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 Communication Foundation for Asia continues its efforts in supporting its valued clients through the use of training. Last November 15, 2014, the CFA Sales Head, Sean Herbert Siy, conducted PowerPoint training to 17 teachers from Nueva Ecija. The teachers came from three different schools, Vincentian Catholic School in Zaragoza, San Agustin Diocesan Academy in Jaen and St. Paul of San Antonio. The teachers rated the CFA speaker and facilitators highly.
The proliferation of visual technologies like cameras and online image editing tools has made storytelling more engaging. On July 26, 2014, the CFA Training Department will conduct a workshop on Photostories for Evangelization. It will be held from 9:00am to 5:00 pm at the Seminar Room of the Communication Foundation for Asia.
Visual storytelling and photosharing give people new ways to connect, collaborate and build community. Through this hands-on workshop, participants will be able to create visual stories using online comic-creating apps, share self-generated photobooks and photoalbums, and find, download and embed relevant photos.
Facilitating the workshop are Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC and Ms. Bob Lopez who have been conducting workshops on the use of social media for evangelization for bishops, priests, religious and lay leaders nationwide.
Here is a sample photobook that participants can create. To flip through the pages, click on the lower right portion of image.
To register, kindly follow this link: http://goo.gl/CUV4FW.
Fourteen photo enthusiasts ranging from amateurs to professionals honed their photography skills in the Awesome Photo Workshop held in CFA last June 28, 2014. Guiding them was Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC, an award-winning graphic artist who infected them with his passion for photography and influenced them to take photos that capture not only the eyes but also the soul.
A participant applies rules in framing.
Fr. Stephen tackled the basic rules in photography while relating them to life. Being a priest, he shared faith-based concepts and morals that inspired participants to take shots that deepened their spirituality. To further improve the shots, He also gave tips on photo enhancing and editing by using a free online photo-editing tool. The workshop ended with the participants producing professional looking photos and all were eager to practice their new photography skills.
The next episodes on the Skillshare Series by the CFA Training Department will be about Social Media and the New Evangelization. On July 26, 2014 (Saturday), it will be on Creating Photostories for Evangelization. It will be held here at Communication Foundation for Asia.
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.
We all love taking photos. Photos not only allow us to record memories, feelings and ideas but also to tell visual stories. The process of making photos, and the photos themselves, bring revelations about who we are, about the world we live in, and about God.
For its second Skillshare Series offering, CFA Training Department will conduct the Awesome Photo Workshop, designed for people wishing to explore faith and spirituality through photography.
The workshop will be a process of discovery and enrichment. Participants will learn the basics of photography and image editing in order for them to create evocative and meaningful pictures. Shooting and editing photos as well as group discussions during the Workshop will redefine the way you look at some aspects of life.
Facilitating the whole-day seminar is Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC. His photographs are the expression of his passion for life and commitment to God. His eye has developed through years of exploring faith and spirituality through photography. Many of his photos are showcased at http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephencuyos.
The Workshop is scheduled on June 28, 2014, Saturday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the CFA Seminar Room in Sta. Mesa, Manila. Seminar fee per participant is PHP 1,500, which includes meals and materials. To fully take advantage of the workshop, please bring your own digital camera and laptop for the hands-on exercises.
For reservations, please follow this link: http://goo.gl/R2Kce9.
Last May 16, 2014 CFA Training held the workshop Creating Awesome Presentations (C.A.P.) here at Communication Foundation for Asia. It is the first of the Skillshare Media Workshop Series which is a monthly workshop on various media skills for educators, catechists, trainers and students.
The head facilitator Fr. Stephen Cuyos, MSC taught the participants how to create clear, effective and captivating multimedia presentations. The new techniques in adding images and text revolutionized how presentations can be created. One of the participants said that the highlight of the activity was when, “Learning how to use the tools to make my presentations more effective. As Fr. Stephen mentioned, it’s not as difficult as it seems.” Participants can’t wait to show and present their improved presentations using new techniques.
The next session of the Skillshare session will be the Awesome Photography. Fr. Stephen will teach the basics of photography and editing. It will be held on June 28, 2014. For reservations, please follow this link: http//goo.gl/R2Kce9