1st PCC assembly

07.29.2017PCCassemblyNationalOfficePCC volunteer leaders and interested people from various Mission Parishes celebrated one Year PCC in Bontoc-Lagawe. We are reaching out to almost 400 families with more than 50 trained and commited volunteer leaders. With us were Sr. Tere from the PCC national office and Linda from PCC Novaliche.

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The volunteer leaders shared their experience about Celebration of Life in their communities. Many members from the Catholic Womens League (CWL) shared how that program helps to reach out in different communities.

All learned how to balance children rights and responsibilities. They had a hands on workshop regarding child development milestones, to improve their services during home visits.

07.29.2017PCCassemblysupplementWe were trained in herbal soap making (good for treating sensitive skin) and mixing food supplements for malnourished children.

For the second year PCC in Bontoc-Lagawe we would like to share the program with more families, more volunteer leaders and more communities – but step by step – quality not only quantity matters!!!

If you are interested, you may contact the vicariate Family and Life office via your Mission Rector.

 

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.

F&L Core Team Training 2017

03.15.2017F&LCoreTeamTrainingPoster2017.jpgJoin the Family and Life Ministry! We invite parents, health workers, midwives, teachers, catechists… to serve couples and families in their BEC or parish.

We train:

  • new and experienced Core Teams of all Mission Parishes
  • from April till December 2017
  • in Teng-Ab and selected Mission Parishes.

Follow the call of Pope Francis and help in your special way families, so that they may grow. Serve as Couple Formator, Pro-Life Advocate or Family Companion. Get inspired by other volunteers from our vicariate. Our speakers will be:

  • a team from Sr. Mary John Mananza OSB from the Institute for Women Studies Manila (husband wife relationship)
  • a couple from the Family and Life Apostolate of Baguio (pre cana)
  • a team from PCC national level (Pastoral Care for Children)
  • a team from PREDA Olongapo (children and women rights)
  • an expert on counseling

NEXT TRAINING: April 7-9 in Teng-Ab a module on husband wife relationship with a team from Sr. Mary John Mananza OSB from the Institute for Women Studies 

We will keept you updated on this blog and via your parish priest. For further questions contact the Family and Life Office in Teng-Ab.

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

PCC training with Sr. Tere / Paracelis

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Another PCC traning with Sr. Tere is scheduled for August 24 – 27 in Paracelis. We are looking forward to continue the training of 21 volunteer leaders, who are reaching out to 126 families with malnurished children and pregnant women.

We appreciate the commitment of the volunteer leaders (many of the members of CWL!), who continously attend in remarkable numbers our ongoing formation for family and Life Core Teams.

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

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

AMORIS LAETITIA

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Most Rev. Gilbert Garcera, Bishop of Daet gave an orientation on Amrois Laetitia, the new Document of Pope Francis, during the Northern Luzon F&L meeting in Baguio.

The Apostolic Vicariate was represented by a small delegation and brought home many inspirations and insights.

It was stressed, that each Diocese should have a F&L program including a) community / group organizing, b) formation, c) advocacy, d) media and e) prayer.

We realized that F&L Core teams in some of our Mission Parishes are already doing a good job, for example:

a) the Pastoral Care for Children program (PCC) headed by CWL in Paracelis, is reaching out with monthly homevisits to 126 needy families

b) the Couples for Christ (CfC) in Lagawe offer their couple formation program in various BECs to ordinary community members

c) a training on responsible parenthood and All Natural Family Planing is scheduled for November 4 – 6 in Teng-Ab, to be inspired by Archbishop Ledesma from Cagayan de Oro, how to be more pro-life active

d) we hope that this blog and facebook helps to keep volunteers and padis better informed about our ongoing training and other activities

e) we have a wood carven Holy Family journeying with us to the different Mission Parishes and continue to tune into the Holy Fathers prayer for families.

You would like to see that AMORIS LAETITIA makes a difference in your Mission Parish too? 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 PARENTHOOD 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).