QUEZON City, Nov. 5, 2013—In response to the goal of bringing the young people closer to the Church and the Church closer to them, the Commission on Youth of the Diocese of Novaliches (COY Nova) will be holding its 1st Diocesan Youth Congress on December 14, 2013 at the BestLink College of the Philippines in Millionaires Village, Novaliches.
Dubbed iBelieve, the whole-day event will gather youth leaders and ministers who will work together to present and ratify the COY Nova’s vision, mission, by-laws and guidelines aimed at further improving its service to the youth of the diocese through essential, impactful and responsive programs.
According to diocesan youth coordinator Ann Roselle Cortes, a pre-congress activity called Vicariate Sessions has been held in view of the upcoming event, participated by vicariate youth coordinators, parish youth coordinators and the vicariate priest coordinators.
The activity in the vicariate aimed to serve as a venue for collaboration of stakeholders, by instilling ownership within them and validate the current structure in which COY operates and to have a co-ownership of the COY by-laws, thus, involving all the leaders from the ground to the diocesan level.
Vicariate sessions were held every Saturdays and Sundays from September 21, 22, 28, 29 and October 5, 6, 12, and 13.
Activities during the sessions were divided into 4 parts: sharing the COY big picture, creation of vision for COY, discover COY values, and COY structure.
Each activity aimed at defining and validating what COY Nova is currently doing and discover other great ideas useful to the youth ministry that might be considered. (Jandel Posion)