500 Years of Christianity Countdown

Circular 2020 – 24

15 August 2020

 

TO: ALL CLERGY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: ARCHDIOCESAN CHURCHES OF INTERCESSION DURING THE PANDEMIC

 

Dear Reverend Fathers: Greetings in the Lord!

The parishes under the patronage of San Roque (Blumentritt, Pasay, Mandaluyong, Sampaloc)

led by their pastors Reverend Fathers Antonio B. Navarete, Jr., Paschal Gorgonia, Aries Reyes

and Leo Nilo Mangussad submitted a petition to declare their parish churches as Archdiocesan

Churches of Intercession during the Pandemic. Upon the recommendation of the Archdiocesan

Liturgical Commission and our Judicial Vicar, we have acceded to the said petition.

 

While all parishes are churches of intercession, these parishes under the patronage of San Roque

will take the lead in organizing devotional and liturgical activities as well as other appropriate

programs that will serve the sick, the front liners and the poor during this time of pandemic in

the Archdiocese of Manila.

 

We beg the almighty and merciful God, the source of all life, health and healing, to look with

compassion on our world, brought low by the corona virus pandemic. We ask him to protect us

in the midst of the grave challenges that assail us and in his fatherly providence grant recovery

to the stricken, strength to those who care for them, success to those working to eradicate this

Scourge and grow in faith and charity as disciples of the Lord.

 

Let us implore the prayers and intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Health of the Sick and

San Roque during this time of pandemic.

 

Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

+BRODERICK S. PABILLO

Apostolic Administrator of Manila