On May 16, 2017, twelve Postulants (six Filipino and six Vietnamese) were officially accepted to the fourteen month Novitiate. The ceremony of acceptance took place during the Holy Eucharist in Dumalinao Parish, which followed the meeting of the SCJ Philippine Region. The new novices were presented to the Regional Superior Fr. Francis Pupkowski, SCJ, by the Master of Postulants Fr. Patrick Gutib, SCJ. So far this is the biggest group that entered the Novitiate program. At the moment the total number of Novices is seventeen. Five Novices (three Filipino and two Vietnamese) will have their first profession of vows on June 28, 2017.
We entrust all the Novices and the Novice Master, Fr. Indra Pamungkas, SCJ, to your continuous prayers.