On September 24, 2017, the parish community of San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish in Quezon City, Diocese of Novaliches, celebrated two important events: 30th Foundation Anniversary and Feast of the Patron – San Lorenzo Ruiz, martyr and first Filipino saint. The parish was officially established on August 15, 1987. Since 2016, the parish is being served by the SCJ community.
The Eucharistic Celebration was presided by Rev. Fr. JERRY ORBOS, SVD. During the homily, the celebrant reminded the parish community that martyrdom is a part of the Church. Recalling the model of Mother Mary, Queen of the Martyrs, and the heroic martyrdom of San Lorenzo Ruiz, he urged the people to help and love everyone instead of hurting them. May San Lorenzo Ruiz become the lively example for all of us to be martyrs in serving God and people.
By: Fra. Vincent Do
San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish (SLRP) located in Gabriela Silang Street, Tierra Verde 1 Homes, Congressional Avenue Ext, Quezon City is the newest place of SCJ presence in the Philippines. It was entrusted to the SCJs by Bishop of Novaliches, Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, DD, on July 1, 2016. The parish is a walking distance from the SCJ Theologate (Dehon House) and has an important place in the history of the SCJ Philippine Region for being a venue of many sacerdotal and diaconal ordinations.
On September 25, 2015, the parish community celebrated its 29th Feast of the Patron. It was also the date of official installation of the new pastoral team with Fr. Aloisio Back, SCJ as a parish priest, Fr. Rechie Gier, SCJ as a parochial vicar and Fr. Candido Bayron Jr., SCJ as a pastoral aid. The ceremony of installation was held during the main Holy Mass at 10:30 in the morning and was attended by many parishioners, SCJs, religious and visitors.
At the moment the SCJs run 6 parishes, 1 chaplaincy, 1 mission area and 3 formation houses located in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
For further information please visit: History of the Parish
On July 23, 2010, two members of the SCJ Philippine District: Bro. Phong Quoc Tran together with Bro. Joseph Quang Tran, and Bro. Nekkanti B. Show Reddy from the District of India made their final profession of vows in the congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The celebration took place at the Dehon House in Quezon City.
On the following day on July 24, 2010 Bro. Phong and Bro. Quang was ordained deacons. The ceremony, which was presided by the Most Rev. Antonio Tobias, DD – the Bishop of Novaliches, took place during the Holy Eucharist at San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish in Quezon City.
Both celebrations were attended by SCJ confreres, friends and members of the families of the new deacons.