Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 12, 2018

Dear friends in youth ministry,

Greetings of unity in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

Every January 18-25, the universal Church observes the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. For the Church in the Philippines, the month of January is observed by the whole country as National Bible Month, with National Bible Week on the 22nd to the 28th culminating with National Bible Sunday on the 28th.

May we therefore enjoin you and your youth ministries to join this year’s observances, possibly linking these two related themes and cooperating with related ecclesial offices and other entities, for our shared pilgrimage towards unity can only be undertaken fully if we all are rooted in and guided by the Word made flesh, our Lord Jesus.

Attached is a list of celebrations from the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Ecumenical Affairs. In addition, you will find in this link resources jointly prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches–

http://www.vatican.va/roman_ curia/pontifical_councils/ chrstuni/weeks-prayer-doc/rc_ pc_chrstuni_doc_20170613_week- prayer-2018_en.html

On the National Bible Month, resources are available here–

CBCP-Episcopal Commission on the Biblical Apostolate–http://www.ecba- cbcp.com/

Philippine Bible Society–http://www.bible.org. ph/nationalbiblemonth/

We trust that you will make use of these resources, as well as share them to your own networks and circles of influence.

May our youth ministries contribute positively to the ecumenical movement as we offer to our young people the one Word Who will never fail them–Jesus our Lord, Whom we get to know more deeply in the Sacred Scriptures.

Yours sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Fr. CONEGUNDO B. GARGANTA
Executive Secretary

P.S. May we seek your prayers for the final selection of our country representatives this January 16 to the Pre-Synodal Meeting this March in Rome. Thank you!

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission On Youth

 

2018 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power (Ex. 15:6)

 SCHEDULE OF ECUMENICAL ACTIVITIES

DATE/TIME ECUMENICAL ACTIVITIES HOST/VENUE ADDRESS
January 13, 2018

Saturday 1:00PM-5:00PM

 

Youth Café

 

 

Focolare Center

4800 Valenzuela St., Sta. Mesa, Manila

c/o Kalipunan ng Kristiyanong Kabataan sa Pilipinas (KKKP) and Focolare Youth

January 15, 2018

Monday            7:00AM

 

 

 

 

                      

                         5:00PM

 

Ecumenical Breakfast

Fellowship/Forum of Church Leaders (attendance by official invitation)

 

 

 

Ecumenical Liturgical Service

 

Obispo Maximo Complex

Iglesia Filipina Independiente

1500 Taft Avenue

Manila (at the back of the IFI Cathedral of the Holy Child)

 

Iglesia Unida Ekyumenical

634 Moriones Street

Tondo, Manila

 

January 16, 2018 Tuesday         7:00PM

 

 

Ecumenical Liturgical Service

 

Immaculate Hear of Mary Parish Church

Mahinhin St. corner Mayumi St.,

U.P. Village, Diliman, QC

January 17, 2018

Wednesday  5:00PM

              

                        

 

Ecumenical Liturgical Service

 

Valenzuela United Methodist Church

16 Bezotte Street, Karuhatan

Valenzuela City

January 18, 2018

Thursday     10:00AM

 

 

                          

                           7:30PM

 

Ecumenical Liturgical Service

 

 

 

Youth-led Ecumenical Liturgical Service

 

St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church

Iglesia Filipina Independiente

Pililia, Rizal (c/o REM)

 

Good Shepherd Parish Church,

Dona Manuela Subdivision

Las Pinas City

January 19, 2018

Friday              5:00PM                      

                  

 

Ecumenical Liturgical Service

 

Parish of the Holy Child (IFI)

P. Burgos Street

Marikina City

January 20, 2018

Saturday  

 

                           3:00PM                        

 

 

 

 

                         5:00PM

 

 

                         7:00PM

 

Ecumenical Culminating Activity

 

– Tour of St. Louis University

    Campus and Exhibit of History

   of Congregatio Immaculati

    Cordis Mariee (CICM)

 

-Ecumenical Liturgical Service

at the University Chapel

 

-Ecumenical Cultural

Presentation at the University

Covered Court

 

St. Louis University

Bonifacio Street, Baguio City

 

 

 

 

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