The Archdiocese of Manila’s Office of Communication held the 1ST SOCOM (Social Communications) General Assembly for 2018 last March 3 , 1-5PM at the 4th Floor of Arzobispado de Manila. It was attended by the SOCOM Coordinators of the different parishes within the archdiocese. For our parish the attendees were Imah Maneja (Ang Tinig), Christian Apolinario (SJBP Website), and Erica Ortega (Multi-Media Ministry).
It was a full-packed 4-hour session aimed to deepen the understanding of the attendees on their important role as Social Communicators and Evangelizers. As Fr. Roy Bellen (Director of the Office of Communication) said, “Napakaingay na ng demonyo sa social media. It’s about time na paingayin din natin ang Mabuting Balita ng Panginoon.” The group was also graced by the presence of Bro. Edwin Lopez, Managing Director of EWTN Asia, who was a guest speaker that afternoon. He shared how passion drives us to do what we are doing for our Mother Church, despite our littleness and our limitations, and he quoted Mother Angelica’s (EWTN Founder) statement, “Unless you are willing to do the ridiculous, God will not do the Miraculous.”
Different SOCOM platforms of the RCAM Office of Communication were also introduced to the group. These platforms referred to are the Catholic Mass Media Awards, TV Maria, Radio Veritas, RCAM AOC, and the SOCOM Ministries in the Parishes.
It is the chief duty of SOCOM to be able to use all means/channels available to evangelize and spread Jesus’ story of hope for the salvation of souls. To those who are interested to serve our Parish through the Social Communications Ministry, please message us in our Parish Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/sjbp1894/) to inquire.