Baste Cavite Celebrates 53rd Founding Anniversary

CAVITE CITY – The week-long celebration (February 18 -23) of the 53rd Foundation Anniversary of San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite began with a concelebrated Holy Mass at the Main Campus chapel presided by no less than the Bishop of the Archdiocese of Imus, Reynaldo G. Evangelista, D.D. Bishop Evangelista brought back to the Sebastinian community the martyrdom of its patron, St. Sebastian, who bravely faced death in the hands of the pagan Emperor Diocletian for bringing Christ into the lives of the Romans. In keeping with the theme of the celebration, Weaving the History of San Sebastian, Bishop Rey urged the Sebastinians to be courageous witnesses of the Church and steadfast in their faith.

Ayer, Ahora y Mañana

A parade from the Main to the Cañacao Campus followed, with the student participants literally wearing different colorful hats while the teachers and staff held hand props. The field demonstration held at the Recoletos 4th Centennial Gymnasium showcased the dancing skills of students from Basic Education to the collegiate level. Modern and Spanish dances were the features of the dance exhibitions.

Ayer, Ahora y Mañana exhibit opened at 2:00PM at the Main Campus with Rev. Fr. Rafael B. Pecson, OAR gracing the opening. Students from HUMMS 12 walked the guests through the time line of the OAR Fathers’ presence in the Philippines (1606), specifically, in Cavite City (1616), to the founding of San Sebastian Junior College (1966) to the present. The mini exhibit essays the evolution of the school from a two-storey building in a single campus to several multi-storey buildings in two big campuses. The achievements of the graduates are also featured.

The Sebastinians’ way of thanking Christ, the Light of the world

One new activity included in this year’s celebration was the Christ the Light relay where the students lining up from the Main to the Cañacao Campus passed a torch symbolizing Christ’s light. The relay culminated with the Christ the Light Youth Prayer Rally. Two alumni, Ian M. Guiao and Benelita Sanchez, spoke before the crowd sharing their experience of God’s love. Mr. Guiao just graduated from college and is continuing serving the Church by training young boys to become altar servers. Sis. Bennie Sanchez of Batch 1996 has an Asian award for her humanitarian services and she has been featured in the Youtube for her activities.

Debate

A Holy Mass also ushered in Tuesday, February 19, which was dedicated to Educational Exploration (EDEX) featuring academic competitions including Mind Quest, Spelling Bee, Essay Writing, Poster Making, Picture Quest, and Student Debate. There were simultaneous contests for BED students at the Cañacao campus and SHS and college students at the Main campus. All the competitions revolved around the theme of the celebration except for the debate that had the proposition, Resolve: That the age of criminal liability be lowered to 9 years. The affirmative side eventually won the debate. A variety show, Sayawit, followed EDEX. Students, employees and faculty members gamely joined this display of Sebastinian entertainment talents.

Sports, Service Awards

Sports and physical challenges were featured on Wednesday, February 20. After the Holy Mass the invited team of OAR Fathers had a game of basketball versus a composite team of maintenance personnel, employees and faculty. Then, the much awaited match between the varsity team of San Sebastian College-Manila and SSC-R de Cavite followed, which was won by the former. Simultaneous with basketball, volleyball matches were also played between SSC-R de Cavite and guest teams.

The College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE), headed by Dean Raymund Bucu, took advantage of the foundation anniversary to honor the 19 Board passers from the December PRC licensure examination with a testimonial banquet. A Holy Mass presided by the School President was said in thanksgiving for the passers Fr. Pecson challenged the new Criminologists to be Christian law enforcers as they were shaped by the institution to be such. Mr. Bucu likewise reminded the passers to always think about their Alma Mater when carrying out their duties. San Sebastian managed to obtain over 30% passing, with national standing at 70%. Hon. Dennis Bernal, City of Cavite councilor addressed the passers who came with their respective parents.

Meanwhile, on the same date, students from all levels enjoyed the Palaro ng Lahi, featuring native games and the Amazing Race for student leaders.

The 2019 Service Awards ceremonies, aptly dubbed, Pagkilala, Parangal at Pasasalamat, gave due recognition to seven service personnel who are still in service and four retirees last school year. Raquel A. Castro, Judith D. Tolosa, Marilou C. dela Cruz and Maria Soledad T. Tubay, were handed a specially crafted wooden statue of St. Sebastian each as a symbol of the institution’s sincere gratitude to the service they selflessly rendered for over 30 years. Virginia M. Vejerano, BED faculty member, and Julieta Majillo, Bookstore In-charge, led the service awardees for their 30 years of service. Other awardees were: for 25 years, Rosalita P. Samoy, CBA Dean; for 15 years, Farrah Jane M. Columna, SHS Principal, Katherine Asuncion, Registrar Staff, and Jhiden P. Santillan, CBA Dean Secretary.  Dave Miralles, BED faculty member, was the lone 10-year service awardee.

The awardees pose for a picture with San Sebastian’s religious administrators.

Galing ng Rekoleto

The theme for Day 4 was generosity, with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass opening the day’s celebration at 8:00AM. The Recoletos Outreach Program (ReCOP) conducting a bloodletting activity, Dugo Mo, Buhay Ko, so that others may live, with students and employees as donors. Simultaneously the Amazing Race to Grace around the whole city was joined by the employees. The ultimate challenge was for each team to raise Php1000.00 to buy grocery items to be donated to the less fortunate members of the community. Right after the race, all members of the community were enjoined to showcase their talent at the Galing ng Rekoleto held at the gymnasium.  At 4:00PM members of the community lined up along Julian Felipe Boulevard, from the J. Felipe Monument to McDonald’s for the Zumbaste 2019 until 5:00PM. At 6:00PM, the very first Munting Mutya ng San Sebastian, a pageant for the Junior High School category and the Grade School category was held at the gymnasium. Jen Danielle Toribio was crowned first ever Munting Mutya Grade School with Naomie Sue Tuaño, first runner up and Kisha Cassandra Hilvano 2nd runner up. Raiza Jane Ducat was crowned Munting Muta Junior High School, with Alyssalynn Monique Ompad, 1st runner up and Janhey Belle Padriquela, 2nd runner up.

Father Provincial’s 5 points

On February 22, the institutional concelebrated mass presided by Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, was held at the gymnasium. Fr. Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, stressed five points in his reflections during the homily. First, that the Church is celebrating the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, the leader of the apostles. But at the same time, Fr. Selma said that we should recognize that the priests are sinners just as we are all sinners. Time and again, we hear priests asking all people to pray for them. Second, Fr. Selma asked everyone to pray for the Holy Father, Pope Francis, who is the successor of St. Peter. As we celebrate the foundation anniversary of the school we should think of this as Church’s success. Let us likewise learn from St. Peter to trust in the Lord. We must have faith in God and faith in ourselves. The third point, Fr. Provincial pointed the community to the Gospel of St. Matthew when Christ asked Peter, “Who do people say that I am?” In the Gospel, the Lord reminds us not to live our lives according to what the people say. We must be who we are according to what God wants. Fourth point of reflection is who is Jesus Christ for us. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Life, the Truth, a consoler and comforter, depending on one’s station in life. We must have matured developed and grow in our knowledge of Jesus. Finally, we may ask God, “Sino ako para sa iyo?” Jesus will have different answers to different people. But the common answer will be: You are loved, You are mine and You are a sinner, but I created you to be a good person.

Tribute to the OAR

After the mass, and for the time in its 53 years, Sebastinians expressed their appreciation to the Religious community in a Tribute to the OAR. Representatives of each sector offered simple tokens to Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial; Fr. Rafael B. Pecson, OAR, School President; Fr. James T. Bumangabang, OAR, Vice President for Academics; Fr. Joseph Dexter D. Palagtiosa, OAR, Vice President for Mission, Formation and Identity; Bro. Raymund G. Alcedo, OAR, Vice President for Finance; Fr. Samuel L. Eyas, OAR, Basic Education Director; Fr. Antonio C. Zabala, Jr., OAR, Main Campus Minister; and Fr. Vincent S. Cadeliña, OAR, Cañacao Campus Minister and Property Administrator.

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    LAUNCHING OF ROSARY MONTH

    LAUNCHING OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MONTH OF MISSION

    Note to all Local Priors [for the Book of Masses]: After the feast of the Archangels (Sept. 29), “a Mass is to be offered for the living relatives, friends, and benefactors of the Order” (cf. Add. Code 70d)

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    2nd PRIORS’ MEETING OF THE QUADRENNIUM
    October 2-3, 2019 / Provincial Curia

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Leonardo Pauligue
    Sr. Leah Lachica, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (2004-2019)
    Fray Leo Alaras

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    START OF THE NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF THE ABANDONED (Valencia) /
    OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR (Baguio)

    21st PROVINCIAL COUNCIL MEETING

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Teresita Baco, AR
    Sr. Elyn Joy Olmedo, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1987-2019)
    Fray Bernard Amparado
    Fray Cristituto Palomar
    Fray Joseph Granada
    Fray Jorge Peligro

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ramona Plaza, AR

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    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR OAR VOCATION (cf. LAMP I,5c)

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Manuela Mandia, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    (2003-2019)
    Fray Celestino Cachapero, OAR

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    WORLD TEACHER’S DAY

    CONSISTORY 2019

    ELECTORS:

    1)  Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot MCCJ (b 1952), President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

    2)  José Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça (b 1965), Librarian and Archivist of the Roman Church

    3)  Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo (b 1950), Archbishop of Jakarta, Indonesia

    4)  Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez (b 1948), Archbishop of San Cristóbal de la Habana, Cuba

    5)  FridolinAmbongoBesunguOFMCap(b1960),ArchbishopofKinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    6)  Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ (b 1958), Archbishop of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    7)  Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri (b 1947), Bishop of Huehuetenango, Guatemala

    8)  Matteo Maria Zuppi (b 1955), Archbishop of Bologna, Italy

    9)  Cristóbal López Romero SDB (b 1952), Archbishop of Rabat, Morocco

    10)Michael Czerny SJ (b 1946), Under-secretary of the Migrant and Refugee Section of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

    NON-ELECTORS:

    11) Michael Louis Fitzgerald M Afr (b 1937), Apostolic Nuncio (retired)

    12) Sigitas Tamkevicius SJ (b 1938), Archbishop Emeritus of Kaunas, Lithuania

    13) Eugenio Dal Corso PSDP (b 1939), Bishop Emeritus of Benguela, Angola

     

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Miguela Obera, AR

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    SPECIAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE PAN-AMAZON REGION OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS
    October 6-27, 2019

    PATRONAL FIESTA: OUR QUEEN OF VICTORY PARISH
    Xiaogang, Taiwan

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Primitiva Berdejo, AR
    Sr. Noemi Mapa, AR
    Sr. Rona Alaza, AR

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    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Juliet Natinga, AR
    Fray Ralp Andrew Cepe, Jr. (simply prof.)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (2006-2019)
    Fray Henry Santiago
    Fray Anthony Irineo
    Fray Russell Lapidez
    Fray Virgilio Paredes

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Margarita Miranda de Santa Monica, AR

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    USJ-R BALAMBAN (SHS Scouts) joins 8th NATIONAL SCOUT VENTURE CAMP
    October 6-12, 2019 / Theme: “Commitment to Excellence”
    Iligan City, Lanao del Norte

    CST-R SAN CARLOS: 79th HIGH SCHOOL DAYS AND INTRAMURALS
    October 8-12, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Neil Ryan Jarumay
    Ms. Nestoria “Inday” Bad-an (Sister General of the Order)
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    2nd FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMUNITY OF RECOLETOS DE URBIZTONDO (Pangasinan)

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    ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA, Bishop and Patron of Studies

    CLOSING OF PRIOR GENERAL’S RENEWAL VISIT TO COLOMBIA

    BIRTHDAY
    Most Rev. Raul Dael, DD [Bishop of Tandag]
    Sr. Ofelia Laspobres, AR

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    ST. POPE JOHN XXIII

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    Fray Samuel Eyas

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    BLD. MARIA THERESA FASCE, Virgin

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    Solemn Mass Presider: Carlos Cardinal Aguiar (Archbishop Primate of Mexico)
    Time: 6:00 PM

    SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR
    TOMA DE HÁBITO
    Time: 9:00 A.M. / CARES, Baguio City
    Presider & Homilist: Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR (Prior Provincial)

    PATRONAL FIESTA: PARISH OF OUR LADY OF THE ABANDONED
    Valencia, Negros Oriental / Time: 10:00 A.M.
    Fiesta Mass Presider: Most Rev. Julito Cortes, D.D. (Bishop of Dumaguete)

    FOUNDATION DAY OF TAHANANG TALANGPAZ, TAGAYTAY CITY

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Shirley Nonato, OAR (Bacolod Monastery)
    Sr. Marilyn Gustilo, AR
    Sr. Bernarditha Barnido, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Mo. Dionisia Mitas de Santa Maria Talangpaz

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    COMMEMORATION OF THE DECEASED BENEFACTORS OF OAR

    CANONIZATION OF JOHN HENRY NEWMAN & 4 OTHERS:

    -Sister Mariam Thresia of India – Foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family;

    – Italian Sister Giuseppina Vannini – Foundress of the Daughters of Saint Camillus;

    – Brazilian Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God; and

    – Marguerite Bays of Switzerland, of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Assisi

    NEGROS ORIENTAL DAY

     

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    150 years ago, on October 14, 1869, together with 17 other Recollect missionaries composing Mission LX, Fray Ezekiel Moreno boarded the frigate Concepción at Cádiz, Spain en route to the Philippines. The group arrived in Manila on February 10, 1870.

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Laura Cabanacan, AR
    Sr. Rhena Sherra Caranzo, AR

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    15th ANNIVERSARY OF SARF-INAGAWAN CHAPTER

    DEADLINE OF AMRSP Logo Contest

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Renz Calex Soriano, OAR (simply prof.)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (2005-2019)
    Fray Vincent Cadeliña

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Monica de Espiritu Santo, AR

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    WORLD FOOD DAY 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Pia Pineda, AR
    Sr. Ma. Linda Peña, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1988-2019)
    Fray Manuel Lipardo
    Fray Domingo Saladaga
    Fray William Emilito Villaflor

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    Sr. Margarita de Sgdo. Corazon de Jesus, AR

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    BIRTHDAY
    Most Rev. Honesto Ongtioco, D.D. [Bishop of Cubao]
    Sr. Ma. Cirila Uy, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Visitacion de San Miguel, AR
    Sr. Gabriela Garcines, AR
    Sr. Jacinta Mandia Robin, AR

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    SPA VALENCIA: START OF SCHOOL DAYS CELEBRATION

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Arnel Diaz

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    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE SICK (cf. LAMP I,5c)

    SARF-VISAYAS REGIONAL GATHERING October 19-20, 2019
    Host: San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish Chapter, Talisay

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Arlyn Sarmiento, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Virginia Acha, AR

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    WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

    ST. MAGDALENE OF NAGASAKI, Patroness of the Secular Augustinian Recollects

    PARISH FIESTA OF STA. REMEDIOS PARISH (Tanapag Village, Saipan)

    SARF VISAYAS – RITES OF ADMITTANCE TO THE TRIAL PERIOD AND PROMISED

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Ken Oliver Lao

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    October 21, 2019

    ARSE BATCH 2
    October 21-25, 2019
    Facilitator: Fray Lauro Larlar, OAR

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ursulina Balading, AR
    Sr. Ma. Lutgarda Cañete, AR

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    ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II

    BIRTHDAY

    Archbp. Agustinus Agus, DD (Archdiocese of Pontianak, Indonesia)
    Fray Edgar Tubio
    Sr. Teresita Diana, AR

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    October 23, 2019

    ST. WILLIAM THE HERMIT & BLD. JOHN THE GOOD, Religious

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Hernando Coja
    Sr. Herminia Catindig, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1967-2019)
    Fray Dunstan Huberto Decena

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    October 24, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Rafael Cabarles
    Fray Jose Prudencio Castillo

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1996-2019)
    Fray Glynn Ortega

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    October 25, 2019

    ST. JOHN STONE, Priest & Martyr

    AUGUSTINIAN SCHOOLS ATHLETIC MEET (ASAM) 2019
    October 26-31, 2019
    Host: Colegio San Agustin, Bacolod City

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Veronica Purto, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1995-2019)
    Fray Joel Dequilla

    PRESBYTERAL ANNIVERSARY
    (1983-2019)
    Most Rev. Buenaventura Famadico, DD (Diocese of San Pablo)

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    October 26, 2019

    SARF-LUZON REGIONAL GATHERING WITH THE RITES OF ADMITTANCE TO THE TRIAL PERIOD AND PROMISED
    Host: Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish (Tondo Chapter)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Dionisio Selma
    Fray Renie Villalino
    Sr. Rosalie Ubo, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Leonora Mercado, AR

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    October 27, 2019

    PRISON AWARENESS SUNDAY
    160th ANNIVERSARY OF EVANGELIZATION IN TAIWAN (1859 – 2019)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Antonio Limchaypo

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Mo. Presentacion de San Jose, AR
    Sr. Martina Labao, AR

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    October 28, 2019

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR OAR MISSION (cf. LAMP I,5c)

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Jeana Abejuela, AR

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    October 30, 2019

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF MOST. REV. NATALE PANGELLI, SX, Bishop of Makeni, Sierra Leone

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Cristituto Palomar
    Fray Dominador Mercado Jr.
    Sr. Lorlie Decir, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1999-2019)
    Fray Joel Alve

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    October 31, 2019

    SYMBOLIC MISSION SENDING
    (cf. Section for Mission Apostolate)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Nemesio Tolentin

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Albina de la Virgen de Soledad, AR

  

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