Diocesan Council of the Laity, Diocese of Pasig

Official Name Diocesan Council of the Laity of Pasig
Other Name or Acronym CLaP
Vision “We, the people of God in the Diocese of Pasig with total trust in God’s love, envision ourselves as a community of disciples of Jesus Christ proclaiming the Gospel of love and life.”
Mission “To realize our vision under the guidance of the Spirit of God, through the intercession of the Immaculate Conception, we shall embark on a renewed evangelization by: integral faith formation, making the family as the focal point of evangelization, journeying with the youth, seeking the active participation of the poor among us, and building and strengthening of the participatory church through basic ecclesial communities.”
Year Established October 1, 2004
Year Accredited w/ Laiko 2005
History In June 28, 2003, the Ecclesiastical Diocese of Pasig was finally created into a diocese by His Holiness, the late John Paul II. The newly created Diocese of Pasig is comprised of the civil territories of Pasig City, Taguig City and Pateros. The Most Rev. Francisco C. San Diego, D.D. was installed on August 21, 2003 as the first Bishop of the Diocese of Pasig.   He immediately plunged into work.   On several occasions, he met with the clergy and the laity, and thereafter organized various councils, including the Diocesan Council of the Laity of Pasig (CLaP), to take care of the mutual coordinating of the various lay associations and to assist in the diocese apostolic undertakings in the field of evangelization and sanctification.
Organizational Structure The Diocesan Council of the Laity of Pasig is composed of an executive committee of 9 officers and 4 vicariate coordinators appointed by the Bishop to serve as his consultative body.
Composition of Membership The Diocesan Council of the Laity of Pasig is composed of presidents/lay coordinators/representatives of the church recognized organizations, ministries and movements.
Main Activities Lay Formation –  conducts seminars for lay leaders of the diocese

Implementation – serves as an implementing arm of the Bishop regarding the participation of the laity in the life of the diocese, especially in the diocesan activities

Coordination    –  coordinates with various lay organizations regarding diocesan apostolic undertakings in the field of evangelization and sanctification

Affiliations Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas -CBCP
Official Contact Address Diocese of Pasig,

Plaza Malinao St., Pasig City

Official Contact Numbers Telephone: + 63.2.643.9325

Fax: + 63.2. 643.7038

Email Address councillaitypasig@yahoo.com
Logo

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The official seal of the Diocese of Pasig reflect the past and present of this newly erected ecclesiastical territory. The shield is divided in two by a wavy line composed of three pairs of white and blue. A light blue field occupies the upper part while a green field the lower part.

The light blue color symbolizes the sky and the Virgin Mary as the immaculate patroness of the diocese. The green field recalls the agricultural past of Pasig, made fertile by the Pasig River represented as a wavy line.

The pairs of wavy lines also represent the three towns from which the diocese has been constituted: Pasig, Taguig and Pateros. The towns are represented by the attributes of their patronal saints.

On the upper section is placed the monogram of Mary encircled by twelve gold and silver stars and below the monogram is a silver crescent moon, representing the Immaculate Conception, the patroness of the Diocese of Pasig.

An open book is the attribute of Sta. Ana, patroness of Taguig. She is often depicted teaching Virgin Mary her first letters. But the act of teaching the Virgin how to read is far less important than teaching her God’s covenant.

The clasp undone in the book represents the revelation of the Old and New Testaments. The Greek Alpha represents the letters of the alphabet; it is also the equivalent of the Hebrew letter for Aleph, which represents God as the beginning of all. Impaled behind the book is the pilgrim’s staff with a water container symbolic of San Roque and a simple cross symbolic of Santa Martha, both patrons of Pateros.

The belt represents the Augustinian friars who introduced Christianity in Pasig, the seat of the Diocese.

The Latin word “UT UNUM SINT” (cf. John 17:21), which means “that they may all be one”, is the diocesan motto denoting a call for unity.

Current Officers President:    Gertrudes E. Bautista

Vice President:    Ramon J. Sandoval

Secretary:    Dra. Luz D. Pagkalinawan

Assistant Secretary:    Amparo B. Sison

Treasurer:    Jose Maria A. Marquez

Asst. Treasurer:    Filomena D. Villa

Auditor:    Alfredo M. Raymundo

Press Relation Officer:    Rolando B. Hernadez

Assistant Press Relation Officer:    Celso R. Pascual

Vicariate Coordinators:    Marju P. Geslani

Lita   G. Gregorio

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