Archdiocesan Council of the Laity, Archdiocese of Jaro

Official Name Commission on the Laity, Archdiocese of Jaro
Other Name or Acronym JACL
Vision -Mission Inspired by the Holy Spirit

We, the people of the Archdiocese of Jaro journeying together in inculturated faith Envision a Church that is:

  • a community of disciples modeled after the communion of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit
  • a renewed, alive and participative, evangelized and evangelizing
  • a Church of the Poor where there is justice and integral development of the human person.

In our journeying together to unite all things in Christ we commit ourselves

As individual persons and family:

to grow in holiness with prayers, sacrifices and selfless involvement through the Word of God and the Eucharist

As a community of persons and family:

to live in equal dignity recognizing and complementing each one’s special role in the Kingdom of God.

to be a truly a serving Filipino Church growing in solidarity with each other, through the evangelized and evangelizing basic ecclesial communities, promoting total human development on Truth, Justice, Peace and Love.

Invoking then the help of San Lorenzo Ruiz our first Filipino saint, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Patroness of our Archdiocese, St. Joseph and Mary, the Mother of the Church.

We ask the Father to bless us and our efforts.

Composition of Membership The Commission of the Laity of the Archdiocese of Jaro is composed of Heads of the different Marian Movements, Organizations (MAMO) and Lay Organizations, Movements and Associations (LOMAs) and the Fourteen (14) Vicarial Lay Representatives from the fourteen (14) vicariates of the Archdiocese of Jaro.
Year established (N.B. not stated)
Year accredited w/ laiko (N.B. not stated)
Main Activities As stated in the Decrees on the Laity in the Third Diocesan Synod of Jaro

Article 62. Orientational Thrust

The Laity by the gift of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist commit to:

  • To live fully their vocation to holiness of life;
  • To actively participate in the mission of salvation and take the lead in the renewal of the temporal order.

Article 63. The Archdiocesan Commission on the Laity (ACL) shall be established in the Archdiocese to oversee and steer the participation of the laity, particularly the LOMAS and MAMOS, in the life and mission of the Church especially in the thrust of building BECs. This will include the Jaro Archdiocesan Council of the Laity (JACL)

Article 64. The Archdiocesan Commission on the Laity (ACL) shall formulate a unified Pastoral Vision – Mission and corresponding comprehensive, integrated, and systematic Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan based on the Vision-Mission borne out of a participatory and consultative Process among the clergy and lay (adult and youth) towards a truly Filipino ecclesial community.

Article 65. The Archdiocesan Commission on the Laity (ACL) shall conduct regular and scientific profiling of the life and ministry of the laity in the Archdiocese of Jaro through a comprehensive study of their demography, sacramental life, church involvement and their social, political, religious, environmental, economic, cultural and technological status (SPREECT).

Article 66. The Archdiocesan Commission on the Laity (ACL) shall organize integrated on-going formation programs that (1) constitute the formation of the human person moving on to the family and the bigger community, (2) foster Clergy-Laity partnership.

Article 67. The Archdiocesan Commission on the Laity (ACL) shall come up with a directory of LOMAS and MAMOS that include their vision-mission, charism, history and other relevant information and shall integrate and engage them in the life and ministry of the Archdiocese.

Article 68.The Archdiocesan Commission on the Laity (ACL) shall coordinate with the Commission on Social Communications for a speedy and effective means of communicating and disseminating information, maximizing the use of different media to keep the laity in touch and properly informed and updated on Archdiocesan news and events.

AFFILIATIONS Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas –CBCP
Official Contact Address Commission of the Laity

Archdiocese of Jaro

Archbishop’s Residence

Jaro, Iloilo City 5000

Official Contact Numbers Telephone: + 63.2. 033. 329.4252, +

Fax:           + 63.2. 033.329.3197



Official Seal of the Archdiocese
Current Officers Commission Director : Rev. Fr. Joel F. Rudi

With a Clergy Director who was appointed by the Archbishop of Jaro, the Commission on the Laity of the Archdiocese of Jaro is governed by eight (8) Executive Officers and six (6) Board of Directors.

They were elected last December 3, 2008, for a term of one (1) year.

Elected Officers:

President:    Mr. Antonio Galaraga, ICCRS Coordinator & LOMAS President

Ist Vice President:    Ms. Estrellita Monroy, Children of Mary Immaculate, President & MAMO President

2nd Vice President:   Mrs. Natalie Trespeses, Vicariate of St. John, Vicarial Lay Representative

Secretary:    Ms. Ma. Teresa Jamili,  Diocesan Regent, Daughter of Mary Immaculate, Inc.

Treasurer:    Mrs. Emma Victoria,  Vicarial Regent, Daughters of Mary Immaculate, Inc.

Auditor:    Mr. Noel Rojo,  Facilitator

Business Manager:    Mr. Raymund Pradas,  Archdiocesan Datu, Barangay Sang Virgen, Iloilo   Chapter

P.R.O.:    Ms. Ma. Cecilia Melancio, Vicariate of St. Simon the Zealot, Vicarial Lay Representative

Board of Directors:

Mrs. Victoria Patingan, Vicariate of Sts. Philip & James, Vicarial Lay Representative

Mr. Ronilo Compas, Vicariate of St. Matthew, Vicarial Lay Representative

Mrs. Norma Magbanua, Vicariate of St. Matthew, Vicarial Lay Representative

Mr. Noel Vergara, Vicariate of St. Jude Thaddeus, Vicarial Lay Representative

Mrs. Josefa Madrones, Vicariate of St. Bartholomew, Vicarial Lay Representative

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