Novitiate Fr. Dehon – First Profession of Vows

Sunday, May 13, 2012, was a special day for the newly created Philippine Region. On this day three Novices: Bro. Nathaniel Robilla, Bro. Rogereve Pausanos and Bro. Junlou Arcayos professed their first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and in this way became members of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart.

The ceremony of first profession took place during the Holy Eucharist celebrated at the Novitiate Fr. Dehon in Lower Lucoban, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur. The vows were accepted by the Regional Superior Fr. Franciszek Pupkowski, SCJ.

The celebration was attended by SCJs from different communities, the assistant parish priest from Dimataling, religious sisters, members of the families of the newly professed confreres and friends.

We entrust these new members of the Philippine Region to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and support them with our prayers.

Perpetual Profession of Vows

IMG_5148-30On April 16, 2012 – an SCJ on temporary vows Bro. Patrick L. Gutib, made his final commitment to God and to the Congregation. The ceremony of Perpetual Profession took place at the Novitiate Fr. Dehon, Locuban, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur.

The vows were accepted by the Regional Superior Fr. Franciszek Pupkowski, SCJ who was the main celebrant of the Holy Eucharist.

The celebration was attended by SCJs from different communities, religious sisters, members of family of Bro. Patrick and friends.

Final Vows of Bro. Lourdiso Panhay

Philippine-Final-Vows-420x298On April 25, 2011 – an SCJ on temporary vows Bro. Lourdiso Z. Panhay made his final commitment to God and to the Congregation. The ceremony of Perpetual Profession took place at the Novitiate Fr. Dehon, Locuban, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur.

The vows were accepted by the District Superior Fr. Jose Benedito de Moraes Machado who was the main celebrant of the Holy Eucharist.

Also, during the same time Bro. Nathaniel Robilla was admitted to the Novitiate.

Among those who attended this celebration was Fr. Bernard Rosinski from the US Province and Fr. Martin Van Ooij from the District of India.

Acceptance to the Novitiate

12 Postulants, 7 from India and 5 from the Philippine District were accepted to the 14-month Novitiate. The ceremony of acceptance took place in the Novitiate Fr. Dehon in Lower Lucoban, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur on March 25, 2001, the Solemnity of Annunciation, during the Holy Mass presided by Fr. Benedito Machado, the Superior of the Philippine District.

At the moment there are 17 Novices: 7 from India, 7 from the Philippines and 3 from Vietnam.

District Assembly 2010

4287334558_19529eb344_bOn January 11, 2010, the SCJ Philippine District started its annual assembly. The assembly is being held in the Novitiate Fr. Dehon in Lucoban, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur and will conclude on January 14, 2010.

Among the 25 participants attending this meeting there are two special visitors from Rome – the General Superior Fr. Jose Ornelas Carvalho and Fr. Paulus Sugino, the General Councilor, two confreres working in Vietnam and four deacons, who are going to be ordained next month.

The assembly started with reflection conducted by Fr. Delio Ruiz, which was followed by the personal sharing of each member of the District.

According to the schedule, the second day is dedicated to reporting of activities by different commissions and groups of interest.

On the third day, the General Superior Fr. Jose Ornelas Carvalho will have his time to share about activities of the Congregation and to discuss important matters regarding works and future of the District.

The fourh and last day of the assembly will be dedicated to financial matters in the morning, and a 3-year plan of the District in the afternoon.

The Philippine District is happy and thankful because of the presence of Fr. Jose Ornelas Carvalho and Fr. Paulus Sugino.