Going into June 2023 Updates

We have recently expanded our chaplaincy work at Baguio General Hospital (BGH), in partnership with KABSAT, and are just starting regular chaplaincy duties at Saint Louis University Sacred Heart Medical Center (SLU Hospital). Supervisor Vo is overseeing this work in conjunction with our three Supervisors-in-Training..

Supervisor Celia and Doc Bob just got back from Palawan celebrating commissioning of Supervisor Lyn’s CPE group. Yesterday, they did their first webinar on Servant Leadership with their CPO training group. These will continue monthly for the next few months.

Moving into June, here are a few things to look forward to:

JUNE 15. Commissioning of our trainees for Summer Intensive CPE. It is planned to be at 10am with Ptr. Mike Dizon (a CPE alumnus) to provide the inspirational address.

LATE JUNE. Tentatively, we hope to have a Half Unit Intensive CPE held supervised by Supervisor Vo.

MID-AUGUST. We plan to have our next CPE batch starting at that time. It is not certain yet if it will be Intensive or Extended. This will be run by our CPE SITs, with oversight of Supervisor Vo or Supervisor Celia (or both).

MID-AUGUST. We are planning to hold Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO) in partnership with Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS) and led by Supervisor Celia.

As always, we are flexible and open to new opportunities and change. Feel free to contact us at bukallife@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Commissioning in Palawan

Dr. Lyn Montecastro’s CPE batch completed their unit, and held commissioning at Faith Baptist Church in Quezon, Palawan.

Dr. Bob Munson joined the celebration, as did Chaplain Celia Munson who acted as the inspirational speaker. Earlier we all went to Villa Esperanza Hardin for rest and refreshment.

Those that completed their units include:

–Urduja Saspa, 1 unit completed

–Gloria Magarce, 1 unit completed

–Judith Vargas, 1 unit completed

–Dee Diamante, 2 units completed

–Ptr. Crisanto Colorado Jr., 3 units completed

Chaplaincy at SLU Sacred Heart Medical Center

We are blessed to have a door open to serve at Saint Louis University Sacred Heart Medical Center. In a few days our chaplains will start serving there, working with Fr Embry, the head chaplain of the hospital. The formal MOU is being worked on with signing coming soon.

We believe this is a great new opportunity for our chaplains, our chaplain trainees, and for the patients and staff of SLU Hospital.

Chaplains, Maricel, Vo, Celia, and Crista…. with Bob (administrator at Bukal)… and Dr. Quitaquit, hospital administrator, and Fr Embry, hospital chaplain.
SLU Hospital Foundation Day. It was great for the team to be invited.
Themed Floors at the Hospital during the Foundation Day Open House
SLU Hospital Chapel

KABSAT Partnership

On Monday, May 1, 2023, KABSAT, a holistic ministry organization based in Baguio City, held its first anniversary celebration. As a major partner of KABSAT, we have been working with them in counseling patients at Baguio General Hospital Cancer Center. We are thankful to KABSAT for the group’s focus on caring for the needy in Baguio.

They are working on a Website, but for now, you can learn more about them through their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083621520346