Dear Fathers, Sisters and Members
of the Salesian family,
Greetings to all of you. The months of September and October are something special for us who love dearly our Madonna, the Blessed Virgin Mary. On the 8th September, we celebrated her birthday and on the 7th October the Feast of the Holy Rosary. As members of the Salesian Family we are invited and encouraged to increase and intensify our devotion to her. The 24th of the month gives us this occasion as well.
This month, in a special way, we pray for the intention of the Holy Father, Pope Francis. He invites all of us to pray and make sacrifices for peace in Syria and in the whole world. I would like also to ask your prayers for more missionary vocations, especially in our delegation. A Missionary vocation is not limited to the priests, religious and nuns, but to our lay partners as well. For sure, if all of us unite in our prayers and sacrifices the blessing and graces too will be in abundance. Wishing all of you the very best for the ending of the scholastic year.
I am one with you in prayers. God bless you all.
Fr. Raffy Galve sdb, PNG-SI Delegate, 15th October, 2013
“Like Don Bosco the
Educator, we offer
young people, the
Gospel of Joy,
Pedagogy of Kindness”
2013 Strenna of the Rector Major,
Fr Pascual Chávez sdb
Salesian Missionary Intentions
Parents and Teacher: That those feeling
so crushed by life that they wish to end it
may sense the nearness of God’s love.
The Church in Africa: That the celebration
of World Mission Day may help all Christians
realise that we are not only receivers but
proclaimers of God’s Word.
Newsletter of the
Delegation House – Araimiri – Savio House – DBTI, Boroko – Gabutu – Kumgi – Vunabosco – Henderson – Tetere TAVUR PNG-SI Delegation Office, P.O. Box 7579, Boroko 111, NCD, Papua New Guinea
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EAO Brothers Meeting; 60 years - 3 A Milestone - 6
In Pictures - 4 Dare to Dream, dare to fly! - 7
Social Networks - 5 Lectorate and Acolyte - 82 TAVUR - The newsletter of the Salesian Delegation of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
I am writing to you … my young friends !
Begin with a Conversion of Heart Here are some of Don Bosco’s own words, reconstructed and interpreted. I have imagined Don Bosco speaking to us personally. He has a charming personality, which is deeply spiritual. I thought it useful to share with you something of what I understood from reading his most personal writings. It should arouse in you the desire to get to know him more intimately and to follow his spiritual suggestions in your educative and pastoral ministry at this troubled yet fascinating period of history.
Each step towards inner conversion requires a response, a gift given in love to the God who has 8irst loved us.
Since the Lord loves us so much should it not be our 8irm intention to try to do all we can to avoid whatever might displease him? This process is a movement in two stages: conversion and surrender to God.
At the end of the meditations on the meaning of life and death, I always invited the boys of the Oratory to turn to God and to tell them fervently and from the depths of their hearts: “From this moment, my Lord, I am turning my life over to you.
I love you and I want to serve you with joy to the end of my days.
Holy Virgin, my Mother, help me always to be faithful.” First of all, we must truthfully re8lect on ourselves.
This may happen at various times and may take various forms.
For me, it took place very clearly and effectively when I was twenty years old.
I must admit that before that time I was rather dissipated, boastful, given in to fun and games, busy entertaining myself with other things that cheered me up for the moment but nothing that really satis8ied me deeply.
Basically, I was very self-‐centered as happens to most young people.
It was only at the end of my high school that I seriously got to grips with questions about my future.
I realized that the dreams I had cultivated thus far were very vague.
It was true that I felt a certain inclination towards the priesthood so that I could take care of young people, but I had also to be realistic.
My way of life, certain habits that I possessed and a total lack of the virtues necessary to become a priest made it dif8icult for me to decide.
I had to spend more time in re8lection.
At 8irst I tried to do this by myself.
I began reading spiritual books and visiting some religious communities around Cheri.
I felt called to the contemplative way of life.
I even thought of entering a monastery with the hope that it would help to quell my passions, especially my pride that was deeply rooted in my heart.
But I was trying to build a future based on my limited view and my own fears without taking into account the plans God gad for me.
Although I had been accepted by the Franciscans my plans ran aground.
I was then advised by Comollo my most trusted friend.
He made me understand what state of mind I needed to be in: a complete willingness to do the Lord’s will – an unconditional surrender.
I had to trust God completely with utmost con8idence and without any fear.
After all, every Christian vocation is not simply the result of a decision that one makes to give oneself completely to God.
It begins from a radical change of heart.
Therefore one should be able to say like the young Samuel: “Speak Lord, your servant is listening,” or like Mary: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to me according to your word.” I prayed a lot, I began a novena that was preceded by a good Confession and in the meantime Louis had written a letter to his uncle priest – who already knew me – and he explained to him my problem.
On the last day of the novena I made my Confession again, attended Holy Mass and received Communion.
Finally, I was now willing to do whatever the Lord wanted of me because I had decided to give God everything I was and possessed.
Nothing else remained in my heart except to be a good Christian, at God’s service wherever he calls me.
I realized later my conversion was true and 8inal.
That very same day I received a reply from Louis’ uncle.
He advised me to drop my previous choice and he invited me to join the seminary because during the course of my studies I would better understand God’s plans.
I should not be afraid of making a mistake if I kept a watch over my heart, practiced recollection and prayer because these would help me overcome all my dif8iculties.
I did what he suggested.
I applied myself seriously to prepare for that step.
I went home for the holidays, I stopped during acrobatics (how vain and proud I was, yearning for the praise of the audience through those shows!).
I read some good books, which hitherto I had neglected.
I continued to take care of youngsters, telling them stories, spending time with them in their games and singing.
Many of them were totally ignorant about the truths of the faith.
I tried to teach them the truths of the Faith and introduce them to prayer.
- Aldo Giraudo
Translated and adapted by Ian Doulton sdb
I am writing to you … my young friends !3
60 years of committed Salesian Life!
16th August, Don Bosco's birthday. While we thank God today we join Fr.
Eduardo Revilla in praise and thanksgiving as he celebrates his 60th
anniversary of religious profession. Thank you Fr. Edu for your shining
example of dedication, cheerfulness, optimism, and fatherhood.
After celebrating the 60th religious profession of a Salesian priest, Fr.
Eduardo Revilla, we witness today the renewal of temporary vows by our
Vietnamese lay Salesian, Br. Peter Mac Khai Le SDB, assigned as
practical trainee in the Savio Haus Prenovitiate Seminary. We also
celebrate a thanksgiving Mass for the silver jubilee of religious profession
of a Salesian Sister, Sr. Alice Fulgencio FMA, who together with other
sisters assist in the Salesian educational apostolate at DBTI. These are
days of gratitude and praise to God for His gift of fidelity especially to the
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Fr. Eduardo Revilla surrounded by the Salesians and aspirants, Br Peter Mac Khai Le sdb renews his vows, Sr. Alice Fulgencio fma celebrates her Silver Jubilee of Profession, Entertainment items in progress.
EAO BROTHERS: Moving Towards the Bicentenary of Don Bosco's Birth
BANGKOK (THAILAND) 25 August, 2013 - The East Asia Oceania Region has a steady growth in the Brother vocation. This is partly sustained by initiatives from the EAO Mobile Formation Team, in collaboration with the different EAO provinces, that promote and invest in the formation of the Salesian Brothers. One of these formation moments was the recently concluded East Asia Oceania Salesian Brothers’ Congress held from August 19 to 23, 2013 at the Salesian Retreat House in Hua Hin, Thailand. It was the 6th meeting of this kind. It aims to prepare for the celebration of Don Bosco’s birth come 2015 from the Salesian Brothers' perspective.
More than 85 confreres attended from AUL, CIN, FIN, FIS, KOR, ITM, MYM, PNG-SI, THA, VIE and missionaries from Pakistan and Mongolia. Among them were about 10 priests including Fr. Prasert Somngam, (THA Provincial), Fr. Lanfranco Fedrigotti (CIN Provincial) and Fr. George Militante, (FIS Provincial) and some delegates of Formation and Youth Ministry from the various provinces. Something very significant in this congress was the attendance of a big number of young dynamic Brothers.
The congress started with the reports about the resolutions made during the 2006 congress in Cambodia. The participants also reflected upon the letters sent by Fr. Klement Vaclav (Missions) and Br. Jean Paul Muller (Economer). Then Br. Michael Harris (AUL) and Br. John Baptist Thanad Anan (THA) also delivered a conference on pedagogy. Br.
Raymond Callo (FIN) gave a talk on spirituality, including the scheme of the Salesian Brother Specific Formation in Manila, while Fr. Chrys Saldanha (RMG) presented the revisions on the Ratio.
The congress days started with a Lectio Divina facilitated by Fr. Francis Gustillo. It can be said that the whole event was marked with a reflective and prayerful atmosphere where the brothers shared insights about the conferences, their Salesian Brother vocation and the path where the Lord is leading them to be. On the other hand, light and recreational moments bonded the brothers from different provinces.
Br. Callo, a member of the EAO Formation Mobile Team, headed the team of organizers composed of confreres from
the THA Province and the Salesian Brothers undergoing their specific formation in Manila. Fr. Andrew Wong,
Regional Councillor of the EAO, graced the event with his words of encouragement and his support for these kind of
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- Fr. Ariel Macatangay TAVUR - The newsletter of the Salesian Delegation of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands 7 ladies are inducted by Bishop Rochus Tatamai, bishop of Bereina, as new members of the Association of Mary Help of Christians at the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians last Sunday, the birthday of our Blessed Mother. The lay association was founded by St. John Bosco himself. — with Geo Morgan, Robyn Lepon, Cecilia K Amala, Bishop Rochus Tatamai, Jemo Lingz Mogala, Grace Dasse and Alice Fulgencio.
17th August, 2013: A feast of colors and pageantry, this cultural show hosted by DBTS is one of the best, brightest, and beautiful showcase of culture in PNG! Congratulations Don Bosco Technical School, Gabutu, Port Moresby, PNG Dr. Catherine Nongkas, dean of education faculty at Divine Word University addresses DBTI students at the morning assembly.
Her 2 day visit to DBTI is part of the continuous linkages our school makes as an affiliate of DWU.
13th September, Muffty Day at DBTI. Two days before the celebration of Independence Day, students organize a fund raising activity by charging ﬁnes to those who do not come to school in traditional attire.
Archbishop John Ribat of Port Moresby administers baptism, conﬁrmation and ﬁrst holy communion at Mary Help of Christians Shrine at DBTI. 6 among our college students receive conﬁrmation.
In Pictures ....5 - Hayden Powick TAVUR -‐ The newsle.er of the Salesian Delega8on of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands REFLECTIONS “I was challenged to understand how media technology is here to stay and can impact and influence the world”, said Yeska Tiamai.
“There is more to the media than the news”, said Sunugu Wesley, 2nd year electrical student. “Making know the current issues in society is our responsibility”.
“The participants consider it a privilege to have attended the seminar and they look forward to sharing their positive insights with others” said Gande Sunny, 1 st year Machine Fitting student.
“I have learnt from the animators and will share it with my companions in the village, that they too may understand the media”, said Naomi John, 2 nd year Office Administration student.
“Media has a three fold purpose – information, education and entertainment. I realize that the media has been used for entertainment and that the educational and informational aspect has been left out. This needs to change”, said Kupa Edwick, Head girl and 2 nd year Office Administration student.
“We have realized that the Internet has to be used for the good of all persons”, said Olkin Christopher, 1 st year Electrical student - Fr. Ambrose Pereira 130 participants attended the two day Media Education Seminar held at Don Bosco Tech Institute, Kumgi on the 23 rd and 24 th September, 2013. The participants – a mix of students, teachers and students from a few other schools were delighted to be part of the two-day programme. Highlighting the World Communications Day message: ‘Social Networks, portals of truth and faith, new spaces for evangelization’, Fr. Ambrose Pereira sdb invited the participants to understand the media and use it to empower life as they spread positive messages through the different media.
Fiji Media Watch Director, Agatha Ferei dealt with critical analysis of media content. “Their challenges included vandalism, rape and violence, heavy demands of their community on bride price, unstable families, a clash between the traditional culture and Christianity, substance abuse and loitering of the young”, said Agatha Ferei as she helped the participants critically analyze the issues that they face. The other animators right through their sessions echoed similar sentiments. Information Technology expert, Hayden Powick opened the students to the possibilities of Social Media while Mario Braganza instructed the students on the need to write creatively and balance the same with photographs.
The participants were immersed in every activity – right from the well-animated Eucharistic celebration in the morning to the insightful film at the end of the day. The enthusiasm of the animators rubbed off on to the participants as they sang, staged little dramas, painted banners and participated at the different sessions.
Papua New Guinea is in a unique situation, in that most of the students know that Social Networking exists, but haven’t had easy access to it yet. Principal Sr. Leena John was pleased with the very positive approach, cheerfulness and catholic values highlighted by the animators. “You have created awareness, showed the good and bad side of the media. It is now up to the students to be responsible users of the media”, she said.
Gratitude and thanks go out to Fr. Albert Lenon sdb, Rector and the entire salesian community of Kumgi for the arrangements and the coordination to ensure that the seminar lacked nothing.
Media Education Seminar at Don Bosco Tech Institute, Kumgi Responsible use of the Media Potential for terror and evangelization Social Media has enveloped the world with a revolution of ideas, perspectives and an instant rush of information. This media revolution has definitely not excluded the hot city of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, or the students at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Boroko. The two day Media Seminar held on 26 th and 27 th September, orchestrated by Fr Ambrose Pereira sdb covered many of the issues regarding the paradigm shift that has been occurring in the media worldwide. These included Media Ethics, Digital Identity, Digital Behaviour, Article Writing, Image Composition and Media Awareness.
Mario Braganza, a volunteer from India, discussed the fine points of creating an article. This was with a small selected group of staff and students from Boroko and Araimiri, who would attend the seminar for the entire two days. In the late morning a talk was held for around 250. The speakers left the students in awe of these ‘New Technologies’ that are useful for ‘Social Networking”. With the potential for both terror and evangelisation, and because social media is a massive part of our world, the students learnt to appreciate the huge impact it will have on how young people think. In the afternoon Agatha Ferei, Director of Fiji Media Watch ran a workshop on advertising the un-advertisable.
On the second day the group 30 of students began exploring techniques for effective image composition, quickly applying it to a number of practical Exercises. Earlier, the participants were guided into making a Media Awareness Action Plan. The final session had a technological twist as Hayden Powick, New Zealand IT specalist led them to log on to a blog website. They then proceeded to create their own post with content relevant to themselves. Social Media is inherently two-way communication, and so the students then proceeded to comment on each other’s posts. Everyone enjoyed this exposure to modern communication, which brought the seminars theory to life. “I found the students here in PNG both intelligent and animated to learn about Social Media. Students from my country take Social Media for granted, and subsequently a lot of issues are arising because of their complacency. PNG is right of the brink of this revolution, and so it was a blessing to expose areas of concern before it was too late.” – Hayden Powick, NZ IT specilist.
Social Networks6 TAVUR - The newsletter of the Salesian delegation of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands 18 th August, 2013: This day brought back the festivity of the Don Bosco Day celebration as different people from all walks of life flocked to Vunabosco gymnasium to watch this year’s main event – the Cultural Presentation. It was missed last year due to another equally breathtaking event - the Stage Musical – ‘The Witness’ spearheaded by the then principal, Fr.
Clifford Morais, sdb.
Prior to the much-awaited day, a Sports day via the Rector’s Cup was held on 16 August in celebration of the birthday of our Rector, Fr. Roger Miranda, sdb. There was the gift- giving led by the Student Representative Council (SRC) and the Class Officers who made an effort to make the Rector’s birthday a memorable one. A refreshment to all the Bosconians made the day truly special.
On 17 th August, Saturday, alumni of Vunabosco Agro-Technical Secondary School gathered together once again to celebrate Alumni Day. A mass officiated by the birthday celebrant himself, Fr. Roger, was held at the chapel. Then they all proceeded to the gymnasium to have fun-games and shared the sumptuous meal they all prepared for this day.
They had meeting afterwards on how the alumni can actively support and participate in the activities of the school.
The birthday treat was not over yet as benefactors and friends of Don Bosco all came in the night to celebrate Fr.
Roger’s most special day. During the dinner, an entertainment from the students, staff and guests added glitter to the occasion. The actual day had come – the Don Bosco Day, the excitement and the eagerness of the audience was seen as the holy mass started on time. When the mass was over, the people were led to the shop exhibits where they bought most of the items on sale.
The pre-program entertainment was opened by the Grade 12 Rua through a poem interpretation entitled ‘The Congo’.
The highlight of the day was the cultural presentation where the VB New Ireland Group, VB Mix Group (Pomio Dance), VB West New Britain Group, VB ENB Group, and the VB Buka Group showed sterling performances. In between these grand items was the raffle draw where most of the Bosconians won the major and minor prizes.
The feast of St. John Bosco ended with a message from Fr.
Roger thanking everyone - the benefactors, staff, parents and students for all their dedication and selfless efforts to make the three-day affair worth-remembering.
VUNA BOSCO The Salesians of Don Bosco are a congrega2on who cater to the growth and development of youth -‐ that part of society most exposed to danger yet so rich in promise.
The PNG-‐SI Delega2on runs Technical Ins2tutes, parishes and is involved in the forma2on of its personnel.
We need your help to support and assist us as we go about our work for the young.
Dona%ons can be sent to: • Bank / Branch : ANZ / Waigani (Papua New Guinea) • Account Name : SALESIANS OF DON BOSCO • Account Number : 11418878 • SWIFT Code : ANZBPGPX A receipt for your dona0on will be sent to you.
FEAST DAY OF ST. JOHN BOSCO A Milestone - Harold Argante Cultural Day at Vunabosco Fr. Roger Miranda - celebrates his birthday Congratulations ! Mt.Wilhelm Conquest 5 SDB priests and 5 Simbu boys struggle and succeed to reach the top of PNG's tallest mountain peak at Mt. Wilhelm at 4,509 meters.
“I had to walk 12 hours going to the top and 10 hours coming down.
Praise God for his wonderful creation and for strengthening my feeble knees! Special thanks to my 4 confreres and 5 Simbu boys who climbed with me. I would not have made it without their help, support and encouragement!”, said Fr. Ariel Macatangay. ! 7 Reflections: “It has been a joy to teach Tiffany. She has been responsible, reliable, trustworthy and honest”, said Falai Floyd, Monarch Caterers Ltd, employer of Tiffany. “I am very happy”, said Gladys Huta, mother of Tiffany. “I realize that all I learnt at Don Bosco, has its relevance in the work place. I have put it into practice everyday. Thank you so very much.” - Tiffany Huta, Life Skills.
“Stanley has given me a lot of courage”, said Augustine Doketa, father of Stanley Ulufaalu. “It has taken me a lot of commitment and hard work to get this far.
To those who are preparing for their OJT, keep in mind four key guidelines for your future: Punctuality, Discipline, Honesty and Commitment. The Industry needs your positive attitude”, said Stanley. He completed his OJT at Don Bosco and Kosol Cooperation Limited.
“I have had an enjoyable time working with the Senior Staff at Heritage Park Hotel. The work is hard, but I always try my best and do what is required of me, in line with my trade. In moments of difficulty, I say a prayer to Don Bosco to guide me and I never forget to conclude my work with a prayer”, said a happy and smiling Florence Kwana’au, Heritage Park Hotel.
“All through my On-the-job, I came across a lot of challenges. Above all, the negative influence of other youth as they try to distract me from my duty. Somehow, I have managed to overcome the temptation to join them and focus on my goal. The good advice of Don Bosco has helped me. Thanks to the staff of Don Bosco. We now have a direction that each of us can follow.” – Steven Sifo, Automotive Technology, employed by Pacific Ferries Ltd.
“During my On-the-job at the National Referral Hospital, Honiara, I have learnt the difference between a general diet and a special diet. I understand the requirements of food and a high protein diet. I am very appreciative of the experience gained and I am sure it will help me in the years ahead as I am keen to continue to work in the hospitality and catering industry in future”. – Bethlyn Horamae, Life Skills Department, National Referral Hospital Catering Department.
“Success in life will come if you choose your target and strive with all your heart and mind to achieve it”.
Timson Mae, Automotive student, Eastern Motors and Ela Motors.
73 STUDENTS graduated at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Henderson on 11th October, at 9am, after having passed the required course of studies and completed their on-the-job hours of work. Dressed in blue shirts and neckties, the graduates looked neat and smart. The beautiful backdrop spelled out the theme: Our Hope, our Future’. It was flanked with neatly crafted floral designs setting the tone for a very beautiful and inspiring morning.
The Graduation commenced with a well-animated thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration.
Archbishop Adrian Smith sm, Archbishop of Honiara presided over the Eucharist together with the other Salesian priests. In his homily he encouraged the students to listen and put into practice all that they learnt. “Uphold the values of respect, punctuality, commitment, honesty and hard work, and not corruption that will be the ruin of Solomon Islands’, he said.
Honorable Dick Ha’amori, Minister for Education, H.E. Matthew Anderson, High Commissioner for Australia, Franco Roddie, Under Secretary Tertiary, John Wate, Director TVET, Bernard Rapasia, CEO TVET, Bede O’Brien, APTC Operations Manager were the VIPs present. The hall was filled to capacity as parents, relatives and friends gathered to congratulate their son or daughter the moment they graduate. Chief guest for the occasion, Minister Ha’amori spoke on the need for Technical Vocational Education and Training to enable young people gain productive skills. “Your training at Don Bosco has molded you into a better citizen of our country and a role model for other fellow students”, he said as he addressed the students. He appreciated the DBTI-APTC partnership; the many programmes conducted and is hopeful that the dual educational system will be to the benefit of the students and the country.
“Today you have achieved your dream and we pray that your achievements will spur you on and lead others by your example”, said Fr. Ambrose Pereira sdb, Rector as he addressed the audience. He thanked all those responsible and challenged the young graduates to present their entire first salary to their parents. “This is a small token of gratitude and thanks for all they have done over the past years”, he said. He expressed his gratitude to the Solomon Islands Government, European Union, the Australian Government, the Catholic Church and all who support the education of the young at Don Bosco Technical Institute. He thanked all for all the cooperation and networking over the past 6 years and requested that the same cooperation be extended to the incoming Rector. “Keep the flag of Don Bosco flying high,” he concluded.
It was a proud moment as each graduate received his or her certificate. Parents, relatives and friends stood ready to shower them with garlands, embraces and gifts. Florence Kwanaau and Ken Tolo’ofa then led the graduates in their pledge and oath. The graduates then sang ‘Dare to Dream’. As the formal ceremony concluded a variety of entertaining items were staged by the students of Don Bosco Technical Institute, Henderson. The dance ‘I have a dream’ by the Life Skills and hostel girls drew the loudest applause. The over 700 persons enjoyed a delicious meal. Thanks to Ms Camari Bainivalu, Fr. Dominic Kachira, Fr. Srimal Priyanga and their team and to Szetu Enterprizes Ltd for the cold drinks, and to all who assisted at the celebration.
Students on a cultural item Hon. Dick Ha’amori speaks TAVUR -‐ The newsle.er of the Salesian delega8on of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Photographs anticlockwise: I have a dream by the Life Skills girls; Eucharistic celebration; VIPs on the dias; Archbishop Adrian Smith presents a certificate.
Dare to dream, dare to fly! - Fr. Ambrose Pereira sdb
TAVUR is grateful to our contributors for this issue:
FR. RAFFY GALVE SDB, FR. ROBINSON PARAPPILLY, HAROLD
ARGANTE, CL. MOISE PAPAKU, HAYDEN POWICK AND FR.
Layout, proof reading and editing:
Fr. Ambrose Pereira sdb and Penny Chilton
Don Bosco Communications, Solomon Islands
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20 Fr. GALVE, Rafael (1958)
25 Cl. MARAMUN, Isidore (1979)
3 Fr. GENOVIA, Edwin (1963)
5 Fr. THANH, NGUYEN CONG
3 Fr. PARAPILLY, Robinson (1967)
21 Cl. MASWILI, Stephen M (1982)
23 Abp. PANFILO, Francesco (1942)
4 Cl. PALUKU, Moise (1983)
6 Fr. FAJARDO, Fernando (1964)
7 Fr. PEREIRA, Ambrose (1960)
Fr. REVILLA, Eduardo (1935)
13 Fr. HARUYAMA, Mikaeraruppu (1959)
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Institution of Lectorate and Acolyte On 14 th September, 2013, Feast of the Holy Cross in a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration, at the Don Bosco Chapel, Paranaque, eleven brothers have been entrusted the task to proclaim the Word of God in the liturgical assembly and for the acolytes, to attend to the service at the altar assisting the deacon and the priest in liturgical actions. The Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Fr. Eli Cruz, provincial together with several other concelebrants.
Those who received their ministries are: Acolytes: Da Silva Ambrosio, sdb (ITM), Dos Santos Mario, sdb (ITM), Gusmao Jacinto, sdb (ITM), Llenos Generoso, sdb (FIS), Pano Gilbert, sdb (PNG-SI); Lectors: Donnie Duchin, sdb (FIN), Freitas Venancio, sdb (ITM), Lal Noble, sdb (FIS), Paluku Moise, sdb (PNG-SI), Musya Stephen, sdb (PNG-SI), Dumanacal Vincent (Diocesan).
The ministries enable us ‘to grow in and experience values and adopt attitudes which are characteristic of formation to youth pastoral ministry, and will foster the abilities and skills needed’.
They have a ‘special pedagogical significance’ states the Salesian Ratio. ‘The cross you dare to carry consist on exercising these ministries for the greater responsibility of the ministry of priesthood’, said Fr. Anthony Nguyen, master of ceremonies at the event.
Fr. Eli Cruz sdb, provincial conferring the
ministry of Acolyte on Cl. Gilbert Pano sdb