Strike the match or catch the fire
Coming together for the common good


Palma to priests: Implement it now! Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma exhorted priests to immediately implement a program for drug surrenderees in their respective parishes and districts. Palma made this exhortation during the launching of the Cebu Archdiocesan Program for...

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The 33 Days to Morning Glory

The 33 Days to Morning Glory

1ST BATCH ï   I am grateful that I was able to attend the retreat despite the difficulties encountered being the pilot run of the program. I learned a lot and made discoveries on what needs to be improved the next time. - Mayren F. Cogtas ï   The 33DMG inspired me to...

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Tables of Hope Reunion

Tables of Hope Reunion

When the 51st International Eucharistic Congress was held in Cebu City on January 24 – 31, 2016, one of the Congress’ highlights was the Children’s Mass during which more than 4,000 children from all over the Philippines received the Sacrament of Holy Communion for...

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Our Programs

1.  Advocacy & Risk-Taking (ART) – a multi-sectoral engagement in actual good governance issues and advocacy work by synergizing with other like-minded individuals, organizations, and institutions, e.g. Ugnayan ng Barangay at mga Simbahan (UBAS) – the coming together of servant leaders from the grassroots level for good governance and effective delivery of basic services.

2. Circles of Discernment for Empowerment (CiDE) – a promotion of a culture of communal discernment in barangay communities towards nation-building. It envisions a discerning, God-fearing electorate, helping emerge God-fearing candidates, and accompanying them in their journey through elections and terms of office.

3. Youth Empowerment and Restoration Program (YERP) – a holistic formation and training program for the youth, including scholarship for marginalized out-of- school youth, by challenging them to live and lead by the basics of prayer, fitness and good citizenship to transform them into good Christians, citizens, and leaders.

4. Benedict Institute for Pastoral Accompaniment (BIPA) – the capacity-building, skills- development, and research component for the different programs.

President's Corner

marlinda-tanStoker of the flame

And so we continue to stoke the flame, no matter how difficult it is to be persistent in the openness to God’s call whenever and however it may be. Because fire is a duality that destroys what is unnecessary and evil, even as it purifies what is good and valuable. Read More

Contact Us

2/F IEC Pavilion, Pope John
Paul II Avenue, Mabolo
6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Contact Numbers:
Cellphone +63 917 3248388
Telephone +63 32 2626145

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