AN EVENING FOR THE LORD: On March 4 to 5, 2016 (Friday to Saturday), the Universal Church joined our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in celebrating “24 Hours with the Lord”. This is a whole day celebration of God’s mercy and compassion through the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation.
An initiative of the of the Pontifical Council for the Promoting of the New Evangilization, “24 Hours with the Lord”, started in 2014 and is celebrated on the Friday of the 3rd Week in Lent. As stated in the Bull of Indiction “Misericordiae Vultus” for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, our Holy Father wishes to extend this celebration to the dioceses throughout the world.
For the Diocese of Paranaque, the Office of the Pastoral Department and the Commission on Liturgy and Popular Religiosity, with the permission of our bishop, Most Rev. Jesse Mercado, DD, has decided to hold the event in the designated Jubilee Churches within the diocese in the form of a 12-hour overnight vigil beginning at 7:00pm on Friday March 4, 2016 until 6:00 am on Saturday, March 5.
The different Presentation of the Child Jesus (PCJ) Commissions and Ministries are assigned different schedules throughout the 12-hours:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – BEC, MLC, AP
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – MLC, LitArts, COMCARE
10:00 pm to 12:00 am – MBG, Music Ministry
11:00 pm to 1:00 am – MUGC, COFamily
1:00 am to 3:00 am – AP, COSHumanPromotion
3:00 am to 4:00 am – Marian Circle, Legion of Mary
4:00 am to 6:00 am – EMHC, KoC, MAServers, COY