Sports Fest in Cagayan de Oro Formation Community

To commemorate the Foundation Day Anniversary, the Formation Community in Cagayan de Oro organized Sports Fest. The activities, that included basketball, volleyball, badminton, and amazing race, started on June 28, 2020, right after the breakfast and lasted until late afternoon. Among the participants were seminarians, priests, religious sisters, and employees of the formation house. The celebration ended with the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by a common super. Continue reading

142nd Foundation Anniversary

Here in the place of the old chapel Fr. Dehon professed his first vows

On June 28, 1878, which was the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Leo Dehon made his first profession in the little oratory of St. John’s College. As well as the three traditional vows, he added one of victimhood.

This June 28th became the birthday of the Congregation called ‘Oblates of the Heart of Jesus’. It consisted of only one religious, the founder, John of the Heart of Jesus.

Sacred Heart Formation House, Cagayan de Oro City, 12th Sunday Ordinary Time

Rev. Fr. Belstar O. Ediang, DCP (Diocese of Pagadian) – the main celebrant

Celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart in Cagayan de Oro

Fr. Patrick L. Gutib, SCJ – main celebrant

The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the patronal feast of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJ) and it’s celebrated in all SCJ communities around the world, especially in the formation communities. This year due to the pandemic coronavirus and because of safety precautions the celebration of this feast had to be simple and limited in attendance. For this reason, the SCJ community in Cagayan de Oro decided to have it also online, and in this way to allow their friends and benefactors to participate in it. Continue reading