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Please be reminded of the following activities:

1. Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) Earth Day Celebration on April 30, 2014 in their respective chapels.

2. May 1 is the Flores de Mayo (FDM) Parish Launching mass at 9 am, HCP.

3. Parish Pastoral Meeting (PPC)  meeting is on May 4, 2014, Sunday, 2pm-5pm, at the multi-purpose hall.

Youth Encounter Seminar

 Monday, April 28, 2014
The Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) spearheads a Youth Encounter (YE) seminar Batch 68 this May 1-4 at the parish multi-purpose hall. YE is a youth formation program that prepares the youth to active parish involvement.

For more information, please visit the youth parish and look for Sheena, Eman, and Bebe.


The New Passionist Novitiate Blessing



Mater Dolorosa Passionist Novitiate, the new novitiate house at Alabel, Sarangani, was dedicated and blessed on January 28, 2014, at 3:00 pm. Fr. Pol Plaza, CP, the Passionist Provincial of the Philippines presided the event and ably assisted by Fr. Evan Esmade, CP, Director of Novices, and Fr. Meliton Aparece, CP, assistant Director.
Lay partners and benefactors witnessed the blessing with much excitement as the place itself is conducive for developing one’s spiritual life. Facing the building is the refreshing view of Sarangani Bay while at the back of the building are the magnificent mountain ranges of Davao provinces. The majestic Mt. Matutum is also seen far north.

The Old Novitiate in Lagao, Gen. Santos City will be utilized by the Catholic  Missions to the Indigenous Peoples (CMIP), Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Desk, and the offices of Passionist Youth (PAYO), Confraternity of the Passion (Confrats) and the Community of Passionist Partners (CPP).
The new novitiate will house the new novices on April 2014.
 

Rev. Alex, CP Ordained at HCP



Rev. Alexander Arellano, CP was ordained to the priesthood last January 28 by Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez, Bishop of Marbel, at Holy Cross Parish, Calumpang, Gen. Santos City. 
 
A proud Sarangan, Fr. Alex was a Lay Cooperator (Layco) at the Catolic Mission to the Indigenous Peoples  (CMIP) before he entered the Passionist seminary. Such exposure with different priests and their ministry, “Amay,” as he is fondly called, was inspired to be a Passionist.
 
It was not easy becoming a priest. “I thought I would not become a priest after the long delays of my priestly ordination. But God is good. He taught me to become more patient and faithful to Him as He is to me. God really wants me to be a Passionist priest,” says Fr. Alex in his thanksgiving speech.
 
The said event was attended by hundreds of excited parishioners. Many Passionist and Diocesan priests graced the ordination too.
 
Fr. Alex will report to his new assignment in Bataan after his thanksgiving masses in the different Passionist communities this February.
 
Photo courtesy of cpphillipines.org
 

HCP Welcomes New Parish Vicar



Holy Cross Parish welcomes Fr. William Pondo, CP, the new parish vicar. He replaces Fr. Benzen Valiyaveetil, CP and Fr. Deo Sustiguer, CP who are now assigned in Jamaica and Our lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Gen. Santos City respectively.

Entered the Passionist seminary in Marbel in 1983 and ordained priest in 2006, Fr. William is a living testimony of the Passionist missionary endeavor in his own native place along the mountains of  Koronadal City. Growing up in this environment inspired him to enter the seminary.He reports to HCP from his former assignment in Bataan  on January 23 this year.

Welcome to HCP Fr. William!