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‘Bayanihan’ spirit moves post-‘Ompong’ recovery in Baguio

On Indigenous Peoples’ Sunday, Oct. 14, the Social Action Ministry of the Diocese of Baguio gave an update on the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in the highland communities severely affected by typhoon “Ompong,” noting how the strong community spirit of “bayanihan” has been moving locals to help each other rise again.

Church in Palawan aims to plant 10k trees

In response to Pope Francis’ encylical Laudato Si, the Vicariate of Puerto Princesa is set to plant 10,000 trees in a protected landscape in South Palawan.

‘Theology school’ for lay launched in Palawan

The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa on Sept. 24 officially launched “Pasonaid,” a four-month course where lay people can learn more about the Catholic faith and theology, at Holy Trinity University in this city.

Priest: If BECs are alive, vocations are alive

St. Vincent School of Theology (SVST) rector Fr. Danilo Pilario, CM revealed during a talk on Sept. 8, that the vibrancy of Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs) is linked to the vibrancy of vocations.

Marian seminar slated Sept 30

As part of the activities commemorating the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Marian Encounter Seminar will be held on Sept. 30, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the University of Sto. Tomas Tan Yan Kee Student Center, España in this city.

Youth told: ‘Offer yourselves to God with courage’

During the Marian Youth Camp held at Baliuag University Gym in Baliuag, Bulacan, Sept. 7 to 8, Fr. Joseph Franz Dizon urged the young people to imitate how Mary responded to God’s call with courage. “Have the courage to offer yourselves freely to God through your service to the Church and to those people in need,” he said.

Jaro organizes confab to address fake news

As an initiative to address the spread of fake news, the Archdiocese of Jaro will hold the 2nd Archdiocesan Social Media Summit entitled #NoFilter on Sept. 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Ateneo de Iloilo-Sta. Maria Catholic School, Mandurriao in this city.

Kidapawan clergy mark ‘Year of Clergy’ with tree-planting

Kidapawan Bishop Jose Colin M. Bagaforo led the symbolic tree-planting of the Samahan ng mga Pari at Relihiyoso ng Kidapawan (SPARK) on July 23 as part of the year-long diocesan celebration of the “Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.”