Rooted in the Word, Committed to His Mission

Photo Credit: Fr. Charlton Plateron, SVD

The SVD is indeed a community of brothers from different nations and cultures! This year I chose to join the Palawan group for our annual retreat. The theme “Rooted in the Word, Committed to His Mission” was especially made meaningful by the insights and missionary life experiences of our retreat facilitator Vice Superior General Robert Kisala, SVD and my 70 other confreres at the St. Ezekiel Moreno Spirituality and Development Center in Puerto Princesa.

Groufie with my brothers from different nations

 

Sharing of stories

 

Statement shirt of the day

In the middle of the retreat, we received two good news: an SVD confrere was appointed the new bishop of Tokyo in Japan. Bishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, SVD, currently the bishop of Niigata diocese, takes over from Archbishop Peter Takeo Okada who has retired. The other news was the special citation this blog (https://fielsvd.wordpress.com) recieved from the Catholic Mass Media Awards 2017.

 

Session with Fr. Bob Kisala, SVD

 

Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament

 

Fr. Alois Ortner, SVD in prayer

 

Thank you to all the people who prayed for the success of our retreat. May the Heart of Jesus live in the hearts of all.

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WitnesSing to the WORD

To the students, faculty and (ADEA) non-teaching personnel of the University of San Carlos – CEBU CITY:
 
You are all invited to participate in the 3rd WitnesSING to the Word Songwriting contest. Please take time to read the guidelines.

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1st Prize is P20,000
2nd: 15,000
3rd: 10,000
Consolation: P2,000.
 
For more information: visit or call the USC Campus Ministry Office in your respective campus.
 
Deadline for submission of entries on July 28, 2017, 5:30pm.
 
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SVD Local Superiors and House/District Treasurers (2017-2020)

Fr. Eduardo Rocha, SVD: Provincial Superior of the SVD Philippine Southern Provinces

 

Below you will find the Local Superiors and House/District Treasurers in our different communities and districts:

 


St. Rafael SVD Community (USC Downtown Campus):

Rector:  FR. ROBERTO EBISA, SVD

House Treasurer: FR. SEMEI REBAYLA, SVD

 

 

St. Michael SVD Residence (USC Talamban Campus):

Rector: FR. GENEROSO RICARDO REBAYLA, JR. SVD

HouseTreasurer: FR. MELCHOR CAGAPE, SVD

 

 

St. Joseph Freinademetz Formation House:

Rector: FR. ALEJANDRO VILLASANTE, SVD

Prefect:BR. IROL TORRES, SVD

House Treasurer: BR. EDGARDO FAZ, SVD

 

St. Gabriel SVD Community (HNU):

Rector: FR. SAMUEL CLARIN, SVD

House Treasurer: FR. CYRUS MERCADO, SVD

 

 

St. Arnold Janssen Home (HNUMCI Community):

Rector: FR. ARTURO CALONIA, SVD

Vice Rector: FR. VIRGILIO ALEJANDRIA, SVD

House Treasurer: FR. LUKAS AJA WONA, SVD

 

 

St. Paul SVD Community (LVD):

Rector: FR. JERRY PEROCHO, SVD

House Treasurer: FR. ARIEL TAMPUS, SVD

 

Divine Word Formation Center – Davao

Rector & House Treasurer: FR. ERNESTO SALVAR, SVD

 

Agusan-Surigao District:

District Superior: FR. CHARLES GINGCO, SVD

District Treasurer: FR. YEREMIAS SASI, SVD

 

Ipil District:

District Superior: FR. DANILO NOVAL, SVD

District Treasurer: FR. LOIE DA-ILISAN, SVD

 

There are Local Superiors and House/District Superiors who were reappointed and therefore they continued to function in their respective offices. The rest who are newly appointed assume in office on June 1, 2017 (except for Frs. Calonia and Lukas who assumed in office last May 16, 2017). Let us pray for all our Local Superiors and House/District Treasurers together with the members of their respective Local Councils who will be elected that they will exercise their responsibilities in the service of our Lord and of our Society, in particular of our Province.

 

May Sts. Arnold and Joseph accompany all of us in our missionary journey!

 

Sincerely yours in the Divine Word,

 

FR. EDUARDO R. ROCHA, SVD

SVD Provincial Superior – PHS

FAQ: How do you know which religious community is right for you?

Children in Olutanga Island

 

In discerning your own unique response to God’s call of service, you may seek out the religious order or diocese that is the best fit for you, matching your own special gifts and talents with a congregation’s mission. Wherever there is a need in the missionary endeavors of the Church, there is a need for a Divine Word Missionary.

USC Tops Chemical Engineering Exam 2017

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Congratulations to WAYNE LORENZ BAGANO TANDINGAN (85.20%) of the University of San Carlos for being #1 of the May 2017 Chemical Engineering Board Exam. Blessings upon blessings! Just yesterday, USC dominated the top 10 of the CPA May 2017 Board Exam. The other week, 4 USC alumni also topped the Bar Exam. Thank you, Lord! May the Heart of Jesus live in the hearts of all!!!

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Renewal of Vows

Photo Credit: Brother Emmanuel Ines, SVD

Seven SVD Brothers recently had their renewal of vows at the St. Arnold Janssen Shrine-Parish of Cainta, Rizal. By renewing their religious profession, they once again made a public vow to observe the three evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience. They are:

 

Brother Mark Paglicawan, SVD

Brother Ruel Bancoro, SVD

Brother Roselo Alagase , SVD

Brother Ramcel Supat, SVD

Brother Retchie Havana, SVD

Brother Samuel De Guzman, SVD

Brother Emmanuel Ines, SVD

Photo Credit: Brother Emmanuel Ines, SVD

 

Divine Word Missionary brothers are men committed to living Consecrated Life in response to a call from God. They focus on their God-given talents and share their gifts with others while engaged in a variety of ministries. From teaching in schools and building churches to graphic design, music and ministries in medicine and in technical trades, Divine Word Missionary brothers serve the Church and those in need.

Photo Credit: Brother Emmanuel Ines, SVD

The Provincial of the SVD Philippine Central Province, Fr. Raymund Festin, SVD accepted their renewal of vows in behalf of the Superior General.

Photo Credit: Brother Emmanuel Ines, SVD