Gathering for the 45th Annual Diocesan Convention Around 130 lay and clergy delegates attended the annual diocesan Convention that was held in February 28 – March 2, 2016 at SCC Nature Farm, Midsayap, Cotabato.
The theme, ‘called to serve God and others’ is a cue for ministry and maturity as the diocese moves on its journey towards achieving the goals of vision 2018. The keynote speaker Fr. Rex Reyes, expounded on the theme after which convention divided into groups for the discussion workshop.
On constitutional priorities, convention had approved elevation for, 4 full-fledged Parishes and 3 aided-Parishes. These local church units received not only the big applause of convention, they will also get these entitlements from the national ECP – laptop computer package, and copies of prayer books and hymnals.
A convention resolution was also passed, calling for the election of the next diocesan bishop during the 46th Annual Diocesan Convention in 2017. Bishop Bustamante is ending his term by the year 2018.”.
In closing, the clergy had their renewal of ordination vows and the reception of Fr. Ronilo Domingo. That together by God’s grace, we may be faithful in prayer, witness and service, summed-up all prayers for the clergy and people of the diocese.