Institute for Christian Formation and Social Integration

About Us

The Institute for Christian Formation and Social Integration (ICFSI) is the University’s arm responsible in catering to the spiritual and social formation needs of HAU students and employees aimed at: 1) providing opportunities for students and employees to know, to process and to grow in their faith life; 2) synergizing spiritual and community involvement efforts and initiatives; 3) building a faith community in the campus, and 4) initiating programs that will help the HAU community to be critical, discerning and responsive to social realities.

General programs and services include psycho-spiritual formation initiatives such as recollections and retreats, liturgical/sacramental services, community building, service learning opportunities, outreach, apostolate, and community development programs. Each unit of the Institute carries out its specific functions anchored on the three-fold ministries of the Church – Formation, Liturgy and Service. Implementing units under the cluster are: University’s Campus Ministry Office (CMO); Office of the Community Extension Services (OCES), and Christian Living Education (CLE).

The Institute is housed at The Sr. Josefina G. Nepomuceno Formation Center. The center which is located at the back of the University Chapel was established as the University’s resource facility in carrying out programs for faith-life formation and integration, religious education, community extension service/social action and pastoral care. It is dedicated to St. John Paul II whose many significant contributions to the Catholic Church include his love for the youth.

Further, it was built in support of and in solidarity with the Catholic Church’s lay pastoral formation initiatives and advocacies towards stewardship, discipleship, and apostleship.

Vision

The Institute shall serve as a spring of spiritual renewal and stewardship rooted from the person and examples of Christ.

Mission

To bear witness to, and celebrate faith in Christ through integral formation and development

Goals and Objectives
  1. To initiate and provide opportunities to deepen the University community members’ awareness and sense of solidarity in living out the University’s mission, charisms and core values;
  2. To cultivate and promote the formation of a worshipping, celebrating, welcoming, giving and serving community in the campus;
  3. To lead University community members to be active participants in the study and proclamation of the Word of God and in liturgical-sacramental celebrations;
  4. To actively engage the University community in living out the mission to serve the poor and marginalized in developmental efforts for, with, and by them, and in the promotion of peace and integrity of creation, and
  5. To serve as a resource center in support of and in solidarity with the Catholic Church’s lay pastoral formation initiatives and advocacies towards discipleship and apostleship.

ICFSI Administration and Staff

Director, Institute for Christian Formation and Social Integration

Ms. Norilyn M. Pineda

npineda@hau.edu.ph

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Local 1553

Chairperson, Christian Living Education

Ms. Cristina Samia

csamia@hau.edu.ph

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Local 1316

Head, Office of the Community Extension Services and National Service Training Program

Ms. Shirley Mae B. Marcos

smbarrera@hau.edu.ph

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Local 1325

Staff, Office of the Community Extension Services (OCES)

Ms. Emee Rose L. Balilu

erbalilu@hau.edu.ph

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn.

Local 1324

Ms. Rowena D. Cabigting

rcabigting@hau.edu.ph

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn.

Local 1324

Sr. Josefina G. Nepomuceno Formation Center

Named after Sr. Josefina G. Nepomuceno, one of the daughters of the University’s founder Don Juan D. Nepomuceno, who belongs to the Order of St. Benedict, the SJN Formation Center was established as Holy Angel University’s resource facility in carrying out programs for faith-life formation and integration, religious education, community extension service/social action and pastoral care in the form of:

  • Recollections and retreats;
  • Spiritual conferences and lay formation trainings and seminars;
  • Liturgical and sacramental activities;
  • Prayer workshops;
  • Group processing and sharing activities;
  • Lifelong learning, and
  • Other pastoral and community development trainings and programs

The SJN Formation Center is dedicated to St. John Paul II whose many significant contributions to the Catholic Church include his love for the youth.

Located at the back of the Chapel of the Holy Guardian Angel, the four-storey building houses the University’s Campus Ministry Office (CMO), the Office of the Community Extension Services (OCES), and the Christian Living Education (CLE) Department––all under the umbrella of the Institute for Christian Formation and Social Integration (ICFSI). Each unit of the Institute carries out its specific functions anchored on the three-fold ministries of the Church––Formation, Liturgy and Service.

As a cluster, ICFSI was organized in the school year 2011-2012, though the three units have existed long before and have been integrated in other departments as part of the University’s functions.

The ICFSI is the University’s arm responsible in catering to the spiritual and social formation needs of HAU students and employees aimed at:

  • Providing opportunities for students and employees to know, to process and to grow in their faith life;
  • Synergizing spiritual and community involvement efforts and initiatives;
  • Building a faith community in the campus, and
  • Initiating programs that will help the HAU community to be critical, discerning and responsive to social realities.

It was built in support of and in solidarity with the Catholic Church’s lay pastoral formation initiatives and advocacies towards stewardship, discipleship, and apostleship.

To carry out ICFSI’s mission, the Formation Center has been equipped with facilities that lend themselves to cater to the various services and functions needed by its end users.

The Ground Floor which is called St. John Paul II Hall houses the:

  • Adoration Chapel;
  • Confession Area;
  • Center Lobby for group sharing, religious activities and reception, and
  • Office Units (the ICFSI Secretariat, the Office of the Community Extension Services, the Christian Living Education Department and the Campus Ministry Office)

The Second Floor features three formation rooms that can accommodate a total of 170 persons:

  • St. Gabriel Formation Room
  • St. Michael Formation Room
  • St. Raphael Formation Room

The Third Floor houses the dormitories that can accommodate a total of 140 persons:

  • St. Uriel Dormitory for Women
  • St. Barachiel Dormitory for Women
  • St. Judiel Dormitory for Men
  • St. Sealtiel Dormitory for Men

The Fourth Floor serves as a Meditation Deck.

The Fourth Floor is aptly named as the Seraphim (angels of unadulterated love, fire of healing, and light) and Cherubim (fullness of knowledge and Divine Wisdom) Meditation Deck. The serene atmosphere created by the picturesque meditational garden amidst the surrounding quietude makes the place very conducive for reflection, journal writing and similar activities that can be done in the gazebos situated on both ends of the roof deck.

Contact Us

Trunklines:

887-5478

888-8691 to 93

888-2902

888-1620

625-9619

Fax Numbers:

888-2514 - President's Office

888-1754 - Central Purchasing Office

888-1290 - Finance Office

International Calls:

Please dial (+63-45) plus telephone number.

National Calls:

Please dial (045) plus telephone number.

University Chaplain
Fr. Marvin P. Dizon

Local 1322

Staff, Campus Ministry Office / Coordinator, National Service Training Program (NSTP)
MS. HAZEL A. BASILIO

hbasilio@hau.edu.ph

Identity and Character Formation Officer
MS. LORNA S. TYSON

ltyson@hau.edu.ph

Local 1130 (CMO) / 1324 (OCES)

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