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JP II institute announces summer program on marriage, family

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The Family Life Ministers with Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra, Dean of JP Institute and CFL Chariman Fr. Ronald Quijano, Fr. Jaroslaw Merecki who conference on the Philosophical Perspectives of St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body at the Pavilion Hotel. (Photo: Fr. Ronaldo Quijano)

BACOLOD, March 31, 2016 – For the fifth consecutive year, the John Paul II National Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, will hold the Summer Academic Program for Masters of Education in Marriage and Family beginning on April 11 up to April 30.

The subjects that will be offered this summer are:

  • April 11 to 16 – Anthropology and Communion of Persons
  • April 18 to 23 – Marriage in Sacred Scripturesp
  • Aril 25 to 30 -Sacramentality of Marriage

‘Hope and enthusiasm’

“It is with much hope and enthusiasm that the Institute seeks to carry out the vision of St. John Paul II to establish a school which would pursue the pastoral thrust on the family as the subject and object of evangelization, in fidelity to the promptings of the Holy Spirit guiding the Church for the Third Millennium,” said Fr. Ronaldo Quijano, Dean of Studies of the John Paul II Institute.

The priest added: “The recently concluded Post-Synodal Conference on the Family held in Bacolod last February 15-18, that culminated with the Assembly of Families, gathering about 500 families, is a manifestation of such vision, a concretization of that hope and enthusiasm.”

The summer program was designed to enable Family Life ministers and directors from various dioceses in the Philippines to avail of the training that the Institute offers through its campus in Bacolod.

After three weeks of intensive classes, the students would have earned credits for nine units of the program Master of Education with specialization in Marriage and Family.

Increased enrollment

The thesis titles are based on the four-core curriculum mandated by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome, namely, philosophy, theology, morals, and behavioral sciences, which are intended for the development of family ministry in their respective dioceses or institutions.

According to Quijano, 26 students enrolled in last year’s summer program, excluding the students enrolled in the regular two-year program.

For this summer 32 students from 17 dioceses, thus far, have made reservations and the Institute is ready for their arrival on April 10.

Attractive terms

Students of the summer course are given an opportunity to study with no charges for tuition or board and lodging while enrolled in Bacolod. Only a minimal amount for miscellaneous, and for entrance examinations for new students, is needed for enroLlment for the Masters program.

Those interested may contact the office secretary at the John Paul II National Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, telephone number (63) (34) 434-8396 or email jp2natin@yahoo.com. (Fr. Mickey Cardenas / CBCP News)


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