The World that We Live In
Natural disasters have devasted our country. Greed and corruption taint our society. Crime, poverty and sickness have laid waste to so many innocent lives. Temptation is everywhere. But perhaps the biggest temptation of all is to do nothing in the face of all these tests of faith. The challenge to be holy has never been more relevant than today.
What can move us to take up this challenge? Love. The fullness of our life can be attained when we act out of Love. Love shall become our strength, a banner that many others would rally behind. We have been tasked to seek the truth, to speak the truth, but more than anything, to act and live it in our daily lives, powered by Love.
This year is the Year of the Laity–of ordinary people. Everyone, from all walks of life, has been called to take courage and be the change in the society we live in. We, as Catholics, from the moment we were baptized, have been entrusted with the mission to be truly soldiers for Christ. To share in more than just Christ’s dignity as a Son of God, but to take on His mission as well. We have been called to return to the truth, fostering the common good for all. Our mission begins in the ordinary circumstances of everyday life. Through our interactions with friends and family, but more importantly, it has to begin within us. It has to begin with a wholehearted yes to the divine call that each of us has. Pope Francis urges us to take courage and go out into the world of the family, of business, of economics, of politics, of education, of mass media and social media of communications, and to every human endeavor where the future of humanity and the world are at stake and to make a difference. We all have to make all things new in our beloved country, one brave choice at a time. And as we choose to act of out love, for ourselves and for our fellow men, we go out into the world, as heroes. We the laity must stand up for Christ not only in religious activities but in our private and public lives. Speak up for Jesus and His church in the public.
DO NOT BE AFRAID TO BE CATHOLICS. BE BRAVE!
We have been called to share in Christ’s mission to spread the truth through our words and actions. To reach out to those who are in need of us. The 12 sectors of society represent different groups of individuals who need the loving and courageous help of every Christian. We have a vocation to serve others through everyday acts of Love. By choosing to reach out to the different sectors, we Choose to be Brave.
The 12 Sectors
Find out how you can help bring back to the Church our brothers and sisters, who are not serious with the Catholic faith, or who have left the church for other sects & religious denominations.
Help empower young professionals to act as force for good in the society we live in. The youth can be saints!
Learn how you can take part in reaching out to broken homes and families. Broken families are called to be holy!
Homeless and Jobless
Find out how you can support informal settlers and contractual workers through church based programs and summits. We, just like Jesus, are one with them.
Homebound and Prisoners
Reach out to those who have been bound to seclusion: the sick, handicapped, elderly, and prisoners. Help restore hope into their lives!
Farmers, Fisher folks & Laborers
With your help, you can animate and make Farmers, Fisher folks, and Laborers (FAFILAB) effective agents of evangelization.
By your loving words and understanding, you can heal those who are struggling with addiction of drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling & cyberspace, assuring them of God’s salvation.
Be a part of a program that will instill integrity and honesty in the hearts of rank and file government employees.
Being socially responsible is a choice. Choose to help in the social transformation of all major civic groups, promoting the spirit of volunteerism based on faith and solidarity.
Public School Teachers
Support in the formation of public school teachers that they may be animated to teach ethics and moral values to their students.
Participate in a program that highlights exemplary Catholic leaders of indigenous peoples. We show our gratitude to them since the Church is a custodian of culture and integrity of creation.
Lay Saints and Catholic Filipino Heroes
Be part of the campaign against the Halloween scare, highlighting people who can inspire us to live holy lives.