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

By Rachel Mae De Gracia | January 27, 2023 |
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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. Fr. Cristito Rey P. Tepace, OAR; and Rev. Fr. Julius James T. Tinapao, OAR celebrated the mass with the community of Augustinian Recollects in San Carlos City. The four were ordained to the Priesthood last December 3, 2022 by Most Rev. Joel Z. Baylon, DD,…


Communities of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno mobilizing COVID-19 response

As the country faces the government lockdown across the islands, people are getting worried on the health and economic impacts. With economic worries impacting the poor families and working people due to limited movement and work stoppage. Inspired by a common solidarity, our communities are trying to provide practical assistance on affected families within their…

PALM SUNDAY. Devotees wave their palaspas during the observance </br> of Palm Sunday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Dasmariñas, Cavite </br> on Sunday (April 14, 2019). In the Christian tradition, Palm Sunday is the first day </br> of Holy Week which commemorates Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. </br> (PNA File photo by Avito C. Dalan)

Pangasinan youth sells ‘palaspas’ online amid quarantine

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OLVP launches Sto. Cristo Divino Tesoro Caravan

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN—A caravan promoting the devotion to the sacred image of Sto. Cristo DIvino Tesoro de Urbiztondo was launched on February 14, 2020. Led by the Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, Fray Joseph Cyprian Panaligan, OAR,  the parish community started the caravan at 6 AM. This was also in line with…


OLVP welcomes Sto. Niño de Visitacion!

The Arrival . . . On January 18, 2020, the lay parishioners of Our Lady of Visitation Parish have welcomed the Señor Sto. Niño de Visitacion in the community. The arrival of the sacred image was considered a great event not only for the lay faithful but also for those members of the community who…


Recoletos de Urbiztondo's Parish Church blessed, welcomes newly ordained OAR priests

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN—“Let us allow the manger to speak for us. Be empty, do not be afraid to let go. Be strong, take courage and stand up for the Lord. As you are strong, be soft inside. Be still and do not get engrossed in too much work. Last of all, be ready and obey all…

2019 Christmas from Quiapo Brochure

San Sebastian Basilica Conservation and Development Foundation, Inc. Christmas from Quiapo

The San Sebastian Conservation and Development Foundation, Inc. offers a variety of products that will help in funding the on-going restoration of San Sebastian Basilica in Quiapo, Manila. For more informations and orders, visit their official website and Facebook page: website: sansebastianconservation.orgFacebook:


In Pictures: OLCP Fiesta 2019

Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City – “Consolation is a movement, a movement closer and closer to God,” said Most. Rev. Roberto Gaa, DD, the new Bishop of Novaliches during the Parish Fiesta of Our Lady of Consolation Parish last September 1. 2019. “So if you have a beautiful church and it does not have any effect…


OAR Parish Priests gather in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN—On September 14 to 19, 2019 eighteen OAR parish priests and parochial vicars from the Philippines came to Taiwan for a meeting convoked by Fray Edgar Tubio, OAR, chairman of the Section on Ministerial and Mission Apostolate in the OAR Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. The convocation was prompted by Pope Francis’ designation of…


Negros Cluster meets for “Maximum Illud” Conference

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–The Recoletos communities in Negros Island met last August 27, the feast of St. Monica, at the UNO-R President’s Hall to discuss Pope Benedict XV’s 1919 Apostolic letter “Maximum Illud”. Fray Allan Jacinto, OAR discussed the Pastoral and Ecclesial considerations of the Apostolic Letter. Fray Emilio E.A. Quilatan, OAR discussed the historical…