Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Courage Philippines Daet/Legazpi Chapters

Good news to our brothers and sisters in Daet, Camarines Norte and Legazpi, Albay! We have just established local Courage chapters in those places through the efforts of Bishop Gilbert Garcera  of Daet, Bishop Joel Baylon of Legazpi, and Bro. Rollie. This is our first provincial chapters outside of Manila and we hope and pray that more Church leaders will take the initiative to introduce our ministry to their respective localities. 

Dear brothers and sisters,

I have just accomplished my mission in Daet, Camarines Norte.

The good bishop, Most Rev. Gilbert Garcera, has agreed to take leadership in the establishment of Courage Daet chapter, with himself as the interim spiritual director. He has appointed a point contact person for this endeavor. I have also met with the first four (4) interested members of the group: F_, N_, B_ and O_. (names withheld for anonymity)

From these four (4) persons will come others who may express desire to be helped in building a chaste life, and in April 2014, we are being invited by the bishop, particularly those who have their origins here in Daet, to come and meet them in a private group discussion where we would already introduce to them how to conduct a support group sharing meeting. I am hoping that we would respond generously to the bishop's request and find time to come here in Daet, Camarines Norte.

Bro. Rollie


I am pleased to inform you that we have finalized the establishment of Courage chapters in two (2) areas of the Bicol region - Daet, Camarines Norte under Bishop Gilbert Garcera and Legazpi, Albay under Bishop Joel Baylon.

In line with this, I have just spoken to Bishop Garcera and he is willing to host Courage Manila and to include initial members from Daet and Legazpi to the following upcoming activities:

* April 13 (Palm Sunday) - evening Courage orientation and fellowship

* April 14 (Holy Monday) - whole day Courage workshop (code of conduct and how to run a sharing meeting)

* April 15 (Holy Tuesday) - whole day Courage Lenten Recollection (for Manila, Daet and Legazpi - with Bishop Gilbert as recollection master)

Please pray for these activities to be well-attended and to be a success.


  1. Amazing News! Thank you, Bro. Rollie for your efforts, and thanks to Bishop Garcera for graciously taking the initiative to establish a new Courage chapter in Daet, Camarines Sur! I pray that many more Parish priests and Bishops will follow suit in their respective Dioceses and Parishes across the country, because "the harvest is plentiful, and the workers are few"... (Matt.9: 37-38). May God continue to bless the good work of Courage, and increase the number of holy priests who support the Courage apostolate in our country!

    1. Hi Anonymous!

      Thanks for leaving a comment. If you know someone struggling with SSA in Camarines Norte/Bicol area, you can refer them to this group. You may contact Bro. Rollie for particulars. You can see his contact info on the side bar of this blog.

      May God continue to bless the Courage apostolate.