Taking off from their parishes and mission assignments, the priests of the archdiocese will be on a weeklong retreat at St Paul Renewal Center, Alfonso Cavite from Nov 11-15, 2019.
As a consequence of this, there will be less liturgical activities in the 92 parishes of Caceres. But knowing that the activity will bring greater fruits to our priests in their ministry, each one is enjoined to pray for the success of the annual clergy retreat.
Retired Novaliches Bishop Teodoro Bacani will be the speaker of the entire spiritual journey of the clergy.
Canon Law says that every priest is obligated to participate in spiritual retreats in order to feed his spiritual life on a regular basis.
Canon Law # 276 §2. 4/ “They are equally bound to make time for spiritual retreats according to the prescripts of particular law.”
As a general rule, a priest takes one month a year, during which time he is replaced by another priest. Therefore, this does not leave the parish without pastoral care. As for retreats, these are usually of a few days on a quarterly basis.
It will indeed be a week of prayer, reflection, sharing and renewal among the shepherds of Christ in the archdiocese. (Cccom)