Couple Formation Training / Hingyon

01.312015PreCanaAListaThe F&L Core Team Training continues with another training on Couple Formation this weekend: July 14 – 16 in Hingyon. Registration starts at 3pm on Friday (we will finish sunday after breakfast). Vicky and Ramon from the Comission on Family and Life from Baguio will update us on a national tool for pre-cana interviews and further developments on cana 1o1 (“How to journey with couples one on one”).

All F&L Core Teams are most welcome to join and interested pre-cana givers are welcome as well. We are looking forward to learn more and improve our pre-cana! For more information please contact the F&L office or ask you Mission Rector.

Comissioning F&L Core Teams / Teng-Ab

12-2016comissioningBishop Val will comission the 1st batch of F&L Core Teams of the Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe on December 2-4 in Teng-Ab. Some selected teams will share their best practices on:

Couple Formation (Bontoc and Lagawe),

Natural Family Planing (Barlig and Bauko) and

Family Accompaniment (Paracelis: see picture).

All comissioned F&L Core teams will plan the implementation of the vicariate Family and Life Program and agree with the office on coaching sessions to improve or add to the existing F&L program in their respective Mission Parish.

This will inspire the 2nd batch of F&L Core Teams to plan and kick of their training modules for 2017.

On top: The Faith Formation and Integral Evangelization Team of Teng-Ab (Catechetical, Altar and Youth) and the Lay Formation and Development Team of Teng-Ab (SADC, F&L, Temporalities, LayForCe) will inspire the F&L Core teams: How to journey as families and with families during the Year of the BEC: A Communion of Communities or A Family of Families.

The activity will start Friday afternoon and we will return home on Sunday after breakfast. For more details please contact the Family and Life office in Teng-Ab.

Responsible Parenthood and All Naturale Family Planing Training / November 4 -6 / Teng-Ab

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Bischop Ledesma from Cagayan de Oro and his team on NFP will inspire the Family and Life Core Teams on November 4 -6 in Teng-Ab.

They have experience how F&L teams can  collaborate with the DOH and LGU.

We would like to extend our invitation to F&L Core Teams and to our Barangay Health Workers, POP teams, Midwives, OBs and all those serving couples / parents. Lets team up and share our experiences and expertise!

You would like to serve couple and families? Join the Family and Life Core Team of your Mission Parish and be trained this year (ask your Mission Rector for more details or contact the F&L office in Teng-Ab):

November 4-6 RESPONSIBLE PARENTING and ALL NATURAL FAMILY PLANING Teng-Ab

speaker: Bishop Ledesma, Cagayan de Oro and NFP Team

December 2-4 FAMILY ENRICHMENT and COMISSIONING of F&L CORE TEAMS Teng-Ab

speaker: various Families from the Cordillera

Basic Counseling Skills Training (part 2)/ September 2 – 4 / Teng-Ab

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Some have natural counseling skills, but usually we have to practice and continue training, to be effective counsilors to couples, young mothers, stressed parents, disoriented youth….

This is a follow-up opportunity for all F&L Core Team members, who joined the Basic Counseling Skills Training (part 1) in Banaue or Bauko. We accept beginners as well, who would like to learn and experience basic counseling skills, to improve their service to families in need in their respective Mission Parish or BEC.

Dr. Alda Perlita Polestico from the Family pastoral Counseling Association Philippines will be with us, giving us more insights and challenging us on our basic counseling skills. Don’t be afraid, take courage and take this challenge, because the couples, young mothers, stressed parents, disoriented youth… need you and you need at least basic counseling skills to journey well with them!

This year we train F&L ministers in all Mission Parishes, make sure your join the team and the traning (ask your Mission Rector for more details or contact the F&L office in Teng-Ab):

September 2-4 BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS TRAINING Teng-Ab

  speaker: Dr. Alda Perlita Polestico, Family Pastoral Counseling Association Philippines

November 4-6 RESPONSIBLE PARENTING and ALL NATURAL FAMILY PLANING Teng-Ab

speaker: Bishop Ledesma, Cagayan de Oro and NFP Team

December 2-4 FAMILY ENRICHMENT and COMISSIONING of F&L CORE TEAMS Teng-Ab

speaker: various Families from the Cordillera

Couple Formation / Lagawe

07.2016CoupeFormationLagawe Family and Life Core Teams and members from Couple for Christ from different Mission Parishes meet in Lagawe for a training on Couple Formation. This was a great opportunity for experienced formators and interested couples, to learn more about the Popes Document “Amoris Laetitia” presented by Fr. John Habawel. The participants learned new methods, how to make couples communicate with each other using Bible Verses, ice breaker activities or games.

On Saturday we learned more about three different couple formation programs: a manual by Fr. Larry Tan SDB on Couple Encounter, the CFC programs on Couple Formation and a compilation of various activities of the vicariate F&L office.

Sr. Flora from Banaue was delighted to see the CFC of Mountain Province and Ifugao offering their support and training beyond their Mandated Organisation and helping in the vicariate Couple Formation of F&L.

Fr. Castor celebrated the culminating mass with us and send the participants back home to their respective Mission Parishes and BECs, so that we serve together the families with their many challenges.

You would like to serve couple and families? Join the Family and Life Core Team of your Mission Parish and be trained this year (ask your Mission Rector for more details or contact the F&L office in Teng-Ab):

September 2-4 BASIC COUNSELING SKILLS TRAINING Teng-Ab

speaker: Dr. Alda Perlita Polestico (Family Pastoral Counseling Association Philippines )

November 4-6 RESPONSIBLE PARENTING and ALL NATURAL FAMILY PLANING Teng-Ab

speaker: Bishop Ledesma, Cagayan de Oro and NFP Team

December 2-4 FAMILY ENRICHMENT and COMISSIONING of F&L CORE TEAMS Teng-Ab

speaker: various Families from the Cordillera

counseling training / Bauko

Several F05.2016counselingGroupBauko&L Core Teams from Bontoc District attended a training on basic counseling skills in Bauko May 26-28. Dr. Perlita Polestico from the Family Pastoral Counseling Association Phipippines (FPCAP) enriched and challenged our family companions.

“No: counseling is not advice giving!””Do not mirror your own proplems in your counselee!” “This is a face-to-face session!”

05.2016counselingSettingBaukoOur F&L Core teams mastered their first counseling session: one counselor, one counselee and one observer. And a lot to digest and learn.

Dr. Pearl offered to follow up the basic counseling skills for people helpers. So we are looking forward to another training on vicariate level later this year (date and venue will be announced).

counseling training / Banaue

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Several F&L Core teams of Lagawe District attended a training on basic counseling skills in Banaue May 24-26. Dr. Pearlita Polestico from the Family Pastoral Counseling Association Philippines (FPCAP) introduced them to the nature of counseling. She did demonstrate several counseling sessions with the participants. So we got some good samples how to start the conversation in a counseling setting.

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All participants were active during a practicum, either as counselor or counselee or as an observer. It was very enlightening and challenging at the same time. Manang Blandina summed up: Obviously our couples and families need counseling. If we would like to accompany them, we need more training in counseling!

Dr. Pearl offered another counseling seminar/workshop later this year. We will provide more details ahead of time!

 

AMORIS LAETITIA

The Joy of Love…” – from Pope Francis wants to reach all the couples and families! In his new letter (apostolic exhoration) he wants to encourage us, to take care of our families.

Maybe you want to start with a brief summary. The document itself can be explored by selected chapters. We will provide later opportunities to study and learn from that new papal document.

As a preperation we will focus first on “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Contemporary World” (The final Report of the Synode of Bishops) during our Core-Team Assembly.

Join us from April 15-17 in Teng-Ab!

Happy Valentines Day / Sadsadan

02.14.2016HappyValentineSadsadanA “Happy Valentines Day” was exchanged by 18 couples in Sadsadan. They gathered on Feburary 13 for a Marriage Enrichment and were ready to renew their marriage vows during Sunday Mass on February 14. They enjoyed special Bible readings from the Songs of Salomo, remembered their personal Love Story and had time to share on deeper levels in their Valentines Cards.

You are not aware of the different communication levels?

Join the next F&L Core Team Training in Hingyon from February 19 – 21 with Fr. Larry Tan SDB. He will talk about Self- Empowerment Leadership!

Or request a Marriage Enrichment for your Mission Parish! Contact the office via your Mission Rector!

Pre-Cana training / Hapao

04.11.2015pre-canaHapaoThe Family and Life ministers of Hapao MS invited young couples and the Family and Life officers from Teng-Ab. We call this a hands-on training: the young couples receive part of their pre-cana and the Family and Life ministers experience a very practical training while observing new methods and approaches.

If your Family and Life ministers are interested in this kind of training or other updating, please do not hesitate to contact us via your Mission Station Rector.