'YOUCARE' CAMP HELD IN LETRAN BATAAN

Posted on December 15, 2014

Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Bataan served as the venue for YOUCARE: Youth Camping for Renewed Evangelization, an activity organized by the Institute of Preaching of the Dominican Province of the Philippines held over the weekend, December 13 & 14, 2014.

The camp aimed to prepare its participants for the upcoming visit of the Pope next year in the country by way of prayer, sharing, talks and group activities.

There were around 80 participants from parish youth groups namely St. Francis Parish in Bagac, St. John the Evangelist Parish in Orion, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Orani and St. Joseph Parish in Balanga. Moreover, there were also students from Letran-Bataan and delegates from MUKHA AD o ‘Masiglang Ugnayan ng mga Kabataan na Hinubog sa Anyo ng Anak ng Diyos’ from Quezon City.

The first talk conducted by Bro. Michael Sales, OP, was about the struggles of the youth today like being too dependent on modern technology.

“The challenge for us young people is to connect.” - Bro. Sales

He further expressed that young people’s attitudes now tend to be ‘inward’ with the rise of the ‘selfie-culture’, which then leads to a loss of sense of God.

The second talk was about the life of Pope Francis as delivered by Bro. Arden Dacuma, OP. Apart from the talks, there were activities like praise and worship sessions, group sharing, Confession and Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament, hand-print painting and the ‘boodle-fight’-type lunch which culminated the two-day affair.

Tents were mounted by the participants in the Colegio’s soccer field.

“We are grateful to the priests, brothers and sisters of the Institute of Preaching – Quezon City for helping the youth-delegates of Bataan to express their utmost love for Jesus in the most creative, powerful and intimate way. Their voices, energy and prayers flooded Letran-Bataan, and we are blessed to witness such a wonderful event.”   - Mr. Niño Peñaredondo, management staff of the Center for Community Development & Campus Ministry of Letran Bataan







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