We envision ourselves as a well-organized, effective and efficient commission upholding respect for life, transforming and uplifting families in every Parish to be Christ-centered.
BEGINNINGS (Short Story)
In the first years of the Diocesan Journey, the Commission on Family & life was under the care of the MSC Priests (Missionaries of the Sacred Heart). In late 1980s to early 1990s, the Commission was directed by Rev. Fr. Nick Guito, MSC until the appointment of Rev. Fr. Severino Diamante, Jr., MSC as the next director by then Bishop Leo M. Drona, SDB, D.D. on August 15, 1995. Fr. Diamante has served the Commission for 6 years. In the year 2000, he was replaced by his comrade Rev. Fr. Jimmy Duero, MSC up and until the appointment of a Diocesan Priest as a new Family & Life Director, Rev. Fr. Nestor E. Romano by Bp. Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, D.D., a year after (2006) his installation as the new Bishop of the Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija. Thus, Fr. Romano has been serving the Commission on Family & Life for more than two years now.
During the times of the MSC Fathers, the Commission has achieved the following developments, to wit:
Today, the Commission has been developed further by formulating its Strategic Plan such: Vision-Mission-Goals (VMG) & Core Values. However, formulation of its Programs and Services is still under way.
A. Desired Goals and Objectives
B. Programs and Activities
The Commission has yet to finalize its program and services. However, it has been conducting activities which will lead to the formulation of said programs and services, to wit:
Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara has appointed Rev. Fr. Menardo Natividad as the new Commission’s Director. With him in the Commission are: the CIF Staff and the Diocesan Family & Life Core Group chaired by a couple, Bro. Lito & Sr. Carol Andres of Rizal who are coming from the Couples for Christ (CFC) community. The rest of the Family & Life Core Group members are the following:
1. Bro. Ric & Sr. Minerva Manzano (St. Joseph Cathedral) : St. Joseph
2. Bro. Rey & Sr. Glo Quitan (San Sebastian – Munoz) : St. Dominic
3. Bro. Veo & Sr. Perla Romano (OLSH – Triala) : St. John
Bro. Jonas & Sr. Lot Sagum (St. Joseph Cathedral)
Couples for Christ (CFC)
Bro. Ador & Sr. Winnie Pineda (CLSU Chaplaincy)
Family and Life Consultant
Sr. Lourdes Gonzales, MCST
As of May 17, 2013 Rev. Fr. Diomedes Burgos, MSC was appointed by the new bishop of the Diocese of San Jose, His Excellency Roberto C. Mallari, D.D. as the Director of the Family and Life Apostolate.