Beloved Friends in the Filipino Communities of the Diocese of Limburg,

It is with great joy and gratitude that I begin my task as your new chaplain and priest in the community. I am not new in your midst. I have been in the community for almost two years now while doing my Licentiate in Pastoral Theology here in Frankfurt. With my exposure in the community, I have learned a lot about the pastoral work for the Filipino Migrants in the area of the Diocese of Limburg. Migration presents the church with a variety of challenges. But it is also an opportunity and a source of hope for the future of the Church. It is interesting that the Church in the Philippines will celebrate next year (2021) the 500th anniversary of the evangelization of the Philippines by the Spanish missionaries from Europe. The Philippines was once a land of Christian mission. Today, it has become a land of missionaries not only through the missionary works of various religious congregations but also through the Filipino migrants everywhere.

The pastoral care of Filipino migrants in the framework of the solidarity partnership between the Diocese of Limburg in Germany and the Diocese of Alaminos in the Philippines is a concrete example of migrant ministry in the Church. It focuses on the task of serving the pastoral and spiritual needs of Filipino migrants living and working in the area of the Diocese of Limburg. This ministry requires a specific pastoral care that is different from the normal pastoral care with stable structures such as a typical catholic parish. I believe that the art of accompaniment based on the pastoral impulse of Pope Francis is a key component of the pastoral service for migrants. The practice of accompaniment is based on the understanding that the life of faith is ultimately a process and not a single moment of conversion. It begins with the invitation to walk together along the same path to discover the beauty of life in Christ, our Lord. It is a constant reminder that life is a journey towards the ultimate realization of our deepest desires for ultimate fulfillment and joy, which can only happen if we let the Lord be our constant companion on our journey. It is my hope that we become friends and companions of Christ who strive to love one another in speech and action.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

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Rev. Fr. Francis Ofrancia 
Present Chaplain
 

 
 


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marker.pngSt Marien Church 1ˢᵗ Saturday 17:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt Andreas Church 2ᶮᵈ Saturday 16:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt. Vincenz Church 3ʳᵈ Saturday 15:00 Uhr  
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