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OCT - DEC 2015 Volume#4
OCT - DEC 2015
Volume#4

BCBP CONSOLACION CHAPTER

Feeding at Tolotolo Grade School by Charm Macasero

The Unit C of BCBP Consolacion Chapter heeded to the call to

reach out communities to bring joy and share God’s multitude of blessings. Unit C has developed a Feeding Sup- plement Pro- gram in part- nership with Tolotolo Ele- mentary School where its grade school students of around 500

are the recipi-

ents. The pro- gram runs from October 2015 until January 2016 where students will get to enjoy hot snacks like “lugaw” every Friday. The feeding supplement will be sustained with a monthly sack of rice and P2,500 cash for the lugaw ingredients.

The Unit C members headed by Macasero couple along with the action group leaders were able to raise sufficient amount to main- tain the program and is supported by the Chapter by matching the amount that was raised. Special thanks to the school principal Mr. Alfredo Garces and teachers for supporting the program.

Alfredo Garces and teachers for supporting the program.  Unit C with the students of Tolo-Tolo

Unit C with the students of Tolo-Tolo Elementary School

What’s inside?

Oct - Dec’15 activities

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Breakfast Sharers

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Reflection

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Q1 Calendar

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Intercessory sched.

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7 Q1 Calendar 8 Intercessory sched. 8 SAVE THE DATE! BCBP CONSOLACION VALENTINES PARTY 02.13.16
SAVE THE DATE! BCBP CONSOLACION VALENTINES PARTY 02.13.16 BIG HOTEL
SAVE THE DATE!
BCBP CONSOLACION VALENTINES PARTY
02.13.16 BIG HOTEL

IN THE KNOW

The last quarter of the year culminated with three major events that took place, 11 th year Anniversary of Consolacion Chapter, Installation of the New Governance Team and Christmas Celebration with the Family. Many week- ends leading to the new governance installation day was spent on meetings, planning and envisioning what the next three years achievable goals should be. Current governance team provided a lot of help in planning, proposing

enhancements and pledges to continue their service to the community in every possible way. Units C & D were able to share their blessings through their respective outreach initiatives. The last men’s breakfast for the year with Kuya Butch as life sharer was attended by some 18 PNP officers invited by Kuya Orly Secretario. In spite of the hustle and bustle of the season, the community managed to celebrate Christmas modestly but fun filled event with the family.

Christmas modestly but fun filled event with the family. Jules and Melody Foronda The chapter’s number

Jules and Melody Foronda

The chapter’s number of members may not have increased exponentially year over year but I have seen how the community has grown graciously and deeper in faith through the meaningful teach- ings, spiritual and transformational programs of the chapter. We just couldn’t imagine a grace filled year and life without the community and the prayers that help us see through the many challenges. As we face the New Year, may we continue to seek Jesus Christ in the midst of the daily grind, remain humble in every triumph and generous in all success. To God be the glory!

BCBP Consolacion’s 11 th Anniversary and Commitment Rites

More than 100 members of BCBP Consolacion joined the celebration of the Chapter’s 11 th anni- versary at BIG Hotel, Mandaue on Nov 21, 2015. The celebration was made even more meaningful as the new graduates of CLP # 11 as well as batch 9 and 10 declared their commitment to the cove- nant of BCBP and become official members of the community.

The program started with the traditional Satur- day Breakfast Meeting and the sharers were none other than our very own Program and Ser- vices Director (PSD) Kuya Axel and Ate Fely Tu- mulak. It was such a pleasant surprise for most of the members since the name of the shar- ers were withheld until the event.

They shared their life

ers were withheld until the event. They shared their life Axel and Fely Tumulak story and

Axel and Fely Tumulak

story and proclaimed their victories from trials and challenges. The key message was; if it were- n’t for the grace of our loving God, they could not have overcome their problems and enjoy a peaceful life they have now. Their story was very inspiring and truly touching.

A Eucharistic mass followed at 10am presided by Rev. Fr. Clyde Salitrero. Before the mass ended, our chapter head Kuya Marvin and Ate Juda Soco led all CLP 11 graduates as they read and commit themselves wholeheartedly to the BCBP covenant.

read and commit themselves wholeheartedly to the BCBP covenant.  BCBP Consolacion members at the 11th

BCBP Consolacion members at the 11th anniversary
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Installation “Trailblazing through the Glory of God” by Melody Foronda

YES!!! The word uttered strongly by kuya Butch. What a resounding and passionate acceptance of the challenge to lead the community in the next three years. It was an exciting event for the Consolacion Chapter members to witness and cele- brate the installa- tion of the new governance team held at Big Hotel

last November 29,

2015. This momen- tous occasion was warmly graced by the National and Regional officers headed by Bros Calleja, Jiminez, Villanueva and Sim and guests from other chapters.

continue to be faithful” is what I remember the most. As tatang Roy formally install kuya Butch and ate Luz as new Chapter Head we can’t stop acclaiming the same word of “Yes” as he accepts the responsibilities willingly and joy- fully. It will not be complete with- out the message from the incum- bent chapter head kuya Marvin and ate Juda who propelled the community to where it is now. Kuya Butch along with ate Luz acknowledged that the leadership role will not give them a bed of roses but nails and thumbtacks

requiring a lot of kneeling to pray

in order to fully serve.

requiring a lot of kneeling to pray in order to fully serve. Installation of Kuya Butch

Installation of Kuya Butch and Ate Luz

order to fully serve. Installation of Kuya Butch and Ate Luz CLP 11 dance number Fr.

CLP 11 dance number

Fr. Clyde Salitrero, OCARM presided the holy mass and conveyed in his homily the message of “prayer and humility” above all and as founda- tion of values as we continue to serve in the com- munity. The installation program was hosted by

in the com- munity. The installation program was hosted by New Governance team special presentation our

New Governance team special presentation

our lovely couple Wilbert and Girlie Ang. The “tatangs” of BCBP imparted meaningful and in- spiring messages for the new governance team. Bro Roy’s message of “Fall in love and stay in love with Jesus Christ in order to serve and

A sumptuous lunch buffet was served to fill eve-

ryone up. The four units of the chapter and the

CLP11 graduates gave their own presentations and the celebration was brighten up with spe- cial dance number from the new governance team. Every performance left the crowd with laughter and fun.

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom tells the story of a small

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom tells the story of a small town where citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife

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Always have fun in BCBP by Marvin Soco

It was 3 years ago when I accepted the challenge to lead a very dynamic and young chapter. I was blessed to have leaders and members who are willing to sacrifice for the sake of making the chapter of what it is today. At the onset of my administration as your Chapter Head, we instituted radical changes which is new to some of the members but it re- sulted into something good and beneficial for the Chapter. I’m very happy that our efforts are already being recognized by our Region and National office.

already being recognized by our Region and National office. Kuya Marvin Soco: Chapter Head 2013-2015 All

Kuya Marvin Soco: Chapter Head 2013-2015

All of these things were not possible without the help of my Governance Team, therefore, allow me to give honor to these extraordinary people.

Mission Director Lando and Exal Grape ; PSD Axel and Fely Tumulak; Formation Director Bodjie and Elen Velasco; Unit Leaders: Robert and Malou Lim, Richard and

Miriam Loren, Gad and Carmen Macasero, Butch and Luz Gomez; Treasurer: Magno and Jade Garcia; Secretary Rasmil and Miche Rallos; Breakfast Head Ruel and Marissa Macaraig; Music Ministry Benson Tompong; Intercessory Head Ben and Erma Sangco; Publication Ministry HeadMark and Rica Opo.

To our incoming chapter head, Bro Butch and Sis Luz Gomez, thank you for accepting the challenge to lead our chapter for the next 3 years. I believe with your leadership, the chapter will reach greater heights with the help of our new and strong governance team. Again, let me share with you my secret in my service and that is, “Always have fun in BCBP”

To our new leaders, good luck and more power in your service!

To God alone be the glory!

more power in your service! To God alone be the glory!  Gasa Sa Gugma by

Gasa Sa Gugma by Wilbert and Girlie Ang

It was Unit D’s turn to extend blessings to our less privileged brothers and sisters. The chosen institu- tion was Gasa Sa Gugma in Cabantan St., Mabolo, Cebu. It’s a home for the dying destitute old folks where most of them are abandoned by their families and some have no remaining relatives and fam- ily members. Gasa sa Gugma is a non-profit organization that is run and managed by the Missionaries of Charity, Sisters of Mother Teresa. Their daily subsistence mainly relies on donations.

We represented Unit D together with ate Melody Foronda and ate Marie Esparcia and donated 130 packs of food for dinner last December 1, 2015. Picture taking was not allowed to protect their iden- tity and we respected that. We admire the volunteers who go out of their way to care for these peo- ple; they give their time unselfishly for a noble and charitable cause.

We felt very blessed to be part of this outreach. Had we stayed longer, we could have learned more from the lolas and lolos. There will always be a next time.

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20162018 Governance Team

2016 — 2018 Governance Team   CHAPTER HEAD BUTCH GOMEZ   LUZ GOMEZ MISSION DIRECTOR ROBERT
 

CHAPTER HEAD

BUTCH GOMEZ

 

LUZ GOMEZ

MISSION DIRECTOR

ROBERT LIM

CHAPTER TREASURER

ALLAN INCORPORADO

MALOU LIM

VANGIE INCORPORADO

FORMATION DIRECTOR

JULIUS FORONDA

UNIT LEADER A

AXEL TUMULAK

MELODY FORONDA

FELY TUMULAK

PROGRAM SERVICE DIRECTOR

RUEL MACARAIG

UNIT LEADER B

LANDO GRAPE

MARISSA MACARAIG

EXAL GRAPE

FAMILY MINISTRY DIRECTOR

WILLIAM ROILES

UNIT LEADER C

NORMAN ADVINCULA

ANN ROILES

TITA ADVINCULA

CHAPTER SECRETARY

JAM ECONAR

UNIT LEADER D

MARVIN SOCO

JEAN ECONAR

JUDA SOCO

UNIT LEADER D MARVIN SOCO JEAN ECONAR JUDA SOCO BCBP Christmas Party 2015 BCBP Consolacion once

BCBP Christmas Party 2015

BCBP Consolacion once again, standing true to its mantra of “It’s always fun in BCBP” , came up with a unique theme of KIDDIE PARTY.

in BCBP” , came up with a unique theme of KIDDIE PARTY. BCBP kids ready to

BCBP kids ready to exchange gifts

Kuya William and Ate Ann Roiles hosted the party last December 20, 2015 at the new

Consolacion Mu- nicipal Hall. They also facilitated fun games for all age groupthe young ones and the young at heart. Some of the games were apple-eating contest, bring me, marshmallow relay, gift wrapping contest, newspaper dance and there

was also an impromptu Christmas carol contest

participated by all units. Prizes were at stake for all the par- t i c i p a n t s

whether they win or not. Dinner was overflowing with differ- ent kinds of food since everyone was more than happy to share in potluck.

food since everyone was more than happy to share in potluck. Impromptu Christmas Carol The kids

Impromptu Christmas Carol

The kids had a blast as Ate Fely gave candies while waiting for their most awaited activity - the exchanging of gifts. The Music Ministry ren- dered a special song number and the night was capped with singing and dancing.

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Q4 2015 Breakfast Sharers

Markgil & Rica Marie Opo

BCBP helped me appreciate how great is our God. I am careful of my actions that I will not bring disgrace to the brotherhood and most espe- cially to the God I serve.

to the brotherhood and most espe- cially to the God I serve. Wenie Laplana I also
to the brotherhood and most espe- cially to the God I serve. Wenie Laplana I also

Wenie Laplana

I also surrendered my vices to Him. I felt God’s presence. He heard our prayers and answered them in His time.

Noel & Rowena Cabahug

Though we go through life with different trials and tribulations, our hearts, minds and souls know that we are safely cradled in God’s hands.

souls know that we are safely cradled in God’s hands . Audie Hobiena From a life
souls know that we are safely cradled in God’s hands . Audie Hobiena From a life

Audie Hobiena

From a life of hell, God claimed me back. This is the greatest miracle in my life. Now I have moved from poverty to prosperity.

Axel & Fely Tumulak

With the teachings of BCBP, we have learned to lift everything to Him, surrender the issues which we cannot handle anymore

to Him, surrender the issues which we cannot handle anymore Nelson & Baby Dauz With the

Nelson & Baby Dauz

With the storm that came into our life, it doesn’t mean I won’t cry again. But what I know is that our life, it doesn’t mean I won’t cry again. But what I know is that I would be much stronger now to face whatever storms God would allow. He is with me.

Carlos Vizcarra

Yes, I entrusted everything to my Lord who I met 15 years ago at my first BCBP breakfast, and dedicated the rest of my life in serving Him

breakfast, and dedicated the rest of my life in serving Him Butch Gomez I look back
breakfast, and dedicated the rest of my life in serving Him Butch Gomez I look back

Butch Gomez

I look back at my life and I saw a man who tried so hard to control the twist and turns in his life, but found happiness in living a life in surrender to his God

Q1 MAN OF THE MONTH January Magno Garcia April February Butch Gomez May March Wilbert
Q1 MAN OF THE MONTH
January
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April
February
Butch Gomez
May
March
Wilbert Ang
June

Q2 MAN OF THE MONTH

Ben Quiros Marvin Soco
Ben Quiros
Marvin Soco

Ben Tompong

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Personal Humility is True Humility by Nestor Gloria

Humility is tantamount to servanthood. It is a measure of a “successful life” as pointed out by the Gospel according to St. Matthew. We are admonished, “The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself with be exalted” (Mt 23:11-12).

Greatness is measured by “a successful life in- volving personal relationships, family experi- ences and spiritual involvement as well as our professional lives” (Sir John Templeton’s Golden Nuggets). “Great and respected people acknowl- edge that their greatness comes not from their personal self but from a higher power working through them. True humility knows that the personal self is a vehicle to a higher power”.

On the occasion of the installation of the new set of servant-leaders (2016-2018) of the BCBP Consolacion Chap- ter last November 29, 2015, humility is highlighted and emphasized in his homily. Rev. Fr. Clyde Salitrero, OCarm. who was once upon a time BCBP Consola- cion’s young mem- ber who took

charge of our chil- dren before entering the seminary. Now, we are fortunate to have him back to officiate and cele- brate with us the Holy Mass during the installa- tion and thanksgiving. Before the Mass, I briefly exchanged pleasantries with my cousins who are servant-leaders in one BCBP Chapter in Cebu who were among the invited guests. “Gi- bugha!!”, metaphorically as in being “axed tim- ber for firewood” in their leadership was a la- menting response. Providentially, they must have been relieved by the homily of Fr. Clyde who stressed the importance of virtue of

humility in our service to the Lord as “personal humility”. Application of the lessons learned in philosophy and sanctity are classified under “intellectual and spiritual humility”, respectively.

Fr. Clyde pointed-out, “servant-leadership is not

a bed of roses but nails and thumb- tacks requir-

servant-leaders are

broken to be shared”. This is a “key note” that is thought-provoking and worth living.

During the last teaching night for the year of the

(December

4, 2015), the governance laid down the platform or plan of action commonly termed “action plan” in the action group level, the basic unit of BCBP. The platform for the next three (3) years is coined to The 3 Ps to stand for Presence, Partici- pation and Personal Spiritual Growth. The indi- vidual servant-leader of each service group pre- sented their respective strategies encompassing or embracing The 3 Ps.

Every BCBP member committed to serve God in a personal way must be reminded that “the beginning of humility is triggered or ignited when we realize how little we know and how much there is to learn”. “True humility can lead us to a prayerful attitude and prayer can bring us in tune with the Infi- nite.” “When we are genuinely humble and grateful for God- given blessings, the door is open to a kind of Heaven on Earth, here

and now”.

Chapter after the first Friday Mass

ing a lot of kneeling to pray

after the first Friday Mass ing a lot of kneeling to pray Fr. Clyde with BCBP

Fr. Clyde with BCBP Consolacion

Truly inspiring and moving are the following lovely and analogical statements from the Golden Nuggets: “When we are permeated with

a lively faith and a sense of a sincere desire to

learn, messages of love and guidance flow to us and through us like a beautiful river that has found smooth passage through our life stream. To find contentment in the heart and a sense of fulfillment in the mind, it becomes important that we learn to praise and affirm life and the

goodness of living”.

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Q1 2016 CELEBRATIONS AND ACTIVITIES January February March BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY 4 Ed Alilin 1
Q1 2016 CELEBRATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
January
February
March
BIRTHDAY
BIRTHDAY
BIRTHDAY
4
Ed Alilin
1
Vida Fernandez
1
Jun Esparcia
10
Jomar Hubahib
3
Gad Macasero
4
Onie Viñalon
17
Ed Lanticse
4
Magno Garcia
5
Maning Conejos
18
Lim Pepito
5
Susan Manongas
5
Jaime Econar
19
Meriam Conejos
5
Haidee Chan
5
Arvin Ryan Manongas
19
Jan-jan Viñalon
6
Remy Lagunay
5
Vir Ragasajo
20
Rey Mayol
7
Irene Mae Gomez
6
Dodong Abenio
23
Olette Remulta
7
Pepito Ryan Manaloto
7
Cora Ongos
23
Aster Galola
11
Alereza Manongas
9
Sandra Calinawan
23
Ma. Dapne Cabili
12
Archie Alivio
12
William Roiles
29
Frances Ann Gaquit
16
Totong Cagalawan
12
Ghing-Ghing Hubahib
ANNIVERSARY
18
Ann Roiles
21
Lando Grape
3
Allan & Nanette Garrido
19
Joe Caminade
21
Rasmil Rallos
8
Jun and Marie Esparcia
24
Norbert Iran
24
Engelbert Iran
16
Ed & Helen Lanticse
31
Elen Velasco
17
Jan-jan & Onie Viñalon
ANNIVERSARY
18
Wilbert
& Girlie Ang
4
Millard & Paping Baroro
ANNIVERSARY
19
Maning & Vangie Manalili
12
Arnold & Gemma Salvaloza
25
Dado & Malou Besabella
20
Jomar
& Julie Manalili
19
Glenn & An-an Cabigas
31
Jay & Lucille Latonio
21
Ben & Colleen Polinar
22
Cipring & Mary Lauron
ACTIVITIES
ACTIVITIES
23
Aster & Cristina Galola
5
Teaching Night
4
Teaching Night
27
Lito & Lingling Barro
6
Joint Breakfast
5
Joint Breakfast
27
Neil & Angelie Maglasang
6
Emcee workshop
12
Men's Breakfast
ACTIVITIES
13
Men's Breakfast
12
Free to Follow the Lord
8
Thanksgiving mass
13
Valentines party
18
Gen. Assembly
9
Joint Breakfast
19
Gen. Assembly
19
Joint Breakfast
22
Gen. Assembly
20
Joint Breakfast
23
Men's Breakfast
27
Men's Breakfast
30
Men's Breakfast
30
Sharer Workshop

Q1 INTERCESSORY SCHEDULE

Date

Unit

Action Group

Date

Unit

Action Group

9-Jan

A

Mar & Fe Soco

20-Feb

D

Jun & Vida Fernandez

16-Jan

B

Rey & Susan Manongas

27-Feb

D

Wilbert and Girlie Ang

23-Jan

B

Rasmil & Mich Rallos

5-Mar

D

Mark & Rica Opo

30-Jan

B

Ben & Azon Quiros

12-Mar

A

Nestor & Judy Gloria

6-Feb

C

Arnold & Gemma Salvaloza

19-Mar

A

Mar & Fe Soco

13-Feb

C

Archie & Espie Alivio

26-Mar

B

Rey & Susan Manongas

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