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Montfortian Mission at St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort Parish, Dagupan City

Published by Bro. Armel R. Collantes, SMM in newsupdate · 30/7/2016 15:19:00
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On July 2, 2016, the parish of St.\nLouis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, Dagupan City has officially opened its First\nMontfortian Mission. The Parish has chosen Barangay Mangin as its Pilot Mission\nArea. The celebration started with a Dawn Procession at 4:00 AM from the Chapel\nof Bolosan to the venue of the Holy Mass at the covered court of Mangin-Tebeng\nElementary School. Hundreds of parishioners coming from the different barangays\nhave participated in the Opening of the Mission. The Parish Mission Cross, the\nImage of Our Lady of the Way and St. Louis-Marie de Montfort were the highlight\nfor procession as these images were received with open hearts by the people of\nBarangay Mangin, as a symbol of their acceptance and participation in God’s\nmission. The Holy Eucharist started after the procession at 6:00 AM. It was\npresided by Rev. Fr. Richard J. Magararu, SMM, Philippine Delegation Superior\nwith concelebrants, Rev. Fr. Federick B. Yumang, SMM, the Delegation Bursar;\nRev. Fr. Santiago E. Casing, SMM, parish priest and Rev. Fr. Arnel V. Pagaduan,\nSMM, parish vicar. The active participation and positive response of the people\nin the mission area were very inspiring and motivating for all of us\nMontfortians. It truly shows how the presence of the Montfortians has greatly\ntouched the hearts of many people in Dagupan. Prior to the opening of the\nMontfortian Mission, the people were being prepared through the Basic Ecclesial\nCommunity (BEC) Facilitators’ Training and Workshop held on June 5-10, 2016 and\nthe PreMission Activities such as House Visitations and Blessings and Triduum\nMasses in Zones A, B, and C of Barangay Mangin. The members of the\nScholasticate Community under the direction of Rev. Fr. Norwyn V. Baydo, SMM,\nthe Master of Scholastics have given their total self in giving the BEC\nseminars for Formators, in coordination with the SMM Dagupan Community headed\nby Rev. Fr. Santiago E. Casing, SMM, the parish priest. There are more mission\nactivities to be done in the coming days especially the building of the Basic\nEcclesial Communities. Glory to Jesus in Mary! Glory to God Alone! -Bro. Armel\nR. Collantes, SMM


Celebration of the 69th Canonization Anniversary of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort

Published by Fr. Federick B. Yumang, SMM in newsupdate · 22/7/2016 15:15:00
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To mark the celebration of the 69th\nanniversary of the canonization of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort, the Montfort\nMissionaries Philippine Delegation organized a catechism and feeding program in\nPurok 4 Barangay Kakawate, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan last July 17, 2016.\nThe youth leaders in the area together with the SMM Collegians worked together\nin animating the children with songs, games and dances. Just like a “Mission a\nla Montfort” the children were also taught basic prayers and some stories on\nthe life of the holy “Apostolic Missionary” which everybody enjoyed. After the\ncatechism the food prepared by the mission partners in the area was served. The\nchildren really enjoyed the afternoon of sharing and laughter, which was\nvisible on their faces. This simple yet meaningful event is another\ngrace-filled experience to all those who came and became part of this humble\nendeavour. With hearts filled with joy for the goodness of God, the children\nwent home bringing with them the experience of God’s compassion and loving\ncare. They are grateful not only to God but also to all those who in one way or\nanother made this event successful for the glory of GOD ALONE! -Fr. Federick\nYumang, SMM


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