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MTQ Easter Triduum Recollection Series: Journeying with Three Young Priests

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Everyone is invited to attend the 3-part recollection series, JOURNEYING WITH THREE YOUNG PRIESTS, 3 days, 3 Jesuits, 3 sharings at the Mary the Queen Parish from April 1 -3.


Holy Thursday
April 1, 2010, 8:30am to 11:30am
“Called to Serve”

FR. XAVIER L. OLIN, SJ
Philippine Province Vocation Promoter
Chaplain, Xavier School, San Juan City

Since entering the Sacred Heart Novitiate almost 13 years ago and as an ordained Jesuit priest for the past 2 years, Fr. Xavier considers it a blessing to share the presence of Christ through his priestly vocation. At present, this Ateneo de Naga cum laude graduate actively travels around the country recruiting young men to consider a life of service in the Society of Jesus. As a school chaplain, he feels quite privileged to look after the formation needs of the Xavier School students. His theme, “Called To Serve”, not only invites those with a religious vocation to help build God’s kingdom here on earth, but also all of us as well to fully participate in that mission.

Good Friday
April 2, 2010, 8:30am to 11:30am
“Broken”

FR. FRANCIS D. ALVAREZ, SJ
Assistant Chaplain
Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Taft Avenue, Manila

Upon entering the Society of Jesus around 12 years ago and ordained only last year, Fr. Francis, an Ateneo de Manila graduate, has encountered many challenges, yet very moving experiences, especially during his current mission assignment at PGH. His scholastic training at Jesuit Communications and his natural affinity to serve has helped him make the love of Christ more meaningful to those he ministers, even in the midst of their suffering. Being the main character for the “How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place” music video has perhaps prepared him to share God’s message of hope to all those he meets in whatever situation they find themselves in. Fittingly, the title for his Good Friday recollection is “Broken.”

Holy Saturday
April 3, 2010, 8:30am to 11:30am
“Rising with the Risen Christ”

FR. OLIVER G. DY, SJ
Prison Chaplain
Philippine Jesuit Prison Service, Muntinlupa City

Born and raised in General Santos City, this Ateneo de Manila graduate entered the novitiate about 12 years ago, and was ordained as a Jesuit priest just last year. He also packs quite a punch like his famous “kababayan,” but more in the spiritual sense. Presently assigned to Bilibid to minister to the inmates, Fr. Oliver prays that they may also encounter salvation from Christ in spite of their incarceration. By sharing his thoughts on “Rising with the Risen Christ”, may we also learn to acknowledge the Resurrected Lord in our lives, regardless of whatever difficulties cross our path.

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