Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila opened this year’s National Laity Week by encouraging the lay faithful to be “a force for the good” in the country.
The prelate said the laity have a far greater area of responsibility in marriage and family.
He said that the lay faithful have a huge role to play on issues related to politics, economy, justice and peace, and the integrity of creation.
“Let us be a force for the good in society,” Cardinal Advincula said in his homily during Mass at the Lay Force Center of San Carlos Seminary in Makati City on Saturday, September 24.
“Let us strengthen our programs for the poor and our youth ministry,” he said.
Among those who concelebrated the Mass was Bishop Enrique Macaraeg of Tarlac, chairman of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on the Laity.
With the theme “Journeying Together and Reflecting Together on the Journey that has been made… Communion, Participation, and Mission,” the week of the laity will end on October 1.