NYD2012 Formation Program

19 October 2012

Your Excellency:

Joyful greetings in the Lord Jesus on this Year of Faith!

In the observance and celebration of the National Youth Day (NYD) 2012, the Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) is pleased to send you and your youth ministry office the NYD2012 Formation Program.    With the theme “Rejoice in the Lord always!” [Phil 4:4], this formation program hopes to provide young people with a special moment of grace to become instruments of joy, hope, and new life.  I kindly enjoin Your Excellency, through your diocesan youth ministry office, to gather and lead our young people in a meaningful celebration of the NYD2012 with this Formation Program as a helpful guide.

Enclosed are the following relevant materials:

  1. NYD2012 Formation Program

    together with the Page cover

  2. NYD2012 Formation Program – Message of Pope Benedict XVI for WYD2012

I also take this opportunity to remind Your Excellency that, as indicated in the Ordo, the 16 December Mass collection is meant to support youth ministry – seventy percent (70%) of which is allotted to your diocesan youth ministry office and thirty percent (30%) to the ECY.

Furthermore, I earnestly request that the share of the ECY be remitted directly to our account: EPISCOPAL COMMISSION ON YOUTH, PNB Intramuros branch, Account No. 101-7863000-17.  Your remittance will be a great help to support our commission and to promote our youth ministries.

On this Year of Faith, may we ardently and joyfully profess Christ’s love to our young people, inspiring them to commit themselves fully to Him and His Church, as our very own St. Pedro Calungsod has done.

Sincerely in the Lord,

+ JOEL Z. BAYLON, DD

Bishop of  Legazpi
ECY Bishop – Chairman

 CC: Diocesan Youth Director, Coordinator and Leader