Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Covenant Orientation

Last Saturday, my husband and I attended the Covenant Orientation of the newest members of our chapter at Our Lady of Consolation Parish.  I couldn't help but reminisce the time that Jun & I attended ours in 1998.  How time flies.

We had our Covenant Orientation on a Sunday afternoon at the old barangay hall located at the back of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Project 6, Quezon City.  I recall that almost all of the new members of the new unit were present for the occasion.  The four household heads of the new unit were present so with our unit leaders.

The Covenant Orientation is part of the first year formation program for all Couples for Christ members.  It is mandatory for all members and is given three months after the Dedication Night or twelfth talk of the Christian Life Program.  The Covenant Orientation is given early on in the journey in Couples for Christ to drill in each new member his covenant and commitment with Couples for Christ.  

Front and back of the covenant card.

The inner portion of the covenant card.

Aside from laying the covenant that each should abide as a Couples for Christ member, prayer and scripture, ways to strengthen family life and Christian culture are also discussed.  All topics spoken of at the Covenant Orientation are given emphasis by the household head during the regular household prayer meetings soon after the Covenant Orientation.  

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