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Workshops for June to October, 2013

St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center announces the schedule of upcoming seminar-workshops for June to October this year. Religious educators, students as well as pastoral workers are invited to join. For details, please call 7327170, 3138577 or email your inquiry to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Workshop Title
Facilatator Schedule Registration Fee per Pax
Pastoral Communication: Investigating the Field

Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, svd
(Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila)

August 19 – 20 P3,500
Youth and New Media: Challenges, Concerns, Insights

Prof. Anthony Roman
(Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences – Office of Social Communication)

September 9 – 10 P3,500
Journalism in Pastoral Ministry

Prof. Christian Esguerra
(Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila)

September 22 – 23 P3,500

Basic Communication Research: Practical Tips in Research Proposal Writing

Prof. Ma. Stella Tirol
(University of the Philippines @ Los Banos)

October 28 – 30 P 5,000
Communication Theology

Fr. Anh Vu Ta
(Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila)

September 2 - 3 P3,500

In November this year, JFCC will also co-organize a half-day symposium at the UST Graduate School on the issues and challenges after 50 years of the Conciliar document ‘Inter Mirifica.’

Pastoral Communication: Investigating the Field

Pastoral Communication ParticipantsMore than a dozen priests, religious and lay people from China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Philippines attended the three-day workshop on Pastoral Communication: Investigating the Field from May 5 to 7, 2013.

Resource person Franz-Josef Eilers, svd has led the participants to an in-depth look of the field of study and pastoral activity. He stressed that pastoral communication is concerned less about technical means, than with forming a communicative spirituality reflecting the heart of the Good Shepherd.

In the end, the participants resolved to foster and promote “prayer and contemplation” so that all in ministry would communicate according to the communicative attitude and disposition of Jesus Christ. A repeat of this workshop is foreseen for August 2013. The exact dates will be communicated later.

JFCC Announces Workshops for Summer 2013

JFCC has lined up the following seminar/workshops for the months of April to May this year:

1. "Basic Communication Research" April 14-17
2. "Pastoral Communication: Investigating the Field" May 5-7

The dates for three other workshops - "Religion and Journalism," "Youth and New Media," and "Audience Research/Relations" - will be announced very soon. Registrants may please call 938 5062, or 7327170 for details.

Download the Flyer for Summer 2013

JFCC Welcomes New Executive Director

St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center Inc. (JFCC) has a new executive director from January 1, 2013 onwards. Divine Word Father Carlos Lariosa took the post immediately succeeding his confrere Fr. Roberto Ebisa, svd who ended three-years in the same post last year. Fr. Lariosa holds a post-graduate degree in Development Communications from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos (Laguna). For 10 years he served as a missionary in Ghana and was general manager of Radio Veritas Asia from 2000 to 2005.

Scholarship Fund for Communication Studies Available

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications, donor organizations and CAMECO have joined forces to establish a Scholarship Fund which would aim to support the formation of future leaders in the field of communications, and to build up local capacity to provide for future formation in Africa and Asia (later on, we hope to also include Latin America). The objectives are to:

1. Qualify Africans and Asians who will have the capacity to provide proper formation for future Church communicators in local training institutes, communication (and theology) faculties and major seminaries;

2. Broaden the base of qualified priests, deacons, religious and lay people who are competent to further develop the communication ministry of the local Churches. We are especially interested in developing potential future national or regional communication coordinators.

Application Form

Scholarship Budget

Scholarship Fund Guidelines for application

JFCC Holds Communication Research Workshop

Partcipants of the Basic Communication ResearchThe “St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center” (JFCC) held a three-day “Basic Communication Research” workshop, which opened in the evening of May 6 and lasted until the morning of May 9, 2012. JFCC Board Member, Maria Stella Tirol of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos, facilitated the workshop.

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