36th Prison Awareness Sunday aims to call volunteers in Prison Service  

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (CBCP-ECPPC) will celebrate the 36th Prison Awareness Sunday on the 29th of October 2023 with the theme “The Correctional Community: Journeying Together in Mutual Support on a Mission of Love.”

According to Veritas News, the theme focuses on reigniting the missionary spirit of the faithful to lead the PDLs, also known as Persons Deprived of Liberty. 

“In observance of the 36th Prison Awareness Sunday on October 29, 2023, the CBCP-ECPPC has chosen the theme “The Correctional Community: Journeying Together in Mutual Support on a Mission of Love.”, which is in keeping with the Catholic church’s mission to journey with our incarcerated brethren and the other pillars of justice and do its best to address their most urgent needs.” as mentioned in an announcement by CBCP-ECPPC. 

The CBCP-ECPPC instituted the Prison Awareness Sunday every last Sunday of October which aims to emphasize the rights of the prisoners and also to remember them. 

This yearly celebration is an expression of the love of God to unite the faithful with them by providing adequate means of support and assistance by guiding them to achieve the fullness of life. 

A total of 86 units of volunteers from various Dioceses of the Church ranging from 20 to 100 prison volunteers assigned to every prison. Moreover, CBCP-ECPPC appealed for volunteers for the service in the prison ministry. (Hazel Boquiren/RCAM-AOC)

 

 

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