MANILA, Oct. 25, 2012—A youth group has organized a congress on integration of morals in education at San Andres Gymnasium in Manila last October 20 and 21.
Themed “Believe, doubt no more”, the two-day youth congress of the Mary, Help of Christian Crusade of the Alliance of Two Hearts gathered students, faculty and staff of different schools and colleges in the Metro.
Fr. Francis Ma. Roberto Tiquia, SOLT, vicar to the Supreme of Oblate Apostles of Two Hearts (OATH), delivered the first talks expounding on the situation of the conscience of people nowadays and explained how to keep it up and clean.
Tiquia also mentioned that many people engage in acts that deaden their consciences, and this contributes to the problem of the world today.
He encouraged participants to avail of the sacrament of penance to keep one’s conscience clean.
The vicar is also a known exorcist from San Pablo diocese where he gave a talk about exorcism and hexes that are commonly seen but most people don’t understand on the second day of the congress.
Another priest, Fr. Stephen Gorecho, OATH, gave a talk about the importance of the Mass and the proper attire that should be worn while attending mass.
“Many young people don’t know the value and significance of the Holy Mass and [sometimes do things that] leads to desecration of the sacrament. We go to mass not to have a party but to see and be with God,” Gorecho said.
On the second day of congress, Fr. Matthias Mandreza discussed the topic of martyrdom and his life journey before becoming a priest.
A musical skit on the martyrdom of Saint Pedro Calungsod was also shown to participants.
The two-day congress culminated with a Holy Mass. (Ryan Rayos/Jandel Posion)