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Coat of Arms - Diocese of Kalookan

Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:38

The Three (3) major symbols of the Coat of Arms represent the three jurisdictions that comprise the Diocese of Kalookan; namely:

* The Monument at the very center represents Caloocan City from which the name of the Diocese was derived;

* The Fishes on the right represent the City of Malabon; and

* The Banca on the left represents the Municipality of Navotas.

The red color of the lower half of the insignia symbolizes not only the valor of martyrdom of our Philippine heroes with which Kalookan is noted for, but, more importantly, the sanguine ardor, fortitude and love of the Diocese of Kalookan in the fulfillment of her mission.

The blue color of the upper half of the insignia denotes the Marian Character of the diocesan ministry.

The Cross on the top of the insignia signifies the centrality of Jesus Christ in the life and function of the entire Diocese of Kalookan while the dove, hovering above the monument, represents the Holy Spirit sanctifying the lives of the People of God – the bishop, priests, religious men and women and the laity – in the new diocese.

The theme, the latin words: “DUC IN ALTUM” (Lk. 5:4) – “put out into the deep” – binds together all the elements of the insignia and captures the spirit and direction of the Diocese of Kalookan in the Third Christian Millennium.

Coat of Arms of his Excellency

Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:34

The upper section bears the red color background which signifies blood and the sacrifice of being a Servant of Christ, who is symbolized by the acrostic that literally means “fish” but stands for IESOUS CHRISTOS THEOn U UIOS SOTER (which means “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior”). Such sacrifice can be borne because of LOVE, hence, the red color.

Below the fish figure is the sea which represents the bishop’s great responsibility to God’s People. The three blue lines symbolize faithfulness to the three virtues by which this responsibility is to be accomplished: FAITH, HOPE and CHARITY.

The lower left section features bamboos (“cauayan”) representing the town of Meycauayan where the bishop grew up, and the cotton ball (“bulak”) representing the province of Bulacan where Meycauayan is located. The cotton buds looks like a carabao head symbolic of Bulacan as mainly agricultural land. The yellow background signifies vitality which characterizes the Bulakeños.

The upper left section presents the emblem of Our Lady (MA) signifying the bishop’s great devotion to Our Lady, Patroness of The Diocese of Malolos. The white background represents Mary’s Immaculate Conception.

The lower right section presents the Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Kalookan.

Taken together, the yellow and white colors of the lower section represents the Vatican flag suggests the universal scope of the Catholic Church to which the bishop gives himself totally. Hence, the motto is TOTIUS SERVUS CHRISTI (Servant of the Whole Christ).

Most Rev. Deogracias S. Iniguez, Jr. D.D.

Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:10

Born: December 10, 1940 in Cotabato City. Ordained priest: December 23, 1963. Appointed Titular Bishop of Claterna and Auxiliary Bishop of Malolos, July 03, 1985. Ordained Bishop: August 22, 1985. Appointed Bishop of Iba, Zambales: December 29, 1989. Installed: March 3, 1990. Appointed First Bishop of the Diocese of Kalookan, Metro-Manila: June 28, 2003; Installed: August 22, 2003. Motto: “TOTIUS SERVUS CHRISTI”- Servant of Whole Christ.

The Society of Saint Pedro Calungsod-Switzerland celebrated the first Feast of St. Pedro Calungsod with a monumental success!! The crowd went beyond expectation, and was indeed very inspiring. The response to the call of knowing and following the example of St. Pedro was truly overwhelming. The participants were coming from various groups coming from different ‘Kantons’.

The joy of communion at the table of the Eucharist was further celebrated with the fun of sharing sumptuous food prepared by generous members of the group.

The presence of abundant LOVE and RESPECT was so tangible that it can almost be “touched” by those present. Such experience made the members ever more determined to let their group grow stronger in the bond of love and respect, and larger with the participation of those who do not have Filipino blood at all.

SSPC-Switzerland is allowed to adapt the logo of the canonization of Saint Pedro as their official logo in order to show their authenticity and connection with the Archdiocese of Cebu’s promotion of the devotion to Saint Pedro Calungsod.

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