SM Foundation organized third Lectors’ Formation for SM employee-mass servers

Felicidad T. Sy Foundation, Inc. (FTSyFI), SM Foundation‘s division for its religious affairs, held its third Lectors’ and Commentators’ (Lecoms) Formation for SM employees last February 23 at Arzobispado de Manila, Manila. The formation program was conducted by Rev. Fr. Genaro O. Diwa, SLL, Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Commission on Liturgy (CBCP) of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission (ALC) Manila.

83 SM employee-mass servers underwent Lectors’ Formation held by the Felicidad T. Sy Foundation, Inc.

“The formation is a requirement for all new Lectors and Commentators which needs to be completed by a liturgical commissioning”. FTSyFI head Imelda Elido said. “Due to the overwhelming response we received on our first and second Lecoms Formation, we have scheduled a third training in 2015 with the ALC.”

A total of 83 SM Lecoms from 21 SM branches completed the training. The participants were accompanied by Rev. Fr. Reynaldo Reyes, SSP and SM Catholic Ministry members Rose Siaco, Tess and Rolly Macatangay and FTSyFI’s Imelda Elido.

Elido added, “Through the formation, our Lectors’ and Commentators’ can further deepen their spiritual life, develop appreciation for the liturgy and strengthen their commitment to the ministry.”

This third batch of Lecoms will have its liturgical commissioning on March 23 at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City during the 12:15 PM mass.

Today, FTSyFI attends to the needs of 33 SM mall branches holding first Friday and Sunday mall masses nationwide. Aside from this, FTSyFI also supports various churches, convents, orphanages, foundations and schools throughout the country.

FTSyFI conducted its first ever Lectors’ Formation in January 2014, followed by a second batch in October. A total of 88 employees were trained in 2014 and the January 2014 batch will soon be scheduled for their renewal program.