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SPECIAL ISSUE 2 | MAY 1, 2022 

                          

In the continuous celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity (YOC) in the Philippines and on this Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker, our National Catechetical Study (NCS) 2021: Pastoral Action Research and Intervention (PARI) Project, presents this book publication entitled, Katesismo kay San Jose: Kabanalanang Tinig ng Katahimikan. This is part of the series of special E-news issues highlighting the Seven Catechetical Book Gifts to our Catholic Church produced by the NCS.

This book, authored by Rev. Fr. Jun E. Flores, PhD, was made in time for the Year of Saint Joseph, which was called by Pope Francis through his Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde, in line with the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. This 33-day module is directed towards the laity and clergy who wish to enter in a more expository ‘retreat’ in relation to an aspect of St. Joseph’s life. Being part of the Diocese of San Jose de Nueva Ecija, Fr. Flores and Bp. Roberto Mallari collaborated with the NCS Team in the production and publication of the module, and in making it available as one of the Research Intervention Outputs (RIO) which caters to catechists and the faithful nationwide through various channels of communication. Daily modules are comprised of six parts, namely: (1) Panimula; (2) Pagsamba; (3) Doktrina/Turo ng Simbahan; (4) Tugon ng Pananampalataya; (5) Pagpapahalaga at moralidad; and (6) Pagpapalalim. 


A PDF version of this book is available here on our website.
 
Let us go forth and share this blessing!  

Mabuhay ang mga Katekistang Lingkod ng Pilipinas!

Mabuhay si San Joseng Manggagawa!

Salamat po Poong Maykapal sa patnubay sa aming Simbahang Katolika!

 

Katesismo kay San Jose
Kabanalang Tinig ng Katahimikan
NCS PARI Project 2021 RIO: Katesismo kay San Jose

    To learn more about the stories behind the making of this book module, watch our Kwentong Katekista 7: Katekesis kay San Jose held last April 30, 2021

Also, check out a portion of our Conference on Catechetical Ministry in the Philippines (CCMP) held last September 28, 2021, where Fr. Jun E. Flores discussed the contexts behind and the contents of the Katesismo kay San Jose during our Kwentong Katekista 10: Presentation of Research-based Intervention Outcomes (RIO) 

    LOOK: Limited PRINT versions of Katesismo kay San Jose (KSJ) for distribution to various Ecclesiastical Territories through Katekista Book Caravan to be scheduled soon. Also shown are some CM RAFFLE WINNERS during the Kwentong Katekista 10.  
        

Nat'l catechetical study turns over 7-volume output during Ambag 500 retreat
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    In celebration of our 500 Years of Christianity, our university is pleased to share our “ambag” - our most heartfelt gifts to our Catholic Church.  
 
With gratitude to the Lord, we humbly share to the Thomasian community and the entire Catholic Church the fruits of our research: a seven book collection that we hope will be a lasting contribution to help in the continuous improvement of Catechetical Ministry (CM) in our country. This collection is composed of four catechetical modules, and three research-based outputs – a book of research poems, a handbook on CM, and a research monograph.
 
Ito po ang Pitong pagpapala ng Diyos sa mga katekistang lingkod, isang makabuluhang ambag ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas sa paggunita ng ika-500 Taon ng Kristiyanismo sa Pilipinas.
 
This research initiative was conducted from 2016 to 2021 in partnership with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education (ECCCE), and the UST Research Center for Social Sciences and Education (RCSSED) under the National Catechetical Study 2016- 2021 – Pastoral Action Research and Intervention (PARI) Project, which endeavored to examine the current state of CM in five dimensions, namely, the catechists, catechetical leaders, catechized, catechetical formation programs, and catechetical human resources. The project also implemented Research-based Intervention Outcome (RIO) initiatives that introduced various strategies such as family, digital, youth, adult, bible, and creative catechesis to re-energize CM across Ecclesiastical Territories. The general message of these research initiative, interventions, and publications lead to the path of new evangelization, and the insightful discovery of “The Catechist in All of Us”.
 
All books, RIO initiatives, and research activities may be accessed online thru www.ncs2021pariproject.com. Please share this news to your families, friends, parishes, and communities.

Katekista in Manus Tuas: A Handbook on Being, Becoming, & Belonging to A Catechetical Ministry

    The NCS Team together with catechists from the Diocese of Imus has recently released the sixth publication entitled, Katekista In Manus Tuas (In Your Hands): A Handbook on Being, Becoming, & Belonging to A Catechetical Ministry. The book, which was dedicated to Bp. Mallari, the bishop of the Diocese of San Jose de Nueva Ecija, was also dedicated to St. Joseph as the Patron Saint of Workers and Model of Silent yet Diligent Service. A PDF version of this book is available here on our website.

    St. Pius X’s prayer to St. Joseph for Success in Work concludes KIMT’s Chapter 4 entitled, Becoming a Catechist: Apostolate Monitoring, Assessment, & Feedback as a way of praying for the offering hands of catechists as they continue and evaluate their apostolates to their respective communities. 

Editorial Team

Clarence M. Batan
Vincent Reuben E. Valientes
Gracelle C. Tungbaban
Jayson U. Dela Cruz
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