Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity

SARF Vicariate of the USA Newsletter (May 2021)

By SARF-USA Correspondent | June 3, 2021 |
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Late May greetings to all of our brothers in the Province of St. Nicholas, the Order, our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee, as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! First Communions: Thirty-eight children in the Sacred Heart Religious Education Program received their First Communion in three sessions, one on May 1 (Spanish) and the other two on May 8 (English). Frs. Michael Rafferty, John Gruben, and Eric Crelencia each presided at one of the liturgies which were prepared by Mrs. Janis Batewell (coordinator for Religious Ed) and Mrs. Miriam Montano (director for the Spanish-speaking…

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SARF-Vicariate of the USA Newsletter (April 2021)

Easter greetings to all our brothers in the Province of St. Nicholas, our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee, as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Following the new directives of the Archdiocese of New York (March 5, 2021), Sacred Heart Parish was able to expand the allowed seating capacity…

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Handling Finances in Times of COVID-19 Crisis

by Sis. Evelyn Ruiz, SAR and Sis. Bang Pacres, SAR The Secular Augstinian Recollect Fraternity National Committee on Apostolate and Social Concerns organized another online seminar with the topic “Handling Finances in Times of COVID-19 Crisis” with Ms. Admarie G. Marcelo, CPA, MM. Ms. Marcelo is a businesswoman, a co-founder of NovaSolTech Co.,Inc. and Edgelink…

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SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (January 2021)

New Year’s Greetings to all our brothers in the Province of St. Nicholas, our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee, as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Pre-Christmas activities. There was a visit by Santa Claus and his elves to Sacred Heart for several hours on the afternoon of December…

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SARF de Filipinas presents newly elected National Officers; celebrates online Christmas Party 2020

by Sis Edelyn Layumas-Celeste, SAR and Sis Herminia Villanueva, SAR (San Carlos Chapter) The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity held its very first Virtual National Christmas Party on December 20, 2020 via Zoom, as a pandemic-friendly alternative to a face-to-face social gathering. The event made history for SARF as, for the very first time, the community…

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From Storm to Advent: SARF’s online Advent Recollection with Fr. René Paglinawan, OAR

by Sis. Marina Yang (SARF de Mira Nila Chapter) “From Storm to Advent”, an Advent recollection conducted last December 5, 2020 by Fray René Paglinawan, OAR, Prior of Our Lady of Good Voyage Parish, Tondo and  the spiritual adviser of the SARF de OLPGV Chapter, Tondo, was an immense success. For the first time, a…

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SARF holds first National Online Novenas

by Jayzl Villafania Nebre, SAR (SARF de Provincialate) Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Rom 8:35) This was a question posed by the greatest Christian theologian who has ever lived posed to the Romans about two thousand years…

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SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (Thanksgiving 2020)

Thanksgiving greetings to all our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Welcome, Fr. Eric Crelencia, OAR. After traveling across country from Oxnard, California, where he had been stationed as assistant pastor for a number of years at Mary Star of the Sea Parish,…

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Spiritual Warfare: SARF Recollection with Fray Mansueto

by Bro. Wilson Sy (SARF de Baguio) BAGUIO CITY–It’s that time of the year again when we remember our departed loved ones. Especially for Filipinos, this is also a significant time when we reunite with those who remained, particularly our families and relatives. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, had dramatically shifted how we experienced such commemoration…

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SARF de Filipinas’ birthday tribute to Fray Selma

by Sis. Star A. Anotado (SARF de Antipolo) QUEZON CITY—For the first time, the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity Philippines (SARF de Filipinas) organized a successful virtual birthday tribute for Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, who turned 61 on October 26, 2020. Ninety-six (96) SARF members from…