St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center, Inc.

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"Communication Theology" Workshop Moved

In view of the ongoing 51th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) in Cebu, JFCC's "Communication Theology" workshop will be moved to February 13-14, 2016. Fr. Anh Vu Ta, a doctoral candidate at the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, remains as the workshop facilitator. Students, scholars and communication practitioners are welcome to explore "communication" in its deepest essence, i.e. originating from the communicating Triune God and the implications to today's communications. For inquiries, please call (02) 431 6865 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

JFCC Announces Workshops for Early 2016

St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center Inc. (JFCC) will hold the following workshops in early 2016:

Communication Theology January 23-24 Fr. Vu
Pastoral Communication: Investigating the Field January 30-31 Fr. Eilers
Youth and New Media February 6-7 Mr. Roman
Church Documents and Structures for Social Communication February 27-28 Fr. Eilers
Church Approaches to Social Communication April 2-3 Fr. Eilers
Communicating Between Cultures: Introduction to Intercultural Communication April 23-24 Fr. Eilers
Basic Communication Research August 27-28 Prof. Tirol

There will be no workshop offering in March in view of the Lenten Season. In the months of June and July, there will also be no workshop offering because of semestral break.

Email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for reservation or call Mr. Jairus Gianan, JFCC coordinator at 02 431 6865.

Weekend Seminar-workshops on Pastoral Communication in 2016

St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center, Inc. (JFCC) will now offer pastoral communication seminar-workshops on weekends. Starting in January 2016, the first seminar-workshop on “Pastoral Communication: Investigating the Field” will open at 1pm on January 30 and close the following day, January 31 at 5pm with a possibility to extend for research in the specialized library with some 4,000 volumes on social communication. Succeeding seminar-workshops will be basically on the last weekends of the month.

JFCC opened in 2009 as a venue for communication formation and training. Seminar-workshops are on topics like Church approaches to social communication, Church documents and structures on pastoral communication, intercultural communication, communication theology, religious journalism, communication research, and youth and new media.


Manila – Divine Word Father Franz-Josef Eilers will receive this year’s Titus Brandsma Leadership in Social Communication Award in a ceremony scheduled on November 27 at the Carmelites’ Titus Brandsma Media Center (TBMC) in Quezon City, Philippines.

JFCC Announces Workshops for June-September 2015

JFCC will hold the following workshops for students, media professionals and pastoral workers:

Communication Theology June 29-30 Facilitator: Fr. Anh Vu Ta
Pastoral Communication: Investigating the Field July 27-28 Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, svd
Church Approaches to Social Communication August 24-25 Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, svd
Youth and New Media September 28-29 Anthony Roman

"Communication Theology" will look at the self-communication of the Triune God in the foundation of the world and human existence.  "Pastoral Communication: Investigating the Field" will present the basics of the field of study related to Pastoral Theology.

"Church Approaches to Social Communication" will give a historical account of hos the Church communication from the time of the Apostles, Church Father, down to the Popes and Pontifical Agencies. "Youth and New Media," meanwhile, will explore the Church's thrust in the new media apostolate.

The dates for two more workshops: "Basic Communication Research" (thesis/dissertation writing) and "Church and Broadcasting" (basics of radio, TV and video for pastoral ministry) will be announced soon.

Except for the BCR workshop, registration fee is P2,500 inclusive of meals and accommodation.

JFCC Releases Book Catalog


JFCC releases in May, a catalog of "Books on Social Communication." The list include a compendium of Church documents on social communication (1936-2014), a seminal work on Pastoral Communication, and other reference books on Social- and Intercultural Communication. Also, the first two releases of a new book series, "Communicatio Socialis Prints," is given (cf. special news item).  Order from Logos (Divine Word) Publications, Manila Tel./Fax: (02) 732 2736 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Click here for the Catalog

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