2 confabs look to sustaining ‘culture of communion’ beyond 2021

2 confabs look to sustaining ‘culture of communion’ beyond 2021

Bukal ng Tipan facilitates a youth camp with the theme “Communion of Commuties with One Heart and One Soul” at the St. Joseph the Husband parish in Tabuk, Dagupan Kalinga. CICM BUKAL NG TIPAN FB PAGE

MANILA – In the spirit of solidarity with this year’s celebration of Year of the Parish, the Bukal ng Tipan mission centers will hold two 5-day events on different dates and venues that will focus on championing the theme “Communion of Communities” in the country even beyond the year 2021, the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines.

The mission center hopes the event will “look at communion of communities not just as a theme for the year 2017, but as a bridge that will link all other yearly pastoral themes, leaving a sustainable legacy on Evangelization to the next generation.”

Entitled “Going Beyond 2021: Sustaining a Culture of Communion in BECs, Parishes and Dioceses,” the conference will facilitate an experience that is a framework for implementing communion-in-mission in their own dioceses and groups as a way of living faith and mission.

Building up spiritual energy

“The conference itself will help us deepen our understanding about the theme of the church for this year [and] will also give us another perspective on how we can commune with other people, groups, with different existing communities around or outside the parish/diocese,” Ferly Delos Santos Mangilit, one of the youth organizers, explained.

Through community liturgies and Eucharistic celebrations as well indigenous performances, the event aims to build up spiritual and cultural energy and contextualize the theologies of communion and mission to make it more effective.

“The conference aims to target different audiences, youth, religious, catechists, BECs, pastoral and lay,” she added.
Participants will have exposure trips and experience networking with different church groups, LGUs, organizations, indigenous people, people from different religions, etc.

Top speakers

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (on the Maryhill conference) and Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo (on the Maryshore conference) will be the main sharers for the event.

The first run of the 5-day conference has a registration fee of Php 5,000, inclusive of food and accommodations, and will be held at the Bukal ng Tipan, Maryhill, Taytay Rizal from Aug. 21-25.

While the second conference has a registration fee of Php 3,750, inclusive of food and accommodations, will be from Sept. 25-29 at Bukal ng Tipan, Maryshore, Bacolod, Negros.

For reservations, interested parties may contact their offices: (02)-706-7066 for Bukal ng Tipan Maryhill, look for Ms. Ferly or (034)-4954537, look for Mr. Noel and Ading, or email bukalngtipancicm@gmail.com for more information. Their Facebook page CICM Bukal ng Tipan is also open for messages. CBCPNews