Quality and affordable Catholic education for Antiquenos is one of the many legacies of Mill Hill Missionaries in Antique, Philippines. To date, there are still few MHM founded schools operational under the supervision of the Antique Diocesan Catholic Schools. One of these schools is St. Therese High School in Casay, Anini-y. Though this school is under the full supervision of the diocese, Mill Hill is still providing its chaplaincy.
The new formation year 2016 -17 began this month of June, 2016 on a good note. As the saying goes: “Well begun is half done”. We began this new year of 2nd Cycle formation in Pune with 18 students, out of which two deacons and four final year students will be soon leaving us at the end of July 2016. This year we have 10 new students for 1st year theology – six African students i.e. two Cameroonians, two Kenyans and two Ugandans and four Indian students.
Every four years, ever since 1983, Fr Francis Baartmans mhm and the Benares Foundation organise an 'India Day'. The 8th edition of this event took place on June 18th in St Jozefhuis, Oosterbeek and brought together some 125 participants, most of whom have a personal connection through voluntary service with the work of Fr Francis among the Dalits in the Hindu Holy City of Varanasi, India, on the banks of the Ganges.
Fr Mario M. Dimapilis mhm reports on a recollection for catechists in the parish of Casay.
Close to a hundred APF promotors participated in the 150 years Jubilee celebration of the Mill Hill Missionaries on Sunday 19th June, the anniversary of the death of their Founder, Cardinal Herbert Vaughan, at Herbert House in Freshfield.
On the 5th June 2016, the parishioners of Zamdela, Sasolburg, in the diocese of Kroonstad, South Africa gathered to celebrate the feast of their patron: the Martyrs of Uganda. Prior to the high mass, the parishioners were full of song and jubilation as they welcomed the local ordinary Rt Rev Peter Holiday, Bishop of the diocese of Kroonstad. There was a walking procession to the church led by children accompanied by church groups: Chiro Youth Club, St Ann, and St Joseph, Catholic Women’s League, Christian Life Group, St Stephens, St Cecilia, Sacred Heart group, friends and invited guests from neighbouring parishes. The bishop was given a guard of honour by the Knights of Da Gama. The procession, though it was a cold Sunday morning, attracted many onlookers in the township.
The Basic Ecclesial Community or Small Christian Community meeting is one of the priority activities of the Parish of Sta. Teresa de Avila, Casay. Extra effort is being exerted in order to animate and to keep the BECs in Casay alive. The Bishop of San Jose de Antique, Jose Romeo Lazo, calls for strengthening and sustaining of the BEC program in all parishes in his diocese.
A MESSAGE ON THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF ST JOSEPH'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY - BISHOP PETER HOLIDAY DIOCESE OF KROONSTAD S.A.