The Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati-Pastoral Ministry offered an online recollection at the beginning of SY 2021-2022 to its Lay Mission Partners (LMPs) last August 13, 2021. The theme for the online recollection: “WE GIVE OUR YES! The Gift and Mission of 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines” based on Matthew 10:8b “Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.”
The lay mission partners were affirmed about the important messages and experiences imparted during the recollection. First, as Filipinos, we are called to participate in the mission of the Church in the Philippines this Jubilee Year 2021. Secondly, as Lay Mission Partners, we continue to embrace St. John Bosco’s God-given mission of forming young people to become good Christians and upright citizens. Lastly, the lay mission partners were able to encounter the presence of God in the sharings of Mr. Dondon Buensuceso, Mr. Jermer Cruz, Ms. Sabrina Gasgonia, Fr. Juvelan Samia, SDB, Fr. Favie Faldas, SDB and fellow LMPs during the faith family sharing.
This recollection ignited the LMPs’ identity as “mission partners” of St. John Bosco and as “missionary disciples of Christ,” thus preparing our hearts to take on the challenges brought by the continuing pandemic.