October 28-30, 2013

Christ the King, Quezon City, Philippines

Last July Bishop Renato “Rene” Mayugba, DD as Asia Oceania representative attended the Executive Committee Meeting in Rome. Bishop Rene then convened a meeting of Asia Oceania coordinators and some others to discuss the outcome of the EC Meeting and the future of our beloved Federation.

So on the last three days of October we gathered at Christ the King. Present were Bishop Rene and Bishop Ambo (ECBA), Fr. Jacob Theckanath (India) and Cecilia Chui (China), Fr. Doms, Star and Sr. Emma (CBFSEA team), Nati Pagadut (ECBA) and Menchie (EAPI).

CBF ASIA 1We discussed at length the EC report, studied the latest revision of the Constitutions compared with the earlier revisions, in light of the Canon Law and the new Federation we want to give birth to. We also proposed some outstanding personalities whom we could trust to be the president and the general secretary, and their roles based on the Canon Law.

Indeed, we worked so hard that we often forgot mealtime. Cora and Jingy, two wonderful cooks who took care of our ”body fuel” often had to remind us that it was time for lunch break, or coffee or dinner.

Beside working and eating, considerable time was given to prayer to keep in touch with Christ, our Lord, the Living Word, source of life. We thank Cecilia who has richly provided us with all the colored paperwork, including Lectio Divina for each day, and symbols for the liturgy and other surprises.

We felt that a number of issues need to be discussed in a bigger forum.CBF-5 We thought that the FABC Meeting in Bangkok from 4 to 7 December 2013 would be a golden opportunity for that purpose. Fr. Jacob suggested that the meeting be prolonged until the next day for CBF Asia-Oceania. So we are looking forward to see you in Pattaya, Thailand on the morning of December 8. God bless us all!

A note of gratitude: 

We are grateful to Fr. Dante for giving us the best facilities and the best personnel to serve us and make us comfortable. God bless you abundantly for your hospitality and generosity!




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