Kabataang Bayani

To all DIOCESAN YOUTH DIRECTORS, COORDINATORS and LEADERS

To all NATIONAL COUNCILS of FNYO MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

Dear fellow youth ministers,
Greetings in the Lord who renews us!
It is with great joy that I share with you and your youth ministry offices KABATAANG BAYANI: Youth for HOPE (Honest, Orderly and Peaceful Elections)!
As you may know, this formation program has been prepared by the ECY a few elections back, as a concrete response to the need to form our young people in social awareness and involvement, and as a particular tool to aid the youth ministries in this important component.
Our implementing arm, the National Secretariat for Youth Apostolate, has made some revisions to make it updated and more relevant, ready for use by youth ministers with their young people.  Please help us bring this to the use of more youth ministers by sharing it in your own network (in the diocese, with your parishes, with the schools within your jurisdiction, among your local units in the case of the FNYO members).
I also take this opportunity to remind you of the Kabataang Bayani’s Prayer Component: A Candle for HOPE (see attached Kabataang Bayani-4: Liturgy).  It calls on all of us to light a candle on the eve of the elections and pray for Honest, Orderly and Peaceful Elections.  For this upcoming Elections 2013, Candle for HOPE should be prayed at 6:00 PM of May 12.  I encourage you to spearhead this endeavor in your localities.
May we, in our work of social transformation and especially in our use of the program KABATAANG BAYANI, help build up and care for Inang Pilipinas.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Fr. CONEGUNDO B. GARGANTA
ECY Executive Secretary
Handouts:
Kabataang Bayani - Formation Module - Workshop 1 handout
Kabataang Bayani - Formation Module - Workshop 3 handout