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
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.
Fathers and children from Kayan and Sunny Side gatherd for a weekend in Cagubatan. They enjoyed an eco-walk, catechetical activities and shared meals.
If you are interested in a father-child encounter in your MS or BEC cluster, please contact us!
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.
Families from different BEC in Alfonso Lista MS meet for a Family Encounter. The kids enjoyed extra activities and the whole community tuned into action songs. Parents shared about building family as a domestic church. Here you can see them exchanging, how they spend their time. Work consumes so much time, but how about time for the children, the community, God?!?
If you are interested in a Family Encounter in your MS or BEC-cluster, please contact us via your Mission Station Rector.
A delegation of 30 families from Bontoc-Lagawe went for the “Encounter with the families” with our Holy Father Pope Francis. The journey was long and very exhausting but to be part of this national pilgrimage and the inspiring talk of Pope Francis will remain a long lasting memory for all. After a night rest in St Michaels Retreathouse in Antipolo the families shared their experiences and hopes. A member of SAFE gave more information about subtile attacs against families.
If you like to follow up this event, prepare for the next papal visit in 2016 or simply plan a family pilgrimage, please do not hesitate to contact us via your Mission Station Rector.