On May 13th, 2008 an SCJ on temporary vows Rico Lapinig made his final commitment to God and to the Congregation.
Also, eight Novices: Felbert B. Badoy, Junie C. Baldamor, CandidoS. Bayron, Benigno Etulle, Lucas C. Napone, Marlo N. Piloton, Gregg Anthony J. Rana and Nathaniel D. Robilla professed their first vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience in the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The ceremony took place during the Holy Mass at the Parish Church of St. Isidore the Farmer in Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur.
The vows were taken in the presence of the local bishop Most Rev. Emmanuel Cabajar who presided the Mass, diocesan priests and religious from the Diocese of Pagadian, SCJ confreres, families and friends of the Professes.
The vows were accepted by the first Councillor of the Philippine District Fr. Janusz Burzawa, SCJ.
During the same celebration the following SCJ confreres on temporary vows: Marcial Aguirre, Donald Longno, Rechie Gier, Jigger Ganados, Lourdiso Panhay, Sherwin Keith Tan, Niño Etulle, Joseph Butlig, Elpidio Luza and Patrick Gutlib renewed their vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.