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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…


OLCP receives 12 new CARAS members

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Our Lady of Consolation Parish commissioned twelve candidates to the Ministry of Altar Servers and the renewal of twenty-five members of the Confraternity of Augustinian Recollect Altar Servers last July 31, 2022. They were as follows: 1. Hans Jacob Aurel2. Jake Badilla3. Elizalde Bautista4. Jeferson Jalique5. John Mark Molina6. John Renz Nobleza7. Russel Joseph Orbe8. Dominic Santayo9. Darwin…


51st Feast day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with Papal Nuncio


Cebu’s Mount Carmel Parish declared archdiocesan shrine

Kendrick Ivan B. Panganiban The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish – Recoletos in the heart of Cebu City was formally declared an archdiocesan shrine on April 29. The elevation to its new status was held during Mass presided over by Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu. In his homily, he noted that “for all of…


Six OAR priests celebrate 25th Sacerdotal Ordination Anniversary

Six Augustinian Recollect friars renewed their vows today, April 25, at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish – Recoletos.  They are Fray Corvin R. Maturan, OAR, Fray Julius M. Marcos, OAR, Fray Anthony A. Morillo, OAR, Fray Vicente L. Ramon, OAR, Fray Ferdinand V. Fornillos, OAR, and  Fray Cristopher C. Maspara, OAR. The rite of…


San Vicente Ferrer Quasi Parish Celebrates Fiesta

APO ISLAND, NEGROS ORIENTAL – “Praise God!” exclaimed Fray Jay M. Parilla, OAR, the Parish Priest, during the Concelebrated Fiesta Mass of San Vicente Ferrer Quasi Parish last April 5, 2022. Fray Parilla, OAR, served the island for seven years. He recounted during his gratitude speech how generous the people are and praised God for…


Two Hundred Eighty OLVP Youth Confirmed

The parish of Our Lady of The Visitation, Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, witnessed the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation of two hundred eighty of its young members last March 17, 2022. The rite, which was held within the Mass at the parish church, commenced at three o’clock in the afternoon. Most Rev. Jesus A. Cabrera, D.D.,…

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OLVP-Recoletos de Urbiztondo had Its New Chapel Blessed

URBIZTONDO, Pangasinan—The Recollect parish community of Our Lady of the Visitation, Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, together with several civil and ecclesiastical dignitaries, witnessed the blessing of its newly constructed chapel on the occasion of the 97th fiesta of the Sto. Cristo Divino Tesoro de Urbiztondo, the patron of the barangay where the parish is located.   In…

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel de San Sebastian Fiesta Novena and Mass Plug 2021


Cofradia del Carmen Revived

Last September 8,2021 Fray Joseph Cyprian J. Panaligan, OAR welcomed 31 new members into the Cofradia del Carmen. The event signifies the revival of the confraternity. It was in 1756 that the Cofradia del Carmen in Cebu was canonically established through Fray Jose Andres de la Santisima Trinidad, who wrote a formal letter to the…