II. THE DECREES OF THE FIRST DIOCESAN PASTORAL ASSEMBLY
1 CHRISTIAN FORMATION
1.1NATURE AND FUNCTIONS
1.1.1 COMMISSION ON CHRISTIAN FORMATION
18.104.22.168 Nature: The COCF is the highest diocesan body assisting the bishop on matters concerning Christian formation.
22.214.171.124.1 To set direction on the Christian formation of the faithful in the Diocese.
126.96.36.199.2.To help formulate guidelines and policies regarding Christian formation and the following ministries: Gagmay nga Kristohanong Katilingban (GKK) Ministry, Catechetical Ministry (Catz), Family and Life Ministry (FLM), Kristohanong Kasilinganan (Kriska) Ministry, Youth Ministry, Campus Ministry and other ministries for Christian formation that may be created.
188.8.131.52.3 To ensure implementation of guidelines and policies by all concerned.
1.1.2 CHRISTIAN FORMATION CENTER (CFC)
184.108.40.206 Nature: The CFC is the Secretariat of COCF and diocesan service center of the GKK Ministry, Catechetical Ministry, Youth Ministry, Campus Ministry, and other ministries for Christian formation that may be created.
220.127.116.11.1 To formulate plans and programs that will implement direction, policies and guidelines set by the Commission On Christian Formation.
18.104.22.168.2 To implement, monitor, and evaluate plans and programs it has formulated
22.214.171.124.3 To establish linkages with other groups, agencies, and institutions of related concerns.
126.96.36.199.4 To facilitate and/or provide basic services to the ministries and programs of different parishes namely: Gagmay nga Kristohanong Katilingban (GKK) Ministry, Catechetical Ministry (Catz), Family and Life Ministry (FLM), Kristohanong Kasilinganan (Kriska) Ministry, Youth Ministry, Campus Ministry and other ministries of Christian formation.
1.1.3 MINISTRIES ON CHRISTIAN FORMATION, RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS AND MOVEMENTS
188.8.131.52 GKK MINISTRY
184.108.40.206.1 Nature: A ministry that organizes, sustains and strengthens the GKKs. Those who are directly involved in this ministry are the GKK coordinators, organizers, lecturers, and GKK officers
220.127.116.11.2.1 To organize GKKs
18.104.22.168.2.2 To tap and train potential leaders of the GKK
22.214.171.124.2.3 To facilitate creation, implementation and coordination of programs and ministries: LLL, LLM, FLM, CATZ, KRISKA, among others, of each GKK
126.96.36.199.2.4 To sustain the formation of GKK officers and members
188.8.131.52.2.5 To monitor and evaluate the GKK
184.108.40.206.2.6 To mobilize the GKKs for parish-wide or diocesan-wide activities
220.127.116.11 KRISKA MINISTRY
18.104.22.168.1 Nature: A ministry that organizes, sustains and strengthens the Kriska units of the GKKs. Kriska (Kristohanong Kasilinganan) is composed of a small number of neighboring families which are the the smallest units of the GKK. It promotes Gospel understanding, prayer and practice among the faithful through Bible sharing 9Kriska sessions).
22.214.171.124.2.1 To recruit, train and support Kriska “alagads” (ministers).
126.96.36.199.2.2 To design, implement and monitor effective training program and sustained Christian formation program for Kriska alagads for them to become better evangelizers
188.8.131.52.2.3 To regularly monitor and assess Kriska units and their sessions
184.108.40.206 FAMILY AND LIFE MINISTRY
220.127.116.11.1 Nature: A ministry that strengthens, deepens and enriches the bond and dignity of family and the sacredness of human life.
18.104.22.168.2.1 To oversee and coordinate programs and apostolates related to Family and Life of the ROMs and of other groups
22.214.171.124.2.2 To design, implement and monitor educational and training p[programs for the promotion and defense of family and life
126.96.36.199.2.3 To provide pastoral care for abused spouses and children, and for single parents such as widows, widowers, unwed mothers, husbands or wives of partners working abroad, and for separated husbands and wives
188.8.131.52.2.4 To offer advise and support to troubled couples and family members
184.108.40.206.2.5 To inform parishioners about the existence, functions and procedures of the Diocesan Matrimonial Court
220.127.116.11.2.6 Conduct pre-cana seminar
18.104.22.168 CATECHETICAL MINISTRY
22.214.171.124.1 Nature: A ministry responsible for the basic instruction on the Catholic Faith
126.96.36.199.2.1 To recruit, train and support catechists who will provide the students/pupils in the school and/or the young children in the GKK chapels basic instruction on the Catholic Faith
188.8.131.52.2.1 To design, implement and monitor effective training program and sustained Christian formation program for the catechists
184.108.40.206.2.2 To regularly monitor and assess the catechetical instructions
220.127.116.11.2.3 Provide [parents proper catechetical training so that they too will become effective catechists to their children
18.104.22.168.2.4 To assist in the pre-sacramental instructions except pre-cana seminar
22.214.171.124 YOUTH MINISTRY
126.96.36.199.1 Nature: A ministry that forms, organizes and mobilizes that youth in such a way that they get creatively involved in the life of the diocese, parish and GKK (cf. PCP II, Art. 51 # 1)
188.8.131.52.2.1 To design, implement and monitor effective and sustained Christian formation program for the youth that they may grow in authentic Christian spirituality
184.108.40.206.2.2 To provide venues for the youth to participate in the life and mission of the local church (diocese, parish, GKK)
220.127.116.11.2.3 To help the young become involved in socio-economic and political action for social transformation in line with the social teachings of the Church
18.104.22.168.2.4 To extend pastoral care to young people who are troubled or with problems
22.214.171.124 CAMPUS MINISTRY
126.96.36.199.1 Nature: A ministry responsible for the Christian formation of the students, faculty and staff in the schools
188.8.131.52.2.1 To build and strengthen an authentic Christian community of students, faculty and staff in the campus
184.108.40.206.2.2 To conduct on-going Christian formation program for the students, faculty and staff
220.127.116.11.2.3 To facilitate and organize religious activities in the campus
18.104.22.168.2.4 To encourage the youth in private and public schools to participate actively in the different activities of the parish
22.214.171.124.2.5 To coordinate school programs and activities with those of the parish such as liturgy, outreach programs, and the like.
126.96.36.199 RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS (ROs)
188.8.131.52.1 Nature: an organized group of the faithful recognized by the bishop which assists in the building and strengthening of the local church (diocese, parish, and GKKs)
184.108.40.206.2.1 To participate in the realization of the vision-mission-thrust of the Diocese
220.127.116.11.2.2 To get involved in the activities, programs, projects and ministries of the diocese, parish and GKK
18.104.22.168.2.3 To coordinate their activities and programs with the respective ministries and programs of the diocese, parish or GKK
22.214.171.124 RECOGNIZED MOVEMENTS (RMs)
126.96.36.199.1 Nature: an organized group of the faithful recognized by the bishop which helps in the renewal of the local church by fostering an intense Christian and apostolic life among the faithful
188.8.131.52.2.1 To provide venues of genuine conversion, of life-changing encounters with the Lord for the “unchurched” and the Church lay workers
184.108.40.206.2.2 To lead renewed faithful toward a more responsible and active participation in the life and mission of the local church (diocese, parish, GKK), particularly in its ministries and programs
220.127.116.11.2.3 To coordinate their activities and programs with the respective ministries and programs of the diocese, parish or GKK
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