I decided to join in Greenbelt Chapel’s “Young Professional Ministry” after I saw the invitation in Greenbelt Chapel’s Facebook page.
Greenbelt Chapel’s Young Professionals Ministry aims to evangelize young professionals through meaningful and sustained activities such as formation talks and catechism, community and outreach events, and other advocacies that will address the spiritual needs and challenges confronting our young professionals today.
What got my attention is the outreach events activity, though I am also curious and interested in whatever activities this new group will have.
Last 23 April 2015, we had our orientation after the evening mass in Greenbelt Chapel. I had totally no idea what we will do that night.
Fr. Marthy asked us, “Why are you here?” Maybe he is right. Each one of us was there that night because we are all looking for something… we are all looking for someone… We are not saying that we came there because we are all holy people. But rather, we all came because we are searching for the Lord in our lives.
Our first activity was a group sharing. We were divided into several groups and I was included under the group of Brother Jorge. We introduced ourselves to our group mates and we were asked to pick a piece of paper which has quotes/lines from Pope Francis’ homilies during his visit here in the Philippines last January and share whatever comes out from our mind. I picked:
If you don’t learn how to cry, you cannot be a good Christian.
I shared how I felt during Pope Francis’ homily in Tacloban, Leyte, which I don’t know why I really got teary eyed back then. Maybe it’s God’s way of calling us to help and serve others.
I am amazed stories of my other group mates who didn’t register to become a member. Some of them just passed by the chapel, and surprisingly, they were that night sharing their stories to their group mates.
I am looking forward to the group’s future activities with the guidance of Fr. Marthy and Fr. Jun.
Photos Credits: Greenbelt Chapel – Young Professionals Ministry Facebook Page