TO FR. MAURO LAZZARATO
REGIONAL SUPERIOR
MISSIONARIES OF ST. CHARLES SCALABRINIANS

DEAREST FR. MAURO,

GOOD DAY AND WELCOME TO MILAN. WE ARE FILIPINO GROUP UNDER
THE SAN CARLO , ENGLISH SPEAKING PARISH OF STA. MARIA DEL CARMINE.
WE LEARNED THAT YOU ARE VISITING THE PARISH AND WE TOOK THIS
OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE OUT OUR SENTIMENTS REGARDING THE
LEADERSHIP OF OUR PARISH PRIEST. FR RENE. HE IS SO ATTACHED TO HIS
POSITION AS PARISH PRIEST .. NOBODY CAN QUESTION ON WHOM HE WANTS
TO SERVE WHEN THERE ARE OCCASIONS. WHEREIN EVERY GROUP IS.
SUPPOSED_TO 8E INVOLVED AS_~TO DO IN_THE PAST WlTH .. THE
OTHER PARISH PRIESTS., STARTING FROM FR JOHN DI VITO, FR. JOHN
MENEGHETTI, FR, GIUSEPPE BORTOLAZZOA.N D FR, GAETANO PAROLIN. WE
UNDERSTAND THAT EACH ONE OF US HAS HIS OWN CHARACTER AND FOR
THIS WE PRAY FOR HIM. WAY BACK 1989. WHEN SAN CARLO, THE ENGLISH
SPEAKING PARISH WAS TRANSFERRED TO STA.MARIA DEL CARMINE, THE
CHURCH IS ALWAYS FULL OF MIGRANTS HERE IN ITALY AND THE FILIPINOS
ARE THE MAJORITY OF THESE. THE PARISH PRIEST HAS A VERY BIG ROLE IN
WELCOMING..ALL,REGARDtESS OF WHAT RACE YOU BELONG. WE LOVE STA.
MARIA DEL CARMINE CHURCH,GOO”S HOUSE WHERE WE EXPRESS OUR FAITH
AND WE DON’T WANT TO LEAVE IT JUST BECAUSE OF.THE PARISH PRIEST
INDIFFERENCE TO US FILIPINOS. THAT FEELING OF BELONGINGNESS IS NO
LONGER FELT WHICH MAY BE ONE REASON WHY PARISHIONERS COMING TO
MASS CONTINUE TO DECREASE IN NUMBER..
NOW PLS.ALLOW US FR. TO CITE THE POSITIVE AND THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS
BY THE TIME HE ASSUMED AS PARISH PRIEST UP TO THE PRESENT.


POSITIVE ASPECTS


1.
BEAUTIFUL CHURCH, CLEAN~ Pl.EASING TO EVERYONE

2.
FILIPINO CHOiR fNE VEREYU CHARISCTEICLE BRATION .

3.
BIG NUMBER OF FILIPINOS ATTENDING MASSES

4.
DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS GROUPS, SUCH AS FAMILIA, LEGION OF MARY,
LITURGY GROUP, SONS AND DAUGHTERSO F MARY.AND THE 3 CHOIR
GROUPS.

5.
ACTIVE CELEBRATION OF FIL TRADITIONAL FEAST DAY WITH
PROCESSIONS AND NOVENAS

6.
FILIPINO PARISH COUNCIL

7.
AT LEAST ONE HOLY MASS IN DUOMO FOR THE 9 DAYS CHRISTMAS
NOVENA

8.
ALTAR BOYS – CHILDREN.TEENS AND OLD

9.
CATECHISM- BAPTISM PREPARATION OF PARENTS AND GODPARENTS

10.
CATECHISM OF CHILDREN FOR 1ST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION

11.
NOVENA MASS FOR CHRISTMAS AND DRAMATIZATION OF JESUS’ BIRTH

12.
NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP ON THURSDAYS WITH
ADORATION AND HOLY ROSARY


NEGATIVE ASPECTS


1.
TOO MUCH EMPHASIS OF SAN CARLO PARISH AT STA.MARIA DEL CARMINE
AS AN ENGLISH SPEAKING PARISH.

2.
POOR COMMUNICATION OF PARaSHA CTMTIESA ND NO GOODRA’PPORiffi-THE
PARISH PRIEST.

3.
NO SPIRITUAL INITIATIVES TO UPLIFT THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF PARISHIONERS
LIKE ADVENT RECOLLECTION AND_L ENTENR ETREAT

4.
VERY POOR HOMILIES

5.
PHASING OUT OF THE FILIPINO PARISH COUNCIL WHICH WE USE TO HAVE

6.
NO RELIGIOUS FORMATIONS TO THE DIFFERENT GROUPS SERVING
DURING THE MASS.

7.
REMOVAL OF THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE ALTAR SERVERS

8.
NO ACTION AT ALL TO THE REQUEST OF FORMATION FOR EUCHARISTIC
MINISTERS.

9.
PHASING OUT OF THE CATECHISM FOR THE PARENTS AND GOD PARENTS IN
PREPARATION FOR THEIR CHILD”S BAPTISM.

AT THE MOMENT, WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR HIM AND IF THERE’S A
POSSIBILITY IN THE FUTURE TO HAVE ONE WHO IS OPEN ,ONE WHO CAN
UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT WITH A HEART OUR RELIGIOUS FESTIVITIES
,FILIPINO TRADITIONS AND CULTURE WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM. BUT IT WOULD
BE BEST TO HAVE A FILIPINO WHO IS REALLY ONE OF US. THANK YOU VERY
MUCH FOR YOUR KIND UNDERSTANDING. MAY GOD BLESS US ALL.

WITH SINCERE PRAYERS,
THE FILIPINO GROUP OF ST. CHARLES. ENGLISH SPEAKING PARISH OF
STA.MARIA DEL CARMINE

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