The ICST community
went to Pampanga last February 1-3, 2013 for the annual KAPATIRAN celebration.
This year the Mother of Good Counsel Seminary hosted the event. It was
formally opened through the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, which was
presided by Archbishop Paciano Aniceto. Bishop Ambo David was also present
and gave the homily during the Eucharistic celebration.
seminaries all-over the Philippines had a great time through the different
activities prepared by the host seminary just like the talks, workshops
and games. The celebration culminated with the passing of the KAPATIRAN
symbol to the next host. The ICST community accepted the challenge of hosting
the next KAPATIRAN 2014.
Black Sand Mining
and priests of the ICST joined the prayer rally last February 9, 2013.
It was regarding the black sand mining. The Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia
organized it. Recently, there had been black sand mining activities being
done in the costal areas of Ilocos Sur. The Archdiocese lead by Archbishop
Ernesto Salgado then tried to voice out their sentiment against such an
activity. The prayer rally was held at the plaza Burgos, Vigan City and
was participated by the different parishes, schools of the Archdiocese
of Nueva Segovia and also some religious sect.