THE XAVIER YOUTH CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNITY
Basil Go, H4C
Posted Thursday, 07-Oct-2004 11:17 AM
Xavier School hopes to bring out the best in its students especially when it comes to spiritual development; this is where the YCLC (Youth Christian Life Community) plays a major role. When it comes to the school's religious undertakings, such as the First Friday after Four Unplugged and the Apostolates, it's the YCLC that everyone runs to. The organization has improved a lot this year, from the refurbishing of the YCLC room to the screening of its members. YCLC has truly become quite popular and active within the student body. With its current 67 members, it strives to bring Christ's teachings not only to fellow Xaverians, but also to the wider community.
What does a YCLC member do?
Most of us have probably heard stories about the YCLC; but most of us do not even know what the basics are. The main goal of the YCLC is to unite individuals into a community that helps itself and others grow in different aspects of life and faith in God. A typical YCLC member would most likely attend a weekly general assembly and/or a Prayer Cell where they get the chance to pray and reflect with their colleagues. IN these gatherings, they are able to share their experiences and realizations to other YCLC members.
Getting to Know the YCLC Moderators
Two very committed individuals lead the pack of YCLC enthusiasts. First is Brother Joseph Haw, who, despite being just on his first year, seems like he has already been part of the Xavier community for a long time. He has continuously shown his commitment especially when it comes to dealing with the responsibilities as a moderator of the club. The second moderator is the "motherly and kind" Ms. Betty Didulo. She has been with the club for quite some time now, and has constantly been there to give support and guidance.
Putting into Action
As mentioned, the YCLC has two prominent projects, the First Friday after Four Unplugged and the Apostolates. The First Friday is more than just your typical prayer service, since it does not play your typical religious or gospel music. It instead tries to relate to the youth through contemporary music. The YCLC is in charge of planning, setting up the decorations and organizing this one-of-a-kind event. With them around, the service flows smoothly. The Apostolates, on the other hand, are tutorials and catechisms that seek to teach students from public schools about Jesus Christ and his teachings. Similar to the PKK ( Para Kay Kiko ) club, each YCLC member will be assigned to teach one to five public school children every Saturday morning in the High One classrooms starting some time on October. These are only a few of the programs which the YCLC vows to carry out this school year.
The YCLC Club definitely has a bright future ahead of them as they continue and strive to improve each year. With the dedication its members show in their work, the group will definitely be able to accomplish a lot of things "all for the glory of God." What the YCLC is all about can be summed up in the words of Norman MacEwan, "Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Truly, the Youth Christian Life Community Club is one of the pioneers of service and Magis in Xavier School .
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