Don Bosco Philippines South Province

Salesians of Don Bosco – Philippine South Province FIS

Better Than Life Book Launch

Lourdes Parish, Cebu City, February 15, 2020 – The Don Bosco Youth Center, Lourdes Parish, hosted the Cebu launching of the youth ministry book “Better Than Life” by Fr. Joriz Calsa, SDB. It was attended by representatives from the different groups who minister to the youth in the archdiocese: seminarians, teachers, religious sisters, commission on youth (COY) council of the archdiocese, parents & youth leaders.

The foreword by Arch. Jose Palma, DD, Archbishop of Cebu, was read, followed by an introduction by Fr. Randy Figuracion, SDB. Fr. Joriz, gave an explanation of the conception & content of the book, highlighting his framework for youth ministry with the acronym C.A.R.E. Fr. Andrei Ventanilla, coordinator of the COY of the archdiocese, & Ms. Niña Jean Barbadillo, youth coordinator of the Sto. Niño Vicariate, also attended the event as reactors & they expressed their gratitude for the publishing of the book & affirmed the need of such a tool for the archdiocese.

An open forum and a cocktail concluded the event. When asked about translating the book to other languages, Fr. Joriz commented on the possibility when the need arises. The book “Better than Life” is sold for P200.00 at Lourdes Parish Office, Don Bosco Retreat House & Don Bosco Clay in DBFC Lawaan. Proceeds will go to Youth Ministry works.

(by our own correspondence)