State Jurisdictions start the year with the Mid-Year Meeting of District Deputies

In photo (L-R): Visayas Deputy Anthony P. Nazario, Luzon North Deputy and Supreme Director Jose C. Reyes Jr, and Luzon South Deputy Ramoncito A. Ocampo during the series of meetings held within their respective jurisdictions.In photo (L-R): Visayas Deputy Anthony P. Nazario, Luzon North Deputy and Supreme Director Jose C. Reyes Jr, and Luzon South Deputy Ramoncito A. Ocampo during the series of meetings held within their respective jurisdictions.

To start the year 2018, the various state jurisdictions of the Order of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines initiated their Mid-Year Meeting of District Deputies’ nationwide to recap the past year and convey what should be and what must be done for the current year as part of the continuous intensification of the order within the country.

The Visayas Jurisdiction held the event last January 5 to 7, 2018 at Metro Centre Hotel and Convention Center, Tagbilaran, Bohol. It was attended by the State Officers, Diocesan Membership and Program Coordinators and their Assistants, and District Deputies. During the meeting, as emphasized by Visayas Deputy Anthony P. Nazario, brother knights are reminded to deepen the role of the Knights of Columbus in Building the Domestic Church.

According to him, “The call for the new evangelization requires the need to revisit the missionary roles of the parents in the faith formation of their children.” The initiative of “Building of the Domestic Church While Strengthening the Parish” was launched three years ago by the Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson himself. As the program progresses to different stages, from the movement of the councils to the parishes, dynamic participation of the families to the activities of the parish and eventually the integration of the youth program of the Order to the youth ministries of the Parishes provide harmony to its objective since its establishment by the Venerable Servant of God Fr. Michael J. McGivney in 1882.

The Visayas Deputy lauded the strong performance of the jurisdiction in every aspect of the goal requirements given by the Supreme Council. He motivated the Visayas Leadership on their role to evangelize more Catholic gentlemen by constantly inviting them to join the Knights of Columbus so that others may also experience the joy in every faith journey of every member.

Finally, the he took the opportunity to invite everyone to the 11th Knights of Columbus National Convention on May 10-13, 2018 at Iloilo Convention Center, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. As the host jurisdiction, he encouraged the full support of the leadership by attending this biggest gathering of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines. The day was capped by a mass presided by Bishop Alberto S. Uy, from the Diocese of Tagbilaran, who challenged all the participants to be more giving and available especially to the poor, neglected and considered outcast of the society.

Meanwhile, the Luzon North Jurisdiction held the event last January 13-14, 2018 at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel with the theme, “A Call to Become Builders of the Domestic Church.” The two-day event was led by its State Deputy and Supreme Director Jose C. Reyes, Jr. who gave the Report on the Meetings and Workshops in Washington DC together with the Review of the Jurisdiction’s Action Plan. Focusing the meeting on their theme, Rev. Msgr. Pedro C. Quitorio III enlightened everyone with his talk on “Building the Domestic Church Initiative.” Other highlights of the program were the Supreme Council and State Deputy Assessments given by its State Secretary Pascual C. Carbero, various workshops and a Spiritual and Values Formation forum.

On the other hand, the Luzon South Jurisdiction, led by its State Deputy Ramoncito A. Ocampo, held their Mid-Year Meeting of District Deputies last January 20-21, 2018 at North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang. This year’s theme, “Endowed by God’s Love and Power”, was inspired by the 135th Supreme Convention last August 2017. During the event Bro.Ocampo gave his state deputy reports. In the meantime, Bro. Vince A. Pacis, Membership and Program Consultant apprised everyone with his talk, “DD Midyear – Where we should be.” Workshops were also held during the day for the participants. To develop a sense of deep fraternity, a fellowship was held on the first day and a fraternal mass on the second day.

During the respective District Deputies’ meeting, KCFAPI was present through the Fraternal Benefits Group Head Gari M. San Sebastian together with selected Fraternal Benefits Managers.

The Mindanao State Jurisdiction will hold its Mid-Year Meeting of District Deputies on the latter part of January 2018.

For this Year 2018, Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons, the Order of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines, will continue to be advocates of life and will lead the individuals in nourishing their lives in different chosen vocations subsequent with the teachings and visions of the magisterium and the church. (APNazario;JSServiento)

Father of Knights of Columbus in the Philippines

 

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