New Evangelization in the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons

Segment 1: Celebrate the Ministerial Priesthood and the Consecrated Life

(Mark 6:30 – 44) Grateful for the Father's gift of ministerial priesthood, sharing in the one priesthood of Christ the Good Shepherd / the High Priest (Encounter)

  1. (Encounter - Spirituality) - Sharing in the One Priesthood of Christ

    A mini-recollection for the Clergy and the Consecrated Persons and their Stories of their Personal Encounter with Jesus in various ways and occasions (in the sacraments, apostolates, parishioners, society and government, personal experiences, according to age in the ministry, etc) that will conclude with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

  2. Communion with Jesus: Formed after the heart of Christ, the Good Shepherd

    The homily during the grand Eucharistic Celebration

Segment 2: Ministerial Priesthood at the Service of the Common Priesthood

  1. Encounter Christ through each other: ordained priesthood - the clergy and common priesthood - the laity and consecrated persons

    A dialogue between the clergy, the consecrated persons and the lait

  2. Epilogue: From sharing little but total come joy, satisfaction and abundance

    A big concert celebrating the common priesthood, ministerial priesthood and consecrated life and promoting vocations to ordained priesthood and consecrated life

(PCNE proper with the laity and the consecrated and for the clergy who like to join)

Segment 3: The community of the baptized faithful and consecrated women and men: Communion with the Triune God who welcomes all (John 6: 2-10)

The disciples and the crowds gathered around Jesus, who saw not only a big number of people who were hungry but also hearts that longed for compassion, solicitude and healing. Jesus wanted His disciples to have the same caring and loving attitude. Philip gave a realistic answer based on economics, while Andrew came with a practical but insufficient solution: a boy who had five barley loaves and two fish. Nonetheless, Jesus made use of the few resources that came from the boy who represented the crowd.

In the Church the lay baptized together with the consecrated take their place to be in communion with Jesus. Being in communion with Jesus means that the lay and the consecrated are aware that Jesus calls and welcomes them. Jesus wants to teach and share with them His values and attitudes. To be in communion with Jesus they are to be present before Jesus and with each other; to bring Jesus something of themselves: time, talent and treasure.

Communion with Jesus demands change of heart, from those of the crowd to those of the community, a personal and pastoral conversion. Communion with Jesus means to move from relating with Him as individual follower to becoming a community of disciples. It means adopting the values and attitudes of Jesus: transforming one‘s lack of trust to openness to God‘s loving providence, refocusing from self-centeredness to sharing and being in solidarity with others, overcoming noninvolvement and indifference to assuming participation and engagement.

  1. Personal and Pastoral Conversion for a True and Faithful 'Yes' to the Father's call (lay and consecrated) (Mt. 14:19)

    Main Conference

    Jesus recognized the contribution of the disciples and the crowd with the loaves and fish of the boy. Once more, Jesus showed the disciples and the crowd the loving providence of God and His mighty power. He multiplied the bread and fish given to Him. His disciples distributed them to the crowd.

    Blessing, breaking and sharing: these are three steps that Jesus took to feed the multitude. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, continues to nourish and nurture His flock with constant gratitude to the Father, with His suffering and death on the cross, and with the joy and light of His resurrection.

    The lay baptized and the consecrated persons, as fruit of their personal and pastoral conversion, continue the mission of Jesus as the fruit of their communion with Him. They accomplish this mission in the various places where they find themselves involved and engaged.

  2. Roadmap to Foster the Spirit of Communion and Synergy among the Laity and the Consecrated: From Married Life, Family Life, Pastoral Life, Professional Life, Social Life, etc
    • The Home: The Seedbox of Vocations to Priesthood and Consecrated Life
    • The BECs and the Parish
    • The School
    • The Workplace
    • The Government
    • The Digital and Social Media Entertainment
    • Sports and Recreation
  3. Missionary Disciples and Servant Leaders like Christ: Sent to the Peripheries by the Father, Energized by the Spirit, to Offer Alternative Life Style (ALS) (Luke 9:10-17)

    From sharing came abundance (from the little that they began with, there were more left over). Why were there leftover fragments? The leftover fragments signify that Jesus wanted that the bread that the Father multiplied should not be wasted. Instead they were to be gathered and be given later to those who were not present.

    In the spirit of the New Evangelization, today the lay and the consecrated and the clergy are sent to the peripheries to bring the Good News and the Eucharist everywhere, especially to those who are away from the Church. The sharing of loaves that began with the boy culminates in the sharing of Jesus‘ own Body with the disciples and continues as the lay and the consecrated and the clergy go to those in need, to the poor and the marginalized and share their time, talent and treasure. The sharing of the leftover fragments continues as the lay and the consecrated and the clergy offer the world a new way of living, an alternative lifestyle (ALS) inspired by the No‘s of Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium.

    1. Sharing the Leftover with the
      • Orphans, Street children
      • Tribal People
      • Blind People, Drug dependents, HIV AIDS Patients
      • Girls in the bars, Women in Prison
      • those in Mission Territories,
      • those involved in Interfaith, Interreligious Dialogue
    2. Sharing the Leftover with society by offering ALS

      inspired by Pope Francis‘ various "No's‖ / ―Yeses‖ in Evangelii Gaudium

      • No to an economy of exclusion / Yes to greater justice and inclusiveness [53-54]
      • No the new idolatry of money / Yes to and respect for the common good [55-56]
      • No to a financial system which rules / Yes to solidarity and an ethical approach to financial system [57-58]
      • No to the inequality which spawns violence / Yes to the equality that fosters peace and greater security [59-60]
      • No to relativism among pastoral workers / Yes to the challenge of a missionary spirituality [78-80]
      • No to selfishness and spiritual sloth / Yes to missionary dynamism and joy of evangelization [81-83]
      • No to a sterile pessimism / Yes to the new relationships brought by Christ [84-92]
      • No to spiritual worldliness / Yes to authentic evangelical fervor [93-97]
      • No to warring among ourselves / Yes to fraternal love [98-101]
      • Other ecclesial challenges [102-109]
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