No to Death Penalty!
No to Extra Judicial Killing!
YES to Justice and Peace!
The Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe remindes the faithful in the Cordillera to obey the commandment of God.
Bishop Valentin Dimoc and representatives from the Vicariate (including the Kinghts of Columbus!) joined the Walk for Life on February 18 in Manila.
Let’s continue to be pro-life in the outreach in our communities!
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
F&L Core Teams including members of Knights of Columbus, Couples for Christ, Catholic Women League and others gathered in Teng-Ab for an assembly.
We started with inculturation: Documentation on the Bontok Culture (walang rape sa bontok by Habi Kolektib) and had a good sharing on good values in other cordilleran tribes – seems that the Kankanay and Ayangan are not so different in terms of good family and community values! We are left with the challenging question: how to pass on our good traditional values in todays globalized world to sustain healthy and inspiring families / communities?!?
Our companion throughout the assembly was the “Final Report of the Bishops Synode on Family: The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Contemporary World”.
Our speakers were: Fr. Harry, Fr. Ed and Fr. Marcs.
Please tune in Fr. Marcs song for the Year of the Family: HOME
The next F&L Core Team training will be on counseling per District in the last week of May (we will soon finalize venues and dates).
The Knights of Columbus of MS Kayan met for a team building. The Family and Life Office facilitated the day. Here you can see how they juggle single parents, young mothers and others during the “Year of the Poor”.
If your mandated organisation is interested in team building and how to become more active in the family and life ministry, please contact us.