Sunday, April 24, 2011

Youth Encounter - Empowering the Youth spiritually


It was a fruitful night for the residents of Baliuag Nuevo. It was the first time that we witnessed the re-enactment of the Life of Jesus Christ during the Holy Week -at the start of Palm Sunday until His Death to the Cross. Barangay officials, members of the Barangay Pastoral Council, parents, youth and children as well converged at the basketball court and reflected on the passion play or Senakulo that was re-enacted by the members of Youth Encounter of the Parish of Peace and Good Voyage, based at  Antipolo, Minalabac, Camarines Sur, Philippines.

 The main players, based from the characters from the Bible, are the youth sector who are active YEiers who came from different barangays of the town of Minalabac.

The YE of Baliuag Nuevo started just last year, 2010. The coordinator, Grace Pablo (a teacher herself), can proudly say that the response of the crowd was overwhelming. They were able to appreciate the participation of the selected teenagers from the barrio who are spending their time just to act on the play.

I was lucky to meet the coordinator of group, Bro. Mar Macatingraw and his son and daughter (from Lupi, Camarines Sur) who are active members of Adonnai Covenant Community.They are spreading the Good News through the utilization of the talents of the youth in order to stage the Senakulo.

The play lasted for more than two hours, but there were no boring moments because they portrayed the characters well. All first-timers in the Passion Play, the youth were able to awaken the emotions of the spectators.

Truly, in this kind  of activity, we can renew  our commitment to God by following His Commandments. The act of humility should be shown to your family , friends and even enemies to live a true Christian life.
Senakulo 2011