Marianist VILAC 2020 Workshops

Marianist VILAC – February 13th & 15th, 2020

Marianist VILAC begins on Thursday evening, February 13th at 7pm at St. Anthony’s Church in Wailuku, Maui, with a concert featuring the music of noted composers Fr. Ricky Manalo and Jesse Manibusan.  VILAC continues on Saturday morning at 8:30a.m. with a Morning Prayer, Keynote, Workshop Session , Lunch (included in registration fee), Concert, Closing Session and  Prayer.  The Program ends by 2:30p.m.  

Workshop Session:

1:  Fr. Ricky Manalo & Jesse Manibusan  



A tag team approach will invite participants to grow in their known and unknown musical gifts.  Grow in confidence as a cantor, an instrumentalist, a choir director or a member of the choir.

In Fr. Ricky’s words: On January 1, 2020 (“World Peace Day”) Pope Francis preached a message of peace as “a path of hope, a path on which one advances through dialogue, reconciliation and conversion.”  We music ministers have been graced with a powerful means to preach this same message.  But first, we need to become bridge builders among ourselves and learn intercultural skills, before we can convey this message out to the world.  Join us for a day of reflection, faith sharing, and music making so that we may become ambassadors of Christ’s peace for all the world to see.  Experience a day of inspiration and renewal, and enjoy an interactive workshop for learning and sharing a variety of approaches to our ministry of music!

2.  Young Adult (18-39) with EPIC Ministry “Communication Through Music”.

EPIC is an Oahu-based peer ministry of young adults with a deep desire to know, love, and serve the Lord. EPIC Ministry is rooted in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and shares its charism with the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Workshop presenters: Kainoa Furumoto, Malcolm Zara, and Joshua Kapika and friends.


3. Youth (Grades 6 – 12) is a special musical workshop for the younger generation as well as those who minister to the younger generation.  Go deeper into the preferred music of the younger generation.  Explore where and how it is best used as the younger generation continues on its journey through faith and worship.

Joe Camacho will be inviting all participants to bring musical instruments besides their voices. He says, “I’m going to be sharing with them music that has been created to be accompanied with singing voices and with their instruments especially if they have a guitar or ukulele or even a keyboard. Everyone is also invited to bring their voices.