“Renewing Our Public Life Through Moral Values”
“Crisis of Values”
“Towards a Deeper Spirituality of Heroic Christian Citizenship”
Kabanalan at Kabayanihan
A PARISH FORMATION PROGRAM ON THE BASIC VALUES OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE ENSHRINED IN THE PREAMBLE OF THE 1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION
This is the path to the renewal of Philippine public life These are universal values engraved in the human heart which need to be constantly affirmed, nurtured and upheld as we continue our life-long journey towards authentic human development and the fulfillment of our dignity as beloved children of God.
To be a good citizen is part of being holy
THE FOUR CLUSTERS OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP VALUES MAKA-DIYOS MAKA-TAO MAKA-BAYAN MAKA-KALIKASAN
Maka-Diyos Faith in Almighty God Respect for life Order Work Concern for the Family and Future Generations
MAKA-TAO Love Freedom Peace Truth Justice
MAKA-BAYAN Unity Equality Patriotism Respect for law and Government Promotion of the Common Good
MAKA-KALIKASAN Concern for the environment
VISION OF THE K2 PROGRAM In general: â€œThat all Catholic Filipinos, in union with Jesus and in line with the teachings of our Faith, live and share our basic values as a Filipino people, contributing thereby with joy and love, commitment and zeal, through work and prayer, to the attainment of our national vision of a just and humane society and to the building of a universal civilization of life, truth and love, as heroic Christian citizens.â€? In particular: That I be a heroic Christian citizen.
To form parishioners in the good citizenship values and enable them to â€œlive and shareâ€? these in their daily life.
1. To build awareness and appreciation of the Good Citizenship values among parishioners and their relevance in daily life through this program, referred to as
“K2” 2. To help parishioners better recognize and respond to the twin call to Filipino Catholics of “Kabanalan” and “Kabayanihan”, being as we are citizens of heaven and of earth.
3. To acquaint parishioners with Church teachings specifically related to each of these values. 4. To help equip parishioners with skills and simple instructional materials on the good citizenship values which will enable them to speak on these in conversations as well as in talks and other fora.
Core content of the program The 16 values of the Filipino people enshrined in the Preamble of the Philippine Constitution, also referred to as the â€œgood citizenship values
Basic reference material â€œLiving and sharing the Basic Values of the Filipino People Enshrined in the Preamble of the 1987 Philippine Constitutionâ€?
Core elements of the program Introductory lecture on the 16 values of the Filipino people. Ten minute reflection on a basic value in the regular monthly meetings of the ministries and church organizations. Prayers for a â€œJust and Humane Societyâ€? in meetings, from time to time in the Prayers of the Faithful, and possibly also a short prayer after the Eucharistic Celebration on some occasions. Inclusion of reflections on basic values in every mystery of the Holy Rosary
Monthly themes of one value with simple workshops to provide parish leaders and other interested parishioners opportunities to further reflect on these values and be encouraged to live and share them. Setting up of â€œBasic Value Study Groupsâ€? Features in the parish newsletter on the K2 program and on the 16 values. Design and implement community projects which manifest these values. Excursion to inspire on selected Philippine sites.
K2 ACTION PLAN Short Term Organize Core Team Training Team, coordination/networking, organizing, media, documentation Trainors Training Vicariate Parish Community
K2 ACTION PLAN LONG TERM Training Individual Children Adult Parish PPC Leaders Organizations Community Government, Business, Civic, etc.
Public Affairs Ministry Training Team Basic Values Study Group
PRAYER FOR THE NATION
Almighty God, you have never abandoned your people. Look upon us with mercy and love. In the face of disunity, make us one. In the face of violence, make us choose peace. In the face of lies, make us seek the truth. In the face of selfish personal interests, help us work for the common good. In the face of anarchy, may we uphold the law.
In the outburst of feelings and emotion, may reason always prevail. Lord, show us the way to genuine conversion that begins in our hearts, in the hearts of our leaders, and in the hearts of all Filipinos. We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace and the Good Shepherd, by the power of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever. Amen.
Thank You !
Published on Oct 31, 2010