2016 Visit of a Brother of the Taize Community

The Philippines was graced with the brief visit of a Brother from the Taize Community, Br. GHISLAIN, a sign of the continued commitment of the community to journey with the local churches and the young people on a “pilgrimage of trust”.
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The Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) thanks all those youth ministry offices which welcomed him, and those which sent young people and youth ministers to join activities with him.  The ECY is particularly grateful to the Military Ordinariate and its Commission on Youth for hosting the open prayer last February 23, and attended by a good number of participants, many of them from other dioceses and organizations!

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While the visit was brief, the expression of solidarity continues.  Particularly on this Jubilee of Mercy and the Year of the Eucharist and the Family, the community shares a gift with us, “The Courage of Mercy“.  The ECY respectfully enjoins all youth ministers, the young people under their care, along with everyone else, to strongly consider this document, with the proposals it offers, as a guide and inspiration in the mission.  For instance, this may be useful for the “24 Hours for the Lord“, an initiative indicated by Pope Francis to be done in each diocese this March 04-05 (in Misericordiae Vultus, no. 17), which the ECY  hopes each diocesan youth ministry will support and each organization will promote in their local units; it can also be of use in other initiatives of youth ministry in these seasons of Lent and Easter.
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The ECY trusts that efforts like this will continue for youth ministry, to highlight prayer as the source of our mission for young people in behalf of the Church.  Let us also continue praying for Br. GHISLAIN who left our country last night for the remaining visits in Asia, continuing the pilgrimage of trust on earth.

Visit from the Taize Community

The two Brothers of the Taize Community are visiting the Philippines. Their visit is part of their continuing commitment to the pilgrimage of trust on earth.

The Brothers will be in the Philippines on 07-26 October 2014, and will come to visit many dioceses, parishes and other communities for prayer, recollection or encounter with young people.

The following are their schedule of visits:

07 October      
Little Sisters of Jesus
09 October      
Diocese of Cabanatuan
De La Salle University
10 October      
Immaculate Conception, Diocese of Malolos
10-11 October
Chiro Youth Movement

11 October
Diocese of Alaminos
Holy Family Parish, Diocese of Pasig
12 October  
St. Augustine Parish, Archdiocese of Pampanga
 Jesus of Nazareth Parish, Diocese of Novaliches
13 October
CBCP Chapel
14 October
Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral Parish, Diocese of Imus
14-15 October
Prelature of Isabela
15 October
St. Pedro Poveda College
16 October
Sta Cruz Parish, Archdiocese of  Manila
18 October
NCYM2014, Diocese of Kalibo
19 October
Estancia, Archdiocese of Jaro
20-22 October
NCYM2014, Diocese of Kalibo
23 October
Ateneo de Manila Grade School
San Ildefonso Parish, Diocese of Kalookan
24 October
Mary Help of Christians School,  Pampanga
Rogationists Seminary, Diocese of  Paranaque
25 October 
Archdiocese of Cebu
CLCP National Convention
26 October 
St. John Bosco Parish, Makati
St. Benedict Parish, Diocese of Novaliches
Union Church, Makati