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University Chaplain's Circular Letter | July 12, 2018

I am sending to you the copy of the Pastoral Exhortation of our bishops “REJOICE AND BE GLAD!” Let us take time to read and reflect on the call of our bishops to remember the grace gifted to us as sons and daughters of God by striving to be peacemakers, bearers of faith, hope and love in these troubled times in our country. Moreover, our bishops invite us:



Heeding the invitation of our shepherds, the HAU community will dedicate JULY 16-19, 2018 AS DAYS OF FASTING, ALMSGIVING AND PRAYER, celebrating the Eucharist offered:


INVOKING GOD’S MERCY AND JUSTICE ON THOSE WHO HAVE BLASPHEMED GOD’S HOLY NAME, THOSE WHO SLANDER AND BEAR FALSE WITNESS, AND THOSE WHO COMMIT MURDER OR JUSTIFY MURDER AS A MEANS FOR FIGHTING CRIMINALITY IN OUR COUNTRY (July 16);


FOR THOSE WHO SERVE IN PUBLIC OFFICE (for the promotion of common good) (July 17);


FOR THE MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH (for forgiveness and conversion) (July 18);


FOR OUR BELOVED COUNTRY, THE PHILIPPINES (for peace and justice) (July 19).


I invite the HAU community to participate in the Eucharist and do acts of sacrifices like fasting and helping the poor and the needy and doing good, in our own little ways.


Let us always be vigilant and let us always follow Jesus’s way in these trying times in our faith and in our country. Let us also entrust ourselves to the embrace of Mary, our Mother, who stood firm for her faith in her Son, even in the trying moments of her life.


May I request that the Pastoral Exhortation be posted on bulletin boards of our offices.


God bless us all! God bless our country!


Invoking God’s blessings upon you,


FR. JAYSON B. MIRANDA


DOWNLOAD CBCP’s Pastoral Exhortation here: https://bit.ly/2upOBPb


Date Posted: 07-16-2018