10th Gathering of KC Priest-Scholars held

The Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc. (KCFGJWCI), one of the social responsibility arms of the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. that gives scholarships to seminarians and priests who wants to have further studies, initiated the 10th Gathering of Priest-Scholars held at Mere Monique Hotel, La Paz, Iloilo City last May 9 to 11, 2018.

10th Gathering of KC Priest-Scholars: KC Priest-Scholars Association with the KCFGWCI Officers and Board of Trustees with Supreme Treasurer Ronald F. Schwarz10th Gathering of KC Priest-Scholars: KC Priest-Scholars Association with the KCFGWCI Officers and Board of Trustees with Supreme Treasurer Ronald F. Schwarz

With the theme: “In Solidarity with the Clergy and Consecrated Persons Towards Building the Domestic Church”, the KCFGJWCI aims to build camaraderie and stronger ties among the priest-scholars as they came from the different parts of the country.

To make the event more meaningful, talks and sessions were held during the three-day event. Ms Glyceria N. de Ramos on the first day, gave a talk about “Men’s Health and Fitness”. The Priest-Scholars Association President, Rev. Fr. Benjamin Deogracias M. Fajota, led the First Session with the topic, “The Pastoral Implications of the Year of the Clergy”. On the other hand, the Second Session with the topic, “Social Media for the New Evangelization” and the updates regarding the cause of Fr. Willmann was given by Rev. Msgr. Pedro C. Quitorio III from the Diocese of Borongan and a Board of Trustee of KCFGJWCI.

As part of giving their warm welcome on their new members, chalices were given to those scholars who attended the gathering for the first time. The priest-scholars held an election of the new set of officers of the KC Priest-Scholars Association. Fr. Robert Young from the Prelature of Batanes was elected as their new president. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist was held during the event in which their concluding Mass took place at the Iloilo Convention Center to formally open the 11th Knights of Columbus National Convention participated by brother knights and distinguished guests around the country graced by the Supreme Treasurer Ronald Schwarz and Lady Janette Schwarz. (JSServiento)

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