Diocesan Council of the Laity, Diocese of Kalookan

Official Name Council of the Laity of Kalookan
Other Name or Acronym CLK
Vision We are the organization that coordinates with the vicariate coordinators and parish pastoral councils within the Diocese of Kalookan regarding the activities and projects of the Diocese.
Mission We undertake the development and formation of lay leaders who are ready to assume co-responsibility with clergy and religious towards a renewed integral evangelization in the Catholic Church in the Philippines.
Year Established August 22, 2003
Year Accredited w/ Laiko August 2006

Previously called the District Pastoral Council of the Ecclesiastical District of Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas, the Council of the Laity of Kalookan (CLK) started its existence when the Papal Bull dated June 28, 2003, executed by His Holiness Pope John Paul II, created the Diocese of Kalookan.

The Diocese was erected on August 22, 2003 comprising the Cities of Kalookan (South), Malabon and Navotas.

The incumbent Board of Officers and its Spiritual Director Msgr. Boanerges A. Lechuga, P.C. created the CLK in order to take care of the daily needs of the Diocese, to support the projects and activities of the Diocese, Parish Pastoral Council of each parish, the different ministries and organizations.

Organizational Structure

The CLK is governed by the Executive Board and Administrative Council, the officers and members of which are appointed by the Bishop of the Diocese.

CLK has the following officers: President, First Vice-President, Second Vice- President, Secretary, Treasurer and Vicariate Coordinators.

The Executive Committee of CLK is composed of:

President: Atty. Aurora A. Santiago

Vice President: Virgilio Rafael

Secretary: Bong Casuyon

Treasurer: Nancy Abcede

Auditor – Lourdes de Dios

 Vicariate Coordinators:

San Roque:    Dr. Ted Sandel

Our Lady of Grace

San Bartolome

San Jose de Navotas:    Atty. Aurora A. Santiago

Sacred Heart

Consultant:    Mr. Carlos E. Reyes

Spiritual Director:    Msgr. Boanerges A. Lechuga, P.C. (Vicar General)

The Bishop appointed the first and incumbent Diocesan Council of the Laity.

Composition of Membership

CLK is made up of Vicariate Coordinators appointed by the Bishop of Kalookan, upon the recommendation of the Vicar Forane and the Spiritual Adviser, and all Parish Pastoral Council Chairpersons elected by the Parish or appointed by the respective Parish Priest, within the Diocese, including Church Organizations, Movements and Church-oriented groupings.

It is under the direct supervision and guidance of its Spiritual Director and the Bishop. All programs of CLK are approved first by the Spiritual Director and the Bishop before they are sent out for implementation.

Main Activities The CLK assists the clergies, the respective Parish Pastoral Councils, the Church organizations and ministries in their respective activities.
Affiliations Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas – CBCP
Official Contact Address Diocese of Kalookan, Chancery Office, San Roque Cathedral Compound, Mabini St., Caloocan City
Contact Numbers Tel. Nos.02. 288.9116; Fax No.02.287.3693
Email Address ausantiago@yahoo.com


The theme, the Latin words “DUC IN ALTUM” (Lk: 5:4) – “put out in the deep” – Adopted the Logo of the Diocese – The three major symbols of the Coat of Arms represent the three jurisdictions that comprise the Diocese of Kalookan; namely: The Monument at the very center represents Kaloocan City, from which the name of the Diocese was derived; the Fishes on the right represent the City of Malabon; the Banca on the left represents the City of Navotas (then, a municipality).

The red color of lower half of the insignia symbolizes not only the valor of the martyrdom of our Philippine heroes with which Kalookan is noted for, but, more importantly, the sanguine ardor, fortitude and love of the Diocese of Kalookan in the fulfillment of her mission.

The blue color of the upper half of the insignia denotes the Marian Character of the diocesan ministry.

The Cross on the top of the insignia signifies the centrality of Jesus Christ in the life and function of the entire Diocese while the dove, hovering above the Monument, represents the Holy Spirit sanctifying the lives of the People of God – the bishop, the priests, religious men and women and the laity – in the new diocesebinds together all the elements of the insignia and captures the spirit and direction of the Diocese of Kalookan in the Third Christian Millenium.

The new diocese, powered by the love of Jesus and the grace of the Holy Spirit sails forth with faith and courage accompanied by Mary, to casts its net so that a bountiful harvest may be reaped for the Glory of God and the salvation of souls.

Current Officers Current set of officers:

President: Atty. Aurora A. Santiago

Vice President: Virgilio Rafael

Secretary: Bong Casuyon

Treasurer: Nancy Abcede

Auditor – Lourdes de Dios

Spiritual Director:    Msgr. Boanerges A. Lechuga, P.C. (Vicar General)

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