Activities Throughout the Year 2018

2018 Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons
December 03, 2017 – November 25, 2018


 December 03, 2017 

First Sunday of Advent
Start of the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons

  • Pastoral Letter to be read during the Sunday Masses (parish level)
  • Prayer for the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons before the Final Blessing during the Community Masses in parishes through-out the year
  • Special Intention for the Year to be inserted in the Prayers of the Faithful especially during Sunday Masses
  • Catechetical Information about the Year in all printed Liturgical Guides such as Missalettes nationwide
  • Possible Media Launching Activity
  • Start prominent display and use (printing/uploading) of Logo
  • Start teaching/singing/broadcasting/uploading of Theme Song

December 04-07, 2017

Training Workshop for Vicars for Clergy and Members of Diocesan-Level Commission on Clergy  (Level II of the Vicars for Clergy Gathering meant to empower them and professionalize their roles in the Diocese for the good of the Clergy) :  First Stop – Western Visayas, Ecclesiastical Provinces of Jaro and Capiz

December 16-24, 2017

Simbang Gabi 2017

  • Themes and suggested Homilies including the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons, Seminary Formation & Vocations

Visit of Pilgrim Relic (Relic of the Saint’s Heart?) of Padre Pio to all the 16 Archdioceses of the Philippines throughout the Year 2018 :  (still to be scheduled and arranged with individual archdioceses) the year 2018 is the 100th Year of the Stigmata of Padre Pio and the 50th Year since his death in 1968.  Padre Pio is a model of parish priests when he was Parish Priest of San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy and he is also a consecrated person, a Franciscan Capuchin.  So Padre Pio or more accurately St Pio of Pietrelcina would be a good role model for the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.


January 15 – February 16, 2018

Course on Human Sexuality & Celibacy

January 22-26, 2018

National Conference on the New Ratio Fundamentalis and National Consultation on the Ratio Nationalis on Seminary Formation

  • Venue:   IEC3 Convention Center in Cebu
    Pope John Paul II Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu


February 02, 2018

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord / World Day of Consecrated Life

  • Diocesan-level celebrations and activities to be organized with the communities of the Religious and other Consecrated persons within the diocese

February 05 — 11, 2018 

World Retreat for Priests

  • Shrine of St. John Baptiste Marie Vianney at Ars, in France on the occasion of the 200th Anniversary of the arrival of Saint John Mary Vianney to the Parish of Ars.
  • Those who are interested kindly visit for more information and arrangement.

February 19 – 23, 2018

Training Workshop for Vicars for Clergy and Members of Diocesan Commission on Clergy :  Second Stop – Ecclesiastical Province of Zamboanga

February 19 – 23, 2018

Assessment Week 1

MARCH 2018 

March 5 – 23, 2018

Return Workshops 1

March 5 – 16, 2018

Best Wine Served Last: A 2 – Week Retreat-Seminar for Senior Clergy (Ages 65 and above)

APRIL 2018

April 02 – 6, 2018

Priests in Transition: Making Sense of Life’s Changes

  • Our Lady’s Hill Center for Spirituality and Retreat House
    Brgy. Dulao, Bago City, 6100 Negros Occ.
    Tel. (63) (034) 703-8834
    Telefax: (63) (034) 710-0002
    Or contact: Ms. Cynthia C. Baga, MS
    G.A.M.O.T. Resources, Inc.
    Mobile: (63) (917) 241-2114
    (63) (917) 620-9044

April 09 — 13, 2018 

National Gathering of the Vicars for Clergy of the Philippines and Members of the Diocesan-Level Commission on Clergy

 April 09-13, 2018

National Convention for Vocations Directors

  • Theme: “Youth & Vocation Discernment”

Venue:  Ozamiz City

April 21-22, 2018 

Good Shepherd Sunday, Fourth Sunday in Easter. 

  • Vocation Jamboree with Overnight Vigil

Venue: To be held in the respective Arch/Dioceses (Regional or Diocesan)

April 23 – July 20, 2018  

Assisted Intensive Renewal (AIR-1) for Priests

MAY 2018 

May 08 – 10, 2018 :  Reunion of Previous Batches of Assisted Intensive Renewal (AIR) for Seminary Formators  at the Assumption Sabbath Place, Baguio City

May 10 – 17, 2018 :  Orientation for New and Incoming Seminary Formators also in Baguio City

JUNE 2018 

June 08, 2018

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus / Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.

  • Parish or Diocesan level celebrations, Holy Hour, Prayer Vigils by the lay faithful, all towards the specific intention of the Sanctification of Priests.

June 18 – July 20, 2018

Celebrating Midlife Promises: A 5 – Week Retreat-Seminar for Priests in their Midlife Years (Ages 35 – 65).

  • The Holy Family Retreat House
    Nivel Hills, Cebu City, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
    Tel. (63) (032) 232 6564
    Or contact: Ms. Cynthia C. Baga, MS
    G.A.M.O.T. Resources, Inc.
    Mobile: (63) (917) 241-2114
    (63) (917) 620-9044

JULY 2018 

July 2018         

Annual Retreat of the CBCP during the month of July 

  • Joint Retreat with Major Superiors of Men and Women Religious 

July 20-22, 2018 

Philippine Conference on the New Evangelization (PCNE 5)

  • University of Santo Tomas, España Street, Manila

July 30 – August 3, 2018

Assessment Week 2


August 05, 2018 

St. John Baptiste Marie Vianney Sunday 

  • In Churches, “Special collection on all Sunday Masses and the evening before is to be made” in all parishes “for the on-going formation of the clergy” (cf. Ordo 2017).

August 6 -24, 2018

Return Workshops 2


September 01 – 30, 2018 (Tentative Dates)

‘Sabbatical sa Vatican’

  • Pontificio Collegio Filipino
    Via Aurelia 490 – 00165 Rome – Italy
    For more information please contact:
    Fr. Gregory Ramon D. GASTON
    +39-388-756-4552 (with Viber)
    Or visit

September 10 – December 07, 2018  

Assisted Intensive Renewal (AIR-2) for Priests



November 25, 2018

Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe

  • Closing of the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons.