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UisayasRegionalConvcntion presentationof 3 plays made locally by the friars and selectco-workers.
"'Ihe journey goeson.." so goesthe " 2004Ping- Gloria Showdown",'The Committees who took care of the
themeof the VisayasO.Carm.Regional Hiding Placeof Saddam?"and "What preparations were: Secretariat -
Convention that jumped with is Escalantewithout MCC?" The Normie Lacanilao, Jackie Losala and
awakening sound effects into the productions were directed by the |ofti Villena; Socials/Icebreaker- Bro.
screenon June 3,2003.A multimedia Friars and acted by the Friars, Alain Balasabasand Fr. Christian
projection system directly hooked Associates,TOC, the sisters and Buenafe,O. Carm; Liturgy - Bros.
into the computer system of Mount co-workers. An instant film festival Eugene Horca, Jerry Ca-ffasand Rico
Carmel College spiced our Regional was organizedby Franz Kl. Koerkamp Sabanal,O. Carm; Before/After Care-
Convention with high tech artistry. Fr. to award the best play, script, actors Bros. Rhen Caculitan, Rodrigo
Tony dela Cruz pointed out that this is and actresses,and directorsto illustrate Bautista,Edwin Magbagoand Nonoy
to taste the fruits, .."lami kaayo!" (so that we have many local talents. Zaragoza,O. Carm; Timekeeper- Bro.
tasty). It was a triennial assessment Also shown on the screenwere the Pleaseturn to next page B
and clarification of issuesand concerns ambush interviews by Vermont
regarding the School Ministry, Parish juvahib and Lino Zar agoza.Everything
Work, Formation, Associateship, is on video and can be ordered. The
Community Life and Ministries. Fr. Fraternal spirit soars high for the XUI^tb l",ar;/,
Marlon Lacal and Noel Valencia "journey goes on", whatever that
pointed this out while facilitating means. I Wolk for A Couse
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participants from Negros and Cebu. Luzon RcgionalConvcntion
The participants were from the After a year of combined wins and
clustersof the Friars,Associates,TOC, losses, of struggles and challenges,
Parish Pastoral Council, Parish comesthe evaluation and assessment. I Coming Out of
workers, youth, SFIC sisters and lay Last June 12-13, the Luzon lhe Cocoon................l9
co-workers. It was one a very well RegionalConvention was held at Titus
prepared convention considering the Brandsma Center. This became the
useof powerpoint in presentingpoints venue from which different issues,
for discussionsand clarifications. The recommendatlonsand plans of action
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formation and the establishmentof the proposals were shared through open
economicbase. discussion, summation, synthesis
Long-term goals were specifically community celebration of faith and
focused on developing and strength- group reflection.
ening of Carmeliteministries to be able The second day was held at the
to contribute to the Philippine Church Mount CarmelCollegeof SanFrancisco
continuously,inter-religious dialogue, Audio Visual Room (AVR), J:une26,
contributions to the international 2003.
icebraker. Order,unifying CarmeliteSpirituality Local community composed of
and its core and ihe local community friars, associatesand the postulants
Jude Caballero,O. Carm; and the asbaseof our Spirituality. actively listened on the results of the
SteeringCommittee - Noel Valencia, Someof the difficulties mentioned various studies, which dealt on
Frs. Marlon Lacal and Anton revolved around organizational,multi- community life, economicbase and
Hoogland,O. Carm. tasking and personal limitations. formation.
The one-and-a-half-dayconvent- Proposalsand recommendationswere A separatetable discuss:o:.'.r-as
ion was themed, "The Journey given to unravel thesedifficulties. attendedby theposhrlanl<a. ::;-::ated
Continues..... in the Land of Lights and by Noel Valencia.
Shadows." llindanao RegionalConvcntion This is to get tne::gq33a-,:---tl-<
The direction of the discussions On the first day of the convention, foreseencontribu::::*. io '-L€rrhole
was in line with the priority areas: the sessionwas held at GKK hall last Order.
center-building as strategy and asway June25,2003. TheCoi'.'r.:;:. =-.iei a: :e'r'each
of life, apostolate,viability of the school Sessionproper was given by Fr. in Lianra rr'iih a s:;-:-.:u,y-:-.
asapostolate,GKK/BCC development, Marlon Lacalstatingtheobjectiveof tire
parish ministries, TBC (and its c o n v e n t i o n , w h i c h i s t o d e fi n e
programs), ]PIC, formation and achievementsof the triennial plan oi
economicbase. a c t i o n . A r e a s o f d i s c u s s i o n\ \ ' e r e
Immediate concemsas identified directed at center-building,school and
by Fr. Tony dela Cruz, Commissary parishes, TBC programs, JPIC,
Provincial were: building up of local community life, initial formation and
communities, initial and ongoing economicbase.Insights, sharing and il'rrKrS

. Fr. Aristarco Escot':i. O.Carm.,
Likenaturewelcomes abudding butterflyoutof
itscocoon,theCarmelitecommunity joyfullywelcomes M.A. in Education,major tn Guidance
theentryoftheseven Carmelite brotherstoanewstage and Counseling from Cet'u \ormal
in theirreligrous
formation. University in Cebu City.
With a nature-inspired atmosphere, the . Bros.EmmanuelVallega, O.Carm.,
celebratronbeganinthemonung ofJune 7,2003atTitus and Rico Sabanal,O.Carm., Master of
Brandsma Center
asthesevenCarmelite brothers made Arts in PastoralMinistry, from ICTC -
theirsimpleprofession:Bros'JunntlRyanDenolo, ecclesiastical
graduateprogramof Our
Gerald FlorGutierrez, Domingo Beato, Jr.,Allan o.Catn,(fatight)
Lady of Angels Seminary.
Hagoriles,JerryCanas,Realino HermoandEugene Horca,
0, Carm.WhileBros.Emman VallegaandRico
Sabanal, O.Carmmade theirsolemn profession.Theceremonieswereofficiated
byFr.AntoniodelaCruz,O. . Bros.Rhen Caculitan and Rodrigo
Carm(commissary provincial)with Fr.ChristianBuenafe,0.Carmasthehomilist. In theafternoon of the Bautista Jr., for finishing the Clinical
same day,thedeaconate ritesforBros. Emman Vallega
andRicoSabanal washeldwithBishop Socrates PastoralEducationat St. Luke's Hos-
Villegas,DDastheordaining prelate. pital, last June 6 and Bros. Edwin
Thecoming outofthebutterfly fromitscocoon meantnew challenges,
re-birthandgrowth likewisein Magbago,BenedictoZaragosa,Amold
thestage ahead andthetougher responsibilities
to befacedbythenewCarmelite brothers anddeacons. Alindayu, Aries Jude Caballero and
Thus,paving waytothestrengthening, growth anddevelopmentoftheCarmelite charism andmission. Dave Vios at Makati Medical Center.
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