PAPAR – One hundred and fifty Sunday School and RCIA facilitators from Penampang Zone comprising parishes from Penampang, Terawi and Dontozidon converged for a recollection and catechetical gathering at Pace Bene, Papar Aug 1-3.
The event was organized by the catechetical committees from the three parishes together with the Archdiocesan Catechetical Commission in preparation for Catechetical Sunday which would be celebrated on Sep 21.
Fr Nicholas Stephen, Commission Advisor, and Montfort Bro Thomas Paul sg, while exposing the participants to the current challenges that threaten our faith, helped to impact them with pertinent topics to realize the fragility of human life, to understand and to adapt faith formation according to the trends of modern youths and their digital divide, to realize the importance of creative evangelization to pave ways of encountering Jesus for the youths, which includes home visits to those who have dropped off from church-going.
Participants were guided in the “Holy Hour” (Adoration and Reconciliation) to experience the Real Presence of Jesus and to regain the peace of knowing God’s purpose for their calling as faith formators.
The participants, refreshed in faith and renewed in their commitment to serve, were encouraged to share their experience with their respective parishes new and creative ways to guide learners and catechumens. – Judith Dunsia