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

Sacred Heart Formation House, Cagayan de Oro City, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Sergio Shoiti Matumoto, SCJ – the main celebrant

Sacred Heart Formation House, Cagayan de Oro City, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Joseph C. Butlig, SCJ – main celebrant

Sacred Heart Formation House, Cagayan de Oro City, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Rico O. Lapinig, SCJ – main celebrant

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