Vocation Jamboree in Cebu
Last February 23-24, 2019, around one thousand youths coming from different parishes and schools of the Archdiocese of Cebu attended the Vocation Jamboree. The said event was organized by the Directors/Directresses of Vocations in the Philippines (DVP) Cebu Chapter headed by Rev. Fr. Jufel Baldado, OMV with the Theme : Journeying with Filipino Youth in Mission.
The youth started to arrive at 4:00 in the afternoon for the registration. The program proper began at 7:00PM, with a welcome messageof Msgr. Rey Pinagunda who is the Rector of San Carlos Seminary in Mabolo, Cebu City, where the Jamboree was held. The night was filled with activities. It started with the three “Carousels”; Discernment, Booth Hopping and Input on Youth in Mission.
The event was an experience of encountering different “faces” of our Youth today. Faces of excitement to express their sentiments, joy to share their giftedness and eagerness to pray. At midnight, the Youth Jam commenced with videos prepared by the Diocesan and Religious seminarians, followed by different presentations of the Youth groups in Archdiocese of Cebu. An intimate encounter with the Eucharistic Lord at 3:00 – 4:00 A.M. was made through Taize prayer. This event was highlighted with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided by Archbishop Jose S. Palma, D.D. The Bishop was grateful to the young people for their gifts and talents that make our Church young and ever new. Indeed, the Archdiocese of Cebu is ready for the National Youth Day!