By Ate Bel Geronimo
Following the revival of PREX with PREX 92 held in July 2011, two classes were scheduled thereafter – PREX 93 held in September 2011 and PREX 94 held in November 2011 with Kuya Ed & Ate Bel Geronimo and Kuya Peter & Ate Lina Tamayo as Lead Couples, respectively. All three seminars had a total of 48 graduates – the harvest for this year. With each class conducted, it is indeed heartening to note that somehow PREX had given people the opportunity to welcome Christ in their lives and to be of service to the parish.
As the year 2011 draws to a close, the PREX Secretariat decided to cap the year’s activities with a Christmas Party and Reunion held last December 4, 2011 at the SLRP Multipurpose Hall. Kuya Boy Temporal welcomed graduates from PREX 92, 93, 94 along with the auxiliaries and graduates from previous PREX classes. Everyone also listened to Fr. Luke’s Christmas message which touched on focusing more on spiritual preparation instead of preparations for material things, among others. Fr. Luke likewise suggested that the PREX graduates join the Holy Hour on December 14 at 8:00 pm as part of the spiritual sacrifice this Advent Season and tasked Ate Lulu Visaya to spearhead the activity. He is also looking forward to making this a commitment of all PREX graduates once a month on a Wednesday. Indeed, the party/reunion was a simple yet joyous, fun-filled afternoon with food, games, exchange of gifts and giving away of raffle gifts for everyone.
With the turnout in attendance in this year’s Christmas party, we realize that people come and go, leaders change, old practices give way to new ones but if we remain focused on the true objective of being an instrument of renewal and conversion, PREX will continue as long as there are people who want to understand the meaning of their faith.
Other parishioners who also want to experience Jesus and find out what PREX is all about are all welcome to attend PREX 95 to be held on February 17-19, 2012. Kuya Ed & Ate Hermie Chua will be the next Lead Couple and Kuya Joi and Ate Cecile Lumba, the Asst. Lead Couple.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL . . from the PREX Secretariat