Greetings of peace and joy!
Communication Foundation for Asia would like to invite you on March 12, 2015 to CFA’s Church of the Poor Lecture Series – POPE FRANCIS AND THE 2ND PLENARY COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPPINES (PCP II).
Registration fee is P500 (inclusive of 2 snacks and lunch).
For reservation and inquiries, please feel free to contact us at 7132972.
To reap the pastoral, theological and spiritual fruits of the visit of Holy Father, Pope Francis, the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA) will host a dialogue and reflection with visiting Missionary of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Diarmuid O’Murchu on “Pope Francis, the Church of the Poor and the Consecrated Life in the Light of the Spirituality of the Heart.” The dialog will also feature three representatives from the poor sectors of peasants-farmers, urban poor-workers and the indigenous Filipinos, clergy, religious, lay and the ecumenical community.
Co-sponsored by the Chevalier Family of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC), the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (FDNSC), the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (MSC) and the Chevalier Family Lay Associates (CFLA), this dialogue and reflection will take place on January 26-27, 2015 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Lagerwey Hall, Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA), 4427 Old Sta. Mesa Road, Sta. Mesa, Manila.
Highlights of the dialogue and reflection will be topics on Pope Francis and his thoughts on the Church for the Poor, the Philippine Catholic Church’s Year of the Poor, the Universal Church’s Year of Consecrated Life and the Spirituality of the Heart.
A registration fee of PhP 500 will be charged to cover snacks, meals and reference materials.
The Life and Teachings of our Dear Pope is now available in Komiks format! Presenting “A Pope Named Francis: A Pope for the Poor… A Man of Mercy and Compassion” Illustrated Komiks – Special Commemorative Issue. In accordance with the upcoming Papal Visit of Pope Francis on January 15-19, 2015, The Pope Francis Illustrated Komiks contain the following features and contents:
- A special comics magazine focused on the preferential option for the poor, in English and Filipino Versions
- A commemorative edition that would inspire the youth to emulate the life and ministry of the Holy Father
- Presenting Pope Francis as a model on how to transform the Catholic social teachings in action
- Included are different stories in Philippine Setting with Quotes from Pope Francis on the following themes:
– On a Call for the youth – On Life & Dignity – On the Call to Family, Community & Participation – On Solidarity – On Dignity of Work – On Rights and Responsibilities – On Option for the Poor and Vulnerable – On Care for God’s Creation
- Full Color
- Size: 7″ x 10″; No. of Pages: approx. 36 pages
- Paper: Mechanical Bond GSM 60- Inside, C2S 60 lbs. – Front & Back Cover
- Available in both English and Filipino versions
For further queries, contact us at 721-2981 to 85 loc. 163. You can also leave a comment down below or email us at email@example.com.
On June 4, members of CFA’s Sales Department went to St. John Berchmans High School in Cordon, Isabela to give a seminar about Advance PowerPoint. The participants were teachers and administration officials of the school.
Although the Berchmans audience had basic knowledge of PowerPoint, CFA’s Sean Siy showed them features of the program that they were not yet familiar with. These included personalized tabs, slide transitions and animations. One of the participants said, “The workshop met my expectations. Having this is a great help in my teaching.”
Schools who wish to take advantage of this free training may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Communication Foundation for Asia recently announced the winners of the Kabataang C.F.A. contest. The contest invited suggestions from students to develop youth-oriented slogans from the acronym “CFA.” The winners are:
Jenina Galang, 3rd Year student from La Salette of Roxas College, Roxas, Isabela, with her entry: “Kabataang Christian that Follows God All the Time;”
Steve Francis Mejias, Grade 7 student from Blessed Trinity College, Talibon, Bohol, who submitted “Kabataang Courteous, Friendly to All Always ready to help his fellowmen;” and
Kent Bryan G. Torres, Grade 8 student from St. Mary?s College of Catbalogan, Catbalogan, Samar, who proposed “Kabataang Courage and deep faith in God Faithful Service Abiding in and establishing unity, courage and hope to every person.” Stay tuned for other upcoming contests and activities.
The video documentary 4Peace 1 World is to be aired by TV Maria on April 4 and 16, 2014, 9am and 8pm and on April 17, 2014 at 330pm. This is the fourth Peace Camp video to be shown by TV Maria, which aired the three previous peace documentaries, “Dear Peace”, “Peace Trip” and “Peacebook”.
As one united voice at the close of CFA’s 4th Peace Camp, 40 high school students chanted “Our Dream: One Nation in Peace!” The young peace advocates, representing two schools in Manila (Ramon Avanceña High School and Nazarene Catholic School) and two schools in Cotabato (Cotabato City National High School and RVM-Notre Dame College of Cotabato), urged people to work together in forming circles of peace that will create ripples of unity, cooperation and mutual understanding across religions, regional groups and economic status throughout the country. The scene captured in this video took place during the culminating activity of the six-day Peace Camp organized by the Communication Foundation for Asia in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
From May 28-June 2, 2012, the campers explored various media platforms to create peace messages that articulate their dreams of a country where citizens will be proud of their heritage and will strive for peace, equality and freedom.
The project was organized in cooperation with the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Inter-religious Dialogue and the Young Moro Professionals Network.
TV Maria airs its programs on Dream Satellite’s Channel 12, Sky Cable’s Channel 160, and Global Destiny’s Channel 91.
Volunteerism is the first step to becoming an engaged citizen. It is an essential part of society which enables it to function effectively. Presently, one best example of this is the magnitude of volunteer work extended to the Typhoon Yolanda victims in the Visayas. It motivates and inspires others to participate and do the same. The possibilities for civic engagement is limitless. Helping one’s needy fellowmen improves, strengthens and unifies society.
Based on a survey conducted by the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA) for the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), there was only a small turnout of youth volunteers in the 2013 elections. There is presently an awareness deficiency that needs to be addressed. To reinforce and maintain a constant level of awareness of volunteerism, especially among the youth, the CFA, in partnership with PPCRV launches another project called “NASA V-ZONE KA NA BA?” (“Are You in the V-Zone Yet?”). It features the CHAMPS 2: Our Light Shall Rise and Libreng Concert Para sa Kabataang Bida (A Free Engagement Party for the Filipino Youth).
As PPCRV’s chairperson Ambassador Henrietta de Villa put it, “The CHAMPs – Jessa, Lexa, Cyberoid, Nemesis, Mang Bok against Ratdago, the tradpol – were successful in putting the corrupt politician behind bars and through unyielding voters’ education on responsible voting helped to get a young candidate Roger Pili elected. The CHAMPs determined to push good governance into the consciousness and involvement of the citizens now move forward responsible citizenship through their Follow Your Vote campaign. But alas, new problems arise in Pook Digawa… Abangan!”
The Libreng Concert Para sa Kabataang Bida is to be held on March 7, 2014 starting at 6:00 PM at CFA, with guests Moonstar88, Jett Pangan and Paolo Santos. One of its highlights would be the awarding ceremony of the winners of the MTV Songwriting Competition. The competition drew original songs for the youth by the youth. CFA has always looked at young people as BIDAs:
B – believes in holiness and heroism;
I – instrumental to change;
D – develops one’s greatness for the common good; and
A – advocates kindness and good deeds.
The one-night activity is also an opportunity for our young people to discover and find areas of interests to commit their time and talents, and for different advocacy groups to present their cause and enlist commitments. The participating advocacy groups are Youth for Sustainable Development Assembly (YSDA), Philippine Red Cross, Youth Pinoy, Hands On Manila, U! Happy Events, Educational Research Development Assistance Foundation (ERDA) and the National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA). All this happens in an evening of fun and wholesome entertainment! “NASA V-ZONE KA NA BA?” encourages today’s youth to espouse volunteerism and service, become engaged citizens and participate more actively in the community.
Finally after months of deliberation and online voting, CFA will declare the winners of the Awit ng mga Bagong Bida 2: Music Video Making Contest. The top 10 finalists coming from different schools nationwide will be presented here live at Communication Foundation for Asia grounds on March 7, 2014 (Friday). Dubbed “Nasa V-Zone Ka Na Ba” A Free Engagement Party for the Youth, the event is open for all interested participants especially the youth. The free concert aims to inspire volunteerism among the youth and promote the importance of good governance, both which are highly relevant to the current issues our nation is facing. For Free tickets, call 7132979 or 09054880168 and look for Mela or Connie.
Here are the top 10 finalist listed in no particular order.
Engaged Citizen Slate
Awit ng Anghel
Tayo Ang Simula
I Am, We Are
Culminating the concert are Moonstar88, the band made famous by chart topping hits like “Torete”, “Sulat” and “Migraine”, and Jett Pangan one of the country’s well known musician. Hosting the event is Actor and Host AJ Dee.
Good luck to all the entries and See You this March 7.
To fulfill the needs of the new evangelization and the growing demands of the online Catholic community, Communication Foundation for Asia finally releases its own missalette, Pagdiriwang, online.
Pagdiriwang Missalette is useful for individual prayer and reflection, for families and small faith communities like our BECs, for schools and adult catechism, for priests preparing their homilies, for religious sisters and brothers engaged in spiritual direction and pastoral action. All missalettes starting from February 2014 can be easily downloaded from this website by clicking the Pagdiriwang Tab above. Pagdiriwang Available in both English: Pagdiriwang and Cebuano: Kasaulugan.
We in CFA invite you to try and download Pagdiriwang: the Word of God explained in a new way in our new time!