Palm and Passion Sunday (A) April 8, 2017Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, Diocese of San Pablo, Jesus, Lent, SVD Philippine Central Province, SVD Philippine Northern Province, SVD Philippine Southern Province.
Tags: Holy Week, Homilies, Palm Sunday, Passion Sunday
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Palm Sunday / Passion Sunday (A)
Psalm: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Matthew 26: 14-27,66
Welcome to the Palm and Passion Sunday!
Tandaan po ninyo, ang linggong ito ang isa sa mga may pinakamagandang second readings sa buong taon para sa akin. Ito ay galing sa book of St. Paul to the Philippians: at ang mensaheng ito ay produkto ng pagninilay ng first Christian communities. “Though he was in the form of God, Jesus did not deem equality with God something to be used for his own advantage.” (Philippians 2:6). Sa simula pa lamang, si Hesus ay talagang banal. Ngunit hindi tumigil si St. Paul doon. Sabi pa niya: “Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in the likeness of men. Thus, he humbled himself, by becoming obedient to death, death on the cross!” (Philippians 2:7)
Ang Dios na banal ay naging tao, upang ang tao ay maging banal.
This is a special time of the year that we stop to remember and bring back the memories leading to our redemption and salvation. Yes, we remember Jesus’ dying and rising, but let us also remember our own dying and rising with him.
Let us ponder upon two questions for today:
- Do I have true sorrow for my sins?
Akin bang nararamdaman ang taus-pusong pagsisisi sa aking mga kasalanan? Ngunit hindi lamang iyan – ang pagsisisi ay hindi lamang iyong makaramdam ng kalungkutan, pananangis at pagtanggap ng parusa sa mga kasalanang nagawa ngunit ang pagbabagong-isip.
Ang tunay na pagsisisi ay yaong may kasamang paggawa ng mabuti (Luke 3:8). Samakatuwid, kung ako’y magdarasal, hihingi ng tawad sa Dios, ako ay tunay na nagsisisi kung ang aral ni Hesus ay akin ng isinasabuhay. It is impossible to change if the person cannot and will not change. Change will come if you change. Imposible ang tunay na pagsisisi kung walang bungang pagbabago sa ugali.
- Am I willing to carry my own cross?
May story ako na naalala ko pa mula sa aking auntie na aking guro noong high school. Sabi niya, one day, a man complained to Christ dahil masyadong mabigat ang krus na kanyang dala. Then dinala siya ni Hesus sa isang lugar na puno ng krus. sabi ni Hesus, pili ka ng krus mo dyan.
So, ibinaba nya yong kanyang krus at nagsimula siyang umikot. He saw a very small cross, binuhat niya, then sabi niya: ang gaan naman. So ibinaba niya at naghanap ulit. May nakita siyang malaking krus, binuhat niya, ngunit sabi – sobrang bigat naman!
So, hanap siya ng hanap ng krus na babagay sa kanya. Naikot niya ang buong lugar ngunit wala siyang mahanap na krus na sakto lamang sa kanya.
Then, all of a sudden, in a corner, may nakita isang krus, hindi masyadong Malaki, hindi rin masyadong maliit. He carried it, not so heavy, not too light. Kaya sabi niya kay Hesus, “yes, Jesus, ito na ang napili kong krus!”
Jesus laughed at him. Sabi ni Hesus, that’s the same cross you complained about!
Brothers and sisters, while we ponder on the sufferings of Christ, let us also be mindful to accept our own sufferings, knowing that God never gives us trials beyond our capacity. (1 Corinthians 10:13). His grace is always enough for us.
Have a meaningful and prayerful holy week po.
This is Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD. Witness to the Word.
SVD Ordination 2016 November 15, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Diocese of Imus, Ordination, Priesthood, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, SVD Philippine Northern Province, SVD Philippine Southern Province.
Tags: Fr. Aaron Paul Hizola SVD, Fr. Arjay Venus SVD, Fr. Arnulfo Fraga SVD, Fr. Frank Quainoo SVD, Fr. Henry Go SVD, Fr. Jay de Leon SVD, Fr. Jerome Alburo SVD, Fr. Ralp Montalban SVD, Fr. Reyann Orlandez SVD
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Be one with us in prayers….
Ordination to the Sacred of the Presbyterate.
Divine Word Missionaries.
December 3, 2016. 9 AM.
Divine Word Seminary of Tagaytay.
See you there
Welcome to the Philippines! October 15, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, SVD Philippine Northern Province, SVD Philippine Southern Province, Year of Mercy.
Tags: Bro. Guy Mido Mazola, Divine Word Missionaries, Fr. Arlindo Pereira Dias SVD, Fr. Gregory Pinto SVD, SVD
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The Societas Verbi Divini (SVD) – Philippines welcomes the three General Visitators who are now in the country to visit the different SVD areas in the Philippines:
SVD Philippine Central Province: Fr. Arlindo Pereira Dias, SVD
SVD Philippine Northern Province: Bro. Guy Mido Mazola, SVD
SVD Philippine Southern Province: Fr. Gregory Pinto, SVD
According to the SVD Constitutions, 626: “General visitations are an occasion for the visitator to come into personal contract with the individual confreres. It has the task of strengthening the confreres’ conviction that the Society cares for each and everyone of them. It also helps the Generalate more exact information of the life and work of our confreres and a realistic picture of the conditions and needs of the various areas of the Society. This should result in our confreres living in line with the Society’s norms and working towards our common goal.”
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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Nagwerk. Nag-change Career. Nag-SVD. September 30, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, SVD Philippine Northern Province, SVD Philippine Southern Province, Vocation Campaign, Vocation Story, Year of Mercy.
Tags: Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian SVD, Bro. Bela Lanyi SVD, Bro. Errol Torres SVD, Fr. Dennis Testado SVD, Fr. Eric Lacandula SVD, Fr. Franlou Bardon SVD, Fr. Jerry Perocho SVD, Fr. Victor Florida SVD
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Are you a single professional or a fourth year high school who feels the call to serve God in the religious missionary life?
Then, join the SVD!
We are a congregation of congregation of Priests and Brothers, founded in Steyl, Holland on September 8, 1875, by St. Arnold Janssen. SVD is one of the three religious congregations founded by St. Arnold, along with the Blue Sisters and the Pink Sisters.
The SVD Missionaries, as “witnesses” to the Divine Word (Jesus), are engaged among others, in the following works: biblical apostolate, education, parish administration, mass media/communication, mission animation, formation of youth, formation of future priests and religious missionaries, promotion of justice, peace and integrity of creation (JPIC), community organizing, empowerment of indigenous peoples/communities, care of street children, prostituted women and other marginalized sectors of the society.
At present, we are the 7th biggest male congregation in the Church and the biggest in the Philippines.
For more details, visit or call the nearest SVD vocation office nearest you:
SVD PHILIPPINE NOTHERN PROVINCE:
DIVINE WORD FORMATION CENTER – URDANETA
c/o Divine Word College of Urdaneta, Urdaneta, 2428 Pangasinan
Tel. No. (075) 568-2612
SVD PHILIPPINES CENTRAL PROVINCE
SVD Vocation Director
Christ the King Mission Seminary
1101 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
Quezon City, Philippines 1112
Telephone Number(s): (632) 726 5002; (632) 725 8981 to 82 Fax Number: (632) 412 0618
SVD PHILIPPINES SOUTHERN PROVINCE
St. Joseph Freinademetz Formation House
0534 D. Jakosalem St., Cogon Ramos
6000 Cebu City
Mobile Numbers: 0928-240-5863 (Smart); 0927-834-6933 (Globe); 0922-359-4138 (Sun)
Telephone Numbers: (032)255-1876; (032)255-1892
Email Ads: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
DIVINE WORD FORMATION CENTER-DAVAO
Catalunan Grande, 8000 Davao City P.O. Box 81218
Tel No. (082) 297-4449
The Word in Other Words 2017 August 20, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, SVD Philippine Northern Province, SVD Philippine Southern Province, Year of Mercy.
Tags: Bible Diary, The Word in Other Words
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The SVD Bible Diary 2017 is now out!
For your reservation,
please contact Logos Publications, Inc. at
Tel/Fax (+632) 711-1323 / 732-2736.
8 New SVD Missionaries Ordained December 5, 2015Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Diocese of Imus, International Eucharistic Congress, Jesus, Priesthood, SVD Philippine Central Province, SVD Philippine Northern Province, SVD Philippine Southern Province, Vocation Campaign.
Tags: Bishop Reynaldo Evangelista, Fr. Diderick Andrinjatovo SVD, Fr. Franciskus Subandi SVD, Fr. Gregorius Robi Dosom SVD, Fr. June Lee Sarenas SVD, Fr. Lawrence Llona SVD, Fr. Lindsey Francis Taeza SVD, Fr. Roberto Solis SVD, Fr. Ryan Diňo SVD
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Eight deacons of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) were ordained to the priesthood last Saturday at the Holy Spirit Chapel of the Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City in a solemn celebration attended by 127 priests and 2 bishops. This year’s batch of new SVD missionaries are called Logos Class, inspired by the Prologue of the gospel of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
The new SVD missionary priests are composed of three nationalities: 5 Filipinos, 2 Indonesians and 1 from Madagascar, highlighting the international character of the said congregation. They are Fr. Lawrence Llona, SVD (to be assigned in South Sudan, Africa), Fr. Ryan Diňo, SVD (to be assigned in Argentina South), Fr. Diderick Andrinjatovo, SVD (to be assigned in Philippine South), Fr. Franciskus Subandi, SVD (to be assigned in Philippine Central), Fr. June Lee Sarenas, SVD (to be assigned in Ghana, Africa), Fr. Gregorius Robi Dosom, SVD (to be assigned in Philippine North), Fr. Roberto Solis, SVD (to be assigned in Japan), and Fr. Lindsey Francis Taeza, SVD (to be assigned in Togo, Africa).
Ordaining prelate was Most Rev. Reynaldo Evangelista, DD of the Diocese of Imus. In his homily, he centered on priesthood being configuration to Christ, witnessing Christ and proclaiming Christ. He also reminded them never to lose sight of prayers, quoting Pope John Paul II: “Prayer makes a priest and through prayer a priest becomes himself.” He also stressed the importance of a “priestly conscience.”
The new SVD missionary priests will still continue with their theological studies at the Divine Word Seminary. For the Christmas season, they will be serving the parishes where they were assigned as deacons. Some of them will also have their thanksgiving masses where they go to their respective parishes. The two Indonesians Fr. Franciskus and Fr. Gregorius Robi celebrated their first Mass together with the big bulk of Indonesians priests, brothers and sisters who are assigned in the Philippines.