On March 14, 2011 – the SCJ community of Cagayan de Oro, together with the members of the Dehonian Family and friends, celebrated 168th anniversary of birth of Fr. Leo John Dehon. The celebration was preceded with a novena prayers for new vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
The main celebration started with the Holy Eucharist at 5:30 in the afternoon. Fr. Jose Benedito Machado de Moraes, the superior of the Philippine District, was the presider and homilist.
During the celebration it took place two important events: an acceptance to the Postulancy Program of four Aspirants and dedication of new members of the Dehonian Youth group connected with the formation community in Cagayan de Oro.
Right after the Mass, the whole congregation moved in front of the statue of Fr. Leo Dehon to pray together for his soon beatification and new vocations to the Congregation.
As usual, the celebration was concluded with the common supper.