Alay Kapwa launches Lenten Campaign nationwide
The Lenten Evangelization-Action Program of the Philippine Catholic Church has launched its National Lenten Campaign simultaneously with the theme “Challenges And Responses of Stewardship in the Year of Faith.”
For the first time, Alay Kapwa will be launched in three Dioceses -one from each of the three regions in the country.
In a press statement, the changing of hosting from one Diocese to three Dioceses was agreed during the 36th National Social Action General Assembly (NASAGA) held last August 2012 in Zambales City and the decision was anticipated that the faithful will be more active to the evangelization of Alay Kapwa.
This year’s hosting Dioceses are: Diocese of Digos (from Mindanao region) which will launch the Lenten Campaign on February 15, 2013; Diocese of Catarman (from Visayas Region) which will launch on February 13-15, with a series of activities; while Diocese of Caceres (Naga, Luzon) will launch the campaign on February 20.
Meanwhile, the Lenten Campaign comes with a booklet of modules for facilitating reflection and social action (for the FORMATIONAL aspect of Alay Kapwa) and a Lenten Box for collection of sacrifices as expression of charity and solidarity (for the FINANCIAL aspect) from Parishes in all Dioceses, as well as Catholic schools and institutions in Metro Manila.
Alay Kapwa Program is the Lenten Evangelization-Action Program of the Philippine Catholic Church created by the Catholic bishops in 1975. As the Social Action Ministry of the CBCP, NASSA takes charge of the implementation as part of its commitment to transform a society enlivened by the Gospel values of justice and peace, and love of our brothers and sisters in Christ with preferential option for the poor and the oppressed. [SocialActionNews]