For all who have received a Claretian formation and their families, please join us at Dominguez Seminary on Saturday, August 17th, 2013. Meet and greet at 10am, Mass in the chapel at 11am, with a BBQ following.
A Memorial Mass will be held at his grave site in San Gabriel Mission, San Gabriel, CA (Mission Dr. and Ramona Ave), Saturday, April 05, 2014 at 10 a.m. Please call 626-443-2009 for further information.
FATHER SEVY LOPEZ, C.M.F. (1918-2012)
Rev. Severino 'Sevy' Lopez, C.M.F. died on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Father Lopez was born on September 9, 1918, in Lone Pine, CA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 10 viewing from 8:30-10:00am until time of Mass of the Resurrection at 10:00am.Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery Hillside, IL. (Read more...)
NEWLY ORDAINED CLARETIAN MISSIONARY REV. ANTONIO REYNANTE BELEN ALCANTARA, C.M.F.
Our Claretian Missionary Antonio Reynante Belen Alcantara, C.M.F., was ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, in Quezon City, Philippines . The very special Eucharist took place at 9:00 a.m. with Most Rev. Buenaventura M. Famadico, DD, of the Diocese of Gumaca, Philippines as the ordaining prelate.
May the Heart of Mary always protect and guide Rev. Rey Alcantara in his faithful and loving response to God's call. Congratulations Rev. Rey! (Read more...)
It is with both sadness and joy that I send to you news of the Claretian mission in Haiti. My sadness is shared by Claretians throughout the world, and of course by you and so many others, as we work to forge a path to recovery after the devastating earthquake. While the Claretians in Haiti were gratefully spared, our mission site was destroyed. In our communities there has been death, destruction, pain and heartache. The inspiration is that there has also been courage, solidarity, faith and hope—which is why I say that I send this news with both sorrow and joy. The presence of God is certainly there.
Thank you for your prayers for suffering Haiti.
With gratitude and hope,
Rev. Richard DeTore, C.M.F.
Hope for Haiti
Just one day after the earthquake struck Haiti, a Claretian convoy assembled to head into the destruction and stand in solidarity with the Haitian Claretians and their communities. The group, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was led by Fr. Hector Cuadrado, C.M.F., Major Superior of the Claretian Antilles Province, which includes Haiti. Read more about the Claretians in Haiti.