The primary mission of the Formation Ministry is to provide spiritual formation to deepen the faith and commitment, and pastoral formation to upgrade skills in pastoral management; to deepen knowledge of the Word of God as the means to sustain and nourish BECs; to promote more effective catechesis on renewal in the Church according to the teachings of Vatican II, PCP II, and PCM II.
Regularly, the Formation Ministry sponsors faith-related talks. For 2016, given that it’s the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the ministry has focused on sponsoring the Jubilee of Mercy lecture series. The most recent were:
• Psalms of Mercy, by Fr. Manol Montesclaros SJ, last August 18
• Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, by Fr. Chester Yacub SJ last July 16
• Mercy in the Teachings of the Early Fathers of the Church, by Fr. Fernando Preckler last May 21
• Saints of Mercy, by Fr. James Kroeger MM last April 16
• Parables of Mercy, by Fr. Rene Repole SJ last February 20
• Mercy in the Teachings of the Pope, by Fr. Catalino Arevalo SJ
The ongoing weekly activity for the Formation Ministry is the Bible Study program.
The Formation Ministry is headed by Joey Galvez.