20 June 2010 – San Fabian. A new pastoral program of the Parish of St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr, was launched in Barangay Palapad, San Fabian. The “PREX sa Barrio” is the adult formation of the parish held in the barangays. The first PREX sa Barrio was held in Brgy. Palapad on 18-19 June 2010.
Since 2004, when the Parish Renewal Experience (PREX) was held in the parish, the weekend seminars had always been held in the Parish Center, at the Poblacion. It has been observed though that during the last PREX weekend seminars, more and more parishioners from the barangays were attending the weekend seminar.
“The PREX sa Barrio” will bring the successful and fruitful holding of the seminars in the barangays so as to give more opportunity for the barangays to avail of the PREX seminar.
The PREX at the Poblacion will take place after every “PREX in the Barrio” so as not to disrupt the continuity of the adult formation program in the parish.
The “PREX sa Barrio” is using a module especially designed for the needs and situation of the barangays. Instead of the three days, the “PREX sa Barrio” will start in the evening of Friday and will end in the evening of the next day.The Parish PREX secretariat and the PREX graduates helped in the sponsoring and the facilitating of the weekend seminar in Brgy. Palapad. Fr. Oliver E. Mendoza, the parish priest, gave the talks and conferences for the seminar.