Celebration of 95th Death Anniversary of Fr. Dehon in Cagayan de Oro I

Fr. Francis Pupkowski, SCJ

The celebration of the 95th death anniversary of Fr. Leo John Dehon, the founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJ), in the formation community in Cagayan de Oro City was preceded as usual with the nine-day novena. On August 11, 2020, in the evening the community watched a video clip presenting the life and activities of Fr. Dehon, which was followed by the Holy Hour. Continue reading

Father Dehon’s Sunday at Immaculate Concepcion Parish in Aluba

The death anniversary of Fr. Dehon in the Immaculate Concepcion Parish in Aluba is celebrated yearly on the closest Sunday to August 12. This year it was August 9, 2020, and was called Father Dehon’s Sunday.

On this occasion, tarpaulins with pictures and Dehon’s quotations were printed and posted. Continue reading

Acceptance of new candidates in CDO

On July 27, 2020, the formation community in Cagayan de Oro has celebrated the acceptance of new candidates to the two lowest stages of formation: Orientation Year and Aspirancy. The rite of acceptance was held during the concelebrated community Mass presided by Fr. Patrick L. Gutib, SCJ, the Master of Postulants and Superior of the community.

In his homily Fr. Patrick has explained the idea of growth based on the parable of the mustard seed in the context of the seminary life and preparation for the priesthood. After the homily, the candidates were called by their respective formators: Fr. Rico O. Lapinig, SCJ, formator of the aspirants, and Fr. Sergio Matumoto, SCJ, formator of the orientation year. All of them were given “Dehonian Cross”, a symbol of the membership of the Dehonian Family. Continue reading