QUEZON City, Nov. 5, 2015 – The Diocese of Cubao’s Formation Ministry invites the public to take part in a “Year of Mercy”-inspired gathering that will reflect on the link between the Divine Mercy devotion and the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Nov. 14, Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 3/F Chancery Building, Diocese of Cubao, Lantana St. cor. New York St., Cubao, Quezon City.
“As we look forward to several celebrations coming up in the Church, I could sense a certain convergence. I find the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy very timely, considering that we in the Philippines will be celebrating the Year of the Eucharist and the Family in 2016,” shared Fr. Omer Prieto, a Marian speaker and retreat master for the laity, religious, and the clergy both here in the Philippines and overseas.
According to him, the celebration echoes the theme chosen for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in January: “Christ in You, the Hope for Glory.”
Prieto noted this pertains specifically to a “new indwelling of Christ in us” realized through consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and made possible by God’s Mercy.
Way to glory
Themed “Divine Mercy, Our Way to Glory,” the free event is part of the formation series on “Living Our Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary” begun by the Diocese of Cubao in line with the call of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to live out the consecration to the Immaculate Heart in June 8, 2013.
This year, it aims to prepare the faithful spiritually for the forthcoming 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) to be held in Cebu in Jan. 2016.
While the event is open to all, participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch.
The Sacrament of Confession will be available in the morning and Anticipated Sunday Mass will be celebrated to end the activity.
For inquiries, interested parties are advised to contact: 0916-4350-392 or (02) 505-78-25. (Raymond A. Sebastián / CBCP News)