Celebrating the Feast of St. Isidore in Dumalinao


On May 15, 2023, the SCJ parish in Dumalinao celebrated its 66th Patronal Feast of St. Isidore, the Farmer. The Holy Eucharist started at 9:45 am. The main celebrant was the Bishop of Pagadian, Most Rev. Ronald I. Lunas, D.D. The bishop was joined by some SCJs, from the Zamboanga del Sur area and from Cagayan de Oro. The celebration of the Eucharist was followed by a common meal and a cultural program.

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Remembering + Fr. Joseph Butlig, SCJ on his 1st Death Anniversary

On April 1, 2023, the first death anniversary of Fr. Joseph Butlig, SCJ, we remember and honor his life and legacy. Fr. Joseph Butlig passed away at the young age of 42 on April 1, 2022, at 3:05 AM. He was born on November 27, 1979, in Alicia, Bohol. In 2005 he entered the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (SCJ) and made his first profession of vows on May 13, 2007. He was ordained as a priest on November 26, 2013. Continue reading

Kasanag Daughters Foundation, Inc. celebrates the Feast of the Patron

March 19 is a special day for the Kasanag Daughters Foundation Inc. (KDFI) as it marks the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the foundation’s patron saint. St. Joseph is known as the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the guardian and protector of the Holy Family, and the patron saint of workers and fathers. For the KDFI, St. Joseph serves as a model of a caring and responsible father figure, a quality that the foundation aims to instill in the lives of the girls under its care. Continue reading

Jesus Nazareno Quasi-Parish in Dansolihon declared a Parish

Three bishops and more than twenty priests, both diocesan and religious, took part in the concelebrated Holy Mass during which the Jesus Nazareno Quasi-Parish in Dansolihon was declared a Parish. The Eucharist presided by Most Rev. Jose A. Cabantan, D.D., the Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro started at 9:00 o’clock in the morning on February 18, 2023. The archbishop was accompanied by Most Rev. Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ. DD., the Archbishop Emeritus and Most Rev. Vilsom Basso, SCJ, DD, the Bishop of Imperatriz Diocese in Brazil.

At the beginning of the Eucharist Fr. Neil Pagalan, representing the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, read the “Decree of Elevation” of the new parish, followed by the installation of a new Parish Priest Fr. Janusz Burzawa, SCJ, and profession of faith. Continue reading

Celebration of the Patronal Feast in Aluba Parish

The celebration of the Patronal Feast in Aluba Parish, Cagayan de Oro City, started at 9:00 AM. The concelebrated Mass was presided over by Fr. Janusz Burzawa, SCJ, former parish priest of Immaculate Concepcion Parish in Aluba, and now in charge of Dansolihon Chaplaincy. Continue reading