By Marthy John Silubrico, CSsR
Last May 30, 2016 (Monday) a meeting was held in the Parish Pastoral Council building in the Redemptorist Davao Community for the preparation here in Mindanao Regional Congress of the 150th anniversary of the handing of the Icon to the Redemptorist which will be on September 2-3, 2016. In attendance were Bro. Karl Gaspar as the facilitator, Frs. Edilberto Cepe, Glenn Tito Pascual, Manoling Thomas, Bros. Leony Cajilig and Niel Capidos from the studendate, and Sir Edwin Pilapil.
They have tackled a lot of things which includes the coverage of the said event, the participants and the venue which will be in Davao City. The estimated number of participant is 700 citing from the participation of the people from the previous activities. The SATMI students will look into preparing the classrooms for the group sharing and the trafficking people. A ritual of “pagtatagpo” of Icons will be used. Fr. Manoling emphasized the importance of grassroots work so as to have a local preparation for the event. SATMI students will look into the liturgy while Leony is in-charge of the choir. All the talks and snacks will be in the church, meals in the gym while small group sharing will be at the SATMI classrooms and rooms at the PPC building.
In the same meeting, they also emphasized on “Debo-Mission” in which to connect devotion and action. Different committees have been created to cater for the needs of the event.
For the procession, Fr. Manoling will handle, hospitality and welcome committee will be Fr. Tito and Lucy, facilitating will be Bro. Karl, SATMI council and Fr. Galen. Lastly, there will be a “Harana” night and Leony is the one assigned.