2 August 2009 – San Fabian. Youth from the different Youth Encounter seminars conducted in the different barangays during the Visitation of the images of the Divine Mercy and the Blessed Virgin Mary gathered together at the Parish Center for a one-day celebration of “Youth-Serving-Youth” program last 2 August, Saturday.
Youth Serving Youth is an “advocacy service program” of the Archdiocesan Youth Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan. It advocates for and actively implements series of God-centered and Youth participated initiatives and agenda that foster moral and socio-economic well-being of the Archdiocesan Youth Community.
The members of the Parish Youth Apostolate Committee (PYAC) facilitated the one-day YSY.YSY as a program values the youth as a beneficiary and at the same time as a model and a participant.
As a Beneficiary (the recipient and object of a Church-based values-formation activities) who, at a critical age, must be morally oriented for and towards a Christ-centered present and adult life. As a Model , as a youth like any human person molded in the likeness of Christ, he must be able to apply and radiate His virtues for others to emulate and to follow. As a Participant he becomes an active and productive Christian both in the promotion of the ideal and in the implementation of the Program.
In matters of morals and faith, the Program’s banner statement leads the youth to his vocation of voicing his “NO” to SMOKING, ALCOHOLIM and ADDICTION; GAMBLING; PRE-MARITAL SEX as well as his “YES” to GOD, FAMILY, CHURCH and THE YOUTH APOSTOLATE.
The youth of Parish of San Fabian, Pope and Martyr, after the day had this commitment: “Build your life on the only Model who will not deceive you: JESUS CHRIST”