Parish Caritas lay coordinators and volunteers from District 1 parishes and vicariates attended the daylong district-level capacity-building and consultation seminar last October 8, 2022 at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parish, Capitol Site, Cebu City. District 1 priest in-charge Fr. Bobit Gerale gave the opening prayer. Facilitators included Fr. Alex Cola, Jr., Cebu Caritas president, Atty. Maria Jane C. Paredes, Cebu Caritas Communications head, Jon Neil Perfecio of the Cebu Archdiocesan Social Advocacies ( CASA), Bienvenido Tan, Jr., Cebu Caritas Humanitarian Program Coordinator, and seminarian Bro. Dodong Surbano.
The participants signed a pledge of commitment to help promote good governance and care for ecology as individual, family, and community advocacies.
Cebu Caritas Inc. is the mandated social action arm of the Archdiocese of Cebu. It serves the Anawim through its Humanitarian, Developmental, and Justice and Peace programs.