TUKLASAN FOUNDATION INC. a marriage encounter community

"The primary goal of Tuklasan is to promote and propagate the Family Life Apostolate, in line with the objectives and plans of the Marriage Encounter Foundation of the Philippines, focusing on the grassroots level of Philippine society".

Marriage Encounter Apostolate

Imagine a musical orchestra without a conductor with each musician playing their instruments. Imagine a group of accomplished musicians playing together in the absence of common notes and rhythms. The result would be noise rather than music.

The MEA Ministry orchestrates the schedule of the Ecclesial Team (Team Couple and Team Priests) vis-à-vis the ME Weekend schedules of the different Series. The M.E.A. Ministry sees to it that the Series will have full complement of the Tuklasan Ecclesial Team during its ME Weekend Sponsorship. It seems to be an easy task, but considering the volume of ME Weekend Seminars conducted under Tuklasan, it takes a lot of everything to synchronize the schedule of the Team Couples and Team Priests to match and meet the requirements of the Series. The Ministry also serves the requirements of the One-Day Tuklasan, Family Encounter and other activities of the Sector. Anything can happen within the one (1) year program and members of the Ecclesial Team could not be available. Added to this, there are also times that the Sponsoring Series, due also to circumstances beyond control, cancels or moves the date of their Sponsorship. Under such circumstances, the Ministry has to make adjustments. The dynamics of scheduling and re-scheduling is a tall order. It is not as simple as perceived. It requires big heart, decisive mind and a lot of discipline to put things in order.

The ME Weekend Seminar is the very core of the apostleship. Tuklasan is blessed with competent and committed Team Couples who are ready to respond to the call of the service anytime. These Team Couples have committed a piece of themselves to the apostleship. Tuklasan is also gifted with a number of Team Priests who have joined and who hare committed to the ME apostolate under the able stewardship of Fr. Jess V. Fernandez, SJ. In brief, it could be proudly declared that Tuklasan is an independent and dynamic Sector of the MEFP, which has all the ingredients to succeed in this Holy, and noble endeavor as proven by what it is now. THE BIGGEST SECTOR AMONG ALL THE SECTORS OF MEFP.

The Tuklasan MEA Ministry is the catalyst, which puts all the ingredients together to form a successful and meaningful ME Weekend Seminar. If the trees are judged by the taste of its fruits, then the MEA Ministry need no tribunal to put its performance in the weighing scale. All ME Weekend Seminars of the different Series of Tuklasan are living testimonies to the excellent performance of the MEA Ministry.

Servant Leaders (2011-2013):

  1. Bro. Danny-Sis. Winnie Parungao- Chaircouple
  2. Bro. Domeng-Sis. Lui Alagde- Co-chaircouple