"The Joy of Sharing
God's blessing to the Young"
4th National Salesian Family Encounter


October 1-2, 2016. About two hundred various members of the Salesian Family of the two provinces of the Philippines, FIN and FIS got together for an encounter of mission, formation and fellowship in Cebu for the 4th National Salesian Family Encounter which is a biennial event.

There were forty (40) Salesian family member delegates from the FIN province that made their way to Don Bosco Retreat House in Lawaan, Talisay City, Cebu. All the delegates began the weekend with purposeful tours, visiting Don Bosco Training Center in Pasil with an expression of service. In the evening, the delegates prayed together with the seminarians and the formation community of Don Bosco-Lawaan. Dinner and cultural program followed with renditions of familiar songs, dances and laughter starting from the seminary community, followed by each delegation.

The following day, the delegates participated in the seminary’s Sunday mass service, with the presider, Rev. Fr. Bobby Roxas, SDB, in-Charge of the Salesian Family ministry of FIN.

To close the gatheringanother tour was organized to visit Cebu landmarks and religious places.