Summer Program

 “Renewed Mission in the Church”

April 18 – May 24, 2009


“As Church in Asia we choose a renewal of which the author is God, who recreates us anew in the Spirit of his Son. For God in Christ has made us a sacrament of a new humanity, a sign and servant of newness. Heeding the words of St. Paul, we embrace the ethical demand of renewal to discard the old self and move forward to witness to new life in Jesus by selfless love.”  (7th FABC Plenary Assembly, Samphran, Thailand, January 3–13, 2000)

This Mission Formation Program is intended for all adult learners who are, and will be engaged in Christian Formation, Social Ministry, Campus Ministry and B.E.C. animation.  It seeks to envision a Church dynamically renewed by the Spirit of freshness and faithfulness to God’s mission through Jesus, the Missionary. Specifically, it aims:

1.)  To recognize the presence of God, especially in the situation of marginalization, suffering, poverty, violence, injustice and hopelessness.

2.)  To engage in dialogical—experiential processes of understanding the theological roots of the Church along with missionary engagement of its culture.

3.)  To evolve new methodology of ministering and relating that calls people to faith, hope and love not from the heights of superiority but from the depths of solidarity.

4.)  To nurture a spirituality of mission that restores the integrity of God’s creation and dares to cross new frontiers in the form of a servant-church.


Flow of the program



Resource Persons

April 18


Euntes Staff

April 19

Orientation/ Opening Liturgy

Euntes Staff

April 20-22

Experiencing God in the Margins

Fr. Angel Calvo, CMF

April 23-25

Mission: Reign of God

Fr. Chris O’Leary, OMI

April 27-29

Shifting Paradigms: Mission, Culture& Church

Dr. Emmanuel S. de Guzman

April 30-May 2

Mission of Social Concerns

Fr. Rolando Tuazon, CM

May 4-6

Mission of Evangelization & Dialogue

Fr. Jeyaraj Rasiah, SJ

May 7-9

Mission & Migration

Fr. Danny Pilario, CM

May 11-13

Mission Spirituality Today

Bro. Karl Gaspar, CSsR

May 14 – 16

Mission of the Family

Dr. Jose de Mesa

May 18-21

Mission: Sharing The Story of Jesus

Dr. Natividad Pagadut

May 22

Integration-Reflection Synthesis

Euntes Staff

May 23

Mission Sending

Euntes Community

May 24



Regular schedule

(Monday – Saturday)




6:30 – Eucharistic Celebration


8:30 – 10:00 Session (break in between)

10:00 – Merienda

10:30 – Session

12:00 – Lunch

2:30 – Session

3:30 – Break

4:00 – Session

5:00 – Free

6:30 – Dinner




Participants Counterpart: PHP 6,000.00

(inclusive of Board, lodging and handouts)