We remember and pray for you…

McGuire-PJ-300x420The news about the death of Fr. P.J. McGuire shocked many of the members of the SCJ Philippine Region. Fr. P.J. a member of the US SCJ Province and expert on the Dehonian Spirituality had visited the Philippines several times, especially in recent years to conduct seminars, retreats and English classes. He loved the Philippines and was loved by the SCJ students for his simplicity, friendship and sense of humor. Very organized and well prepared… always ready to share his knowledge and experience. In fact, he was planning to come to the Philippines in June to teach our students English as a second language… but God had other plans for him…

Fr. P.J., we thank you for everything… we remember you and we miss you… we pray for you…

 

75th Anniversary of Margosatubig Parish

DSC01319On February 21, 2016, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish in Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur, celebrated its “diamond” foundation anniversary. Since the beginning, the parish was served by the Filipino Jesuits. In April 1982, the parish was inherited by the Columban Fathers, and in the end of November 1989 by the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJ). In the beginning of the SCJ presence, the parish belonged to the Prelature of Ipil and later on was transferred to the Diocese of Pagadian. Since April 2003, up to now, the parish is being served by the diocesan clergy of Pagadian Diocese.

Among the SCJs who served in the parish were: Frs. Hans Sondermeijer, Francis Pupkowski, Eduardo Aguero, Jerry Sheehy, Giuseppe Pierantoni, Indra Pamungkas, Rino Venturin, Benedito Machado, Grzegorz Skowron, Robertus Sutopo, Janusz Burzawa and Bros. Wieslaw Bysiek and Yohanes Sismadi.

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There are two SCJs coming from this parish: Fr. John Karl Cabaluna and Fr. Donald Longno.

The SCJ Philippine Region thanks all the Parishioners for their love and support and wishes all the best for the future.