The Youth for Mary and Christ-SFAS Chapter attended the General Mariology last August 30 at Carlos Hilado Memorial State College Gymnasium, Talisay City. The theme was "Mary, Mother of the Poor" to encourage the youth to have an active and dynamic faith by actively praying to our Lord Jesus Christ through the Blessed Virgin Mary. Prior to the main program, a Cate-Quiz Elimination Round took place and it was participated by me and Steve Louise Rotelo, together with other YMC Chaptered schools.
After the opening speech of Fr. Benedict Ma. Cruz, Pastoral Director of the Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross Seminary, a talk was given about the Poverty of Mary, then everyone prayed the rosary. The YMC trainors from each participating school were introduced. SFAS's trainors were Aljean Artillo and Louis Spenzer Umali. I made it to the top 20 who qualified for the final round of the Cate-Quiz.
The program culminated with the Holy Eucharist presided by Fr. Blase. His homily was about hypocrisy as related from the gospel of Mark 7: 1-23 which tells us this: "be doers of the world and not hearers only" (James 1:22). After the mass, Marian Brothers and seminarians performed a dance number and the Cate-Quiz winners were awarded.
Written by Lord William Pacurib