Around 6,000 participants are expected to join the nationwide convention of Parish Renewal Experience (PREX) at Ynares Center in Antipolo, Rizal this coming April 27-29.
Themed "Called to Proclaim the Gospel of Life" the biennial convention will focus on Blessed John Paul II encyclical "Evangelium Vitae", which affirms the value of human life and its inviolability.
Main speakers are Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes, Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Pasig Bishop Mylo Vergara, San Fernando Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, Fr. Melvin Castro, executive secretary of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Family and Life; Fr. Ramon Ramos of the Passionist Missionaries and Msgr. Jesus Romulo Rañada, NAPPS Spiritual Director.
Also gracing the event as resource persons are Atty. Jo Imbong, Dr. Ligaya Acosta, Atty. Jose Sison who will discuss on matters regarding the Reproductive Health Bill, and Dr. Adelita Medina on the different aspects and moral dilemma of abortion and drug abuse, as well as the psychology and morality of suicide.
The three-day national convention will also serve as a venue for all PREX graduates to have fellowship with one another, renew acquaintances, and reflect on the talks that will be delivered by invited speakers.
Previous conventions were held in Baguio, Manila, Laguna, Legazpi and General Santos City with number of participants ranging from three to five thousand.
The upcoming April convention is expected to draw at least 6,000 participants because of the event’s proximity to Metro Manila where many of its members will come from.
Convention Chair Couple, Alex and Lucille Alindogan, are inviting all PREX graduates nationwide to attend and register online at www.prexnapps.org.