Diocesan Council of the Laity, Diocese of Antipolo

Official   Name Diocesan Council of the Laity of Antipolo
Acronym CLAN
Vision and Mission

“We envision ourselves as a Community of Disciples centered on Christ, animated by the Holy Spirit and guided by Mary, our Mother and Model.”

“We shall endeavor to involve ourselves in an integral/continuing formation; actively participate in the task of building ecclesial communities; engage in the implementation of the Acts and Decrees of PCPII and the First Synod of Antipolo; restore the home as we strengthen family solidarity; build the Church of the Poor; safeguard and nurture the most cherished treasures of our heritage of God; live the Gospel and cherished Filipino values.”

Year Established 1992
Year Accredited w/ Laiko 1992

The laity in Antipolo used to be represented in the Diocesan Pastoral Council which was composed of clergy, religious men and women and lay people which was organized in January 21, 1987. It was later found more convenient to organize a purely lay organization, thus on November 6, 1992, then Bishop Protacio G. Gungon approved a Constitution and By-laws for the laity, hence the CLAN officially came into existence thereafter.

Organizational Structure and

Composition of Membership

The Council of the Laity of Antipolo (CLAN) is composed of the presidents/representatives of the parish pastoral councils in the fifty four (54) parishes of the Diocese and the presidents/representatives of religious organizations and movements with a   diocesan set-up which are the Catholic Womens League, the Mother Butler Guild, the Legion of Mary, the Apostleship of Prayer, the Holy Name Society, the Charismatic Movement, the Adoracion Nocturna Filipina and the Cursillos in Christianity.

The CLAN has an Executive Board composed of its six (6) officers, who are appointed by the Bishop, from among   three (3) nominees submitted by the CLAN for every position. The officers hold office for two (2) years. The entire CLAN membership meets every two (2) months.

Main Activities

The CLAN has however undertaken special projects among which are the organization and activation of Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PCRV) and the implementation of the BEC and CLAYE programs. The CLAN was also an active participant in the movement against the establishment of a landfill in San Mateo and in the campaign against destructive quarrying in the hills of Montalban and other parts of the diocese. The CLAN sponsored symposia on ecology and drug addiction. As part of its tasks the CLAN re-echoed the seminars on Leadership Training and the Role of the Laity in Social Transformation. It has actively participated in the launching of the Pondo ng Pinoy project and sponsored a symposium on Lay Leadership for Responsible Governance initiated by the LAIKO.The members of the CLAN participated in all the events of importance in the diocese and in archdiocesan and national conferences and activities.


Affiliations Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas
Official Contact Address 6 Narra St. Marikina Heights, Marikina City
Official Contact Numbers Telephone: + 63.2.941.2791

Fax: + 63.2.942.2388

Email Address audienceimpact@yahoo.com


(N.B. Official Seal of the Diocese)
Current Officers Spiritual Director                 Most. Rev. Gabriel V. Reyes, D.D.

President                             Justice Salome A. Montoya

Vice President                     Atty. Carmencita P. Logan

Secretary                            Erlinda C. San Esteban

Treasurer                             Amor G. Bolinao

Auditor                                 Dolor Dacanay

PRO                                    Rhorie B. Cruz

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