Speakers Lineup

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Auditorium, Claret School of Quezon City

Bible Enthronement

8:10 AM - 8:15 AM
Auditorium, Claret School of Quezon City

Introduction

Fr. Julius Jose A. Coching, CMF
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Auditorium, Claret School of Quezon City

“The Filipino Church, 500 years Roman Catholic as per Jesus' command: Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News” (Mk. 16:15)

Abstract
   500 YEARS ROMAN CATHOLIC is based on Mark 16:15 – “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” This Jesus-commanded prophetic role and Apostolic Mission reached the Philippine shores 1,500 years later through the pioneers (1500s): Lay Catholics Magellan, Enrique, Legazpi, and Fray Urdaneta. This prophetic function led to the First Holy Mass in Limasawa, the first catechism among the natives, and the Baptism of the Rajah Humabon, Hara Humamay, and subjects. This prophetic function (Mark 16:15) also led to the sending of the first Manila Bishop, when, in 1579, Manila was made a suffragan of Mexico. In 1601, Catholics officially became the supermajority in the Philippines.

Dr. Jose Mario B. Maximiano
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Claret School Auditorium Mezzanine

Break

Merienda Time

Break
9:30 AM -10:30 AM
Auditorium, Claret School of Quezon City

“Teaching the WORD: Life Instruction Manual An Analysis of Dt. 6:4-9”

Abstract

    The word Torah is commonly translated as “Law.” However, it could be more appropriately understood and referred to as “Teaching” or “Instruction.” This is so because in terms of its content, the Torah is composed of both stories and law codes – designed to communicate divine instruction to human community. The law codes guided the Israelites on how to live well in the world amidst the struggles they faced as a people. Stories inspired them to hope for a better tomorrow. On the one hand, the Torah contains the stories of creation, of patriarchs, of liberation from slavery and of a period of wandering in the wilderness. On the other hand, the Torah also contains the important law codes: the Covenant Code (Ex. 20:22–23:32 ), the Holiness Code (Lev. 17:1–26:46) and Deuteronomic Code (Dt. 12:1–26:19). It is in the desert where the stories and law codes seem to meet. The law codes are proclaimed not inside the palace but either in Sinai or in the wilderness. They are not proclaimed by a king but by a prophet called Moses. It is in the desert where the divine word is found expressed through the human words of a prophet, conveying an underlying message that the Law is always greater than the monarchy. An analysis of Dt. 6:4-9 will show that the instructions which this text contains are the greatest of all the divine instructions given by God through Moses.

Rev. Fr. Cristino R. Pine, OFM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Claret School AVR & Auditorium

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Reactor

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Reactor

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Claret School Auditorium Mezzanine

LUNCH

SALA

Sala (Sala means living room in Filipino). Sala is a designated place where the participants can interact and reflect with the speakers. Each Sala will have a moderator who will facilitate the questions and comments of the participants and a second speaker who will deepen and share his reflections on the topic of the speaker.

12:30 PM -1:30 PM
Auditorium, Claret School of Quezon City

“Becoming Sharers of the Spirit and not the Letter of the Law”

Abstract

     The letter of the law versus the spirit of the law is an idiomatic antithesis. When one obeys the letter of the law, but not the spirit, one is following the literal interpretation of the words (the “letter”), but not necessarily the intent of the legislator of the law (the “spirit”). Thus, we need to look into the mens legis, that is: the purpose, spirit or intention of the law for the intent of the law is not the law (ratio legis non est lex).
    Jesus did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it (Mt. 5:7). He urges us to look beyond the “letter” to be able to embrace the “spirit” of the law which can be summed up in our love for God and neighbor (Dt. 6:5; Lv. 19:18; Jn. 13:34). The popular story of the Good Samaritan (Lk. 10:25-37) and canon 1752 of the New Code of Canon Law which says that “the salvation of souls is the supreme law” (Salus animarum suprema lex) can be our points of reference.

Rev. Fr. Elias L. Ayuban, Jr., CMF
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Claret School Auditorium Mezzanine

Break

Merienda Time

1:45pm-2:45pm
Auditorium, Claret School of Quezon City

“The Word and Today’s Moral Challenges and Issues”

Abstract

     God created us in His image and likeness (cf. Genesis 1:27). However, due to the disobedience of Adam and Eve, the selfish desire to be like gods had emerged (cf. Genesis 3:4). Thus, the moral decadence of humanity is deeply rooted on man’s failure to listen to the Word of God. The question now presents itself: “How can we heal humanity from this moral downfall?” Let us once again be enlightened by the wisdom of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in order to find effective solution. He says, “The word of God sheds light on human existence and stirs our conscience to take a deeper look at our lives, inasmuch as all human history stands under God’s judgment” (Verbum Domini 99). The Word of God can transform us to become genuine and credible persons by conforming us to the very image of the Incarnate Word - Jesus Christ.

Most Reverend Sofronio A. Bancud, SSS, D.D.
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Claret School Auditorium & AVR

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SALA @ Claret School Auditorium

Reactor

SALA @ Claret School AVR

Reactor

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Auditorium, Claret School of Quezon City

Preparation for Mass

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Auditorium, Claret School of Quezon City

Holy Eucharist

SALA

Sala (Sala means living room in Filipino). Sala is a designated place where the participants can interact and reflect with the speakers. Each Sala will have a moderator who will facilitate the questions and comments of the participants and a second speaker who will deepen and share his reflections on the topic of the speaker.