DYM Report Form
What: THE PASTORAL VISIT
Where: MARIVELES NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CABCABEN
When: August 20, 2010
The Pastoral Visit of the Bishop of Balanga, Most Rev. Ruperto Cruz Santos, DD at Mariveles National High School, Cabcaben took place on the 20th of August, a Friday.
Majority of the students had received the Sacrament of Confession on the 18th and 19th of August, two days before the visit.
The student member of the Campus Youth Ministry (CYM), the student leaders and teacher animators prepared enthusiastically for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Indeed, it was a very solemn celebration with the choir giving the liturgy songs that uplifted the congregation.
After that the Mass, the Bishop mingled with the students. Thestudents asked the Bishop profound questions - the position of the church on suicide, if there is only one god, why are there many religions, among others. All the questions were answered by the Bishop with simplicity and depth.
I think this was an excellent opportunity to expand the Kingdom of God and make the Church more closer to the young people. I am sure that the students had a deep encounter with Jesus and with the compassion of God.