First and Perpetual Profession of Vows

Today, on June 28, 2018, five (5) SCJ Novices from the Philippines, Rene D. Adorable, Francis S.J. Atayza, July P. Zambrano, Giovanni B. Bautista, and Rackie M. Roxas, made their commitment to God in the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. By the profession of three vows: Chastity, Poverty and Obedience, they declared their readiness to follow Jesus more closely. They were preparing for this moment for almost fourteen (14) months under the guidance of the Novice Master Fr. Indra Pamungkas, SCJ and Fr. Yohanes Sono Pribadi, SCJ, the “Socius.” Together, with five (5) Vietnamese Novices, who made their First Profession of vows in Vietnam last May 31, 2018, they have had been learning about the Congregation, the Founder, vows and religious life.

During the same celebration, two SCJ brothers on temporary vows: Fra. Ruel Paalisbo, SCJ and Fra. Joel Bolo, SCJ, made their final profession of vows.

Both Professions of Vows, First and Perpetual, were accepted by the Regional Superior Fr. Lukas Hadi Siswo Sasmito, SCJ.

The ceremony that was held on the 140 anniversary of the foundation of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, took place at the St. Isidore Parish Church in Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, and was attended by the SCJ confreres from different parts of the Philippines, family members and friends of the newly professed religious.

The newly professed will move to the Manila Community at the Dehon House, where they will study Theology and prepare themselves further for the ordination to the priesthood.

As we thank God for this beautiful moment, we entrust the new SCJs to our prayers. May they grow in their vocation and become effective instruments of God’s Love to the world.

Perpetual and First Profession of Vows

DSC02571On June 28, 2016, three (3) SCJs on temporary vows, one (1) Filipino: Bro. Dennis M. Macasero, SCJ, and two (2) Vietnamese: Bro. Dang Van Ngyen, SCJ and Bro. Luong Van Nguyen, SCJ, made their Final Profession of Vows in the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,

Also, during the same celebration seven (7) Novices, two (2) Filipino: Argol Chavez and Lloyd Cabatana and five (5) Vietnamese, Doan Nhon An Phuc, Do Ngoc Luan, Le Hai Linh, Do Van Tuan and Dinh The Hung, made their commitment to God by professing their first vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience in the same Congregation.

The ceremony took plcae during the Holy Eucharist at the Novitiate Fr.Dehon in Lower Lucoban, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur.

The vows were taken in the presence of the members of SCJ Philippine Region, SCJ Vietnam District, quest priests and religious, members of families and friends of the professes and the Congregation.

The vows were accepted by the Philippine Regional Superior Fr. Franciszek Pupkowski, SCJ.

Perpetual Profession of Vows of Fra. Nathaniel

On May 7, 2016, Fra. Nathaniel D. Robilla, SCJ, member of the Philippine Region, made his perpetual profession of vows. The vows were accepted by Very Rev. Fr. Oliviero Cattani, SCJ, the Provincial Superior of the Northern Italian Province (ITS). The ceremony was attended by many confreres from the ITS Province and members of Roma I community and of the General Administration. “There were a lot of people, and a group of 40 Filipino singing during the holy Mass: a very nice experience for all of us! (Fr. Enzo Brena, SCJ). As we congratulate Fra. Nathaniel, we continue to support his with our prayers.

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.