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Teresian Association Feature
[IT] / [TA] Teresian
Official Contact Address
56 Sgt. Esguerra Street
Brgy. South Triangle,
1103 Quezon City
Tel.: + 63.2. 8924.1195,
The Teresian Association was
founded by Saint Pedro Poveda- a
secular priest, educator and martyr,
in 1911 in Spain. He received
the inspiration to found this association
at the shrine of our Lady
of Covadonga. He was canonized
on May 3, 2003.
The Teresian Association is
present in 28 nations across the
continents of Europe, America,
Asia and Africa, and is involved
mainly in the field of education
and human development. The
members are integrated into
different associations according
to their vocation and type of commitment:
The Primary Association
and the Teresian Cooperative
Members are Working in:
Educational Centers (Teacher
formation), Colleges and Universities,
Scientific and Health
Research, Diocesan Catechetics,
Church and Pastoral Concerns,
Social Projects, Livelihood Projects,
Health Projects, Family Ministry,
Government And Cultural
Agencies; Arts, Non-Government
Organizations, Youth Organizations,
Intercultural and Interreligious
ANABELLE S. DE LOS REYES
Michelle Ann R. Ruiz
Fabiola A. Bustamante
Luzon Zone Delegates
Charisse Marie C. Raagas
Mary Ann C. Escucha
Visayas Zone Delegate
Gilda S. Salmo
Mindanao Zone Delegate
Lea S. Perez
Juanita V. Alonsabe
Rosalinda Y. Basas
Belinda S. Villegas
Nenita T. Tenefrancia
Editha A. Peñano
Emmanuel Joseph O. Innis
Jelly C. Villamor
Geneveve U. Sy
Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas
Pontifical Council for the
Members are present in:
Bacolod, Imus, Malaybalay
Cagayan de Oro, Cebu,
Cubao, Davao, Jaro, Manila
The Pontifical Missionary Societies (PMS) Feature
PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES IN THE PHILIPPINES
824 Don Quijote St., Sampaloc, Manila
Tels.: +632.731.3208; +632.781.9518
REV. MSGR. ESTEBAN U. LO, LRMS
Ms. Janil Uy
Mr. Jemcer Teng
(For concerns regarding donations and Pontifical collection remittances.)
Formation & Fundraising Coordinator
Br. Anthony S.P. Dameg
(For concerns regarding trainings, workshops and formation sessions relative to
the Four Pontifical Societies as well as Fundraising Activities.)
Ms. Gracelyn R. Nacionales
(For concerns regarding enrollment for membership for the Holy Childhood
Association (HCA) and Society for the Propagation of the Faith (SPOF).
Secretary & Project Coordinator
Sr. Sherlyn Joy Dapito, MSBS
(For concerns regarding Applications for Subsidies)
The Pontifical Mission Societies consist of the Society for the Propagation of
the Faith, the Holy Childhood Association, the Society of St. Peter Apostle
and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious. The Pontifical Mission
Societies have, as their primary purpose, the promotion of a universal missionary
spirit – a spirit of prayer and sacrifice – among all baptized Catholics.
The first three Societies, in carrying out that goal, invite baptized Catholics to
express their missionary commitment by offering their prayers, personal
sacrifices and financial support for the work of the Church in the Missions.
The Missionary Union of Priests and Religious works to deepen mission
awareness among priests, men and women Religious, catechists, and educators
so that they are fully prepared to take on the mission formation of
the faithful. These four Societies each received the title “pontifical” in 1922
to indicate their status as official instruments of the Holy Father and of the
Universal Roman Catholic Church.
“A dynamic Philippine Church responding to the call for Universal Mission”
The Pontifical Mission Societies in the Philippines, in collaboration with the
local Church, commit to:
1. Promote passionately the goals and objectives of the four Pontifical Societies
(Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Pontifical Society
of the Holy Childhood, Pontifical Society of St. Peter the Apostle, Pontifical
2. Enhance active participation of Diocesan Mission Directors and Collaborators;
3. Increase missionary consciousness among the People of God;
4. Foster spiritual cooperation;
5. Promote vocation, especially for mission ad gentes;
6. Bring efficient collection of material and financial support for mission
The Mission Education Commission
“For all missions and for the whole missionary activity, there should be
only one competent Curial Office, namely: that of the Propagation of
the Faith. This office should direct and coordinate missionary work itself
as well as missionary cooperation through the world.” Vat. II Sec.
29, Decree on the Missionary activity of the Church.
To work together for the implementation of Vatican II Decree on the Missionary
Activity of the Church.
To promote mission consciousness and to foster cooperation/collaboration
with Mission Partners in order to actively spread and share the
Christian faith among the people of God in the various sectors of the
1. To promote missionary vocation among the faithful.
2. To encourage the faithful to help the PMS according to their means.
3. To participate in the promotion of the four Pontifical Mission Societies.
4. To recruit members to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith
(SPOF) and Holy Childhood Association (HCA).
1. Superior General or Provincial Superior of a Religious Congregations/
School heads or duly designated representative/delegate.
2. Representatives from the different congregations and parishes.
3. Duly appointed by the PMS National Director.
To pray for the missions and carry out the thrust and objectives of the
1. Offering of sacrifices for the success of the missions.
2. Facilitating the dynamic networking between the PMS National Office
and the Religious Institutes/Congregations/Parishes/Communities.
3. Conducting conferences/seminars in schools and parishes on the missionary
duty of every Christian and about the life and works of the four
Pontifical Mission Societies.
4. Distributing literatures on missionary and religious vocations.
5. Organizing missionary gatherings, meetings, mission clubs and similar
activities to enkindle and deepen in the faithful the love for the
6. Contributing to the Mission Newsletter.