The Bahay ng Diyos Foundation Inc. will assist the Diocese of Tagbilaran and work closely with the local Catholic hierarchy, government agencies, and private organizations in rebuilding/restoring the damaged churches in Bohol, in the aftermath of the 7.2 earthquake that struck the area last October 15.
Cebu-Bohol Earthquake Map plotting damaged structures, landslides and others.
Bahay ng Diyos Foundation is guided by an Advisory Council composed of members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines or CBCP.
They advise on and approve of the Foundation’s various projects for church construction and rehabilitation, as well as on fund-raising and collaboration with other local and foreign Catholic institutions and organizations.
The Council is led by His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle of Manila as Chairman, and His Excellency, Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu as Co-Chair.
We have different Advisers for various regions of the Philippines:
Archbishop Paciano B. Aniceto, D.D. for Central Luzon
Archbishop Ramon C. Arguelles, D.D. for Southern Luzon
Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo, D.D. for Western Visayas
Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, D.D. for Mindanao
Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo, D.D. for Central and Southern Mindanao
Bishop Bernardino C. Cortez, D.D. for National Capital Region
Bishop Marlo M. Peralta, D.D. for Northern Luzon
Bishop Manolo A. Delos Santos, D.D. for Bicol Region
Bishop Nereo P. Odchimar for Eastern Mindanao
Their Eminence, Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales and Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal are honorary Chairman and Co-Chair. The Advisory Council meets on the last day of the CBCP Plenary held in January and July of every year.
Description of the Mark
The mark is a depiction of a stained glass window, typically seen in Catholic Church structures, and with the prominence of the image of the Holy Spirit, the life of the Church, and of the Cross, on which Christ won salvation for man.
The color blue on the Cross signifies the presence of Mary, the mother of Jesus, who stood at the foot of the Cross. Meanwhile, the bright and pale shades of yellow symbolize the Church and its rich history and tradition.
Finally, the title in the mark, “Bahay ng Diyos Foundation, Inc.” is a clear declaration that the organization, which this mark represents, is committed to building the “House of God” through its mission of helping build or repair parish church structures throughout the Philippines.
The Grand Finals Night of the First Awit Sa Diyos New Mass Hymns Competition was held successfully last October 25, 2013 at the Main Church of Christ the King Parish in Greenmeadows, Quezon City.
The song “Lamb of God” composed by Joseph Reburiano of Ateneo de Naga was declared Best Song in the Mass Ordinary category, while the song “Hindi Ako Mangangamba” by Jay-El Viteño, was adjudged Best Song in the Mass Proper Category. Both songs were also declared Grand Prize winners and shared the top prize of P100,000, plus glass trophies and gold-plated medallions.
All 18 finalists for the different sub-categories (e.g. Entrance, Offertory, Communion, Recessional, Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Pater Noster and Agnus Dei) were performed live by four distinguished choral groups from Cavite and Manila, namely Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral Choir and Imusicapella from Imus, Regina Coeli Choir from Rosario, Cavite, and the San Sebastian Chamber Choir from Quiapo, Manila.
The Panel of Judges was chaired by Rev. Fr. Leo Nilo Mangussad, the current director of the Archdiocese of Manila Commission on Music in the Liturgy. He was joined by Assumption College Dean Dr. Carmen Lourdes Valdes, multi-awarded songwriter and choir master Arnel de Pano, and music legend Jose Mari Chan. (more…)