We encourage families to celebrate in their BEC. This Holy Week and Easter we joined the Mission Parish in Hapid / Ifugao Province. We focused on one story: The Last Supper. The children bible (God speaks to his children) gave us an easy access in english and ilocano. First we tried to make the copy (xerox) alife: can you identify the table, the chalice and bread and the people involved?
…than we copied everything on a piece of plywood with an LCD (alternatively you can copy it with an overhead projector). The youth from Hapid and the students from Sienna College / Manila became very excited! Because this is so different to a coloring page – this was really XXL
…and as soon as we had the paint (on water base) and brushes out, the youth took over. They patiently colored everything from the children bible. The black outline was definitely the most challenging part! Other members of the community passed by and praised their work. So they were encouraged to come up with following idea…
How familiar are you with the Stations of the Cross?
Did you notice that it begins with the Last Supper?
The girls felt confident enough to bring their painting to the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. By the way: that started in Landing and not in Hapid, so they carried it there!
We had a colorful contribution to the Stations of the Cross – and because the girls were so enthusiastic, they joined the Black Saturday session again and painted an Easter Bible Story for the Easter Vigil! And this is not the End of the story: the Sienna College Students might continue to use the Children Bibles with the Visual Aids and Actions Songs provided by the Family and Life Office – we are looking forward to see more involved youth and families in Hapid!
How about your Family and Life Ministry? If you need some inspiration or assistance, do not hesitate to contact us via your Mission Rector! Join our next Family and Life Core Team Assembly in Teng Ab: April 15-17!
The Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe got talents!
The pupils from Grade 2, Urnos, Saint Vincent Elementary School in Bontoc share some of their favorite action songs von vimeo.
Do you know: Give thanks // Jesus is the Way // He’ able // With Chirst im my Vessel // Lord, I offer my Life… find the actions and lyrics here!
This summer we encourage families, catechists and the youth to practice action songs with the children of their BECs. You find inspiration online or request for a hands-on training in the Catechetical, Youth or Family & Life Office.
We happily share any of your own videos on our channel – just send a copy to us via facebook, email or on flashdrive via your Missio Rector.
We are journeying with families. And if we have several sessions in one community we call it “Family Cross Roads”.
Last weekend we were togehter with families in Aguid. The (grand)parents shared some bible stories (God speaks to his children – ACN) and the children enjoyed some activities: coloring prayers, finding out what to place where in the chapel and finally learning more about the flow of the mass.
We discovered that more adults will attend evening sessions at home, while more kids will join the session before mass in the chapel. How about your BEC?
If you would like to journey with the families in your community and you need assistance, do not hesitate to approach our office via your Mission Rector.
A “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!
Couples from Natonin Ms meet for an enrichment after sunday mass. They shared ideas how to build family as a domestic church and how to grow in faith as a family. Here you can see a couple sharing their personal love story. By the end of the day Fr Allan invited them to renew their marriage vow and return home strengthened from this activity.
If couples from your MS or BEC cluster are interested in a marriage enrichment, please contact us via your Mission Station Rector.