“Bridge-Building and Celebrating Our Commitment to Social Transformation”

The CICM-Maryhill School of Theology (MST) in collaboration with the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (MST-JPIC Desk) of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM Missionaries) in the Philippines and the Lay Catholics for Societal and Theological Engagement in the Philippines (Laiki Agora) will hold a Festival of Catholic Social Teaching with the theme, “Bridge-Building and Celebrating Our Commitment to Social Transformation”. The event will be held at Paul Van Parijs Hall in MST on the 25th and 26th of April, 2019. This local initiative takes its inspiration from the Scoula di Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa in Italy.

We are inviting the CICM-RP confreres and mission collaborators to take part in the launching of the festival of CST. This event will surely introduce the CICM confreres in different formation communities to the fundamental social teachings of the Church from the encyclicals of the popes to grass-root initiatives. An alternative on-going formation venue for confreres and mission partners in different congregational ministry to re-visit the fundamental social principles. The enriching testimonies of people from different institutions and sectors of society are concrete manifestation on how these teachings have guided and inspired communities across time, culture and social realities. It is our hope that as we go back to the root of the Church social teachings, we can be more zealous to preach the “Joy of the Gospel”.

You may now register online for the Festival of Catholic Social Teaching in the Philippines. Early registration discounted fee is Php 400.00 (until March 29, 2019 only). Regular fee of Pph 500.00 applies from March 30, 2019 onwards. Deposit or transfer to any of the following CICM Missionaries Inc.’s account: BPI 3141-0701-33 or BDO 0220-0644-31. Email copy of deposit slip/screenshots of successful mobile transfer to: festivalcstph@gmail.com or upload copy at online registration form link: https://goo.gl/forms/m1nW7sRgUmy4k0tv2  .

For more details and information, you may also contact the following: mobile number +639565664426 (Fr. Rene Cabag, CICM) or email addresses: cicmmst.info@gmail.com .