Posted by: sociopastoral | March 15, 2012

Seminar on Church of the Poor for SOS Parish Teams

On March 10, 2012, SPI conducted the first of the ongoing formation for stewardship parish teams. This was participated by several parishes: St. Dominic Savio (Mandaluyong City), San Isidro Labrador (Calauan, San Pablo, Laguna),  Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine (New Manila), and the Stewardship Team of the Diocese of Novaliches representing the parishes of Mother of Redeemer, Jesus, Lord of Divine Mercy, Holy Cross, St. Joseph the Worker, Ina ng Buhay, Parokya ng Banal na Sakramento, San Jose Tagapagtanggol and St. Peter Parish in the diocese. These participants are the prime movers of the Buhay Katiwala or Spirituality of Stewardship in their respective churches. 

As a first, SPI focused on Church of the Poor as theme. Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, RCJ shared his experience on working with the urban poor in Pasay City through the Rogationist’s St. Hannibal Empowerment Center (SHEC). Further, he cited scriptures and church documents supporting and upholding this primary thrust of the local Church.

The whole day seminar aimed to be a regular learning avenue for updates and sharing of personal as well as parish experiences on stewardship. It also intends to equip the participants with additional skills and knowledge on becoming stewardship parishes by providing inputs on organizational and program development that may be useful in their contexts. Spirituality and theology topics will also be given to deepen understanding of faith and the vision of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.

The ongoing formation will be held on the last month of every quarter with the different parish partners rotating as hosts for the one day affair. The next session will be on June 30 at San Isidro Labrador Parish in Calauan, San Pablo, Laguna.



  1. It’s encouraging to see that stewardship is alive and well in the Philippines. Stewardship practitioners gathering on a regular basis is a great idea, so you can encourage and help one another grow in your practice of stewardship as a Christian way of life. I hope to see all of you in 2013 when we gather for the 10th year anniversary of stewardship in the Philippines.
    God bless,
    Mila Glodava

  2. I was really inspired by this article fr decs. Im working now in dswd caraga kalahi cidds project now. Pro what you are doing really inspire me to do my job as agent of change for the chu

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