During the Eucharistic Celebration, the Provincial Superior, Fr. Herman Abcede received the Renewal of the Religious Vows of Bro. Joseph Phan Hoang Nguyen and Bro. Joseph Nguyen Truong Thinh at the Oasis of Prayer on May 27, 2015. Simultaneously, in the Missionary Station of Vietnam, Fr. Dante Quidayan was delegated to receive the Renewal of the Vows of Bro. Vincent Tran Xuan Diep, Bro. John Baptist Nguyen Thanh Huy, Bro. John Baptist Phan Thanh Vuong and Bro. Peter Hoang Van Dong.
We thank God for continuously blessing His vineyard with laborers according to His heart. On May 31, 2015, fourteen (14) postulants (Jerold Abadingo, Afridus Agustinus, Philip Alensolurin, Jeword Cris Cirujales, Alvin Jasper Cruz, Damianus Doe, Edjieson Hachaso, Sylvester Kenedy, Andrew Noquiao, Queenan Louie Noquiao, Jeffrey Salvador, Peter Trung Viet Thien, Joachim Nguyen Tien Thanh and Eugene Valiente) were entrusted to the care of the Novice Master, Fr. Cesare Bettoni, RCJ, who gladly accepted them, and twelve (12) novices (Emanuel Yarsi Burung, John Dela Cruz, Jeffrey Angelo Evangelio, Kim Seong Nam, Frederikus Yorius Ndawi, Arthur James Paciente, Yoseph Emmanuel Rua, Paulo Sambile, Juncel Subong, Jeffren Tugbo, Joseph Henry Varquez, Lloyd Villahermosa) made their First Profession of the Vows before Fr. Herman Abcede, RCJ, who presided over the Eucharistic celebration at the Chapel of the St. Anthony's Boys Village in Silang, Cavite.
At the Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies in Sucat, Paranaque City, on June 1, 2015, Fr. Herman Abcede, RCJ, received the Renewal of the Religious Vows of 31 Brothers (Bro. John Francis Aberion, Bro. Jose Roque Arreza, Bro. Jobert Belgica, Bro. Edward Capeña, Bro. Jorge Casaberde, Bro. Francis Ferruci Cayao, Bro. Zander Conson, Bro. Paul Tran Duc Chinh, Bro. Joseph Nguyen Hung Cuong, Bro. Joseph Phung Minh Dang, Bro. Ferdinand Escullar, Bro. Ryan Alvin Espanto, Bro. Chris Melvic Floralde, Bro. Val Vincent Frias, Bro. Giovanni Gamaya, Bro. Ignatius Carmelo Gannaban, Bro. Jose Gasta, Bro. Alex Henon, Bro. Lorgin Hernaez, Bro. Tom June Lancin, Bro. Jonrey Lauron, Bro. Marcelino Lavente, Bro. Paul John Mapacpac, Bro. Patrick Ian Marcelo, Bro. Rence Fradel Nazarrea, Bro. Al John Provido, Bro. Aernest Relatorres, Bro. Nino Rosal, Bro. Dominic Phung Ngoc Si, Bro. Ferdinandus Heldi Tanga and Bro. Espiredion Verano Jr.) and the Perpetual Profession of 4 others (Bro. Jorem Bellen, Bro. Harvey Caño Cestina, Bro.Tristan Angelo Palado and Bro. Francisco Gringo Tagabi).
All the Communities of the Province were one in the celebrations, particularly the St. Hannibal Formation Center in Cebu, where Fr. Orville Cajigal, the Councilor for Charity and Mission, represented the Provincial Superior to accept the Renewal of Vows of Bro. Andru Iroy, Bro. Reggie Akiatan and Bro. Bryan Tutas. At the Saint Anthony’s Boys Village in Davao, Fr. Ronald Masilang was delegated to receive the Religious Vows of Bro. Clenton Oplas and Bro. Petrus Marianus. Bro. Carl Angelo Balaan renewed his Vows before Fr. Marcelino Diaz, II at the St. Hannibal Mary Discernment Center. In our Missionary Station in Indonesia, Fr. Breynard Peji accepted the Renewal of Vows of Bro. Marselinus Koka.
What a wonderful way of honoring St. Hannibal on his feast day? God is glorified by the generous self-offering of this young men, responding to His call. Send more, O Lord!