Twenty-nine Adamsonian missionaries headed to Batobalani, Paracale, Camarines Norte for the two-week Vincentian Popular Mission last summer. From May 22 to June 9, the said volunteers—comprised of 21 students, six personnel and two CM priests—served three barangays belonging to the St. Roche parish. The team lived with the local folk, had a daily “dialogue of life” and encouraged them to take the sacraments.
Among the most significant activities of the mission were the celebration of the Eucharist and the other sacraments, children’s catechism, mission talks and bible study, youth and adult recollection, sportsfest, rosary and house blessings. As a culminating activity, a mission rally was held and the Mission Crosses were planted in the barangays of Dagang, Pinagbirayang Munti and Malacbang. These are not only a reminder that the places had been visited by the missionaries but it is hoped that the crosses may serve as constant inspiration for the local folk to continue the work started by the teams.
The Summer Vincentian Popular Mission ‘09 is another initiative of Adamson University in order to carry on the Vincentian legacy of creatively responding to those who are in need and evangelizing through words and deeds.
For more information & details about the Mission, please visit the OVIM bulletin board located at the ground floor, SV Building. Pamela Mantuhac