Institution of New Lectors and Acolytes

img1470655756526On August 8, 2016, on the Memorial of St. Dominic de Guzman, three SCJ scholastics (Fra. Joel Bolo, Fra. Julius Socorro and Fra. Victor Lingasa) were instituted for the ministry of Lector and other three (Fra. Junlou Arcayos, Fra.Bat Van Nguyen and Fra. Roger Pausanos) for the ministry of Acolyte. The rites of installation was carried out during the celebration of the Eucharist presided by Fr. Francis Pupkowski, SCJ, superior of the Philippine Region at the chapel of Dehon House, Tierra Verde Homes II, Quezon City. .

The Ministry of Lector and Acolyte are preparatory stages required before the reception of Holy Orders. The Lector is tasked to proclaim the Word of God (except the Gospel) at Holy Mass. He may also announce the intentions for the Universal Prayer and, in the absence of a psalmist, recite the Psalm between the readings, and the Acolyte is tasked to assist the priest at Holy Mass as “Altar Server” and to distribute Holy Communion when necessity demands.

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Meeting of SCJ Asian Zone’s Young Priests in Indonesia

Asian SCJ Priests Meeting

From July 31 to August 10, 2016, representatives from Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Philippines have joined the 2nd Meeting of the SCJ Young Priests in Indonesia. Besides the common activities, the participants are given the opportunity to visit some important and interesting places of SCJ presence and of the host country. The SCJ Philippine Region is represented by: Fr. Marlo N. Piloton, Fr. Christoper C. Alburo and Fr. Joseph D. Muego.