Youth assembly focuses on spreading the faith through internet

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CALOOCAN City, Oct. 27, 2013—Around 1,500 young people gathered at the Notre Dame of Greater Manila on October 26 to celebrate the Catechetical Foundation of the Archdiocese of Manila (CFAM) Youth Day, focusing on cyberspace as a medium to spread the faith. 

Themed “Cyberworld: e.faith—Go and make disciples of all nations!” the youth day was a response of the CFAM youth to the message of Pope Francis during the last WYD in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

The event also provided opportunities for personal growth and encouraged community involvement of the youth, to inspire and empower them to become citizens imbued with the Gospel values for the service of the society and the local Church. 

Kalookan Apostolic Administrator Bishop Francisco de Leon celebrated the mass that jump started the whole-day event. 

Msgr. Gerry Santos, CFAM minister, gave an inspirational message while Fr. Jerome Ma. Cruz of Kalookan gave a talk on the “Morality in Social Media”. 

An awarding ceremony in the afternoon on e.faith-capture the moment concluded the event with Fr. Gildbert Dumlao, CFAM youth minister leading the activity. 

Aside from students of public high schools in one archdiocese and six dioceses in Metro Manila, other attendees include catechists, lay coordinators, priests and guests. 

The cast of the upcoming movie San Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir, an official entry for the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) this coming December 2013, headed by actor Rocco Nacino who portrays the teen saint on the said film,  promoted the movie to the participants. (Jandel Posion)

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