RE: CELEBRATION OF WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY 2015
The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord which falls on May 17, 2015 is also declared “World Communications Day” since the Second Vatican Council.
Now on its 49th year, the theme chosen by the Holy Father Pope Francis is titled: “Communicating the family: a privileged place of encounter with the gift of love.”
I am sending the complete and summarized messages of the Holy Father as well as a 5-minute video which you can reproduce and distribute to your parishes to serve as supplements to your homilies. These materials can also be downloaded from our site: www.cbcp-ecsc.org
Please be reminded as usual to hold second collections in all the masses of your parishes on this day. Twenty percent of the collections will be used for the pastoral projects of the CBCP ECSC while the rest, you may utilize for your Diocesan Ministry of Social Communications. This year, 2015 the Episcopal Commission of Social Communications plans to hold its first Media Convention for our Diocesan Media Coordinators this August 11 – 13, 2015 at the Pope Pius XII Center, Manila. Details will be announced later.
Kindly remit your contributions under the name “CBCP Episcopal Commission on Social Communications and Mass Media” or simply “CBCP-ECSC”. You may also deposit directly to BPI account no. 4951-0078-17 as soon as possible. Please inform us of this deposit through email or telephone.
Once again, thank you for your wholehearted support to our commission. May the Holy Spirit continue to fill our hearts with passion to proclaim the Gospel through the means of Social Communications in the service of the family.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
MOST REV. MYLO HUBERT C. VERGARA, D.D.