, and livelihood. It promotes  the general well-being and improvement of the quality of life of  the parishioners, especially among the marginalized. The Health and Wellness Ministry handles the operations of the Parish Clinic, assisting patients on their health concerns. Volunteer-doctors provide professional help to patients as scheduled.  The ministry also provides needed information on various illnesses and ways to prevent these. The Educational Assistance Program sends financially-challenged students to public and private schools in the elementary, high school and collegiate levels, assisting their matriculation fees.  It may also provide transportation  allowance to the scholars.The Livelihood Ministry leads provides assistance to the members of the community as they engage in small-scale businesses, eqipping them with needed entrepreneurial skills. It likewise  maintains continuous and effective liaison with public and private individuals and organizations in need of skilled workers.



      Health and Wellness Ministry

                    Coordinator: Precy Gumogda

      Educational Assistance Ministry

                     Coordinator:  Judy San Mateo

      Livelihood Ministry

                     Coordinator:  Elvira Balinang



Good Governance, Public Affairs and Advocacy Ministry

The ministry explores the links between good governance and human rights and dignity in the areas of democratic institutions, delivery of services, the rule of law and anti-corruption measures. It promotes political awareness in the local and national levels, representing the parish during barangay assemblies.  It also mobilizes individuals and communities during local and national elections through the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting.

 

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Disaster Risk Reduction Management Ministry

The Disaster Risk Reduction Management Ministry  addresses cases of disasters  in the local and national levels and is guided by the four thematic areas of disaster prevention/mitigation, disaster preparedness, disaster response and disaster rehabilitation/recovery. It seeks to assist persons and families affected by disasters such as earthquakes, fire, typhoons and flooding. It collaborates with barangay and city officials and other government agencies in ensuring greater awareness on what to do during natural and man-made calamities. A culture of safety and resilience is part of a long term education process. It is incumbent that the ministry takes a leadership role in collaboration with affected key sectors for future prevention and planning.

 

        Coordinator:  Nanette Mojica


Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Ministry

The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Ministry strives to engage people in reflecting upon their life and circumstances in light of the Gospel call to justice. The ministry meets for prayer, discussion and planning, and provides educational opportunities about social justice and environment issues and enables people to respond in Christian action. Through this ministry, committed Catholics take responsibility to transform injustices in society: injustices against human dignity and human rights; against God’s creation, using Scriptures and the Social Teachings of the Church. The Integrity of Creation Ministry is at the helm of parish programs that undertakes environmental advocacies and implements corresponding action plans.The Restorative Justice Ministry  conducts regular visitation to the city jails, helping empower people [at our parish and the surroundings], to deal with issues of injustice so as to transform themselves and society. The ministry strives to create a just and caring world, where all peoples can participate and flourish as children of God.

 

         Justice & Peace Ministry

                     Coordinator: Kat Balinang

        Integrity of Creation Ministry

                     Coordinator: Mariko Franca

       Restorative Justice Ministry

Coordinator:  Lorna Kagingin

 

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ORGANIZATIONS

Daughters of Mary Immaculate

The organization unites Catholic women in a variety of opportunities for apostolic activity and strengthens the Catholic faith within the bonds of friendship. In order to have an active share in the life of the Church, the organization develops in its members the right apostolic attitude thereby leading them to do their share in the apostolic works in their community. The members are expected to develop active participation and/or involvement in the liturgical life of the community, exert energetic efforts to preserve a view of the whole human person in which the value of the intellect, will, conscience and fraternity are pre-eminent in a human and Christian spirit; and promote the good state of marriage and family life both by example and cooperation with people of good will. With the Knights of Columbus, the DMI holds its corporate Mass and meeting every fourth Sunday of the month.

Regent: Cita Alvarez

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Divine Mercy Prayer Group

The group fosters devotion to the Divine Mercy, praying for the sick and the dying and for those in trouble. The group meets regularly for song, prayer, and discussion of Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of St. Maria Faustina, as a small Christian community. The group aims for a revival in people's spiritual lives, thus developing genuineness in following God’s Will, through Jesus’ promise to trust in Him as His Mercy overflows for the one who surrenders completely to His will, plan and care.

Coordinator: Lourdes Amparo Tuason

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Knights of Columbus

The group is composed of men who render financial aid to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. They promote social and intellectual fellowship among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. They also provide honor guards during solemn liturgical functions and processions. The organization holds its Corporate Mass and meeting every fourth Sunday of the month.

Grand Knight: Lorenzo Garcia Jr.

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