Bishop Alminaza Celebrates Mass of the Holy Spirit with Thomasians

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“It is always a joy to be with Thomasians.”

 SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occidentdal – Most Rev. Gerardo Alminaza, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of San Carlos proclaimed during his homily for the entire Thomasian community. The bishop was the main celebrant of the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the quadrangle of Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos, September 14, 2022.

            As he is an Augustinian Recollect alumnus himself, Bishop Alminaza expressed his happiness that he had the opportunity to personally welcome the new members of the Order of Augustinian Recollects community in San Carlos City.

            Rev. Fr. Cristopher Maspara, OAR, the prior of Recoletos de San Carlos and CST-R president, presented the OAR community beginning with Rev. Fr. Monday Benjamine Edobor, OAR, the Vice-president for Identity, Formation and Mission; Rev. Fr. Enrico Peter Silab, OAR, resident priest and former CST-R Director; Rev. Fr. Excel Saycon, OAR, resident priest.

            Meanwhile, Rev. Fr. Marjun Almario, diocesan chancellor, joined the bishop.

Tips to Thrive during this School Year

            Bishop Alminaza, while he recognized the challenges of another shift in the delivery of education from distance to blended learning, inspired the Thomasians with his tips and thoughts that can be remembered during the trials of student life.

Full Quadrangle. It is the Thomasian community’s first time to celebrate the Holy Mass at the quadrangle after the school lock down was imposed in March of 2020. With the combination of junior and senior high school and college students, the quadrangle is full. With their face masks on, Thomasians beam with joy to be in a physical gathering once again.

            “The secret is to develop this personal rapport with the Holy Spirit,” he clinched his sharing.

            Thomasians from the seventh grade to the two college programs all learned a simple and short prayer to the Holy Spirit from Bishop Alminaza, who is widely known for his campaigns for the Care of the Common Home.

Teacher’s Pledge

            Before the Mass of the Holy Spirit ended, Thomasian faculty members recited their Teachers Pledge in front of the bishop and the OAR community. Ms. Marinell Ocampo, the new principal of the Basic Education Department led the teachers.

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    September 1, 2022

    WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION

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    400th ANNIVERSARY (1622-2022) OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE RECOLETOS IN MINDANAO

    (Note: Actually, we have not yet found the exact date. But, in consultation with our historian, we just freely placed it on this day since it was on the 1st of March, 1621 – or a year earlier than the missionaries’ arrival – that the Bishop of Cebu entrusted to the Recoletos the northeastern part of Mindanao. “September” is our chosen month as it is reminiscent of the saint whose feast falls on the said month and under whose patronage the then eponymous Province was placed.)

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    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION
    Most Rev. Francisco de Leon, D.D. (Diocese of Antipolo)

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Alicia Bañares, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Amellory Jopia, SAR (Urbiztondo Chapter / Trial)
    Laurice Kathleen Barizo (RAY-Cavite)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Francisca de Sta. Maria, AR
    +Sr. Placida Patrimonio, AR
    +Sis. Primitiva Ayuda, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    +Sis. Pilar Betinol, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    ARRIVAL OF THE CURSO DE PREPARACIÓN PARTICIPANTS

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    BIRTHDAY

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    Maynard Negre (RAY-Talisay)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Aurora Cordova, SAR (Laray Chapter)

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    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR OAR VOCATION

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    FIRST 100 DAYS OF THE TRIENNIUM

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    Installation of Fray Renie Villalino as Parish Priest
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    Presider & Homilist: Most Rev. Roberto Gaa, D.D.

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