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
YouthPinoy

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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.

FNYO launches ‘new look’

After 23 years, the FNYO unveiled a new logo at its annual FNYO Day last December 15.

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 16, 2013—Celebrating the “unity in diversity” of 17 youth organizations, the Federation of National Youth Organizations (FNYO) presented its “new look” at its annual FNYO Day last December 15.

Hosted by Claret School, Quezon City, the event featured the launching of the official FNYO song, a reorganized FNYO handbook, its official website, and a new logo.

Bernadette Felix of Chiro Pilipinas presented the new FNYO handbook, which will be available to the public by March 2014. According to Felix, the handbook aims to introduce FNYO and the different organizations it comprises to more people, as well as to be a guide on the services and programs the federation can offer to young people in the dioceses.

The attendees got to see the spiffy, new website of FNYO, as showcased by one of its webmasters, Frence Boiser of the Student Catholic Action of the Philippines (SCAP).

The interactive website, which contains relevant information about the FNYO and its member-organizations, can now be accessed at https://www.fnyoph.com. Macoy Quinto of CFC-Youth for Christ (CFC-YFC) is the other webmaster of the site.

Shortly after, Chadrix Tañada of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) introduced the new FNYO logo, which features the FNYO acronym visible inside a circle, which symbolizes the Host, the Body of Christ, and is intersected by the cross, which represents Jesus Christ. Yellow, the predominant color of the logo, represents the Church and signifies the FNYO’s primary goal of leading young people towards the “Light of the World”, Jesus Christ.

He explained, the logo still contains the elements of the federation’s motto, “Iisa kahit magkakaiba” (unity in diversity), which is symbolized by the four human figures with different colors.

Lea Dasigan of the SYM-FMA composed the FNYO’s first ever official song, titled “We Journey Together as One” with musical arrangements made by Fr. Danny Dadule, SDB. The official animation dance was also introduced.

The 23-year-old umbrella organization is composed of CFC-Singles for Christ (CFC-SFC), CFC-Singles for Family and Life CFC-Youth for Christ (CFC-YFC), CFC-Youth for Family and Life (CFC-YFL), Chiro Pilipinas, Christian Life Communities of the Philippines, Christ Youth in Action (CYA), Columbian Squires, Filipino Youth with a Mission (FYM), Filipino-Chinese Catholic Youth (FCCY), Institucion Teresiana (IT) Youth, Mary Help of Christians Crusade (MHCC), Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) – SDB/FMA, Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP), Student Catholic Action of the Philippines (SCAP), Youth for Mary and Christ, and Franciscan Youth (YouFra).

Source: CBCP NEws Article by Mark Vertido/Nirva’ana Ella Delacruz