We are very excited to tell you that our 31st National Convention is coming nearer. It will be on April 30, 2012, Monday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Dr. Avelino P. Aventura Hall, Ground Floor, Medical Arts Building, Philippine Heart Center, East Ave., Diliman, Quezon City. We are cordially inviting you to come and be benefited from the presentations of our resource persons who will discuss on the topic: “WHY SOME PEOPLE HEAL AND OTHERS DON’T.” Our distinguished speakers are Dr. Maria Teresa Villasor, Clinical Psychologist and Dr. Flora Calleja, CPE Supervisor; both are members of CPECF. All former CPE participants as well as present students are invited too. It’s a time for reunion and rekindling friendships. We can stop for a while and be refreshed in our labor of ministering others.
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Death of Reverend Narciso C. Dumalagan
By Rev. Horst Ostermann
I received the news from my friend Rev. Esther Gelloagan that Rev. Narciso C. Dumalagan died at Philippine Heart Center in Manila on March 4, 2012. I wrote this little note in order to honor a great person, a great pastor and wonderful Filipino CPE Supervisor.
“He was a CPE Supervisor fully accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) in the United States. His American CPE Supervisor, who introduced him to CPE, was the Rev. Albert Dalton. He spoke of him often and with deeply felt gratitude.
Narciso not only founded the Pastoral Care Foundation in the Philippines (PCF) – now Clinical Pastoral Education and Care Foundation (CPECF) but he also founded together with his wife a nursery for small children: The Garden of Life and an Elementary School and a High School in a low income settlement in Manila.
I met Reverend Narciso C. Dumalagan when I came to the Philippines in 2001 in order to help UCCP to revive their CPE training program. He introduced me to the PCF and helped me to become a member of PCF. He taught me modesty and persistence.
When I asked him how he managed to cope with the many obstacles which he day by day had to overcome in trying to keep his CPE trainings, his nursery and his schools alive, his answer was: ‘I do not take more on my shoulders than I can bear and I enjoy life!’
A great person, a great follower of Jesus Christ and a great pastor left this world – called to return to his heavenly father and to those he loved and who had left this world before him.”
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The 31st Annual Convention will be held on April 30, 2012, Monday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. The venue is not yet definite. The theme for the event is “Why Some People Heal and Others Don’t.” All former CPE participants as well as prospective students are invited. It’s a time for reunion and rekindling friendships. You may renew your membership on that day. Wait for further announcement.
The Pastoral Care Foundation, Inc. (PCF), realizing a need for clarity, relevance and expansion, staying true to its mission, has adapted a new name, the Clinical Pastoral Education and Care Foundation, Inc. (CPECF). The new name is registered with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 22, 2011 with Company Reg. No. CN201103690, Company TIN 007-999-624 and Business Permit Certificate of Registration No. 3RC0000506088. It’s a non-stock, non-profit organization with its office located in St. Camillus Pastoral Healthcare Center, 18 Nicanor Reyes St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, Philippines.