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SKK-ICP NAGA celebrates 13th Anniversary

By Dr. Ma. Asuncion Prieto-Quimlat


The Immaculate Conception Parish in Naga City (ICP Naga) had a 2-day celebration on May 26 and 27 for the Parish SKK (Saradit na Kristyanong Komunidad) 13th Anniversary. The recently celebrated feat opened with a eucharistic celebration presided over by Parish Priest Fr. Marcel Emmanuel DP. Real on Holy Trinity Sunday. In his homily, Real exhorted to express one’s love to God and others. Participating in Laudato Si Week Since the 2-day celebration also fell on the recently held Laudato Si Week on May 20 to 26, community members of the SKK participated in a Clean Up Drive held in their respective communities and Community Chapels on the first day of the celebration.


A Journey with the Holy Spirit On the second day, 85 community members gathered at the Legaspi Hall of the Basilica Minore de Penafrancia for the General Assembly. Highlights of the said Assembly include the Echo of the May 11 Archdiocesan SKK Day presented by Core Group Member Evangeline de Guzman and the Small and Big Group Sharing that followed. During the sharing, community members identified the following as fruits of establishing SKKs in a Parish: spiritual growth through the series of Prayer Meetings and unity within the community. Community members also testified that it is with the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit that they remain steadfast in their mission of evangelization. Also in attendance during the Assembly was Engr. Melinda Cu, PPC Chair.


The Future of SKK ICP Naga Moving forward, community leaders recommended the following to help them in their pastoral work: routine meetings, regular home visitation, constant spiritual formation, Leadership Training, and partnership with the following: Parish Catechetical Ministry, Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Seminarians and a transformative Social Action Program.


In 2011, then Parish Priest Fr. Mario Arnulfo Gaite spearheaded the establishment of the Parish SKKs. In line with this, the Parish Pastoral Council was also re-organized to include an SKK Coordinator.


Currently, the Parish SKK Core Group is composed of the following: Dr. Ma. Asuncion Prieto-Quimlat (Coordinator); Jose Jesus de Guzman (Vice Coordinator); Vilma Braga (Secretary); Ma. Atanacia Lanada (Treasurer); Olive Dadua and Rosario Ledesma (Core Group Members for Devotions); Evangeline de Guzman and Carlo Ledesma (Core Group Members for Faith Instructions); Shirley Obias and Mellard Japson (Core Group Members for Services) and Merly Benosa (Cluster Head Coordinator).

SKK-ICP Naga on May 26, with Parish Priest Fr. Marcel Real, after the Mass that opened the two-day 13th anniversary celebration. (Photo by Rubilyn Lopez)

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