What does the NCYM2016 envision to be?
As a conference of youth ministers, the NCYM is “a venue for formation and fellowship” (KA- LAKBAY, p. 181), an occasion for youth ministers to understand their roles and enhance their skills in youth ministry, especially in the light of the Gospel, Church teachings and documents such as KA-LAKBAY. It is also an opportunity to affirm the identity and mission of the youth minister, to strengthen the community of youth ministers, and to promote the task of youth ministry in the bigger mission of the Church.
The chosen Scripture theme for this year’s conference,
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need. [Heb. 4:16]
points us to God who is mercy Himself; constantly affirming His love for us and makes it visible and tangible. The NCYM2016 invites us to gather in our Lord Jesus as we continue our pilgrimage in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, contemplate Him as the face of the Father’s Mercy, and deepen our rootedness in His merciful love (cf. Misericordiae Vultus, 9 and 10).
As the Church in the Philippines also observes 2016 as the Year of the Eucharist and the Family, all of us, children of God, are encouraged to embrace the call to mercy and witness to it in a radical way as a Church. That is, “to be the sacrament of God’s love – to teach as Christ taught, to live as Christ lived, to serve as Christ served, and to love as Christ loved” (cf. KA-LAKBAY, p. 67). To fulfill this mission, we draw our life and strength in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, where He placed this supreme act of revelation in the light of His mercy (cf. MV no. 3).
In the light, then, of these significant occasions in our Church that call us towards a renewed faith and growth in holiness as God’s servants to the youth, this NCYM2016 aims to gather youth ministers in:
- Deepening their rootedness in their identity as disciples of Christ and their call to be “merciful like the Father”,
- Being empowered to accompany young people in responding to their concerns,
- Witnessing radically to the Eucharistic Lord through the joy of love in the family—at home, of the Church, and of all creation, and
- Celebrating God’s mercy in Jesus through prayer and the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.
Where will the NCYM2016 be held? Who is hosting this event?
The Diocese of Dipolog is hosting the NCYM2016. His Excellency, Most Rev. Severo C. Caermare, DD, together with his Diocesan Youth Commission and the whole faith-community of the diocese, are preparing to welcome youth ministers from all over the country.
One of the known attractions in Dipolog City is the P’gsalabuk Circle, a landmark symbolizing the three diverse cultures present the city, i.e. of the Lumad (Subanen), Muslims, and Christian settlers. This landmark affirms the unity that is present amidst the diversity in beliefs and traditions in Dipolog. The P’gsalabuk Circle conveys the harmony of ethnic and historical heritage of the city, its deep-seated values and customs, as well as its continuing progress.*
The Dipolog Cathedral hails our Blessed Mother, under the title of the “Our Lady of the Rosary”, as patroness. As the NCYM2016 takes place on the month of October, dedicated to Mary and the Rosary, we are assured that she, who is full of grace and whose heart treasured divine mercy in perfect harmony with Jesus (cf. MV, 24), will accompany and intercede for us so that like her, we may remain faithful to her Son.
The parishes in the diocese are preparing to welcome the participants in foster families. Many youth ministers who participated in past conferences have affirmed that the NCYM accommodations, homestay-style, has enriched the experience through an exchange of culture and life and a mutual strengthening of faith.
Who are invited to participate?
His Excellency, Most Rev. Leopoldo C. Jaucian, SVD, DD, Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Youth, and his brother-bishops in the ECY, extend the invitation to the diocesan youth ministry councils of each of the 86 ecclesiastical territories (i.e. archdioceses, dioceses, prelatures and apostolic vicariates) in the country, as well as the national councils of the youth organizations affiliated with the FNYO (Federation of National Youth Organizations).
Serving as a formative, network-building and faith-affirming activity at the national level for youth ministers, the ECY highly encourages all the Diocesan Youth Directors, Coordinators and Leaders of the 86 ecclesiastical territories in the Philippines, as well as the National Presidents (or their equivalent) and official representatives of the member-organizations of the FNYO to attend the NCYM2016. The Bishops expect the presence of these youth ministers, also as a way of meeting them personally and seeing them take this opportunity to be enriched by the experience.
Registration is done by accomplishing the NCYM2016 Registration Form as a delegation of the diocese or organization, and sending it to the ECY Secretariat. Through the generosity of the host- diocese, each diocesan youth ministry council and FNYO member-organization is given eight (8) slots. A guide for the use of these slots is available below.
*The Diocesan Youth Director (for a group representing a diocese) and the National President (for a group representing an FNYO member) are taken as the leader of the group. Succeeding communications about the conference will be made to the groups through them.
To register, a solidarity share of P1,200.00 is required of each participant. This amount helps cover the expenses which a large event like the NCYM entails.
Each delegation may submit their payment either by bank deposit or personal transaction in the ECY Secretariat. If the former, a copy of the bank-validated deposit slip has to be sent by fax or email to the ECY. Checks must be made payable to the account name.
Bank name and branch: Account number:
CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE OF THE PHILIPPINES – EPISCOPAL COMMISSION ON YOUTH
Metrobank, Intramuros-CBCP Branch
Payment of the total solidarity share of a delegation (diocese/ organization) completes the registration.
What may one expect?
All Directors, Coordinators and Leaders of the Regional Youth Coordinating Councils as well as the Coordinating Council of the FNYO are advised about the NYCC2016 meeting, to be held on October 22-23. In relation, please schedule your departure from Dipolog in the morning of October 24 onwards.
More details about this meeting will be given in the next weeks.
The Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) is pleased to provide you and your youth ministry office the National Youth Day (NYD) 2015 Formation Program.
This NYD2015 Formation Program was first implemented in the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao for the NYD2015 national celebration last November 11-15, through the kind generosity of Most Rev. SERGIO L. UTLEG, DD, Archbishop of Tuguegarao, Most Rev. RICARDO L. BACCAY, his Auxiliary Bishop, and the whole archdiocese, under the able coordination of the archdiocesan youth ministry office. The NYD2015 theme is “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” [Mt 5:8], which the Holy Father proposes for young people to reflect upon through his message on the occasion of the World Youth Day (WYD) 2015.
Earnestly we enjoin you, through your youth ministers, to gather and lead our young people in a meaningful celebration of the NYD, which the CBCP has appointed every December 16. You can also download the report form about the implementation of this program.
As we welcome the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy and our very own Year of the Family and the Eucharist, may we altogether kneel in repentance, adoration and service because of hearts purified, able to see and acknowledge the face of God, where “there is mercy and fullness of redemption” (Ps 130:7).
Fraternally yours in Christ,
+ LEOPOLDO C. JAUCIAN, SVD, DD
Bishop, Diocese of Bangued
Chairman, CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Youth
The Ecological Justice and Interfaith Movement (ECOJIM), supported by the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace and its National Secretariat, invites you to the ECO-MARCH this October 04 as a culmination of the Season of Creation (September 01 to October 04).
The assembly will begin at 6:00 AM with a Eucharistic celebration in four (4) assembly points representing four elements (Earth, Wind, Water and Fire), and will march towards Quezon Memorial Circle at 7:00 AM for a brief program from 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN.
The Episcopal Commission on Youth strongly encourages youth ministries in the Central Luzon, National Capital and Southern Tagalog Regions, as well as the Military Ordinariate and the Federation of National Youth Organizations, to become part of this mobilization. The ECY endorses this effort that can very well be a meaningful part of their National Youth Day (NYD) 2015 preparations.
The Institute of Formation Fondacio Asia invites everyone to come and join them in a Musical Cultural Show this September 13, Sunday (there is Mass at 10:00 AM; the show starts at 11:00 AM), for this promotion and fundraising against human trafficking. There will be music, dance and food bursting with Asian flavors and colors!
The Live Pure Movement invites you to its Live Pure Conference 2015 this August 30 (Sunday) at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City. This year’s conference is entitled “The Happiness Effect”.
Below you will also find the Registration Guidelines:
a) The Live Pure Conference will be having a registration fee of P150.00 per attendee (to cover the expenses of the event).
b) The registration will open on August 07 at 10:00 AM. Make sure to register ASAP, as seating assignments will be on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. The sooner your payment is received, the better seats you will get.
c) Payment options are as follows:
1) Bank deposit:
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account name: The Live Christ Share Christ Movement Inc.
Account Number: 0181-0503-22
Upon payment, kindly text the Secretariat Head, Ms. Sabrina Gasgonia (0925-5557660), the following details: (a) Name of Institution and Depositor, (b) Bank and Branch, (c) Transaction #, (d) Date and Time of Deposit, and (e) Total number of attendees.
Afterwards, email a scanned copy of your deposit slip to <email@example.com> with the same details mentioned above for final confirmation. Use as subject ATTN: LP CON Registration/ Name of Institution.
You will receive an email, call or text for your registration and will be instructed how to get the tickets for your delegation.
2) Visit the Couples for Christ, Foundation Inc. Home Office
Address: Apartelle 12 Starmall Complex, Edsa cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City. Look for Ms. Sabrina Gasgonia or any Full Time Worker from the Live Pure Movement to process your payment.
d) The deadline of registration is on AUGUST 26 until 10:00 PM.
Very Important: There will be NO TICKET SELLING ON THE EVENT DAY (August 30).
e) Please keep posted for the date when the tickets will be released.
Note: Any registration transactions made before August 7 will not be honored. Thank you!
The Don Bosco Days with the Lord Movement, a community of young people centered on Christ, would like to invite you to the 3rd Grand Eucharistic Adoration (GEA) on 7 February 2015, from 4PM to 9PM (4PM-6PM: Pre-adoration activity; 6PM-9PM: Adoration proper) to be held within the premises of Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong.
The event seeks to gather brothers and sisters in Christ in a night of solemn prayer and adoration to the Blessed Sacrament. This is one of the many ways through which the Movement hopes to realize it’s response to the call for New Evangelization.
With 2015 as the Year of the Poor, and in light of the Pope’s visit to the Philippines during the start of the year, the 3rd GEA is dubbed as “Daop – Isang Katawan, Isa Kay Kristo”, and revolves around the theme of encountering Christ in the Poor.
To help defray the operational costs for the GEA, a humble contribution of Php 20.00/attendee will be requested. To facilitate faster and orderly entry, attendees may also pre-register through the link: bit.ly/registergea2015, or by accomplishing the attached GEA 2015 Manual Registration Form and sending it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have further queries, you may reach us through the details provided below:
- facebook: facebook.com/
- twitter: @grandadoration
- instagram: @grandadoration
- Video diary of the 1st GEA held in DBTC: bit.ly/
- Video diary of the 2nd GEA held in DBTI, Makati: bit.ly/