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Communicating Climate Change March 27, 2017

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Diocese of Cubao, JPIC.
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Communicating Climate Change

 

COMMUNICATING CLIMATE CHANGE: Inviting you all a forum on Media and Environment at the Titus Brandsma Center (24 Acacia Street, New Manila Quezon City) this coming March 31, 2017 from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Admission is FREE! Registration starts at 12:30 pm. For more inquiries, call 726-6054 or text 0995-9944-285.

 

Speakers:

  1. Prof. Ruth Guzman (Chairperson of the Philippine Association of Tertiary Level Educational Institutions in Environmental Protection and Management

 

  1. Atty. Mary Ann Lucille Sering (Former Vice-Chairperson of the Climate Change Commission)

 

  1. Prof. Crispin Maslog (Chairperson of Asian Media Information and Communication Center Inc.)

 

  1. Fr. Dexter Toledo (Chairperson of Ecological Justice Interfaith Movement)

 

 

Christ the King House of Spirituality (Freinademetz Center) February 28, 2017

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Cebu, Diocese of Cubao, Lent, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province.
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The former Finnemann building inside the Christ the King Mission Seminary is now named Christ the King House of Spirituality (Freinademetz Center). It was blest and inaugurated last February 24, 2017. Fr. Nielo Cantilado, SVD, the outgoing Provincial Superior of the SVD Philippines Central Province, presided the blessing.

 

 

This new center is open for spiritual retreats and recollections, worship meetings and conferences, and many other religious activities. It is located inside the compound of Christ the King Mission Seminary, E. Rodriguez, Sr. Ave., Quezon City.

 

Photo and Text Credit: Fr. Ronald Rey Espartinez, SVD

Photo and Text Credit: Fr. Ronald Rey Espartinez, SVD

 

Fr. Nielo Cantilado, SVD

Fr. Nielo Cantilado, SVD

 

SVD Missionaries and Friends were present

SVD Missionaries and Friends were present

 

Facade of the Building

Facade of the Building

 

 

Rooms

Rooms

 

Multi-Purpose Room

Multi-Purpose Room

 

Chapel

Chapel

 

Session Rooms

Session Rooms

 

Comfort Room

Comfort Room

 

Terrace

Terrace

 

Ground Floor

Ground Floor

 

Session Room

Session Room

 

Session Room

Session Room

 

This building used to be the residence for the associate (young professionals), first year and second college seminarians of the Divine Word Missionaries. Today, the community of seminarians stays at the Buttenbruch Building of the Christ the King compound.

 

 

We thank the following SVD educational Institutions in the Central province for sponsoring the new house of spirituality:

 

 

1) St. Jude Catholic School of Manila,
2) Divine Word College of Legaspi City,
3) Divine Word College of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
4) Divine Word College of Calapan,
5) SVD Provincialate.

 

 

The renovation and refurbishment took 8 months to finish.

 

 

Kalinga sa Pagtulog January 19, 2017

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Manila, Communications Ministry, Diocese of Cubao, JPIC, SVD Philippine Central Province.
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Kalinga: Caring is our Business

Kalinga: Caring is our Business

In Arnold Janssen Kalinga Center’s desire to offer care to the marginalized especially the homeless, we launch tonight the “Kalinga sa Pagtulog” – a Night Shelter Program. Meet our first of the 15 beneficiaries.
We hope to do this on an experimental basis of 2 nights a week, from 8pm-6am the following day. It begins with a registration followed by hygiene and showers; then prayers and life sharing; lastly, preparing their mats and blankets.
Kalinga: Caring is our Business

Kalinga: Caring is our Business

With a secured place for the night and a prayer, they wake up fresh and ready to face again tomorrow. You are most welcome to come and visit us.
Meet Jesus among the poor. 😀
Credit:Fr. Flavie Villanueva, SVD
Kalinga: Caring is our Business

Kalinga: Caring is our Business

Picture of Perseverance in Missionary Life October 5, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Arnold Janssen, Communications Ministry, Diocese of Cubao, Jesus, Priesthood, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, SVD Philippine Northern Province, SVD Philippine Southern Province, Vocation Campaign, Vocation Story, Year of Mercy.
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The Jubilarians in the Philippine Central Province of the SVD

The Jubilarians in the Philippine Central Province of the SVD

Here are our missionaries from the SVD Philippine Central Province who are celebrating their Jubilee. Some 25 years of ordination and vows, some 40, some 50 years. 

Photo Credit: Fr. Bongayan, SVD

Photo Credit: Fr. Bongayan, SVD

Fr. Peter Michael, SVD – the most senior among the Divine Word Missionaries in the Philippines today, celebrates his 80th year in vows. Last October 1, he celebrated his 104th birthday.

 

Photo Credit: Fr. Bongayan, SVD

Photo Credit: Fr. Bongayan, SVD

The Society of the Divine Word (Latin: Societas Verbi Divini, abbreviated SVD), popularly called Divine Word Missionaries, and sometimes the Steyler Missionaries, is a missionary religious congregation in The Roman Catholic Church Roman.

 

In the Philippines, the Divine Word Missionaries arrived in Bangued, Abra, in 1909, founding schools in Bangued, Vigan, in Ilocos Sur and Laoag City in Ilocos Norte, as well as in other parts of the Philippines. Now there are about 500 Filipino SVD priests and brothers and around 150 of them are serving in overseas missions on all continents. In the Philippines, the SVD have three ecclesiastical provinces, namely: the Philippine North (PHN) that comprises missionary works of Pangasinan to Aparri; the Philippine Central (PHC) that covers the National Capital Region, and all the provinces comprising central Luzon, southern Tagalog and the whole Bicol region; and the Philippine South (PHS) whose ministries cover the Visayas and Mindanao Islands.

 

The congregation opened Christ the King Mission Seminary in 1934 in Quezon City for their Filipino applicants and from then on their numbers continued to increase eventually making the SVD the largest religious institute of men in the country.

 

PLEASE LIKE THE PAGES OF OUR SVD MISSIONARIES:
Rev. Fr. Arlo Bernardo S. Yap, SVD
Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD
Fr. Glenn Paul M. Gomez, SVD
Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD

 

 

PLEASE LIKE OUR EVANGELIZATION PROGRAMS:
The Healing Eucharist
Family TV Mass
7 Last Words on TV
Salitang Buhay on DZMM

 

 

HELP US ALSO PROMOTE THE CAUSE FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF OUR MARTYR-BISHOP:
Bishop William Finnemann, SVD

 

 

LIKE OUR PAGE: Societas Verbi Divini (SVD) – Philippines

 

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#witnesstotheword
#ThinkMission
#SVDExpress

 

 

 

Tribute to Elders September 5, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Diocese of Cubao, Family Feast, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, Year of Mercy.
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CKMS Seminarians Serenade our Elder Confreres

CKMS Seminarians Serenade our Elder Confreres (Photo Credit: Fr. Ronrey, SVD)

The SVD seminarians of Christ the King Mission Seminary gave tribute to the missionaries who are now assigned at the Villa Cristo Rey (VCR), the retirement, recovery, and wellness facility of the SVD Philippines.

The Veterans of the SVD

The Veterans of the SVD

This is part of our Family Feast celebration, a way of thanking God for the 141st founding anniversary of our Society, the congregation of the Society of the Divine Word, which was founded on September 08, 1875 by Saint Arnold Janssen.

 

Fr. Henry Schenck used to be my spiritual director in Divine Word Seminary of Tagaytay

Fr. Henry Schenck, SVD used to be my spiritual director in Divine Word Seminary of Tagaytay

 

The Happy Fr. Val Darunday, SVD

The Happy Fr. Val Darunday, SVD

 

Genuine Smiles Captured

Genuine Smiles Captured

 

#CKMSFamilyFeast2016
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#witnesstotheword

 

Throwback: Seminary Family Feast 2006 August 30, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Manila, Diocese of Cubao, Family Feast, Regency, Seminary Life, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, Vocation Campaign, Year of Mercy.
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Back in 2006, I was assigned as Regent in Christ the King Mission Seminary. It’s so amazing to look back at those wonderful year, especially during the month of September. You see, every SVD seminarian looks forward to September 8, the SVD Foundation anniversary. We call this Family Feast.

 

The Family Feast is a long-standing tradition in the SVD congregation as our way of celebrating our birthdays in common. In 2006, the theme of the Family Feast in Christ the King was “M:131.” That is, 131 years in the mission of spreading God’s word.

 

The third year class who served as COORDs preparing the venue

The third year class who served as COORDs preparing the venue

 

Steylers Team

Steylers Team

 

Gigsters Team

Gigsters Team

 

Crusaders Team

Crusaders Team

 

Geistsucht Team

Geistsucht Team

 

World Cup Vibe: Brother Jo cheers for his team

World Cup Vibe: Brother Jo cheers for his team

 

Milk Drinking Contest

Milk Drinking Contest

 

Flour Blowing Contest

Flour Blowing Contest

 

Grand Night

Grand Night

 

Fr. Christopher Ramirez, SVD with the Coordinators and the Regent

Fr. Christopher Ramirez, SVD with the Coordinators and the Regent

 

CHAMPION - GIGSTERS TEAM

CHAMPION – GIGSTERS TEAM

 

Coordinators

The Champion Team with the Regent

That was exactly ten years ago. How time flies! Several other Family Feast celebrations year after year were also equally memorable. I thank God for the gift of perseverance in my chosen congregation. More power to the SVD! I hope to witness a hundred years more of Family Feasts!

 

 

Clergy Day 2016 July 25, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Manila, Diocese of Cubao, Press Release, Priesthood, Vocation Campaign.
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Clergy Day: An Invitation

Clergy Day: An Invitation

 

Is your light hiding under the bush? Remember that you are the salt of the earth and light of the world. Let your light shine as the Prophet Jeremiah says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Let us all hear God’s calling as we invite you to join and be a part of the

Clergy Day.

Happening on Thursday, 4th day of August, 2016

from 1pm to 10 pm at the

Diocesan Shrine of Jesus, the Divine Word,

Christ the King Mission Seminary,

  1. Rodriguez Sr. Ave. Quezon City.

A sports activity, thanksgiving mass and a tribute dinner will be held on the said day.

Come share your time, talents and energy. Treat yourself with fun and excitement while the value of faith and love of God is shared.

You won’t want to miss this significant and triumphant event.

Hope to see you there.

 

10 Things You Must Know About Christ the King Mission Seminary (CKMS) November 21, 2015

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, Diocese of Cubao, Jesus, Seminary Life, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province.
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Christ the King Mission Seminary

Christ the King Mission Seminary

 

 

  1. Christ the King Mission Seminary (CKMS) is a Roman Catholic seminary in Quezon City run by the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD), a German congregation founded by St. Arnold Janssen in Steyl, Holland. Today, the SVD is the biggest religious male congregation in the Philippines.

 

  1. It was established on 1933, just 8 years after Pope Pius XI added to the liturgical calendar the Feast of Christ of King in 1925. This is the first seminary ever to be dedicated to Christ the King.

 

  1. CKMS, being an academic institution that prepares seminarians to become priests and missionaries, offers an undergraduate course of AB Philosophy and a Postgraduate program on MA Philosophy. I graduated here last 2002.
SVD Missionaries

SVD Missionaries

  1. CKMS is located at 101 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd – this long stretch of E. Rodriguez is filled with Kings – from Burger King, Chow King, Goto King, Tapa King – and if you just continue walking – you will end up with Christ the King!

 

  1. Inside the compound, you will find the Villa Cristo Rey (VCR). Ever wonder what happens to our old missionaries when they retire and become sick? They stay at the Villa Cristo Rey. Here at the VCR, they are taken good care by our health personnel. Interestingly, at the back of the VCR is our cemetery. Thus, it is safe to say that VCR is our pre-departure area. Lol.

 

  1. Just at the other side of our Sementeryo ng Mga Relihiyoso, you will see the Grotto of the Lady of Annunciation. This area used to be a garbage dumpsite several decades ago but when the Lady was brought here, the people started visiting the area. See it for yourself.
Garden of the Divine Word (Photo Credit: Crearis.com.h

Garden of the Divine Word (Photo Credit: Crearis.com.h

  1. Despite being near the highway, you can actually enjoy the tranquility of Christ the King Mission Seminary. Within the compound, there are so many solemn and feel-good things to see. Religious articles, souvenirs, liturgical materials can also be found at the seminary store. Make sure to also see the brightly-colored koi fishes, century-old trees, well-designed landscape and the mini-amphitheater at the Garden of the Divine Word.

 

The Buttenbruch Building

The Buttenbruch Building

 

  1. The castle-designed building is called the Buttenbruch Building. It is named after Fr. Theodore Buttenbruch, SVD. The congregation remembered him as a “martyr for charity” for helping the Filipinos. In 1944, he was taken by the Japanese and was brought to Fort Santiago. He was never seen again. By the way, he also founded the Divine Word College of Bangued, Abra.
Divine Word Shrine

Divine Word Shrine

  1. The seminary chapel, now called the Divine Word Shrine, is especially memorable for Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian, SVD – the Bishop of Bangued, Abra. In 2007, he was ordained a Bishop at the Divine Word Shrine – the same chapel where he used to serve as Sacristan Mayor before he entered the seminary.

 

  1. For the schedule of Holy Masses, check out the info below:

 

DAYS MORNING AFTERNOON
MONDAY 5:30am Mass (Crypt) 6:45pm (Holy Spirit Devotion)
6:20am Mass 6:00pm Mass
TUESDAY 5:30am Mass (Crypt) 6:00pm Mass (Padre Pio Devotion)
6:20am Mass
WEDNESDAY 5:30am Mass (Crypt) 5:30pm (Perpetual Help Novena)
6:20am Mass 6:00pm Mass
THURSDAY 5:30am Mass (Crypt) 6:00pm Mass
6:20am Mass St. Jude Devotion (After 6:00pm Mass)
FRIDAY 5:30am Mass (Crypt) 5:30pm (Divine Mercy Devotion)
6:20am Mass 6:00pm Healing Mass and Devotion to Jesus the Divine Word
SATURDAY 5:30am Mass (Crypt) 6:00pm Anticipated Sunday Mass
6:20am Mass
Healing Mass: Every 1st Saturday of the Month (9:00am at the Grotto)
SUNDAY 6:00 am 4:00 pm
7:00 am 5:00 pm
8:00 am 6:00 pm
9:00 am 7:30 pm
10:00 am
11:30 am
CONFESSIONS:
·        Sundays at every start of the Mass
·        Upon request thru text messaging: 09175620337 and 09213108400
·        Special Occasions (Separate schedule will be posted)

 

 

Invitation: Symposium on Poverty Alleviation and Justice September 16, 2015

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, Diocese of Cubao, Year of the Poor.
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You Are Invited!

You Are Invited!

 

See you.

See you.