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Pasig youth to hold summer camp for effective ministry

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PASIG City, May 2, 2013—A second youth camp is being organized by the Pasig Diocesan Youth Ministry in an effort to deepen the knowledge of young people and become equipped and effective leaders in the youth ministry. 

The 2nd BINHI youth camp organized by the Pasig Diocesan Youth Ministry will focus on calling each young people in the diocese to have a deeper relationship with Jesus through the youth ministry and to become missionaries to other young people. 

With the theme “Kabataan ng Diyosesis ng Pasig: Chosen by Christ, Living in Faith, Fruitful in Mission,” the camp will be held at the Forest Camp in Tanay, Rizal on May 3-5. 

According to Peter Capistrano, former diocesan youth coordinator of Pasig, organizers chose the bible verse of Luke 5, 1-11 as their Gospel theme because it pertains to the journey of the apostles who were called to deepen their relationship with Jesus and then sent off into mission. 

“We relate it to the calling of young people to deepen their relationship with Jesus through the youth ministry and then sending them off to become missionaries to their fellow young people,” Capistrano said. 

Topics for the youth camp are taken from the theme “Chosen by Christ, Living in Faith, Fruitful in Mission” which is divided into three parts. 

For the 1st part, the topic is ‘Chosen by Christ’ which Mark Christian Reyes, an instructor from De La Salle University, will discuss. 

The 2nd part will be ‘Living in Faith’ with Peter Capistrano as the resource speaker. 

Raphael de Honor, a Christian formation teacher of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Catholic School in Pasig City, will discuss the 3rd part, ‘Fruitful in Mission’. 

Capistrano said there will be an activity before each talk, where the participants will be divided in 12 groups.  Each group will be composed of young people from different parishes in the diocese and the name’s group will be taken from the names of the Apostles. 

A fellowship night will be held on the evening of the first day. Participants will present different situations that young people experiences. 

A para-liturgy of the blessing of fire and washing of the feet will be held on the first and second night of the camp. 

Organizers are expecting around 200 young people from all parishes in the diocese. (Jandel Posion)


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