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.

Thank you for your support!

On the way they said to one another,
“Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”
(It was a very large stone.)
Then they looked up and saw
that the stone had already been rolled back.
[Mk 16:3-4]

At this most blessed time of Easter, we praise the Lord for the support of the following ecclesiastical territories to the Episcopal Commission on Youth, particularly in the form of the Mass collection for National Youth Day 2014!  We thank the Bishops, the Diocesan Youth Council and the Christian communities in these dioceses for being instrumental in “rolling the stone” so that we may more fully experience and share the power of the Resurrection in our ministry among the youth!

These are the ecclesiastical territories which have remitted their financial support to the CBCP-ECY, represented by the 30% of their Misa de Gallo collections last 2014 December 16, National Youth Day (this list is as of 2015 April 10):
Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro
Archdiocese of Cebu
Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan
Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia
Archdiocese of Palo
Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
Diocese of Baguio
Diocese of Bangued
Diocese of Boac
Diocese of Cabanatuan
Diocese of Daet
Diocese of Digos
Diocese of Dumaguete
Diocese of Imus
Diocese of Ipil
Diocese of Kalookan
Diocese of Legazpi
Diocese of Libmanan
Diocese of Maasin
Diocese of Masbate
Diocese of Naval
Diocese of Novaliches
Diocese of Parañaque
Diocese of Pasig
Diocese of San Pablo
Diocese of Tagum
Diocese of Tandag
Apostolic Vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe
Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan
Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa
Military Ordinariate
May we also take this occasion to appeal to those who have not yet remitted their share to do so, as this will be a great help to support our commission to fulfill its mandate.
Thank you very much for your kind attention!
May the joy and hope borne of our Risen Lord fill us all
and embrace all our ecclesial endeavors!
NOTE: This is based on received copies (by fax or email) of bank-validated deposit slips and check payments as of 2015 April 10.