Sectoral or Special Ministries
Some confreres are helping the local churches in special ministries. These special ministries are the result of either a particular appeal from the local church or the special talents of our confreres. These include chaplaincy in hospitals, ministry to persons with disability, the presence among street families, work with abused and abandoned children and adolescents, various responsibilities in the administration of dioceses/vicariates, the presence among the workers and NGO’s who are pro-poor and with the migrants.
The CICM Philippine Province is assessing the plausibility of getting involved in all these various service areas.
Inter-religious Dialogue (between Christians and Muslims)
New ventures are commitments and forms of presence adopted by the Province in line with the pioneering characteristic of CICM. The western part of Mindanao has the greatest concentration of the Muslim population in the Philippines.
Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation
Following a mandate from the General Chapter of 1992, the Province made explicit its commitment to JPIC.
In October 1996, a confrere was assigned on a full-time capacity to coordinate the possibilities for exchange and further growth along with the JPIC vision. It is a deepening of an awareness of how to proclaim the Kingdom of God in new situations. It concretizes further our missionary presence among the poor and the marginalized.
Since 2014, a confrere has been assigned full time in Social Ministry.
Indigenous Peoples’ Apostolate
CICM Philippines started
with the indigenous communities in the Cordilleras. The culture, values and
rights of these communities, found all the country, have to be promoted and
preserved. In the two provinces of
Agusan, there are peoples of the Manobo Ethnic Group. In the parish of
Montalban, we have the Dumagats in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range.