Sacred Heart Formation House, Cagayan de Oro City, Feast of the Holy Family

Fr. Sergio Matumoto, SCJ – the main celebrant

Feast of the Holy Family

The Feast of the Holy Family is a liturgical celebration in the Catholic Church in honor of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his foster father, Saint Joseph, as a family. We celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family on the last Sunday of the year which this year falls on December 27. The primary purpose of this feast is to present the Holy Family as a model for Christian families. Today is the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

Pope Francis: Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
in you, we contemplate
the splendor of true love,
to you, we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again
experience violence, rejection, and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.

Pope Francis

Christmas Greetings

Celebrating the great mystery of our salvation, of God who out of His love became one of us. May the Light of the World shine in our lives and be reflected in our daily choices, decisions, and actions.

Let us allow Jesus to be reborn in our hearts and lives, not only during Christmas but every day, so that he may radiate the light of his presence from within us expressed in compassionate words and deeds, unconditional forgiveness, the spirit of humble service and overflowing generosity.

We wish all a Blessed Christmas and Joyful New Year 2021!

Sacred Heart Formation House, Cagayan de Oro City, 4th Sunday of Advent

Fr. Rico O. Lapinig, SCJ – the main celebrant

New Publication of the Sacred Heart Formation House in Cagayan de Oro

Sint Unum is the title of the official publication of the Sacred Heart Formation House in Cagayan de Oro City. The idea of the publication came out from the seminarians and was welcomed by their formators as an opportunity to develop their writing skills. At the same time, it helps the seminarians to be focused during the pandemic of coronavirus.

The content of the publication is managed by Prince John Samontina (Aspirant), the Editor in Chief, and Joshua John C. Malalis (Postulant), the Associate Editor. They are helped by thirteen staff writers and one graphic artist. The moderator of the project is an English teacher Ms. Mary Lalainne Q. Pacto and the layout of the publication was done by Ms. Cherry Ann Catayas Rosales, the librarian.

In the first issue of the publication, covering June – December 2020, the contributors share their experiences regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, life in the seminary, and other activities held in the Sacred Heart Formation House in Cagayan de Oro City.

To read it online please click the above icon. To download it as a PDF file click here.