Communicating Climate Change March 27, 2017Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Diocese of Cubao, JPIC.
Tags: Brandsma Media Center, Crispin Maslog, Fr. Dexter Toledo, Mary Ann Lucille Sering, Ruth Guzman
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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.
- Prof. Ruth Guzman (Chairperson of the Philippine Association of Tertiary Level Educational Institutions in Environmental Protection and Management
- Atty. Mary Ann Lucille Sering (Former Vice-Chairperson of the Climate Change Commission)
- Prof. Crispin Maslog (Chairperson of Asian Media Information and Communication Center Inc.)
- Fr. Dexter Toledo (Chairperson of Ecological Justice Interfaith Movement)
Christ the King House of Spirituality (Freinademetz Center) February 28, 2017Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Cebu, Diocese of Cubao, Lent, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province.
Tags: Christ the King House of Spirituality, Divine Word College of Calapan, Divine Word College of Legaspi City, Divine Word College of San Jose, St. Jude Catholic School of Manila
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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.
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, 2017Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Manila, Communications Ministry, Diocese of Cubao, JPIC, SVD Philippine Central Province.
Tags: Arnold Janssen Kalinga Center, Fr. Flavie Villanueva
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Picture of Perseverance in Missionary Life October 5, 2016Posted 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.
Tags: Bishop Antonio Palang SVD, Fr. Anselm Taolin Kiik SVD, Fr. Anselmo Nicasio SVD, Fr. Carlos Lariosa SVD, Fr. Danilo Bayalas SVD, Fr. Eduardo Guarin SVD, Fr. Eleuterio Lacaron SVD, Fr. Emeterio dela Paz SVD, Fr. Emmanuel Menguito SVD, Fr. Felix Ferrer SVD, Fr. Fernando Santos SVD, Fr. Francis Vega SVD, Fr. Geronimo John Paat SVD, Fr. Ignacio Joaquin SVD, Fr. Jose Caballes SVD, Fr. Joseph Villas SVD, Fr. Lloyd Fiedler SVD, Fr. Manuel Bongayan SVD, Fr. Michael Padua SVD, Fr. Peter Michael SVD, Fr. Quintin Terrenal SVD, Fr. Thaddeus Teano SVD, Fr. Timoteus Gampur SVD
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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.
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.
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.
HELP US ALSO PROMOTE THE CAUSE FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF OUR MARTYR-BISHOP:
Bishop William Finnemann, SVD
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Tribute to Elders September 5, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Diocese of Cubao, Family Feast, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, Year of Mercy.
Tags: Christ the King Mission Seminary, Villa Cristo Rey
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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.
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.
Throwback: Seminary Family Feast 2006 August 30, 2016Posted 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.
Tags: Christ the King Mission Seminary
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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.
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, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Manila, Diocese of Cubao, Press Release, Priesthood, Vocation Campaign.
Tags: Clergy Day, Fr. Nielo Cantilado SVD
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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
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,
- 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, 2015Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, Diocese of Cubao, Jesus, Seminary Life, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province.
Tags: Christ the King Mission Seminary, Divine Word Missionaries, SVD, Villa Cristo Rey
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- For the schedule of Holy Masses, check out the info below:
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|· Sundays at every start of the Mass|
|· Upon request thru text messaging: 09175620337 and 09213108400|
|· Special Occasions (Separate schedule will be posted)|