Masaya pong inaanyayahan ang mga magulang sa napakahalaga at sakto sa panahon na seminar ng
Sabado (7 Nov 2016), 7pm, Gintong Bulwagan ng OLMCP
Magtext po ng confirmation kay Kuya Danny Sio ng Family Life Ministry sa +63 943 702 9253.
Catechism in the Year of Faith
The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish (OLMCP) thru the Education/Formation Ministry is heeding the call of the Holy Father, Pope Bendict XVI, for a renewed conversion to Christ and his Church in this year that he proclaimed as the “Year of Faith” from October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013. The observance of the Year of Faith is anchored on the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC).
OLMCP has scheduled a series of seminars that center on the 12 Articles of the CCC. Each article will be given deep insights and reflection every 3rd Saturday of each month by our parish priest, Rev. Fr. Manny Sarez and invited guest speakers. This is FREE FOR ALL.
The 12 articles of the CCC are based on Christian beliefs that are professed in the Apostle’s Creed. The schedule is as follows:
Article/s of Faith
|19 January||Article 1 – I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.|
|16 February||Article 2 – I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
Article 3 – He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
|16 March||Article 4 – He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.|
|20 April||Article 5 – He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again.|
|18 May||Article 6 – He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.|
|15 June||Article 7 – He will come again to judge the living and the dead.|
|20 July||Article 8– I believe in the Holy Spirit.|
|17 August||Article 9 – I believe in the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints.|
|21 September||Article 10 – I believe in the forgiveness of sins.|
|19 October||Article 11 – I believe in the resurrection of the body.|
|16 November||Article 12 – I believe in life everlasting.|
Pastoral Planning Workshop
The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (OLMCP) recently concluded a Pastoral Planning Workshop on 22-23 September 2012. The workshop was intended to identify the major concerns and issues challenging the OLMC’s pastoral development and implementation and to reflect and parallel the priority programs of the Diocese of Cubao. The workshop, held at the Bukal ng Buhay Retreat House in Bustos, Bulacan, was facilitated by OLMCP’s parish priest, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel “Manny” Sarez, assisted by Br. Gerardo “Gerry” Laguartilla. The participants included 84 core members of the different parish ministries and organizations. The theme of the workshop, OLMCP: A Pilgrimage in the Spirit of the Vatican in this Year of Faith, is anchored on the 8-point priority agenda of the Diocese of Cubao. OLMC, in turn, identified 10 priority agenda for which goals, activities and program schedules were constructed:
1. Continuing spiritual formation
2. Promote unity and synergy among organizations
3. Establish a systematic accounting of parish community funds
4. Update the Parish Manual
5. Strengthen the BEC
6. Extend more pastoral care to children
7. Organize the Public Affairs Mininstry
8. Institutionalize a strong Stewardship Program
9. Widen the focus of Catechetical Apostolate
10. Make full use of the digital media in evangelization
In addition, the workshop further identified goals and measures to strengthen the Parish’s Worship, Family and Life, and Parish Youth Ministries. The Overall Parish Goal was defined as follows:
“We are a pilgrim church aiming to journey in faith within the next 5 years in the direction of the Diocese of Cubao. Inspired by the Year of Faith declared by the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, we take to heart the challenge of formation to visit the teachings of the Vatican II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. So, we also aim to be a missionary church, strengthening our Basic Ecclesial Communities and committing ourselves to the task of new and integral evangelization so that we can be a “vibrant” parish community.”