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What We Do

What we do

In the Philippine Central Province (abbreviated as PHC), we are involved in the following

  1. Formation of future missionaries
    1. Christ the King Mission Seminary (also known as Divine Word Mission Seminary), 1101 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Quezon City. Here is the entry point for SVD future missionaries where they earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy. Graduates of Senior High School are accepted, as well as College Graduates and Professionals.
    2. SVD Postulancy, Tagaytay City. The seminarians spend one year in psycho-spiritual formation in preparation for the Novitiate.
    3. Holy Spirit Novitiate, Salong. Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. Before pronouncing First Vows, the seminarians spend one year in the Novitiate learning about the SVD Constitutions, Spirituality, and Missions. Note that candidates for the SVD brotherhood (SVDs who are not priests) undergo also the Novitiate.
    4. Divine Word Seminary Tagaytay City. Here the seminarians are accepted after pronouncing their First Vows and they now study Theology for four years. They also spend a year or two in Overseas Training Program outside the Philippines to experience other cultures. One year regency is also required for non-Filipino theologians as part of their cross-cultural training. Towards the end of theological studies, they receive the Order of Deacons and then the Priesthood.
  2. Education. We believe in the importance of molding the minds of young people according to Christian values through education
    1. Divine Word College of Calapan, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.
    2. Divine Word College of San Jose, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.
    3. Divine Word College of Legazpi, Legazpi City, Albay.
    4. Saint Jude Catholic School, San Miguel, Manila
    5. Divine Word School of Semirara Island, Antique.
    6. Alternative Learning System institutions in different parts of the country.
  3. Parishes. We respond to the call of the different bishops in helping in pastoral work.
    1. Oriental Mindoro:
      1. Saint Joseph Parish, Bongabong.
      2. San Isidro Chaplaincy, San Isidro,  Bongabong.
      3. Santa Rosa de Lima Mission Area, Aurora, Naujan.
      4. Our Lady of Fatima Mission Area, Leuteboro II, Socorro.
      5. Santa Catalina Parish, Mansalay.
      6. St. Michael the Archangel Mission Area, Pakyas, Victoria
      7. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Quasi-Parish, Managpi, Calapan City.
      8. Divine Mercy Chaplaincy, Pachoca, Calapan City
    2. Occidental Mindoro
      1. Parokya ng Mabuting Pastol, Magsaysay.
      2. Chair of St. Peter Parish, San Pedro, Rizal
      3. San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish, Ligaya, Sablayan.
      4. Holy Cross Parish, Santa Cruz
      5. Nuestra Señora de Salvacion Chaplaincy, Caminawit, San Jose.
      6. Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Lubang island
      7. San Rafael Parish, Looc, Lubang Island.
    3. Romblon
      1. Saint Therese Parish, Lumbang, Cajidjiocan, Sibuyan Island
    4. Palawan
      1. Immaculate Conception Parish, Balabac Island.
      2. Santo Niño de Macadam Parish, Rio Tuba, Bataraza.
      3. San Isidro Labrador Parish, Quinlogan, Quezon.
      4. Santo Niño Parish, Apurawan, Napsan.
      5. Parish of Our Lady of Fatima, Rizal
    5. Metro-Manila and Cavite
      1. Sacred Heart Parish-Shrine, 141 Scout Fuentebella, Quezon City
      2. Santo Niño de Violago Quasi-Parish, Bgy. Kalusugan, E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Quezon City
      3. Diocesan Shrine of Jesus the Divine Word, 1101 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Quezon City
      4. Saint Jude National Shrine, San Miguel, Manila
      5. Parish of the Risen Christ, Balut, Tondo, Manila
      6. Saint Arnold Janssen Parish-Shrine, Janssenville, Cainta, Rizal 
      7. Parokya ng Poong Nazareno, Bgy. Luzviminda II, Dasmariñas, Cavite
      8. Santa Teresita ng Batang si Hesus Mission Area, Pasong Saging, Bgy. Kua, GMA, Cavite     
  4. Characteristic Dimensions. There are 4 specific apostolates where we show the characteristic SVD charisms.
    1. Biblical Apostolate. Based in Sacred Heart Parish-Shrine, Kamuning, QC, we promote the study of Scriptures as essential to our faith.
    2. Social Communications. Also presently based in Kamuning, we harness technology, social media, and traditional mass media (Radio, TV, Press) to spread the Word of God.
    3. Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation. Based in Catholic Trade Manila, Oriental Mindoro, and Christ the King Seminary. Feeding and caring for Manila’s homeless, promoting care of creation (through bamboo planting), advocacy for victims of extra-judicial killings, and   apostolate to indigenous peoples are our areas of involvement.
    4. Mission Animation. Based also in Christ the King Seminary, we promote awareness and support for the SVD’s missionary endeavors in the Philippines and worldwide.

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