July 26, 2019 we held CPE Commissioning for our 9 trainees at Bukal Life Care (with Diplomate Supervisor Celia Munson and Supervisor in Training Lyn Montecastro). We also welcomed 6 recent CPE trainees from Saint Andrews Theological Seminary (with Diplomate Supervisor Paul Tabon). The commissioning was held at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. Father Ivo Anselmi provided an inspirational message on family, and each of the trainees provided their ministerial metaphor to the group. Afterwards, all joined at the PBTS canteen for celebratory lunch.
Other photos of the event can be found at the Munson’s blogpage: https://bobandceliamunson.wordpress.com/2019/07/28/cpe-commissioning/
July 6. CPSP Meeting
July 24-26. Final Eval and Commissioning of CPE half unit.
August. We will have one or two CPE half units starting in August. One will meet on Saturdays. The second group may be on Saturdays, or at a different time depending on needs of the trainees. Contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
January Finish of our two groups of CPE that started in October.
February A well deserved break
March 11 Start of CPE Summer Full Unit Intensive
April 15 Start of CPE Summer Half Unit Intensive
May 20-ish Completion of CPE Summer Intensive Units
May 27-ish Beginning of CPE-Elder Care. (Focus more on Elder and Palliative Care)
This is our CPE team during second semester here at Bukal. From left to right.
- Aaron CPE Trainee
- Vo CPE Supervisor-in-Training
- Celia CPE Diplomate
- Lyn CPE Supervisor-in-Training
- Matthew CPE Trainee
- Mike PC Thesis
- Bhab CPE Trainee
- Medo CPE Trainee
- Xander CPE Trainee
- Crista CPE Trainee
We held our Summer 2018 Commissioning Service for our Clinical Pastoral Education Trainees. Our trainees are: Christine, Kenino, Daniel, Dorina, Esther, Chiqui, Christian, Michael, Eden, Joel, Matthew, Fredirick, and Edgar (Chara and Lyn could not join the service). The Supervisor is Celia, and the SITs (Supervisors-in-Training) are Vo and Edgar. Our trainees this Summer are from the four countries.
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.
The Wednesday after Easter, Bob and Celia led training “Conflict in the Field” with Asia Vision-Short Term Missions. This is part of their prefield training before their two month mission trip into Asia.
Thursday was the first day of our CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education). CPE lasts for 10-11 weeks. We have 8 trainees this time. So far, it looks like it is going to be a great, but busy, Summer. We meet as a group Thursdays and Fridays for 11 weeks.
May 2nd. Monthly “Minister Heartlink” Planning meeting.
July 4-15. Minster Heartlink CPO Intensive. training.
September. CPE Extended
October 4-10. Heartlink Project in Mindanao
We recently completed half units of CPE led by Dr. Paul Tabon and Celia Munson. There will be follow-on CPE work for a number of trainees.
On the 27th, we celebrated Pastoral Care Week with a pastoral care presentation. After that we joined together for food and fellowship.
November 5 we will have our annual board meeting.
November 23 we will have training led by Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of CPSP. The training will be in Case Study and Reflection.
November 24-26 we will have other activities associated with CPSP-Philippines and Bukal with Dr. Lawrence. More info on this to follow.
Below are a few pictures from the last few days.
Doc Paul’s CPE group will be coming back soon from HK. Four of the five were able to go. Welcome back!
Next week, Dr. Dickens (CPSP Diplomate and professor of Pastoral Counseling at Gardner-Webb University) will be with us for several days. He will be teaching Guided Readings in Pastoral Care at ABGTS. Bob, Celia, and Doc Paul, from our group, look forward to both the readings and the guidance.
CPE starts up again on the 15th for Celia’s group and the 20th for Doc Paul’s group. (contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions)
Oh yeah, and PBTS first term starts on the 16th.
August we will start our Lay Shepherding CPO in Bocaue, Bulacan (Lord willing).
Things are a busy busy..