We joyfully 'welcome-home' FR. GABRIEL BALDOSTAMON, CP (left) for his well-deserved home visit. Fr. Gabe has been doing pioneering missions in Sweden for almost ten years. With him in this picture is Fr. Chris Akiatan, CP, our out-going Provincial Secretary. He will soon serve as PASPAC's assistant novice master in Adelaide, Australia. WELCOME, FR. GABE!!!



AUGUST 2014 There were lots of fun in Samlang, Malungon in the province of Sarangani as the residents celebrated their annual fiesta last August 23 in the presence of Father Provincial, CP priests and Passionist Youth (PAYO). Samlang is one of the mission communities of indigenous people under the care of the Passionists.


We are very grateful to the Lord for giving us more ordinations to the ministry. Last July 8, 2014, Rev. Gilbert Ytac, CP received the Order of Deacons at the hands of Most Rev. Dinualdo Gutierrez, DD, the Ordinary of Marbel, at Holy Cross Spiritual Center, Calumpang, General Santos City. On the following day, July 9, 2014, Rev. Fr. Andrew Gumboc, CP received the Order of Presbyters, at the hands of Most Rev. Dinualdo Gutierrez, DD at Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, General Santos City. Our heartfelt congratulations to both Rev. Gilbert, CP and Fr. Andrew, CP. May you have the further grace to celebrate your Silver or Golden Jubilees of Ordinations. READ MORE


This year's lone Silver Jubilarian is FR. VICENTE "VIC" SUPRANES, CP. He was ordained as priest on July 17, 1989. To observe this important milestone of his priestly life, he was given the privilege of visiting our Founder's places in Italy. In a particular way, Fr. Vic was so blessed to be able to stay for more than a month at our Congregation's first house in Monte Argentario, where our beloved founder St. Paul of the Cross used to live. He was also so privileged to be able to witness the recent canonization of the two great Popes - John XXIII and John Paul II at St. Peter's Basilica. Then a month-long side trip to Sweden enabled him to experience the priestly ministry of our other Filipino Passionists there. Refreshed from all these exposures, Fr Vic is now back in the Philippines, ready to face the next 25 years of priestly service. CONGRATULATIONS, FR. VIC! DEO GRATIAS!


The Lord of the Harvest has recently sent two laborers to his field. We thank Him for the gift of vocation to the priestly ministry of these two fine men. Last July 8, 2014, at the chapel of the Holy Cross Spiritual Center in Calumpang, General Santos City, Rev. Gilbert Ytac was ordained to the Deaconate by his Excellency Dinualdo Gutierrez, DD, Bishop of Marbel. The following day, at the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Dadiangas, General Santos City, the same beloved bishop ordained Fr. Andrew Gumboc to the Presbyterate. CONGRATULATIONS, REV. BERT AND FR. ANDREW! DEO GRATIAS!!!

Fr. Pol Plaza, CP

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