Three more confreres were conferred their missionary crosses in a simple mission send off rite, incorporated in the Eucharistic liturgy, presided over by Fr. Herman Abcede, on the day the Church remembers the holiness and martyrdom of the apostle, St. Thomas - July 3, 2017, at the Oasis of Prayer, Silang, Cavite. Fr. Miguel de Silva, Jr. is temporarily assigned to assist in the pastoral ministries at the St. James the less and of St. Helen Catholic Church in Colchester, London. From there, he shall go to the Mother House of the Rogationists, in Messina, Sicily, Italy, where he will offer help in the pastoral ministries in the Santuario S. Antonio for a year. Fr. Joel Ricafranca and Bro. Marcelino Lavente, Jr., on the other hand, are assigned in the Missionary Station of Maumere, Indonesia.
Marked with the sign of the Cross, may they truly be messengers of the joy of Christ's salvation!
Bro. Christian Allan R. De Sagun, RCJ