Part of the pastoral activities of the St. Augustine Community is reaching out to the parishioners who live in the mountains with the help of its GKK leaders. The Gagmayng Kristohanong Katilingban (GKK) is the local name of the Basic Ecclesial Community (BEC) in the Southern Philippines. Last August 24, 2021, we, the participants of this pastoral visit went to Sitio Pangaguran in Barangay Soong, Digos City, where we have to climb the mountains for half an hour to reach the chapel of San Roque (St. Rock). People eagerly await our coming. A Fiesta Mass in honor of San Roque was celebrated through it is late and dialogue with the parishioners was done. Some members of the other GKKs also joined because of their thirst for the Eucharist.
This is the second round of pastoral visits in all the 25 GKKs for the 1st and 2nd quarter of the year, and by September 24, the GKKs located by the rivers and forested areas will be next to be visited. We hope that through these activities, people will inspire people to grow in God’s grace and so build the Kingdom of God within and around them.