to Seniors undergo Separate Seminars
not always done inside the classroom setting. Outside the formal education,
the seminarians of ICST undergo seminars and workshops.
5-6, 2013, the freshmen and sophomores together had a seminar on Journalism.
It was held at the TV room of ICST. The seminar is meant to boost their
writing skills and gain more knowledge on journalism and photography. Miss
Francisca Quitoriano, the consultant of the Know Magazine being published
by ICST, facilitated the said activity.
and workshop started on the eve of September 5, 2013 and was culminated
in the afternoon of the following day.
the juniors and seniors combined together to enhance their knowledge on
pastoral works through a seminar on Sacramental Records. This was facilitated
by Fr. Manuel G. Flores, a former formator of ICST and now the chancellor
of the diocese of Baguio. He still serves his alma matter as a guest professor.
has provided practical tips on parochial administration particularly on
managing and recording in the books of the sacraments. This was held at
the T2 classroom on September 6, 2013. It was a day-long session.
Liturgical Celebrations of ICST
07, 2013, ICST hosted an Academic-Pastoral Function with the theme “On
Liturgical Music and Liturgy of the Hours.” This is a bi-annual forum aimed
at enriching the seminarians’ knowledge gained from their class-based education.
The forum was graced by the resource speaker, Sr. Cecilia M. Payawal of
the congregation of the Pious Daughters of the Divine Master (PDDM). The
audience includes the theology seminarians of ICST and some choir coordinators
of selected parishes of the archdiocese of Nueva Segovia.
Fr. Arvin Soriano
warmly welcomed the participants. He highlighted the importance of updating
ourselves of the progress in liturgy and music in our Church. He noted
that one of the renewals of the Second Vatican Council is on Liturgical
Music. Sometimes, this is something that is at the margins of our celebrations.
The topic of the first semester’s academic-pastoral function is therefore
relevant and timely. Sem. Evedi Awidan, who spearheaded the organization
of this forum, cordially introduced and welcomed the resource speaker.
spent the two morning sessions on Liturgical Music. She discussed the second
part of the topic in the afternoon session. She introduced the whole session
by defining liturgy as a “celebration that makes present the paschal mystery
which leads us to communion and reconciliation with God.” After making
clear what liturgy is, she briefly distinguished different types of music
in the Church of which liturgical music is one. It is a music that “accompanies
the liturgical action being done and the liturgical text being said.” She
emphasized that liturgy is not a time to practice. Rather, it is a time
to celebrate. She added that our music in the church should lead us to
prayer and not to clap our hands because of their entertaining features.
In the afternoon
session, now focused on the Litrugy of the Hours, the speaker pointed out
that “we pray on designated hours for constancy,” that is, to be in constant
communion with God.
After the last
talk in the afternoon, an open forum is offered to welcome and respond
to questions that needed clarification. The awarding of certificates of
attendance to the participants, and the giving of the certificate of appreciation
and of token to the resource speaker culminated the day-long event. The
certificates were awarded by Fr. Lain Mayo, Rector, and by Fr. Raymundo
de Guzman, Procurator.