The Manila Times

BACOLOD CREATES NEW CHAPLAINCY

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BACOLOD CITY: A new chaplaincy has been created by the Diocese of Bacolod to serve more efficientl­y the Catholic population of Grandville Subdivisio­n in Bacolod City. Bishop Vicente Navarra has issued a decree creating the Chaplaincy of Our Lady of Perpetual Help covering the areas of Terra Nova 1 and 2, La Salle Ville, Grandville 1, 2, and 3, Forest Hills and Arceo located in Grandville Subdivisio­n, Brgy. Mansilinga­n, Bacolod City. The decree was issued upon the petition of the faithful and the Presbytera­l Council, the Parish Priests of the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Mansilinga­n, and St. Jude Thaddeus in Alijis. As a new chaplaincy, the Our Lady of Perpetual Help is given all the rights according to the Code of Canon Law, Diocesan Statutes and approved customs, and that the seat of the chaplaincy shall keep habitually the Blessed Sacrament in its Church under the usual conditions, possess the baptismal font, administer all the sacraments, and keep all the canonical books. The document was signed by Bishop Navarra and chancellor-secretary Reverend Father Segundo Chua 3rd.

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