On the 4th of February 2023, all Media Ministers in our Archdiocese are called to participate in a General Assembly, organized by the Commission on Social Communications (ACSC) at the University of the Assumption Gymnasium. Aptly called “Proclaim the Gospel to All”, its principal purpose is to educate young ministers who perform their ministry through the media, on the significance of this technology and their ministry.
The half-day program will feature a keynote speech, a panel discussion, and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Please see the program below:
- 7:00AM – Registration
- 8:00 AM – Opening Liturgy
- 8:15 to 9:00 AM — Part I: Keynote
E-Vangelization: The role of a media and the minister in evangelization
Speaker: Rev. Fr. Kali Pietre M. Llamado
Attached Priest, Immaculate Conception Cathedral Basilica, Manila
- 9:30 to 10:30 AM — Part II: Panel Discussion
Beyond the Broadcast: Using different forms of Media in performing Ministry
Guest Panelists: Rev. Fr. Fiel Louie Pareja (Tiktok), Rev. Fr. Jowel Jomarsus Gatus (Youtube), Bro. Klaine Yabut (Digital Art), and other guests from the Media and Current Affairs
- 11:00 AM – Eucharistic Celebration (English Mass)
Presider: His Excellency, the Most Rev. Florentino G. Lavarias, D.D.
Archbishop of San Fernando
There will be a Php100.00 registration fee per minister as a participation donation and comes with a light snack. The registration will be done electronically and will be handled through the respective Vicariate Media Coordinators and Treasurers.
In addition to this assembly, the ACSC has also invited the Friends of the Blessed Carlo Acutis Philippines, a non-profit Catholic national organization that spreads the devotion and spirituality of the Blessed, who used the media to document Eucharistic miracles around the world before his death.
A pilgrim relic of the Blessed Acutis will visit several parishes and schools in Pampanga during the week of the media ministries’ general assembly.
For more information, you may get in touch with Bro. Nigel Ian Laxamana, Archdiocesan Lay Coordinator-Elect, ACSC, at 0939 172 0221, or with Bro. Randel Garcia, Archdiocesan Lay Secretary-Elect, ACSC at 0977 379 1985.