Comissioning of F&L Core Teams

12.04.2016ComissioningTaize

Participants of F&L Core Team Training prayed during a Taize Prayer in Teng-Ab. They learned so much from the past F&L Core Team Training Modules and are now ready to serve in their respective Mission Parishes of the Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc Lagawe.

 

12.04.2016ComissioningGladisBefore the Comissioning Kuya Bal gave an introduction to eco-spirituality and Gladis from Layforce / Teng-Ab shared her knowledge about organic gardening and cooking. She inspired us to replace magic sarap with more herbs and natural seasonings – it will not only help to cut down the basura and to cook nutritious with low budget, but it tastes sooo yummy and is a healthy option on top!

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12.04.2016C0mmissioningSadanga12.04.2016C0mmissioningSagada12.04.2016ComissioningBaukoWe are very greatful for Bishop Valentin Dimoc. He did comission and appreciate all our F&L Core Team Efforts and does encourage more volunteers and Mission Parishes to join and learn more, so that we can respond better to the various needs in our Mission Parishes.

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12.04.2016CommissioningBarlig

Obviously some Mission Parishes have a larger numer of F&L Core Team members, others are just few and just began to get more organised. However, we can sense, that we have something in common: a passion for families and life. We will continue to journey, to learn and to share – and we are open for more companions in our ongoing training!

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

Teng-Ab Team

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The Teang-Ab Team enjoys to work together. The utility staff from LayForCe invited all to get hands on with Laudato Si (Popes message to care for our common home).

How about your team (family, Pastoral Council, office mates, BEC…)? Do you team up to care for our environment? When did you collect the basura together? When did you plant some trees? Have you started backyard gardening?

Visit us in Teng-Ab and get inspired about eco-spirituality and how we try to put it into action. We are just beginners and have to learn a lot – so do not hesitate and start it in your community as well!

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

MISSIO delegation

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The people of the Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe welcome our guests: the MISSIO delegation from Germany. Our friends are from the MISSIO Munich headquarter and the Diocese of Speyer. They will spend with us a couple of days and we proudly include them in our mission, reaching out to our BECs.

The Youth Ministry will invite them to the BEC Talubin / Bontoc and share their vivid spirit. The Catechetical Ministry accompanies our guests to Sadanga, to join the parish fiesta first and than visit the BEC of Anabel. The Family and Life Ministry will journey with them to Aguid / Sagada, to learn more about the efforts strengthening families, a BEC in itself.

MISSIO supports since many years the pastoral programs of the Vicariate. It is the first time, that they visit us in the Cordillera. Bishop Valentin Dimoc will be their guest during the World Mission Month Campaign in Germany this October. We appreciate the solidarity expressed though the financial support, their continous prayers and now even their visit in our Vicariate. We hope that the coming exchanges will strengthen this partnership across more than 10.000km.

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).