DIOCESAN COMMISSION ON FORMATION RENAMED “COMMISSION ON EVANGELIZATION” (11.16.22)

Commission on Evangelization

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)

Last October 25, 2022, the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Malolos, headed by Bishop Dennis Villarojo, approved the renaming of the Commission on Formation as the Commission on Evangelization. The change in name signifies the larger role that the Commission will undertake. In addition to its existing mandate to develop and implement formation programs for the faithful, the Commission is envisioned to go beyond and become “fishers of men” especially for those who have yet to embrace our faith, which is the fundamental and all-encompassing mission of the Church.

A new logo has also been developed to illustrate the mandate of the commission. The boat symbolizes the traveling Church. It carries and transports people of different colors, which shows the inherent diversity—people of all ages, gender, race and socioeconomic background—that forms the Body of Christ. While the boat travels through rough seas, it is kept upright by its sturdy mast—the Cross of Christ—found at the top center of the logo. It reminds us that Christ is the center of all our efforts and He carries the sails that move the boat forward. The Holy Spirit is depicted by the fiery dove, which empowers the people of the Church to courageously cast their net into the deep in order to fulfill their mission as fishers of men. The Commission’s initials are shown as a rising sun in the background, which signify the spiritual enlightenment that comes with evangelization.

The Commission’s new name and logo will be formally introduced at the start of the new liturgical year.

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