The Verbum Dei Missionary Family in Cebu, Philippines organized their annual Sports Festival and Acquaintance Party last Sunday, 28 September 2014 in the Pope John XXIII Seminary Sports Complex, Mabolo, Cebu City. The Masters of Ceremony were Arman Baculi from the Singles reality and Antonette Yncietro from the Couples reality.
It started with a Parade around 9:00 am (+8:00 GMT) just around the vicinity. It was participated by all the members of the fraternity and of the family in clusters according to their respective realities in their respective colors, namely: the Kids (Yellow), Teens (White), Youth (Blue), Singles (Green), Couples (Red), Mary’s Friends and Hijas de Marias (Pink), and lastly the Fraternity (Black). Rodel Riveral (from the Singles reality) then lighted the torch as the symbol of sportsmanship and camaraderie then followed by reciting the Oath of Sportsmanship facilitated by the MC’s.
Afterwards, Bro. Darwin Capuras, FMVD gave the Opening Remarks that signaled the start of the Sportsfest. The groups then were reorganized in such a way that each team will have representatives from every realities starting from the Teens to the Fraternity. The Kids group is already considered as one separate group. There were 6 groups identified that were named after different animals: Cat, Dog, Frog, Pig, Cow, and Bird. After the smooth reorganization, the Pinoy Games began. The games were Obstacle Race, Kids game, Cat-tails game, Marshmallow-porcupine game, and Soccer game (boys only) respectively.
The Acquaintance Party followed after lunch since the Family has already grown in number. It started with an animation lead by the Music Committee and Animovers Committee. Sr. Gaby Rocha, FMVD then gave the Welcome Remarks and expressed how happy she was for the positive response of the family for the success of the day’s event. After which was a Getting-to-know-you activity and then the different Presentations by Reality.
It started with a sing-and-dance number from the Kids group, followed by a dance presentation from the Teens, another dance presentation from the Youth, a song interpretation from the Singles with a special dance number from the JB Rock Apostolate, then a dance presentation from Mary’s Friends and Hijas de Marias, a dance presentation from the Couples, and finally a free interpretation from the Fraternity that depicts our following as disciples of Christ.
After the different presentations was the Awarding of the winners from the different games in the morning and some other special awards. The Hijas de Marias and Mary’s Friends won as the Most Colorful group, the Youth group won the Most Alive and the Best Yell and the Pig’s group won the Most Organized. The winner of the Obstacle race was the Pig’s group. Gina Marquez from the Couples group won the Cat-tails game. The Cat’s group won the Marshmallow-porcupine game and Bro. Lucio’s group won the Soccer game. The event ended with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist as one community and apostolic family.
A place to read about announcements, news on the latest events here in the Verbum Dei Family Cebu and more.
Feel free to leave your comments on any of the articles / updates posted here.