Article: Blessing of the New Verbum Dei Cebu Apostolate Center - March 29, 2015 (by Patrick Tesorio)
March 29, 2015 was the blessing of the new and improved Verbum Dei Apostolate Center in Good Shepherd, Banawa, Cebu City upon the celebration of the Palm Sunday. The Holy Mass was celebrated at 10:00 am followed by the blessing of the Apostolate Center by the newly-ordained deacon Rev. Vincent Guinoo, FMVD together with the rest of the religious members of the fraternity both from the male and the female branches. A fellowship meal followed after the blessing.
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March 28, 2015 marks another momentous event of the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity and Family around the world as we celebrate the deaconate of Rev. Vincent Guinoo, FMVD in the Lourdes Parish, Labangon, Cebu City, Philippines at 3:00 in the afternoon. The ordination is being officiated by His Excellency Archbishop Jose Palma, DD as he is being concelebrated by eight other priests and five deacons together with our very own Verbum Dei Missionary priests and deacons namely Rev. Fr. James McTavish, FMVD, Rev. Fr. Gerson Ortiz, FMVD, Rev. Fr. Michael Cheong, FMVD, Rev. Fr. Victoriano Caritos, FMVD, Rev. Lucio Arellano, FMVD, and Rev. Iwao Ikegami, FMVD. Together with him present in his deaconate were his family and relatives, his brothers and sisters in the fraternity both from the male and the female branches, his family in the community, and his benefactors and friends.
Hi Dear family,
Read the newsletter for the recent weekend camp by our teens group.
Here are a few more testimonies from the ones who attended the event:
Troy - Through the numerous camps that i have gone to, this camp was an exceptional experience. I found new friends...gained leadership skills and most of importantly had the time to be with God.
Beau - It was great because we did many fun stuff. And I met new friends and we had fun bonding with each other.
Riz - My experience in the camp was great. I learned alot about God....had new friends, and learned not to mess up specially if there are demerits.
Angeleo M. Marquez (13 yrs old) - My best experience throughout the camping was when we played songs after the activities. I also liked playing the games with the new members of VD Cherubz. I liked also the jamming with my friends. I. liked the activities n the camp bec we learned new lessons and enhanced our leadership skills. I wish we can have more campings.
Oasis Gian Marquez (16 yrs old) - I thought the VD teen camping would be boring. I went to a lot of camping in our school but this one had more fun. I was surprised that the camping wasn't boring bec i thought it would be silent most of the time, but it was noisy with fun. There were games and music. Best of all we learned about God by not doing it in silence but doing it with fun. I hope that it was not the last and i wish there will be more camping.
This was a Lenten recollection last March 8 held at Betania retreat house.
There were 57 who attended the event which was facilitated by Fr. Gerson Ortiz, Fr. Michael Cheong and Sr. Gaby Rocha.
Here are some photos of the event (c/o Sr. Gaby).
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