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1 ICC BALAYAN, BATANGAS January 15, 2012
WELCOME very rev. fr. Angelo t. madelo ocd provincial superior discalced carmelite order philippine-vietnam Circumscription ICC BALAYAN, BATANGAS January 15, 2012

2 WELCOME celia timbol ocds phil. President
ICC BALAYAN, BATANGAS January 15, 2012

3 WELCOME tHelma antonio ocds councilor south luzon a
ICC BALAYAN, BATANGAS January 15, 2012

4 OUR LADY, MARY MEDIATRIX of all GRACE Community - Balayan
January 15, 2012

5 HISTORY The Balayan Community started in the 70s as a group of frequent churchgoers, mostly women. They were called “tertiaries’ or members of the Third Order of Carmel. The group joined the Lipa Community for meetings and retreats with a diocesan priest as retreat master. The head of the group was called a prioress.

6 HISTORY The members went to Mass and prayed the Liturgy of the Hours together in the church. The Rule of Life served as guide in spiritual growth. When the term of Eddie Custodio as Prioress of Lipa Chapter, ended sometime in the 90s, Fr. Bernard Ybiernas OCD, then Provincial Superior, requested her to form a foundation in Balayan that gave birth to a chapter independent of Lipa.

7 HISTORY The Balayan Community was formally established on January 25, 1995 with fifty members including aspirants, and with Fr. Dan Fauste OCD as the Spiritual Assistant. He gave talks on the lives of the Carmelite saints and discussed the Rule of Life at monthly meetings of the Community held every last Sunday at the Immaculate Conception College. He introduced the study of the books Welcome to Carmel and Springs of Carmel.

8 HISTORY The year 1997 was historic to the community. The first Council was elected; the formal formation classes started in June with a syllabus provided by Fr. Dan; levels of formation were set up and the Community was introduced to the doctrines of Sts. Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Therese of the Child Jesus. Fr. Arnold ‘Arnie’ Boehme OCD took over in July 1999 as the Community’s spiritual assistant.

9 HISTORY On December 14, 2000, feast of St. John of the Cross, the Community had a great celebration; the first ceremonial under the Formation Program given by Fr. Dan and the groundbreaking for the prayer house were held, with Fr. Arnie officiating.

10 HISTORY After Fr. Arnie’s three year term ended, the Community continued to do well for two years without a spiritual assistant. Community meetings and formation classes continued. Formators attended the lecture series initiated by then Provincial Delegate Fr. Cornelio Jaranilla OCD conducted in the different regions.

11 HISTORY The construction of the prayer house was sustained
Delegates were sent to participate in the creation of OCDS Philippines. Fr. Andre Querijero OCD served as Spiritual Assistant to the Community for more than a year. He gave talks on the ways of evaluating the inner self, gave a deepened understanding of the Interior Castle and the practice of silence and meditation.

12 HISTORY Before he left for his foreign mission in 2005, Fr. Andre celebrated with the community it’s 10th year of foundation. In the same year, the third set of Council officers were elected, this time with more defined areas of responsibilities for the Councilors. Moreover, with many of the old members passing away, an awareness of the need to do vocation campaign for new members was stirred.

13 HISTORY The year 2006 saw the holding of regional cluster meetings in full swing. This was held every three months with the Balayan Community hosting the first meeting followed by Lipa and Calamba, last. The Community adopted the new Formation Program of OCDS - Philippines after the East Asia Congress November 21-27, 2007.

14 HISTORY It had a positive impact on the development of a better attitude toward formation among the members. It gave them a clearer, more enlightened understanding of the Secular Carmelite Identity and has increased their appreciation of the doctrines of Carmelite Spirituality.

15 PROFILE Balayan OCDS Community – 2012 President - Asuncion M. Lucas Director of Formation - Josefina Mendoza 1st Councilor - Gonnie Perez 2nd Councilor - Josefina Mendoza 3rd Councilor - Luth Copon Treasurer - Morriel Ysrael Assistant Treasurer - Beth Bautista Secretary - Ellsie Alla Assistant Secretary - Cely de Jesus

16 REPORT OF DIRECTOR OF FORMATION
FORMATION PROGRAM In our stages of formation, we have a formator for every stage even if there are no formandees, like in our Aspirant as of now we have none, but since it’s the beginning of the year, we are looking for those interested to join our OCDS group. Invitations are being made by members who knows one to be able to go on wIth our programs.

17 REPORT OF DIRECTOR OF FORMATION
For the Novices I and II, we have Sis. Gonnie Perez for Novice I and Sis. Siony Lucas for Novice II. For Temporary Promise I – Sis. Sinay Mendoza and Temporary Promise II – Sis. Siony Lucas.

18 REPORT OF DIRECTOR OF FORMATION
Our formandees decrease especially in temporary I and II as some have to stop attending the meeting due to sickness in the family who needs her care. Also one reason is the aging of these members which hinders them, although they wanted to attend the meetings. And sad to say, some of our members died already, and these members are the active ones.

19 REPORT OF DIRECTOR OF FORMATION
As of now, as formator for T.P. I there are sometimes from 4 to 6 members who attends the meetings. Those members who have been with the order for quite a time, due to age, prays most of the time in their own houses, and sometimes die. Some reasons cannot read or recite their divine office daily they just prayed the Rosary instead.

20 REPORT OF DIRECTOR OF FORMATION
Our topic for our formation T.P. I is the Interior Castle. As 2nd Councilor I am in-charge of the apostolate. The apostolate of the community is “accompanying the dying with prayers until they die”. As individuals, we bring the sacraments to the sick and the dying.

21 PROFILE 44 MEMBERS ACTIVE – 22 INACTIVE - 22 LEVELS OF FORMATION NOVICE I - 8 NOVICE II - 2 TEMP. PROMISE I - 3 TEMP. PROMISE II - 3 DEFINITIVE - 6

22 REPORT - FIRST COUNCILOR
FIRST COUNCILOR SPIRITUALITY – To Introduce, Understand and Appreciate Teresian Spirituality VOCATION – To be aware of the Existence of OCDS in our locality

23 REPORT - FIRST COUNCILOR
We have reading materials, all books to deepen over Teresian Carmelite vocation. We have retreats, monthly meetings and special gatherings.

24 REPORT - FIRST COUNCILOR
VOCATION - Presence of OCDS as much as possible always in the Church so that the people of Balayan will recognize that we are a community of prayerful people.

25 OCDS YEARLY ACTIVITIES
MAR 19 – Feast of St. Joseph (Hear Mass) Holy Week – Vigil Huwebes Santo – 5PM May 1-31 – Alay ng Bulaklak sa Mahal na Birhen – 4PM July 7-15 – Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – 4PM July 16 – Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Mass in the morning(Wear mantle) July – Tridium to Our Lady Mary Mediatrix of all Grace

26 OCDS YEARLY ACTIVITIES
July 23 – Feast of Holy Mediatrix – Mass AM Sept 8 – Birthday of Mama Mary – Mass in AM Flower offering Sept – Novena to St. Therese of the Child Jesus – 4PM Oct 1 – Feast Day of St. Therese – Mass AM (wear Mantle) Oct Tridium to St. Teresa of Jesus (3 days) after 6:30AM mass

27 OCDS YEARLY ACTIVITIES
Oct 15 – Feast Day of St. Teresa of Jesus Mass AM (Wear Mantle) Yearly Retreat Dec 8 - Feast of Immaculate Conception (Hear Mass) Dec Tridium to St. John of the Cross (3days) After 6:30AM Mass Dec 14 - Feast day of St. John of the Cross Mass AM

28 OCDS YEARLY ACTIVITIES
OTHERS OCDS Schedule for PEA – Every Saturday of the Week After 6:30 AM Mass (Brown Uniform) Meeting and Formation Classes – Every last Sunday of the Month (8:30AM – 12:00AM)

29 SALVE REGINA (HYMN TO MARY)
Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae, vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve. ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae, ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte; et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exsilium ostende. O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

30 SALVE REGINA (HYMN TO MARY)
Ora pro nobis sancta Dei Genetrix. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. Oremus. Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui gloriosae Virginis Matris Mariae corpus et animam, ut dignum Filii tui habitaculum effici mereretur, Spiritu Sancto cooperante praeparasti: da, ut cuius commemoratione laetamur; eius pia intercessione, ab instantibus malis, et a morte perpetua liberemur. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

31 SALVE REGINA (HYMN TO MARY)
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. V. Pray for us O holy Mother of God, R. that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: Almighty, everlasting God, who by the co-operation of the Holy Spirit didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin-Mother Mary to become a dwelling-place meet for thy Son: grant that as we rejoice in her commemoration; so by her fervent intercession we may be delivered from present evils and from everlasting death. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


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