ECY

Mission

The Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) is an animating, coordinating, and policy making body of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). 
 
Following the example of Jesus in the Emmaus story  (Lk 24: 13-35), it dynamically assists youth ministers in the Philippines in their journey with young people towards their maturity in Christ.

Vision

We, the ECY, envision empowered men and women, clergy, religious and lay youth ministers molding Filipino Catholic youth.We envision us, the ECY, the CBCP Commissions, dioceses, the national youth movements & other youth-related organizations in deep synergy for the realization of policies and advocacies for the millennial youth.We envision an engaged, harmonious and collective journey with young people who are Christ-centered and inflamed by the Spirit for the New Evangelization.

Goals

  • Cascade the Strategic Management Process; review systems and structures (roles and responsibilities)
  • Coordinate, link and synergize with CBCP Commissions, dioceses, national youth movements and other youth-related organizations
  • Institutionalize formation programs for Youth Ministers
  • Professionalize the ECY office and its collaborating entities
  • Initiate stabilization of ECY resources

Values

Inspired and moved by Christ’s response to the young man’s search for the fullness of life (Mk 10:17),

we, the ECY:

in relation to our recipients

  • practice Charity: love and understanding
  • Courageously witness to the faith
  • Confront youth ministers with the Word of God and with the Truth
  • Call/ inspire them to conversion & discipleship
  • Challenge them to mission

among ourselves

  • exhibit a joyful spirit of family
  • live as a community of disciples
  • root our work and relationships in Prayer
  • value openness, creativity, and humility
  • show team professionalism and zeal
  • practice dynamism and synergy


The ECY Bishops

Bp Leopoldo C Jaucian SVD
His Excellency
MOST REV. LEOPOLDO C. JAUCIAN, D.D.
ECY Chairman
Bishop of Bangued
Bishop’s Residence, Bangued, Abra
PERSONAL
Birth: July 27, 1960
Place of Birth: Santa, Ilocos Sur
Sacerdotal Ordination: March 12, 1988
Episcopal Ordination: March 26, 2007
Religious Congregation: Society of the Divine Word

 ECY Bishops 3

 
Vice Chairman: Most Rev. RICARDO L. BACCAY, DD
Bishop of the Diocese of Alaminos
 
Members:
 
Most Rev. GUILLERMO V. AFABLE, DD
Bishop of the Diocese of Digos
 
 
Most Rev. BUENAVENTURA M. FAMADICO, DD
Bishop of the Diocese of San Pablo
 
 
Most Rev. FLORENTINO G. LAVARIAS, DD
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Fernando
 
 
Most Rev. SEVERO C. CAERMARE, DD
Bishop of the Diocese of Dipolog
 
 
Most Rev. DANIEL PATRICK Y. PARCON, DD
Bishop of the Diocese of Talibon