Theology 2N ( Christ and His Church )
Parish Exposure Portfolio
Submitted by: Gozum, Kevin Dave P.
Submitted to: Mr. Reynaldo Domingo
Table Of Contents
Background of the Parish
Our Lady of The Holy Rosary
Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
Parish Priest and Staff
I. Background of the Parish
The Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish (OLMHRP) was formally instituted on the 30th of November 1979 that initially covered the areas extending from CAA to Martinville, down to Gatchalian Subdivision (Phases 2 – 10) reaching up to Villanueva Village with the areas from BF Homes to the northern part of Olivares which were formerly parts of the St Anthony Parish. Later on, these areas were further distributed to other two parishes the Mary, Queen of the Apostles Parish and Immaculate Conception Parish. The first parish priest of OLMHRP was Fr Vito Di Marzio (1978 – 1983) who was one with the first Rogationist missionaries in the Philippines namely, Frs. (†) Diego Buscio and (†) Antonio Barbangelo. While the parish was just starting several activities for the youth were organized with those of Charismatic Group and Life in the Spirit Seminars. Fr Adamo Calo (1984 – 1989) succeeded Fr Vito as parish priest with whom the land of the present location of the parish church in Multinational Village was acquired. Prior from the years of mandate of Fr. Loji Ma. Pilones (1992 – 1995) as parish priest, Fr Vito was once again assigned as parish priest from 1989 – 1992. Fr Niptale Frogosa (1996 – 1998) succeeded Fr Loji with whose term the Rogate Center and Religious students of the Fr Di Francia Center of Studies initiated the “Magbokasyon sa Bakasyon” a Youth Prayer Vigil for Vocations on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. After Fr Nip, Fr Danny Monataña (1998 – 2002) served as parish priest with whom the parish church was dedicated to God. The consecration of the OLMHRP happened through the hands of His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin on September 6, 1998. Fr Ariel Tecson (2002 – 2008) was assigned parish priest through whom the inculturation of Filipino liturgical celebration was revived.
At present, the Our Lady of the most Holy Rosary Parish is taken care of Fr Benjamin Redoble as parish priest with the help of Frs. Alfonso Flores, Ulrich Gacayan and Joseph Arcaño. It has 15 Parish Mission Areas such as Cairo, Clarmen, Fortunata Village, Gatchalian I Subdivision, John Street, Marcelo Compound, Manggahan and St Jude, Papa Compound, PSPQ/Phase IV, Purok 7, R Medina Compound, Sherwood Heights, Sheryl Mira Compound, Villa Lourdes Subdivision, and Villanueva Village. Among the religious congregations present in the parish are Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Crucified Sisters Adorers of the Holy Cross, Mary’s Little Children Community, Oblates Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer, Order of Friars Minor Conventual, Reparatrix Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Sisters of Jesus, the Good Shepherd (Pastorelle Sisters), and Sons of Holy Mary Immaculate. Meanwhile, the Saint Hannibal Multi-Level School which was started as a soup kitchen in June 1990, constructed as a school during the time of Fr Danny, currently accommodates children who cannot be mainstreamed into the regular Philippine educational system. It offers holistic education and moral formation to about 68 children (or an average of only 10 – 12 pupils per grade level). The students are free from all expenses inclusive of uniforms, books and school materials. They are also given morning and afternoon snacks and lunch which in most cases, is their only meal for the day.
For more than a hundred years Rogationist fathers and brothers have lived their lives in the service of the Church for obtaining any and holy Vocations from God. As a pontifical clerical...
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