SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (October 2020)

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Fall greetings to all our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church!

St. Nicholas of Tolentine. Fr. John Gruben presided at the Mass celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas of Tolentine on September 10 at the 9 am Mass at Sacred Heart Church, in Suffern, New York. In his homily, Fr. John sketched the outline of the extraordinary life of St. Nicholas—his care for the poor, his efforts to bring about peace in the divided Italy of his day, his prayers for the souls in Purgatory, and his reputation as a miracle worker. Fr. John also announced the opening of the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of our Province. At the conclusion of Mass all were invited to receive and take home the bread of St. Nicholas (wrapped individually for safety). The people of Sacred Heart, formerly a diocesan parish, have been enjoying the cycle of Augustinian saints that we have been celebrating, most especially in the months of August and September, as bringing a new dimension to the spirituality of the parishioners. Remember to keep joining us for our daily and Sunday Masses streaming live at www.sacredheartparish.org. The schedule for all services is posted on the website.


St. Nicholas Day: Fr. John Gruben with Theresa Giampaglia, Tagaste SAR president,
bless and present St. Nicholas Bread to the faithful following the Mass, September 10, 2020

Remembrance of September 11, 2001. Sacred Heart Parish remembered 9/11 on the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the sacrifice of United Flight 93 with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm followed by recitation of the Divine Mercy chaplet. That evening, Fr. Michael joined Suffern mayor, Ed Markunas, a number of town officials, and many Suffern residents for an official 9/11 memorial service at which Fr. Michael offered the invocation.

Remembering 9/11: Fr. Michael Rafferty joins Mayor Ed Markunas  and other town officials at Suffern Town Hall for the annual September 11 memorial service honoring those who lost their lives, family members, and First Responders

RCIA First Communions and Confirmation. Fr. John, with the delegation of Fr. Michael Rafferty, pastor of Sacred Heart, confirmed five adult candidates who had completed the required period of instruction to receive the Sacraments on Saturday, September 12, at an afternoon Mass. Confirmation was actually supposed to take place at the Easter Vigil, 2020, but was delayed because of the pandemic. Three other candidates, members of one family, who had also completed their studies moved to San Antonio, Texas, and were preparing to receive the Sacraments in their new local church. Fr. John gave the homily for the Mass, and Fr. Michael, who also concelebrated, officially congratulated the newly Confirmed and welcomed them to full membership in the parish community.

Sacraments of Initiation: Frs. John Gruben and Michael Rafferty join newly confirmed  and their sponsors at Sacred Heart Church on September 12

A Funeral Mass was offered for Sr. Mary John Burke, SRCM, at St. Zita’s Villa, Monsey, New York, on Saturday, September 19. Fr. John celebrated the Mass for the staff, residents, and friends of Sr. John. Following the death of Sr. Maureen O’Shea earlier this year, Sr. John was the last living member of the St. Zita’s congregation. During her last years, Sr. John waged an extraordinary struggle against a particularly disfiguring form of nasal cancer. Her complete confidence in God enabled her, almost to the end of her life, to continue to witness to the wonderful cheerfulness that marked her many years as a consecrated religious.

Sr. Mary John (seated) at her 80th birthday celebration with Sr. Maureen Francis and Rita and Bob Reers, benefactors of St. Zita’s Villa

Fr. Marlon Beof, Vicar Provincial, stopped at Tagaste for a fraternally visit on Monday, September 14 and had lunch with the friars at Sacred Heart rectory. They then went for a visit with Fr. John Oldfield at St. Joseph Home in Sloatsburg, New York.

Lookin’ out my front door: Fr. John with Guild members (l to r): Pat Knight, Victor and Aura Ramirez, Connie Montanye (president), and Joe Nappo

The Pius X Guild held its first meeting since the beginning of the pandemic on Sunday, September 20 on the porch at Tagaste. Fr. John was present along with Connie Montanye, president, and several other members. The group sadly acknowledged that the fall schedule of Guild activities—Italian Night (October 10), the Holiday Boutique (November 8), and, in all likelihood, the Guild Communion Breakfast (December 6)—would all have to be cancelled this year. The next meeting of the Guild executive board will be Sunday, Nov. 15, at 10 am in the Fire Place room at the Monastery.

Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine: 400 years of consecrated life and missionary history

Symbolism of the Logo

400 Years: 1621 – 2021

Within the first zero is St. Nicholas with the star of faith and the word of the Gospel which inspired our founder St. Augustine and continues to inspire all of us; Within the second zero is the boat that carried Recollect missionaries and the Christian faith to the Philippines and other lands. Siempre en misión. . . “Always in Mission”

To read full story click control +  https://www.agustinosrecoletos.org/library/92-canta-y-camina/1447-en-cyc156web.pdf

Fr. John Gruben, OAR, prior
Theresa Giampaglia, SAR president
Connie Montanye, Guild president

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    October 1, 2020

    LAUNCHING OF ROSARY MONTH

    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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    October 2, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Leonardo Pauligue
    Sr. Leah Lachica, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (2004-2020)
    Fray Leo Alaras

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    October 3, 2020

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

    POPE FRANCIS’ PASTORAL VISIT TO ASSISI

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

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1987-2020)
    Fray Bernard Amparado
    Fray Cristituto Palomar
    Fray Joseph Granada
    Fray Jorge Peligro

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ramona Plaza, AR

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    October 4, 2020

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

    BIRTHDAY
    Most Rev. Roberto Gaa (Diocese of Novaliches)
    Fray Joffrey Casusa (novice)
    Sr. Manuela Mandia, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    (2003-2020)
    Fray Celestino Cachapero, OAR

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    October 5, 2020

    WORLD TEACHER’S DAY

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Miguela Obera, AR

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    October 6, 2020

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

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    October 7, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Mc Ariel Capinpin (simply prof.)
    Sr. Juliet Natinga, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (2006-2020)
    Fray Henry Santiago
    Fray Anthony Irineo
    Fray Russell Lapidez
    Fray Virgilio Paredes, Jr.

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Margarita Miranda de Santa Monica, AR

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    October 8, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Neil Ryan Jarumay
    Ms. Nestoria “Inday” Bad-an (Sister General of the Order)

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    October 9, 2020

    3rd FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMUNITY OF RECOLETOS DE URBIZTONDO (Pangasinan)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Mark Angelo Diaz (novice)
    John Leonard Cabling (RAY-Canlubang)
    Glorie Lynn Sorgon (RAY-Bacolod)

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    October 10, 2020

    ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA,
    Bishop and Patron of Studies

    PRIOR GENERAL LAUNCHES THE BOOK:
    “VIVIR LA POBREZA: GRACIA Y RETO”
    (Note: Title and cover are not yet finalized)

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

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    October 11, 2020

    ST. POPE JOHN XIII

    PARISH FIESTA OF NSTRA. SNRA. BIRHEN DE LOS REMEDIOS PARISH (Tanapag Village, Saipan)
    Time: 9:00 A.M. (Saipan Time)
    Presider: Most Rev. Ryan Jimenez, D.D. (Bishop of Chalan Kanoa)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Samuel Eyas

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    October 12, 2020

    BLD. MARIA THERESA FASCE, Virgin

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

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

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Seiji Ishii (novice)
    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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    October 13, 2020

    COMMEMORATION OF THE DECEASED BENEFACTORS OF OAR

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    October 14, 2020

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

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    October 15, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Renz Calex Soriano (simply prof.)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (2005-2020)
    Fray Vincent Cadeliña

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Monica de Espiritu Santo, AR

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    October 16, 2020

    WORLD FOOD DAY 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Pia Pineda, AR
    Sr. Ma. Linda Peña, AR
    Jhon Paul Dag-um (RAY-Provincialate)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1988-2020)
    Fray Manuel Lipardo
    Fray Domingo Saladaga, Jr.
    Fray William Emilito Villaflor

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Margarita de Sgdo. Corazon de Jesus, AR

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    October 17, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Most Rev. Honesto Ongtioco, D.D. [Bishop of Cubao]
    Sr. Ma. Cirila Uy, AR
    Shiela Mae Labadia (RAY-Caidiocan)

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

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    October 18, 2020

    WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
    (Pope Francis’ Message:http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/missions /documents/papa-francesco_20200531_giornata-missionaria2020.html

    25th FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY (1995-2020) SARF- VALENCIA CHAPTER

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Arnel Diaz
    Jonel Mendoza (RAY-Miranila)

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    October 19, 2020

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

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Arlyn Sarmiento, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Virginia Acha, AR

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    October 20, 2020

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

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Ken Oliver Lao

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    October 21, 2020

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

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    October 22, 2020

    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, 2020

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

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Hernando Coja
    Sr. Herminia Catindig, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1967-2020)
    Fray Dunstan Huberto Decena

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    October 24, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Rafael Cabarles
    Fray Jose Prudencio Castillo

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1996-2020)
    Fray Glynn Ortega

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    October 25, 2020

    ST. JOHN STONE, Priest & Martyr

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Veronica Purto, AR
    Simon Kurt Casupanan (RAY-Cavite)
    Nestor Tala (RAY-Miranila)

    25th ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1995-2020)
    Fray Joel Dequilla

    PRESBYTERAL ANNIVERSARY
    (1983-2020)
    Most Rev. Buenaventura Famadico, DD (Diocese of San Pablo)

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    October 26, 2020

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

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Leonora Mercado, AR

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    October 27, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Antonio Limchaypo

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

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    October 28, 2020

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

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Jeana Abejuela, AR

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    October 29, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Catherine Ildefonso (RAY-Urbiztondo)
    Kristine Ruelo (RAY-Provincialate)

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    October 30, 2020

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

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

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1999-2020)
    Fray Joel Alve

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    October 31, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Nemesio Tolentin

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

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