MANILA, March 20, 2013—A diocesan leaders’ summer conference for youth is set to bring young leaders to a deeper relationship with Jesus through four days of prayer and faith formation.
Organized by the Ministry for Youth Affairs (MYA) of the diocese of Cubao, the conference called 1st Jesu Polis or City of Jesus will be held at the Philip’s Sanctuary in Antipolo, Rizal from April 3 to 6.
According to MYA Cubao, Jesu Polis is a venue where diocesan Catholic youth leaders gather together to praise, worship, pray and celebrate the faith in an environment that is truly Catholic and youthful.
The conference will introduce the youth to the four tracks of formation of MYA Cubao (Virtue, Learning, Spirit and Service), heightening their experience of living in the City of Jesus—an experience of the local Church, that would bring them to a greater resolve in becoming ambassadors of Jesus in the call for New Evangelization.
The stages of formation called BINHI, BUKAL and SIKLAB cater to various ages of participants. Binhi (Biyaya at Hiwaga) is for young people ages 13-16; Bukal (Buhay kay Kristo Alay) for youth ages 17-21; and Siklab (Silakbo ng Kabataan Laan para sa Bayan ng Diyos) for youth ages 22 and above.
Organizers are expecting more than 100 youth leaders to attend the summer conference. (Jandel Posion)