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