Ormoc City. The Claret Youth Ministry of Ormoc finally had its first batch of Yepers after the Youth Encounter Program was held at the San Antonio Ma. Claret Chapel and Mission Center last October 17 – 19, 2014. There were 29 participants coming from the different zones under the apostolate area of the Claretian Missionaries. Fr. Louie Guades III, CMF, the provincial youth commission head spearheaded the implementation of the formation program together with the local and national facilitators.
The provincial youth commission is very thankful to Fr. Christopher Ligason for allowing the program to be part of their program for the youth. It is hopeful that the program will continue and bring more committed youth to the claretian mission in ormoc. Likewise, the commission is thankful for the accommodations shown by Fr. Rene, Fr. Larry and the Novitiate Community headed by Fr. Bords and Rev. Kiem. Words of gratitude to the CYM of Ormoc and to Mr. Alvin Sosmeña who helped in realization of the program.
The Youth Encounter Program had been adopted by the Claret Youth Ministry – Philippine Province as one of its ongoing formation programs for the youth for the triennium specifically in 2013 where the main thrust of the ministry for the youth of that year is: “To know God.” As of the moment, the program had been implemented in almost all of the claretian parishes except for one and in all the mission areas except in Sarangani since they are just starting.