25 years…


The Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe celebrated its 25th anniversary! During the annual tongtongan: clergy, sisters and lay participants shared their experiences and dreams of a participatory church. Inspirational was the talk of Fr. Picardal from Manila and the sharings of priests and catechists. We all enjoyed the contributions of the catholic Schools of Living Tradition. And we are looking forward to continue to serve as communion of communities – 25 years and far beyond!


Comissioning of F&L Core Teams


Participants of F&L Core Team Training prayed during a Taize Prayer in Teng-Ab. They learned so much from the past F&L Core Team Training Modules and are now ready to serve in their respective Mission Parishes of the Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc Lagawe.


12.04.2016ComissioningGladisBefore the Comissioning Kuya Bal gave an introduction to eco-spirituality and Gladis from Layforce / Teng-Ab shared her knowledge about organic gardening and cooking. She inspired us to replace magic sarap with more herbs and natural seasonings – it will not only help to cut down the basura and to cook nutritious with low budget, but it tastes sooo yummy and is a healthy option on top!


12.04.2016C0mmissioningSadanga12.04.2016C0mmissioningSagada12.04.2016ComissioningBaukoWe are very greatful for Bishop Valentin Dimoc. He did comission and appreciate all our F&L Core Team Efforts and does encourage more volunteers and Mission Parishes to join and learn more, so that we can respond better to the various needs in our Mission Parishes.




Obviously some Mission Parishes have a larger numer of F&L Core Team members, others are just few and just began to get more organised. However, we can sense, that we have something in common: a passion for families and life. We will continue to journey, to learn and to share – and we are open for more companions in our ongoing training!

Core Team Assembly / Teng-Ab

03.18.2016CoreTeamAssemblyPope Francis wants to reach out to you, your family and your BEC.

He invites us to learn more about “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Contemporary World“.

JOIN the next Core Team Assembly in Teng-Ab from April 15-17.Planed by the Family and Life Office.

LEARN more about the final report of the Synode of Bishops to the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Prepared by Fr. Harry Gawongna, Fr. Ed Abaño and Fr. Marcial Castañeda.

REFLECT upon the “contemporary world” in the Cordillera with “walang rape sa bontoc“. Presented by the documentation team: Carla Ocampo and Lester Valle from Habi Collective.

CONTACT your Family and Life Core Team (F&L ministers, Members of Mandated Organisations and others) and coordinate with your Mission Rector, so that you can attend and your Mission Parish will be enriched by the many inspirations from our priests.

Training: SAFE


There will be many training and learning opportunities during the Year of the Family and the Eucharist 2015 – 2016. Core Teams from 13 Mission Stations attended the First Family and Life Conference in Teng Ab (November 27 – 30).

The SAFE Team from Antipolo shared many information and the teams took time to organize themselves and agree on upcoming activities. If you missed this event, please contact the F&L office so that we can re-echo the learnings in your MS as well.

The next venue will be in Ifugao and Fr. Larry Tan SDB will give formation on self-empowerment Leadership on February 19 – 21. Make sure you will attend with your Family and Life core team of your Mission Station!

F&L Conference / Teng-Ab

11.25.2015F&LconferenceA reminder for all Family and Life Core Teams: the F&L Conference will start on Friday November 27 at 4 pm in Teng-Ab. Registration 100Php per person. Early arrival including lunch is possible!

Conference will end with a mass and sending of the Core Teams on Monday November 30 after breakfast.

Our speakers: the SAFE Team.

Our aim: be informed and organized as a Core Team and be active during the national Year of the Family and Eucharist 2016.

All Mission Stations are provided with an invitation letter and conference program details. Here you find the updates on the Training 2015-2016: marketing leaflet F&L 2015update Please, coordinate with your Mission Rector. If you have further questions do not hesitate to contact the F&L office.

F&L Core Team Training

10.06.2015F&LCoreTeamTrainingIDENTIFY 3 -6 people comitted to the Family and Life Ministry in your Mission Station (e.g. F&L coordinator, Catechist, MO, health worker, couples…).

JOIN the Family and Life Core Team Training during the Year of the Family 2015 – 2016 (start: November 2015).

GROW as a team and learn more skills to serve and develop families in your BECs (e.g. facilitation and leadership skills, counselling skill , NFP, implementation of modules and more).

BE COMISSIONED as a Couple Formator, Pro-Life Advocate or Family Companion by the End of the Year of the Family 2016.

READ more about the Core Teams and the Training in the attached PDF: marketing leaflet F&L 2015update, ask your Mission Station Rector or contact the Family and Life Office in Teng Ab.

Family Conference / Kayan

02.19.2015FamilyConferenceKayanThe Mission Station of Kayan invited to a Family Conference. The participants enjoyed the nazareth homes and especially the extra sharings with their host families. The talks were inspiring and thought provoking.

If you are interested in exchange with family and life ministers from other Mission Stations, please check on upcoming events or inquire via your Mission Station Rector to the F&L office.