QUEZON City, Nov. 12, 2011—The Diocesan Vocation Ministry of Cubao diocese is holding its 1st Diocesan Vocation Summit today at the 10th floor of the Obispado de Cubao in Lantana St., Cubao, Quezon City.
With the theme “FaCEVoc: Family and Community, Encouraging Vocations”, the vocation summit focuses on the ‘Role of the Family and Community in Vocation Promotions’.
According to the diocesan website (mycubao.org), the vocation summit has been inspired by Pope Benedict’s message for the 48th World Youth Day of Prayer for Vocations titled ‘Proposing Vocations in the Local Church’ wherein the pope recommends that “every local Church become more sensitive and attentive to the pastoral care of vocations, helping children and young people in particular at every level of family, parish and associations”.
The website further states that the summit recognizes the family as the seedbed of vocation which in turn is influenced by the community
The vocation gathering also aims to 1) share the best practices in vocation promotion; 2) chart the direction of the vocation ministry for the next three years; 3) design a continuing vocation program for the diocese that will truly encourage vocations and; 4) organize the vocation ministry not only in parishes but also in school.
Session in the morning will be talks from Most Rev. Mylo Hubert Vergara, the bishop of Pasig diocese, who will focus on the ‘The State of Vocations in the Philippines and How to Encourage Vocation in the Local Church’. In the afternoon, the session will center on four topics namely: Youth and Media, Youth and Family, Youth and Filipino Culture and Youth and the Word.
The day-long conference will end with a Eucharistic Celebration at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
Around 375 participants coming from different sectors; parishes, parochial schools, religious, catechists, seminarians, congregations and non-sectarian schools are participating in the conference. (Jandel Posion)