Wednesday, October 03, 2012

CatchFire 2012

Are you happy?   sad?   afraid?   lost?   in search of something?   wanting change?

Then come and join CatchFire Rally 2012.
No matter what state you're in, here's a big energy boost and an Experience for you & me.
Be energized, be inspired.... in a gathering of families, friends and peers.

CatchFire 2012
November 25, 2012 (Sunday)
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
PhilSports Arena (ULTRA)

Last year's first-ever CatchFire Rally pooled in and inspired more than 8,000 persons.
More will come this year.



A piece of 2011 history:

Last November 20, 2011, Christ the King Sunday, more than 8,000 people trooped to the Philsports Arena (ULTRA) for the first-ever CATCHFIRE, an inspirational rally, which was spearheaded by the Pathways Ministries of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community (LNP).

With the theme,“One King. One People. One Mission.”, CATCHFIRE served as a major gathering in recent years of various religious groups, which included, aside from LNP, other trans-parochial communities like Couples for Christ (CFC), Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP), FAMILIA, Tahanan ng Panginoon, and singles/youth communities like Christ’s Youth in Action (CYA), Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon and Singles for Christ (SFC), among many others.

CATCHFIRE kicked-off with a grand motorcade that started from three (3) different points in Metro Manila – the Ligaya Center in Taguig City, the Servants of the Word House in Quezon City, and the East Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI) in Ateneo campus, Quezon City.

CATCHFIRE opened with a Eucharistic Celebration presided by Fr. Herb Schneider, S.J., who is the spiritual director of various Catholic renewal communities, Fr. Dave Concepcion of the Holy Apostles Senior Seminary, and Fr. Gio Santos of the Salesian Order.

According to Fr. Dave Concepcion, “With CATCHFIRE, we hope to rally our people to catch the fire, hold on to it, and pass it on to others!”

The Mass was followed by an exciting afternoon of loud cheers, songs and dances in honor of Christ the King, life-giving personal sharings from chosen members of certain communities, and an inspirational talk entitled, “FIRE for the World!” from CATCHFIRE spokesperson and lay-preacher, Bro. Bobby Quitain. His talk rallied the people to proclaiming and spreading the Good News of salvation in and through Jesus Christ in their own personal mission fields.

At the end of CATCHFIRE, the rallyists prayed for the renewal of one another, for guidance and protection of the leaders of participating religious groups, for inspiration and courage of specific government officials who are members of the communities present, and hope for the entire country. Present during the event were DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson, PCSO Chairperson Margarita Juico, and her husband, former PSC Chairman and DAR Secretary Philip Juico.

With more than 8,000 people in attendance, CATCHFIRE hopes to have renewed and enlivened the faith of Filipinos living in Metro Manila. In the future, it hopes to spread the “fire” across the entire nation.   (via)

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