Clm april 2010 rev


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Clm april 2010 rev

  1. 1. Columban Lay Missionaries Philippines Missionary Society of St. Columban
  2. 2. What is theColumban :Lay Mission? Who are the Columbans?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Catholic Missionary Society </li></ul><ul><li>Founded for China in 1916 by two young Irish diocesan priests </li></ul><ul><li>Came to the Philippines in 1928 </li></ul><ul><li>Has mission work in different countries </li></ul><ul><li>Has its headquarters in Hong Kong </li></ul>“ Let us Be Christ’s Not our own.” ST. COLUMBAN
  4. 4. <ul><li>An exchange of lay missionaries between the Philippines and other countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Has a sending program and a receiving program. </li></ul><ul><li>Lay volunteers arrived in the Philippines in 1978. </li></ul><ul><li>In response, three Filipina women served the Church in England for six years in the 1980s. The next team composed of 3 women were sent to Pakistan in October 1990. </li></ul><ul><li>The Philippines received its first lay missionaries - 6 Koreans - in June 1990. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Vision for Columban Lay Missionaries <ul><li>As living witnesses of Jesus we continue to offer ourselves as God’s instruments of healing, hope, love, justice and freedom fulfilling the words of Jesus: “ I came that you may have life, life to the full.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Jn 10:10) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>selection of candidates </li></ul><ul><li>orientation </li></ul><ul><li>return to the Philippines spiritually enriched with their cross-cultural mission experience, thus encouraging home churches to be more missionary. </li></ul><ul><li>17 teams (composed of 63 single men and women and a family) had been sent to …. </li></ul>Sending Program
  7. 7. Pakistan
  8. 8. Brazi l
  9. 9. Fiji Islands
  10. 10. Taiwan
  11. 11. Ireland
  12. 12. Britain
  13. 13. Korea
  14. 14. Peru P E R U
  15. 15.
  16. 16. AT PRESENT, There are 11 Filipino LMs on long term (more than 6 years of service), and 14 on short term. There are 3 Filipino LMs in Pakistan, 7 in Ireland, 3 in Korea, 1 in Fiji, 2 in Peru, 3 in Taiwan, 2 in the Philippines, 1 on special assignment and three are preparing to go to Britain. Columban LMs also serve in Chile and Japan.
  17. 17. Ana Carmela Capistrano Tukuran, Zambo. del Sur 2006 Gloria Canama, Tangub City, 1990 LONG TERM Aniceta Budiongan, Loboc, Bohol, 1996 LONG TERM
  18. 18. Angelica Escarsa Zambales, 1999 LONG TERM Gracia Kibad, Mt. Province, 1996 LONG TERM Marife Padao Zamboanga del Norte, 2008 Marivic Quilab Ozamiz City, 2008 Lenette Toledo S. Cotabato 2008 Virgie Tanate, N. Cotabato, 2008 Lorile Ocaya Cagayan de Oro 2008
  19. 19. Violeta Villaraiz Makati City, 2007 Maira San Juan Taytay, Rizal, 2007 Necita Fetalvero Tubod, Lanao del Norte, 2002 LONG TERM
  20. 20. Irma Cantago, Ozamiz City, 1993 LONG TERM John Din, San Miguel, Zamb.del Sur, 1993 LONG TERM Rowena Caggauauan Parañaque, M.M. 2006
  21. 21. Lilibeth Sabado Pagadian City 2003 LONG TERM Jhoana Resari San Mateo, Rizal, 2005 Vida Amor Hequilan Zamboanga Sibugay, 2005
  22. 22. Rowena Cuanico Catarman, N.Samar, 2000 LONG TERM Aurora Luceño Pagadian City, 1994 LONG TERM Arlenne Villahermosa Talisay City, 2002 LONG TERM
  23. 23. Three more women have completed the orientation and are preparing to go to Britain. Jonah Jane Enterina Cagayan de Oro, 2010 Rosalia Basada Samar, 2010 Gertrudes Samson Manila, 2010
  24. 24. Another 3 women are on their third week of orientation. Sherryl Lou Capili (Cavite), Reina Mosqueda (Laguna) Joan Yap (Zamboanga Sibugay)
  25. 25. What kind of people are we looking for ? We are looking for Committed Catholics    23 to 40 years old, men or women, single or married   Healthy Good team workers – able to share College graduates Willing to serve at least 3 years in another culture Mature, happy, life-giving and open to answer the call to missionary life.
  26. 26. What is the orientation about? <ul><li>begins June and lasts nine months. </li></ul><ul><li>its two goals are to develop teamwork and cultural sensitivity. </li></ul><ul><li>composed of CPE, studies, exposure to possible ministries </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>During orientation, the team </li></ul><ul><li>live together </li></ul><ul><li>work, study, eat, play together </li></ul><ul><li>pray, reflect and share regularly in order to develop teamwork. </li></ul><ul><li>Members take turns in </li></ul><ul><li>marketing, cooking and doing other household chores </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing financial reports. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) This helps LMs develop skills to deal with people in crisis while taking a good look at their personal issues.
  29. 29. Studies <ul><li>Christology, Ecclesiology, Missiology </li></ul><ul><li>Personality & Human Development </li></ul><ul><li>Discipleship </li></ul><ul><li>Spirituality / Liturgy </li></ul><ul><li>Justice and Peace and Integrity of creation </li></ul><ul><li>Adult literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Community organizing… </li></ul>
  30. 30. Exposure With Aetas in Zambales With Muslims in Marawi Visit urban poor areas Visit depressed rural areas
  31. 31. Directed Retreat
  32. 32. Mission Sending Ceremony
  33. 33. Signing of Agreement
  34. 34. Receiving Program <ul><li>The CLM also receives lay missionaries coming from other countries where Columbans work. </li></ul><ul><li>So far, we have received 16 teams of single men and women, a couple, and a family. They came from Korea, Chile, Ireland, Britain, Fiji,Tonga, and Peru. </li></ul>Receiving Program
  35. 35. Kyung Ja Lee 2000, Korea Long Term Na’anise Mo’unga 2007 ,Tonga Lusio Navelinikoro 2007, Fiji
  36. 36. Antonio Salas Ana Belma Flores Marisol Rojas
  37. 37. <ul><li>learn the language, culture and history of the people; </li></ul><ul><li>learn about family life; </li></ul><ul><li>experience Church and popular religiosity; </li></ul><ul><li>share their faith as they live and journey with the people; </li></ul><ul><li>actively take part in the different activities in the community </li></ul>What do lay missionaries do?
  38. 38. With elderly Lay missionaries are engaged in catechesis and bible studies, family life, youth, women , children, & prison ministries. Others are involved in programs for migrants, elderly, environment & care for creation, differently abled persons. There are also LMs who are engaged in inter-faith dialogue, health & livelihood programs.
  39. 39. with the elderly
  40. 40. With children
  41. 41. With indigenous peoples
  42. 42. AIDS / HIV MINISTRY Community based rehabilitation & health care Livelihood programs
  43. 43. With prisoners and their families With migrants
  44. 44. Home visitation & family life With differently abled
  45. 45. Care for creation
  46. 46. What else do LMs do?
  47. 47. Lay Missionaries also promote mission awareness
  48. 48. Annual Gathering to strengthen bonds and discuss issues of LM concern Reflect on their life’s journey Join workshops and seminars (e.g. that which foster better understanding among cultures)
  49. 49. They also help raise funds for the Columban Missionaries
  50. 50. <ul><li>For details, contact the </li></ul><ul><li>Columban Lay Missionaries </li></ul><ul><li>34 Rosario Drive, Cubao, Quezon City </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: </li></ul><ul><li>Tel (02) 722-5732, (02) 401-9772 </li></ul><ul><li>Or visit </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><li>May we invite you to join us in a moment of silence as we remember all LMs who died in mission . . . </li></ul>
  52. 52. Farewell, Pilar a Columban lay missionary dies in Pakistan Pilar’s funeral wends its way through the streets of Lahore. Friends say goodbye to Pilar.
  53. 53. Pilar Tilos Pakistan, 1990 – 1995
  54. 54. June 2010 END OF PRESENTATION