FR. JOEL A. ALVE, OAR IS INSTALLED AS THE 18TH UNO-R PRESIDENT

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental-Rev. Fr. Joel Alve, OAR was installed as the 18th UNO-Recoletos President by Rev. Fr. Bernard C. Amparado, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno last August 31, 2022, at the university gymnasium. The Investiture and Installation ceremonies were held after the 8 am Mass of the Holy Spirit. It opened with the academic procession participated by the Program Heads and Chairs, the Lay Administrators, the Local School Board, and the Board of Trustees of UNO-R, Inc. Fr. Cristituto Palomar, OAR led the Invocation while Local Prior and Corporate Secretary Fray Amadeo Lucero, OAR declared the opening of the Investiture rites.   Welcome Remarks were given by Fray Romeo Ben Potencio, Jr., OAR, VP-Academics and Research. Dr. Raul Alvarez, REE, CESO III, CHEDRO VI Director, gave the keynote speech and was followed by the Message of the Prior Provincial.  Fr. Rafael Pecson, OAR, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and REAP President read the Confirmation of the Election and Appointment of the new UNO-R President. Fr. Palomar presented the Bible, and Fr. Alve did the Profession of Faith in the presence of Fr. Amparado and Fr. Lucero.  17th UNO-R President, Fr. Don H. Besana, OAR, turned over the Presidential Medallion to Fr. Alve while Fr. Potencio presented the academic cap. Fr. Jose Alden Alipin, VP-Identity, Formation, and Mission, presented the Vision Mission of UNO-R, and Fr. Lucero entrusted the university Mace to the incoming President.  Dr. Carlos Eduardo Legaspi, Jr., Director for External Affairs, read the Bionote of the President.   Fr. President, after he was presented, gave his speech of acceptance.

FR. ALVE: THE PRESIDENCY IS A POSITION OF SERVICE, TRUST, AND ACCOUNTABILITY

(This is the acceptance speech delivered by Fray Joel Alve, OAR, during his Installation as 18th President of the University)

With all humility, I accept the task and the challenge laid down before me today as the 18th President of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Bacolod City. I am grateful to my superiors in the Order of Augustinian Recollects and to the Board of Trustees for the trust and confidence given to me to serve this prestigious institution. I am doubly grateful to all my brothers who came before me and who have brought the University into where it is today as it beams with pride as the Cradle of Evangelization and Excellence, inspired by St. Augustine’s charism of Caritas et Scientia.

Together with my acceptance of my election into this office, I thank the previous set of religious administrators led by Fr. Don Besana, OAR for ensuring that the transition from his administration to the present is in Order. Thus, I arrived at UNO-R with almost everything in place: the Vision, Mission, Goals, and Objectives; the 4-Year Development Plan; the Institutional Thrust with the 7-Point Agenda; the curricular programs, the finances, the highly competent personnel from the administrators to the teaching and non-teaching staff; and a whooping 9,700 enrollment figure for the academic year 2022-2023. I am highly confident that the journey in the next three years will be very smooth with the help of my brothers in the community and of our lay collaborators.

The presidency is a position of service, trust and accountability. As a position of service, it must be founded upon the precept from our Lord Jesus Christ who said, “I have come to serve and not to be served.” This is the essence of genuine leadership – the service to humanity.

As a position of trust, it is mandatory for the President to uphold the highest standards of his office and to avoid any form of abuse that can endanger the stability and sustainability of the institutions. If there is anyone who should be ready to sacrifice, it has to be the President as our Lord Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself for the salvation of mankind.

Lastly, as a position of accountability, the President should practice wisdom and prudence and most of all, seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit, in making decisions. As your President, I am accountable to my superiors in the Order, to my brothers in the community, to the lay collaborators, to each and every parent who has entrusted the education of their children to this University, and to all of you. Most of all, I am accountable to God; thus I must ensure that everything begins and ends with Him and in accordance with His Will so that every decision is derived under the cloak of charity and under the protection of justice.

Another chapter of the history of this University is about to be unfolded, and you will all become witnesses of another era of Recollect Leadership. For better things to happen, we humbly ask for your cooperation and support. Entrusted to us are 9,700 students, seeking education the Augustinian Recollect way. Please let us not fail them. Let us take good care of them and give them a kind of experience that they all deserve and that will make them say, “I am happy to be here at UNO-R,” or “May forever sa UNO-R.”

Finally, as we face the triennium “Together,” I ask everyone to turn our differences into powerful insights that could bring us closer to the achievement of our goals. Let us reap the benefits of diversity. Let us learn how to empower the people around us and not be imprisoned by micromanagement. Let us empathize with everyone to energize and inspire them to transcend to the next level to do better and bigger things. Let us communicate and never underestimate the power of communication.

All of these will be done according to the Will of God the Father, the Love of his Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Guidance of the Holy Spirit.

And now, in the presence of my superiors and all of you gathered here today, I hereby accept the authority and the responsibilities bestowed upon me as the 18th President of the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, Bacolod City.

I thank you all for coming, and may the blessings of God be with us all!

ONWARD UNO-R!

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  • All day
    October 1, 2022

    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)

    BIRTHDAY

    Bro. Remigio Villahermosa, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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  • All day
    October 2, 2022

    OAR NUNS ANNUAL SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
    (October 2-10, 2022)

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Leonardo Pauligue
    Sr. Leah Lachica, AR
    Bro. Mariano Antenor, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Bro. Gerino Lagrada, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Luisa Cabunag, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Costidella Viente, SAR (Valencia Chapter)
    Sis. Madilene Bongcayao, SAR (Laray Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (2004-2022)

    Fray Leo Alaras

    1st DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Fray Nemesio Tolentin

    NOTE: The Recoletos de Manila community will celebrate a Holy Mass for him (in compliance with Add. Code 94a).

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Marlene Gomez, SAR (Tondo Chapter)

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  • All day
    October 3, 2022

    START OF THE NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF THE ABANDONED (Valencia, Neg. Oriental)/
    OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR
    (Baguio)

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Teresita Baco, AR
    Sr. Elyn Joy Olmedo, AR
    Sis. Ma. Theresa de Leon, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1987-2022)

    Fray Bernard Amparado
    Fray Cristituto Palomar
    Fray Joseph Granada
    Fray Jorge Peligro

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Ramona Plaza, AR
    +Sis. Aurelia Cabrera, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    October 4, 2022

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR OAR VOCATION

    BIRTHDAY

    Most Rev. Roberto Gaa (Diocese of Novaliches)
    Sr. Manuela Mandia, AR
    Sis. Fritz Palma, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Sis. Ophelia Caytiles, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Sis. Teresita Canaya, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Fray Celestino Cachapero, OAR (2003-2022)
    +Sis. Felicisima Barangan, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    October 5, 2022

    WORLD TEACHER’S DAY

    PRIOR PROVINCIAL’S VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE ROTA (CNMI)
    (October 5- 11, 2022)

    INVESTITURE RITES OF FRAY RAFAEL PECSON AS PRESIDENT OF SSC-R MANILA
    Time: 8:30 a.m.

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Miguela Obera, AR
    Sis. Jesusa Escalona, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Carmen Esnaldo, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    +Sis. Fernando Sanico, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    October 6, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Primitiva Berdejo, AR
    Sr. Noemi Mapa, AR
    Sr. Rona Alaza, AR
    Sis. Violeta Benitez, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Virginia Santos, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Milagros Dineros, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Gwendolyn Bolaron, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Imelda de la Chica, SAR (Brooke’s Point Chapter)
    Sis. Concordia Apenas, SAR (Valencia Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Bro. Abelardo Almeida, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    +Bro. Romeo Cañad, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Erlinda Vergara, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    +Sis. Emilia Aves, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    October 7, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Juliet Natinga, AR
    Fray Mc Airel Capinpin (simply prof.)
    Sis. Rosario Florendo, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Sis. Rosalinda Casimiro, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Michael Centeno (RAY-Urbiztondo)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (2006-2022)

    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, 2022

    SOLEMN PROFESSION OF VOWS OF FRAY ROBERTO CARLOS ALVARADO RAMÍREZ  

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Neil Ryan Jarumay
    Sis. Rosario Cordova, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Ms. Nestoria “Inday” Bad-an (Sister General of the Order)
    Marriel Maligalig (RAY-Urbiztondo)
    Marinela Maligalig (RAY-Urbiztondo

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    October 9, 2022

    5th FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMUNITY OF RECOLETOS DE URBIZTONDO (Pangasinan)

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Francis Cabalida (novice)
    Sis. Milagros Mayor, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    John Leonard Cabling (RAY-Canlubang)
    Glorie Lynn Sorgon (RAY-Bacolod)
    John Philip Fuderanan (aspirant)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Aurea Rigonan, SAR (Manila Chapter)

10
  • All day
    October 10, 2022

    ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA
    Bishop and Patron of Studies

    BIRTHDAY

    Most Rev. Raul Dael, DD (Bishop of Tandag)
    Sr. Ofelia Laspobres, AR
    Bro. Ulysses Peral, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

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  • All day
    October 11, 2022

    ST. POPE JOHN XIII

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Samuel Eyas
    Bro. Niño Salenga, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Bro. Elmer Gernan Garcia, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Jhoan Beran (Miranila Chapter)
    Sis. Flavia Jacobson, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Kyla Mei Mendoza (RAY-Urbiztondo)

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  • All day
    October 12, 2022

    SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR TOMA DE HÁBITO
    Time: 10:00 a.m. / CARES, Baguio City

    PATRONAL FIESTA: PARISH OF OUR LADY OF THE ABANDONED
    Valencia, Negros Oriental
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Fiesta Mass Presider: Rev. Msgr. Glenn Corsica, PC

    SECTION FOR VOCATIONS: LVP REGIONAL MEETING (Luzon) (October 12-13, 2022)
    Venue: CARES, Baguio

    FEDERATION OF ASIAN BISHOPS CONFERENCE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (October 12-30, 2022)
    Link: https://fabc.org/

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Shirley Nonato, OAR (Bacolod Monastery)
    Sr. Marilyn Gustilo, AR
    Sr. Bernarditha Barnido, AR
    Bro. Eduardo Batongbakal, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)
    Sis. Lagrimas Gadayan, SAR (Brooke’s Point Chapter)
    Sis. Aparicion de la Victoria, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Mo. Dionisia Mitas de Santa Maria Talangpaz
    +Sis. Corazon Vosotros, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    October 13, 2022

    COMMEMORATION OF THE DECEASED BENEFACTORS OF OAR

    BIRTHDAY

    James Sarilla (aspirant)
    Sis. Gloria Cabahag, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Teresita Fernandez, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    October 14, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Laura Cabanacan, AR
    Sr. Rhena Sherra Caranzo, AR
    Sis. Amelita Yara, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)
    Sis. Jovelyn Gamban, SAR (Manila Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Rosa Silinduran, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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  • All day
    October 15, 2022

    SOLEMN PROFESSION OF VOWS
    OLCP Miranila, Q.C.
    Time: 9:00 a.m.
    Mass Presider: Fray Bernard Amparado
    Candidates: Fray Ivan Cuison & Fray Jhoben Rodriguez

    SARF-VISAYAS REGIONAL ANNUAL REUNION
    October 15-16, 2022

    EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF
    FRAY VICTOR VILLEGAS SUCLUPE
    as Prelate of Chota Cutervo

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Luzviminda Olvina, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Allysha Shin Ferrer (RAY-Urbiztondo)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (2005-2022)

    Fray Vincent Cadeliña

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Monica de Espiritu Santo, AR

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    October 16, 2022

    WORLD FOOD DAY 2022

    As far back as 1945 the United Nations recognized food as not a privilege, but a right, and that’s why they created World Food Day, observed annually on October 16, in 1979. It’s a day of observance to draw attention to the plight of the hungry. So, today, join us in eradicating hunger.

    BIRTHDAY                                                                             

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

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1988-2022)

    Fray Domingo Saladaga, Jr.
    Fray William Emilito Villaflor

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Margarita de Sgdo. Corazon de Jesus, AR
    +Sis. Andrea Savella, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    October 17, 2022

    ARSE (AUG. RECOLLECT SPIRITUAL EXERCISES)
    Batch 1: October 17-19, 2022 / THP-R, Cebu City
    Facilitator: Bp. Broderick Pabillo (Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay)

    BIRTHDAY

    Most Rev. Honesto Ongtioco, D.D. (Bishop of Cubao)
    Sr. Ma. Cirila Uy, AR
    Sis. Margarita Membrillos, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Shiela Mae Labadia (RAY-Caidiocan)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Visitacion de San Miguel, AR
    +Sr. Gabriela Garcines, AR
    +Sr. Jacinta Mandia Robin, AR
    +Sis. Norma Discutido, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    +Sis. Gerarda Cañet, SAR (Talisay Chapter)

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    October 18, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Arnel Diaz
    Jonel Mendoza (RAY-Miranila)
    Sis. Luzviminda Suatil, SAR (Inagawan Chapter / Trial)
    Sis. Rosario Hechanova, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)

    1st DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Fray Rafael Cabarles
    NOTE: The Recoletos de San Carlos community will celebrate a Holy Mass for him (in compliance with Add. Code 94a).

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Amada San Gabriel, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    +Sis. Concorcia Calliza, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

     

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  • All day
    October 19, 2022

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE SICK

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Arlyn Sarmiento, AR
    Sis. Margarita Ramos, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)

    1ST DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Mo. Lourdes Eizaguirre, OAR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Virginia Acha, AR
    +Sis. Lamberta Bustamante, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

20
  • All day
    October 20, 2022

    ST. MAGDALENE OF NAGASAKI
    Patroness of the Secular Augustinian Recollects

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Ken Oliver Lao
    Sis. Elnora Palaganas, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Sis. Alemira Awid, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

21
  • All day
    October 21, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Ursulina Balading, AR
    Sr. Ma. Lutgarda Cañete, AR
    Sis. Nilda Jamili, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Sis. Rizalina Ricaña, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

22
  • All day
    October 22, 2022

    ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II

    SARF-LUZON REGIONAL ANNUAL REUNION
    Host: SARF-Urbiztondo Chapter
    October 22-23, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Archbp. Agustinus Agus, DD (Archdiocese of Pontianak, Indonesia)
    Fray Edgar Tubio
    Sr. Teresita Diana, AR
    Sis. Lourdes Diesta, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Teresita Mapas, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

23
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    October 23, 2022

    WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
    Theme: “You shall be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8)
    Pope Francis’ Message: https://www.vatican.va/content/ francesco/en/messages/missions/documents/20220106-giornata- missionaria.html

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Hernando Coja
    Sr. Herminia Catindig, AR
    Sis. Milagros Quinaging, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION(1967-2022)

    Fray Dunstan Huberto Decena

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Aquilina Dacalos, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

24
  • All day
    October 24, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Jose Prudencio Castillo
    Sis. Rufina Jardraque, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Maria Fe Bauso, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1996-2022)

    Fray Glynn Ortega

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION

    Most Rev. Julito Cortes, D.D. (Diocese of Dumaguete)

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  • All day
    October 25, 2022

    ST. JOHN STONE, Priest & Martyr

    2022 CEAP NATIONAL CONVENTION
    SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
    October 25-28, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Veronica Purto, AR
    Sis. Evelyn Ortega, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Natividad Pielago, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Emilie Pandong, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Simon Kurt Casupanan (RAY-Cavite)
    Nestor Tala (RAY-Miranila)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1995-2022)

    Fray Joel Dequilla

    PRESBYTERAL ANNIVERSARY
    (1983-2022)

    Most Rev. Buenaventura Famadico, DD (Diocese of San Pablo)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Rosalinda Lontok, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    +Sis. Iluminada Coronado, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

26
  • All day
    October 26, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Dionisio Selma
    Fray Renie Villalino
    Sr. Rosalie Ubo, AR
    Sis. Felicisima Quizon, SAR (Baguio Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Leonora Mercado, AR

27
  • All day
    October 27, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Antonio Limchaypo
    Sis. Cristina Pascua, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Mo. Presentacion de San Jose, AR
    +Sr. Martina Labao, AR
    +Bro. Bibiano Apenas, SAR (Valencia Chapter)
    +Sis. Nelly Marfil, SAR (Talisay Chapter)

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    October 28, 2022

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR OAR MISSION

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Jeana Abejuela, AR
    Sis. Purisima Bayna, SAR (Brooke’s Point Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Josefina Tampus, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Julita Requillo, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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  • All day
    October 29, 2022

    SARF-PALAWAN REGIONAL ANNUAL REUNION
    Host: SARF-Puerto Princesa Chapter
    October 29, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Rosario Rosales, SAR (Valencia Chapter)
    Sis. Ermelinda Jayme, SAR (Valencia Chapter)
    Catherine Ildefonso (RAY-Urbiztondo)
    Kristine Ruelo (RAY-Provincialate)

30
  • All day
    October 30, 2022

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION
    M.R. NATALE PAGANELLI, SX, Bishop of Makeni, Sierra Leone

    BIRTHDAY

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

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1999-2022)
    Fray Joel Alve

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Bro. Rogelio Cepe, SAR (Valencia Chapter)
    +Bro. Reynaldo Cruz, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)

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    October 31, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Luisita Zuela, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Lucia Young, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Albina de la Virgen de Soledad, AR

     

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