Cubao, Quezon City - The Media and Communications Ministry of the Diocese of Cubao has launched a weekly program called "Carpentry: Our Modern Day Nazareths, Our Places of Formation". It is shot in Studio C of the diocese, and is hosted by Rev. Fr. Michael James Ty.
The program takes inspiration from the carpentry shop of Saint Joseph in Nazareth, where, it is traditionally believed, Jesus may have spent many days of His hidden life, learning about His foster father's trade, growing in Faith, and increasing in wisdom, virtue, and stature.
The pilot episode last June 7, 2017 talked about Catholic education, specifically in parochial schools. Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, together with the Superintendent of the Diocese of Cubao Educational System, (DOCES) Fr. Raymond Arre, were the main guests. They were joined by teachers and students from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral School and Xavier School. Students from the University of the Philippines in Diliman were also invited to represent the non-sectarian, government educational institutions.
The second episode on June 14 talked about the Youth Ministry, and the third episode last 21 was about the role of Altar Services in the Liturgy and worship, as well as in vocations. The most recent episode, which was aired last June 28, talked about vocations, specifically on the diocesan priesthood. Guests you graced the program are all currently involved in the ministries discussed.
The two-hour live video streaming may be viewed via the diocesan page of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao, every Wednesday, from 9:00PM to 11:00PM. (Admin/Cubao Media)