“Building Unity and Communion”
a Workshop designed to Nurture, Share and Witness the Filipino Faith and Culture
October 25, 2014
9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Conducted by Mrs. Cecile Motus, M.A.
Cecile Motus, former Assistant Director Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church. She spent more than twenty five years in Asia as the Asia Regional Liaison Officer for the International Catholic Migration Commission and as Director of Adult Language and Culture Program for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at the Vietnamese First Asylum Camp in the Philippines.
In the United States, she served as the Interim Director and as Ethnic Ministries Coordinator for the MRS Office for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees.
Ms. Motus holds a bachelor of arts in education from the San Carlos University in Cebu, Philippines, and a master of arts degree in teaching English as a second language from the University of Hawaii and the East-West International Center in Honolulu. She authored a set of Hiligaynon language books published by the University of Hawaii for use in training Peace Corps volunteers. She has also written articles published in such magazines as Preach. She is a board member of the Philippine Medical Mission Project of St. Charles Borromeo, an advisor to the Filipino Family Fund, and an advisor for the National Asian and Pacific Catholic Organization.
Topics of her interest are: Migration, Cross-cultural Education and Pastoral Outreach to Immigrants and Refugees among others.
Registration is $30 per person and includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch