Two separate updating seminars on Sacramentals and Blessings were conducted recently: one for Lay Liturgists on May 19-20, 2009 at Christ the King Spiritual Center, Marbel, and another for Laycos on May 30 – June 1, 2009 at St. Francis Retreat House, Baluan, General Santos City. A total of 58 participants attended the two seminars: 34 Lay Liturgists from 20 parishes and 24 Laycos from 18 parishes.
These seminars are part of the updating program on various topics on the liturgy held every year. Last years’ topics were: The Fundamentals of Liturgy, Principles and Norms of Liturgy, Sacraments, Liturgical Time and Space, Eucharist. This year’s topics are: History and Development of Sacraments and Sacramentals, Nature and Kinds of Sacramentals, Nature and Kinds of Blessings, Ministers of Sacramentals and Blessings, Sacramentals and Blessings in Our Life. (Submitted by the Diocesan Liturgical Office)
Source: Communication from the Bishop (No. 538, 16 June 2009)