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Mission Areas

Local Mission

Missionaries are sent usually by two’s in parishes all over the country.

At present there are seven (7) mission areas:

  • Holy Family Parish, Kananga, Leyte
  • Sto. Niño Parish, Abongan, Taytay, Palawan
  • Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
  • Kaldayapan, Victoria, Oriental Mindoro
  • Diocesan BEC Office, Diocese of Legazpi, Albay
  • St. Gregory the Great Cathedral, Legazpi City, Albay
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, Paulba, Ligao City, Albay
  • St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Oas, Albay

Foreign Mission

At present there are  four (4) mission areas abroad:

  • Sapporo, Japan
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
  • Bangkok, Thailand

Total Mission Areas: 12

Active Lay Missioners

  • 10 in local mission
  • 3 in staff position
  • 7 in foreign mission

Total Active Missioners: 20

FIELD SUPPORT AND COORDINATION

To provide moral and technical support to missioners, and to coordinate their common activities.

The Director and the Field Coordinator are responsible for the selection and preparation of local churches in which missioners are to serve, subject to the approval of the Administrative Council.

Mission areas are to be considered only upon the request of a receiving church, and only where there is evidence that the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • Demonstrable need for assistance by lay missioners;
  • Support for development of BEC on the part of the parish priest;
  • Eagerness of priest and people to reorganize the local church into BEC, openness to attitudinal changes that this will require, and commitment to continued development of BEC after the departure of missioners;
  • Moral and financial support of lay missioners by local church;
  • Participation of the Parish Pastoral Council in planning parish programs;
  • Reasonable assurance that the parish priest will not be transferred during the missioners’ term;
  • Consultation with the Bishop about the advisability of assigning lay missioners to that parish.

Foreign Mission Area

Only those missioners who have served one full term with PCLM within the Philippines are assigned to mission overseas. Foreign missions are pursued in cooperation with Maryknoll Mission. At present we are in Kumamoto and Sapporo in Japan and Changmai and Bangkok in Thailand, Phnom Penh in Cambodia and Mitkyina in Myan Mar (Burma).

The dream of lay missionaries to spread God’s Kingdom throughout the world is thus very much alive today.  But a new dream is again burning:  to recruit and form more lay missionaries not only for the Philippines but also for the Asia-Pacific Region.  This is inspired by Pope John Paul II’s words:  “I wish to tell you of my special desire:  that the Filipino will become the foremost missionaries in the Church of Asia.”.

Area Meetings

Meetings are to be held monthly in each area with the participation of all PCLM missioners serving in the area.  These Area Meetings are important for purposes of mutual support and camaraderie, group morale, spiritual renewal, reporting and sharing of activities, discussing PCLM matters, and recreation.

Annual General Assembly

The General Assembly is held ordinarily at the Center House in Quezon City every January. A preparatory committee composed of missioners from different areas decides on the theme and activities.

Renewal Of Commitment

Renewing Missioners are asked to get updating courses and are given sending off ritual with signing new contract in the Center House before going to their new mission assignment.

Contact Us

MANILA:

GERALD "JEP" J. DE JOYA

Vocation Animator

P.O. Box 2717, 1067 Manila

 

CENTRAL OFFICE:

78  Simoun St. cor. Banaue

Brgy. Sto. Domingo

1114  Quezon City

Tel.: (02)712-20-53

Mobile: (O918)558-83-31

DAVAO:

TEODORA "DOY" CASTRO

Formator

P.O. Box 81233, 8000 Davao City

 

FORMATION CENTER:

Corner MacArthur Highway & Shrine Road

Matina Heights

8000 Davao City

Tel.: (082)296-08-07

Mobile: (0910)224-37-33 

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