Search for outstanding Filipino families ongoing

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MANILA, May 20, 2016 – The Episcopal Commission on Family and Life chaired by Daet Bishop Gilbert A. Garcera, D.D. and Marriage Encounter Foundation of the Philippines led by chair couple Robert – Tinette Aventajado reminded the diocesan organizations about the deadline for submission of official nomination forms for “The Search for Outstanding Families 2016” on July 31, 2016.

In a letter addressed to the chairmen and coordinators of diocesan Family and Life Ministeries nationwide, the Aventajados and Garcera said the search was launched during the Post Synodal Conference in Bacolod last February 17.

“We strongly encourage all Dioceses to participate in the Search because we believe this will teach us the values of the Filipino family and validate the significant contribution of being a church of the poor,” reads the circular.

The award is open to all families, particularly the poor, composed of a father, mother, and a significant number of children. They must belong either to the C, D economic classes although  preferrably from the E economic class. The nominees need to be actively involved in the evangelization and missionary programs of the parish or diocese and “must be in good moral standing in society and living real sacramental lives.”

In an interview, the Aventajado couple said the nominees must be “materially poor but spiritually rich.”

Interested parties may contact mefpoutstandingfamilies@gmail.com or call 09189446813.

The awards night has been scheduled at the SMX Convention  Center, Mall of Asia on Sunday, Oct. 23,2016.  (Melo M. Acuña / CBCPNews) 

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