ECY-Philippines Group Orientation

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“ECY-Philippines”, the official delegation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)-Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) to the World Youth Day (WYD) 2016, formally met in the persons of its Delegation Secretariat and its Group Leaders and Assistant Leaders through a Group Orientation last 2015 August 15 in the Santa Isabel College along Taft Avenue, Manila.  The orientation was led by the Delegation Head, Rev. Fr. Conegundo B. Garganta, who is also the Executive Secretary of the ECY.
There were twenty-nine groups present in the orientation, namely:

From particular churches and their diocesan youth ministries:
Archdiocese of Caceres
Archdiocese of Davao
Archdiocese of Lipa
Archdiocese of Palo
Diocese of Antipolo
Diocese of Bangued
Diocese of Butuan
Diocese of Cabanatuan
Diocese of Dumaguete
Diocese of Kalibo
Diocese of Maasin
Diocese of Malolos
Diocese of San Jose (Antique)
Military Ordinariate of the Philippines

From member organizations of the Federation of National Youth Organizations (FNYO)
Chiro Youth Movement
CFC-Singles for Christ
CFC-Singles for Family and Life
CFC-Youth for Christ
CFC-Youth for Family and Life
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul – Youth
Youth for Mary and Christ

From educational institutions
Assumption Antipolo
Assumption College, SLV (San Lorenzo Village)
School of Saint Anthony
St. Scholastica’s College-Westgrove

From other communities
Holy Trinity Community
Light of Jesus Family-The Feast Makati
Order of Augustinian Recollects

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In the orientation, Fr. Garganta, together with other members of the Delegation Secretariat, led the attendees in understanding the application procedure set for the ECY-Philippines, the required preparations after acceptance, and an overview of the pilgrimage from the Philippines to Poland and back.

From this initial encounter, these Group Leaders and Assistant Leaders have been commissioned to start the preparation of their groups in their respective settings, both in the practical and pastoral aspects.

AYD6 Update

for the last period of application to the Philippine Delegation to the 6th Asian Youth Day

For this last period of acceptance of applications to be part of the Philippine Delegation to the 6th Asian Youth Day (14 March – 11 April), the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Youth will accept applications only from those dioceses and organizations which accepted the invitation by 14 March 2014.

For these dioceses and organizations that accepted the invitation: You may submit two more candidates aside from the three priority applicants, for a total of five (5) applications. Because if by 11 April 2014, there are still slots available, then the remaining application/s, if deemed qualified, will be taken into account. Please consider sending lay young people.

We will post within this afternoon the final list of dioceses and organizations which have accepted the AYD6 invitation from the ECY and are allowed to add more applicants.

Once more, we strongly encourage these dioceses and organizations to consider sending lay young people.

The ECY Secretariat must receive a candidate’s AYD6 Application Form and his/her complete application requirements, whether personally submitted or sent by courier, on or before 11 April 2014. Let us not put off to the last minute the submission of applications.

Only complete applications, i.e. with full requirements as enumerated in the Primer (pp. 4-5), will be processed for screening.

Kindly refer to the Primer ( for detailed instructions as regards the application process. The instructions specified here prevails over previous ones to which they are related; other instructions in the Primer remain in effect.
Reminders and additional information will also be published on our Facebook fanpage and website. Please be guided accordingly.

May the Lord Jesus, the Glory of the martyrs, shine on us all!

~The ECY Secretariat