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Laiko leads 'Laity Week' celebration Sept. 22-28

The Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (Council of the Laity of the Philippines) will spearhead this year's celebration of Laity Week, scheduled on September 22 to 28, and centered on the theme "Pamilyang Pilipino: Tagapagpahayag ng Mabuting Balita ng Bagong Milenyo".  The theme of the celebration focuses on the family and serves as a fitting preparation for the forthcoming Fourth World Meeting of Families in January next year.

The week-long festivities will be launched with an opening Mass to be held at 9 a.m. at the Manila Cathedral on September 22 under the auspices of the Council of the Laity of Manila (CLM).  The Mass will be presided by Msgr. Nestor Cerbo, rector of the Manila Cathedral, while Msgr. Josefino Ramirez, spiritual director of the CLM, will deliver the homily.  The closing rites will be held on September 26 with a Mass presided by Msgr. Ramirez at the Binondo Cathedral at 6 p.m.

Laity Week highlights the critical role of the laity in the life of the local Catholic Church. It honors San Lorenzo Ruiz and Blessed Pedro Calungsod, the patron saints of the Catholic laity of the Philippines.  Sponsoring institutions include the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (BCP), Episcopal Commission on Lay Apostolate, Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas, Archdiocesan Councils of the Laity, national lay organizations, transparochial communities, parish councils of the laity and parish pastoral councils.

Other September 2002 News:

ECMI belies media reports of expulsion of Filipinos in Italy and Israel

Laiko launches search for outstanding lay Catholic organizations

Children's Rosary Rally scheduled October 5

Bishop Celso Guevarra passes away

Holy Father won't be coming for World Meeting of Families

Palawan Bishop opposes recall moves vs. Puerto Princesa Mayor Socrates

Laiko leads 'Laity Week' celebration Sept. 22-28

National Seafarers' Day scheduled Sept.  29

Our Lady of Guadalupe parish church now an Archdiocesan Shrine

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