Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bishop Jose Rojas Visits SOLT Theology House and Nazareth Family and Life Center

Bishop Jose Rojas, Jr, D.D. visited the SOLT Theology House of the Asia-Pacific Region on Saturday, June 7th, 2014.  During the homily he said that he felt at home enough with our community to informally invite himself to get to know the seminarians, whom he was responsible for recommending for ordination.  Bishop Mulvey, the bishop protector of SOLT and ordinary of the principal see of our community, had asked him to give the final word of recommendation of our men preparing to receive Holy Orders.

He also reflected on the Gospel for the day, noting that each of the apostles, Sts Peter, Paul, and John, had respective gifts and place in the community, just as the formators and seminarians each have different gifts that complement each other when given in service of Jesus Christ for the Church.

It just so happened that the day Bishop Rojas was available to visit, the Nazareth Family and Life center would be planting 3000 trees to kick-off a sustainable income project to fund the SOLT laity.  Fr Fausto Malanyaon, SOLT, the Regional Lay Director, had been planning this event for months and had invited many different groups to join in on the fun. Each participant was given a straw hat and a t-shirt commemorating the event.

Here are some pictures: