Communicating Climate Change

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)

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

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

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

 

#SVD
#DivineWordMissionaries
#witnesstotheword
#ThinkMission
#SVDExpress

 

 

 

Tribute to Elders

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
#SVD
#witnesstotheword

 

Throwback: Seminary Family Feast 2006

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

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.