Solemnity of Jesus Divine Master 2017
Today, October 29, 2017, The Solemnity of Jesus Divine Master is celebrated in different PDDM communities of the Philippine-Taiwan-Hongkong Province.
Novena Masses were held in these communities in preparation for the great feast which was highlighted with the theme “That all may be one”. (Jn. 17:21)
Below are the other details and photos of the celebration.
Divine Master Convent - Antipolo
The community of the PDDM sisters in Antipolo together with some members of the Pauline Family and the rest of the faithful celebrated the solemnity at 8:45a.m. in the Divine Master Chapel. Fr. Jean Marie Rollin Flores, SSP presided the Eucharistic celebration concelebrated by Fr. Jose Aripio, the Provincial Superior of the Society of St. Paul, Fr. Gil Alinsangan, SSP, and other priests from Mainland, China. In his homily, Fr. Flores highlighted Jesus Master as the only Teacher who teaches the greatest commandments: first, to love God with all your heart, soul above all; and second, to love your neighbor as you love yourself. He added that Jesus is the Way of Love, Truth of Love and the Life of Love, and in achieving this, we have to follow and imitate Him. The celebration was also graced with the presence of the pediatric cancer patients of Bahay Aruga together with their parents and guardians to whom the collection during the Mass was given.
After the Mass, a simple agape followed which was shared by all.
Divine Master Convent-Cebu
The sisters in Cebu joined by other members of the Pauline family and their relatives together with the rest of the faithful celebrated the Solemnity of Jesus Divine Master at 10 a.m. in the Divine Master Chapel. Most Rev. Bp. Jaime Florencio, D.D. presided the Eucharistic celebration with other concelebrating priests, Fr. Paul Yntig and Fr. Pals, SSP and some diocesan priests, Fr. Rosdell Noel and Fr. Daniel Mata.
After the mass, everybody was invited to a simple "agape” which was prepared by the Sisters.
Divine Master Convent-Xinzhuang, New Taipei City
Divine Master Convent-Hongkong
The PDDM Sisters in Hongkong community joined by some members of the Pauline Family and the rest of the faithful joyfully celebrated the Solemnity of Jesus Master at 8:00 a.m. mass in the Annunciation Parish, Tsuen Wan, Hongkong. Fr. Rhomel Mendoza, SDB was the presider. A simple salu-salo followed right after the Eucharistic Celebration.