MUNTINLUPA City, Oct. 30, 2012—The Diocese of Paranaque held its annual diocesan youth assembly focusing on the call to discipleship.
More than 1200 young people participated in the 6th diocesan youth day also known as the Mission Possible assembly held at the Lyceum Alabang-Main Campus last October 27.
Themed “Winika ni Maria, ang puso ko’y nagpupuri sa Panginoon!” (Luke 1:46), the assembly aimed to bring the youth together to share their experiences and learn from each other on how Jesus Christ walks with them in their journey of faith, hope and love, with Mother Mary as the perfect example of a disciple.
Peter Pardo, the diocesan youth coordinator, introduced Pedro Calungsod to the youth through his talk, wherein he discussed on the life and mission of the 2nd Filipino saint.
The event culminated with a holy mass celebrated by Fr. Jeff Manlapig, the diocesan youth director.
In his homily, the youth director stressed that the youth day challenges participants to live and share the faith in the same manner that Mary and Pedro Calungsod lived theirs.
He also pointed out that the youth also needs to share the mission of preaching the Gospel to everyone and be a witness to it. (Jandel Posion/CBCPNews)