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Papal Nuncio Graces the 153rd Anniversary of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, OAR Missionaries Called its ‘Founding Fathers’

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CALATRAVA, Negros Occidental —Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles John Brown, D.D., graced the 153rd Founding Anniversary of the Parish of Sts. Peter and Paul in Calatrava town, Negros Occidental and the missionaries of the Augustinian Recollects were recognized for being its founding fathers. The Recollects as Founding Fathers             During the introductory speech of Bishop Gerardo Alminaza, D.D. of the Diocese of San Carlos, he recognized the Order of Augustinian Recollects for being the founding fathers of the Parish. In the year 1870, Augustinian Recollect missionaries founded the parish and established the Catholic presence in the town that…

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PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur – The First Holy Communion is a significant event in the life of every Catholic. It renews, strengthens, and deepens one’s union with the Church and with Jesus. Held at San Nicholas de Tolentino Mission, the first Holy Communion of 79 students was administered on August 26, 2023. This was the…


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Recoletos de Los Arcos Holds First- Ever Summer Youth Day

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur–San Nicholas de Tolentino Mission Station held its first Summer Youth Day (SYD) in Los Arcos, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur. With the theme: Mary Arose And Went With Haste (Luke 1:39), this was a three-day event (August 1-3) that had a total of ninety-one participants, coming from the different area chapels. The…



HINATUAN, Surigao del Sur – The Parish Youth Apostolate (PYA) of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Quasi Parish has organized and celebrated Parish Youth Summit 2023 (PYS 2023), a three-day youth camp activity, from July 26 to 28, 2023 for the youth members of the community. With the theme, “Young and United: Endowed by the Spirit of…


Clergy from Taytay celebrates Thanksgiving mass at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary

BAGUIO CITY– Nine priests and three deacons from the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay (Palawan)  celebrated their thanksgiving mass last July 20, 2023, at the Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Pilar in  Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (CaReS), Baguio City.  The 11:30 AM Thanksgiving mass was presided by Fr. Gerald Palay and among the concelebrants were Fr. Jayson Resurreccion, Fr. Victor…


St. Joseph the Husband of Mary celebrates First Patronal Fiesta

CASIAN, Palawan – March 18, 2023 marks St. Joseph the Husband of Mary Mission Station’s first Pastoral Fiesta at Barangay Sandoval, Taytay, Palawan Mission Station. The festivities started with the solemn procession of the image of St Joseph Husband of Mary at 7:00 in the morning followed by the Holy Mass presided by Bishop Edgardo…


San Nicolas De Tolentino Mission Station Update

Praise and thanks be to God for the gift of Mission! Our San Nicolas de Tolentino Mission Station, which began on August 1, 2022, is led by our Parish Priest and Community Prior, Rev. Fr. Jerome Virtudazo, OAR with Rev. Fr. Enrico S. Nacorda, OAR as companion. There are difficulties and challenges especially at the…

Together. Juntos. The community of Augustinian Recollects in San Carlos City join the four new priests during the Thanksgiving Mass at the STV-R Chapel.

A Homecoming: 4 New OAR Priests Celebrate Canta Misa in STVR

SAN CARLOS CITY, Neg. Occidental-Four newly ordained Augustinian Recollect priests came “home” to Santo Tomas de Villanueva-Recoletos (STVR) to celebrate their Canta Misa or Thanksgiving Mass at the chapel where their formation story officially began.             Last January 22, 2023, Rev. Fr. Ricky John A. Austria, OAR; Rev. Fr. James Erold P. Gatinao, OAR; Rev.…


“Unity that brings closer to God” – Bishop Gaa on OLCP 35TH PATRONAL FIESTA

MIRA-NILA HOMES, Quezon City – Our Lady of Consolation Parish celebrates its 35th Patronal Fiesta and had its Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Renie C. Villalino, OAR installed by Most Rev. Roberto Gaa, DD, last Sunday, September 4, 2022 on the occasion of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Consolation. The Holy Eucharist was celebrated by…