Issue: May 2010-01
MESSAGE FROM YOUR NLC
The Easter Season inspired us to renew our commitment to serve in the National Leadership Community. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we developed the Strategic Directions and would like to invite you to be one with us in creating a discerning community, ready to serve in the Lord’s Mission.
As your Leadership Community, we bring Balitang LC to you to share the latest news and highlights at the CLC National Office. As always, we welcome comments and suggestions.
Strategic Direction No. 5 mandates us to have better communication between NLC, regions, local communities and members. Regional coordinators, group guides and all CLC members are requested to provide updates (pictures, short write ups) on regional activities so that we could include them in the website and other communications. While waiting for a more structured communication plan, the NLC will send out more regular updates to all communities and members. This aims to keep us informed of priority items and how we are responding as local, regional, and national CLC as an apostolic body.
Each local community is also reminded to fill out the reply forms from Magis Bulletin 2010-01, sent last May 8, 2010. This will help us evaluate our own responses to the Lord’s call through CLCP Strategic Directions. You can give your responses to your Regional coordinator and copy the secretariat atCLCP@admu.edu,ph
SERVING THE LARGER COMMUNITY
NA 09 reminds us that building our community is a part of our mission. We must begin to examine ourselves, looking at our own circumstances and giftedness, on how to serve the larger CLC community. We can ask ourselves on how disposed we are to get involved: to volunteer and even work fulltime. This is a concrete expression of loving one another and will help strengthen the friendship as we live out our vocation and mission. The NLC will develop a volunteer management program soon and will maintain an updated list of positions, tasks and other needs that any CLC members can respond to. Some of the known priority list Some of the priorities are:
Please contact the secretariat if you are interested to apply or volunteer.
NEW EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
Nitz Carvajal is our new CLCP Executive Secretary. Nitz is a member of AMDG/CLC/MTQ since (199?- secret). The National LC wishes to thank her for responding to the call to serve the CLCP. We also ask each CLC member to support Nitz in her new role.
In her discernment, there was only one statement that she heard – “The Lord asks not for your ability (or disability), but the Lord asks for your availability!”
TAYO NA sa DAVAO!
2010 National Convention will be held in Davao on October 23 – 24, 2010. Please save the date and start booking your flights. Details will follow soon.
ASIA PACIFIC MATTERS
Je Ching is now appointed as the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the world CLC. We are now looking for someone to replace her as the CLCP AP Link. Je & Jinhui of Korea CLC will represent the World CLC in the Catholic Asian Lay Congress which is sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The theme of the Congress is “Proclaiming Jesus Christ in Asia Today” and is scheduled for August 31-September 5, 2010, Seoul, South Korea.
Asia Pacific Assembly is scheduled to be held on Nov. 26-29, 2010 in Hong Kong. The president and AP Link will represent the CLCP. Other AP CLC members are welcome to attend the Visitors’ Day during the assembly.
CLCP has applied for non-profit NGO accreditation by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification in order to benefit from being a certified NGO and be able to network with other NGOs. The PCNC accreditation team will visit the CLCP on May 17-18, 2010. The LC wishes to thank Lotlot for volunteering her expertise in preparing the documents and orienting the office staff and LC on the accreditation process.
We request all to pray for the approval of this accreditation.
From your National Leadership Community,
Fr. Tony SJ, John, Joy, John, Edith, Marmar, Jing, Melin, Bebs, Je, Nitz