Update: Event will be postponed
Our upcoming National Family Encounter will be postponed.
Read the official letter below from James McTavish, the Verbum Dei Missionary Family Zone Responsible.
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
I am writing to communicate the decision about the National family Encounter (NFE).
After having listened to an updated opinion from the Verbum Dei family in Mindanao, it has been decided to POSTPONE the event.
The main reasons are: security issues, lack of time left to prepare and if all cannot attend then it defeats the purpose as no longer "national"
Ideally we could still have the NFE in CDO but hopefully next year.
Join us as one Verbum Dei Family here in the Philippines as we gather together in prayer, fun, formation and celebration in our 2017 National Family Encounter!
Theme: "Called to Make Apostles"
When: To be announced
Where: Capitol University, Corrales Ext., Cagayan de Oro City
Deadline of registration: August 15, 2017
Update: Event will be postponed
To pre-register or for any questions, contact the following persons at your location:
For Luzon participants:
Jason Delgado (0929 715 6450)
For Visayas participants:
Kristofferson Ty (0925 305 6227)
For Mindanao participants:
Tracy Yaba (0905 153 8542)
Includes accomodations at Bed & Breakfast by Bugetel
- Check-in time: Oct. 27, 2017, 2:00pm
- Check-out time: Oct. 29, 2017, 12:00noon
- Additional fees apply for advance and extended stay
- Deadline for payment will be on August 31, 2017 Update: Event will be postponed
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers:
Q: Do the rates include materials, meals and snacks?
Q: How about the transportation (boat or flights) going to Cagayan de Oro and to the venue? Are these included in the registration?
A: No. The participant needs to book his/her own flights or boat to and from Cagayan de Oro. As for the transportation going to the venue, the organizers will provide more info as to the cost and how to reach there.
Q: Where is the venue for the national encounter?
A: The activities for the encounter will be at the Capitol University while our accommodations will be at the Bed and Breakfast by Budgetel.
Q: How far is Capitol University from Budgetel?
A: Its about 150 meters away (a few minutes walk).
Q: In case we bring along our children, will the same rate apply to the kids? Or do we have discounted rates for them depending on their age or maybe free of charge for toddlers?
A: Yes, you may bring along your children. See rates below for kids:
Q: What if I live in CDO or have relatives close to the venue where I can stay. Is there a stay-out rate?
A: Yes, there is a stay-out rate.
Stay-out will pay only Php 1,700 for the meals. Less Php 95 if without breakfast.
Q: When is the latest deadline? In case I or someone I know decides to join after the deadline, is it still possible?
A: The pre-registration deadline is on August 31, 2017. This is both the pre-registration and the payment for the accommodation. This is due to the hotel requiring the payment a month before our event. Update: Event will be postponed
Q: I have other questions not mentioned here. Who should I contact?
A: You may contact the respective persons listed above according to your respective communities.