Changes at our Office

We have been able to make a few improvements at our office. New furniture and rug added to the Counseling Room. In the office area, a new display table and wide screen monitor was added. This allows us to do training seminars here, especially when we open up our folding wall for larger groups. Looking forward to comments on the changes.

 

CPE Graduation/Commissioning

On July 7 at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, we held the 2017 Graduation and Commissioning for our graduating trainees at Bukal Life Care. They are:

Mark Foli,  1st unit
Thomas Daniel Spaeth, 1st unit
Rebecca Ann S. Pesquera,  2nd unit
Honeylyn S. Badong,  1st unit
Celestina Botacion,  1st unit
Charlyn Joy Sagun,  1st unit
Merlita P. Montecastro,  2nd unit
Ed Michael J. Dizon,  1st unit
Joel M. Gatchalian,  1st unit
Rica Jane B. Ortega,  Half Unit
Ma. Rowena T. Oriente,  1st unit
Ma. Lourdes A. Nimo,  1st unit
Nathaniel A. Osorio,  1st unit
Alpha V. Sugano, 1st unit
Melanie C. Fangsilat,  1st unit
Joshua K. Antonio,  1st unit
Crystal Jade A. Macli-ing,  1st unit
Ruel T. Fernandez, 1st unit
Vengie A. Ibañez,  1st unit
Paul Austin A. Echavez,  1st  unit
Marlo B. Jabines, 1st unit
Charisse C. Condenuevo,  1st unit
Renato Eustaquio,  3rd unit
Mariz Eustaquio,  3rd unit

Additionally we honored Dr. Paul Tabon and Celia Munson for being promoted to Diplomate Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education/Training in January of this year. Further, we honored Violeta Canoy, John Mark Bagalan, and Edgar Chan as new members of the CPSP-Philippines SIT program.

Some More Updates to our Schedule

June 19. Start. Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO). Meeting Mondays at 1pm. PBTS. Bukal Life Care

July 7. CPE Commissioning. 6pm. PBTS.

July 21-23. 4th Regional Asia-Oceania Consultation Seminar and Retreat. Topic: ““Deepening Spirituality: A Journey towards an Integrated Self.” Organized by Vanderpol Center for Leadership and Pastoral Formation, Inc. To be held at Winaca Resort, Acop, Benguet. Cost P4500. For more info, contact, secretariat@vanderpolcenter.org

August 15. Counseling Ethics Seminar. Urdaneta, Pangasinan.

September 19-22. The 11th Asia Pacific Congress-Convention on Pastoral Care and Counseling / APCPCC 2017) that will be held in The Mercure Ancol, Hotel and Convention Centre, Ancol Baycity, Jakarta Utara, Indonesia. The APCPCC 2017 will designate the theme of ”PASTORAL MINISTRY AND VIOLENCE”. http://the2017apcpcc.org/

 

The Celebrate Recovery Schdule with Drug Surrenderers remains unchanged. the Schedule for Jail ministry at Baguio Jail, and La Trinidad District Jails may change, but no updates on that at this time.

The Prisoner’s Journey

Three members of Bukal Life Care went to the Prison Fellowship International training in using “The Prisoner’s Journey” (TPJ) materials for prison ministry. The three of us were Bob, Celia, and German. Bob and Celia have been working at the La Trinidad District Jail, while German has been working at the Baguio City Jail. The workshop was at Bibak Bible Church, and the training was excellent. It meshes nicely with another training program several of us have attended called “Celebrate Recovery” (CR). CR is for those with substance abuse problems… inside of our outside of jail. We plan to utilize CR with Drug Surrenderers, and TPJ in our jail work.

We plan to serve as organizers for the training program at La Trinidad District Jail. We are looking forward to an exciting several months as TPJ starts in July, and CR continues into June and July.

May in Photos

  1.  SIT Chaplain Vo and German, with CPE trainees Nathan, Michael, and Joel.  Self-care at Kuya J’s Restaurant.18620822_10209375134476413_2414255324870593968_o
  2. SIT Chaplain JM with his trainees Daniel, Rebecca, Honeylyn, Joy, and Les. Doing Community ministry in Antipolo18671719_10155332717799817_6896514679619702970_o
  3. Celia and Connie doing training and counseling ministry with women inmates at La Trinidad District Jail.                                                                                                                   18342467_10155260714582622_6089340774151200557_n
  4. SIT Doc Paul with his CPE trainees Ruel, Crystal, Paul, and Vengie. With Bob and Celia. Being hosted by Father Ivo at the St. Camellus Novitiate for dinner.18739804_10155311700902622_1458989434943950232_n
  5. Celebrate Recovery training. Training being used for Drug Surrenderer program at Mines View and Lualhati. Training held at GCF-Metro Baguio.18619933_10213487544891156_7321832894402591425_n