Retreat in Malaybalay

From August 17 to 21, 2015, twenty two SCJs took part in their annual retreat. This year the retreat was held at the Transfiguration Monastery of Benedictine Monks in Barangay San Jose, Malaybalay City, Province of Bukindnon. The retreat was guided by Dom. Pachomius San Juan, OSB, aka Dom Paco . The SCJs enjoyed the silence of the place, its coolness and participation in the prayers with the monks that started as early as 3:40 am.

Bagong Silang – Feast of the Patron

On August 16, 2015, the Parish Community of Bagong Silang, Diocese of Novaliches, celebrated its Patronal Feast of St. Roque. As usual, the celebration was preceded with nine day novena masses to prepare the parishioners to participate fully in the fiesta activities. The theme chosen for this year was “Patuloy na paglalakbay tungo sa banal at lumalagong sambayanan kasama si Maria at San Roque” (Continuous journey towards holiness and growing community with Mary and San Roque).

St. Roque Parish was erected on June 19, 2011 and is being pastored by three SCJ priests; Fr. John Karl “Fr. Nonong” Cabaluna as the parish priest, assisted by Fr. Christopher “Fr. Cris” Alburo and Fr. Elpidio “Pjoe” Luza Jr.