The second leg of “A Day Of Prayer And Job Re-Orientation” organized by the Diocese of Novaliches’ Chancery and Finance Offices ended today, March 22, 2016, at the Palace of the Rock, St. Peter Parish Shrine of Leaders with Accountants, Bookkeepers, and Cashiers as its catered participants this time.
An estimated <a href=”http://www.novalichesdiocese.net/a-day-of-prayer-and-job-re-orientation-photo-gallery/” target=”_blank”>109 participants from 65 out of the 68 parishes of the Diocese </a>were welcomed during the morning session by Diocese of Novaliches Oeconomus Rev. Fr. Marlou Lemaire, who hosted the event in his parish. The participants were then reminded of the values, attitudes, and beliefs that employees serving in the parishes must possess through the seminar on “Work Ethics” conducted by Diocesan Internal Auditor Ms. Liza Mallari.
A lively and enriching open forum, facilitated also by Ms. Liza, followed afterwards as many participants actively asked numerous questions resulting to an overtime for the morning session’s lunch time cutoff. The whole day event ended with a Eucharistic Celebration that served as highlight of the Recollection given after lunch by Diocese of Novaliches’ Vicar General for Administration Msgr. Romulo Jesus Ranada.
According to Ms. Liza, the seminar was meant to uplift the professional knowledge of parish finance staff and to aid them appreciate each other’s tasks and responsibilities. She also said that most of the recurring questions during the forum dealt with the nature of account classifications for income received and expenses incurred by the parishes.
Msgr. Ranada’s theme for the Recollection centered on humility, repentance, and salvation following the way of St. Peter vis a vis Judas Iscariot’s pride, self-pity, and condemnation as narrated in the Gospel reading of the day.
Certificates of Attendance were handed out to participants per vicariate by Msgr. Ranada and Diocesan Property Custodian Dharel Cuntapay after the Holy Mass. This also served as a group photo opportunity for those present.
Meanwhile, Jesus Lord of Divine Mercy Parish (Hobart) Accountant Ms. Gina Zumbalo expressed appreciation for attending the event during an interview immediately held after the event. Ms. Gina says the orientation has truly helped her in her job as a volunteer and really deepened her spirituality towards her job.
“We really have to pray first before we do our job because it helps lighten the work load and accomplishes it faster,” she said.
The first leg of the Day of Prayer and Job Re-Orientation was held last March 15 at the same venue. During that seminar, the invited participants were Parish Secretaries and their assistants. (~SocComm Nova)