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December 18, 2011

Dear Vocation Promoters,

A Blessed Christmas and a Meaningful New Year to all!

We are nearing another important event – the 23rd DVP National Convention to be hosted by the Diocese of Marbel at the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University,  General Santos City from April 16 – 20, 2012.

The Convention has the following details:

Theme:
Creating a “Culture” that Witnesses and Awakens Vocations in the Local Church

General Objective :
To emphasize the importance of creating a “culture of vocations” in all ecclesiastical jurisdictions, parishes, congregations, basic ecclesial communities (BECs), schools and families.

Specific Objectives :
To collaborate, build and network with each Diocese/Congregation for a “culture of vocations”.
To have a meaningful encounter with Bishops, Religious Superiors, Vocation Directors/Directresses and Lay Promoters.
To share and listen to the present situations of vocation awareness and promotions in the Local Churches.
To come up with a workable and relevant Constitution and By-Laws of DVP for a more effective and integrated vocation promotions.
To reflect on the message of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI for the 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

Schedule of Activities:
April 16 (Monday)
10:00 am    –  Arrival and Registration of Participants (Notre Dame of Dadiangas University)
12:00          –  Lunch (Notre Dame of Dadiangas University)
3:00pm     –  Merienda (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish)
4:00          –  Mass (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish)
–  Animation
–  Words of Welcome
–  Introduction of Participants
–  Introduction of the Convention: Its Theme and Objectives
7:00pm     – Welcome Dinner/Cultural Presentation

April 17 (Tuesday)
7:00           – Breakfast
8:00           – Holy Hour
9:00           – Animation
-1st Conference: CLARIFYING VALUES, CREATING A CULTURE OF VOCATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES – Most Rev. Orlando Quevedo,OMI.DD
10:15          – Snacks
10:45          – 2nd Conference:  FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PRACTICES, IMAGING A CULTURE OF VOCATIONS – Amb.Henrietta de Villa
12:15           – Lunch
2:00pm        – Animation
2:15pm        – Workshop
a.    Identify values that nurture vocation to priestly and religious life
b.    Identify practices in the family and in the community that promote vocation
c.    Draw up conclusions relevant to the design of vocation awareness and promotion programs
4:00           – Snacks
4:30           – Reporting
6:00           – Holy Mass
7:00           – Dinner

April 18 (Wednesday)
7:00          – Breakfast
8:00          – Holy Hour
9:00          – 3rd Conference: THE PERSON AND WITNESSING OF THE VOCATION DIRECTORS/DIRECTRESSES IN RELATION WITH OTHER VOCATION DIRECTORS AND DIRECTRESSES (A Call to Deeper Communion and Collaboration) – Most Rev. Luis Antonio Tagle, D.D.
10:30         – Snacks
11:00         – 4th Conference: IDENTIFYING THE CULTURE OF MY CONGREGATION AND PROMOTING THE CHARISM OF EACH CONGREGATION – Rev. Fr. Jose Quilongquilong, SJ
12:15          – Lunch
1:00            – Animation
1:30            – Sharing and Testimonies
2:00            – 5th Conference: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONVENTION OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASTORAL MINISTRY FOR VOCATIONS (ROME) (Reflections on the message of Pope Benedict XVI on the 49th World Prayer for Vocations) – Most Rev. Reynaldo G. Evangelista, D.D.
3:30            – Preparation for the Penitential Rite
4:00            -Penitential Rite and Confession
5:30            – Holy Eucharist
7:00            – Dinner
8:00            – Presentation of the Draft of the Convention Statement

April 19 (Thursday)
7:00           – Breakfast
8:00           – Mass
9:00           – Business Meeting (Election of Officers)
10:00         – Snacks
10:30         – Drawing up Conclusions and Recommendations
– Convention Statement
12:00         – Lunch
1:00           – City Tour and Shopping
7:00           – Dinner/Socials Night/Farewell Program

April 20 (Friday)          Home Sweet Home!
10:00 am    – Gen.Santos  flight departures off to Manila

As I beseech you to be part of the said gathering, I humbly beg you also to please include in your community prayers and intentions the success of our 23rd National Vocation Convention as we altogether implore the maternal guidance of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Vocations.

In the service of vocations, I remain,

Rev.Fr. Rochester Charles A. Resuello
National Coordinator

 

Source: DVP National Website – http://www.mydvp.net

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