Journeying with the group during the weekend of pastoral planning were some of the facilitators from Bukal ng Tipan, Bro. Jojit Guevarra and Sis. Aleli Gutierrez, together with their organization’s founder, Fr. Mark Lesage. With their guidance, the group was able to revisit and re-evaluate the pastoral plans of the previous years, which became their guide in coming up with the pastoral focus for this current year 2018 up to the celebration of the parish’s 125 years Jubilee Anniversary on 2019.
The pastoral focus agreed on was “Bayang Tinawag ng Ama Kay Hesukristo,” which is the first part of the Archdiocese of Manila’s vision. From 2018-2019, this shall be our guiding light in all our activities and undertakings for the benefit of SJBP parishioners.
From the pastoral focus, three goals were determined. Each goal has specific indicators and action plans. A smaller committee was formed to finalize the action plans, monitor, and evaluate it. The committee is set to meet on February 13, 2018 to hopefully finalize the SJBP Pastoral Plan for 2018-2019.
Before the February 3 session at Bukal ng Tipan ended, Fr. Mark Lesage left an inspiring message to all the leaders, “Huwag mawalang ng GANA sa paglilingkod. Be ENERGY GIVERS to each other, not ENERGY SUCKERS.”
Again, we thank our ever gracious God for allowing this Pastoral Planning to happen. May His guiding light lead us all closer to Him and His kingdom.