Announcements: September 2015 and Beyond

#1.  Schedule of Upcoming CPE groups from Clinical Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training CenterCPSP_PH_TestLogo(1)

November 2-December 11     Romblon Provincial Hospital (Tablas Island)

March 21-April 29 (2016)    Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (Roxas City)

May 9 – June 10     Iloilo Mission Hospital (Iloilo City)

July 4 – August 12    Brokenshire Memorial Hospital  (Davao City)

For more information, please contact Dr. Cal Sodoy  (

#2.  Baguio City Schedule for CPE

PBTS Training Center CPE group will be finishing their unit this October.

Bukal Life Care Training Center will have a new group starting September 24

Summer Intensive will start for both PBTS and Bukal in mid-March. Other groups will be announced soon.

#3.  Mary Johnston Hospital Schedule

CPE group is expected to finish this October. Another group is tentatively scheduled for April 1st, 2016 (Our information here may be a bit out of date. Welcome any updates on this schedule as well as any other groups)

#4. Pastoral Care Week. October 25-31. Celebration Seminar in Baguio
on the 27th. Other events may be elsewhere.

#5. Visit from Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of CPSP to Baguio. November 22-26

23rd of November:  Seminar on Dr. Lawrence’s new book on Case Studies. Followed by  Case study presentations.

24th of November. SIT training.

26th of November. Thanksgiving and MOA signing.

#6.  Working on shirt design for CPSP-Philippines Members. Hope to have it available before MOA signing.

#7. January. CPSP-Philippines BOT meeting.

#8.  Membership Drive is starting now to be completed December 2015.  This will be followed by Chapter Formation/Assignment, and Training Center accreditations in 2016.


Pastoral Care Week 2015

<Note from CPSP>

Pastoral Care Week (PCW) is just around the corner (October 25-31, 2015) and this year the theme is “Spiritual Care Together.”  This year, PCW has partnered with a new vendor and their merchandise site ( is now open for business, with a simplified shopping cart and payment system.  Additionally, there is a full-service customer care department with a toll-free number (1-800-318-3849.  It is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST).  Most orders will ship within 48 hours (to a physical address – no post office boxes!).

Pastoral Care Week ( celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and its rich history can be found at .  PCW later affiliated with the COMISS Network (of which CPSP is a member).  And CPSP’s own Linda Walsh-Garrison, BCCC, is the immediate Past-Chair of the Pastoral Care Week initiative, having served that role in a splendid fashion for several years.

“Spiritual Care Together” focuses on holistic care of the individual and the need to work collaboratively across disciplines to meet the biological, psychological, social and spiritual needs of those for whom we provide care.  We seek this opportunity to dialogue, educate, support and join together in understanding the spiritual and/or religious needs that impact the physical and mental wellbeing of individuals as we join with them in their journey toward healing and wholeness. 

Please take a look at the PCW website and see what merchandise might assist you in promoting our profession, as well as calling attention to your department’s vital role within your institution.


Dave Plummer, BCCC, DPP
Past-Chair, COMISS Network