07 December 2008

San Fabian Parish hosts the Youth Ministers' Assembly

The Parish of San Fabian hosted the biennial Archdiocesan Youth Ministers' Assembly last 5-7 December 2008. Almost 200 youth ministers from the different parishes of the Archdiocese gathered together to asses and plan the Archdiocesan youth programs for the next two years. The assembly was headed by Rev. Fr. Manuel S. Bravo, Jr., the Youth Apostolate Director and Sis. Janice Hebron, the Archdiocesan Youth Coordinator. The delegates were welcomed by the different host-families in the parish.

Many of the host-families expressed positive and uplifting experiences with the youth ministers who stayed with them even for just two days. These host-families responded generously to the appeal of the parish priest, Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, to open their doors to the delegates.

The theme of the assembly was: "... the word of God lives in you." (1 John 2,1). At the end these youth ministers have but one thing in their hearts: " I am a Youth Minister, drawing and sharing life in God's Word, witnessing to the world."

Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, the Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan celebrated the opening mass on 5 December, together with the host families and the youth delegates.

The youth ministers proceeded to the Parish of the Holy Cross, Laoac, Pangasinan in the morning of 8 December 2008 fro the launching of the Archdiocesan Youth Day 2009 which will be held in Laoac, Pangasinan.