Balanga, 22 August 2011
“Go off by yourselves to a remote place and have some rest” (Mark 6,31)
My beloved and brother-priests:
Prayerful greetings of respect and reverence!
Please accept my gratitude for your gracious presence and selfless participation to our forthcoming Clergy of the Diocese of Balanga Annual Updating and Renewal on Stewardship, Solidarity, Financial System and Krisma which will be held at the Bataan Technological Parks Incorporated in Morong. I acknowledge with appreciative spirit your caring cooperation and collaboration for the success and spiritual benefits of our Updating and Renewal for the Diocese of Balanga.
Since our Updating and Renewal starts on September 12th and ends on the 16th please let us be reminded of the following:
1. We will stay and sleep, pray and play, dine and discuss at the Bataan Technological Parks Inc. during the said dates. No going out or going back to your parishes during those dates of September 12th to 16th.
2. Do the necessary arrangements for the daily celebrations of the Holy Eucharist on September 13th 14th and 15th. Look for priests who can fill in during your absence. If there is none whom you can find, you can announce that with my consent and decision, there will be no celebration of the Holy Eucharist on those dates.
3. Please ask our parishioners to pray for us.
With our sharing of time, talents and treasures; with our unified efforts and communal sacrifices we do everything for God’s greater glory, for the stability of our Diocese and for our personal sanctification.
With my paternal blessings and prayers, I remain
Sincerely yours in Christ Jesus,
+Ruperto Cruz Santos
Bishop of Balanga