The 17th National Convention of the CLSP was held on 20-23 April 2009, CAP Convention Center, Vigan City.
Theme: “The Filipino Migrant Worker”: A Canonico-Pastoral Challenge to the Philippine Church.
Lecture 1. “An Overview of the Pastoral Needs of the Filipino Migrant Workers and their Families”. Dr. Maruja Asis, Director for Research and Publications, Scalabrini Migration Center (Manila).
Lecture 2. “The Downside of Migration: Some Canonical Problems posed by Filipino Migrant Workers”. Msgr. Gamaliel Tulabing, JCD, Judicial Vicar of Dumaguete.
Lecture 3. “Shepherding an Itinerant Flock”. A Survey of Current Organizational and Jurisdictional Structure for Migrants. Fr. Jaime B. Achacoso, JCD. Prelature of Opus Dei, Secretary of CLSP.
Workshop. Towards an Ecclesiastical Circumscription for Filipino Migrant workers and their Families.
1st step. A society of apostolic life to care for migrants.
2nd step. An association of faithful composed of migrants and their families.
3rd step. A Personal Ecclesiastical Circumscription to be proposed to the CBCP.
Participants – 93. Bishops-4: Medroso, Jose, Salgado and Cantillas, SDB. (Reported by Fr. Rey Mission)
Source: Communication from the Bishop (No. 529. 27 April 2009)