50th Jubilee Celebration of the Diocese of Dipolog on July 31, 2016!

To All Roman Catholics of Diocese of Dipolog!

This upcoming July 31, 2016 (Sunday) at 10:00A.M. is the Launching of the 50th Jubilee Celebration of the Diocese of Dipolog. The Holy Mass will be held at our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish Dipolog City. Our Bishop Severo C. Caermare will led the Holy Mass. Pray to God always!. God Bless Us All…

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By: Nicholai M. Luceños,CFD

Vatican pose no objection to the cause of martyred Jesuit in Mindanao By: CBCP News!

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MANILA, July 25, 2016Dipolog Bishop Severo C. Caermare received the needed nihil obstat from the Congregation of the Causes of Saints for the Cause of Beatification for Martyrdom in favor of Jesuit Francesco Palliola.

In a statement sent to CBCPNews, Fr. Patrick C. Dalangin, Bishop Caermare’s spokesman, said thenihil obstat which means there is no objection on the part of the Holy See to continue the beautification process of the martyred Jesuit.

Last January 6 this year, Bishop Caermare presided over the formal opening of the Canonical Investigation on the Life, Virtues and Martyrdom of Fr. Francesco Palliola.

The Jesuit missionary was killed in the seaside village of Ponot on January 29,1648.  The Italian Jesuit was born on May 10, 1612 and entered the Society in 1637.  He arrived in Manila on July 1643 and was assigned to Dapitan in 1644.

He mastered Visayan and preached using the widely-spoken dialect.  He saw the Lumad community of the Subanen could hardly understand Visayan, he studied and learned Subanen dialect.

Fr. Palliola is credited as being the first European and Jesuit to learn the dialects.

While in Dapitan, Fr. Dalangin said the Jesuit missionary established settlements in Dipolog, Dicayo and another town.

It was learned when Josef Zanzini who was also known as Jose Sanchez was assigned as Fr. Palliola’s assistant, the would-be martyr left him in-charge of the Visayan communities while he devoted himself to the Liumads.

He also established visitas or chapels as far south as the boundaries of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.

“While visiting Ponot to reconcile a Subanon named Tampilo, who earlier turned away from the Christian faith, he was killed by Tampilo and his companions during the early morning of January 29,” Fr. Dalangin said in his statement.

Accounts revealed that while the missionary was dying, he forgave his enemies, commended himself to Jesus and Mary and died clutching the rosary and the crucifix he brought from Europe.

While he died some 368 years ago, he is still remembered in Zamboanga del Norte and a street in Manukan town has been named in his honor.  The Subanens, in their oral stories, remembered the missionary as a loving and protective father and the site of his martyrdom has been declared a pilgrimage site for years.

Dipolog Bishop Caermare called on the Catholic faithful to pray for the Beatification and Declaration of Martyrdom of Fr. Francesco Palliola, SJ.  (Melo M. Acuna/CBCPNews)

Source: http://www.cbcpnews.com/cbcpnews/?p=81113

Our Newly Internal Vice President Bro. Cielbert A. Dondoyano, Sr., CFD Dipolog!

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Attention CFD’s!

Appointment from the office of the CFD Chapter Director (Atty.Miguel L. Abas, CFD), Bro. Cielbert A. Dondoyano Sr., CFD is our newly CFD Internal Vice President Dipolog City Chapter (Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish) for the year 2016-2019. He is a replacement to Bro. Lorjun L. Obina who resigned his position as Internal Vice President. Welcome Sir Cielbert!

Bro. Cielbert Dondoyano- is a former CFD Chapter President also, Radio Anchor on Catholic Faith Apologetics. He is also very active in social media and media itself.

CFD Motto: Pro Deo Et Ecclesia (For God and Church).

Basic Bible Seminars and Apologetics Seminar at Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Katipunan, Zambo. Norte, Diocese of Dipolog!


The open forum was answered with Atty. Miguel L. Abas,Sr.,CFD and Bro. Fredeschito “Boy” Gador, CFD and assisted also by Bro. Nicholai M. Luceños,CFD… 



Distribution of Certificates assisted by Bro. Teotimo Saile (Parish Bible Apostolate Chairman)



A group picture after the end of Bible Apostolate and Apologetics Seminar of Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte, Diocese of Dipolog members of youth ministry, youth leader, students. The seminar was organized by Bro. Teotimo Saile (Parish Bible Apostolate Chairman) a also a Former Catholic Faith Defender. The seminar will not be possible without the support and permission of Reverend Fr. Vincent Ocellus A. Magale (Parish Administrator). The venue of the seminar was the Christian Formation Center beside of the parish. They are just few but choosen. CONGRATULATIONS YOUTH PARTICIPANTS. YOU ARE TREASURES OF THE CHURCH (ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH).

Congratulations to the Catholic Faith Defenders, Inc our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Parish Dipolog City Chapter was tasked to give apologetics seminar, and also to Bro. Teotimo Saile for the Basic Bible Seminars and company. All for the glory of God!!! i am very sorry to forgot the name one of the speaker together with Bro. Saile, but God will be happy with us.