MIRA-NILA - The Our Lady of Consolation Parish (OLCP) honoured its patroness with its 30th Patronal Fiesta last September 1-3.  Our beloved parish priest, Fr. Arnel F. Diaz, OAR and his Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), headed by its President Sis. Lulu Monzon and Vice President Sis. Rita Apuya, wanted the fiesta celebrations to foster the spirit of “Communion of Communities” in all the strata of the parish---the youth, the not-so-young, the parishioners in the gated subdivisions and the area chapels, the active and the not-so-active in the parish.

CEBU CITY – The harvest remains great and the Church has all the more in need of workers for the Lord’s vineyard. As a response to this call, the newly appointed National Vocation Director of St. Ezekiel Moreno Province of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, Rev. Fr. Gideon Antolin Lagrimas, OAR initiated a one-day seminar-workshop of all the local vocation promoters of the Province. He invited Rev. Fr. Alfredo Maglangit, Sch.P, National Executive Secretary for Religious Men of the Directors of Vocations in the Philippines of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines as the resource speaker who presented inputs concerning the current trends in ministering and promoting vocation for religious and priestly life and its pastoral care.
During the morning session, Fr. Maglangit gave various programs, materials and means for promoting vocation. One of the means that he greatly emphasized was the possibility of promoting vocation through social media. Inputs regarding the processes and qualifications for accepting aspirants to the seminary were also given emphasizing on the applicant’s family visit by the vocation director as necessary and helpful.

ANTIPOLO CITY – “Through the wearing of the cincture we are reminded today that the Virgin of Consolation is guiding us and is with us,” Rev. Fray Bernabe M. Dosdos, OAR enunciated in his sermon addressed to the Secular Augustinian Recollects, Novices, Pre-novices and lay faithful during the Solemnity of Our Mother of Consolation last 4 September 2017 at St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos.