ST. JOHN APOSTLE- EVANGELIST SERVICES ASSOCIATION

Official Name St. John Apostle Evangelist Services Association
Other Name or Acronym St. John Lawin / Eagle, SJAES
Vision Christian families sent forth as missionaries.
Mission To enrich, strengthen and deepen Christian values in Filipino couples and their families, enabling them to pass this on and help other couples and their families build lasting relationship with GOD and their community.
Year Established July 1982
Year Accredited w/ LAIKO 2003
History Named after St John the Apostle and Evangelist, this Association was conceived and organized in 1982 by Fr. Aureo Nepomuceno SJ., Peewee-Mia Zafra, Joe-Hilda Domingo, and Alto-Nelia Siazon for the purpose of conducting Marriage Encounter Weekend Seminars initially for members of civic clubs like Pugad Lawin Philippines and EagleCom Philippines.   In 1984, it changed its direction from conducting ME transparochial seminars solely for the members of radio clubs and civic clubs by reaching out and assisting in the establishment of parish-based ME communities. These communities were also encouraged to reach out to other communities especially in the depressed areas of Sapang Palay, Bulacan, Tondo, Manila, Tala, Novaliches, Quezon City, Pineda and Buwayang Bato, Pasig and in other areas of the Philippines like Dagupan, Baguio, Kalibo, Ozamiz, Bacolod, etc.. Going beyond conducting Marriage Encounter Weekend Seminars, the organization conducted several programs designed to strengthen man’s relationship with God, with other members of his family, his neighbors and the rest of the community especially those materially and spiritually less endowed.
Organizational Structure The Association has a loose structure of an Executive Council headed by a National Coordinating Couple and Chaircouples of various committees and task forces.
Composition of Membership The membership is composed of SADERS, couples and families who signified their willingness to join the mission after experiencing the different programs conducted by the association.
Main Activities It has adapted a Family-to-Family Ministry program including but not limited to the following:

·       Assistance to dioceses and parishes in organizing their own Marriage Encounter Weekend Seminars, and 1-day Marriage Enrichment Seminars.

·       Parenting Seminars

·       Teambuilding and Community Building Workshops

·       Personal Empowerment and Transformation Seminars

·       Couple Intimacy and the Theology of the Body

·       Family Enrichment Workshop

·       Youth Encounter

·       Youth Pentecost Retreat

·       Married Life in the Spirit Seminar

·       Marriage Retorno

·       Assistance and sponsorship of mass weddings.

Areas Present Antipolo City, Diocese of Novaliches, Diocese of Kalookan, Archdiocese of Palo, Diocese of Catarman, Diocese of Kabankalan, Diocese of Calbayog
Affiliations Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas – CBCP

CBCP Episcopal Commission on Family and Life

ProLife Philippines Foundation

Coalition Against Death Penalty

Konsiensang Filipino

Moral Recovery Program

United Nations Association of the Philippines

Official Contact Address Lot 6, Block 8, Mahogany St.
Greenland II, Nangka
Marikina City
Official Contact Number Tel. Nos. 584-1992
Email Address marita.wasan@gmail.com
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Current Officers Chairman of the Board: Mario Zafra

President: Marita Wasan

VP for Luzon: Roy San Buenaventura

VP for Mindanao: Agoy Descallar

VP for Visayas: Paul Sison

Secretary: Ahmalee Torrecmpo

Treasurer: Mila Gernale

Auditor: Miriam Reyes

Ministry Heads: Education : Noel Pili

Worship: Nina Balasta

Youth: Enggelbert Pe Manuel

Finance: Mila Gernale

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